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21st May '17 6:02:36 PM nombretomado
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* Marvel's WonderMan is one of the luckiest examples on record; he was originally a one-shot villain who decided he couldn't go through with taking out Comicbook/TheAvengers, and whose own powers killed him as he came to their rescue. Twelve years later, he was resurrected, and since then he's been a prominent member of various Avengers teams.

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* Marvel's WonderMan ComicBook/WonderMan is one of the luckiest examples on record; he was originally a one-shot villain who decided he couldn't go through with taking out Comicbook/TheAvengers, and whose own powers killed him as he came to their rescue. Twelve years later, he was resurrected, and since then he's been a prominent member of various Avengers teams.
12th May '17 3:47:10 AM Vir
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** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Yondu's first truly selfless act in his life, namely giving the only spacesuit he has to Peter so that his son can survive in space results in his death. The redemption is two-fold, as he not only redeems himself as a person, but also in the eye of the Ravagers

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** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Yondu's first truly selfless act in his life, namely giving the only spacesuit he has to Peter so that his son can survive in space results in his death. The redemption is two-fold, as he not only redeems himself as a person, but also in the eye of the RavagersRavagers.
1st May '17 3:30:26 AM Anddrix
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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Loki dies heroically defending his brother Thor. [[spoiler:Apparently. Subverted by the film's TheEndOrIsIt ending, in which it's revealed that he [[FakingTheDead faked his own death]] as part of a plan to become king of Asgard by usurping and impersonating Odin. And it worked!]]

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
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''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Loki dies heroically defending his brother Thor. [[spoiler:Apparently.Apparently. Subverted by the film's TheEndOrIsIt ending, in which it's revealed that he [[FakingTheDead faked his own death]] as part of a plan to become king of Asgard by usurping and impersonating Odin. And it worked!]]worked!
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has Pietro Maximoff, a foe to the Avengers through the early goings of the film, give his life to protect Clint Barton and a child he had gone back to rescue when Ultron shoots up the joint in the Quinjet he hijacked.
** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Yondu's first truly selfless act in his life, namely giving the only spacesuit he has to Peter so that his son can survive in space results in his death. The redemption is two-fold, as he not only redeems himself as a person, but also in the eye of the Ravagers



* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has Pietro Maximoff, a foe to the Avengers through the early goings of the film, give his life to protect Clint Barton and a child he had gone back to rescue when Ultron shoots up the joint in the Quinjet he hijacked.
27th Apr '17 9:50:10 PM RobbSony3
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* [[spoiler:Anti-Pops/Malum-Kranus]] from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', [[spoiler:during his last seconds of life.]]
23rd Apr '17 3:50:19 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Link]] in the final episode of ''ThereWillBeBrawl''. It could actually count as a DoubleSubversion, since he had an apparent HeelFaceDoorSlam in the previous episode, thanks to Zelda's (quite literal) backstabbing. However, he gets better just long enough to face down Ganondorf one final time as a true hero.

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* [[spoiler: Link]] in the final episode of ''ThereWillBeBrawl''.''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl''. It could actually count as a DoubleSubversion, since he had an apparent HeelFaceDoorSlam in the previous episode, thanks to Zelda's (quite literal) backstabbing. However, he gets better just long enough to face down Ganondorf one final time as a true hero.
22nd Apr '17 8:38:14 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', minor character [[spoiler: Anna Grout]] [[DrivenToSuicide kills herself]] out of guilt after accidentally slicing off [[spoiler: Dane Zygmunt's arm]] and causing his subsequent death by blood loss. One of the reasons mentioned is offering his family some sort of redemption.

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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', minor character [[spoiler: Anna Grout]] [[DrivenToSuicide kills herself]] out of guilt after accidentally slicing off [[spoiler: Dane Zygmunt's arm]] and causing his subsequent death by blood loss. One of the reasons mentioned is offering his family some sort of redemption.
20th Apr '17 7:09:38 PM ading
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* In Theatre/TheGentlemanRanker, the disgraced Lieutenant Graylen rejoins the army as Private Smith. He finds himself under the command of his father, Colonel Graylen, who tells him IHaveNoSon. Smith volunteers to push through enemy lines to make contact with reinforcements. He makes it through, but dies of his wounds. Colonel Graylen acknowledges his son again, posthumously

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* In Theatre/TheGentlemanRanker, ''Theatre/TheGentlemanRanker'', the disgraced Lieutenant Graylen rejoins the army as Private Smith. He finds himself under the command of his father, Colonel Graylen, who tells him IHaveNoSon. Smith volunteers to push through enemy lines to make contact with reinforcements. He makes it through, but dies of his wounds. Colonel Graylen acknowledges his son again, posthumously


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* A clearer Shakespearean example would be ''Theatre/KingLear'', a rare Shakespearean protagonist who actually sees the errors of his ways and becomes a genuinely good person by the end. Unfortunately, his transformation came too late to prevent him from losing his kingdom, his sanity, his daughters, and finally his life.
17th Apr '17 3:10:10 PM infernape612
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* Darth Vader could well be considered the TropeCodifier. ''Franchise/StarWars - Episode VI: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': The Emperor is electrocuting Luke with force lightning. Choosing his son over all power, Darth Vader lifts the Emperor away from Luke, hurls him down the Death Star reactor shaft, and as he does so is himself shocked touching the unintentionally self-inflicting Emperor, shorting out his life support system. After one last talk with his son, he dies peacefully. On the bright side, Anakin became [[AscendtoaHigherPlaneofExistence one with the Force]] alongside Yoda and Obi-Wan.

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* Darth Vader could well be considered the TropeCodifier. ''Franchise/StarWars - Episode VI: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': The Emperor is electrocuting Luke with force lightning. Choosing his son over all power, Darth Vader lifts the Emperor away from Luke, hurls him down the Death Star reactor shaft, and as he does so is himself shocked touching the unintentionally self-inflicting Emperor, shorting out his life support system. After one last talk with his son, he dies peacefully. On the bright side, Anakin became [[AscendtoaHigherPlaneofExistence [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence one with the Force]] alongside Yoda and Obi-Wan.
16th Apr '17 7:00:45 PM nombretomado
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* In Peter David's StarTrekNewFrontier novel ''Treason'', [[spoiler: Dr. Selar]] dies in an explosion that saves other characters' lives--making up for the rest of the novel, in which she goes temporarily insane, contemplates murdering one of her patients, continues destroying her relationship with Burgoyne 172, kidnaps a former crewmate's newborn son, and various other things of like ilk.

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* In Peter David's StarTrekNewFrontier Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier novel ''Treason'', [[spoiler: Dr. Selar]] dies in an explosion that saves other characters' lives--making up for the rest of the novel, in which she goes temporarily insane, contemplates murdering one of her patients, continues destroying her relationship with Burgoyne 172, kidnaps a former crewmate's newborn son, and various other things of like ilk.
15th Apr '17 12:53:12 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''SlumdogMillionaire'' with Jamal's brother, Salim. After living a life of crime to survive, including killing a man while he was in his teens and betraying his own brother, he then rescues his brother's love, Latika, from a crime lord and sends her after him--then, after shooting the crime lord, willingly allows himself to be shot to death while laying in a bathtub full of money.

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* Used in ''SlumdogMillionaire'' ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'' with Jamal's brother, Salim. After living a life of crime to survive, including killing a man while he was in his teens and betraying his own brother, he then rescues his brother's love, Latika, from a crime lord and sends her after him--then, after shooting the crime lord, willingly allows himself to be shot to death while laying in a bathtub full of money.
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