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6th Jan '18 3:38:02 PM MegaTank
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout1}}'', if the Vault Dweller presents The Master with compelling evidence that his plan to "unify" the wasteland is doomed as the Mutants are all sterile, he'll self-destruct his own base (he cannot leave due to his own mutation) while giving the Dweller a chance to escape before it goes down.
-->"''There is no hope... Leave now... Leave while you still have '''hope...'''''"
21st Nov '17 4:19:34 AM thatmadork
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* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', AntiVillain Roy has AntiHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist Decker in a literal cliffhanger but is dying himself. At the last moment, Roy saves Decker's life, and is rewarded with an ObiWanMoment.

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* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', AntiVillain Roy has AntiHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist Decker in a literal cliffhanger but is dying himself. At the last moment, Roy saves Decker's life, and is rewarded with an ObiWanMoment.ObiWanMoment, giving Decker this final speech before he goes:
-->''"I've... ''seen things'' you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-Beams, glitter in the dark by the TannhauserGate. All these moments will be lost... in time... like... tears in the rain. Time... to die."''
29th Oct '17 11:14:28 PM infernape612
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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' (10), all three levels leading up to the last level have bosses like this; of course, [[NintendoHard they all fight tooth-and-nail]] before that point.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' (10), ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', all three levels leading up to the last level have bosses like this; of course, [[NintendoHard they all fight tooth-and-nail]] before that point.
21st Oct '17 8:09:43 AM valar55
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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 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 in a fair fight by a WorthyOpponent they should let the superior one carry on in their stead.
20th Oct '17 12:35:54 AM PaulA
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** In "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.
** 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. (A possible subversion: Kidd's final comments suggest that he expects Mann to [[SchmuckBait get himself into trouble]] if he tries to exploit the information.)

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** In "The Borderland of Sol", "Literature/TheBorderlandOfSol", 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.
** In "A Relic of Empire", "Literature/ARelicOfTheEmpire", 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. (A possible subversion: Kidd's final comments suggest that he expects Mann to [[SchmuckBait get himself into trouble]] if he tries to exploit the information.)
14th Sep '17 10:25:46 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** After getting beaten to a bloody pulp by [[TheBerserker the zombie-hollow hybrid]], one of the last things Ulquiorra does is break its control over Ichigo to save [[TheChick Orihime]] and [[TheSmartGuy Ishida]] from getting blasted into nothing. It ''looks'' like he's going to be okay...[[MortalWoundReveal and then it turns out he was too badly injured for his]] HealingFactor [[MortalWoundReveal to kick in]].

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** After getting beaten to a bloody pulp by [[TheBerserker the zombie-hollow hybrid]], one of the last things hybrid]] Ichigo, Ulquiorra does is break its control over Ichigo to save [[TheChick Orihime]] and [[TheSmartGuy Ishida]] from getting blasted into nothing. It ''looks'' like he's going to be okay...[[MortalWoundReveal and then it turns out he was too badly fatally injured for his]] HealingFactor [[MortalWoundReveal and his body dissolves into ashes. His last actions include asking Orihime, the same girl he mentally tortured through the whole arc, if she's afraid of him or not; when she says that she isn't, he dies acknowledging the existence of the human heart and reaching out to kick in]].her.



* Capricorn Shura in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has a HeelRealization while flying to outer space due to Shiryu's DangerousForbiddenTechnique, and after Shiryu faints he pulls out his armour, puts it on Shiryu and kicks him back to earth so that he survives while Shura dies upon reaching space.

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* Capricorn Shura in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has a HeelRealization while flying to outer space due to Shiryu's DangerousForbiddenTechnique, and after Shiryu faints he pulls out his armour, puts it on Shiryu and kicks him back to earth so that he survives while Shura dies upon reaching space.space, entrusting Athena's protection to Shiryu in his FamousLastWords.
28th May '17 8:16:17 PM SteveMB
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* Creator/LarryNiven's "[[Literature/KnownSpace]]":

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* Creator/LarryNiven's "[[Literature/KnownSpace]]":Literature/KnownSpace:
28th May '17 8:15:16 PM SteveMB
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* In Creator/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.
** 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.
** A Creator/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.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's "[[Literature/KnownSpace The "[[Literature/KnownSpace]]":
** In "The
Borderland of Sol]]", 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.
** In another Niven story, ''A "A Relic of Empire'', 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. \n** A (A possible subversion: Kidd's final comments suggest that he expects Mann to [[SchmuckBait get himself into trouble]] if he tries to exploit the information.)
* In the
Creator/StephenBaxter short story, ''More story "More Than Time Or Distance'', is similar to that story. The Distance", the dying villain calls the heroine a WorthyOpponent, and tells her where to find his ship so she can get home.
16th May '17 9:54:47 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', when the protagonists are trying to outrun an overwhelming enemy force, the Darkfriend Lord Ingtar chooses to buy them time by [[YouShallNotPass blocking a choke point]], sacrificing his life to renounce the Shadow. Unusually for the trope, he is TheMole, and outs himself as a villain solely for the chance at redemption.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', when the protagonists are trying in vain to outrun an overwhelming enemy force, the Darkfriend Lord Ingtar chooses to renounce the Shadow and sacrifice his life to buy them time by [[YouShallNotPass blocking a choke point]], sacrificing his life to renounce the Shadow.point]]. Unusually for the trope, he is TheMole, and outs himself as a villain solely for the chance at redemption.
16th May '17 9:49:28 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', when the protagonists are trying to outrun an overwhelming enemy force, the Darkfriend Lord Ingtar chooses to buy them time by [[YouShallNotPass blocking a choke point]], sacrificing his life to renounce the Shadow. Unusually for the trope, he is TheMole, and outs himself as a villain solely for the chance at redemption.
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