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16th Jul '17 11:47:18 AM eroock
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One form of TakingYouWithMe is when a villain deliberately sets up a LoadBearingBoss situation, hoping to collapse his lair on the victorious heroes (over cries of "You'll kill us both\all!"). When cornered, one might decide that it's BetterToDieThanBeKilled, and take a CyanidePill; too bad that those don't bring down the opponent with you. Alternatively, the ''threat'' of taking an attacker down with you can allow you to achieve a VictoryThroughIntimidation. If this action is taken by a usually stoic villain, may have been preceded by a VillainousBreakdown. If [[ApocalypseHow all of the universe/reality]] is included with "you", this becomes a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum.

A LastStand is a prolonged version of this, involving more characters. It may, in fact, have several TakingYouWithMe incidents in it. This trope often goes hand-in-hand with DoNotGoGentle.

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One form of TakingYouWithMe Taking You with Me is when a villain deliberately sets up a LoadBearingBoss situation, hoping to collapse his lair on the victorious heroes (over cries of "You'll kill us both\all!"). When cornered, one might decide that it's BetterToDieThanBeKilled, and take a CyanidePill; too bad that those don't bring down the opponent with you. Alternatively, the ''threat'' of taking an attacker down with you can allow you to achieve a VictoryThroughIntimidation. If this action is taken by a usually stoic villain, may have been preceded by a VillainousBreakdown. If [[ApocalypseHow all of the universe/reality]] is included with "you", this becomes a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum.

A LastStand is a prolonged version of this, involving more characters. It may, in fact, have several TakingYouWithMe Taking You with Me incidents in it. This trope often goes hand-in-hand with DoNotGoGentle.
15th Jul '17 2:30:49 PM neoYTPism
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->''"To the last, I grapple with thee; from hell's heart, I stab at thee; for hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee."''

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->''"To the last, I grapple with thee; from ->''"From hell's heart, I stab at thee; for hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee."''
3rd Jul '17 11:11:36 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/TheRuinsOfAnAmericanPartySystem'' has a purely unintentional example. When Huey Long votes for the Civil Rights Act as a final political act before killing himself to avoid jail time for corruption, the shock causes his ideological rival Governor Eugene Talmadge to drop dead of a heart attack.
24th Jun '17 1:43:59 PM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'': During the FinalBattle, when [[FallenHero Jade]] is being permanently [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]] by [[TheHero Trace]], she grabs [[LoveInterest Mildred]] and threatens to drag her into the Netherworld with her if the spell isn't stopped. [[spoiler: Fortunately, [[SpiritAdvisor Cheherezad]] swoops in to save her, allowing Jade to be safely sealed.]]
14th Jun '17 4:18:21 PM jtierney50
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14th Jun '17 4:16:44 PM jtierney50
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* Directly invoked by Enjolras and the other revolutionaries in ''Theatre/LesMiserables''; when they realize that [[spoiler:no one is coming to help them and that they are going to die]], they promise to "make them bleed while we can". [[spoiler:Given how quickly they go down, they likely weren't too successful]].
13th Jun '17 9:29:08 AM TheWanderer
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See also SealedEvilInADuel, SelfDestructiveCharge, MutualKill, and HeroicSacrifice. May occur after crossing the GodzillaThreshold. The DoubleKnockout is a nonlethal cousin of this trope. May be the purpose of some variants of a [[DeadManSwitch Deadman's Switch]]. Compare LastDitchMove for (not necessarily lethal or even offensive) scripted final actions. A SoreLoser might resort to this if they're upset enough. Contrast VillainsDyingGrace. Not to be confused with [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe Taking Them Home With Me]]. It also should not be confused with BackstabBackfire, where the death of the person trying to do a last ditch effort in killing his enemy did not plan the possibility of death when attempting to backstab them after being defeated.

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See also SealedEvilInADuel, SelfDestructiveCharge, MutualKill, and HeroicSacrifice. May occur after crossing the GodzillaThreshold. The DoubleKnockout is a nonlethal cousin of this trope. May be the purpose of some variants of a [[DeadManSwitch Deadman's Switch]]. Compare LastDitchMove for (not necessarily lethal or even offensive) scripted final actions. Someone pulling the SelfPoisoningGambit may be doing this if they don't have any means to counteract the poison. A SoreLoser might resort to this if they're upset enough. Contrast VillainsDyingGrace. Not to be confused with [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe Taking Them Home With Me]]. It also should not be confused with BackstabBackfire, where the death of the person trying to do a last ditch effort in killing his enemy did not plan the possibility of death when attempting to backstab them after being defeated.
21st May '17 2:05:44 PM VerMa
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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'': In issue #20, Princess Celestia ''tries'' to kill her mirror-world EvilCounterpart (which, due to {{synchronization}}, would have meant ''her'' death, as well) after the latter [[BerserkButton hurts both versions of Luna]]. She doesn't manage to do so only because of mirror-King Sombra putting up a magical barrier.
16th May '17 2:06:58 PM nombretomado
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** And in the manual on [[{{Tsukihime}} The Dead Apostle Ancestors]], El Nahat seems to have this as his shtick. Blowing himself up to kill an enemy. The Church has captured him and turned his stomach into a weapon.

