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19th Feb '17 7:32:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hide in the AlternateContinuity of ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' √A. Kaneki's only friend since childhood, he has always been there to cheer him up and protect him. He spends the entire series completely devoted to helping Kaneki, even as the other pulls further and further away from him to keep him safe. When Kaneki goes missing, he becomes an Intern at [[TheHunter CCG]] to gather information, and ends up on the battlefield during the finale. The friends ''finally'' reunite, with him acting like nothing is wrong and revealing he knew about Kaneki becoming a Ghoul all along -- but it never mattered to him. He's then [[MortalWoundReveal revealed]] to be fatally wounded, and dies in Kaneki's arms.

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* Hide in the AlternateContinuity of ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' √A. Kaneki's only friend since childhood, he has always been there to cheer him up and protect him. He spends the entire series completely devoted to helping Kaneki, even as the other pulls further and further away from him to keep him safe. When Kaneki goes missing, he becomes an Intern at [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] to gather information, and ends up on the battlefield during the finale. The friends ''finally'' reunite, with him acting like nothing is wrong and revealing he knew about Kaneki becoming a Ghoul all along -- but it never mattered to him. He's then [[MortalWoundReveal revealed]] to be fatally wounded, and dies in Kaneki's arms.
17th Feb '17 7:17:12 AM Videokid
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* The ''Literature/Fallocaust'' series pulls this with Finn in ''Garden of Spiders.'' He's specifically chosen to be Elish's sengil due to being sweet and kind, and gets [[spoiler:gunned down after refusing to abandon Elish during an assassination attempt as a reward.]]
18th Jan '17 3:35:13 PM Xtifr
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* Rodrigo di Posa in Music/{{Giuseppe Verdi}}'s opera ''DonCarlo'' (''not'' in Schiller's play) might be a male version of Liu, only with a different social status.

