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Dying Moment of Awesome
I close my eyes... and I take flight.

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:

If done well, this can be a real Tear Jerker. It can be undermined somewhat if the character later gets better, but eh, what'cha gonna do...

Someone may note that it was a Great Way to Go.

Beware while reading this page. This article has been proven to cause Manly Tears in many tropers.

If an example fits in one of the subtropes, please list it there instead.

As a Death Trope, all spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.


Dying as YourselfTear JerkerEt Tu, Brute?
Dying for SymbolismDeath TropesDying to Be Replaced
Staring Down CthulhuBadassDied Standing Up
Aliens Steal CableImageSource/Comic BooksJustice Society of America

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