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** And in the manual on [[{{Tsukihime}} [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} The Dead Apostle Ancestors]], El Nahat seems to have this as his shtick. Blowing himself up to kill an enemy. The Church has captured him and turned his stomach into a weapon.
15th May '17 12:56:01 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', this happens when Loz and Yazoo shoot Cloud through the back whilst he's having a RedemptionInTheRain moment, before making a huge explosion. It partly works, killing themselves, but only sending Cloud to TheLifestream for a couple of minutes.
** Having been somehow formed almost exclusively by Jenova, they were actively dissolving in the purifying rain--explosion unrelated. Still, the were avenging Sephiroth, Jenova, and Kadaj by killing Cloud even as they went down, so it still counts. Only Cloud had a Get Out of Death Free card for world-saving, apparently.

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* In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', this happens when Loz and Yazoo shoot Cloud through the back whilst he's having a RedemptionInTheRain moment, before making a huge explosion. It partly works, killing themselves, but only sending Cloud to TheLifestream for a couple of minutes.
** Having been somehow formed almost exclusively by Jenova, they were actively dissolving in the purifying rain--explosion unrelated. Still, the were avenging Sephiroth, Jenova, and Kadaj by killing Cloud even as they went down, so it still counts. Only Cloud had a Get Out of Death Free card for world-saving, apparently.
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** Iago was actually his ally. Really more a case of "misery loves company."
* Just before the end of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', [[spoiler: [[BigBad Lotso]]]], after [[TheDragon Big Baby]] throws him into a dumpster, [[AnkleDrag grabs Woody by the leg]] and pulls him into said dumpster, just as the garbage truck comes to take them to the dump. Subverted afterward as after Woody and Buzz save [[spoiler: Lotso]] from being shredded to bits, [[UngratefulBastard leaves the other toys to be incinerated rather than push the emergency stop button to save them]]. [[spoiler: They do get saved by the Squeeze Toy Aliens at the last second.]]

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** Iago was actually his ally. Really more a case of "misery loves company."
company".
* Just ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'': Batman has reached his DespairEventHorizon and [[ItMakesSenseInContext grabs on to the Joker's escape jetpack as an abandoned amusement park is exploding.]]
-->'''Joker''': I'm your only chance to get out of here! Let me go or we'll both die!\\
'''Batman''': Whatever it takes!
* Original production materials for ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' indicated that Gaston killing the Beast
before falling off the end of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', [[spoiler: [[BigBad Lotso]]]], after [[TheDragon Big Baby]] throws him into a dumpster, [[AnkleDrag grabs Woody by castle was actually closer to this trope than the leg]] and pulls him into said dumpster, final version's BackstabBackfire.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Chakal tries to use his bombs in order to destroy the entire town. Manolo however ends up trapping the both of them inside a bell, containing the explosion to
just as the garbage truck comes to take them to two of them. [[spoiler:However, Joaquin secretly gave Manolo the dump. Subverted afterward as after Woody and Buzz save [[spoiler: Lotso]] from being shredded to bits, [[UngratefulBastard leaves the other toys to be incinerated rather than push the emergency stop button to save them]]. [[spoiler: They do get saved by the Squeeze Toy Aliens at the last second.]]Medal of Everlasting Life, which let him survive unscathed]].



* In the climax of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' Basil manages to defeat Ratigan by activating the chimes on the Big Ben clock tower, the resulting shockwave sends Ratigan falling from the tower he grabs a hold of Basil and takes him with him, Basil manages to survive by grabbing a part of the blimp he was hanging onto and using it like a propeller.
* Original production materials for ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' indicated that Gaston killing the Beast before falling off the castle was actually closer to this trope than the final version's BackstabBackfire.



* Heavily implied in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; after Prince Philip has [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown his sword]] at Maleficent, piercing her heart, she makes one final lunge at him before falling to her death.

