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10th Jul '16 6:10:11 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted and mixed with MercyKill in ''{{Claymore}}''. Theresa, who was in battle with Priscilla, manages to get Priscilla on her knees. Undergoing a SuperPowerMeltdown, Priscilla begs Theresa to kill her before she can turn into a monster, to which Theresa agrees. However, before she can kill her, [[spoiler:Priscilla grabs her sword and slices Theresa's hands off and then decapitates her.]]

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* Inverted and mixed with MercyKill in ''{{Claymore}}''.''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. Theresa, who was in battle with Priscilla, manages to get Priscilla on her knees. Undergoing a SuperPowerMeltdown, Priscilla begs Theresa to kill her before she can turn into a monster, to which Theresa agrees. However, before she can kill her, [[spoiler:Priscilla grabs her sword and slices Theresa's hands off and then decapitates her.]]
9th Jul '16 8:26:12 PM DelShiftB
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' has Mother Brain fire a rainbow beam which stuns Samus. When she prepares the second blast, the baby metroid flies in to protect Samus.
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4th Jul '16 2:44:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** In Episode II, [[MasterSwordsman Dooku]] brings down [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]], but before he can deliver the final blow, a previously electrocuted Anakin gets better and jumps across the room to block it.

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** In Episode II, [[MasterSwordsman Dooku]] brings down [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]], Obi-Wan, but before he can deliver the final blow, a previously electrocuted Anakin gets better and jumps across the room to block it.
18th Apr '16 6:05:49 PM Tahaneira
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* In ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End]]'', the climactic battle nears the end as Davey Jones has Bootstrap Bill dead to rights. Right as he's about to finish Bill, his son William (whose mortal wound inflicted by Davey ForTheEvulz was the instigator for attacking Davey) stabs Davey's heart, thwarting the finisher.

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* In ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End]]'', the climactic battle nears the end as Davey Jones has Bootstrap Bill dead to rights. Right as he's about to finish Bill, his son William (whose mortal wound inflicted by Davey ForTheEvulz was the instigator for attacking Davey) stabs Davey's heart, heart (with some assistance from Jack Sparrow), thwarting the finisher.
30th Mar '16 10:29:48 AM Avekruloas
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* In ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', Largo has Film/JamesBond at gunpoint and is about to shoot hime when he is killed by a harpoon fired the girl he had tortured earlier.

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* In ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', Largo has Film/JamesBond at gunpoint and is about to shoot hime him when he is killed by a harpoon fired the girl he had tortured earlier.
10th Mar '16 10:27:35 AM erraticegomania
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', the Duke of Francis has routed the forces of the rebel Reverend Mauer, defeated his ISurrenderSuckers gambit by having his infiltrators defuse the explosives that Mauer had planned to use in a TakingYouWithMe, and is about to cut his head off, only to discover in [[BoomHeadshot the most painful way possible]] that the rebel forces have developed working rapid fire sniper rifles.
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23rd Aug '15 11:47:49 PM MechWarrior
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* In ''{{Naruto}}'', at the climax of a heated battle between Sasuke and Itachi, Itachi has Sasuke cornered and is about to take Sasuke's eyes (and the PsychicPowers they impart) for his own. Itachi touches Sasuke on the bridge of his forehead... and then keels over, dead. [[spoiler: Sasuke later finds out that Itachi was suffering from a terminal illness the whole time and was actually implanting his eyes' powers onto Sasuke just before his death.]]
* In ''PandoraHearts Retrace LXXVIII'', [[spoiler:Oz]] is at [[spoiler:Oswald/Glen]]'s mercy, and the latter has just raised his sword to strike when he's shot in the hand by [[spoiler:Gilbert]]. Of course, since he's NighInvulnerable, [[spoiler:Glen]] didn't die, but [[spoiler:Gil's]] "betrayal" of him was still [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]].

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* In ''{{Naruto}}'', ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', at the climax of a heated battle between Sasuke and Itachi, Itachi has Sasuke cornered and is about to take Sasuke's eyes (and the PsychicPowers they impart) for his own. Itachi touches Sasuke on the bridge of his forehead... and then keels over, dead. [[spoiler: Sasuke later finds out that Itachi was suffering from a terminal illness the whole time and was actually implanting his eyes' powers onto Sasuke just before his death.]]
* In ''PandoraHearts ''Manga/PandoraHearts Retrace LXXVIII'', [[spoiler:Oz]] is at [[spoiler:Oswald/Glen]]'s mercy, and the latter has just raised his sword to strike when he's shot in the hand by [[spoiler:Gilbert]]. Of course, since he's NighInvulnerable, [[spoiler:Glen]] didn't die, but [[spoiler:Gil's]] "betrayal" of him was still [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]].



