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26th Jun '16 7:44:44 PM nombretomado
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* In earlier ''TheDresdenFiles'' books, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman human]] villains have a tendency to [[EvilVersusEvil kill each other]], be [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hoist by their own petard]] or killed by side characters... so Harry doesn't have blood on his hands and [[PowersThatBe The White Council]] doesn't get angry at him.

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* In earlier ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' books, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman human]] villains have a tendency to [[EvilVersusEvil kill each other]], be [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hoist by their own petard]] or killed by side characters... so Harry doesn't have blood on his hands and [[PowersThatBe The White Council]] doesn't get angry at him.



* In ''TheBookOfTheDunCow'', Cockatrice is impaled by Chauntecleer's battle spurs and mortally wounded. He lunges one last time for the rooster and finishes himself off in the process.

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* In ''TheBookOfTheDunCow'', ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'', Cockatrice is impaled by Chauntecleer's battle spurs and mortally wounded. He lunges one last time for the rooster and finishes himself off in the process.
16th Jun '16 8:24:17 PM nombretomado
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* The MarvelUniverse gives us {{Thanos}}, who routinely comes dangerously close to complete universal domination, only to screw up in some fashion at the last moment and engineer his own defeat. This behavior is noted by both Vision and Adam Warlock in ''The Infinity Gauntlet,'' wherein after taking on almost everyone in the Marvel Universe, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu including Eternity himself]], he decides to become a disembodied presence and leave his body sitting on his throne, allowing his alleged granddaughter to simply grab the titular CosmicKeystone from his inert form with no resistance at all. Adam Warlock then talked Thanos into making a temporary HeelFaceTurn with a HannibalLecture wherein he accused Thanos of deliberately--albeit subconsciously--sabotaging himself and giving up the power he knows he has no right to wield.

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* The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse gives us {{Thanos}}, ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, who routinely comes dangerously close to complete universal domination, only to screw up in some fashion at the last moment and engineer his own defeat. This behavior is noted by both Vision and Adam Warlock in ''The Infinity Gauntlet,'' wherein after taking on almost everyone in the Marvel Universe, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu including Eternity himself]], he decides to become a disembodied presence and leave his body sitting on his throne, allowing his alleged granddaughter to simply grab the titular CosmicKeystone from his inert form with no resistance at all. Adam Warlock then talked Thanos into making a temporary HeelFaceTurn with a HannibalLecture wherein he accused Thanos of deliberately--albeit subconsciously--sabotaging himself and giving up the power he knows he has no right to wield.
16th May '16 12:41:52 PM nombretomado
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* In the MarvelCinematicUniverse, fate conspires so that the heroes rarely kill their own big bads.

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* In the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, fate conspires so that the heroes rarely kill their own big bads.
11th May '16 11:55:27 AM Winner1
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Trajectory, who has gained advanced speed powers thanks to a super drug called Velocity, ends up accidentally killing herself by overdosing on the drugs and running so fast that she disintegrates.


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' Lord Raptor ends up accidentally killing himself in his character ending by absorbing too much of [[DarkMessiah Jedah's]] dark power, resulting in him blowing up.
* In ''Videogame/DantesInferno'', the Queen of Hell [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Beatrice]], who was preparing to fight her former lover, ends up fainting after remembering her past identity thanks to Dante proving himself to her.


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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** [[spoiler: Darkseid and Lex Luthor]] both end up killing themselves when they interact with the Anti-Life Equation in an attempt to unlock great knowledge of the unknown universe.
** In the episode ''Fury'', Aresia ultimately dies in her own doomsday device in a desperate attempt to continue her goal of [[{{Gendercide}} wiping out all men of the world]] in order to achieve what she thinks is peace.
27th Apr '16 4:33:47 PM MJC
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** Nappa is killed by Vegeta [[YouHaveFailedME for losing a battle to Goku]]

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** Nappa is killed by Vegeta [[YouHaveFailedME [[YouHaveFailedMe for losing a battle to Goku]]
27th Apr '16 4:33:21 PM MJC
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** Nappa is killed by Vegeta for losing a battle to Goku

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** Nappa is killed by Vegeta [[YouHaveFailedME for losing a battle to GokuGoku]]
11th Mar '16 1:37:36 AM erforce
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* Taking the place of [[AbsenteeActor Vincent Crabbe]] from the book, [[DeathByAdaptation Gregory Goyle]] is the one who casts Fiendfyre in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Part 2'', and while trying to climb to safety, grabs a loose chair and falls into the fire. Although his only intent was to kill Ron, he essentially killed himself.
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', Shredder is done in when he rushes Splinter and falls into a garbage compactor after trying to kill him with a throwing knife when he was on the edge, with the turtle's much less heroic (though still good-hearted) ally Casey Jones flipping the switch. Of course he's NotQuiteDead and comes back for some more shredding in the sequel, and does ''himself'' in by turning into Super Shredder via [[PsychoSerum the last vial of the ooze]] and causing an entire dock to collapse on him while trying to kill the Turtles.

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* Taking the place of [[AbsenteeActor Vincent Crabbe]] from the book, [[DeathByAdaptation Gregory Goyle]] is the one who casts Fiendfyre in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Part 2'', ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart2'', and while trying to climb to safety, grabs a loose chair and falls into the fire. Although his only intent was to kill Ron, he essentially killed himself.
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', Shredder is done in when he rushes Splinter and falls into a garbage compactor after trying to kill him with a throwing knife when he was on the edge, with the turtle's much less heroic (though still good-hearted) ally Casey Jones flipping the switch. Of course he's NotQuiteDead and comes back for some more shredding in the sequel, [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze sequel]], and does ''himself'' in by turning into Super Shredder via [[PsychoSerum the last vial of the ooze]] and causing an entire dock to collapse on him while trying to kill the Turtles.
8th Mar '16 11:20:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the episode "Flashpoint" of ''WalkerTexasRanger'', two rouge Irish terrorists, a man and a woman, jump out a skyscraper window after sharing a kiss, choosing to become martyrs over life imprisonment.

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* In the episode "Flashpoint" of ''WalkerTexasRanger'', ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'', two rouge Irish terrorists, a man and a woman, jump out a skyscraper window after sharing a kiss, choosing to become martyrs over life imprisonment.



* In ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' Dr. Blackgaard, already near death due to infection by the virus he had hoped to threaten the world with, stays behind inside the Whit's End building as the bombs he planted there are activated.

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* In ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' Dr. Blackgaard, already near death due to infection by the virus he had hoped to threaten the world with, stays behind inside the Whit's End building as the bombs he planted there are activated.
6th Mar '16 8:53:18 AM Pinokio
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Being more convenient for the crew not to deal with her, the spy Seska dies from a console overload in "Basics".
24th Feb '16 8:10:27 PM Tdarcos
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* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-11-09 Nov. 9, 2009]] Schlock is trying to subdue some rioters who locked themselves in a storeroom in the ship, so he uses his plasma cannons to cut through the bulkhead. One of the rioters throws a hand grenade at the hole Schlock made, but it misses and bounces off the wall, before Schlock can even enter. This lands back on them and explodes. Turns out they were carrying antimatter which also explodes, incinerating all of them. ''Schlock didn't have to do anything.'' He thinks they did it to themselves on purpose, as he tells his crew-mate Elf, "They committed suicide when they saw me coming."
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