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* Heavily implied in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; after Prince Philip has [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown his sword]] at Maleficent, piercing her heart, she makes one final lunge at him In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', this happens when Loz and Yazoo shoot Cloud through the back whilst he's having a RedemptionInTheRain moment, before making a huge explosion. It partly works, killing themselves, but only sending Cloud to TheLifestream for a couple of minutes.
** Having been somehow formed almost exclusively by Jenova, they were actively dissolving in the purifying rain--explosion unrelated. Still, the were avenging Sephiroth, Jenova, and Kadaj by killing Cloud even as they went down, so it still counts. Only Cloud had a Get Out of Death Free card for world-saving, apparently.
* In the climax of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' Basil manages to defeat Ratigan by activating the chimes on the Big Ben clock tower, the resulting shockwave sends Ratigan
falling from the tower he grabs a hold of Basil and takes him with him, Basil manages to her death.survive by grabbing a part of the blimp he was hanging onto and using it like a propeller.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': In the opening scene, the Jester ({{alternate universe}} [[EvilCounterpart good counterpart]] to the Joker) is cornered by two of the Crime Syndicate:
-->'''Jester:''' Okay! I'm down to my last joke anyway...\\
''(he pulls out and triggers a grenade)''\\
'''Jester:''' ...but this one'll ''kill'' ya!
* In the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' DVD, Agent Faraday has just enough strength to grab and unpin two grenades before the monster swallows him. The Martian Manhunter is moved by his HeroicSacrifice and subsequently [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge goes on a nice little rampage]].
** In the comic the film is based on, the action was done by John Cloud instead. While it was insanely awesome, the subplot had little to do with the plot, so it was cut, and the moment was integrated into Faraday's HeroicSacrifice.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', when Po discovers that the Wuxi Finger Hold won't work on the immortal Kai, Po grabs Kai in a bear hug and uses the hold on himself, taking them both into the Spirit Realm.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', Sharptooth grabs Petrie as they plummet into the pond below, though the flyer survives.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' has Spike dangling from the end of a bridge while fighting a SavageWolf. Once the wolf is distracted by Angelica blowing a raspberry at it, Spike grabs the wolf's tail and hurls himself and the wolf off of the bridge. Spike [[DisneyDeath lives]], the wolf [[DisneyVillainDeath doesn't]].



* WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm: Batman has reached his DespairEventHorizon and [[ItMakesSenseInContext grabs on to the Joker's escape jetpack as an abandoned amusement park is exploding.]]
-->'''Joker''': I'm your only chance to get out of here! Let me go or we'll both die!
-->'''Batman''': Whatever it takes!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Chakal tries to use his bombs in order to destroy the entire town. Manolo however ends up trapping the both of them inside a bell, containing the explosion to just the two of them. [[spoiler:However, Joaquin secretly gave Manolo the Medal of Everlasting Life, which let him survive unscathed]].

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* WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm: Batman Heavily implied in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; after Prince Philip has reached [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown his DespairEventHorizon and [[ItMakesSenseInContext grabs on sword]] at Maleficent, piercing her heart, she makes one final lunge at him before falling to the Joker's escape jetpack as an abandoned amusement park is exploding.]]
-->'''Joker''': I'm your only chance to get out of here! Let me go or we'll both die!
-->'''Batman''': Whatever it takes!
her death.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Chakal ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter tries to pull this as he is falling by using the giant robot claw to grab the ledge that Junior, Tulip, and the baby are standing on, but Junior flies himself and the girls back to safety.
* In ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'', after being lethally stabbed by Gothel, Eugene decides to cut Rapunzel's hair, the only thing keeping Gothel young, rather than allow Rapunzel to
use his bombs in order her hair to destroy the entire town. Manolo however ends up trapping the both of them inside a bell, containing the explosion to just the two of them. [[spoiler:However, Joaquin secretly gave Manolo the Medal of Everlasting Life, which let him survive unscathed]].heal him.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', Sharptooth grabs Petrie as they plummet into the pond below, though the flyer survives.
* In ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'', after being lethally stabbed by Gothel, Eugene decides to cut Rapunzel's hair, the only thing keeping Gothel young, rather than allow Rapunzel to use her hair to heal him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', when Po discovers that the Wuxi Finger Hold won't work on the immortal Kai, Po grabs Kai in a bear hug and uses the hold on himself, taking them both into the Spirit Realm.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter tries to pull this as he is falling by using the giant robot claw to grab the ledge that Junior, Tulip, and the baby are standing on, but Junior flies himself and the girls back to safety.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': In the opening scene, the Jester ({{alternate universe}} [[EvilCounterpart good counterpart]] to the Joker) is cornered by two of the Crime Syndicate:
-->'''Jester:''' Okay! I'm down to my last joke anyway...\\
''(he pulls out and triggers a grenade)''\\
'''Jester:''' ...but this one'll ''kill'' ya!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' has Spike dangling from the end of a bridge while fighting a SavageWolf. Once the wolf is distracted by Angelica blowing a raspberry at it, Spike grabs the wolf's tail and hurls himself and the wolf off of the bridge. Spike [[DisneyDeath lives]], the wolf [[DisneyVillainDeath doesn't]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', Sharptooth Just before the end of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', [[spoiler: [[BigBad Lotso]]]], after [[TheDragon Big Baby]] throws him into a dumpster, [[AnkleDrag grabs Petrie as they plummet Woody by the leg]] and pulls him into said dumpster, just as the pond below, though garbage truck comes to take them to the flyer survives.
* In ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'',
dump. Subverted afterward as after Woody and Buzz save [[spoiler: Lotso]] from being lethally stabbed by Gothel, Eugene decides shredded to cut Rapunzel's hair, bits, [[UngratefulBastard leaves the only thing keeping Gothel young, other toys to be incinerated rather than allow Rapunzel to use her hair to heal him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', when Po discovers that
push the Wuxi Finger Hold won't work on emergency stop button to save them]]. [[spoiler: They do get saved by the immortal Kai, Po grabs Kai in a bear hug and uses Squeeze Toy Aliens at the hold on himself, taking them both into the Spirit Realm.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter tries to pull this as he is falling by using the giant robot claw to grab the ledge that Junior, Tulip, and the baby are standing on, but Junior flies himself and the girls back to safety.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': In the opening scene, the Jester ({{alternate universe}} [[EvilCounterpart good counterpart]] to the Joker) is cornered by two of the Crime Syndicate:
-->'''Jester:''' Okay! I'm down to my
last joke anyway...\\
''(he pulls out and triggers a grenade)''\\
'''Jester:''' ...but this one'll ''kill'' ya!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' has Spike dangling from the end of a bridge while fighting a SavageWolf. Once the wolf is distracted by Angelica blowing a raspberry at it, Spike grabs the wolf's tail and hurls himself and the wolf off of the bridge. Spike [[DisneyDeath lives]], the wolf [[DisneyVillainDeath doesn't]].
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* Camille Saint-Saëns's opera ''Samson et Dalila'' ends the same way as the Biblical legend, with Samson bringing down the temple on himself and the entire Philistine cast.
* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', [=MechaMew2=] tries to do this to Giovanni; sadly, the Rocket boss escapes before it blows up.

