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23rd Jan '17 5:19:48 AM Lyendith
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More often than not, when faced with imminent death a villain will regret nothing and decide that if they're going to die, [[VillainousBreakdown they'll go out swinging and ranting]], or worse, [[TakingYouWithMe try to take to the hero down with them in a last blaze of spiteful glory]]. However, this isn't always the case. On some occasions, a villain faced with a lifetime of evil flashing in front of their eyes as [[CollapsingLair their lair begins to implode around them]] will have a HeelRealization. Alternatively, they may feel that after being beaten a fair fight by a WorthyOpponent they should let the superior one should carry on in their stead.

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More often than not, when faced with imminent death a villain will regret nothing and decide that if they're going to die, [[VillainousBreakdown they'll go out swinging and ranting]], or worse, [[TakingYouWithMe try to take to the hero down with them in a last blaze of spiteful glory]]. However, this isn't always the case. On some occasions, a villain faced with a lifetime of evil flashing in front of their eyes as [[CollapsingLair their lair begins to implode around them]] will have a HeelRealization. Alternatively, they may feel that after being beaten a fair fight by a WorthyOpponent they should let the superior one should carry on in their stead.
16th Jan '17 9:57:42 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* At the climax of ''Film/{{Noah}}'', Ham kills Tubal-Cain to protect his family. Tubal-Cain, who had been trying to win Ham over to his side during the preceding part of the movie by convincing him that [[VirginShaming he has to lose his virginity]] and RealMenEatMeat, says his last words directly to Ham: "[[ARealManIsAKiller Now you are a man.]]"

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* At the climax of ''Film/{{Noah}}'', Ham kills Tubal-Cain to protect his family. Tubal-Cain, who had been trying to win Ham over to his side during the preceding part of the movie by convincing him that [[VirginShaming he has to lose his virginity]] A Man Is Not A Virgin]] and RealMenEatMeat, says his last words directly to Ham: "[[ARealManIsAKiller Now you are a man.]]"
21st Dec '16 3:36:22 PM Discar
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* At the climax of ''Film/{{Noah}}'', Ham kills Tubal-Cain to protect his family. Tubal-Cain, who had been trying to win Ham over to his side during the preceding part of the movie by convincing him that AManIsNotAVirgin and RealMenEatMeat, says his last words directly to Ham: "[[ARealManIsAKiller Now you are a man.]]"

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* At the climax of ''Film/{{Noah}}'', Ham kills Tubal-Cain to protect his family. Tubal-Cain, who had been trying to win Ham over to his side during the preceding part of the movie by convincing him that AManIsNotAVirgin [[VirginShaming he has to lose his virginity]] and RealMenEatMeat, says his last words directly to Ham: "[[ARealManIsAKiller Now you are a man.]]"
7th Dec '16 12:08:08 PM ChronoLegion
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* In Season 2 of ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', Moriarty, tired of being TheDragon to [[EvilSorcerer Prospero]], tries to get rid of him, only for Prospero to deal him a fatal blow. As Moriarty is dying, he tells the Librarians how to defeat Prospero.
7th Dec '16 12:04:49 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'', the title character, as he dies, releases Mary from her vampirism.

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* In ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'', the title character, as he dies, releases Mary from her vampirism. [[spoiler:Or does he?]]
28th Nov '16 8:52:11 PM shawnvw
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** A StephenBaxter short story, ''More Than Time Or Distance'', is similar to that story. The dying villain calls the heroine a WorthyOpponent, and tells her where to find his ship so she can get home.
28th Nov '16 8:03:29 PM shawnvw
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* The Hellfire Club, in their early days, was presented as more amoral than evil, and it showed in the death of one of their Inner Circle. In battle with the ultimate Sentinel Nimrod, Harry Leland of the Hellfire Club stresses out and the overweight gravity/mass manipulator suffers a fatal heart attack. Rather than just give up or give in, however, he manages to hang on to life long enough to use his own teammate, invulnerable mutant Sebastian Shaw, as a human Kinetic Kill Weapon onto Nimrod with his literal final efforts.

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* The Hellfire Club, in their early days, was presented as more amoral than evil, and it showed in the death of one of their Inner Circle. In battle with the ultimate Sentinel Nimrod, alongside their enemies the Xmen, Harry Leland of the Hellfire Club stresses out out, and the overweight gravity/mass manipulator suffers a fatal massive heart attack. Rather than just give up or give in, however, he manages to hang on to life long enough to use his own teammate, invulnerable mutant Sebastian Shaw, as a human Kinetic Kill Weapon onto Nimrod with his literal final efforts.efforts.
-->''Wolverine:'' Fat man had his faults -- but he made his exit with style.
28th Nov '16 7:54:08 PM shawnvw
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** ''In A Relic of Empire'', explorer Dr. Richard Mann is trying to evade a murderous space pirate who calls himself Captain Kidd. Mann manages to blow up Kidd's ship. Before Kidd dies in the fire, he radios Mann and tells him a valuable secret: the location of the Puppeteer's homeworld, something all of Known Space has wanted to know.

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** ''In A In another Niven story, ''A Relic of Empire'', explorer Dr. Richard Mann is trying to evade a murderous space pirate who calls himself Captain Kidd. Mann manages to blow up Kidd's ship. Before Kidd dies in the fire, he radios Mann and tells him a valuable secret: the location of the Puppeteer's homeworld, something all of Known Space has wanted to know.
28th Nov '16 4:18:11 PM shawnvw
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* In "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Borderland of Sol]]", the villain saves the life of two of the three protagonists by increasing the air pressure in his breached asteroid habitat, before being [[KarmicDeath sucked into]] his miniature black hole, allowing the protagonists an extra bit of time for rescuers to find them.

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* In LarryNiven's "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Borderland of Sol]]", the villain saves the life of two of the three protagonists by increasing the air pressure in his breached asteroid habitat, before being [[KarmicDeath sucked into]] his miniature black hole, allowing the protagonists an extra bit of time for rescuers to find them.them.
** ''In A Relic of Empire'', explorer Dr. Richard Mann is trying to evade a murderous space pirate who calls himself Captain Kidd. Mann manages to blow up Kidd's ship. Before Kidd dies in the fire, he radios Mann and tells him a valuable secret: the location of the Puppeteer's homeworld, something all of Known Space has wanted to know.



* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Terney, a member of [=HR=], is fatally shot by Carter. As he's rapidly bleeding out, she asks him to be a cop one last time and tell her who the head of [=HR=] is. And he does.

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* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Terney, a member of [=HR=], [=HR=] (a group of corrupt policemen within the NYPD), is fatally shot by Carter. As he's rapidly bleeding out, she asks him to be a cop one last time and tell her who the head of [=HR=] is. And he does.
26th Nov '16 7:56:03 PM SteveMB
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Meltdown", Mr. Freeze projects a wall of ice to force Batman to retreat rather than risk his own life to save Freeze from the building collapsing around them.
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