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9th Apr '18 2:26:07 AM Loekman3
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22nd Feb '18 2:27:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Carter from ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' dies by [[RammingAlwaysWorks crashing his Pelican]] [[TakingYouWithMe into an enemy Scarab]] to allow Six and Emile to slip by and deliver [[spoiler:Cortana]] to the ''Pillar of Autumn''. This succeeds, but was probably not necessary given 1) Scarabs are heavy artillery, not battle tanks, and can easily be kited by a [[FragileSpeedster Mongoose]], 2) a competent Spartan could destroy a Scarab with a Pelican's weaponry [[note]]John destroyed a ''duo'' of them with a much smaller [[FutureCopter Hornet]] in VideoGame/Halo3[[/note]], and 3) [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Six drives past multiple Scarabs immediately after]].
22nd Feb '18 2:14:30 PM DrTinkletrousers
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* Carter from ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' dies by [[RammingAlwaysWorks crashing his Pelican]] [[TakingYouWithMe into an enemy Scarab]] to allow Six and Emile to slip by and deliver [[spoiler:Cortana]] to the ''Pillar of Autumn''. This succeeds, but was probably not necessary given 1) Scarabs are heavy artillery, not battle tanks, and can easily be kited by a [[FragileSpeedster Mongoose]], 2) a competent Spartan could destroy a Scarab with a Pelican's weaponry [[note]]John destroyed a ''duo'' of them with a much smaller [[FutureCopter Hornet]] in VideoGame/Halo3[[/note]], and 3) [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Six drives past multiple Scarabs immediately after]].
17th Jan '18 12:19:47 PM Zaptech
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* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': When Carmen and Zander find themselves surrounded by the alien bugs and their big brain-eating leader coming to... well, eat their brains, Zander reveals that he has a knife hidden, but won't use it himself. Instead, he discreetly hands it to Carmen, and after a few [[DefiantToTheEnd defiant]] [[BadassBoast last words]], gets his brain sucked out of a tiny hole in his skull. The girl then uses the knife to wound the creature and escape. No clear reason is given as to why exactly Zander didn't simply ''use the knife himself'' and then escape with Carmen, but "the writers needed a way to [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse remove the hero's love rival]] and couldn't come up with anything else" is a good assumption.
10th Jan '18 7:34:54 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': When Carmen and Zander find themselves surrounded by the alien bugs and their big brain-eating leader coming to... well, eat their brains, Zander reveals that he has a knife hidden, but won't use it himself. Instead, he discreetly hands it to Carmen, and after a few [[DefiantToTheEnd defiant]] [[BadassBoast last words]], gets his brain sucked out of a tiny hole in his skull. The girl then uses the knife to wound the creature and escape. No clear reason is given as to why exactly Zander didn't simply ''use the knife himself'' and then escape with Carmen, but "the writers needed a way to MurderTheHypotenuse and couldn't come up with anything else" is a good assumption.

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* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': When Carmen and Zander find themselves surrounded by the alien bugs and their big brain-eating leader coming to... well, eat their brains, Zander reveals that he has a knife hidden, but won't use it himself. Instead, he discreetly hands it to Carmen, and after a few [[DefiantToTheEnd defiant]] [[BadassBoast last words]], gets his brain sucked out of a tiny hole in his skull. The girl then uses the knife to wound the creature and escape. No clear reason is given as to why exactly Zander didn't simply ''use the knife himself'' and then escape with Carmen, but "the writers needed a way to MurderTheHypotenuse [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse remove the hero's love rival]] and couldn't come up with anything else" is a good assumption.
24th Dec '17 1:41:14 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Series/Smallville'' Alicia Baker pulls this at the climax of an episode. She teleports in front of Clark to take a bullet when her crazed therapist tries to pull a MurderTheHypotenuse, despite knowing full well that Clark is completely bulletproof. She survives, and Clark quickly incapacitates the foe. When Clark asks her why, she says it's because she promised him she would never reveal his secret, and allowing the therapist to shoot him would have done just that. She's a recovering {{Yandere}} by the way.

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* ''Series/Smallville'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' Alicia Baker pulls this at the climax of an episode. She teleports in front of Clark to take a bullet when her crazed therapist tries to pull a MurderTheHypotenuse, despite knowing full well that Clark is completely bulletproof. She survives, and Clark quickly incapacitates the foe. When Clark asks her why, she says it's because she promised him she would never reveal his secret, and allowing the therapist to shoot him would have done just that. She's a recovering {{Yandere}} by the way.
24th Dec '17 1:28:02 AM erforce
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3rd Dec '17 1:25:05 PM NNinja
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** Gloriously subverted near the end of the Manga/Brotherhood. Old Man Fu tries to take out Fuhrer Bradley by [[TakingYouWithMe suicide bombing him]], only for Bradley to cut the fuses off the bombs. And Fu's stomach. As he's lamenting his uselessness, Fu and Bradley are both stabbed by Buccaneer, [[HeroicSacrifice who removed a sword from his own stomach to land a sneak attack]]. This distracts Bradley enough for Greed/Ling to [[EyeScream use his metal claws to scratch out Bradley's Ultimate Eye]], which is what allowed him to dodge bullets and predict his opponent's moves, among other things.
29th Nov '17 3:56:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'' isn't really going ''that'' badly when Leeroy charges into the Rookery -- a sensible party would have [[ShootTheDog just let him die]], leaving them able to resurrect him at their leisure. Instead, though, they insist on charging in and trying to save him. ThePlan itself also involved several of these, as the Paladins were to cast Divine Intervention (which kills the caster to make the target invulnerable, [[EquivalentExchange but also incapable of acting]]) in an attempt to protect the mages while they AOE down the whelps. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty This ends up including Leeroy himself]].

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* The ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'' isn't really going ''that'' badly when Leeroy charges into the Rookery -- a sensible party would have [[ShootTheDog just let him die]], leaving them able to resurrect him at their leisure. Instead, though, they insist on charging in and trying to save him. ThePlan itself also involved several of these, as the Paladins were to cast Divine Intervention (which kills the caster to make the target invulnerable, [[EquivalentExchange but also incapable of acting]]) in an attempt to protect the mages while they AOE down the whelps. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty This ends up including Leeroy himself]].himself.
29th Nov '17 3:47:25 PM CV12Hornet
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** Previously, at the end of the 1941 [[MadScientist Scientists of Sudden Death]] arc in the newspaper comics, [[BigBad Ralph Roland]] attempts to [[ShootingSuperman shoot Superman]]. He fails because [[FemmeFatale Lil Danvers]] jumps in the way and dies. This sacrifice lacks [[JustifiedTrope justification]], as Lil had, on prior occasions, seen Superman get dumped in a vat of chemicals, stabbed, and repeatedly get caught in explostions.

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** Previously, at the end of the 1941 [[MadScientist Scientists of Sudden Death]] arc in the newspaper comics, [[BigBad Ralph Roland]] attempts to [[ShootingSuperman shoot Superman]]. He fails because [[FemmeFatale Lil Danvers]] jumps in the way and dies. This sacrifice lacks [[JustifiedTrope justification]], as Lil had, on prior occasions, seen Superman get dumped in a vat of chemicals, stabbed, and repeatedly get caught in explostions.bridge-destroying explosions to little apparent effect.
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