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* Camille Saint-Saëns's opera ''Samson et Dalila'' ends ''Defied'' by the same way as eponymous protagonist of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' at the Biblical legend, play's climax. In his final solo, seeing his friend-turned-rival Aaron Burr's gunshot coming towards him and knowing he is about to die, he deliberates over whether his final action should be to shoot his soon-to-be-murderer in retaliation. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome He chooses to spare his life.]]
* In ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}'', Veronica is [[LetsGetDangerous completely willing to die]] if it's going to prevent all of the students of Westerberg from being blown to smithereens by JD, but she's taking him down along
with Samson bringing down the temple on himself her.
-->"And there's your final bell!"\\
"It's one more dance
and the entire Philistine cast.
* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', [=MechaMew2=] tries
then farewell!"\\
"Cheek
to do this to Giovanni; sadly, the Rocket boss escapes before it blows up.cheek in hell with a dead girl walking!"



* In Theatre/{{Heathers}}, Veronica is [[LetsGetDangerous completely willing to die]] if it's going to prevent all of the students of Westerberg from being blown to smithereens by JD, but she's taking him down along with her.
--> "And there's your final bell!"
--> "It's one more dance and then farewell!"
--> "Cheek to cheek in hell with a dead girl walking!"
* ''Defied'' by the eponymous protagonist of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' at the play's climax. In his final solo, seeing his friend-turned-rival Aaron Burr's gunshot coming towards him and knowing he is about to die, he deliberates over whether his final action should be to shoot his soon-to-be-murderer in retaliation. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome He chooses to spare his life.]]

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* In Theatre/{{Heathers}}, Veronica is [[LetsGetDangerous completely willing ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', [=MechaMew2=] tries to die]] if it's going do this to prevent all of Giovanni; sadly, the students of Westerberg from being blown to smithereens by JD, but she's taking him Rocket boss escapes before it blows up.
* Camille Saint-Saëns' opera ''Samson et Dalila'' ends the same way as the Biblical legend, with Samson bringing
down along with her.
--> "And there's your final bell!"
--> "It's one more dance
the temple on himself and then farewell!"
--> "Cheek to cheek in hell with a dead girl walking!"
* ''Defied'' by
the eponymous protagonist of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' at the play's climax. In his final solo, seeing his friend-turned-rival Aaron Burr's gunshot coming towards him and knowing he is about to die, he deliberates over whether his final action should be to shoot his soon-to-be-murderer in retaliation. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome He chooses to spare his life.]]entire Philistine cast.



* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'': In the final battle Yzin does this. (He fails. Sort of.) Both Yzin and Alex survive, Alex then pulls this too. Sort of.)
* Played for laughs in ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany''. Tiren, the heroes' [[TheBigGirl only fighter]], is being beaten by [[TheBigGuy Marty]]. Walter grabs him and jumps off the airship. Tiren and Sue both jump after their respective [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend definitely not boyfriend]]. [[spoiler: Tiren forgot Walter can fly, he grabs her. Sue's sister ends up saving the other two.]] The rest of the cast are stunned by the stupidity, except Sal.
* The Crap Golems of ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' seem to be [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0139.html designed]] for this kind of tactic, accompanied by what can only be described as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in {{Unsound Effect}}s.
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0144.html this recent strip]], Bogroll seems to be pulling this on ''Ansom''.
*** Bogroll succeeds so amazingly that he levels. Twice. Before being killed so hard that even Wanda and an Arkentool can't bring him back.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Zola [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20101013 invokes it]] while dosing herself with the [[PowerAtAPrice extra-strength]] [[SuperSerum stimulant cocktail]], Movit [[UpToEleven #11]].
* K'seliss in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', having been cursed with a disease that rots his flesh, [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/06032011/ bites through the neck]] of the EldritchAbomination that cursed him in his final moments.



