History Main / SomeoneHasToDie

21st Dec '16 12:19:01 AM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain The Black Cauldron]]'' - The undead-creating cauldron in the book can only be destroyed by a living person willingly crawling into it, shattering the cauldron and killing themselves. In the Disney film (very) loosely based on the book, they manage to [[DisneyDeath bring back the one who made this sacrifice]].

to:

* ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain The Black Cauldron]]'' - The undead-creating cauldron in the book can only be destroyed by a living person willingly crawling into it, shattering the cauldron and killing themselves. In the Disney film (very) loosely based on the book, they manage to [[DisneyDeath bring back the one who made this sacrifice]].
29th Nov '16 7:25:06 PM Mhazard
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Literature/TheBible: Jesus had to die and suffer punishment for mankind's sins, in order to make it possible for people to be saved and not have to suffer punishment for their own sins. His ressurection is proof that his sacrifice was sufficient.

to:

* Literature/TheBible: Jesus had to die and suffer punishment for mankind's sins, in order to make it possible for people to be saved and not have to suffer punishment for their own sins. [[BackFromTheDead His ressurection resurrection]] is proof that his sacrifice was sufficient.
30th Oct '16 3:59:41 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In an early episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Hera binds Prometheus to a rock (apparently, in this reality, that didn't happen to him already) which robs humanity of the gifts he gave them, including fire and the ability to heal themselves (meaning even a wound as small as a paper cut could be deadly). Xena gets ahold of a sword capable of severing the chains, but then [[HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]] suddenly shows up to try to stop her, insisting on doing it himself. Gabriel and Iolaus think at first that the two are trying to show each other up, but then the true reason comes out: If the sword strikes something forged by Hephaestus, like the chains binding Prometheus, the one striking it is burned to ashes, meaning it can't be done without someone sacrificing himself. Xena is willing to knock Hercules out to prevent him from doing it, as she sees herself as more expendable, but [[spoiler:they are able to do it without either of them actually holding the sword, because ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks; well, actually, the only reason they managed to do it that way was because Hera sent some flying monsters to try to stop them, the fight giving them the right angle, so NiceJobFixingItVillain.]]

to:

* In an early episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Hera binds Prometheus to a rock (apparently, in this reality, that didn't happen to him already) which robs humanity of the gifts he gave them, including fire and the ability to heal themselves (meaning even a wound as small as a paper cut could be deadly). Xena gets ahold of a sword capable of severing the chains, but then [[HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]] suddenly shows up to try to stop her, insisting on doing it himself. Gabriel and Iolaus think at first that the two are trying to show each other up, but then the true reason comes out: If the sword strikes something forged by Hephaestus, like the chains binding Prometheus, the one striking it is burned to ashes, meaning it can't be done without someone sacrificing himself. Xena is willing to knock Hercules out to prevent him from doing it, as she sees herself as more expendable, but [[spoiler:they are able to do it without either of them actually holding the sword, because ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks; well, actually, the only reason they managed to do it that way was because Hera sent some flying monsters to try to stop them, the fight giving them the right angle, so NiceJobFixingItVillain.]]
16th Oct '16 3:32:11 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* At one point in ''[[FireEmblem Fire Emblem 4]]'', Julius and Ishtar run out onto the field to see who can kill one of Celice's troops first. They won't leave until they kill someone or you manage to defeat one of them. Considering their godly stats and super powerful tomes, if you're not extremely careful, you might find your little guys pulling straws.

to:

* At one point in ''[[FireEmblem ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem 4]]'', Julius and Ishtar run out onto the field to see who can kill one of Celice's troops first. They won't leave until they kill someone or you manage to defeat one of them. Considering their godly stats and super powerful tomes, if you're not extremely careful, you might find your little guys pulling straws.
16th Oct '16 3:31:28 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** And in the prologue of ''[[FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]'', you have to sacrifice one of your units to [[YouShallNotPass decoy Jiol away from Marth.]]

to:

** And in the prologue of ''[[FireEmblemAkaneia ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]'', you have to sacrifice one of your units to [[YouShallNotPass decoy Jiol away from Marth.]]
15th Aug '16 2:02:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', the [[CoolStarship Spirit of Fire]] is trapped inside a Forerunner shieldworld. In order for them to escape, somebody has to take the ship's {{FTL}} Drive and use it to destroy the artificial sun. This is combined with MoreExpendableThanYou when [[SergeantRock Sergeant Forge]] tells Jerome that humanity will need every [[SuperSoldier Spartan]] they can get to fight the war and so decides to take the latter's place.

to:

* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
**
In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', the [[CoolStarship ''[[CoolStarship Spirit of Fire]] is trapped Fire]]'' finds itself inside a Forerunner shieldworld. shield world. In order for them to escape, somebody prevent the Covenant from using the shield world's advanced technology to destroy humanity, someone from the crew has to take the ship's {{FTL}} Drive and use it to destroy the planet's artificial sun. This is combined with MoreExpendableThanYou when [[SergeantRock Sergeant Forge]] tells Spartan-II Jerome that humanity will need every [[SuperSoldier Spartan]] they can get to fight the war and so decides to take the latter's place.
8th Aug '16 9:58:31 PM nameheregrr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/AtelierTotori'' has a sealed tower that can only be opened with a human sacrifice and needs to be entered to defeat the BigBad. [[LoopholeAbuse Rorona promptly recommends sacrificing]] [[CuteGhostGirl Pamela]]
12th Jul '16 12:56:09 PM ValdarSai
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': Rip Hunter's team try to destroy the Oculus, but it has a failsafe. In order to bypass it, one of the team has to hold the switch down and be caught in the explosion. Ray volunteers, gets knocked out by Mick who takes his place, who is then knocked out by Leonard who takes his place.
9th Jul '16 12:59:07 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subverted in ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'', when the Toa Inika are told they have to sacrifice one of their own to get to the powerful Mask of Life. Matoro takes the hit, feeling he's [[MoreExpendableThanYou not action hero material like the rest of the team]] - but he's OnlyMostlyDead and quickly brought back, as the ''willingness'' to sacrifice was what mattered and the actual death was irrelevant.

to:

* Subverted in ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'', ''{{Toys/Bionicle}}'', when the Toa Inika are told they have to sacrifice one of their own to get to the powerful Mask of Life. Matoro takes the hit, feeling he's [[MoreExpendableThanYou not action hero material like the rest of the team]] - but he's OnlyMostlyDead and quickly brought back, as the ''willingness'' to sacrifice was what mattered and the actual death was irrelevant.
3rd Jul '16 11:28:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' the Shadow Chronicles, Alex Romero flies his fighter with overloading Synchro-Cannon on board into a bunch of pursuing Shadowfighters. Later Markus throws escape capsule with Maya towads safety and stays behind(rather than call for help) to deter enemy fighters, though this borders with YouShallNotPass situation.

to:

* In ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}: [[WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles The Shadow Chronicles, Chronicles]]'', Alex Romero flies his fighter with overloading Synchro-Cannon on board into a bunch of pursuing Shadowfighters. Later Markus throws escape capsule with Maya towads safety and stays behind(rather than call for help) to deter enemy fighters, though this borders with YouShallNotPass situation.
This list shows the last 10 events of 84. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SomeoneHasToDie