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* DoomedProtagonist: In this case, their own FatalFlaw is what brings about their inevitable demise.


** ''Film/RogueOne'' tells the tragedy of the Erso family. The story begins with the Empire finding research scientist Galen Erso and his family after they've gone into hiding, killing his wife Lyra and forcing him to complete the world-destroying Death Star. His daughter Jyn Erso manages to escape, and spends most of her life on the streets as a criminal, but is recruited by the Rebel Alliance in it's early stages to retrieve the Death Star plans. Galen makes up for his part in building the Death Star, and Jyn helps secure a victory instrumental in getting a leg up on the Empire, [[spoiler: but she and her father end up dying by film's end, marking the end of the Erso line as a whole,]] and it doesn't stop the Empire from destroying at least one planet [[Film/StarWarsANewHope later down the line]]. The film is also a tragedy in a more general sense in that [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll all the main protagonists are dead by the end of it]], having [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed their lives for the good of the galaxy]]. Though their sacrifices are the catalyst for Episode IV, and their deaths are a ForegoneConclusion, so it's a BittersweetEnding with particular emphasis on the bitter]].

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** ''Film/RogueOne'' tells the tragedy of the Erso family. The story begins with the Empire finding research scientist Galen Erso and his family after they've gone into hiding, killing his wife Lyra and forcing him to complete the world-destroying Death Star. His daughter Jyn Erso manages to escape, and spends most of her life on the streets as a criminal, but is recruited by the Rebel Alliance in it's early stages to retrieve the Death Star plans. Galen makes up for his part in building the Death Star, and Jyn helps secure a victory instrumental in getting a leg up on the Empire, [[spoiler: but she and her father end up dying by film's end, marking the end of the Erso line as a whole,]] whole]], and it doesn't stop the Empire from destroying at least one planet [[Film/StarWarsANewHope later down the line]].line]]. [[spoiler: Making it even worse is that both deaths are a demonstration of cruel irony. Galen is wounded by an attack from the Rebel Alliance, who he's been working to protect this whole time, and Jyn is vaporized by the Death Star, the very weapon her father was forced to make, and he only did it so the Empire wouldn't hurt her]]. The film is also a tragedy in a more general sense in that [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll all the main protagonists are dead by the end of it]], having [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed their lives for the good of the galaxy]]. Though their sacrifices are the catalyst for Episode IV, and their deaths are a ForegoneConclusion, so it's a BittersweetEnding with particular emphasis on the bitter]].


** ''Film/RogueOne'' tells the tragedy of the Erso family. The story begins with the Empire finding research scientist Galen Erso and his family after they've gone into hiding, killing his wife and forcing him to complete the world-destroying Death Star. His daughter Jyn Erso manages to escape, and spends most of her life on the streets as a criminal, but is recruited by the Rebel Alliance in it's early stages to retrieve the Death Star plans. Galen makes up for his part in building the Death Star, and Jyn helps secure a victory instrumental in getting a leg up on the Empire, [[spoiler: but she and her father end up dying by film's end, marking the end of the Erso line as a whole,]] and it doesn't stop the Empire from destroying at least one planet [[Film/StarWarsANewHope later down the line]]. The film is also a tragedy in a more general sense in that [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll all the main protagonists are dead by the end of it]], having [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed their lives for the good of the galaxy]]. Though their sacrifices are the catalyst for Episode IV, and their deaths are a ForegoneConclusion, so it's a BittersweetEnding with particular emphasis on the bitter]].

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** ''Film/RogueOne'' tells the tragedy of the Erso family. The story begins with the Empire finding research scientist Galen Erso and his family after they've gone into hiding, killing his wife Lyra and forcing him to complete the world-destroying Death Star. His daughter Jyn Erso manages to escape, and spends most of her life on the streets as a criminal, but is recruited by the Rebel Alliance in it's early stages to retrieve the Death Star plans. Galen makes up for his part in building the Death Star, and Jyn helps secure a victory instrumental in getting a leg up on the Empire, [[spoiler: but she and her father end up dying by film's end, marking the end of the Erso line as a whole,]] and it doesn't stop the Empire from destroying at least one planet [[Film/StarWarsANewHope later down the line]]. The film is also a tragedy in a more general sense in that [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll all the main protagonists are dead by the end of it]], having [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed their lives for the good of the galaxy]]. Though their sacrifices are the catalyst for Episode IV, and their deaths are a ForegoneConclusion, so it's a BittersweetEnding with particular emphasis on the bitter]].


