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22nd Sep '16 10:31:21 AM CumbersomeTercel
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:: Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Rutger Hauer, who ad-libbed the "like tears in the rain" part of the line. Though that speech isn't indicative of The Last Dance for Roy -- it's the cat and mouse game ''preceding'' his death.

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:: ** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Rutger Hauer, Creator/RutgerHauer, who ad-libbed the "like tears in the rain" part of the line. Though that speech isn't indicative of The Last Dance for Roy -- it's the cat and mouse game ''preceding'' his death.



* ''Film/{{Crank}}'' combines this with a gimmick that if his adrenalin ever goes below a certain level he'll die, so to prolong the inevitable while searching for the people who did this he: picks a fight with an entire bar for no reason; screws his girlfriend in public and later gets oral sex from her during a car chase; and shocks himself with a defibrillator, amongst other things.

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* ''Film/{{Crank}}'' combines this with a gimmick that if his adrenalin adrenaline ever goes below a certain level he'll die, so to prolong the inevitable while searching for the people who did this he: picks a fight with an entire bar for no reason; screws his girlfriend in public and later gets oral sex from her during a car chase; and shocks himself with a defibrillator, amongst other things.



* ''Film/TheGrey'' begins with Liam Neeson's character reciting a short poem about this trope. Bookended when he [[spoiler:stumbles into the wolf's den at the end and faces the alpha wolf [[DuelToTheDeath one-on-one.]] ]]

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* ''Film/TheGrey'' begins with Liam Neeson's Creator/LiamNeeson's character reciting a short poem about this trope. Bookended when he [[spoiler:stumbles into the wolf's den at the end and faces the alpha wolf [[DuelToTheDeath one-on-one.]] ]]



%%* [[spoiler: The Contessa]] of the ''Literature/HIVESeries''.

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%%* * [[spoiler: The Contessa]] of the ''Literature/HIVESeries''.
22nd Sep '16 12:27:09 AM me_zimm
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has this on full display with the aetherborn of Kaladesh and their "penultimate parties". Aetherborn are sentient by-products of aether refinement who live anywhere between four weeks to four years before their unstable bodies disperse back into the aethersphere. Each has an intrinsic knowledge of how long they have left and so they pack as much into their short lives as possible. The penultimate party is the culmination of this, as it is the last thing they do before dying.
20th Sep '16 9:24:12 AM DannWoolf
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** Reappears in 'VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' in the ''Trespasser'' DLC: [[spoiler: After two years of relative stability, the anchor has begun to destabilize, effectively beginning to kill the Inquisitor. With the anchor, and the Inquisitor, running out of time, the party must run a gauntlet of Qunari warriors, all the while discharging the Anchor's energy or risk it exploding and hurting everyone. When the Inquisitor finally confronts Solas, it's obvious they're barely alive.]]

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** Reappears in 'VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' in the ''Trespasser'' DLC: [[spoiler: After two years of relative stability, the anchor has begun to destabilize, effectively beginning to kill the Inquisitor. With the anchor, and the Inquisitor, running out of time, the party must run a gauntlet of Qunari warriors, all the while discharging the Anchor's energy or risk it exploding and hurting everyone. When the Inquisitor finally confronts Solas, it's obvious they're barely alive.]]
5th Sep '16 5:47:59 PM krimzonflygon2
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* An abjectly horrifying example in ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'': driven by his [[MisanthropeSupreme loathing for the human race]] and a desire to 'die violently', "[[VillainProtagonist Not Important]]"'s Last Dance involves him going [[KillEmAll utterly postal]] on every human being he can find in a savage and pointless mass-murdering spree; killing and killing and killing and killing and killing until someone manages to put him down.
3rd Sep '16 9:53:32 PM erforce
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** The twist ending of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain'' retroactively implies one for [[spoiler:Venom Snake in the original ''Metal Gear'']]. Everything that had happened was in preparation for this mission, and he goes into it smiling.

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** The twist ending of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' retroactively implies one for [[spoiler:Venom Snake in the original ''Metal Gear'']]. Everything that had happened was in preparation for this mission, and he goes into it smiling.
3rd Sep '16 9:53:03 PM erforce
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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'':
** Ripley in ''Film/Alien3''. "You've been in my life so long, I can't remember anything else."

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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'':
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** Ripley in ''Film/Alien3''.Ripley. "You've been in my life so long, I can't remember anything else."



* [[spoiler: The Contessa]] of the ''Literature/HIVESeries''.

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* %%* [[spoiler: The Contessa]] of the ''Literature/HIVESeries''.



** Partly the premise for ''MetalGearSolid4'', as Snake's genetic engineering is [[RapidAging causing him to reach the end of his rope rather quickly]]. And there's the fact that he's [[spoiler:going to unleash [[TheVirus FOXDIE]] unless he dies]].
** Ocelot is one when he finally confronts Snake for the last time, he goes for a fist fight, just as the proud creature back then.
** Arguably the end of the prior game as well for The Boss.

