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2nd Sep '17 12:49:18 PM gorobestboy
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': If Cloud's RelationshipValues with Tifa is high enough, it's implied that they have sex the night before the group enters [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Northern Crater]], to face [[BigBad Sephiroth.]] [[WordOfGod SquareEnix]] eventually confirmed that the intended implication was that they did indeed have sex and declared it [[{{canon}} the canon version]] of the event.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': If Cloud's RelationshipValues with Tifa is high enough, it's implied that they have sex the night before the group enters [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Northern Crater]], to face [[BigBad Sephiroth.]] [[WordOfGod SquareEnix]] eventually confirmed that the intended implication was that they did indeed have sex and declared it [[{{canon}} the canon version]] of the event.]]
1st Sep '17 7:06:13 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': If Cloud's RelationshipValues with Tifa is high enough, it's implied that they have sex the night before the group enters [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Northern Crater]], to face [[BigBad Sephiroth.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': If Cloud's RelationshipValues with Tifa is high enough, it's implied that they have sex the night before the group enters [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Northern Crater]], to face [[BigBad Sephiroth.]]]] [[WordOfGod SquareEnix]] eventually confirmed that the intended implication was that they did indeed have sex and declared it [[{{canon}} the canon version]] of the event.
1st Sep '17 8:46:59 AM gorobestboy
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': If Cloud's RelationshipValues with Tifa is high enough, it's heavily implied that they have sex the night before the group enters [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Northern Crater]], to face [[BigBad Sephiroth.]] [[WordOfGod SquareEnix]] eventually confirmed that the intended implication was that they did indeed have sex and declared it [[{{canon}} the canon version]] of the event.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': If Cloud's RelationshipValues with Tifa is high enough, it's heavily implied that they have sex the night before the group enters [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the Northern Crater]], to face [[BigBad Sephiroth.]] [[WordOfGod SquareEnix]] eventually confirmed that the intended implication was that they did indeed have sex and declared it [[{{canon}} the canon version]] of the event.]]
14th Aug '17 1:53:09 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has Dr. Bashir and Ezri Dax finally hooking up before the final battle in the last episode, "What You Leave Behind".

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has Dr. Bashir and Ezri Dax finally hooking up before the final battle in the last episode, "What You Leave Behind". This seems to be a thing for Ezri; a few episodes earlier she'd reacted to being marooned by hooking up with Worf.
4th Aug '17 7:46:35 PM FringeBenefits
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* ''[[FanFic/BreakMyHeartBreakYourHeart Break My Heart, Break Your Heart]]'', an [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Overwatch]] fic, has Amélie and Tracer spend a night together before the team's final effort [[spoiler:to kill Reaper for good.]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The chapter is called "Sex".]]
10th Jun '17 3:04:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the mini-series ''1915'', the two couples consummate their relationships before the boys ship off to WorldWarOne. One of the girls becomes pregnant.

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* In the mini-series ''1915'', the two couples consummate their relationships before the boys ship off to WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. One of the girls becomes pregnant.
20th May '17 6:32:54 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/{{Attenberg}}'' is about a young woman coping with the impending death of her father from cancer. Towards the end of the movie, she gets her ReallyGetsAround friend to sleep with him.
* Subverted in ''Film/CabinFever''. Marcy and Paul end up in bed together because Marcy was convinced that they were bound to get the deadly disease that was going around. Just as she feared, she died shortly afterwards, however she was killed by a freak attack by a mad dog, not the disease.



* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', Bethany promises Jay that she'd have sex with him if "the world was going to end and there were only five minutes left to live." [[spoiler: This is mentioned again towards the end of the film as Loki and Bartleby attempt to execute their plan; Jay tells a shocked Bethany, "I'd say we've got about five minutes left to live; the whole world's going to end. You said you'd fuck me."]]



* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. [[NoNameGiven Lady]] returns to the town of Redemption to take on the BigBad, a superior gunfighter. So her first act is to barge into the brothel where [[BadassPreacher Cort]] is held prisoner, drag him away from his guards at gunpoint into another room where she proceeds to rip off his clothes and [[WallBangHer Wall Bang Him]].
-->'''Cort:''' Why are you doing this to me?\\
'''Lady:''' Because we both could be dead tomorrow.
* ''Film/{{Salt}}''. Salt uses an implied version of this trope in an attempt to get Nikolai Tarkovsky to let her inside the room where he's about to launch nuclear Armageddon. It almost works.



* A PG version was used in the Civil War-era miniseries ''Series/TheBlueAndTheGray''. The brother of the main character, a member of the Virginia militia, talks privately with the girl he's courting about what may happen in the war and that his last thought would be their kiss. After she replies that she's never kissed him, he convinces her to do so. Minutes later, his younger brother (who had been eavesdropping) tries the same with another girl at the family's Christmas party. She replies that if she wanted her to kiss him, he should have just said so.
* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', Bethany promises Jay that she'd have sex with him if "the world was going to end and there were only five minutes left to live." [[spoiler: This is mentioned again towards the end of the film as Loki and Bartleby attempt to execute their plan; Jay tells a shocked Bethany, "I'd say we've got about five minutes left to live; the whole world's going to end. You said you'd fuck me."]]
* Subverted in ''Film/CabinFever''. Marcy and Paul end up in bed together because Marcy was convinced that they were bound to get the deadly disease that was going around. Just as she feared, she died shortly afterwards, however she was killed by a freak attack by a mad dog, not the disease.
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. [[NoNameGiven Lady]] returns to the town of Redemption to take on the BigBad, a superior gunfighter. So her first act is to barge into the brothel where [[BadassPreacher Cort]] is held prisoner, drag him away from his guards at gunpoint into another room where she proceeds to rip off his clothes and [[WallBangHer Wall Bang Him]].
-->'''Cort:''' Why are you doing this to me?
-->'''Lady:''' Because we both could be dead tomorrow.
* ''Film/{{Attenberg}}'' is about a young woman coping with the impending death of her father from cancer. Towards the end of the movie, she gets her ReallyGetsAround friend to sleep with him.
* ''Film/{{Salt}}''. Salt uses an implied version of this trope in an attempt to get Nikolai Tarkovsky to let her inside the room where he's about to launch nuclear Armageddon. It almost works.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Death Masks'', Harry and Susan have sex prior to Harry setting off to confront both of the novel's villains. The timing is problematic, however, because Susan, being a partially-turned vampire, is losing control of her bloodlust, and she and Harry are locked in his house (long story; demons, entropy curses, thousand-year-old holy artifacts, and one hell of an active magical defense system were involved). So, Harry has to substitute one lust for another. And this one encounter has pretty long-reaching consequences [[spoiler:This is what causes [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy the events]] of ''{{Literature/Changes}}''.]]



* In ''Creator/StephenKing'''s short story ''TheRaft'', two of the characters have sex on the titular raft shortly before [[spoiler:[[CruelandUnusualDeath the girl is killed by the creature in the lake in a spectacularly nasty fashion.]]]]
* Narrowly averted in ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' -- Francie has a brief romance with a soldier who tries to get her into bed with a "could be my last night in America and I've never been with someone I love" story, but she reluctantly turns him down, and he goes home to see his mother and fiancee instead. Later it seems he wasn't quite in the emotional crisis he professed to be, but Francie still wishes she'd slept with him because she knows she'll never feel that way about anyone again.
* Also averted, in flashback, in ''TheGreatGatsby''. Daisy tried to go to New York to see Gatsby before he shipped out, but [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom her parents stopped her]].
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Death Masks'', Harry and Susan have sex prior to Harry setting off to confront both of the novel's villains. The timing is problematic, however, because Susan, being a partially-turned vampire, is losing control of her bloodlust, and she and Harry are locked in his house (long story; demons, entropy curses, thousand-year-old holy artifacts, and one hell of an active magical defense system were involved). So, Harry has to substitute one lust for another. And this one encounter has pretty long-reaching consequences [[spoiler: This is what causes [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy the events]] of {{Literature/Changes}}]]

