Playing With / Last Chance Hit Point

Basic Trope: Attack that should've KO'ed a character instead leaves them at 1 HP, giving the player one more turn.
  • Straight: Alice has 21 HP (out of 50). Mook attacks Alice for 25 points damage! Alice survived with 1 HP.
  • Exaggerated: Alice takes 9999 damage! Survives with 1 HP.
  • Downplayed:
    • If Alice isn't above 50% health before taking the hit, her Last Chance Hit Point won't activate.
    • Alice doesn't get a Last Chance Hit Point when hit by a very strong attacks, e.g., an attack that does half-and-again her full health.
    • Alice is knocked to zero HP but keeps on fighting as if she had her Last Chance Hit Point... but gets knocked out anyway at round's end unless she is healed above one HP before then.
  • Justified: Alice is a One-Hit-Point Wonder protected by a Beehive Barrier, and the attack shattered only her barrier (Alice herself escaped harm). But without protection any hit will kill her.
  • Inverted: When Alice is dealt damage close to her maximum HP, but not quite as high, the shock defeats her instantly.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice was instead hit by an HP to 1 attack; a different attack might've killed her.
    • An attack triggers a cutscene in which Alice is left with only 1 HP left, and it looks like she still has a chance, but it's just a setup for a brutal finishing move by the enemy. Game Over.
  • Double Subverted: ...or so it seems. Turns out it was just a cutscene and Alice gets back up.
  • Parodied: An energy beam hurtles through the solar system, destroying every planet in its wake, before eventually smashing into Alice, creating an enormous explosion. When the attack cutscene ends, Alice is still alive with a single hit point.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Lethal damage actually defeats Alice as normal.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "My HP hit zero but I'm still standing?"
  • Invoked:
  • Exploited: Now's a perfect time to unleash Alice's Desperation Attack.
  • Defied:
    • It's a multi-hit attack; Alice survived the first hit, but the next hit finishes her off.
    • Or, Alice survives with 1 HP but becomes Poisoned by the attack, and the poison finishes her off.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Even though Alice's Last Chance Hit Point activated, she's still heavily injured, and dies when she gets to the her team's secret base.
  • Reconstructed: Diane, the healer, has unsurpassed healing skills, and she manages to revive Alice. The latter decides to be more careful next time.
  • Played For Drama: Alice is forced to fight off a threat on her Last Chance Hit Point over a lengthy period of time and multiple attacks; after the threat is gone, Alice dies from overexertion, and no healing ability or medicine can help her.

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