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10th Jun '16 3:28:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Roy Fokker's death in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. After coming back from a mission where his fighter got shot up, he spends a quiet night at his girlfriend's place strumming his guitar... then keels over, revealing bloody wounds in his back. YMMV as to whether it was a StupidSacrifice or not; since the injuries weren't severe enough to debilitate him, he might have lived if he'd gotten immediate treatment, but on the other hand, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Roy might have sensed that he was about to die and that no immediate treatment would've been enough]. If the latter case, he simply decided to ''not'' [[DyingAlone die alone]], going to Claudia's place intending to see her one last time before kicking it. Considering that [[TheAce Roy pulled lots of risky stuff]] throughout the course of the series, it's not that implausible.

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** Roy Fokker's death in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. After coming back from a mission where his fighter got shot up, he spends a quiet night at his girlfriend's place strumming his guitar... then keels over, revealing bloody wounds in his back. YMMV as to whether it was a StupidSacrifice or not; since the injuries weren't severe enough to debilitate him, he might have lived if he'd gotten immediate treatment, but on the other hand, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Roy might have sensed that he was about to die and that no immediate treatment would've been enough].enough]]. If the latter case, he simply decided to ''not'' [[DyingAlone die alone]], going to Claudia's place intending to see her one last time before kicking it. Considering that [[TheAce Roy pulled lots of risky stuff]] throughout the course of the series, it's not that implausible.
10th Jun '16 3:27:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Roy Fokker's death in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''. After coming back from a mission where his fighter got shot up, he spends a quiet night at his girlfriend's place strumming his guitar... then keels over, revealing bloody wounds in his back. Possibly a StupidSacrifice since the injuries weren't severe enough to debilitate him -- he might have lived if he'd gotten immediate treatment According to a mildly popular AlternateCharacterInterpretation, Roy might have sensed that he was about to die and no immediate treatment would've been enough. So he decided to ''not'' [[DyingAlone die alone]] and so he went to Claudia's place intending to see her one last time before kicking it. Considering that [[TheAce Roy pulled lots of risky stuff in canon]], it's not that implausible. This incident is referenced and the trope subverted in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', where Ozma Lee goes to Ranka's concert while seriously wounded and collapses - but he's rushed to the hospital and survives.

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Roy Fokker's death in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''.''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. After coming back from a mission where his fighter got shot up, he spends a quiet night at his girlfriend's place strumming his guitar... then keels over, revealing bloody wounds in his back. Possibly YMMV as to whether it was a StupidSacrifice or not; since the injuries weren't severe enough to debilitate him -- him, he might have lived if he'd gotten immediate treatment According to a mildly popular AlternateCharacterInterpretation, treatment, but on the other hand, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Roy might have sensed that he was about to die and that no immediate treatment would've been enough. So enough]. If the latter case, he simply decided to ''not'' [[DyingAlone die alone]] and so he went alone]], going to Claudia's place intending to see her one last time before kicking it. Considering that [[TheAce Roy pulled lots of risky stuff in canon]], stuff]] throughout the course of the series, it's not that implausible. This incident implausible.
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is referenced and the trope subverted during a subversion in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', where Ozma Lee goes to Ranka's concert while seriously wounded and collapses - but he's rushed to the hospital and survives.
13th May '16 11:29:09 AM Pichu-kun
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* Roy Fokker's death in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''. After coming back from a mission where his fighter got shot up, he spends a quiet night at his girlfriend's place strumming his guitar... then keels over, revealing bloody wounds in his back. Possibly a StupidSacrifice since the injuries weren't severe enough to debilitate him -- he might have lived if he'd gotten immediate treatment
** According to a mildly popular AlternateCharacterInterpretation, Roy might have sensed that he was about to die and no immediate treatment would've been enough. So he decided to ''not'' [[DyingAlone die alone]] and so he went to Claudia's place intending to see her one last time before kicking it. Considering that [[TheAce Roy pulled lots of risky stuff in canon]], it's not that implausible.
** This incident is referenced and the trope subverted in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', where Ozma Lee goes to Ranka's concert while seriously wounded and collapses - but he's rushed to the hospital and survives.

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* Roy Fokker's death in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''. After coming back from a mission where his fighter got shot up, he spends a quiet night at his girlfriend's place strumming his guitar... then keels over, revealing bloody wounds in his back. Possibly a StupidSacrifice since the injuries weren't severe enough to debilitate him -- he might have lived if he'd gotten immediate treatment
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treatment According to a mildly popular AlternateCharacterInterpretation, Roy might have sensed that he was about to die and no immediate treatment would've been enough. So he decided to ''not'' [[DyingAlone die alone]] and so he went to Claudia's place intending to see her one last time before kicking it. Considering that [[TheAce Roy pulled lots of risky stuff in canon]], it's not that implausible.
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implausible. This incident is referenced and the trope subverted in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', where Ozma Lee goes to Ranka's concert while seriously wounded and collapses - but he's rushed to the hospital and survives.


