: Someone uses their last bit of strength to attempt to kill others.
- Straight: When Bob has Joe dying at his feet, Joe presses a self-destruct button to destroy the base and kill Bob.
- At the very start of the battle, Joe presses a button to have an several nukes be fired at the base to completely ensure Bob's death.
- Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum motivated by Revenge.
- Downplayed: Joe uses his last bit of strength to wound Bob, perhaps mortally, perhaps survivably.
- Subverted: Joe promises not to press the button...
- Double Subverted: ...but when Bob has his back turned, Joe presses the button anyway.
- Parodied: Joe nobly presses the button. It's not working.
- Zig Zagged: Joe is about to push the button when Bob presents a thoughtful Patrick Stewart Speech on the meaninglessness of such a gesture, a noble person who cared about his fellow man would never use his last bit of life to spread more destruction. Does Joe really want his legacy to be that of a monster who destroyed that which he could not beat? If Joe believes himself to be such a monster, then, well, Bob admits he sealed his own fate just by defeating him, so, with finger over the button, what kind of person are you, Joe?
- Joe dies without doing anything.
- No one dies.
- Joe doesn't die. Bob on the other hand...
- Enforced: "Bob and Joe are lowering our show's ratings. Let's have them fight, and both be destroyed by Joe in the end!"
- Lampshaded: "Just watch. Just when we think he's dead, Joe is going to try to take us out in an explosion."
- Invoked: "You think you may have won Bob... but like all good villains, I'm Taking You with Me!"
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: "Don't worry, Joe can't do anything. There's no way he can reach the button before he dies."
- Discussed: "Haven't you noticed how whenever the villain is dying, he attempts to kill the hero in a blaze of glory?"
- Conversed: "Did you see that explosion from Joe's base? He must have been trying to take Bob with him!"
- Deconstructed: Joe killing himself would have destroyed Bob, but it'd have opened the way for a bigger danger to appear which wouldn't be able to be stopped because Joe was dead.
- Reconstructed: Joe manages to kill himself and destroy Bob in a way that makes any latent danger unable to appear.
I'm dying... I can't help that... But I'm Taking You with Me