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25th Mar '16 8:35:14 AM Willbyr
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* In ''BlackButler'', Angelina Durless appears to be an important major character, only to be murdered by her own butler (who also happened to be a Shinigami), complete with a half-chapter montage of her story.

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* In ''BlackButler'', ''Manga/BlackButler'', Angelina Durless appears to be an important major character, only to be murdered by her own butler (who also happened to be a Shinigami), complete with a half-chapter montage of her story.



* When Team Dai-Gurren is trapped in the space ocean during episode 25 of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Kittan gets his time in the limelight. He is featured more than in other episodes and over the course of the episode we find that Kittan has insecurity about not being as good of a leader as Kamina and that he loves Yoko. Yoko also brings our attention to the fact that while "Simon pulled from the top; Kittan pushed from below" reminding us that Kittan was indeed a big part of the rebellion. All of this right before he leaves the ship to perform an epic HeroicSacrifice in order to help Team Dai-Gurren escape the ocean.

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* When Team Dai-Gurren is trapped in the space ocean during episode 25 of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Kittan gets his time in the limelight. He is featured more than in other episodes and over the course of the episode we find that Kittan has insecurity about not being as good of a leader as Kamina and that he loves Yoko. Yoko also brings our attention to the fact that while "Simon pulled from the top; Kittan pushed from below" reminding us that Kittan was indeed a big part of the rebellion. All of this right before he leaves the ship to perform an epic HeroicSacrifice in order to help Team Dai-Gurren escape the ocean.
28th Jan '16 5:34:03 AM F1Krazy
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* The ''Anime/KantaiCollection'' anime adaptation does this with aplomb to Kisaragi. After brief appearances in the first two episodes, Episode 3 is devoted almost entirely to Kisaragi and her SempaiKouhai dynamic with Mutsuki. The episode piles death flag after death flag onto Kisaragi before finally sinking her with a [[LastBreathBullet Last Breath Bomb]].
1st Aug '15 12:50:20 PM nombretomado
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* Used ''very'' frequently in ''MobileSuitGundam''. If a minor character is given his/her own episode, chances are they'll die ''very, very'' soon.

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* Used ''very'' frequently in ''MobileSuitGundam''.''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. If a minor character is given his/her own episode, chances are they'll die ''very, very'' soon.
29th Jul '15 5:07:54 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': [[spoiler:Mike gets one.]]
** Happens frequently, usually during CharacterDevelopment or just after DevelopingDoomedCharacters
14th Jul '15 6:34:24 PM nombretomado
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* Admiral Sadaako Munetake in ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'' spends most of the series between ButtMonkey and {{Jerkass}}. When he gets his own episode, the effect of both roles crashes on him, and he commits [[SuicideByCop suicide by Jovians]].

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* Admiral Sadaako Munetake in ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'' ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' spends most of the series between ButtMonkey and {{Jerkass}}. When he gets his own episode, the effect of both roles crashes on him, and he commits [[SuicideByCop suicide by Jovians]].
8th Jun '15 12:26:27 PM WillBGood
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* The ''entirety'' of ''{{Bokurano}}''. You can tell a pilot's the next one to go once he/she gets focused on. Although it was subverted for a little bit. The next chapter after Kana's death is Jun's, so everybody figures he'll die next. Then Yoko makes the contract, something she wasn't supposed to be able to do, and the next few chapters after that are her DayInTheLimelight - [[WhamEpisode then she gets shot in the head.]] After that the focus goes straight back to Jun.

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* The ''entirety'' of ''{{Bokurano}}''.''Manga/{{Bokurano}}''. You can tell a pilot's the next one to go once he/she gets focused on. Although it was subverted for a little bit. The next chapter after Kana's death is Jun's, so everybody figures he'll die next. Then Yoko makes the contract, something she wasn't supposed to be able to do, and the next few chapters after that are her DayInTheLimelight - [[WhamEpisode then she gets shot in the head.]] After that the focus goes straight back to Jun.
8th Jun '15 11:11:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''FafnerInTheAzure'' does this several times, in conjunction with DyingMomentOfAwesome. Shouko's and Mamoru's HeroicSacrifice, Kouyou's and Sakura's assimilation, and Michio's suicide attack. Subverted with both Kouyou and Sakura in that both [[UnexplainedRecovery recover]]. Kouyou ends up becoming a Master-Type Festum anyway to protect the island, then he [[BackForTheFinale comes back in Meir form for the movie,]] piloting the Fafner Mark Vier, the Fafner he originally used. Finally, his Fafner is immediately trashed and his Meir core promptly vanishes.

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* ''FafnerInTheAzure'' ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'' does this several times, in conjunction with DyingMomentOfAwesome. Shouko's and Mamoru's HeroicSacrifice, Kouyou's and Sakura's assimilation, and Michio's suicide attack. Subverted with both Kouyou and Sakura in that both [[UnexplainedRecovery recover]]. Kouyou ends up becoming a Master-Type Festum anyway to protect the island, then he [[BackForTheFinale comes back in Meir form for the movie,]] piloting the Fafner Mark Vier, the Fafner he originally used. Finally, his Fafner is immediately trashed and his Meir core promptly vanishes.
24th May '15 2:32:59 PM chopshop
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* In ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'', recurring police officer Cho-San is given more backstory and characterization in the chapter of his death. This serves three purposes; to make his death that much more of a GutPunch, [[MoralEventHorizon to cement the villains as completely ruthless]], and to make clear to the reader that [[AnyoneCanDie nobody is immune from death in this story]], not even the protagonists.
30th Nov '14 2:44:49 AM Ominae
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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' devotes an episode to Ozma Lee and deliberately drew outrageous parallels between him and [[SuperDimensionFortressMacross Roy Focker]] to hint at his upcoming death/[[HeroicSacrifice self-sacrifice]]. In the end, [[SubvertedTrope he survives]], and the other characters [[LampshadeHanging comment on how the drama was lost]].

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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' devotes an episode to Ozma Lee and deliberately drew outrageous parallels between him and [[SuperDimensionFortressMacross [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Roy Focker]] to hint at his upcoming death/[[HeroicSacrifice self-sacrifice]]. In the end, [[SubvertedTrope he survives]], and the other characters [[LampshadeHanging comment on how the drama was lost]].
2nd Aug '14 10:01:12 AM Az_Tech341
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** Toji Suzuhara gets two episodes devoted to him, before fatefully being inserted into an angelically-possessed EVA, [[DoomMagnet meaning that Shinji has to kill his new best friend]]. [[spoiler: [[DownplayedTrope Toji survives in the anime, though he loses a leg]]; [[DarkerAndEdgier he dies in the manga, though, which was created long after the tv anime]]]].
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