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11th Mar '17 11:36:51 AM nombretomado
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* A truly epic example from the end of ''MetalGearSolid4'', with [[spoiler:Snake stumbling then crawling his way to GW through a hallway literally cooking him with microwaves.]] If you take too long, [[spoiler: Snake will literally use his ''fingers'' to move himself inch by desperate inch towards the end of the hall.]]

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* A truly epic example from the end of ''MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', with [[spoiler:Snake stumbling then crawling his way to GW through a hallway literally cooking him with microwaves.]] If you take too long, [[spoiler: Snake will literally use his ''fingers'' to move himself inch by desperate inch towards the end of the hall.]]
20th Feb '17 8:10:25 PM BURGINABC
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# If it's a villain, usually the villain will have their legs blown off somehow and end up crawling toward their target before being put out of their misery by the hero. In most cases, the villain NEVER reaches the target unless it's a SelfDestructMechanism... in which case it's a TakingYouWithMe kind of thing.

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# If it's a villain, usually the villain will have their legs blown off somehow and end up crawling toward their target before being put out of their misery by the hero. In most cases, the villain NEVER reaches does not reach the target unless it's a SelfDestructMechanism... in which case it's a TakingYouWithMe kind of thing.
22nd Jan '17 12:51:57 AM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/WarHorse'': A somewhat accidental one; the British cavalry unit the titular horse is attached to charges a seemingly poorly defended enemy camp, only to be mowed down by gatling guns secured just inside the tree line at the edge of the clearing. The casualties are enormous, and it earns the British commander a WhatTheHellHero speech from the Germans.

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* ''Film/WarHorse'': ''Literature/WarHorse'': A somewhat accidental one; the British cavalry unit the titular horse is attached to charges a seemingly poorly defended enemy camp, only to be mowed down by gatling guns secured just inside the tree line at the edge of the clearing. The casualties are enormous, and it earns the British commander a WhatTheHellHero speech from the Germans.
22nd Sep '16 9:28:04 PM nombretomado
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* One of the most memorable scenes of the classic movie ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' is when the protagonist charges a battery of guns, armed only with a flag, to the tune of ''Dixie.'' [[spoiler: He survives, [[ValuesDissonance and goes on to found the Ku Klux Klan in the final act]].]]

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* One of the most memorable scenes of the classic movie ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' is when the protagonist charges a battery of guns, armed only with a flag, to the tune of ''Dixie.'' [[spoiler: He survives, [[ValuesDissonance and goes on to found the Ku Klux Klan in the final act]].]]
19th Sep '16 9:02:31 AM TheWanderer
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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, 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.

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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, 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.
DyingMomentOfAwesome. Has the potential to overlap with TheDyingWalk.
7th Sep '16 9:27:42 AM Toadofsteel
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* The recoil attacks in ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' are very powerful, but damage the user as well as the target. However, Pokémon with the the Rock Head ability can avoid the side affect and thus avert this.

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* The recoil attacks in ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' are very powerful, but damage the user as well as the target. However, Pokémon with the the Rock Head ability can avoid the side affect and thus avert this.0
* [[spoiler:Varian Wrynn]] dies in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' this way, charging into a mass of demons to give the rest of the heroes time to escape in their flying gunship.
5th Sep '16 9:31:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''AlienVsPredator'' (1&2): at a distance, humorous as the xenomorphs drag themselves toward you... and in the poorly lit claustrophobic corridors where you're often firing wildly, it's terrifying.

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* ''AlienVsPredator'' ''VideoGame/AlienVsPredator'' (1&2): at a distance, humorous as the xenomorphs drag themselves toward you... and in the poorly lit claustrophobic corridors where you're often firing wildly, it's terrifying.
30th Aug '16 11:18:11 AM Dravencour
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** Speaking of the Eclipse [[spoiler: Guts did this when he tried to reach Casca, who was being raped by the aforementioned Femto, after he chiseled off his own left arm with his broken sword in order to escape a demon that had its jaws around it. Unfortunately, Guts didn't make it, getting within ''inches'' of putting out Femto's eye with said broken sword before being telekinetically hurled back and getting dog-piled by a bunch more demons, so this is much of scenario #2 from above.]]

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** Speaking of the Eclipse [[spoiler: Guts did this when he tried to reach Casca, who was being raped by the aforementioned Femto, after he chiseled off his own left arm with his broken sword in order to escape a demon that had its jaws around it. Unfortunately, Guts didn't make it, getting within ''inches'' of putting out Femto's eye with said broken sword before being telekinetically hurled back and then getting dog-piled by a bunch more demons, so this is much of scenario #2 from above.]]
30th Aug '16 11:13:04 AM Dravencour
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** Speaking of the Eclipse [[spoiler: Guts did this when he tried to reach Casca, who was being raped by the aforementioned Femto, after he chiseled off his own left arm with his broken sword in order to escape a demon that had its jaws around it. Unfortunately, Guts doesn't make it, getting within ''inches'' of putting out Femto's eye with said broken sword before being telekinetically hurled back by Femto and getting dog-piled by a bunch more demons, so this is much of scenario #2 from above.]]

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** Speaking of the Eclipse [[spoiler: Guts did this when he tried to reach Casca, who was being raped by the aforementioned Femto, after he chiseled off his own left arm with his broken sword in order to escape a demon that had its jaws around it. Unfortunately, Guts doesn't didn't make it, getting within ''inches'' of putting out Femto's eye with said broken sword before being telekinetically hurled back by Femto and getting dog-piled by a bunch more demons, so this is much of scenario #2 from above.]]
30th Aug '16 11:12:16 AM Dravencour
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** Speaking of the Eclipse [[spoiler: Guts did this when he tries to reach Casca, who is being raped by Femto, after he hacks off his arm in order to escape a demon that had its jaws around it. Unfortunately, he doesn't make it, getting within ''inches'' of putting out Femto's eye with his broken sword before the bastard telekinetically hurls him back and Guts gets dog-piled by a bunch more demons, so this is much of scenario #2 from above.]]

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** Speaking of the Eclipse [[spoiler: Guts did this when he tries tried to reach Casca, who is was being raped by the aforementioned Femto, after he hacks chiseled off his own left arm with his broken sword in order to escape a demon that had its jaws around it. Unfortunately, he Guts doesn't make it, getting within ''inches'' of putting out Femto's eye with his said broken sword before the bastard being telekinetically hurls him hurled back by Femto and Guts gets getting dog-piled by a bunch more demons, so this is much of scenario #2 from above.]]
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