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* Rodrigo di Posa in Music/{{Giuseppe Verdi}}'s opera ''DonCarlo'' ''Theatre/DonCarlo'' (''not'' in Schiller's play) might be a male version of Liu, only with a different social status.
10th Jan '17 4:55:10 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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The following are people ''depicted in media'' (occasionally including news media) as this trope.
* UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, especially in the eyes of 19th century historians and academics
* Crusader propaganda attributed this to Godfrey of Bouillon, who died of typhus at age 40 shortly after being named the first King of Jerusalem.
* UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln said his son Willie was this. ''"My poor boy. He was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then we loved him so. It is hard, hard to have him die!"''
** The same goes for Lincoln himself.
%%* MartinLutherKingJr
%%* Karen Carpenter, considering her extremely unique vocal range, her battles with the media over her weight, and her heart failure.
* Shiloh Jade Pepin: the -once- only person in the world living with mermaid syndrome. Mermaid syndrome occurs when a baby is born with the legs fused together like a mermaid's tail. Most babies die within a few hours. Two other girls who were born with the disease were able to survive past infancy and successfully had surgery to separate their joined legs, but Shiloh's condition was so severe that surgery wasn't even an option. TLC ran a couple specials on her because of her remarkability and [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged adorableness]]. She died of pneumonia at the age of ten.
* Ezekial Aikle's gravestone [[ConversationalTroping bears the epitaph "Only The Good Die Young."]] Considering he was [[TakeThat 102 years old when he died]] makes this an InvertedTrope.
* Beatrice Portinari believed by scholars to have been the inspiration for Beatrice a character in the Divine Comedy and in the game based off the book, TheOtherWiki cites that Dante viewed her as the mortal representation of purity and virtue. She also died at age 24 where as Dante lived to be 54 so this may invoke Too Good For This Sinful Earth.
* In the WretchedHive that is Philippine politics, most honest and/or competent Filipino politicians and civil servants are often seen as "Too Good for this Sinful Government" (although some of them may fall into YMMV depending on one's political affiliation):
** President Ramon Magsaysay, 50, was killed in a plane crash in 1957. He was very popular with the masses, who felt he genuinely cared for them.
** Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., 51, who was shot dead in 1983 opposing the Marcos dictatorship. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment (Although he had designs on the Presidency, so his example should be taken with a grain of salt.]] Popularly, however, he is most often seen as this.)
** Senator Raul Roco, 64, best known for implementing lasting reforms in the Philippine Department of Education, died of cancer in 2005.
** Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, 54, [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident died in a plane crash in August 2012]]. Prior to serving on the Cabinet, he was beloved in his home city of Naga where he served as mayor in TheNineties and made good governance the norm. Sadly, he was never appreciated or noticed on a national scale until [[DeadArtistsAreBetter after his death]]. So honest and competent was the public's image of him, in fact, that some [[ConspiracyTheory conspiracy theories]] speculate he was assassinated by political rivals.
** In fact, many Filipinos see their better leaders as this, often unable to fully appreciate their contributions until after they're gone—hence the LongList of "best presidents the Filipino people never had".
* The Catholic church has a slew of young saints who are this. St. Maria Goretti died in 1902 at age 12 fending off a rapist. She lived for a day or so, forgiving her attacker. Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the kids who saw the Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal, died of influenza compounded by self-imposed neglect ("sacrifices") at age ten (1919) and nine (1920) respectively. Jacinta was an especially good example of this; she lingered for over a year, quietly enduring BodyHorror and preaching [[http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=178647492172962 sermonettes]] to all and sundry.
* Speaking of young saints, it's said that [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah's]] favorite poet/prophet/inspirational figure [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattie_Stepanek Mattie Stepanek]], who died at the age of 13 from cerebral palsy and was the only one of his equally-afflicted siblings to survive past the age of four, is on the path to sainthood.
%%* [[http://www.olafire.com/JohnJajkowski.asp This victim of the 1958 Our Lady of the Angels School fire.]]
%%* Creator/JimHenson was characterized as this by a ''lot'' of people.
%%* Even WhitneyHouston came in for some eulogies of this type.
* Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine Massacre, was known for being incredibly kind to students, and is now the symbol of anti-bullying in high schools with the "Rachel's Challenge" program dedicated in her memory.
** ''All'' the child victims of the Sandy Hook massacre have received this treatment in the media.
** In fact most of the adult victims as well, especially Victoria Soto.
** Same goes for the Aurora shooting victims
%%* Britanny Murphy
%%* Samantha Smith
* [[Literature/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank Anne Frank]] may be the poster child for this trope.
** Anyone killed by the Nazis for peacefully resisting their politics qualifies in the very literal sense that they were too good for this sinful government.
* [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]] was considered a living example of IncorruptiblePurePureness while alive, but after his death, he was practically deified by the media and public alike.
* Ricky Wilson, late guitarist of Music/TheB52s was by all accounts incredibly nice, not to mention shy. He didn't want to tell his friends and sister that he had AIDS, for fear of upsetting them. Ricky is deified by fans of the band.
* Princess Diana
* JFK.
** For JFK, this is combined with HistoricalHeroUpgrade, with recent opinion polls suggesting that the US public [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States ranks him as one of the greatest US presidents]]. Never mind that he nearly caused WorldWarIII ''twice'', started the VietnamWar (unfortunately, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson [[MisBlamed is now widely blamed and despised for this]]), compromised national security in his sexual conquests, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960 committed vote fraud]] and had he lived, civil rights legislation would have been much harder to pass.
* This trope is OlderThanDirt: a first-century BC gravestone in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet_Shearim Bet Shearim]] bares an inscription "come in peace, and they will rest in their beds, he who goes straightforward" quoting [[TheBible Isaiah]], stating that the person who died did so because he could not stand the evil around him.
* What we little know about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur,_Prince_of_Wales Arthur, Prince of Wales]] and Boy Who Would Be King But Wasn't, seems to suggest this. Described by contemporaries as "amiable and gentle" and "delicate", he was as eager to be to married to Catherine of Aragon as his brother Henry VIII later was to dump her. Unfortunately, he took ill after the wedding and was soon dead. All before his sixteenth birthday.
* A popular description on religious sympathy cards for miscarriages say "An angel opened up the book of life, to record the baby's birth. And she whispered as she closed the book 'Too beautiful for Earth'"
* Recently murdered British MP Jo Cox, killed in a [[ThoseWackyNazis neo nazi]] [[WesternTerrorists terrorist attack]], is definitely an example.
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5th Jan '17 2:35:43 PM DoctorCooper
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** For JFK, this is combined with HistoricalHeroUpgrade, with recent opinion polls suggesting that the US public [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States ranks him as one of the greatest US presidents]]. Never mind that he nearly caused WorldWarIII ''twice'', started the VietnamWar (unfortunately, LyndonJohnson [[MisBlamed is now widely blamed and despised for this]]), compromised national security in his sexual conquests, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960 committed vote fraud]] and had he lived, civil rights legislation would have been much harder to pass.

