In a game I played in, to one character his own death was a tremendous victory!I was thinking something like dropping below 0hp by a large margin, but not wanting to believe it, ask for dice recounts, claiming the game is rigged, gluing yourself to the chair and call it a tremendous victory.
He (not one of mine) and another PC (also not one of mine) had a very serious bet going as to which would outlive the other, and out of [courtesy? foolishness? the influence of several beer?] each had bet on the other to last longer.
So one of them dies, and if memory serves either fails his raise roll or for some reason can't be raised. This other guy immediately sits down and starts praying to any major demon he can find, offering up his own soul in exchange for bringing the dead guy back to life - all because he didn't want to lose this bet.
A demon accepted. Goodbye Kaali, dead forever. Wakey-wakey Baranfindel, winner of life but loser of bet.