Created By: Earnest on November 3, 2008
Downer counterpart to a Heroic Sacrifice. Usually happens to anyone who isn't The Hero or The Messiah while attempting a Heroic Sacrifice. May serve as fuel for Heroic Resolve and/or an Unstoppable Rage. Might trigger What a Senseless Waste of Human Life. Typically, the Red Shirt Army charging like boars will have this happen. If you really want to mess with the hero and audience, the villain reveals that his Self-Destructive Charge was merely tilting at windmills, it was just a diversionary tactic designed to exploit his martyr complex.
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