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** Partly the premise for ''MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', as Snake's genetic engineering is [[RapidAging causing him to reach the end of his rope rather quickly]]. And there's the fact that he's [[spoiler:going to unleash [[TheVirus FOXDIE]] unless he dies]].
** *** Ocelot is one when he finally confronts Snake for the last time, he goes for a fist fight, just as the proud creature back then.
** Arguably the The end of the prior game ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' as well for The Boss.



** The twist ending of ''The Phantom Pain'' retroactively implies one for [[spoiler:Venom Snake in the original ''Metal Gear'']]. Everything that had happened was in preparation for this mission, and he goes into it smiling.

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** The twist ending of ''The Phantom Pain'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain'' retroactively implies one for [[spoiler:Venom Snake in the original ''Metal Gear'']]. Everything that had happened was in preparation for this mission, and he goes into it smiling.



* Forms the basis for a mission in ''PhantasyStar Online''. With a mere 30 minutes left to live, a warrior wants to reach his goal of killing 10 000 monsters (he's at 9900 when you meet him). Of note: for being on the brink of death, he is actually remarkably fit. He is one of the strongest [=NPCs=] in the game and, if you're on the highest difficulty setting, could probably still beat the everloving crap out of your character without really trying. Which raises the question of why he needs your help in the first place...

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* Forms the basis for a mission in ''PhantasyStar Online''.''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline''. With a mere 30 minutes left to live, a warrior wants to reach his goal of killing 10 000 monsters (he's at 9900 when you meet him). Of note: for being on the brink of death, he is actually remarkably fit. He is one of the strongest [=NPCs=] in the game and, if you're on the highest difficulty setting, could probably still beat the everloving crap out of your character without really trying. Which raises the question of why he needs your help in the first place...



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Thane Krios is dying of a terminal disease and is attempting to spend his last days as TheAtoner for his life as a contract killer by trying to make the world a better place and [[spoiler:potentially make things up with his son]]. It's one of the reasons he joins Shepard's team.
** If he survives ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', [[spoiler:his real last dance comes in 3, when he fights Kai Leng to defend the salarian councilor. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome It speeds up his death but he went out on a high note.]]]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Thane Krios is dying of a terminal disease and is attempting to spend his last days as TheAtoner for his life as a contract killer by trying to make the world a better place and [[spoiler:potentially make things up with his son]]. It's one of the reasons he joins Shepard's team.
** *** If he survives ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', [[spoiler:his real last dance comes in 3, ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', when he fights Kai Leng to defend the salarian councilor. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome It speeds up his death but he went out on a high note.]]]]



* Explicitly invoked by [[spoiler:Captain Price]] at the climax of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', in about the best monologue in the series:

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* Explicitly invoked by [[spoiler:Captain Price]] at the climax of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2'', in about the best monologue in the series:



* Invoked by name in the ending of ''VagrantStory'', when Tieger holds off Grissom as the city collapses around them:

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* Invoked by name in the ending of ''VagrantStory'', ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', when Tieger holds off Grissom as the city collapses around them:



* Gen of the ''StreetFighter'' series is constantly trying to invoke this trope. He is suffering from leukemia, but he absolutely refuses to die unless it is in battle.

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* Gen of the ''StreetFighter'' ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series is constantly trying to invoke this trope. He is suffering from leukemia, but he absolutely refuses to die unless it is in battle.
3rd Sep '16 9:47:42 PM harlbior
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Rocket Raccoon grudgingly agrees to help fight Ronan the Accuser, an enormously powerful villain [[spoiler: who has just gotten his hands on an Infinity stone]] bent on going on a genocidal crusade:
-->'''Rocket''': Oh, what the hell, I don't got that long of a lifespan anyway.
11th Aug '16 6:31:29 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* The tagline to Creator/FrankMiller's classic mini-series ''ComicBook/Ronin'' was "If you intend to die, you can do anything!" The hero of the story lives up to the promise.

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* The tagline to Creator/FrankMiller's classic mini-series ''ComicBook/Ronin'' ''ComicBook/{{Ronin}}'' was "If you intend to die, you can do anything!" The hero of the story lives up to the promise.
11th Aug '16 6:30:21 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* The tagline to Creator/FrankMiller's classic mini-series ''ComicBook/Ronin'' was "If you intend to die, you can do anything!" The hero of the story lives up to the promise.
11th Aug '16 6:24:17 PM BigJaredMonkey
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**Londo's observation on the Battle of the Line pushes it into this trope, even with the subversion.
--->'''Londo Molari:''' "No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable could help but be moved to tears by their courage. Their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns, when they ran out guns they used knives and sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent. I only hope that when it is my time, I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes in the end. They did this for two years they never ran out of courage but in the end, they ran out of time.,,"
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