23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
"If I'm done for, then I'm gonna go out like a Badass!"To put it simply, when a character's Moment Of Awesome is also their last. Though the plot may say that they have to die, the writer honors the character enough to not take them down like a nameless mook, but instead make their death something to be proud of. They don't run, they don't cry. They die standing, and they go down swinging. The polar opposite of Dropped a Bridge on Him, the Dying Moment of Awesome is a supertrope for:
As a Death Trope, all spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.