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** For JFK, this is combined with HistoricalHeroUpgrade, with recent opinion polls suggesting that the US public [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States ranks him as one of the greatest US presidents]]. Never mind that he nearly caused WorldWarIII ''twice'', started the VietnamWar (unfortunately, LyndonJohnson UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson [[MisBlamed is now widely blamed and despised for this]]), compromised national security in his sexual conquests, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960 committed vote fraud]] and had he lived, civil rights legislation would have been much harder to pass.
4th Jan '17 11:03:22 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] agrees with Wilde; in "The Unquiet Dead", he tells Dickens that he found Little Nell's death [[PurpleProse hilarious]].
*** Dickens probably did it on purpose as a TakeThat to his fans, [[{{Defictionalization}} who were almost fanatic about it]] -- they arranged prayer groups for Little Nell, continuously sent of letters begging him not to kill her (allegedly going so far as to ''offer their own children'' to save her), etc. According to one source (a friend/colleague), Dickens was reading some of them, turned to him [[{{Troll}} with the most malicious look on his face]], and said (roughly) "I'm going to kill off Little Nell."

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*** ** [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] agrees with Wilde; in "The Unquiet Dead", he tells Dickens that he found Little Nell's death [[PurpleProse hilarious]].
*** ** Dickens probably did it on purpose as a TakeThat to his fans, [[{{Defictionalization}} who were almost fanatic about it]] -- they arranged prayer groups for Little Nell, continuously sent of letters begging him not to kill her (allegedly going so far as to ''offer their own children'' to save her), etc. According to one source (a friend/colleague), Dickens was reading some of them, turned to him [[{{Troll}} with the most malicious look on his face]], and said (roughly) "I'm going to kill off Little Nell."
23rd Dec '16 10:04:46 AM contrafanxxx
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' does this with both Misuzu Kamio and Michiru. And it does this [[TearJerker very, very well]].

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' does this with both Misuzu Kamio and Michiru. And it does this [[TearJerker very, very well]].
21st Dec '16 3:05:12 PM Discar
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** For JFK, this is combined with {{Historical Hero Upgrade}}, with recent opinion polls suggesting that the US public [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States ranks him as one of the greatest US presidents]]. Never mind that he nearly caused {{World War III}} ''twice'', started the {{Vietnam War}} (unfortunately, {{Lyndon Johnson}} [[MisBlamed is now widely blamed and despised for this]]), compromised national security in his [[AManIsNotAVirgin sexual conquests]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960 committed vote fraud]] and had he lived, civil rights legislation would have been much harder to pass.

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** For JFK, this is combined with {{Historical Hero Upgrade}}, HistoricalHeroUpgrade, with recent opinion polls suggesting that the US public [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States ranks him as one of the greatest US presidents]]. Never mind that he nearly caused {{World War III}} WorldWarIII ''twice'', started the {{Vietnam War}} VietnamWar (unfortunately, {{Lyndon Johnson}} LyndonJohnson [[MisBlamed is now widely blamed and despised for this]]), compromised national security in his [[AManIsNotAVirgin sexual conquests]], conquests, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960 committed vote fraud]] and had he lived, civil rights legislation would have been much harder to pass.
10th Dec '16 11:36:21 PM wolftickets1969
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* In the stage musical of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Ursula's introduction song "Daddy's Little Angel" says this of one of the older sisters she killed. "How could I compete with a girl so heaven sent? Just a spell from the shell, and back to heaven she went".
8th Dec '16 7:53:21 AM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has [[spoiler: Jonathan and his father George]] in Part 1, the latter was a kind man who lent mercy to an otherwise [[JerkAss awful]] man and his [[TheSociopath even worse son]], while wishing he and his own son would get along eventually no matter how much he scolded them [[spoiler: something that is not rewarded as the ungrateful adoptee decided to kill him in order to become a vampire]]. The former in his final moments, despite everything horrible he did to him throughout his life felt only brotherly love rather than hatred for him, as well as pleading his pregnant wife to take care of a stranger's orphaned baby girl. A truly kind and gentle soul [[spoiler: like his father before him, also murdered by his ungrateful brother.]]

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has [[spoiler: Jonathan and his father George]] in Part 1, the latter was a kind man who lent mercy to an otherwise [[JerkAss awful]] man and his [[TheSociopath even worse son]], while wishing he and his own son would get along eventually no matter how much he scolded them [[spoiler: something that is not rewarded as the ungrateful adoptee decided to kill him in order to become a vampire]]. The former in his final moments, despite everything horrible he did to him throughout his life felt only brotherly love rather than hatred for him, as well as pleading his pregnant wife to take care of a stranger's orphaned baby girl. A truly kind and gentle soul [[spoiler: like his father before him, also murdered by his ungrateful brother.]]]] Notably, [[spoiler:said brother ''agrees'', having only come to truly understand how much of a kind and gentle soul Jonathan was at the end and counts him among the [[WorthyOpponent greatest of his adversaries]], perhaps even more than the one who would finally defeat and kill him]].
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