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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''.]]
13th Jan '17 10:58:40 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' StarCrossedLovers Iason Mink and Riki share a LastKiss in the form of [[IndirectKiss touching their cigarettes]] together [[spoiler: before [[TogetherInDeath dying]]]].

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* In ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' StarCrossedLovers Iason Mink and Riki share a LastKiss in the form of [[IndirectKiss touching their cigarettes]] together [[spoiler: before [[TogetherInDeath dying]]]].dying]] in an explosion.]]



* Occurs in the ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' anime, [[spoiler: Wolfwood prepares one last cigarette as he's dying, inhales once, and then drops it when he remembers Milly playfully scolding him for smoking.]]

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* Occurs in the ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' anime, anime ''and'' manga. [[spoiler: In the anime Wolfwood prepares one last cigarette as he's dying, inhales once, and then drops it when he remembers Milly playfully scolding him for smoking.smoking. In the manga, he dies as he and Vash are smoking together after the ids of Wolfwood's OrphanageOfLove are sent to safety.]]



* In Manga/DeathNote'', [[spoiler:Matt did this.]] It was [[{{Tearjerker}} exceedingly tragic.]] It was a subversion though: 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'', [[spoiler:Matt did this.]] It was [[{{Tearjerker}} exceedingly tragic.]] It was a subversion though: [[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''.]]
14th Dec '16 6:31:24 AM Alucard
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* Johnny Cage's last moments in ''WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth'' see him puffing a still lit cigar and spitting out blood instead of smoke [[OffWithHisHead right before being decapitated]] by Baraka.
25th Nov '16 12:06:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' Bond requests a last cigarette:

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In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' Bond requests a last cigarette:
25th Nov '16 12:05:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', Cornfed pulls this one in "A Civil War" after he's cornered by the mastermind in the episode's insurance-fraud plot. It doubles as a BrickJoke since earlier in the episode, he displayed enough skill with origami to turn a matchbook into a miniature medieval castle: this time he turned it [[{{Badass}} into a pair of nun-chucks]].

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* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', Cornfed pulls this one in "A Civil War" after he's cornered by the mastermind in the episode's insurance-fraud plot. It doubles as a BrickJoke since earlier in the episode, he displayed enough skill with origami to turn a matchbook into a miniature medieval castle: this time he turned it [[{{Badass}} into a pair of nun-chucks]].nun-chucks.
20th Nov '16 6:29:39 AM DannWoolf
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* After betraying the Evronian Empire, scientist Ghortan crashes on Earth and is found by [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]]. However,he has lost his tank which contains the emotional energy his species use as [[EmotionEater nourishment]]. Knowing he has little time left,he made a last request:

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* After betraying the Evronian Empire, scientist Ghortan crashes on Earth and is found by [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]]. However,he However, he has lost his tank which contains the emotional energy his species use as [[EmotionEater nourishment]]. Knowing he has little time left,he made a last request:
13th Oct '16 4:26:13 PM MarkLungo
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* Averted in a Ukrainian short story about a [[{{Cossacks}} cossack]] being tried by the Poles. As he is facing the gallows, the judge offers him a last request. However, instead of a smoke, the man asks that he be allowed to dance a hopak (cossack dance). Everybody is confused and begs him to opt for a smoke instead. Turns out, it's a trick. As he is finishing his dance with a big jump, the boards that have been cut the night before give way, and he falls into a freshly-dug tunnel, his escape having been planned by the fellow cossacks.

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* Averted in a Ukrainian short story about a [[{{Cossacks}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Cossacks}} cossack]] being tried by the Poles. As he is facing the gallows, the judge offers him a last request. However, instead of a smoke, the man asks that he be allowed to dance a hopak (cossack dance). Everybody is confused and begs him to opt for a smoke instead. Turns out, it's a trick. As he is finishing his dance with a big jump, the boards that have been cut the night before give way, and he falls into a freshly-dug tunnel, his escape having been planned by the fellow cossacks.
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