History Main / OneLastSmoke

17th Sep '17 8:18:20 AM TheDocCC
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* A version of this is done in hospice care. Briefly, hospice care takes over when curative medical treatment for a serious illness is no longer possible and comfort for the dying is all that remains. Once a person enters hospice care, no further attempt to cure their disease is made, but all attempts at treating secondary conditions and providing comfort are fair game, including providing things a patient should normally not get. Cigarettes themselves are hit and miss in hospice; they're a fire hazard and there are usually oxygen tanks nearby.



-->"Smoke 'em if you get 'em, boys."

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-->"Smoke 'em if you get got 'em, boys."
25th Aug '17 7:18:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' segment "A Detective Story," the titular detective Ash does this when faced with the conclusion of "the case to end all cases." He does this while [[ShootingSuperman holding a team of Agents at gunpoint]], and it seems that they decline from shooting him simply because [[GenreSavvy they recognize the trope for what it is.]]

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* In ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' segment "A Detective Story," the titular detective Ash does this when faced with the conclusion of "the case to end all cases." He does this while [[ShootingSuperman holding a team of Agents at gunpoint]], and it seems that they decline from shooting him simply because [[GenreSavvy they recognize the trope for what it is.]]
17th Aug '17 12:17:14 PM Kafkesque
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** Pip gets one as well after being impaled by Zorin, and doubles down with a LastKiss with Seras. Bonus points for [[RuleOfSymbolism the cigarette going out as he dies]].

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** Pip [[spoiler:Pip]] gets one as well after being impaled by Zorin, [[spoiler:Zorin]], and doubles down with a LastKiss with Seras.[[spoiler:Seras]]. Bonus points for [[RuleOfSymbolism the cigarette going out as he dies]].
17th Aug '17 12:15:42 PM Kafkesque
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** Pip gets one as well after being impaled by Zorin, and doubles down with a LastKiss with Seras. Bonus points for [[RuleOfSymbolism the cigarette going out as he dies]].
9th Jul '17 4:04:54 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1982 Australian/Taiwanese movie ''Attack Force Z'', a member of a WorldWarII commando force is wounded while landing on a Japanese-occupied island. After exchanging overly casual banter and a cigarette the commander shoots him, so he won't be captured and give away the mission under torture.

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* In the 1982 Australian/Taiwanese movie ''Attack Force Z'', a member of a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII commando force is wounded while landing on a Japanese-occupied island. After exchanging overly casual banter and a cigarette the commander shoots him, so he won't be captured and give away the mission under torture.
9th Jul '17 3:02:43 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'', near the end, [[spoiler:when Mordred and Kairi are both mortally wounded, they share a cigarette and grin before dying.]]
8th Mar '17 9:44:53 AM nombretomado
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* The scene in MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation'' where the British soldiers are about to [[spoiler: kill Schofield by lowering him headfirst into a pool of killer whales.]] The commander gives him a last request- "A blindfold? Cigarette? Shot of brandy?" and Schofield makes a last minute plan, opts for the cigarette, and uses it to [[spoiler: set fire to the detonator cord entwined in his handcuffs, and then he escapes, kills them all and becomes a legend for killing all the bad guys and blowing everything up, classic Scarecrow style.]]

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* The scene in MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation'' where the British soldiers are about to [[spoiler: kill Schofield by lowering him headfirst into a pool of killer whales.]] The commander gives him a last request- "A blindfold? Cigarette? Shot of brandy?" and Schofield makes a last minute plan, opts for the cigarette, and uses it to [[spoiler: set fire to the detonator cord entwined in his handcuffs, and then he escapes, kills them all and becomes a legend for killing all the bad guys and blowing everything up, classic Scarecrow style.]]
7th Mar '17 4:59:56 PM VorpalSoda
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Most often though, it's a cigarette, because SmokingIsCool. This comes with the bonus of being able to ''see'' the character's final breath, and the added symbolism of the cigarette dying out. A character who has previously quit smoking may take this opportunity to smoke his LastUnsmokedCigarette. The character's foe may even help him light it as part of a DyingTruce.

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Most often though, it's a cigarette, because SmokingIsCool. This comes with the bonus of being able to ''see'' the character's final breath, and the added symbolism of the cigarette dying out. A character who has previously quit smoking may take this opportunity to smoke his LastUnsmokedCigarette. The character's foe may even help him light it as part of a DyingTruce.
DyingTruce. Since smoking is especially infamous for the long-term health problems it causes, this can also imply that the character has accepted that such concerns are no longer relevant.
21st Jan '17 4:48:57 PM luiz4200
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* ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'': At the beginning of the movie, Daniel is making voices for a cartoon where a cat who's about to eat a bird decides to give his "snack" a cigarette. The bird accepts the offer.
13th Jan '17 10:59:25 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In Manga/DeathNote'', [[spoiler: Mello's companion Matt]] subverts: this he had no idea he was going to die and just happened to have a cigarette in his mouth. Although [[FridgeLogic it's a wonder he could]] [[spoiler: keep a cigarette in his mouth ''while being gunned down''.]]

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* In Manga/DeathNote'', ''Manga/DeathNote'', [[spoiler: Mello's companion Matt]] subverts: this he had no idea he was going to die and just happened to have a cigarette in his mouth. Although [[FridgeLogic it's a wonder he could]] [[spoiler: keep a cigarette in his mouth ''while being gunned down''.]]
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