I close my eyes... and I take flight.
"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:
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.