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15th Jul '16 8:41:28 AM Willbyr
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* Zabuza did this in ''{{Naruto}}''. Unlike most villains, he reached and killed his target. However the target was a less badass villain so he may have counted as a hero for that action. Instead of bullets, he got swords, spears, and various other pointy things stabbed in his back.

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* Zabuza did this in ''{{Naruto}}''.''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Unlike most villains, he reached and killed his target. However the target was a less badass villain so he may have counted as a hero for that action. Instead of bullets, he got swords, spears, and various other pointy things stabbed in his back.



* Den does this twice in ''BattleAngelAlita''.
** It's undoubtably a Crowning Moment of Awesome, as his last charge [[spoiler: permanently disables a power cable to Tiphares, and causes children to be taught the legend]]

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* Den does this twice in ''BattleAngelAlita''.
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''Manga/{{Gunnm}}''. It's undoubtably a Crowning Moment of Awesome, as his last charge [[spoiler: permanently disables a power cable to Tiphares, and causes children to be taught the legend]]
10th Jul '16 6:05:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Claymore}}'' manga backstory, [[spoiler:Roxanne]] engineers [[spoiler:Cassandra]]'s death by letting [[spoiler:Cassandra]]'s close friend die horribly, telling the Organization that [[spoiler:Cassandra]] was planning to rebel in order to gather many other Claymores in the area, and then goading her into trying to reach her through said Claymores. In exchange for all the damage she does to them along the way, she doesn't try to evade their own attacks, and she doesn't quite make it. Her last memory is a smirking [[spoiler:Roxanne]] striking her down with the hilt of her sword.

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* In the ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' manga backstory, [[spoiler:Roxanne]] engineers [[spoiler:Cassandra]]'s death by letting [[spoiler:Cassandra]]'s close friend die horribly, telling the Organization that [[spoiler:Cassandra]] was planning to rebel in order to gather many other Claymores in the area, and then goading her into trying to reach her through said Claymores. In exchange for all the damage she does to them along the way, she doesn't try to evade their own attacks, and she doesn't quite make it. Her last memory is a smirking [[spoiler:Roxanne]] striking her down with the hilt of her sword.
8th Jul '16 9:42:29 AM Specialist290
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Related to RasputinianDeath, may be a form of HeroicSacrifice, [[StupidSacrifice or not]], [[SenselessSacrifice depending on how it goes]]. Basically YouShallNotPass from the other guy's point of view. Contrast with FoeTossingCharge, where the charge isn't quite so self-destructive. Usually a DeathTrope, and therefore frequently a DyingMomentOfAwesome.

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Related to RasputinianDeath, may be a form of HeroicSacrifice, [[StupidSacrifice or not]], [[SenselessSacrifice depending on how it goes]]. Basically YouShallNotPass from the other guy's point of view. Contrast with FoeTossingCharge, where the charge isn't quite so self-destructive.self-destructive, and DeathOrGloryAttack, where the charge is only self-destructive if the attacker fails to bring down the target. Usually a DeathTrope, and therefore frequently a DyingMomentOfAwesome.
1st Jul '16 8:33:43 PM nombretomado
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* The bearded mercenary in TheBartimaeusTrilogy chases Nathaniel into a room full of DeadlyGas. Nathaniel manages to reach the Amulet of Samarkand in the center of the room and put it on to protect himself. The mercenary keeps chasing him, even as his flesh melts away and he collapses as a pile of bones at Nathaniel's feet.

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* The bearded mercenary in TheBartimaeusTrilogy ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' chases Nathaniel into a room full of DeadlyGas. Nathaniel manages to reach the Amulet of Samarkand in the center of the room and put it on to protect himself. The mercenary keeps chasing him, even as his flesh melts away and he collapses as a pile of bones at Nathaniel's feet.
31st May '16 11:36:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[TheDeterminator Starscream]] of ''TransformersCybertron'' pulls this one off - and is such a {{determinator}}, he actually wins ''and survives'' . The reason it's this trope, rather than FoeTossingCharge, is that he eats a number of powerful attacks on the way, and is covered in visible damage by the end of it; he nearly dies (or at least nearly falls unconscious, which is a big deal in this series), and revives himself through sheer willpower, thus fulfilling the "while their body falls apart around them" criteria above.