* How the original Webcomic/HeroByNight ended his career.
* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': Wonderella is planning to do this to ''everyone'', by arranging to have sarin gas pumped into the room where her VideoWill is viewed, as seen in [[http://nonadventures.com/2009/08/08/big-will-style/ this strip]]. (Fortunately, at least Rita, who records it, now knows not to show up.)
* Sepulchritude, ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'''s ultimate attack, which is deployed to take out the [[OneWingedAngel Demonhead]] [[SequentialBoss Mobster]] [[MarathonBoss Kingpin]]. Problem Sleuth lives.
** A recurring theme for ''Webcomic/MsPaintAdventures'', as in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' [[spoiler:beta-timeline Calliope dies destroying the Green Sun and the outer ring. At the same time Vrisca uses the Juju to fight Lord English.]] She may have survived, but if she didn't, she died fighting the way she always did.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. The embodiment of 2010. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-01-02 To Death himself]].



* The Crap Golems of Webcomic/{{Erfworld}} seem to be [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0139.html designed]] for this kind of tactic, accompanied by what can only be described as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in {{Unsound Effect}}s.
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0144.html this recent strip]], Bogroll seems to be pulling this on ''Ansom''.
*** Bogroll succeeds so amazingly that he levels. Twice. Before being killed so hard that even Wanda and an Arkentool can't bring him back.
* Sepulchritude, ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'''s ultimate attack, which is deployed to take out the [[OneWingedAngel Demonhead]] [[SequentialBoss Mobster]] [[MarathonBoss Kingpin]]. Problem Sleuth lives.
** A recurring theme for ''Webcomic/MsPaintAdventures'', as in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' [[spoiler:beta-timeline Calliope dies destroying the Green Sun and the outer ring. At the same time Vrisca uses the Juju to fight Lord English.]] She may have survived, but if she didn't, she died fighting the way she always did.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. The embodiment of 2010. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-01-02 To Death himself]].
* Played for laughs in ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany''. Tiren, the heroes' [[TheBigGirl only fighter]], is being beaten by [[TheBigGuy Marty]]. Walter grabs him and jumps off the airship. Tiren and Sue both jump after their respective [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend definitely not boyfriend]]. [[spoiler: Tiren forgot Walter can fly, he grabs her. Sue's sister ends up saving the other two.]] The rest of the cast are stunned by the stupidity, except Sal.
* K'seliss in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', having been cursed with a disease that rots his flesh, [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/06032011/ bites through the neck]] of the EldritchAbomination that cursed him in his final moments.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Zola [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20101013 invokes it]] while dosing herself with the [[PowerAtAPrice extra-strength]] [[SuperSerum stimulant cocktail]], Movit [[UpToEleven #11]].
* How the original Webcomic/HeroByNight ended his career.
* ''[[Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella Wonderella]]'' is planning to do this to ''everyone'', by arranging to have sarin gas pumped into the room where her VideoWill is viewed, as seen in [[http://nonadventures.com/2009/08/08/big-will-style/ this strip]]. (Fortunately, at least Rita, who records it, now knows not to show up.)
* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'': In the final battle Yzin does this. (He fails. Sort of.) Both Yzin and Alex survive, Alex then pulls this too. Sort of.)



* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' played with this trope and subverted it and eventually pretended it never happened. BigBad Megabyte is trapped in a {{Room101}} by Bob in an early episode (though Bob later becomes retconned into a TechnicalPacifist), and so Megs uses the last of his strength to self destruct himself using a panel on his forearm that appears to be a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Predator}}''. His chamber of doom is ejected into orbit to keep him from destroying everything. Even though Bob would never do something like this later in the series, and Megabyte turned a sickly black blotch as he prepared to kaboom, the chamber lands on the outskirts of Mainframe and we see Megabyte's fist punch through the chamber door in a FingerTwitchingRevival (well, by his standards).
** The supervirus Daemon has this as her entire purpose. She infects the entire Net and once her personal clock runs out she self-destructs and in sixty seconds everything infected by her gets destroyed as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' played with this trope and subverted it and eventually pretended it never happened. BigBad Megabyte is trapped Used in a {{Room101}} by Bob in an early the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' episode (though Bob later becomes retconned "Smuggler's Gauntlet." The antagonist of the episode stole some high-end PsychoSerum, and the Rangers are sent out to retrieve it. They break into a TechnicalPacifist), the antagonist's hideout and so Megs uses are surrounded by mooks. Queue Zachary activating a neuron bomb capable of wiping out ''all life'' in a city block's radius and threatening to detonate it unless the last of his strength to self destruct himself using a panel on his forearm that appears antagonist backs down. Goose may have the CowboyCop reputation, but push Zach, and he proves to be a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Predator}}''. His chamber of doom is ejected into orbit to keep him from destroying everything. Even though Bob would never do something like this later in the series, and Megabyte turned a sickly black blotch as he prepared to kaboom, the chamber lands on the outskirts of Mainframe and we see Megabyte's fist punch through the chamber door in a FingerTwitchingRevival (well, by his standards).
** The supervirus Daemon has this as her entire purpose. She infects the entire Net and once her personal clock runs out she self-destructs and in sixty seconds everything infected by her gets destroyed as well.
crazier.



