Variation of ''the'' HeroicSacrifice. Frequently a DyingMomentOfAwesome.
Characters sacrificing themselves to save others:
* '''HeroicSacrifice''' is the super-trope of everything below, of course.
* SelfDestructiveCharge (This can sometimes be played as an Heroic Sacrifice.)
Ways to fail at a heroic sacrifice:
* GoingDownWithTheShip (A Heroic Sacrifice for the sake of honor, rather than saving lives, usually.)
* HesitantSacrifice (Commonly found attached to the examples above, in particular "SomeoneHasToDie".)
* LastStand (You aren't saving anyone else immediately close to you, but you're going to stay alive as long as you can to make your enemy pay.)
* NotAfraidToDie (Can be the aversion to HesitantSacrifice, or it can be partnered with it.)
* ObiWanMoment (Too many Heroic Sacrifices to count.)
* SealedEvilInADuel (A Heroic Sacrifice, where the hero doesn't ''technically'' die.)
* TakingYouWithMe (You're dead meat anyway, but dammit you're going to save the world. Or, doom it, if you're the villain.)