"There's only one way for a professional soldier to die. That's from the last bullet of the last battle of the last war."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:
— George S. Patton, Patton
As a Death Trope, all spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.