* The SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' had Lin Bei Fong attempt this in [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E10TurningTheTides Turning The Tides]], when she ordered Tenzin to go on without her as she attacked the airships, leaving her to go down with them. In a double subversion, she fails to take down the second one, although she manages to stop their pursuit of Tenzin and his family.
** In the last episode of season 3, Ghazan chooses this over going back to prison - and collapses a cave on himself, Bolin and Mako. They make it out, he doesn't.

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* ** The SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' had Lin Bei Fong attempt this in [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E10TurningTheTides Turning The Tides]], when she ordered Tenzin to go on without her as she attacked the airships, leaving her to go down with them. In a double subversion, she fails to take down the second one, although she manages to stop their pursuit of Tenzin and his family.
** *** In the last episode of season 3, Ghazan chooses this over going back to prison - and collapses a cave on himself, Bolin and Mako. They make it out, he doesn't.



* Done interestingly in ''Anime/TransformersArmada''. Megatron knows that if he and Optimus Prime both live, the war will restart and Unicron will be revived. He ends their final battle by allowing himself to be sucked into the space vortex, even shiving Optimus' hand when he tries to stop his fall.
** He does it ''again'' at the end of the next season, ''Anime/TransformersEnergon.'' The fledgeling new universe is powered by a 'sun' made of Super Energon and the head of Unicron. Unicron's spark has entered him, but when he realizes he's being used, he enters the Super Energon sun, apparently vaporizing himself, so that Unicron won't return; if Unicron really is alive, there'll be no escaping its gravity. Interestingly, ''Megatron'' returns for ''Anime/TransformersCybertron,'' with spiffy new Unicron based armor but ''not'' that of Noble Demon-ness that makes him the kind of guy who'd sacrifice himself for the universe.
** In ''Cybertron,'' Unicron does this in a way. The balance of good and evil is disrupted with Unicron gone, so a giant black hole that could consume TheMultiverse has formed. If it's not stopped, Unicron will basically have taken all reality with him.
* The two-part premiere of ''Transformers: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had Megatron transforming to robot mode and risking fatal Energon exposure, in order to blow up Optimus Primal. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Yeah, neither dies.]]
--> For if I must die, I shall take you with me.
** Depth Charge [[spoiler: goes out this way, taking Rampage with him by stabbing the crab with a spike of raw energon.]]
** However, in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', Optimus grabs Megatron and jumps into a device that turns all of Cybertron into a technorganic paradise, reviving all the sparks Megatron took. Both die, although Optimus's spark appears once to pass the torch to Cheetor before joining the Matrix.
* [[RunningGag In what seems to be a reoccurring trend]], in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Megatron once again attempts this with Optimus Prime, intending to vanquish his spark [[spoiler:in the ensuing Starscream Supreme explosion]]. Notable in that Megatron did not fully acknowledge Optimus until this episode -- it really goes to show how Optimus dug under him, and had the show continued, the event is what would fully kick start their legendary rivalry.
* In the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' DVD, Agent Faraday has just enough strength to grab and unpin two grenades before the monster swallows him. The Martian Manhunter is moved by his HeroicSacrifice and subsequently [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge goes on a nice little rampage]].
** In the comic the film is based on, the action was done by John Cloud instead. While it was insanely awesome, the subplot had little to do with the plot, so it was cut, and the moment was integrated into Faraday's HeroicSacrifice.