** ''Film/StarWarsRogueOne'' tells the tragedy of the Erso family. The story begins with the Empire finding research scientist Galen Erso and his family after they've gone into hiding, killing his wife and forcing him to complete the world-destroying Death Star. His daughter Jyn Erso manages to escape, and spends most of her life on the streets as a criminal, but is recruited by the Rebel Alliance in it's early stages to retrieve the Death Star plans. Galen makes up for his part in building the Death Star, and Jyn helps secure a victory instrumental in getting a leg up on the Empire, [[spoiler: but she and her father end up dying by film's end, marking the end of the Erso line as a whole,]] and it doesn't stop the Empire from destroying at least one planet [[Film/StarWarsANewHope later down the line]]. The film is also a tragedy in a more general sense in that [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll all the main protagonists are dead by the end of it]], having [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed their lives for the good of the galaxy]]. Though their sacrifices are the catalyst for Episode IV, and their deaths are a ForegoneConclusion, so it's a BittersweetEnding with particular emphasis on the bitter]].

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** ''Film/StarWarsRogueOne'' ''Film/RogueOne'' tells the tragedy of the Erso family. The story begins with the Empire finding research scientist Galen Erso and his family after they've gone into hiding, killing his wife and forcing him to complete the world-destroying Death Star. His daughter Jyn Erso manages to escape, and spends most of her life on the streets as a criminal, but is recruited by the Rebel Alliance in it's early stages to retrieve the Death Star plans. Galen makes up for his part in building the Death Star, and Jyn helps secure a victory instrumental in getting a leg up on the Empire, [[spoiler: but she and her father end up dying by film's end, marking the end of the Erso line as a whole,]] and it doesn't stop the Empire from destroying at least one planet [[Film/StarWarsANewHope later down the line]]. The film is also a tragedy in a more general sense in that [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll all the main protagonists are dead by the end of it]], having [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed their lives for the good of the galaxy]]. Though their sacrifices are the catalyst for Episode IV, and their deaths are a ForegoneConclusion, so it's a BittersweetEnding with particular emphasis on the bitter]].

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** ''Film/StarWarsRogueOne'' tells the tragedy of the Erso family. The story begins with the Empire finding research scientist Galen Erso and his family after they've gone into hiding, killing his wife and forcing him to complete the world-destroying Death Star. His daughter Jyn Erso manages to escape, and spends most of her life on the streets as a criminal, but is recruited by the Rebel Alliance in it's early stages to retrieve the Death Star plans. Galen makes up for his part in building the Death Star, and Jyn helps secure a victory instrumental in getting a leg up on the Empire, [[spoiler: but she and her father end up dying by film's end, marking the end of the Erso line as a whole,]] and it doesn't stop the Empire from destroying at least one planet [[Film/StarWarsANewHope later down the line]]. The film is also a tragedy in a more general sense in that [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll all the main protagonists are dead by the end of it]], having [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed their lives for the good of the galaxy]]. Though their sacrifices are the catalyst for Episode IV, and their deaths are a ForegoneConclusion, so it's a BittersweetEnding with particular emphasis on the bitter]].


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* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireFlies'' is a tragedy written to not only reflect the cruelty of war, but also reflect the author's guilt for not being able to save his own sister from starvation.

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* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireFlies'' ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' is a tragedy written to not only reflect the cruelty of war, but also reflect the author's guilt for not being able to save his own sister from starvation.starvation due to his {{pride}}.



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* ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'': The first half of the movie is a towering epic, filled with stunning desert shots and the heroism of T. E. Lawrence, a man who can do the impossible and for whom [[ArcWords nothing is written]]! The second half shows Lawrence's ego and overconfidence costing him [[BreakTheCutie everything]] [[BloodKnight but]] [[RapeAsDrama his]] [[LoveHurts life]].

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* ''Series/SpeerUndEr'': The whole miniseries depicts Speer's life like this: an ambitious man whose overbearing pride and desire to see his architectural dreams realized drove him to employ his abilities in the service of evil, later resulting in his own fall from grace.


