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20th May '18 2:27:59 AM TuringTest
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** [[spoiler: Severus Snape]]. He spent his entire life [[spoiler:trying to make up for betraying Lily Potter, the love of his life, to Voldemort. He ends up giving Literature/HarryPotter just the information the boy needs to finally take down Voldemort.]] And then dies.

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** [[spoiler: Severus Snape]]. He spent his entire life [[spoiler:trying to make up for unknowingly betraying Lily Potter, the love of his life, to Voldemort. He ends up giving Literature/HarryPotter just the information the boy needs to finally take down Voldemort.]] And then dies.
19th May '18 4:09:08 PM eroock
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Compare VillainsDyingGrace when the villain is portrayed sympathetically as they are dying, DeathEqualsRedemption for when a dying villain chooses to do a final good act and AlasPoorVillain when the character's death (speech) provides a reason for the fans to feel sorry for them. See also HeelFaceDoorSlam, when the poor guy doesn't even get to redeem themself before dying. Non-protagonist [[TheAtoner atoners]] are especially likely to be hit by this trope.

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Compare VillainsDyingGrace when the villain is portrayed sympathetically as they are dying, DeathEqualsRedemption for when a dying villain chooses to do a final good act and AlasPoorVillain when the character's death (speech) provides a reason for the fans to feel sorry for them. See also HeelFaceDoorSlam, when the poor guy doesn't even get to redeem themself before dying. Non-protagonist [[TheAtoner atoners]] are especially likely to be hit by this trope. \n See ForgivenessRequiresDeath when death is the only way for a character to earn forgiveness for a crime.
18th May '18 7:54:02 PM Enhas
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*** [[spoiler:Played straight in the GrandFinale, except that he ''does'' get a happy ending by being reunited with Belle forever.]]
11th May '18 1:46:56 AM Hjortron18
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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' features a subversion. About fifteen minutes towards the end of the movie, a reformed Diego takes a blow that Soto meant for Manny. Then he gets his own TearJerker death scene and everything. It isn't until the very end that we learn that it was a DisneyDeath. Interestingly, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Diego ''was'' originally going to die permanently,]] but test audiences found this unnecessary.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' features a subversion. About fifteen minutes towards the end of the movie, a reformed Diego takes a blow that Soto meant for Manny. Then he gets his own TearJerker death scene and everything. It isn't until the very end that we learn that it was a DisneyDeath. Interestingly, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Diego ''was'' Diego]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen was]]'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally going to die permanently,]] permanently]], but test audiences found this unnecessary.
7th May '18 10:45:04 AM Will
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* Discussed on Series/{{Lucifer}} by Amenadiel (a fallen angel) and Charlotte Richards (an evil lawyer who spent several months in Hell while her body was possessed by God's wife, and is therefore trying to be a good person in order to avoid going back there). They realise that, unless his wings grow back, neither of them has any way of knowing whether their efforts to reform have worked -- until they die. [[spoiler:Shortly thereafter, Charlotte throws herself in front of Amenadiel to protect him from a gunman. As she lies dying in his arms, his wings spontaneously grow back and he flies her straight up...]]
2nd May '18 5:41:52 AM ading
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* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]] Britta makes up for her attempt to double-cross Jeff by sacrificing herself to defeat Chang.

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* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]] Britta makes up for her attempt to double-cross Jeff by sacrificing herself to defeat Chang. Parodied in that she just gets hit with a paintball and doesn't actually die, but the other characters act as though it's this trope anyway.
29th Apr '18 4:27:13 AM anza_sb
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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': [[spoiler:After also redeeming himself and siding with his brother in ''Thor: Ragnarok'', Loki ultimately meets his end, having his neck snapped by Thanos after he attempted to kill the Mad Titan.]]
22nd Apr '18 12:40:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', After breaking free of the mind control, [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is offered the choice between stopping Superman and letting the nuke to kill all the metahumans, or leaving him and letting the metahuman war continue. Captain Marvel takes the third option, destroying the nuke and sacrificing himself in place of Superman.

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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', After breaking free of the mind control, [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is offered the choice between stopping Superman and letting the nuke to kill all the metahumans, or leaving him and letting the metahuman war continue. Captain Marvel takes the third option, destroying the nuke and sacrificing himself in place of Superman.
10th Apr '18 5:10:39 PM HellTabby
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* In ''VideoGame/NewDanganRonpaV3'', [[spoiler: [[TheUnfettered Kokichi]] convinces everyone he is the mastermind]] in order to lure the true mastermind out. When this fails, [[spoiler: he comes up with a plan to be murdered by Kaito in order to create a trial where [[ThePerfectCrime nether the victim or cause of death can be determined]] and ruin the killing game. It's only when [[DroppingTheBombshell Kaito explains Kokichi's motives]] does everyone find out he was [[CrueltoBeKind manipulating them]] to [[GoodAllAlong try and save their lives.]]]]
6th Apr '18 2:39:06 PM Wyvern76
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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' has a classic example. In this case, the improbability of [[spoiler:Korso]]'s sudden betrayal and total personality change, sudden redemption, and even suddener death really draws attention to this trope. It's even lampshaded. The hero hesitates to leave Korso to die, but Korso says, "Just go, it's easier this way."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' has a classic example. In this case, the improbability of [[spoiler:Korso]]'s sudden betrayal and total personality change, sudden redemption, and even suddener death really draws attention to this trope. It's even lampshaded. The hero hesitates to leave Korso him to die, but Korso he says, "Just go, it's easier this way."
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