im so proud of him. hes done so well, this is all ive ever wanted
okay here’s the thing that was incredibly fast thinking and smart of dave to do
if dirk died right there by the jack’s hands he would’ve died heroic and not be able to be resurrected
this way it’s neither heroic nor just and both enemies die at the same time
after that’s done, dave can take back dirk and terezi to a safer time and teleport away
that took both incredible courage – to cut off your brother’s head, whom you’ve literally just had a heartfelt conversation with like 10 minutes ago – and incredible intelligence.
I’m pretty sure the sequence implies this was actually Dirk’s idea, and the death is totally Heroic because of that…