* Several of Creator/ThomasHardy's novels are borderline examples, but ''The Mayor of Casterbridge'' unquestionably qualifies, to the extent that it's been read as a reworking of Aristotle's principles in nineteenth-century rural England. The novel begins with Michael Henchard selling his wife and child in a drunken rage, after which he [[TheAtoner gives up drinking and manages to turn his life around for a few years]]. Ultimately, though, his [[FatalFlaw pride and quick temper]] cause him to lose everyone he cares about, and he dies alone.

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* Several of Creator/ThomasHardy's novels are borderline examples, but ''The Mayor of Casterbridge'' ''Literature/TheMayorOfCasterbridge'' unquestionably qualifies, to the extent that it's been read as a reworking of Aristotle's principles in nineteenth-century rural England. The novel begins with Michael Henchard selling his wife and child in a drunken rage, after which he [[TheAtoner gives up drinking and manages to turn his life around for a few years]]. Ultimately, though, his [[FatalFlaw pride and quick temper]] cause him to lose everyone he cares about, and he dies alone.


* ''ChirinNoSuzu'' is of the classic revenge variety, in which the protagonist's desire to avenge his mother's murder winds up ruining him: becoming a monster that is not wolf nor sheep, being shunned by his sheep brethren because of this, killing his mentor/father figure-- who was ''also'' his mother's murderer-- and DyingAlone.

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* ''ChirinNoSuzu'' ''Anime/RingingBell'' is of the classic revenge variety, in which the protagonist's desire to avenge his mother's murder winds up ruining him: becoming a monster that is not wolf nor sheep, being shunned by his sheep brethren because of this, killing his mentor/father figure-- who was ''also'' his mother's murderer-- and DyingAlone.


* ''ChirinNoSuzu'' is of the classic revenge variety, in which the protagonist's desire to avenge his mother's murder winds up ruining him: becoming a monster that is not wolf nor sheep, being shunned by his sheep brethren because of this, killing his mentor/father figure - who was ALSO his mother's murderer, and dying alone.

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* ''ChirinNoSuzu'' is of the classic revenge variety, in which the protagonist's desire to avenge his mother's murder winds up ruining him: becoming a monster that is not wolf nor sheep, being shunned by his sheep brethren because of this, killing his mentor/father figure - figure-- who was ALSO ''also'' his mother's murderer, murderer-- and dying alone.DyingAlone.


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** Saber's backstory mirrors many of the same failures as Archers, but in a different context. Whereas Archer dedicated too much of his life trying to [[spoiler:be the ideal hero of his dreams that saves everybody]], Saber, during her life as [[spoiler:King Arthur]], dedicated too much of her life into trying to be the perfect ruler. To her, this meant that she should abandon all emotions and that she shouldn't even be considered a human because she saw these characteristics as hindrance to her rule. In the end, she accomplished her goal of being the perfect ruler, but she completely failed as a human being and her subjects rebelled against her not because she was a tyrant, but because nobody wanted to follow someone as emotionless and inhuman as her. Saber spends large part of the Fate route convinced that she was a poor ruler [[spoiler:and wishing that she could remove herself from power in the past by using the power of the grail. However after spending time with Shirou, Saber ultimately comes to understand that nobody could have ruled the country better than she did and it was doomed from the start.]]

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** Saber's backstory mirrors many of the same failures as Archers, [[{{Foil}} but in a different context.context]]. Whereas Archer dedicated too much of his life trying to [[spoiler:be the ideal hero of his dreams that saves everybody]], Saber, during her life as [[spoiler:King Arthur]], dedicated too much of her life into trying to be the perfect ruler. To her, this meant that she should abandon all emotions and that she shouldn't even be considered a human because she saw these characteristics as hindrance to her rule. In the end, she accomplished her goal of being the perfect ruler, but she completely failed as a human being and her subjects rebelled against her not because she was a tyrant, but because nobody wanted to follow someone as emotionless and inhuman as her. Saber spends large part of the Fate route convinced that she was a poor ruler [[spoiler:and wishing that she could remove herself from power in the past by using the power of the grail. However after spending time with Shirou, Saber ultimately comes to understand that nobody could have ruled the country better than she did and it was doomed from the start.]]

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