: After danger, a character must be quickly treated before he dies.
- The dragon's dying breath burned Alisander badly; Elisabetta hurries to slather on the healing cream.
- Zenobia suffered radiation burns repairing the star drive; her crewmates rush toward the planet and launch the shuttle in a danger zone to bring her to the hospital.
- Yvonne is slowly bleeding to death from wounds that can not be stanched. Walter and Vincent devise a new spell to break the curse and cast it for the first time ever on her.
- Exaggerated: Alisander is actually dead, and Elisabetta must quickly use the Elixir of Life before his soul departs.
- Downplayed: Caradoc briskly binds up Edmund's swordwounds, and warns him of the dangers of infection.
- Justified: There's no Applied Phlebotinum like Health Food that can heal him instantly, so he needs to get to the hospital.
- A character needs to be healed in order to join the action.
- Johanna goes about the battlefield stabbing the wounded so they will not survive.
- Subverted: Lyonesse rushes to aid the blood-covered Orlando; he assures her that most of the blood is the giant's.
- Double Subverted: Then Orlando collapses, and Lyonesse quickly goes to bind his wounds.
- Parodied: A team of modern doctors and nurses appears on a medieval battlefield to treat Alisander.
- Zig Zagged: Lyonesse rushes to aid the blood-covered Orlando; he assures her that most of the blood is the giant's. Then Orlando collapses, and Lyonesse quickly goes to bind his wounds. But it turns out he collapsed more from stress and adrenaline than any actual injuries.
- Averted: Battles leave only the dead or healthy survivors.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: "Why do you always barely survive battles?"
- Invoked: ???
- The Evil Sorcerer Mot launches a killing curse on Heinrich, knowing his True Companions will rush him to their wizard instead of chasing him.
- Colonel Dark shoots down Jack on the battlefield to lure his companions out of cover.
- Defied: "We should treat Orlando before he dies!" "No, Lyonesse. Every man for himself."
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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