|“||Everybody, now Sin is finally dead. Now Spira is ours again.||„|
|~ Yuna after the true destruction of Sin.|
There are many villains who have died with dignity or without it, though it is possible for a villain to die without having none of them.
Various means how a villain died/remained dead includes:
- Violent Death: In this case, a villain wind up killed in violent/disturbing ways such as fatally incinerated by explosion, mutilated alive, etc.
- Died in Honor: The villain has accept the fact that their demise is inevitable and had dignity to face it. Many of the villains whom died in this way are honorable ones. Thus, circumstances were includes:
- Chooses to Die Rather Than to be Saved: Honorable villains whom defeated by heroes choose to take his/her own life, preferring to die in honor than to live in shame like cowards. When they killed themselves, they can either give the heroes sometime to escape from disaster that they already started but cannot undone it (ex. the battle between the hero and the villain took place in the damaged ship/building that about to be explode as result of the villains' own mistake or heroes' effort to foil their evil plan) or have the hero whom defeated him/her gave him/her mercy kill. (e.g. Doctor Octopus and Obito Uchiha)
- Heroic Sacrifice: When a villain committed a heroically sacrifce before death, it is regarded as a way of redemption and dying with honor. (e.g. Ingrid sacrificed herself to erase the Spell of Shattered Sight, redeeming herself and saving Storybrooke; and Nagato reviving the Konoha ninja he killed during his invasion.)
- Accepted their Death as their Fate and Faced it with Dignity: In this case, it needn't to be a redeemed villain to die with honor. Even a Complete Monster can somehow die with honor if they accepted the death with no fear. Some of them also held no grudge when the Hero killed them as they simply accepted their fate. Examples of this are Stannis Baratheon (TV series only), Kefka Palazzo, John Doe, Yuuki Terumi, Makuta Teridax and Theo Galavan.
- Fought with Honor: Villains who fought with honor in order to avenge, protect or self-defense with no fear can die with honor. Example: Hephaestus died in the hands of Kratos after attempting to backstab him, but it soon turned out that Hepheaestus was trying to protect his daughter Pandora from certain demise. Kratos was deeply moved by it and promised to a dying Hephaestus that he will protect Pandora.
- Remorseful Suicide:
- Died in Disgrace: In this case, the villain commit something dishonorable or had no dignity to face their downfall where related circumstances includes:
- Villains who try to kill the heroes after being offered mercy or spared to live only to end up dying in the process (Gaston, Scar, King Stefan, Clayton, and Murad are good examples).
- Villains who are killed by their own allies who come to realize just how evil the villain really is (Jenner is a prime example after being literally stabbed in the back by his own henchman, Sullivan; Aerys II Targaryen was slain by Jaime Lannister after Aerys told Rossart to detonate the wildfire caches, and ordered Jaime to kill his father and bring Aerys his head; Dick Hardly when the clones kill him after realizing that he never loved them; and Emperor Palpatine when Vader throws him to the bottom of the reactor shaft while he tortures his son). Or were killed/abandoned to die by their superiors when they found no use for them or wanting to take over. (Examples are Miraz being killed by Glozelle in attempt to continue the war against the Narnians & Zommari Leroux praising & begging for help from Sosuke Aizen after being defeated by Byakuya Kuchiki).
- Villains who die in an ill-conceived, foolish, and/or desperate attempt on the heroes' life, such as an "I'm taking you with me" type attack that backfires (Good examples include Gleeman Vox's failed attempt to kill Ratchet, the Great Intelligence's reversed attempt to destroy the Doctor, and Pete Anderson's failed attempt to kill Rick, even trying to blame him for the death of Reg Monroe).
- Villains who try to weasel their way out of their predicament by trying to talk the heroes into mercy, only for the disgusted hero or their companion to kill them anyway. (Sentinel Prime, Raynare, Steven Jacobs, Arkham, and ironically Koba are prime examples of such).
- Arrogant Villains or Egotists who spend their last moments questioning how they could possibly be beaten. (Luciano Bradley and Menomaru are good examples of this).
- Villains pleading/begging for their death when they are being suffered/tortured. (Cato pleases for help when he was attacked by the Mutt Mutants so Katniss, couldn't bear the agonizing moans, ends his suffering by shooting her last arrow at him; Szayel Aporro Granz, trapped in the drug of Mayuri Kurotsuchi, begs for his death, the sword coming closer, slowly through his senses, pleading it to hurry up as it pierces his heart, killing him; Hiling Care Before her mobile suit exploded by Allelujah Haptism, She was able to cry out to Ribbons for help her).
By extension, no deceased character can be a Karma Houdini if they have not died of natural causes, no matter their influence on the plot. Characters who are confirmed dead rather than simply being presumed as much are different; please keep those categories separated.
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