* Happens to Frollo at the end of ''Disney/TheHunchbackofNotreDame'' as a result of him saying [[DeathByIrony "And he shall smite the wicked]] [[KarmicDeath and plunge them into the fiery pit!"]] while trying to kill the heroes.

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* Happens to Frollo at the end of ''Disney/TheHunchbackofNotreDame'' ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' as a result of him saying [[DeathByIrony "And he shall smite the wicked]] [[KarmicDeath and plunge them into the fiery pit!"]] while trying to kill the heroes.



* Used in the climax of ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' when Justin has thrown out his sword and is giving a speech, Jenner sneaks up behind waiting to make the strike, by the time Justin notices Jenner has him, suddenly Jenner gets stabbed in the back,.....by a Mook he just stabbed.

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* Used in the climax of ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' when Justin has thrown out his sword and is giving a speech, Jenner sneaks up behind waiting to make the strike, by the time Justin notices Jenner has him, suddenly Jenner gets stabbed in the back,.....by a Mook he just stabbed.



* ''StarWars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith'' has Mace Windu having just beaten Chancellor Palpatine in a lightsaber duel. Anakin charges in and tells Windu not to finish Palpatine as Palpatine is begging for his life. Just as Windu is about to KillHimAlready, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Anakin hacks Windu's hand off]] and Palpatine breaks out the Force Lightning.

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* ''StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith'' has Mace Windu having just beaten Chancellor Palpatine in a lightsaber duel. Anakin charges in and tells Windu not to finish Palpatine as Palpatine is begging for his life. Just as Windu is about to KillHimAlready, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Anakin hacks Windu's hand off]] and Palpatine breaks out the Force Lightning.



* In ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Emperor Commodus has ordered General Maximus to be executed. The soldier orders him to kneel so he can stab him. Maximus (with his hands tied) head-butts the soldier, takes his sword and then kills every other soldier who was guarding him. Maximus is BadAss.

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* In ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Emperor Commodus has ordered General Maximus to be executed. The soldier orders him to kneel so he can stab him. Maximus (with his hands tied) head-butts the soldier, takes his sword and then kills every other soldier who was guarding him. Maximus is BadAss.{{Badass}}.
23rd Aug '15 11:42:58 PM MechWarrior
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* In ''PandoraHearts Retrace LXXVIII'', [[spoiler:Oz]] is at [[spoiler:Oswald/Glen]]'s mercy, and the latter has just raised his sword to strike when he's shot in the hand by [[spoiler:Gilbert]]. Of course, since he's NighInvulnerable, [[spoiler:Glen]] didn't die, but [[spoiler:Gil's]] "betrayal" of him was still a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* In ''PandoraHearts Retrace LXXVIII'', [[spoiler:Oz]] is at [[spoiler:Oswald/Glen]]'s mercy, and the latter has just raised his sword to strike when he's shot in the hand by [[spoiler:Gilbert]]. Of course, since he's NighInvulnerable, [[spoiler:Glen]] didn't die, but [[spoiler:Gil's]] "betrayal" of him was still a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]].
27th Apr '15 11:59:21 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Berserk}}'', after completing a [[ForTheEvulz series of horrific and unimaginable deeds]] to his former friends Guts and Casca, Griffith, now Femto, leaves our StarCrossedLovers unconscious and dying on the ground of hell and is about to let the Apostles finish them off. Luckily for these two, [[MysteriousProtector the Skull Knight]] breaks through the Vortex and [[BigDamnHeroes saves them]] [[JustInTime just in the nick of time]].

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* In ''{{Berserk}}'', ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', after completing a [[ForTheEvulz series of horrific and unimaginable deeds]] to his former friends Guts and Casca, Griffith, now Femto, leaves our StarCrossedLovers unconscious and dying on the ground of hell and is about to let the Apostles finish them off. Luckily for these two, [[MysteriousProtector the Skull Knight]] breaks through the Vortex and [[BigDamnHeroes saves them]] [[JustInTime just in the nick of time]].
19th Mar '15 3:08:40 PM ironballs16
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* In one spectacular MMA bout, fighter Pete Sell landed a powerful, devastating body shot to opponent Scott Smith's liver. As Smith doubled over in agony, Sell rushed in to finish the job ''with his hands down'', giving Smith the opportunity to deliver one last knockout punch. Smith won the fight, right before keeling over for medical attention.

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* In one spectacular MMA bout, fighter Pete Sell landed a powerful, devastating body shot to opponent Scott Smith's liver. [[https://youtu.be/dXFXvaE49YA?t=9m30s As Smith doubled over in agony, Sell rushed in in]] to finish the job ''with ''[[ViolationOfCommonSense with his hands down'', down]]'', giving Smith the opportunity to deliver one last knockout punch. Smith won the fight, right before keeling over for medical attention.
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