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21st May '16 1:53:40 PM pokefan548
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* ''VideoGame/Payday2'' has the "Swan Song" skill, which, when aced, allows for 9 seconds of infinite ammo with a bottomless clip (Yes, even for double barrel shotguns, though the RPG and similar one-shot instakill weapons are excluded) once you go down. Granted, you do move ''very'' slowly, and you can't heal yourself or make any attempt to delay your fate, but whether you're mowing through high level enemies firing high-tier power weapons as fast as you can fire without a care for ammo, or busting out Inspire Aced and reviving like a maniac to save your team from a wipeout, those 9 seconds can definitely be a last dance your team will appreciate.
** However, due to a GameBreaker glitch in the Skill Revamp Beta, a player could actually abuse the "Uppers" skill to give themselves an automatic revive once their 9 seconds were up, essentially being able to go down with infinite ammo 14 times before they actually had to worry.
19th May '16 8:18:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* An early example of this was in the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''[[Literature/{{Curtain}} Curtain: Poirot's Last Case]]'', which was released in 1975 but written around the 1940s. In it, Literature/HerculePoirot, [[spoiler:dying of natural causes and dealing with a murderer he could not bring to justice through proof, kills the man himself and then accelerates his own death by withholding his heart medication]].
** Also the reason behind AndThenThereWereNone. [[spoiler:A terminally ill HangingJudge decides to have a go at a number of murderers who had avoided justice. ]]

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* Creator/AgathaChristie:
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An early example of this was in the Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''[[Literature/{{Curtain}} Curtain: Poirot's Last Case]]'', which was released in 1975 but written around the 1940s. In it, Literature/HerculePoirot, [[spoiler:dying of natural causes and dealing with a murderer he could not bring to justice through proof, kills the man himself and then accelerates his own death by withholding his heart medication]].
** Also the reason behind AndThenThereWereNone.''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''. [[spoiler:A terminally ill HangingJudge decides to have a go at a number of murderers who had avoided justice. ]]
8th May '16 8:54:02 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* {{Music/Alestorm}}'s ''Sunset on the Golden Age'' is all about this.
26th Apr '16 4:56:21 PM StClair
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* In Walt Simonson's run on ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'', Skurge the Executioner does this, defending the bridge at Gjallerbru so Thor, Balder and their allies can make their escape.

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* In Walt Simonson's run on ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'', Skurge the Executioner does this, [[YouShallNotPass defending the bridge at Gjallerbru Gjallerbru]] so Thor, Balder and their allies can make their escape.
26th Apr '16 4:42:48 PM StClair
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* The central theme of ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''.

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* The central theme of ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''. Superman is dying from an overdose of solar radiation, but he has enough time left to do some important, amazing things.
26th Apr '16 6:08:54 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'', members of the Taftani spend most of their careers defying the {{Masquerade}} by performing vulgar magic in public heedless of [[MagicMisfire Paradox]], thereby ensuring that the locals of their home territory never forget that magic still exists. Taftani elders, however, take this practice to its logical conclusion: once they've finished training their last apprentices, they set their affairs in order and set off to perform one last great magical performance - visible enough to break the Masquerade and impressive enough for the resulting Paradox to kill them.
25th Apr '16 3:01:37 AM Killerweinerdog
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* In a more meta-sense, this is usually invoked by players who find themselves to be the last man standing on their team, or even among an entire team when it becomes obvious that [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption defeat is the only way to go.]] Many a match has gone relatively easy for one team, only for the opposing team to [[LetsGetDangerous step up their game]] at the last minute and dish out some truly epic damage before eventually succumbing.
18th Apr '16 3:26:02 PM SSJMagus
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[spoiler:Whitebeard]] Basically taking on all the admirals at once? After getting stabbed straight through the chest? And then crushing Marineford singlehanded? And ''then'' sneering at the guy most likely to be the series BigBad and utterly curbstomping him without using any devil fruit abilities? Good. Game. Even in {{d|iedStandingUp}}eath he is badass. [[spoiler:Keep in mind we're talking about an old man who needed to be hooked up to life support and regularly monitored by nurses.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[spoiler:Whitebeard]] Basically basically taking on all the admirals at once? After getting stabbed straight through the chest? And then crushing Marineford singlehanded? And ''then'' sneering at the guy most likely to be the series BigBad and utterly curbstomping him without using any devil fruit abilities? Good. Game. Even in {{d|iedStandingUp}}eath he is badass. [[spoiler:Keep in mind we're talking about an old man who needed to be hooked up to life support and regularly monitored by nurses.]]



** Pirate King Roger. [[spoiler:He was terminally ill before he even ''started'' his voyage through the Grand Line. He ''turned himself in'' knowing his time was near anyway, just so he can go out with a bang instead of a whimper.]]

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** Pirate King Roger. [[spoiler:He was terminally ill before he even ''started'' his voyage through the Grand Line. He ''turned himself in'' knowing his time was near anyway, just so he can go out with a bang instead of a whimper. [[BatmanGambit Knowing that the World Government would insist on a public execution]], [[ThanatosGambit Roger took advantage of the worldwide broadcast of his death]] [[FamousLastWords to use his last words to inspire the next generation of pirates]].]]
31st Jan '16 3:11:12 AM moongalleon22
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** 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.
17th Jan '16 5:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* Prior to the events of ''[[StarControl Star Control 2]]'', the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Shofixti]] cause their own sun to go nova to strike a final blow to the Ur-Quan. The news of the extinction of the Shofixti was a DespairEventHorizon to fellow {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s, the Yehat. [[spoiler:The player can track down the [[AdamAndEvePlot last surviving Shofixti]] to recruit both the Shofixti and the Yehat to his side.]]

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* Prior to the events of ''[[StarControl Star Control 2]]'', ''VideoGame/StarControlII'', the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Shofixti]] cause their own sun to go nova to strike a final blow to the Ur-Quan. The news of the extinction of the Shofixti was a DespairEventHorizon to fellow {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s, the Yehat. [[spoiler:The player can track down the [[AdamAndEvePlot last surviving Shofixti]] to recruit both the Shofixti and the Yehat to his side.]]
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