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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->You want my treasure? You can have it! I left everything I gathered together in one place. [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles Now you just have to find it.]]
-->-- '''Gold Roger''', setting off the entire plot of ''Manga/OnePiece'' at his execution

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[[folder:Fan Works]]

->'''Nazi vampire''': How valiant of you, Sir Penwood. Defending your post down to the last man.\\
'''Sir Penwood''': Ah, but that's where I must rebuke you. Because where you see one man, I ''see four.''\\
'''Nazi vampire''': See four...?\\
(''the Nazi notices the C-4 clustered in the room, and the detonator Penwood is holding'')\\
'''Sir Penwood''': When you get to Hell, tell 'em Penwood sent you. And then apologize on my behalf for the inconvenience.
-->-- ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged''

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[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->WITNESS ME!
-->-- Any War Boy about to attempt one of these, ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''

->There's only one way for a professional soldier to die. That's from the last bullet of the last battle of the last war.
-->-- '''George S. Patton''', ''Film/{{Patton}}''

->You know, your father was captain of a starship [[YouAreInCommandNow for 12 minutes]]. He saved 800 lives, including your mother's and yours.
-->-- '''Christopher Pike''' to James T. Kirk, ''Film/StarTrek''

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[[folder:Literature]]

->In anger smites | the warder of earth,\\
Forth from their homes | must all men flee;\\
Nine paces fares | the son of Fjorgyn,\\
And, slain by the serpent, | fearless he sinks.
-->-- ''[[Literature/PoeticEdda Voluspa]]'', stanza 56, describing Thor's defeat, and death by venom, of the serpent

->[[MyNameIsInigoMontoya I am Ganner]]. [[LastStand This threshold is]] ''[[LastStand mine]]''. [[BadassBoast I claim it for my own.]] [[BringIt Bring on your thousands,]] [[MookChivalry one at a time]] [[ZergRush or all in a rush]]. [[DefiantToTheEnd I don't give a damn.]] [[YouShallNotPass None shall pass]].
-->-- '''Ganner Rhysode''', ''Literature/NewJediOrder''

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->[[WorldOfCardboardSpeech You even know who Crispus Attucks was? ]]A free black man. The first to die for what became America. He could've acted scared when those Brits showed up, blended in, in the crowd, but he stood up! [[InspirationalMartyr He paid with his life... but he started something.]]
-->-- '''Series/{{Luke Cage|2016}}'''

->'''Tony:''' Definitely didn't picture my demise like this. I'd always figured going out like Cagney in ''Film/WhiteHeat'' - fiery explosion. Or Redford and Newman in ''Film/{{Butch Cassidy|AndTheSundanceKid}}'' - hail of bullets!\\
'''Gibbs:''' Or Charlie Chaplin in ''Film/TheGoldRush.''\\
'''Tony:''' How did he die?\\
'''Gibbs:''' Silently.
-->-- ''Series/{{NCIS}}''

->Now ''that's'' an exit.
-->-- '''Marc Antony''', ''Series/{{Rome}}''

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[[folder:Music]]

->Shot down in a blaze of glory\\
Take me now but know the truth\\
'Cause I'm going down in a blaze of glory
-->-- '''Music/BonJovi''', "Blaze of Glory"

->Climb to the top of the world\\
And as you stand tall you will see\\
That when you fall\\
You will fall from a height most men will never reach.
-->-- '''Music/TheProtomen''', "The Fall"

->[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Rome_(1527) In the heart of the Holy See]]\\
In the home of Christianity\\
The seat of power is in danger\\
There's a foe of a thousand swords\\
[[DangerousDeserter They've been abandoned by their lords]]\\
Their fall from grace will pave their path to damnation\\
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Guards Then the Hundred and Eighty-Nine]]\\
In the service of Heaven\\
[[HoldTheLine They're protecting the holy line]]\\
It was 1527\\
[[LastStand Gave their lives on the steps to Heaven]]\\
Thy will be done
-->--'''Music/{{Sabaton}}''', ''The Last Stand''

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

->Though great sacrifice, we have made sure that those who live near the [[ThirstyDesert Empty Quarter]] know, and I mean truly ''know'' that magic exists. Our elders regularly go to the populated edges of the Rub al-Khali and perform great works - [[TheLastDance sometimes at the cost of their lives]] - just to show the ignorant that it can be done. But their martyrdom has succeeded where your [[{{Masquerade}} much-vaunted subtlety]] has failed: [[HomeFieldAdvantage within those great expanses]], we still have the power to [[MagicCarpet make carpets fly]], to [[BlowYouAway command the raging sandstorm]], and, as is our privilege, to command the fractious ''[[OurGeniesAreDifferent djinn]].''
-->-- ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension - Lost Paths''

