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4th Dec '16 1:35:48 PM Morgenthaler
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*** [[{{Badass}} Auron]] accidentally falls into this trope as well, ten years prior to the game's beginning, when he's killed but immediately reanimates as an Unsent. He took advantage of his new mortality status to ride Sin to Zanarkand and help mold Tidus into the hero his father wanted him to become. Namely, one who'd be willing and able to destroy his father, the newest incarnation of Sin, forever.

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*** [[{{Badass}} Auron]] Auron accidentally falls into this trope as well, ten years prior to the game's beginning, when he's killed but immediately reanimates as an Unsent. He took advantage of his new mortality status to ride Sin to Zanarkand and help mold Tidus into the hero his father wanted him to become. Namely, one who'd be willing and able to destroy his father, the newest incarnation of Sin, forever.
4th Dec '16 6:01:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', [[MentorOccupationalHazard Koumyou's death in a youkai attack]] right after he passed his rank and responsibilities onto his pupil is suggested to be this trope. Considering the person who voiced the suggestion, the reveal of this ''might'' have been intended just to mess with Sanzo, but on the other hand, said person ''did'' get to see Koumyou's true strength first-hand, and thus his claim that Koumyou was powerful enough to easily fend off the attackers is far from being baseless. The implication is that Koumyou knew what effect his HeroicSacrifice for Sanzo would have on Sanzo himself; indeed, this results in Sanzo's life getting dedicated to recovering his master's sutra stolen in the attack, and he grows up to be the {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} seen throughout the main series. Whether Koumyou's death had something to do with [[spoiler:his bet with Ukoku]] remains to be seen.

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* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', [[MentorOccupationalHazard Koumyou's death in a youkai attack]] right after he passed his rank and responsibilities onto his pupil is suggested to be this trope. Considering the person who voiced the suggestion, the reveal of this ''might'' have been intended just to mess with Sanzo, but on the other hand, said person ''did'' get to see Koumyou's true strength first-hand, and thus his claim that Koumyou was powerful enough to easily fend off the attackers is far from being baseless. The implication is that Koumyou knew what effect his HeroicSacrifice for Sanzo would have on Sanzo himself; indeed, this results in Sanzo's life getting dedicated to recovering his master's sutra stolen in the attack, and he grows up to be the {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} seen throughout the main series. Whether Koumyou's death had something to do with [[spoiler:his bet with Ukoku]] remains to be seen.
27th Nov '16 2:33:26 PM nombretomado
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* Aslan in ''The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe''.
** Should be noted that Aslan is Christ -- *IS* Christ -- and thus is linked to the Bible reference below.

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* Aslan in ''The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe''.
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''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''. It should be noted that Aslan is Christ -- *IS* is Christ -- and thus is linked to the Bible reference below.
30th Oct '16 3:28:08 PM nombretomado
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* In MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Wars]]'' trilogy, the wizard[=/=]warlord Ma'ar said something to this effect as he killed himself moments before his stronghold underwent the EarthShatteringKaboom thing. Considering that he had found a way to send his soul into hiding until he could hijack a descendant, this was a rather accurate assessment.

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* In MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Wars]]'' trilogy, the wizard[=/=]warlord Ma'ar said something to this effect as he killed himself moments before his stronghold underwent the EarthShatteringKaboom thing. Considering that he had found a way to send his soul into hiding until he could hijack a descendant, this was a rather accurate assessment.
29th Oct '16 2:05:32 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GuildWars'', PLAYERS can sometimes do this (though usually only in pvp). There was once a gimmick build involving this (it was hit by nerf collateral, but still technically works), where players suicided to provide corpses necessary to power production of army of undead minions. since Death Is Cheap, this was a viable tactic. Another build involved abusing Edge of Extinction, an environmental effect that that caused health loss when a creature of same type died (i.e., damage to human if human within range died). Several players on the opposing side could suicide to trigger this effect, instantly wiping opposing team without even having to be close to them, and if some precaution was takes so that suicide team would have one survivor ... instant victory. Another [=PvP=] tactic with similar effect was abusing Warrior skills 'I Will Avenge You!' that gave bonus for each dead ally within range. Hilarity ensued when people started running several warriors with pets (which also count as allies) and PETA took notice. In [[PlayerVersusEnvironment PvE]] this is much tamer, but still: The only way to get title of 'Legendary Defender of Ascalon' is to let monsters level up by killing player repeatedly so that player can kill them later for experience, this usually consists of luring monsters to respawn point and letting them camp player for several hours. Similar tactics are also used when obtaining high-level pets: instead of capturing low-level version and leveling it by normal gameplay, player can elect to aggro pet, lure it to respawn point and let it level off by killing and camping the character while the player browses TV Tropes. And then there is a resurrection skill called 'Vengeance' that returns player to full life with hefty damage buff, and there are many interesting combination of abuse of the skill Rebirth (resurrects dead player and teleports him to casters location) and necrotic traversal (Players teleports to corpse): If players can manage to kill foe beyond obstacle, one party member can traversal through it and have rest of party commit suicide and then rebirth them to the other side. As you can see, Dying Is Fun in Guild Wars.

