History AnyoneCanDie / VideoGames

12th Aug '16 12:22:19 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has this. Pretty much anybody you meet in the game has a high probability of dying. The ExpandedUniverse materials have this as well, as any character that's not in the games is fair game, especially the Spartans other than Master Chief.
** By the end of the third game the Master Chief, Cortana, Admiral Hood, the Arbiter, and Shipmaster Rtas 'Vadum survive. Every other major character in the series dies.
*** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' takes this and runs with it. Due to DoomedByCanon, expect anyone you care about to die. The list of survivors is shorter than the named deaths. Only Jun, Halsey, [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST Buck]], [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved Captain Keyes]] and, of course, Chief and Cortana survive.
*** Jun is more of an example of UncertainDoom within the context of the game, as no body is seen and no mention of him is made after his departure. However, Jun was later revealed to have survived Reach in the "Halo: Initiation" comic, where he was involved with recruitment and training for the SPARTAN-IV Program.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' gave a major shock to the fanbase by actually killing off ''Cortana'', the Chief's trusty [=AI=] companion from the very first game onwards.
** Since 343i took charge, not even the ExpandedUniverse is safe for characters originating from the games, having killed off [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} Paul DeMarco]] in ''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'' and ''[[VideoGame/Halo3ODST the Rookie]]'' in ''Halo: New Blood'', the latter being particularly notable given that he was once a ''playable protagonist''.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has this. Pretty much anybody you meet in the game has a high probability of dying. The ExpandedUniverse materials have this as well, as any character that's not in the games is fair game, especially the Spartans other than Master Chief.
** By the end of the third game ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the Master Chief, Cortana, Admiral Hood, the Arbiter, and Shipmaster Rtas 'Vadum survive. Every other major character in the series original trilogy dies.
*** ** ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' takes this and runs with it. Due to DoomedByCanon, expect anyone you care about to die. The list of survivors is shorter than the named deaths. Only Jun, Halsey, [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST Buck]], [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved Captain Keyes]] and, of course, Chief and Cortana survive.
*** Jun
survive[[note]]Jun is more of an example of UncertainDoom within the context of the game, game itself, as no body is seen and no mention of him is made after his departure. However, Jun was later revealed to have survived Reach in the "Halo: Initiation" ''ComicBook/HaloInitiation'' comic, where which reveals he was involved with recruitment and training for the SPARTAN-IV Program.
Program[[/note]].
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' gave a major shock to the fanbase by actually killing off ''Cortana'', the Chief's trusty [=AI=] companion from the very first game onwards.
onward.
** Since 343i Creator/ThreeFourThreeIndustries took charge, not even the ExpandedUniverse is safe for characters originating from the games, having killed off [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} Paul DeMarco]] in ''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'' and ''[[VideoGame/Halo3ODST the Rookie]]'' in ''Halo: New Blood'', ''Literature/HaloNewBlood'', the latter being particularly notable given that he was once a ''playable protagonist''.
30th Jun '16 10:25:48 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/OneChance'' has just about everybody dying from the virus. [[spoiler:Including all your coworkers and your wife]]. In all but one of the endings, [[spoiler:your daughter dies as well]]. And lastly, [[spoiler:most endings have John Pilgrim succumbing to the virus, being murdered, or being DrivenToSuicide depending on the player's choice]].
26th Jun '16 12:29:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''BaldursGate'' games, dead characters can usually be raised from the dead (except the hero), but some particularly devastating attacks can kill a party member off permanently.

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* In the ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' games, dead characters can usually be raised from the dead (except the hero), but some particularly devastating attacks can kill a party member off permanently.
24th Jun '16 10:16:06 PM spectertv
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* After the ending of ''Neverwinter Nights 2'' entire party is trapped in the collapsing caves where the final fight takes place. Main protagonist GetsBetter in the sequel while death of most companions is confirmed.

