Harzath was my NPC I've transferred over from a few 3.5 games. He was a male dwarf, mute, had only his right arm, and was constantly failing roles (hence the missing left arm). He was a klutz; falling, tripping, critically missing and so on. Given that he was lawful good, and had been adventuring with this current party for some time, one of the characters was coming up dire wolves, three of them. The character to be saved was a rogue, certainly not good at melee combat against three dire wolves. In the fight, Harzath threw the character, rolling a natural 20 on his strength check, and, knowing this would be the end of him, looked at the rogue with the "live on" look before being overtaken by the wolves.