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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' averts this, as characters, both major and minor, will die almost out of the blue. While there'd be varying levels of build up ''towards'' said death, when they actually get killed, it's always instantaneous, with the longest someone takes from receiving their mortal wound to actually succumbing to it being around a minute.
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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' averts this, as characters, both major and minor, will die almost out of the blue. While there'd be varying levels of build up ''towards'' said death, when they actually get killed, it's always instantaneous, with the longest someone takes from receiving their mortal wound to actually succumbing to it being around a minute.
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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has this a few times. After [[spoiler:Pip Bernadette]] gets stabbed through the chest by Zorin Blitz's thrown scythe, he has enough time to deliver a final rousing speech to [[spoiler:fledgling vampire Seras Victoria,]] give her a first and last kiss, and a final request [[spoiler:that she drink his blood to become a true vampire. She does, and Pip eventually recovering as an added bonus.]] Then again at the end, [[spoiler: after Seras shoots the Major, he also has time for a RoboticReveal and a final speech.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has this a few times. ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': After [[spoiler:Pip Bernadette]] gets stabbed through the chest by Zorin Blitz's thrown scythe, he has enough time to deliver a final rousing speech to [[spoiler:fledgling vampire Seras Victoria,]] give her a first and last kiss, and a final request [[spoiler:that she drink his blood to become a true vampire. She does, and Pip eventually recovering as an added bonus.]] Then again at the end, [[spoiler: after Seras shoots the Major, he also has time for a RoboticReveal and a final speech.]]



* ''Film/BattleRoyale'' II is infuriating for this - all the major characters get long drawn out deaths, with the huge hordes of enemies at the end of the film all stopping their attacking to let characters like [[spoiler:Shiori Kitano]] spend five full minutes making peace with the world.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Brick}}'' - [[spoiler: Dode]] is a very important character. He gets the shit punched out of him and then is promptly shot in the face before he can get a word in edgewise.

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* ''Film/BattleRoyale'' II is infuriating for this - In ''Film/BattleRoyale'', all the major characters get long drawn out deaths, with the huge hordes of enemies at the end of the film all stopping their attacking to let characters like [[spoiler:Shiori Kitano]] spend five full minutes making peace with the world.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Brick}}'' - [[spoiler: Dode]] is a very important character. He character, but he gets the shit punched out of him and then is promptly shot in the face before he can get a word in edgewise.



* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' with [[spoiler:Kate's death]]. Certainly helps that [[spoiler:she got sniped straight in the center of her forehead]]

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* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' with [[spoiler:Kate's death]]. Certainly helps that [[spoiler:she got [[spoiler:Kate Todd]], who [[spoiler:gets sniped straight in the center of her forehead]]forehead]] and dies abruptly.



* ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}''. The guy who dies at the beginning performs an infodump that lasts forever... while ''gasping and struggling the whole way'', as though on his last breath.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear's'' [[spoiler: Big Boss]]. His dying monologue in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' lasts at least a good five minutes (after a good ten-minute exposition, no less). Many other bosses in the series are guilty of the trope, but his takes the cake.
* Happens in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. {{Mooks}} die easily, those with NominalImportance have a final line or two, and major antagonist [[spoiler:Zelgius]], being critical to the plot of both games, has an extended scene post-battle in Radiant Dawn complete with {{Flashback}} before expiring.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}''. ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}'': The guy who dies at the beginning performs an infodump that lasts forever... while ''gasping and struggling the whole way'', as though on his last breath.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear's'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'': [[spoiler: Big Boss]]. His Boss']] dying monologue in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' lasts at least a good five minutes (after a good ten-minute exposition, no less). Many other bosses in the series are guilty of the trope, also take a while to actually die, but his takes the cake.
* Happens in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'', {{Mooks}} die easily, those with NominalImportance have a final line or two, and major antagonist [[spoiler:Zelgius]], being critical to the plot of both games, has an extended scene post-battle in Radiant Dawn complete with {{Flashback}} before expiring.


* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Boromir not only takes forever to be killed (arrow after arrow, and overcranked as well), but he takes quite a while to die, complete with a speech to Aragorn--and that after waiting patiently through Aragorn's big duel with the chief Uruk-Hai.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing'', Boromir not only takes forever to be killed (arrow after arrow, and overcranked as well), but he takes quite a while to die, complete with a speech to Aragorn--and that after waiting patiently through Aragorn's big duel with the chief Uruk-Hai.


* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' with [[spoiler:Kate's Death]]
** Certainly helps that [[spoiler:she got sniped straight in the center of her forehead]]

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* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' with [[spoiler:Kate's Death]]
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death]]. Certainly helps that [[spoiler:she got sniped straight in the center of her forehead]]


* Happens in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' duology. {{Mooks}} die easily, those with NominalImportance have a final line or two, and major antagonist [[spoiler: Zelgius]], being critical to the plot of both games, has an extended scene post-battle in Radiant Dawn complete with {{Flashback}} before expiring.

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* Happens in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' duology. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. {{Mooks}} die easily, those with NominalImportance have a final line or two, and major antagonist [[spoiler: Zelgius]], [[spoiler:Zelgius]], being critical to the plot of both games, has an extended scene post-battle in Radiant Dawn complete with {{Flashback}} before expiring.

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See also LongLastingLastWords, in which all the time left is using for a ''large'' monologue before dying.


* ''Franchise/MetalGear's'' [[spoiler: Big Boss]]. His dying monologue in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' lasts at least a good five minutes (after a good ten-minute exposition, no less). Many other bosses in the series are guilty of the trope, but his takes the cake.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear's'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear's'' [[spoiler: Big Boss]]. His dying monologue in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' lasts at least a good five minutes (after a good ten-minute exposition, no less). Many other bosses in the series are guilty of the trope, but his takes the cake.


* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has this a few times. After [[spoiler:Pip Bernadette]] gets stabbed through the chest by Zorin Blitz's thrown scythe, he has enough time to deliver a final rousing speech to [[spoiler:fledgling vampire Seras Victoria,]] give her a first and last kiss, and a final request [[spoiler:that she drink his blood to become a true vampire. She does, resulting in a CrowningMomentofAwesome, and Pip eventually recovering as an added bonus.]] Then again at the end, [[spoiler: after Seras shoots the Major, he also has time for a RoboticReveal and a final speech.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has this a few times. After [[spoiler:Pip Bernadette]] gets stabbed through the chest by Zorin Blitz's thrown scythe, he has enough time to deliver a final rousing speech to [[spoiler:fledgling vampire Seras Victoria,]] give her a first and last kiss, and a final request [[spoiler:that she drink his blood to become a true vampire. She does, resulting in a CrowningMomentofAwesome, and Pip eventually recovering as an added bonus.]] Then again at the end, [[spoiler: after Seras shoots the Major, he also has time for a RoboticReveal and a final speech.]]

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* Ubiquitous in opera - except in comedies, which, yes, they do exist (you've probably heard of The Barber of Seville, no?). But tragic opera is rather well known and parodied for long death arias. Who would have thought [[Theatre/LaTraviata a character]] [[Theatre/LaBoheme dying]] of [[IncurableCoughOfDeath consumption]] would have that much strength left in her lungs?
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** Hilariously mocked in TheMovie, when TheDragon ([[HeyItsThatGuy Peewee Herman]]) spends the entire rest of the movie in his death throes? [[TheTag Clear past the closing credits]].

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** Hilariously mocked in TheMovie, when TheDragon ([[HeyItsThatGuy Peewee Herman]]) (Peewee Herman) spends the entire rest of the movie in his death throes? [[TheTag Clear past the closing credits]].


* Happens in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' duology. {{Mooks}} die easily, those with NominalImportance have a final line or two, and major antagonist [[spoiler: Zelgius]], being critical to the plot of both games, has an extended scene post-battle in Radiant Dawn complete with {{Flashback}} before expiring.



* Happens in the VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius duology. {{Mooks}} die easily, those with NominalImportance have a final line or two, and major antagonist [[spoiler: Zelgius]], being critical to the plot of both games, has an extended scene post-battle in Radiant Dawn complete with {{Flashback}} before expiring.

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* Happens in the VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius duology. {{Mooks}} die easily, those with NominalImportance have a final line or two, and major antagonist [[spoiler: Zelgius]], being critical to the plot of both games, has an extended scene post-battle in Radiant Dawn complete with {{Flashback}} before expiring.


* Drakan. The guy who dies at the beginning performs an infodump that lasts forever... while ''gasping and struggling the whole way'', as though on his last breath.

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* Drakan.''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}''. The guy who dies at the beginning performs an infodump that lasts forever... while ''gasping and struggling the whole way'', as though on his last breath.

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