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04:27:39 PM Dec 30th 2013
Removed this example. I'm pretty sure reluctant familicide belongs under Zero-Approval Gambit.

  • Itachi Uchiha, notorious S rank child prodigy turned criminal, killed his own clan (including his Mother and Father), in a single night to protect Konoha (his home village) from going into war with other countries due to a coup d'etat planned by the Uchihas against the village.. He spares his little brother because he means more to Itachi than the village.
01:49:06 PM Nov 15th 2013
Something's borked with links to the Heroic Sacrifice page using Heroic Sacrifice, they're red now instead of blue.
07:01:31 AM Apr 6th 2011
edited by Morpheus6177
  • Avatar: How did Dr. Grace Augustine die by a gunshot wound just to keep her friend Jake alive you ask? She was just at the wrong place at the wrong time, got herself into a path a speeding bullet blindly fired by Quartrich when he was shooting at the air transport. The whole RDA has been corrupted by Colonel Miles Quartrich, he declares the RDA can take what they want by force. The colonelís evil has nearly set the entire Jungle planet on fire; Very soon the whole planet of Pandora itself will be blazing. Regardless, Grace Augistine died for to help protect the planet and people that she loved, her love for the Naívi will always be remembered by the people of the Omaticaya Clan.
03:08:06 PM Dec 1st 2010
question: judging by the lyrics of "Wall Flower" by caroline's spine, would that count at a heroic sacrifice? I'll like the song
02:38:37 PM Aug 2nd 2010
The illustration on this page adds nothing but confusion for me, and I suspect that a lot of other people feel the same way.
03:23:50 PM Aug 2nd 2010
I'm not convinced. We have one character cowering, and another one standing in front of him in a pose that I have trouble interpreting as anything except "taking the hit for the other guy". Furthermore, that said hit is incoming is implied by the bright light's shadowing, which is clear in front of the standing character. It looks pretty straightforward to me what the meaning is.
01:27:41 AM Apr 15th 2010
How is there not a sub-trope for the hero dragging the villain through the portal into another dimension. In order to guarantee the villain ends up in hell/limbo/dimension x where he can do no harm the hero has to go with him and leave his world behind. examples.

The Monster Squad - Van Helsing drags Dracula into limbo

Mighty Max - Tar Wars - Goar drags the sabretooth tiger into the tar pit where they will be forced to battle for an etenity. Also Skull Master was trapped at the center of the earth because the previous mighty one tackled him through a portal, leaving the cap behind and thus trapped himself in the process.

The Frighteners - Frank drags Patricia kicking and screaming into the afterlife. Averted because they went to hell and he went to heaven where he was sent back.
02:24:22 AM Mar 28th 2010
edited by KendraKirai
(From archive) Not The Anonymous Troper That Was Above: Would anyone mind adding some examples that the English-speaking people who will predominantly be reading this can identify? It's odd reading the "Three kinds of Heroic Sacrifice" and seeing the 'Beginning' and 'Middle' examples consisting of names I simply don't recognise. Surely it isn't that hard finding some good American/British works of fiction with this trope coming before the end?

Kendra Kirai: Not really, because american shows are constructed very differently from anime. In anime, there's usually an overall series arc, with a beginning and a pre-planned end, and it's fully possible for anybody to die at any time. Not so with american shows, which have the actors under contract. Only when they need to be written out (which nearly always comes at the end of beginning of a season, if not between seasons, offscreen) can a main character die. When they need to be written out for whatever reason, they're also seldom killed, and when they are, they're usually done so in a rather pointless heroics, just bam! They're hit by a falling bridge.
01:27:51 PM Mar 6th 2010
Arivne: deleted the spoiler tag on Vader's self sacrifice in Return of the Jedi, as that should be It Was His Sled by now.
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