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* Done interestingly in ''Anime/TransformersArmada''. Megatron knows that if he and Optimus Prime both live, In the war will restart and Unicron will be revived. He ends their final battle by allowing himself to be sucked into ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Harlequinade" the space vortex, even shiving Optimus' hand when he tries Joker plots to stop his fall.
** He does it ''again'' at the end of the next season, ''Anime/TransformersEnergon.'' The fledgeling new universe is powered by a 'sun' made of Super Energon and the head of Unicron. Unicron's spark has entered him, but when he realizes he's being used, he enters the Super Energon sun, apparently vaporizing himself, so that Unicron won't return; if Unicron really is alive, there'll be no escaping its gravity. Interestingly, ''Megatron'' returns for ''Anime/TransformersCybertron,''
level Gotham City with spiffy new Unicron based armor but ''not'' that of Noble Demon-ness that makes him the kind of guy who'd sacrifice himself for the universe.
** In ''Cybertron,'' Unicron does this in
a way. The balance of good and evil is disrupted with Unicron gone, so a giant black hole that could consume TheMultiverse has formed. If nuclear bomb. When it's not stopped, Unicron will basically have taken all reality clear that his plan is going to fail due to Batman's interference, he aims the gun turret of the plane he planned to escape with him.
* The two-part premiere of ''Transformers: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had Megatron transforming
on the bomb, vowing that, "That bomb's going to robot mode and risking fatal Energon exposure, in order to blow up Optimus Primal. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Yeah, neither dies.]]
--> For
go off even if I must die, I shall take you go with me.
** Depth Charge [[spoiler: goes out
it!" Fortunately, he doesn't succeed.
* Captain Marcus tries to do
this way, taking Rampage with him by stabbing the crab with a spike in episode 11 of raw energon.]]
** However, in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', Optimus grabs Megatron and jumps into a device that turns all of Cybertron into a technorganic paradise, reviving all the sparks Megatron took. Both die, although Optimus's spark appears once to pass the torch to Cheetor before joining the Matrix.
* [[RunningGag In what seems to be a reoccurring trend]], in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Megatron once again attempts this with Optimus Prime, intending to vanquish
''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'', after his spark [[spoiler:in the ensuing Starscream Supreme explosion]]. Notable attempt to liberate Earth results in catastrophic defeat. {{Subverted|Trope}} in that Megatron did not fully acknowledge Optimus until this episode -- it really goes to show how Optimus dug under him, and had he fails: the show continued, the event ''Resolute'' is what would fully kick start their legendary rivalry.
* In the ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' DVD, Agent Faraday has just enough strength to grab and unpin two grenades
destroyed before the monster swallows him. The Martian Manhunter is moved by his HeroicSacrifice and subsequently [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge goes on a nice little rampage]].
** In the comic the film is based on, the action was done by John Cloud instead. While
it was insanely awesome, the subplot had little to do with the plot, so it was cut, and the moment was integrated into Faraday's HeroicSacrifice.can ram Phaeton's flagship.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', this is quite possibly the only SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome ever awarded to a {{mook}}.
--> '''Battle Droid:''' (after critically wounding a Clone Trooper) Do we take prisoners?
--> '''Heavy (Clone Trooper):''' I don't (cue explosion.).
* Used in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' episode "Smuggler's Gauntlet." The antagonist of the episode stole some high-end PsychoSerum, and the Rangers are sent out to retrieve it. They break into the antagonist's hideout and are surrounded by mooks. Queue Zachary activating a neuron bomb capable of wiping out ''all life'' in a city block's radius and threatening to detonate it unless the antagonist backs down. Goose may have the CowboyCop reputation, but push Zach, and he proves to be crazier.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Harlinquinade" the Joker plots to level Gotham City with a nuclear bomb. When it's clear that his plan is going to fail due to Batman's interference, he aims the gun turret of the plane he planned to escape with on the bomb, vowing that, "That bomb's going to go off even if I go with it!" Fortunately, he doesn't succeed.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': The turtles' Triceraton ally Zog does this to the Shredder by keeping him immobile inside an exploding ship. While he succeeds in his intention of giving the turtles enough time to escape, the Shredder survives, while he himself...doesn't.
** Villainous example: 2K3 Shredder in ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' made up his mind to end it this way by ending all of existence if only so he could destroy [[spoiler:the [=TMNTs=] from Turtle Prime/the original Mirage comic.]]



* Captain Marcus tries to do this in episode 11 of ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'', after his attempt to liberate Earth results in catastrophic defeat. {{Subverted|Trope}} in that he fails: the ''Resolute'' is destroyed before it can ram Phaeton's flagship.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has Rebecca tell Baloo, "I'm going insane! And I'm taking you with me!".