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* In ''GuildWars'', ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', PLAYERS can sometimes do this (though usually only in pvp). There was once a gimmick build involving this (it was hit by nerf collateral, but still technically works), where players suicided to provide corpses necessary to power production of army of undead minions. since Death Is Cheap, this was a viable tactic. Another build involved abusing Edge of Extinction, an environmental effect that that caused health loss when a creature of same type died (i.e., damage to human if human within range died). Several players on the opposing side could suicide to trigger this effect, instantly wiping opposing team without even having to be close to them, and if some precaution was takes so that suicide team would have one survivor ... instant victory. Another [=PvP=] tactic with similar effect was abusing Warrior skills 'I Will Avenge You!' that gave bonus for each dead ally within range. Hilarity ensued when people started running several warriors with pets (which also count as allies) and PETA took notice. In [[PlayerVersusEnvironment PvE]] this is much tamer, but still: The only way to get title of 'Legendary Defender of Ascalon' is to let monsters level up by killing player repeatedly so that player can kill them later for experience, this usually consists of luring monsters to respawn point and letting them camp player for several hours. Similar tactics are also used when obtaining high-level pets: instead of capturing low-level version and leveling it by normal gameplay, player can elect to aggro pet, lure it to respawn point and let it level off by killing and camping the character while the player browses TV Tropes. And then there is a resurrection skill called 'Vengeance' that returns player to full life with hefty damage buff, and there are many interesting combination of abuse of the skill Rebirth (resurrects dead player and teleports him to casters location) and necrotic traversal (Players teleports to corpse): If players can manage to kill foe beyond obstacle, one party member can traversal through it and have rest of party commit suicide and then rebirth them to the other side. As you can see, Dying Is Fun in Guild Wars.
28th Oct '16 4:18:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': This ''Anime/{{Mazinger|Z}}'' series gave us a rare heroic example. In the GoNagai manga, a [[{{Robeast}} Saucer Beast]] cornered [[TheHero Duke Fleed]] and [[TheDragon Blackie]] demanded that he reveal Grendizerís hideout. He refused to talk and assured that ''[[Anime/MazingerZ all]]'' ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger his]]'' ''[[Manga/GetterRobo friends]]'' would go on fighting until they defeated them using his HumongousMecha.

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* ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': This ''Anime/{{Mazinger|Z}}'' series gave us a rare heroic example. In the GoNagai Creator/GoNagai manga, a [[{{Robeast}} Saucer Beast]] cornered [[TheHero Duke Fleed]] and [[TheDragon Blackie]] demanded that he reveal Grendizerís hideout. He refused to talk and assured that ''[[Anime/MazingerZ all]]'' ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger his]]'' ''[[Manga/GetterRobo friends]]'' would go on fighting until they defeated them using his HumongousMecha.
16th Oct '16 3:27:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FireEmblemAkaneia'', be careful not to slay Medeus before you recruited or killed the Noble sisters or they will offer their lives to Medeus.

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* In ''FireEmblemAkaneia'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'', be careful not to slay Medeus before you recruited or killed the Noble sisters or they will offer their lives to Medeus.
12th Oct '16 12:43:54 PM epoxy
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* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' begins with Kai making a LastStand against the BigBad. TheHero dies. Thousands of years later he comes back, joins the protagonists and is instrumental in their victory. Despite being TheUndead, he is the most heroic of the main characters.
2nd Oct '16 12:53:44 AM TruBlu95
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* Subverted by Prince Vigo in ''Film/GhostbustersII''. Despite his apparent last words being "Death is but a door; time but a window. I'll be back!", it was not his intention to die and become all powerful. He was murdered with extreme prejudice against his wishes, and just happened to have a way to reincarnate as an immortal overlord a few centuries later.

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* Subverted by Prince Vigo in ''Film/GhostbustersII''. Despite his apparent last words being "Death is but a door; time but a window. I'll be back!", it was not his intention to die and become all powerful. He was murdered with extreme prejudice against his wishes, and just happened to have a way to reincarnate as an immortal overlord a few centuries later. A straighter example is seen in ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' where that movie's villain, Rowan North, commits suicide so he can be born again as a powerful ghost.
14th Sep '16 2:04:23 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender in Exile]]'', when two characters both come up with a plan to expose their rival for "who he really is" that involves being beaten to death (or almost) by the other character and recording a video of it. And try to do this to each other at the same time.

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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender in Exile]]'', ''Literature/EnderInExile'', when two characters both come up with a plan to expose their rival for "who he really is" that involves being beaten to death (or almost) by the other character and recording a video of it. And try to do this to each other at the same time.
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