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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.
28th Jan '15 7:59:14 PM azul120
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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}}''. 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 [[spoiler:Priscilla grabs her sword and slices Theresa's hands off and then decapitates her.]]
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* In the ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' season 2 finale, Angelus has seemingly defeated Buffy in a sword fight. He goes to finish her off and she catches the blade between her hands.

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* In the ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' season 2 finale, Angelus has seemingly defeated Buffy in a sword fight. He goes to finish her off and she catches the blade between her hands.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the duel between [[FragileSpeedster Oberyn Martell]] and Gregor Clegane a.k.a. [[WorldsStrongestMan The Mountain]]. Oberyn dominates the big man for most of the fight, making it apparent that this will be a [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp battle]]. However, [[RevengeBeforeReason in his attempt to get Gregor to confess to the murder of his niece and nephew and the rape and murder of his sister,]] he delays the finishing strike so long that his opponent manages to recover long enough to trip him and deliver a finishing strike of his own.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the duel between [[FragileSpeedster Oberyn Martell]] and Gregor Clegane a.k.a. [[WorldsStrongestMan The Mountain]]. Oberyn dominates the big man for most of the fight, making it apparent that this will be a [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp battle]]. CurbStompBattle. However, [[RevengeBeforeReason in his attempt to get Gregor to confess to the murder of his niece and nephew and the rape and murder of his sister,]] sister]], he delays the finishing strike so long that his opponent manages to recover long enough to trip him and deliver a finishing strike of his own.
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24th Jan '15 9:42:25 AM TheUnsquished
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* In ''TowerOfGod'', Hwa Ryun attacked Rachel, which led to Baam jumping in between them to catch the strike. With Baam being beaten bloody to the ground, she gets ready for the final blow, but Baam's DefenseMechanismSuperpower activates, slicing her right through [[EyeScream the face.]]




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* In ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', Hwa Ryun attacked Rachel, which led to Baam jumping in between them to catch the strike. With Baam being beaten bloody to the ground, she gets ready for the final blow, but Baam's DefenseMechanismSuperpower activates, slicing her right through [[EyeScream the face.]]
19th Jan '15 4:39:28 PM 0emma0
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* In Franchise/WarriorCats: The Last Hope, [[spoiler: Ivypool is trapped by Hawkfrost and would have died if it weren't for Hollyleaf with a ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind. Hollyleaf gets a throat wound, however, and she [[TearJerker dies while saving her]].]]
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