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* Captain Marcus ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In "Only A Dream", Copperhead tries to do escape by jumping onto Hawkgirl's back and threatening to bite her with his poison fangs unless she gives him a ride. She simply flies a few hundred feet straight up and points out that [[DidntThinkThisThrough if he bites her now, they'll both die]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' played with
this trope and subverted it and eventually pretended it never happened. BigBad Megabyte is trapped in a {{Room101}} by Bob in an early episode 11 (though Bob later becomes retconned into a TechnicalPacifist), and so Megs uses the last of ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'', after his attempt strength to liberate Earth results in catastrophic defeat. {{Subverted|Trope}} in self destruct himself using a panel on his forearm that he fails: appears to be a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Predator}}''. His chamber of doom is ejected into orbit to keep him from destroying everything. Even though Bob would never do something like this later in the ''Resolute'' is series, and Megabyte turned a sickly black blotch as he prepared to kaboom, the chamber lands on the outskirts of Mainframe and we see Megabyte's fist punch through the chamber door in a FingerTwitchingRevival (well, by his standards).
** The supervirus Daemon has this as her entire purpose. She infects the entire Net and once her personal clock runs out she self-destructs and in sixty seconds everything infected by her gets
destroyed before it can ram Phaeton's flagship.
as well.
* An In the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has Rebecca tell Baloo, "I'm going insane! And I'm taking you with me!"."The Policy", Murphy pulled this off when Sparks tried electrocuting him for the insurance money: he got close enough to Sparks to electrocute him as well. There seems to be no hard feelings between the two, as they both sit in hell casually comparing punishments.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Metalhead Rewired", [[spoiler:Metalhead]] does this. After holding a [[spoiler:portal open in order to allow all the mutants to escape (turtles included), Metalhead lets the Kraang all pile onto him, and then self-destructs by exploding.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E5Rookies "Rookies"]], a seriously injured rookie clone trooper sets off explosives that destroy himself, the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Metalhead Rewired", [[spoiler:Metalhead]] does this. After holding a [[spoiler:portal open in order to allow all battle droids cornering him ''and'' the mutants to escape (turtles included), Metalhead lets the Kraang all pile onto him, and then self-destructs by exploding.]]installation they were on.
-->'''Battle Droid:''' Do we take prisoners?\\
'''Hevy:''' I... don't. ''[detonates explosives]''



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In "Only A Dream", Copperhead tries to escape by jumping onto Hawkgirl's back and threatening to bite her with his poison fangs unless she gives him a ride. She simply flies a few hundred feet straight up and points out that [[DidntThinkThisThrough if he bites her now, they'll both die]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "The Policy", Murphy pulled this off when Sparks tried electrocuting him for the insurance money: he got close enough to Sparks to electrocute him as well. There seems to be no hard feelings between the two, as they both sit in hell casually comparing punishments.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has Rebecca tell Baloo, "I'm going insane! And I'm taking you with me!".
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': The turtles' Triceraton ally Zog does this to the Shredder by keeping him immobile inside an exploding ship. While he succeeds in his intention of giving the turtles enough time to escape, the Shredder survives, while he himself...doesn't.
** Villainous example: 2K3 Shredder in ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' made up his mind to end it this way by ending all of existence if only so he could destroy [[spoiler:the [=TMNTs=] from Turtle Prime/the original Mirage comic.]]
*
In "Only A Dream", Copperhead tries the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' episode "Metalhead Rewired", [[spoiler:Metalhead]] does this. After holding a [[spoiler:portal open in order to allow all the mutants to escape by jumping (turtles included), Metalhead lets the Kraang all pile onto Hawkgirl's back him, and threatening to bite her with his poison fangs unless she gives him a ride. She simply flies a few hundred feet straight up and points out then self-destructs by exploding.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** Done interestingly in ''Anime/TransformersArmada''. Megatron knows
that [[DidntThinkThisThrough if he bites her now, they'll and Optimus Prime both die]].
* In
live, the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "The Policy", Murphy pulled this off war will restart and Unicron will be revived. He ends their final battle by allowing himself to be sucked into the space vortex, even shiving Optimus' hand when Sparks tried electrocuting he tries to stop his fall.
** He does it ''again'' at the end of the next season, ''Anime/TransformersEnergon.'' The fledgeling new universe is powered by a 'sun' made of Super Energon and the head of Unicron. Unicron's spark has entered him, but when he realizes he's being used, he enters the Super Energon sun, apparently vaporizing himself, so that Unicron won't return; if Unicron really is alive, there'll be no escaping its gravity. Interestingly, ''Megatron'' returns for ''Anime/TransformersCybertron,'' with spiffy new Unicron based armor but ''not'' that of Noble Demon-ness that makes
him the kind of guy who'd sacrifice himself for the insurance money: he got close enough universe.
** In ''Cybertron,'' Unicron does this in a way. The balance of good and evil is disrupted with Unicron gone, so a giant black hole that could consume TheMultiverse has formed. If it's not stopped, Unicron will basically have taken all reality with him.
** The two-part premiere of ''Transformers: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had Megatron transforming
to Sparks robot mode and risking fatal Energon exposure, in order to electrocute blow up Optimus Primal. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Yeah, neither dies.]]
--> For if I must die, I shall take you with me.
** Depth Charge [[spoiler: goes out this way, taking Rampage with
him as well. There by stabbing the crab with a spike of raw energon.]]
** However, in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', Optimus grabs Megatron and jumps into a device that turns all of Cybertron into a technorganic paradise, reviving all the sparks Megatron took. Both die, although Optimus's spark appears once to pass the torch to Cheetor before joining the Matrix.
** [[RunningGag In what
seems to be no hard feelings between a reoccurring trend]], in the two, as they both sit GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Megatron once again attempts this with Optimus Prime, intending to vanquish his spark [[spoiler:in the ensuing Starscream Supreme explosion]]. Notable in hell casually comparing punishments.that Megatron did not fully acknowledge Optimus until this episode -- it really goes to show how Optimus dug under him, and had the show continued, the event is what would fully kick start their legendary rivalry.
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