|“|| BY THE POWERS VASTED IN ME…I SUMMON EVERY BARRACUDA TO MAKE THOSE FOOLS (Coral and Kirk) SUFFER!!! WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT??? KILL THEM!!! NO!!! NOT ME!! NOO!!! I SAID NOT ME!!! NO!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….
|~ Queen Athena (Panelure Games) before she dies.|
Died in Disgrace is the negative counterpart of Died with Honor, although honorable villains are capable of dying with honor as they are successfully redeemed. This category contains villains who have turned cowardly, fallen, desperate, evil or antagonistic and dead without honor. Most Complete Monsters can also immediately die in this way.
Most villains who have died apply for this because they are usually dishonorable and die without anyone caring about them or without mercy or regret. Heroes who have fallen or turned to dark side can die in disgrace. Other times, villains try to escape from their fates or scream "No!" before their deaths. It is certain that whether or not, complete monsters crossed Moral Event Horizon sometimes face a demise to have their souls condemned or damned. Often, the audience would be pleased or satisfied when a hateable villain finally dies in disgrace.
- Villains who try to kill the heroes after being offered mercy or spared to live only to end up dying in the process. Osana Najimi, Scar, And Gaston are Good Examples.
- Villains who are killed by their own allies who come to realize just how evil the villain really is, or were killed/abandoned to die by their superiors when they found no use for them or wanting to take over.
- 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.
- 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.
- Arrogant Villains or Egomaniacs who spend their last moments questioning how they could possibly be beaten. Princess Suna is a good example of this.
- Villains pleading/begging for their death when they are being suffered/tortured.
Important Note: Villains who have been redeemed cannot die in disgrace (unless they redeem themselves after their deaths as ghosts or undead) as it's impossible for a hero to do so, though it is possible for a villain who died in disgrace to be a Scapegoat if they were killed unfairly or without mercy or warning by either a hero or villain, or if there was a more logical way to deal with them without any killing.