->If you must die today, make your death worthy of legend.
-->-- '''Alesha, Who Smiles at Death''', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''

->What is the terror of death?\\
That we die with our work incomplete\\
What is the joy of life?\\
To die knowing our task is done
-->-- Common Saying of the [[SpaceMarines Adeptus Astartes]], ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''

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[[folder:Video Games]]

->Remember this always, son of the north: a [[ProudWarriorRace Nord]] is judged not by the manner in which he lived, but the manner in which he died.
-->-- ''A Dream of Sovngarde'', ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''

->The exhausted Barrier Trio struck one final [[SuperSentaiStance Barrier Pose]]!\\
It was spectacular.
-->-- ''Videogame/MOTHER3''

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[[folder:Webcomics]]

->No! Wait, yes. [[FaceDeathWithDignity This will be so ra-]]
-->-- '''King Radical'''[[note]]after being forcibly converted into a vampire and getting [[HolyHandGrenade the Pope thrown at him]].[[/note]], ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDoctorMcNinja''

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[[folder:Web Original]]

->Franchise/TheFlash bursts into flames, which is pretty harsh, but don't pretend that isn't the most badass way to go out. When you get to heaven after dying by way of exploding from going too fast, you get a high-five from God.
-->-- ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19537_the-7-stupidest-attempts-to-reinvent-batman_p2.html The 7 Stupidest Attempts to Reinvent Batman]]"

->[[Creator/RaulJulia This is a man]] who knew he was dying and decided to make his own eulogy by [[Film/StreetFighter levitating 2 meters off the ground and firing lightning into Jean-Claude Van Damme]], just so that [[SoMyKidsCanWatch kids could watch.]] He was such a brilliant beacon of [[LargeHam intensity]] that he made a wish for children when '''he''' was the one who was dying, and the result still brightens the world today.
-->-- ''{{Website/Cracked}}'', "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-best-moments-in-worst-movies-ever-made_p2/ The 4 Best Moments in the Worst Movies Ever Made]]"

->Get this: The [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Anti-Monitor]], the [[BigBad biggest bad guy of them all]], is ready to [[OmnicidalManiac blow up all of reality]]. So what does {{ComicBook/Supergirl}} do? She punches him. And punches him, and punches, and punches and punches and just ''wails'' on the guy until one lucky blast from the Anti-Monitor kills her. But her death had meaning. It had soul. It showed a character dying to save lives. She wasn't just some [[StuffedInTheFridge victim or shock death]]. She forced the heavily-injured Anti-Monitor to retreat... Bottom line, if a character's going to die, they'd better go out swingin'!
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]'''

->[[PunctuatedForEmphasis BEST. DEATH. EVAH!]]
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' on Micky Rourke's death-by-tigers in ''Film/DoubleTeam''.

->The rise and fall of Tony Montana, and what a way to go out.
-->-- '''Creator/JamesRolfe''' describing the final shoot-out in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}''

->It was, just as Kinski had predicted, suicide. He should never have done it. It is widely held by those who knew him, and Kinski himself, that he never recovered from ''Film/{{Woyzeck}}.'' But what was the ultimate result? If you are the viewer of this film, Kinskiís portrayal shocks your feelings out of the vault of intellectualizing or passive observing. He forces you to feel with him, to align yourself with your buried emotions. He outs your sensitivity. Is this not something Christ-like? It is, for my money. Kinski is the pure cure for the 21st-century disease ó the numbness unto droning.
-->-- '''Cintra Wilson''' [[http://www.salon.com/2004/04/22/kinski_2/ on]] Creator/KlausKinski

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[[folder:Western Animation]]

->This is a cool way to die!
-->-- '''Fry''' being carried off by [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot a robot pterodactyl]][[note]][[SubvertedTrope He lives]][[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

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[[folder:Real Life]]

->Once you decide that you're going to have the death of Spock, then how does that affect the other people? Why is it there? I got a lot of stick from a lot of people from the very beginning about the idea of killing Spock. Somebody said, "You can't kill him." And I said, "Sure you can; the only question is whether you do it well."
-->-- '''Nicholas Meyer''', Director of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''

->There is one way to never see your country come to ruin, and that is to die in the last ditch.
-->-- '''King William III of England''', and the origin of the phrase "last-ditch"

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