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* [[TheDeterminator Starscream]] of ''TransformersCybertron'' ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' pulls this one off - and is such a {{determinator}}, he actually wins ''and survives'' . The reason it's this trope, rather than FoeTossingCharge, is that he eats a number of powerful attacks on the way, and is covered in visible damage by the end of it; he nearly dies (or at least nearly falls unconscious, which is a big deal in this series), and revives himself through sheer willpower, thus fulfilling the "while their body falls apart around them" criteria above.
30th May '16 3:02:24 PM triscion
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** Shinn, being TheBerserker, has a ''really'' bad habit of doing this in general. He gets away with it for most of the series, but when Kira and [[spoiler: Athrun]] make their comeback, Shinn's brazen tactics turn into this trope. Kira in particular had learned from their last fight, and had [[LetsGetDangerous adjusted his tactics accordingly]]; at one point he actually swiped Shinn's ever-mighty {{BFS}} out of his hands. [[spoiler: Athrun, meanwhile, would simply deflect Shinn's charges then counterattack, sometimes taking a weapon away in the process.]]
28th Feb '16 8:19:50 AM MAI742
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* [[StrategyVersusTactics Operationally, Alexander Svechin noted that all offensives have the potential to become one of these]]: "The most skillful strategic offensive leads to a catastrophe if available means are inadequate to achieve fortuitously the ultimate aim, which guarantees us peace."

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* [[StrategyVersusTactics Operationally, Alexander Svechin noted that all offensives have the potential to become one of these]]: "The most skillful strategic offensive leads to a catastrophe if available means are inadequate to achieve fortuitously the ultimate aim, which guarantees us peace. Because of this offensive property, the attacker must select his ultimate military aim no farther than that line, beyond which, if we were to cross it, our successes would begin to go downhill."
28th Feb '16 8:16:53 AM MAI742
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* Any attack conducted against strong tactical defenses without sufficient artillery (or air) preparation and support is a SelfDestructiveCharge regardless of how motivated, experienced, or well-armed the attacking force is. Even if the defender's artillery (or airpower) isn't strong enough or doesn't have the ammo to annihilate the attacking force, then it will still ensure that the course of combat and balance of losses favour the defender.

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* Any Tactically, any attack conducted against strong tactical defenses without sufficient artillery (or air) preparation and support is a SelfDestructiveCharge regardless of how motivated, experienced, or well-armed the attacking force is. Even if the defender's artillery (or airpower) isn't strong enough or doesn't have the ammo to annihilate the attacking force, then it will still ensure that the course of combat and balance of losses favour the defender.
* [[StrategyVersusTactics Operationally, Alexander Svechin noted that all offensives have the potential to become one of these]]: "The most skillful strategic offensive leads to a catastrophe if available means are inadequate to achieve fortuitously the ultimate aim, which guarantees us peace."
19th Feb '16 3:41:23 AM alchixinren
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* When Arthur impales Mordred on his spear in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', Mordred draws himself up the spear to land one last fatal blow on Arthur. Reversed in ''Film/Excalibur''.

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* When Arthur impales [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impales]] Mordred on his spear in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', Mordred draws himself up the spear to land one last fatal blow on Arthur. Reversed in ''Film/Excalibur''.''Film/{{Excalibur}}''.
19th Feb '16 3:39:36 AM alchixinren
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* When Arthur impales Mordred on his spear in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', Mordred draws himself up the spear to land one last fatal blow on Arthur. Reversed in ''Film/Excalibur''.
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