So, Character d is dying, he got shot in the side with a Pulse Rifle. This is very bad, as Pulse Rifles are in the laser category and their mode of operation is to focus the most energy on the smallest possible spot, causing it to explode. The pulse ends before d's brain could even register what happened. After a second, he collapses on the ground. The situation is really bad, as the weapon's effect is mainly kinetic, the wound is not cauterized, and there is no bullet inside it to even slightly stem the bleeding. Character c rushes over to him and tries to close the wound, but d already lost too much blood, he can barely whimper, and even that is incoherent. C is busy trying to save d's life and only picks up a few words from him: "...I'm so cold, p-please... I don't, I don't want to go.."
DAAAMN! A sad moment where we can truly feel sad for a background character, BUT CHEESE STILL REARS UP ITS UGLY HEAD TO RUIN IT!
Some exposition: This series aims to be realistic, and you can't, and never will be able to give a deep, philosophical speech when your brain is struggling to get oxygen. What happened to d is called circulatory shock, a positive feedback loop, in which the circulatory system experiences a sudden drop in blood pressure, and tries to compensate it by dilating arteries, increasing the blood flow, i.e: d is now losing blood more rapidly.
Cold is one of the common sign of shock, so d complaining about it is perfectly rational. But the "I'm so cold" stock-death phrase is on the verge of becoming narm, which is not a good thing.
How can I use these types of phrases, without falling into either narm or Sturgeon's law?