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7th Jul '16 10:21:06 AM Willbyr
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* Balgus from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''. Sure, he was the mentor to TheHero until this point, but he was a giant of a man with BadAss scars who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took out an enemy mecha on foot]] with a BFS on a show where this sort of thing generally doesn't happen.

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* Balgus from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''.''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''. Sure, he was the mentor to TheHero until this point, but he was a giant of a man with BadAss scars who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took out an enemy mecha on foot]] with a BFS on a show where this sort of thing generally doesn't happen.
4th Jul '16 2:46:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rod "Torque" Redline from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''. Voiced by Creator/BruceCampbell, said many funny one-liners, and killed in his second appearance.

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* Rod "Torque" Redline from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''.''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''. Voiced by Creator/BruceCampbell, said many funny one-liners, and killed in his second appearance.
4th Jul '16 2:45:37 AM Morgenthaler
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See also TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth - a character who is just too gentle to stay in the story and TooPowerfulToLive - a villain who is just too dangerous thanks to his StoryBreakerPower. Also tends to cross over with TheObiWan. Many {{Crutch Character}}s in video games channel this trope. Compare TooHappyToLive.

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See also TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth - a character who is just too gentle to stay in the story and TooPowerfulToLive - a villain who is just too dangerous thanks to his StoryBreakerPower. Also tends to cross over with TheObiWan.TheMentor. Many {{Crutch Character}}s in video games channel this trope. Compare TooHappyToLive.



** Kamina, though Simon [[spoiler:becomes ''[[TookALevelInBadass more]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass awesome]] after the TimeSkip. Kamina himself admits this in the LotusEaterMachine]]. But hey, [[TheObiWan that comes with the job description]].

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** Kamina, though Simon [[spoiler:becomes ''[[TookALevelInBadass more]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass awesome]] after the TimeSkip. Kamina himself admits this in the LotusEaterMachine]]. But hey, [[TheObiWan that comes with the job description]].description.



* Balgus from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''. Sure, he was TheObiWan to TheHero until this point, but he was a giant of a man with BadAss scars who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took out an enemy mecha on foot]] with a BFS on a show where this sort of thing generally doesn't happen.

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* Balgus from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''. Sure, he was TheObiWan the mentor to TheHero until this point, but he was a giant of a man with BadAss scars who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took out an enemy mecha on foot]] with a BFS on a show where this sort of thing generally doesn't happen.



** Only Nishi? Perhaps the more obvious case of Too Cool To Live in ''Gantz'' would be [[AllLovingHero Kato]], who quite a few people preferred to [[JerkAss Kurono]] before the latter's CharacterDevelopment (thankfully, he comes back in the manga as well). [[TheObiWan Sakata]] and [[BadassGrandpa Suzuki]] easily qualify late in the manga as well.

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** Only Nishi? Perhaps the more obvious case of Too Cool To Live in ''Gantz'' would be [[AllLovingHero Kato]], who quite a few people preferred to [[JerkAss Kurono]] before the latter's CharacterDevelopment (thankfully, he comes back in the manga as well). [[TheObiWan Sakata]] Sakata and [[BadassGrandpa Suzuki]] easily qualify late in the manga as well.



** [[TheObiWan Jiraiya]] the Toad Sannin has become this over the course of Part II since his death. Possessing a high amount of {{Badass}} skill, his own SuperMode, and being able to fight the DiscOneFinalBoss and temporarily defeat him, as well as his own wisdom being used to ''redeem'' his fallen student through Naruto Uzumaki, it's easily to see why he's cool. Even Kabuto lamented his inability to use Edo Tensei on him.

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** [[TheObiWan Jiraiya]] Jiraiya the Toad Sannin has become this over the course of Part II since his death. Possessing a high amount of {{Badass}} skill, his own SuperMode, and being able to fight the DiscOneFinalBoss and temporarily defeat him, as well as his own wisdom being used to ''redeem'' his fallen student through Naruto Uzumaki, it's easily to see why he's cool. Even Kabuto lamented his inability to use Edo Tensei on him.



* "Hot Ice" Hilda served as TheObiWan for [[Manga/OutlawStar Geene Starwind]] until she sacrificed herself fighting off SpacePirates. A long-time dream of fans is the creation of a {{Prequel}} detailing just how she got to be so BadAss.

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* "Hot Ice" Hilda served as TheObiWan the mentor for [[Manga/OutlawStar Geene Starwind]] until she sacrificed herself fighting off SpacePirates. A long-time dream of fans is the creation of a {{Prequel}} detailing just how she got to be so BadAss.badass.



* ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' had Shinonome Hangetsu, the [[AnimalMotifs dog knight]]. He was a martial arts master, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower even before gaining his]] PsychicPowers, was effortlessly cool and respectable, lightening the mood in a dark story, and was still a FunPersonified ManChild, with a love of {{Toku}}satsu and anime. He is also the [[TheObiWan first knight in the manga to die]], passing on his skills to the AntiHero, Yuuhi.

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* ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' had Shinonome Hangetsu, the [[AnimalMotifs dog knight]]. He was a martial arts master, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower even before gaining his]] PsychicPowers, was effortlessly cool and respectable, lightening the mood in a dark story, and was still a FunPersonified ManChild, with a love of {{Toku}}satsu and anime. He is also the [[TheObiWan first knight in the manga to die]], die, passing on his skills to the AntiHero, Yuuhi.
14th Jun '16 6:22:47 AM NozzDogg
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* It is actually possible for players to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' with the Experienced trait. The trait gives more character creation points while cutting down the number of story points, which are mechanically PlotArmor. The trait can even be taken multiple times, meaning that the more experienced and ''cool'' a character is, the less influence they have on the story and the more likely they are to die prematurely.

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* It is actually possible for players to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' with the Experienced trait. The trait gives more character creation points while cutting down the number of story points, which are mechanically PlotArmor. The trait can even be taken multiple times, meaning that the more experienced and ''cool'' a character is, the less influence they have on the story and the more likely they are to die prematurely. It essentially turns someone into the cool supporting character.
14th Jun '16 6:17:29 AM NozzDogg
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* It is actually possible for players to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' with the Experienced trait. The trait gives more character creation points while cutting down the number of story points, which are mechanically PlotArmor. The trait can even be taken multiple times, meaning that the more experienced and ''cool'' a character is, the less influence they have on the story and the more likely they are to die prematurely.
7th Jun '16 3:58:58 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Roy Focker in the original ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''. As a BigBrotherMentor who was still able to fight, he had to die so that Hikaru could take over command of Skull Squadron.

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* Roy Focker in the original ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''.''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. As a BigBrotherMentor who was still able to fight, he had to die so that Hikaru could take over command of Skull Squadron.
4th Jun '16 6:49:01 PM greatpikminfan
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* The first major character that was KilledOffForReal in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' also happened to be one of the biggest {{badass}}es in the entire series: [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bro]] (who, appropriately enough, is a retroactive [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] {{Expy}}). At the time of death, he and [[FutureBadass Davesprite]] were duelling [[BigBad Jack]] [[OneManArmy Noir]] and could feasibly have defeated him if [[PhysicalGod he hadn't gained First Guardian powers from Becquerel's prototyping midway through the fight]]; earlier, Bro alone [[DuelBoss successfully duelled him]] on even ground to a standstill.

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* The first major character that was KilledOffForReal in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' also happened to be one of the biggest {{badass}}es in the entire series: [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bro]] (who, appropriately enough, is a retroactive [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] {{Expy}}). At the time of death, he and [[FutureBadass Davesprite]] were duelling [[BigBad [[DiscOneFinalBoss Jack]] [[OneManArmy Noir]] and could feasibly have defeated him if [[PhysicalGod he hadn't gained First Guardian powers from Becquerel's prototyping midway through the fight]]; earlier, Bro alone [[DuelBoss successfully duelled him]] on even ground to a standstill.
23rd Apr '16 8:43:17 PM aye_amber
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* Roy Batty from BladeRunner.

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* Roy Batty from BladeRunner.Film/BladeRunner.
17th Apr '16 12:08:23 PM EDP
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Sandokan}} The King of the Sea]]'' we have Paddy O'Brien, a MadScientist calling himself [[NamesToRunAwayFrom "The Demon of War"]] and saying he has invented [[DeathRay a ray that blows up enemy munition stores from afar]] (in the ''[=1860s=]''). During the final battle he's told to prove it, he does by blowing up one of the five enemy warships... And then he's killed by a grenade that also destroys his death ray.
13th Apr '16 7:57:25 AM catmuto
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* ''Franchise/FatalFrame''
** ''Fatal Frame'' has Mafuyu Hinasaki, the protagonist's older brother. Overall presented as an amazing guy, Mafuyu took care of his sister [[PromotedToParent after their mother's suicide]], headed into the haunted mansion simply to find and help his professor and is clever to realize what is going on, leaving notes for Miku to find. [[spoiler: He decides to remain with Kirie at the Hell Gate, so she will not be lonely anymore and ease her suffering.]]
** ''Fatal Frame IV'' the ex-police officer turned detective Choushiro Kirishima. He's the one who discovered the kidnapped girls on Rougetsu Island and has been spending his entire time finding and bringing You Haibara to justice. {{Badass}} is the simplest way to describe this guy, for all the things he does. [[spoiler: Turns out, he's been dead for years and his ghost is what's been doing all that work.]]
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