MikeDanCatch on Aug 3rd 2018 at 6:02:48 PM
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Arivne on Aug 10th 2018 at 2:00:59 PM
Page Type: trope
This trope when there are two characters: the first being someone who is generally older who takes on the role of a: Protector, Mentor or Father (or father figure). The second person is younger and follows them. But when the story comes closer to an end, the older character sacrifices themselves so that the younger one can move on and have a chance at life.
Film - Live Action
- Sin City. The trope definer: Hartigan acts as a protector to Nancy Callahan from Roark Jr. Once he kills Roark Jr, he fears that Roark's powerful father will hunt down Nancy to hurt him. So he kills himself so Nancy can live on without fear of death.
- Logan. Logan protects Laura (X-23) throughout the movie. However, he is mortally wounded while protecting her and telling her to run. When she cradles him, he tells her not to be a weapon and to live a normal life.
- Red Dead Redemption. John Martson sets off his wife and son on horseback before he goes to give the US government a last stand. He gives them enough time to escape capture.
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