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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.
  • 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 One 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: ???
  • 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.

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