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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.]]
30th Aug '16 11:10:23 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 demon. Unfortunately, he doesn't make it because he 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 to reach Casca, who is being raped by Femto, after he hacks off his arm in order to escape demon. a demon that had its jaws around it. Unfortunately, he doesn't make it because he 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.]]
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.
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