Alright, so I'm currently working on my dinosaur story idea (the basic synopsis/premise I talked about here), and there's a part during the climax that I'm worried might be cliche and overdone. So, Cletus has captured both Alex and Magnolia's brother and put them both in cages. He tells Magnolia that she can choose only one to save, and the other will be killed. Magnolia then decides to sacrifice herself to save them both. I know the sadistic choice is a very common trope in fiction, but I'm worried that the "chooser sacrificing themselves" might have been done a lot, despite not being able to think of any specific examples at the top of my head. What do you guys think? Is this too cliche, and if so, how do I make it LESS cliche?