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15th Jan '17 5:04:13 PM defender2222
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-->"When you are an old mare, with grandfoals of your own, and they ask you who taught you your spells… tell them ‘he who held the line’. And… let that be enough. Let this be enough.”
15th Jan '17 4:59:30 PM defender2222
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* The Tydal vs. Tirek arc in ''Fanfic/TheGodSquad''. Tydal knew the moment Discord sent the mystical call for help that he was going to die. He spends his last few hours ensuring his kingdom and subjects are safe, finding Shining Armor, and then setting Chrysalis up to protect Sunset Shimmer. He then marches to his death knowing that he must hold the line for Twilight and her friends.
30th Nov '16 6:21:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheReplacements'': Expertly invoked and exploited in a RousingSpeech by Coach [=McGinty=] in the last game the Washington replacement roster of has-beens and could-of-beens play before the players' strike ends - the opposing Dallas team is made up of regular pros who had crossed the picket line early.

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* ''Film/TheReplacements'': ''Film/TheReplacements2000'': Expertly invoked and exploited in a RousingSpeech by Coach [=McGinty=] in the last game the Washington replacement roster of has-beens and could-of-beens play before the players' strike ends - the opposing Dallas team is made up of regular pros who had crossed the picket line early.
29th Nov '16 11:46:34 PM BoukenDutch
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* The main plot of ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'' resolves around Lincoln, who has been diagnosed with brain tumors and will die an about 2 weeks, try to make the most of the time he has left. Not for himself, but for his sisters, since they are the ones who have to live with his passing, so hhe wants to give them some lasting, fond memories of him.
28th Oct '16 6:12:11 AM Ulysses21
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* "Last Dance" by Music/TheRaveonettes is about someone in love with a drug addict, who fears every time they overdose that it's going to be the last time, so urging them to hold on at least until the singer gets to them in intensive care.
25th Oct '16 2:59:18 AM morane
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* Roman Empire had three punitive sentences for the arena: ''damnatio ad bestias'', ''damnatio ad ludii'' and ''damnatio ad gladium''. The first was an outright death sentence by being tied to a pole and torn to pieces by beasts while the second was being sentenced to GladiatorGames, with hope of ''missio'', being freed after two years or surviving five fights. But the last was literally being "sentenced to sword", being sentenced to gladiator games with ''no hope of liberation whatsoever'': they were forced to fight until they were killed. They basically had nothing to lose, and they were claimed to be the the most dangerous opponents, even if they had little fighting skills, because of their desperate situation.
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.
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