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Basic Trope: A character demands that his foe finish him off.

  • Straight: Jack, unable to fight, demands that his opponent stop toying with him and kill him, which has the opponent either kill him or (more often) say that he will spare him.
  • Exaggerated: Jack demands it after bruising himself tripping over a rock — and from the rock.
  • Downplayed: Jack asks his opponent to cosh him in the head for whatever reason.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Jack pleads for mercy.
  • Subverted:
    • Jack demands this, but when his opponent goes to do it, grovels.
    • Jack's opponent simply ignores him.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Jack's opponent gets him medical attention because he's out of his head with pain.
    • Jack's opponent was waiting for The Medic, so he can save him.
  • Parodied: Jack demands it in a paintball tournament.
  • Zig Zagged: Jack makes a speech about the value of life and the value of honor, leaving the foe very confused as to his desire. Foe makes a move to kill Jack, to which he screams "Wait, don't do that!" Foe begins to walk away, and Jack again pleads "You're going to just leave me? Please! I'd rather die now!"
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  • Averted: Characters all die without being incapacitated.
  • Enforced: "If he doesn't die on the battlefield, the logical option is to have him taken prisoner and tortured, and we can't get that past the censors."
  • Lampshaded: "I can't believe I'm really going to say this, but please kill me now."
  • Invoked: "Ah, this is the point at which you tell me to kill you, because you do not want to hear about it."
  • Exploited: Technically, this makes Jack's death assisted suicide rather than straight-up murder, doesn't it? Depending on how the laws work in this universe, Jack's murderer might actually get away with it.
  • Defied: "I never will ask you for anything, Dark Lord — even my own death!"
  • Discussed: "If I had to peg you, I'd say you're the type who's very big on honor. If I ever take you prisoner, you'll just tell me to kill you already. I suppose I should respect that."
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  • Conversed: "Remember that scene where Jack begs the villain to kill him? It's making me wonder if he was a Death Seeker all along..."
  • Implied: We never hear Jack begging his opponent to finish him, but we do see his opponent bragging at the pub for evil people about how he managed to break Jack mentally before killing him - "just like he wanted me to!"
  • Deconstructed: Jack was more motivated by panicked fear of becoming a prisoner or a long death than courage.
    • Jack does get his wish for a swift death... Except his opponents warps his wish into a slow, painful death now rather than after an unspecified amount of time.
  • Reconstructed: Well, it would have been a Fate Worse than Death, and pain hurts.
  • Played For Laughs: Jack's opponent is a succubus or similar creature. Jack knows he's done for, so why not go Out with a Bang?
  • Played For Drama: The pleading comes after a long, non-comedic Humiliation Conga for Jack.

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