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* IRegretNothing: The character accepts his fate with equanimity, perhaps because he always expected things to end this way sooner or later.


A character dies, but their death is exactly the way they wanted it to be. They have no regrets, they accomplished their goals, and while people may mourn their death, they know that it was not in vain. The character dies satisfied, with no unfinished business. They know that whoever they leave behind will be okay, or might even benefit from their death. They might not even have accomplished anything significant, but just lived a good life and believe that death is only the natural last step.

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A character dies, but their death is exactly the way they wanted it to be. They have [[IRegretNothing no regrets, regrets]], they accomplished their goals, and while people may mourn their death, they know that it was not in vain. The character dies satisfied, with no unfinished business. They know that whoever they leave behind will be okay, or might even benefit from their death. They might not even have accomplished anything significant, but just lived a good life and believe that death is only the natural last step.


* Lelouch vi Brittania orders Kururugi Suzaku to kill him in his staged public execution of his former allies - the Black Knights, at the end of ''Anime/CodeGeass''. He succeeded, not only freeing the false death mates and the entire world, but also his own burden as the "villain", knowing he has accomplished what he has to do.

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* Lelouch vi Brittania orders Kururugi Suzaku to kill him in his staged public execution of his former allies - the Black Knights, at the end of ''Anime/CodeGeass''. He succeeded, succeeds, not only freeing the false death mates and the entire world, but also lifts his own burden as the "villain", knowing he has accomplished what he has to do.


** This is also reflected in Kenshiro's ''Musou Tensei'', the strongest technique of Hokuto Shinken. When Kenshiro uses it, the spirits of his dead allies gives him strength, and a spiritually powerful fighter can see their spirits watching over Kenshiro, as if still putting their hopes on him even after death.

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** This is also reflected in Kenshiro's ''Musou Tensei'', the strongest technique of Hokuto Shinken. When Kenshiro uses it, the spirits of his dead allies gives him strength, and a spiritually powerful fighter can see their spirits watching over Kenshiro, as if still putting their hopes on in him even after death.


Of course, what the dying character's perfect death is like will vary wildly depending on said character's personality and outlook in life. A character who's in love might sacrifice themselves to save their love's life, or die so that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy they may go on living happily]]. Both TheUnfettered and TheFettered might be willing to die as martyrs for their beliefs. A just [[TheHero Hero]] might do a HeroicSacrifice for their friends or to save the world. A chronically depressed, DeathSeeker or sick person might see death as a release and welcome it with open arms. A jaded BloodKnight might be happy about being defeated in fair combat. An ImmoralNihilist might just die happy in the knowledge of how much destruction and death they caused before dying.

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Of course, what the dying character's perfect death is like will vary wildly depending on said character's personality and outlook in life. A character who's in love might sacrifice themselves to save their love's life, or die so that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy they may go on living happily]]. Both TheUnfettered and TheFettered might be willing to die as martyrs for their beliefs. A just [[TheHero Hero]] might do a HeroicSacrifice for their friends or to save the world. A chronically depressed, DeathSeeker or sick person might see death as a release and welcome it with open arms. A jaded BloodKnight might be happy about being defeated in fair combat. An ImmoralNihilist [[StrawNihilist Immoral Nihilist]] might just die happy in the knowledge of how much destruction and death they caused before dying.

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* Strongly invoked in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' [[spoiler:when Arthur Morgan finally succumbs to tuberculosis in the High Honor ending. When all is said and done, Morgan lays down and dies watching the sunrise, at peace with himself for having helped John Marston survive to live with his family]].

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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', people in the Pegasus galaxy consider a death of old age a cause for celebration, not mourning, because with the Wraith around it does NOT happen often; dying of old age means you managed to escape the Wraith all your life.


** Also subverted. War Boys suicidal antics often mean that rather then dying gloriously, they die competing for glory, with the ones who do die being unmourned and unremembered as yet another War Boy killed doing something stupid. And then reconstructed right at the end, [[spoiler:as Nux is "witnessed" by Capable, crashing the war rig in order to save the rest of the group]]

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** Also subverted. War Boys Boys' suicidal antics often mean that rather then than dying gloriously, they die competing for glory, with the ones who do die being unmourned and unremembered as yet another War Boy killed doing something stupid. And then reconstructed right at the end, [[spoiler:as Nux is "witnessed" by Capable, crashing the war rig in order to save the rest of the group]]



* The old Klingon warrior Kor in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Once More Into the Breach" dies via HeroicSacrifice, as a Klingon should, rather then die forsaken from old age.

