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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.]]]]
1st Jun '17 3:34:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/MetalGearSolid''
** Partly the premise for ''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.
** The end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' as well for The Boss.
-->''"In 10 minutes, Migs are going to come, and bomb the hell out of this place. Lets make them the best 10 minutes of our lives."''
** The twist ending of ''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.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGearSolid''
''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
** Partly the premise for ''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]].
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dies]]. Ocelot is also has one when he finally confronts Snake for the last time, he goes going for a fist fight, just as the proud creature back then.
fight like he did all those years ago.
** The end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' as well is this for The Boss.
-->''"In 10 minutes, Migs [=MIGs=] are going to come, and bomb the hell out of this place. Lets make them the best 10 minutes of our lives."''
** The twist ending of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' retroactively implies one for [[spoiler:Venom Snake in the original ''Metal Gear'']].''VideoGame/MetalGear1'']]. Everything that had happened was in preparation for this mission, and he goes into it smiling.
23rd May '17 12:08:13 PM awrc
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* Ultravox's "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes".

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* Ultravox's Music/{{Ultravox}}'s "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes".Eyes". Underlined in the music video for the song. Underlined twice, and in bold, if you consider the era it's from, and the real AdultFear the video's events were a TV-friendly placebo for.
30th Apr '17 2:28:29 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': After losing everything (his friends, his allies, his [[TheConfidant confidant]], both his family, and as a result, [[DespairEventHorizon his hope]]), [[spoiler:Lelouch]] decides to pull out all the stops in order to defeat his enemy. This includes violating his own code of ethics and [[spoiler:using his hypnotic ability to make people his slaves, then marching into the mystical realm where his father is preparing to enact his plans ''and destroying the only exit''.]]

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': After losing everything (his friends, his allies, his [[TheConfidant confidant]], both his family, and as a result, [[DespairEventHorizon his hope]]), hope]], [[spoiler:Lelouch]] decides to pull out all the stops in order to defeat his enemy. This includes violating his own code of ethics and [[spoiler:using his hypnotic ability to make people his slaves, then marching into the mystical realm where his father is preparing to enact his plans ''and destroying the only exit''.]]
24th Apr '17 11:07:08 PM LBHills
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* [[BigBookOfWar Sun Tzu]] actually advises commanders who are in truly bad straits to convince their soldiers that they are all going to die. He argues that what soldiers will do as a last dance will go far beyond what they would be capable of if they had just the slightest glimmer of hope. He advises placing troops where they have no line of retreat for this exact reason. For that matter, he advises never putting the enemy in such a position.

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* [[BigBookOfWar Sun Tzu]] actually advises commanders who are in truly bad straits a dire situation to convince inform their soldiers men that they are all going to die. He argues With no hope, he states that what soldiers will do as a last dance will go far beyond what they would be capable of if they had just the slightest glimmer of hope. He advises placing troops where they have no line of retreat for their ability. For this exact reason. For that matter, he advises never putting reason, it can be advantageous to cut one's own forces off from any escape. And - with the foresight you might expect, he sternly warns against cutting an enemy in such a position.off from all possibility of escape.
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