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4th Oct '17 5:16:31 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/TerryPratchett. Having learned of his disease, he resolved to write as much as he could, while also advocating the right to euthanasia. He remained awesome and intense until the very end.

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* Creator/TerryPratchett. Having learned of his disease, he resolved to write as much as he could, while also advocating the right to euthanasia. He remained awesome and intense until the very end. Likewise, Creator/GeorgeOrwell wrote ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' as a kind of literary swan song while dying of tuberculosis.
* Ironically, the Music/{{Queen}}/Music/DavidBowie collaboration that contains the lyrics "this is our last dance" (specifically the song "Under Pressure") isn't an example for either artist. For Queen, a better example would be ''Innuendo'', their last album released during Music/FreddieMercury's lifetime, containing touching farewell songs like "These Are the Days of Our Lives" and concluding with the triumphant number "The Show Must Go On." (Even more awesome, despite being in the terminal stages of AIDS and seriously weakened at the time, Mercury recorded "The Show Must Go On" in a single take, after a shot of vodka and a declaration of "I'll fucking do it, darling!") Bowie's swan song, meanwhile, would be his album ''Music/{{Blackstar}}'', released on his 69th birthday two days before he died.
26th Sep '17 3:08:14 PM Scorpio3002
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** One of''Discworld/ReaperMan's'' main stories is about Death himself getting [[UnusualEuphemism retired]] and, being who he is, he knows exactly how much time he has left. He chooses to spend it [[CallToAgriculture working as a farm hand]]. [[spoiler: Also a literal example at the end, when he takes Miss Flitworth to the dance, although it turns out that she had been dead before they even left.]]
7th Sep '17 3:12:22 AM Wooboo
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** A widely common practice in Japan, and to a lesser degree in other East Asian nations such as Korea, was the writing of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_poem death poem]], often times written just before one faces an imminent death, such as just before committing {{Seppuku}}, or going into a last stand or suicide attack.
31st Aug '17 10:54:23 PM Chip
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* In the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series, the wolflike Canim, a ProudWarriorRace, have a strict set of honor and code of conduct. However, since they are GenreSavvy, each tribe has a group of Hunters who operate outside of the code, to preserve the spirit of the code against those hide behind the letter of the code. Normally, when a Canim dies, his family sings a Blood Song in memory of him. The Hunters have their Blood Song sung as soon as they become Hunters. One clearly states they consider themselves dead as Canim when they become Hunters.

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* In the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series, the wolflike Canim, a ProudWarriorRace, have a strict set of honor and code of conduct. However, since they are GenreSavvy, each tribe has a group of Hunters who operate outside of the code, to preserve the spirit of the code against those who hide behind the letter of the code. Normally, when a Canim dies, his family sings a Blood Song in memory of him. The Hunters have their Blood Song sung as soon as they become Hunters. One clearly states they consider themselves dead as Canim when they become Hunters.
27th Jun '17 6:31:52 PM REV6Pilot
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* The entire plot of ''[[FanFic/TamersForeverSeries Silent Sorrow]]'' is one epic Last Dance for Takato.

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* %%* The entire plot of ''[[FanFic/TamersForeverSeries Silent Sorrow]]'' is one epic Last Dance for Takato.
27th Jun '17 6:31:27 PM REV6Pilot
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If you've led an exceptionally adventurous or questionable life, it may be time to throw out all the rules and go on that last run, complete that final mission, settle that one score. When you literally [[DeathSeeker have nothing left to lose]], that's when you can truly give everything you've got.

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If you've led an exceptionally adventurous or questionable life, it may be time to throw out all the rules and go on that last run, complete that final mission, settle that one score. When you literally [[DeathSeeker have nothing at all left to lose]], lose, that's when you can truly give everything you've got.
24th Jun '17 2:19:23 PM WillBGood
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** The series ''ends'' with [[spoiler: Clara]] having to face a FinalDeath. However, thanks to Time Lord technology, the'dance' gets to last a bit longer: [[spoiler: she has to die when, where, and how history says, lest the dangers of meddling with events you shouldn't meddle with, as seen in "Father's Day" or "The Wedding of River Song," potentially ensue. However, being "frozen between two heartbeats" as she is (the Time Lords plucked her out of place less than a second before her death and altered her time stream to keep her just as she was at that moment, playing into the Doctor's complicated but ''awesome'' BatmanGambit to save her; she's able to operate freely instead of being [[TimeStandsStill completely freeze-framed]] because... [[AWizardDidIt Time Lords can just do stuff like that]]), Clara can live a full life, or maybe even ''much longer'' than a human life, though she must ''eventually'' return to face her end]].