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* The titular protagonist of ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' is slowly dying for much of the latter half of the film. She lives in a marsh with her adopted duckling son despite being a chicken. The environment is not suitable for a domesticated hen. By autumn Leafie's feathers are messy, she's overly skinny, and she is weak. She keeps it from her son nevertheless. [[spoiler:Leafie doesn't die of natural causes. She [[HeroicSacrifice lets herself be eaten]] by the one-eyed weasel so she can produce milk to feed her newborn kits]].
3rd May '16 7:42:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the anime of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', when [[BadassPreacher Wolfwood]] is mortally wounded in his battle with Chapel, he speaks briefly to Vash, then heads to an abandoned church to confess his sins. Vash is too busy angsting about his own duel with Caine the Longshot (who ended it via suicide) [[DistractedFromDeath to notice the trail of blood droplets in his wake]]. Wolfwood dies as he's praying.
** In the manga, things are played differently. The kids of Wolfwood's OrphanageOfLove have been sent away to safety, and both he and Vash watch them leave. Then they share OneLastSmoke... and Wolfwood dies as they're talking to each other.
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* In the anime of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', when [[BadassPreacher Wolfwood]] is mortally wounded in his battle with Chapel, he speaks briefly to Vash, then heads to an abandoned church to confess his sins. Vash is too busy angsting about his own duel with Caine the Longshot (who ended it via suicide) [[DistractedFromDeath to notice the trail of blood droplets in his wake]]. Wolfwood dies as he's praying.
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praying. In the manga, things are played differently. The kids of Wolfwood's OrphanageOfLove have been sent away to safety, and both he and Vash watch them leave. Then they share OneLastSmoke... and Wolfwood dies as they're talking to each other.
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* Kaori from ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' had suffered from a disease her entire life and it was getting worse with age. At age fourteen she could tell she didn't have much time left anymore. So she aimed to be the ManicPixieDreamGirl of the boy who inspired her to become a musician. [[spoiler:She dies a little under a year after meeting Kousei due to complications in a surgery meant to make her live longer]]. While at the hospital she tried to downplay her illness as stress-related, even to the point where she didn't want her friends to see her using an [=IV=], but as the anime goes on it's becomes obvious it's more serious than she's letting on.

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* Kaori from ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' had suffered from a disease her entire life and it was getting worse with age. At age fourteen she could tell she didn't have much time left anymore. So she aimed to be the ManicPixieDreamGirl of the boy who inspired her to become a musician. [[spoiler:She dies a little under a year after meeting Kousei due to complications in a surgery meant to make her live longer]]. While at the hospital she tried to downplay her illness as stress-related, even to the point where she didn't want her friends to see her using an [=IV=], but as the anime goes on it's it becomes obvious it's more serious than she's letting on.on.
* Giftia in ''Anime/PlasticMemories'' are androids who only have around nine years to live. The purpose of [=SIA=] is to retrieve dying Giftia before their expiration date. When Giftia die, their bodies are reused however they have no memories of their past lives and have completely different names. [[spoiler:Isla]] only has 2000 hours to live at the start of the series. This is kept secret from her love interest and eventual boyfriend until near the end.
8th Apr '16 2:47:21 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': [[spoiler: Whoever you saved from the Wither Storm [[TheCorruption has been infected by it]]. They don't want to tell the rest of the group because they're worried it'll slow down the quest, but most of the party has already figured out that something's up.]]
13th Mar '16 3:26:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* Professor Arturo on ''{{Sliders}}'' had an incurable disease which will kill him in a number of months, but didn't want anyone to know.

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* Professor Arturo on ''{{Sliders}}'' ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' had an incurable disease which will kill him in a number of months, but didn't want anyone to know.
17th Jan '16 3:26:33 PM ShorinBJ
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* The pilot of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had a business executive whose daughter Beckett was investigating. Castle deduced that he was dying due to no recent pictures and an IncurableCoughOfDeath. This turns out to be a plot point that points them towards his daughter's real killer: [[spoiler:Her brother]].

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* The pilot of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had a business executive whose daughter daughter's murder Beckett was investigating. Castle deduced that he was dying due to no recent pictures and an IncurableCoughOfDeath. This turns out to be a plot point that points them towards his daughter's real killer: [[spoiler:Her brother]].



* The protagonist's deceased father in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' knew he was dying and kept it from his daughters. He decided to make them one last gift - a supercomputer named Synergy - however didn't live long enough to personally give her to them.

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* The protagonist's deceased father in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' knew he was dying and kept it from his daughters. He decided to make them one last gift - a supercomputer named Synergy - however but didn't live long enough to personally give her it to them.
15th Jan '16 5:44:13 PM azul120
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* Madame Armande in ''Film/{{Chocolat}}''

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* Madame Armande in ''Film/{{Chocolat}}''''Film/{{Chocolat}}''.


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* Music/DavidBowie had been suffering from cancer since mid-2014 but had managed to keep his condition a secret until he died. His final album, ''Music/BlackStar'', which released two days earlier to widespread acclaim, took on additional meaning, as it grappled with his once-secret mortality and him coming to terms with it.
* Creator/AlanRickman had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer around August 2015 when he suffered a stroke. His health rapidly declined until his death in early January 2016, through which he managed to hide it from the public.
10th Jan '16 11:22:53 AM nombretomado
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* A slightly different version of this trope comes up in the SpongebobSquarepants episode "Dying for Pie." Having assumed Spongebob swallowed a bomb, Squidward spent the whole day with him hoping to make his last hours meaningful.

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* A slightly different version of this trope comes up in the SpongebobSquarepants ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Dying for Pie." Having assumed Spongebob swallowed a bomb, Squidward spent the whole day with him hoping to make his last hours meaningful.
8th Jan '16 6:24:54 PM ReyKenobi
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* Arran takes over for [[CrutchCharacter Jagen]] as the CrutchCharacter in [[FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem book two and Fire Emblem 12]]. His stats and poor growths are explained as [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration that he is really sick]], and he reveals in the ending that he is SecretlyDying.

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* Arran takes over for [[CrutchCharacter Jagen]] as the CrutchCharacter in [[FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem book two and Fire Emblem 12]]. His stats and poor growths are explained as [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration that he is really sick]], and he reveals in the ending that he is SecretlyDying. The epilogue even [[ShaggyDogStory says he died of illness shortly after the war]].
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