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* After the ending of ''Neverwinter Nights 2'' entire party is trapped in the collapsing caves where the final fight takes place. Main protagonist GetsBetter gets better in the sequel while death of most companions is confirmed.
16th Jun '16 7:57:15 PM Ramidel
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* The ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' tetralogy does not pull its [[PlayerPunch punches]]. The first game, having less story than later games, averts this (though it starts off with Alis' brother being murdered to get the game going, that's the only permanent death of a good guy). But after that, the gloves are off.
** ''[[PhantasyStarII II]]'''s first major quest ends with the DamselInDistress being killed by her own father (who [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone commits suicide immediately afterward]]) to show you how bad the CrapsaccharineWorld is getting. It also has a [[DecoyProtagonist Decoy Deuteragonist]] who is killed with the ClimaxBoss at the midpoint of the game, and [[spoiler: ends with a BolivianArmyEnding]].
** ''PhantasyStarIII'' is a generational game and is often murderous towards the prior generation's heroes. Most notable is the offscreen death of Ayn, a previous player character, in Sean's generation, as Sean escapes from the cyborg massacre of Satellite; an honorable mention goes to Lyle in Ayn's game, as he dies from injuries suffered in battle after his last flight.
** ''PhantasyStarIV'' is famed for Alys' unusually shocking and well-orchestrated death scene; she dies slowly in bed from magical poisoning, despite everything the heroes do to save her.
23rd May '16 12:44:04 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is pretty much this! The first three chapters bring in every character with a major role. [[spoiler: It started with Emperor Sparda and Durga, then it goes to [[FatBastard Wyzen,]] [[EvilOldFolks Kalrow,]] [[BloodKnight Augus,]] [[MoralityPet the girl,]] [[TheDragon Sergei,]] [[BigBad Deus,]] [[EldritchAbomination Vlitra]] and in the true episode 18, [[BlondesAreEvil Olga.]] In the DLC, it finally hits hard with [[TheLancer Yasha,]] [[BiggerBad Chakravartin,]] finally ending in [[PapaWolf Asura.]] The only character alive after all of this is Mithra!]]

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* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is pretty much this! The first three chapters bring in every character with a major role. [[spoiler: It started with Emperor Sparda and Durga, then it goes to [[FatBastard Wyzen,]] [[EvilOldFolks Kalrow,]] [[BloodKnight Augus,]] [[MoralityPet the girl,]] [[TheDragon Sergei,]] [[BigBad Deus,]] [[EldritchAbomination Vlitra]] and in the true episode 18, [[BlondesAreEvil Olga.]] Olga. In the DLC, it finally hits hard with [[TheLancer Yasha,]] [[BiggerBad Chakravartin,]] finally ending in [[PapaWolf Asura.]] The only character alive after all of this is Mithra!]]
17th May '16 10:00:50 AM Assassin-sensei
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sickness}}'', a reader may begin to realize this upon the death of Sara, if she indeed dies in your route. If Suoh gets killed, you'll definitely realize this.
16th May '16 6:47:37 PM Tyk5919
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* Telltale's episodic Adventure game ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' has this trope in full effect.

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* Some of Telltale's episodic Adventure game games are known for applying this trope.
** ''JurassicParkTheGame'' kills off most of the main characters, except for Nima, Gerry and Jess. Even then, if you bungle the last few minutes of the last chapter, Nima and Gerry can die as well.
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''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' has this trope in full effect.effect. By the end of Season 2, the only characters confirmed alive are Clementine and AJ. Kenny or Jane will also be alive depending on your choices.
** ''TelltalesGameOfThrones'' is ''worse than the show it's based off of''. By the end of Season 1, most of House Forrester (including two or three playable characters), along with dozens of recurring characters, are all dead.
26th Mar '16 8:17:07 PM Willbyr
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* ''RoseGunsDays'' has it the usual way in the first 2 Seasons, with only nameless mooks dying (but they are seldom explicitly stated as dead) and [[spoiler:Wang Yuanhong]] implied to breath his last breath off-screen. Then at the very end of Season 3 [[spoiler:Stella Maiougi]], a fairly important character, [[KilledOffForReal actually dies in very graphic details.]] In the Last Season, named characters suddenly start to drop like flies [[spoiler:starting with Yuuji Maiougi (a ''2 year old kid''), and continuing with Oliver Oribe (who may or may not be 20 years old at that point), Lee Meixue (one of the arc's main characters' girlfriend), James Tomitake, Maurice Monobe, Cyrus Saimura, Richard Maiougi (Stella's brother and Yuuji's uncle), Alan Aramaki (Meixue's boyfriend) and Gabriel Kaburaya.]] To these deaths we might as well add [[spoiler:Keith Kisaragi, who lost his best friend Alan ''and'' his entire new family (the Maiougis) in the span of a single season.]]

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* ''RoseGunsDays'' ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' has it the usual way in the first 2 Seasons, with only nameless mooks dying (but they are seldom explicitly stated as dead) and [[spoiler:Wang Yuanhong]] implied to breath his last breath off-screen. Then at the very end of Season 3 [[spoiler:Stella Maiougi]], a fairly important character, [[KilledOffForReal actually dies in very graphic details.]] In the Last Season, named characters suddenly start to drop like flies [[spoiler:starting with Yuuji Maiougi (a ''2 year old kid''), and continuing with Oliver Oribe (who may or may not be 20 years old at that point), Lee Meixue (one of the arc's main characters' girlfriend), James Tomitake, Maurice Monobe, Cyrus Saimura, Richard Maiougi (Stella's brother and Yuuji's uncle), Alan Aramaki (Meixue's boyfriend) and Gabriel Kaburaya.]] To these deaths we might as well add [[spoiler:Keith Kisaragi, who lost his best friend Alan ''and'' his entire new family (the Maiougis) in the span of a single season.]]
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