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* In ''Creator/StephenKing'''s short story ''TheRaft'', two of the characters have sex on the titular raft shortly before [[spoiler:[[CruelandUnusualDeath the girl is killed by the creature in the lake in a spectacularly nasty fashion.]]]]
* Narrowly averted in ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' -- Francie has a brief romance with a soldier who tries to get her into bed with a "could be my last night in America and I've never been with someone I love" story, but she reluctantly turns him down, and he goes home to see his mother and fiancee instead. Later it seems he wasn't quite in the emotional crisis he professed to be, but Francie still wishes she'd slept with him because she knows she'll never feel that way about anyone again.
* Also averted, in flashback, in ''TheGreatGatsby''.''Literature/TheGreatGatsby''. Daisy tried to go to New York to see Gatsby before he shipped out, but [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom her parents stopped her]].
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Death Masks'', Harry and Susan ''Creator/StephenKing'''s short story ''Literature/TheRaft'', two of the characters have sex prior to Harry setting off to confront both of on the novel's villains. The timing is problematic, however, because Susan, being a partially-turned vampire, is losing control of her bloodlust, and she and Harry are locked in his house (long story; demons, entropy curses, thousand-year-old holy artifacts, and one hell of an active magical defense system were involved). So, Harry has to substitute one lust for another. And this one encounter has pretty long-reaching consequences [[spoiler: This is what causes [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy titular raft shortly before [[spoiler:[[CruelandUnusualDeath the events]] of {{Literature/Changes}}]]girl is killed by the creature in the lake in a spectacularly nasty fashion.]]]]



* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':



* Narrowly averted in ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' -- Francie has a brief romance with a soldier who tries to get her into bed with a "could be my last night in America and I've never been with someone I love" story, but she reluctantly turns him down, and he goes home to see his mother and fiancée instead. Later it seems he wasn't quite in the emotional crisis he professed to be, but Francie still wishes she'd slept with him because she knows she'll never feel that way about anyone again.



* In the mini-series ''1915'', the two couples consummate their relationships before the boys ship off to WorldWarOne. One of the girls becomes pregnant.
* A PG version was used in the Civil War-era miniseries ''Series/TheBlueAndTheGray''. The brother of the main character, a member of the Virginia militia, talks privately with the girl he's courting about what may happen in the war and that his last thought would be their kiss. After she replies that she's never kissed him, he convinces her to do so. Minutes later, his younger brother (who had been eavesdropping) tries the same with another girl at the family's Christmas party. She replies that if she wanted her to kiss him, he should have just said so.



* Parodied in the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Modern Warfare", in which Jeff & Britta hook up before the final climactic paint-gun battle.



* In the mini-series ''1915'', the two couples consummate their relationships before the boys ship off to WorldWarOne. One of the girls becomes pregnant.
* Parodied in the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Modern Warfare", in which Jeff & Britta hook up before the final climactic paint-gun battle.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Invoked by the Doctor at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E6Extremis "Extremis"]], when he phones [[TomboyishName Bill]] and tells her she should hook up with her crush Penny [[spoiler:because there's going to be an alien invasion]].
* Lampshaded in the ''Fallen Angels'' episode "Tomorrow I Die" (based on a story by Creator/MickeySpillane). Some people in a rural town are taken hostage by bank robbers, who send the protagonist and the FarmersDaughter to pick up their loot, saying the other hostages will be killed if they're not back by sundown. Knowing full-well the robbers intend to kill everyone regardless, they have sex before returning.
-->'''Carol:''' Have you ever read stories about people in falling airplanes? People who know their time's up so they do things... reckless things that they've always wanted to do? Well I've wanted to do this since I was a tomboy in pigtails.
* In the mini-series ''1915'', the two couples consummate their relationships before the boys ship off to WorldWarOne. One of the girls becomes pregnant.
* Parodied in the ''Series/{{Community}}''
''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Modern Warfare", "A Human Reaction", John and Aeryn are indicated to have sex for the first time when they are trapped on Earth, being hunted by malevolent anti-alien authorities, and not expecting to survive for very long. [[spoiler:It turns out that the whole episode was a VirtualRealityInterrogation, and although both of them were "real", it's hinted that Aeryn may have been in which Jeff & Britta hook on the trick.]] This may explain why the incident is rarely mentioned afterwards, and they don't end up dating properly for a long time.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion Lannister tells CampFollower Shae to fuck him like it's his last day on Earth, because his father Lord Tywin has [[UriahGambit placed him in the vanguard]] for tomorrow's battle. On hearing this news, his bodyguard Bronn rushes off to find a woman as well.
* ''Series/LostGirl'', "Its Better To Burn Out Than Fae Away". Aware that it might be the last time they see each other, Bo and Lauren share a passionate night. In this case there's no battle coming, but Lauren is being taken back by her asshole of a boss/owner.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has Dr. Bashir and Ezri Dax finally hooking
up before the final climactic paint-gun battle.battle in the last episode, "What You Leave Behind".



* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion Lannister tells CampFollower Shae to fuck him like it's his last day on Earth, because his father Lord Tywin has [[UriahGambit placed him in the vanguard]] for tomorrow's battle. On hearing this news, his bodyguard Bronn rushes off to find a woman as well.



* ''Series/LostGirl'', "Its Better To Burn Out Than Fae Away". Aware that it might be the last time they see each other, Bo and Lauren share a passionate night. In this case there's no battle coming, but Lauren is being taken back by her asshole of a boss/owner.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has Dr. Bashir and Ezri Dax finally hooking up before the final battle in the last episode, "What You Leave Behind".
* In the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "A Human Reaction", John and Aeryn are indicated to have sex for the first time when they are trapped on Earth, being hunted by malevolent anti-alien authorities, and not expecting to survive for very long. [[spoiler:It turns out that the whole episode was a VirtualRealityInterrogation, and although both of them were "real", it's hinted that Aeryn may have been in on the trick.]] This may explain why the incident is rarely mentioned afterwards, and they don't end up dating properly for a long time.
* Lampshaded in the ''Fallen Angels'' episode "Tomorrow I Die" (based on a story by Creator/MickeySpillane). Some people in a rural town are taken hostage by bank robbers, who send the protagonist and the FarmersDaughter to pick up their loot, saying the other hostages will be killed if they're not back by sundown. Knowing full-well the robbers intend to kill everyone regardless, they have sex before returning.
-->'''Carol:''' Have you ever read stories about people in falling airplanes? People who know their time's up so they do things...reckless things that they've always wanted to do? Well I've wanted to do this since I was a tomboy in pigtails.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when it looks like the world is ending and solar flares are preventing them from getting off the planet, Fry and Leela decide to spend the remaining time they have doing this. Before they could, however, Amy burst in on the scene saying she figured out a way to survive.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when it looks like the world is ending and solar flares are preventing them from getting off the planet, Fry and Leela decide to spend the remaining time they have doing this. Before they could, however, Amy burst in on the scene saying she figured out a way to survive.
16th May '17 10:52:40 PM mutents
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* More or less a staple of the ''Film/JamesBond'' series.
8th Jan '17 3:08:26 PM nombretomado
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* Iron Man and Black Widow apparently bump uglies just before the big climactic fight at the end of the first [[UltimateMarvel Ultimates]] series.

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* Iron Man and Black Widow apparently bump uglies just before the big climactic fight at the end of the first [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimates]] series.
20th Dec '16 8:28:27 AM Discar
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If at least one of the characters in question is a virgin, then the subtrope MustNotDieAVirgin applies, as an [[AManIsNotAVirgin additional]] [[YouNeedToGetLaid sense of urgency]] is present.

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If at least one of the characters in question is a virgin, then the subtrope MustNotDieAVirgin applies, as an [[AManIsNotAVirgin additional]] additional [[YouNeedToGetLaid sense of urgency]] is present.
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