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* The old Klingon warrior Kor in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Once More Into the Breach" dies via HeroicSacrifice, as a Klingon should, rather then than die forsaken from old age.


* A random encounter in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has you come across an "Old Orc" that is "waiting for a good death". You can offer to kill him yourself, or simply bid him well and be on your way. He usually won't be there when you come back, implying his maker did, in fact, arrive eventually.
** It certainly qualifies if you do the deed, as he wants to fall to a WorthyOpponent and [[PlayerCharacter you're]] a mythic dragonslayer who may also be the acknowledged champion of one or even multiple deities. That's a good fight.

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* A random encounter in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has you come across an "Old Orc" that is "waiting for a good death". He's too old to do much of anything else, so he has NothingLeftToDoButDie, and wants a WorthyOpponent to defeat him in combat since his god doesn't particularly approve of dying any other way. You can offer to kill give him yourself, or simply bid him well the good death he desires, and be on your way. He usually won't be there when you come back, implying his maker did, in fact, arrive eventually.
** It certainly qualifies if you do
as the deed, as he wants to fall to a WorthyOpponent and [[PlayerCharacter you're]] a mythic dragonslayer legendary Dragonborn who may also or may not be the acknowledged chosen champion of one or even multiple deities. That's his god (among others), you would certainly be a good fight.worthy enough opponent.


-->'''Edie:''' I died just like I lived -- as the complete and utter center of attention."

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-->'''Edie:''' I died just like I lived -- as the complete and utter center of attention."


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* In ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', death #1000 is called "Premature Endings". It involves an old man who had the intelligence to live sensibly and dies peacefully of old age after a full and rewarding life, with his daughter at his side.


* Pictured above: In the good ending of ''Videogame/Bioshock1'', this is ultimately Jack's reward. The Little Sisters he saved and brought to the surface became his new family who are there to comfort him as he passes on.

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* Pictured above: In the good ending of ''Videogame/Bioshock1'', this is ultimately Jack's reward. The ultimate reward for saving the Little Sisters he saved and brought bringing them to the surface became surface. At the end of a long life full of love, his new family who adopted daughters, all living their own happy lives, are there to comfort him as at his side when he passes on.away.


* In ''Film/StrangerThanFiction,'' Harold Crick initially refuses to die as required in Helen Eiffel's newest novel. However, after reading through the draft, he realizes that his death is required to truly make it a literary masterpiece, and accepts his impending death as this trope.

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* In ''Film/StrangerThanFiction,'' Harold Crick initially refuses to die as required in Helen Eiffel's newest novel. However, after reading through the draft, he realizes that his death is not only required to truly make it a literary masterpiece, masterpiece but also to save the life of a young boy, and accepts his impending death as this trope.


* ''Series/GraceAndFrankie'' has Grace. Unlike many examples, hers was actually a suicide, but it was also exactly this. Knowing her cancer is spreading again and unwilling to go through the grueling treatment again, she asks Frankie's help to kill herself and throw a party. After throwing the biggest, most fun party surrounded by every one of her friends, she goes out peacefully with the titular character's help and support.

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* ''Series/GraceAndFrankie'' has Grace.Babe. Unlike many examples, hers was actually a suicide, but it was also exactly this. Knowing her cancer is spreading again and unwilling to go through the grueling treatment again, she asks Frankie's help to kill herself and throw a party. After throwing the biggest, most fun party surrounded by every one of her friends, she goes out peacefully with the titular character's help and support.

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* ''Series/GraceAndFrankie'' has Grace. Unlike many examples, hers was actually a suicide, but it was also exactly this. Knowing her cancer is spreading again and unwilling to go through the grueling treatment again, she asks Frankie's help to kill herself and throw a party. After throwing the biggest, most fun party surrounded by every one of her friends, she goes out peacefully with the titular character's help and support.

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** Also subverted. War Boys suicidal antics often mean that rather then dying gloriously, they die competing for glory, with the ones who do die being unmourned and unremembered as yet another War Boy killed doing something stupid. And then reconstructed right at the end, [[spoiler:as Nux is "witnessed" by Capable, crashing the war rig in order to save the rest of the group]]

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