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** The series ''ends'' with [[spoiler: Clara]] having to face a FinalDeath. However, thanks to Time Lord technology, the'dance' the 'dance' gets to last a bit longer: [[spoiler: she has to die when, where, and how history says, lest the dangers of meddling with events you shouldn't meddle with, as seen in "Father's Day" or "The Wedding of River Song," potentially ensue. However, being "frozen between two heartbeats" as she is (the Time Lords plucked her out of place less than a second before her death and altered her time stream to keep her just as she was at that moment, playing into the Doctor's complicated but ''awesome'' BatmanGambit to save her; she's able to operate freely instead of being [[TimeStandsStill completely freeze-framed]] because... [[AWizardDidIt Time Lords can just do stuff like that]]), Clara can live a full life, or maybe even ''much longer'' than a human life, though she must ''eventually'' return to face her end]].
24th Jun '17 2:19:13 PM WillBGood
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** The series ''ends'' with [[spoiler: Clara]] having to face [[spoiler:her]] FinalDeath. However, thanks to Time Lord technology, her 'dance' gets to last a bit longer: [[spoiler: she has to die when, where, and how history says, lest the dangers of meddling with events you shouldn't meddle with, as seen in "Father's Day" or "The Wedding of River Song," potentially ensue. However, being "frozen between two heartbeats" as she is (the Time Lords plucked her out of place less than a second before her death and altered her time stream to keep her just as she was at that moment, playing into the Doctor's complicated but ''awesome'' BatmanGambit to save her; she's able to operate freely instead of being [[TimeStandsStill completely freeze-framed]] because... [[AWizardDidIt Time Lords can just do stuff like that]]), Clara can live a full life, or maybe even ''much longer'' than a human life, though she must ''eventually'' return to face her end]].

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** The series ''ends'' with [[spoiler: Clara]] having to face [[spoiler:her]] a FinalDeath. However, thanks to Time Lord technology, her 'dance' the'dance' gets to last a bit longer: [[spoiler: she has to die when, where, and how history says, lest the dangers of meddling with events you shouldn't meddle with, as seen in "Father's Day" or "The Wedding of River Song," potentially ensue. However, being "frozen between two heartbeats" as she is (the Time Lords plucked her out of place less than a second before her death and altered her time stream to keep her just as she was at that moment, playing into the Doctor's complicated but ''awesome'' BatmanGambit to save her; she's able to operate freely instead of being [[TimeStandsStill completely freeze-framed]] because... [[AWizardDidIt Time Lords can just do stuff like that]]), Clara can live a full life, or maybe even ''much longer'' than a human life, though she must ''eventually'' return to face her end]].
8th Jun '17 1:39:53 PM Raikoh
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* Invoked in ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 7]]'' at the end of Story Mode. [[spoiler: Heihachi's and Kazuya's blood feud have ruined the public image of both of their corporations, and Heihachi seems to subtly realize that the war between them and Jin has reached a point that it must be stopped. Though he never says it, he gives his life story and his StartOfDarkness to a reporter he knows has a personal grudge against him with what is described as a "mournful look in his eyes." Shortly thereafter, Heihachi challenges Kazuya to one final showdown to the death - [[KilledOffForReal and Heihachi loses.]]]]

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* Invoked in In ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 7]]'' at the end of Story Mode. Mode, [[spoiler: Heihachi's and Kazuya's blood feud have ruined the public image of both of their corporations, and Heihachi seems to subtly realize that the war between them and Jin has reached a point that it must be stopped. Though he never says it, he gives his life story and his StartOfDarkness to a reporter he knows has a personal grudge against him with what is described as a "mournful look in his eyes." Shortly thereafter, Heihachi challenges Kazuya to one final showdown to the death - [[KilledOffForReal and Heihachi loses.]]]]
5th Jun '17 12:50:32 PM Raikoh
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* Invoked in ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 7]]'' at the end of Story Mode. [[spoiler: Heihachi's and Kazuya's blood feud have ruined the public image of both of their corporations, and Heihachi seems to subtly realize that the war between them and Jin has reached a point that it must be stopped. Though he never says it, he gives his life story and his StartOfDarkness to a reporter he knows has a personal grudge against him with what is described as a "mournful look in his eyes." Shortly thereafter, Heihachi challenges Kazuya to one final showdown to the death - [[KilledOffForReal and Heihachi loses.]]]]
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