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6th Feb '16 9:52:18 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', after Due killed Regius, she is [[CurbStompBattle immediately]] killed by Zest... ''off-screen''. Not only, she was the only Number to be KilledOffForReal, she even had the least screentime among all twelve Numbers.
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', after Due killed Regius, she is [[CurbStompBattle immediately]] killed by Zest... ''off-screen''. Not only, she was the only Number to be KilledOffForReal, she even had the least screentime among all twelve Numbers.
6th Feb '16 9:52:00 PM Gamermaster
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* In "Anime/SailorMoonCrystal", the shitennou aren't killed one after the other and stay alive together long enough for the senshis to free them of their brainwashing...only to be killed in the next scene by an energy wave sent by the arc's big bad.
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* In "Anime/SailorMoonCrystal", ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', the shitennou aren't killed one after the other and stay alive together long enough for the senshis to free them of their brainwashing...only to be killed in the next scene by an energy wave sent by the arc's big bad.
25th Jan '16 11:52:52 AM Willbyr
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* ''WolfsRain'' did something similar in the four {{OVA}} episodes that conclude the series. Remember, the wolves were trying to get to Paradise, and the series up to that point had suggested they had a chance of making it -- so the first time one of the wolves died it was especially shocking.
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* ''WolfsRain'' ''Anime/WolfsRain'' did something similar in the four {{OVA}} episodes that conclude the series. Remember, the wolves were trying to get to Paradise, and the series up to that point had suggested they had a chance of making it -- so the first time one of the wolves died it was especially shocking.
14th Dec '15 8:12:51 AM Awesomekid42
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The example doesn't fit the trope, and Caesar's second fight against Wammu (the one where he died) wasn't a Curb Stomp.
* In Part 2 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Caesar Zeppeli is crushed by a giant slab of concrete dropped on him by Wham's wind mode during their fight. It is even worse in that the fight was a brutal CurbstompBattle from the beginning that only went for about 5 pages before he gets killed and that his death was unnecessary to the plot. Afterwards, Speedwagon and Stroheim die in part 2's epilogue from black lung disease and Germany's invasion of Russia respectively, with only off-handed mentions. In Part 5, Narancia is killed off-screen by Diavolo. Later on, Part 6 takes this to the extreme with Pucci using Made in Heaven to drop a bridge on the ''entire universe'', rebooting the series.
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* In Part 2 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Caesar Zeppeli is crushed by a giant slab of concrete dropped on him by Wham's wind mode during their fight. It is even worse in that the fight was a brutal CurbstompBattle from the beginning that only went for about 5 pages before he gets killed and that his death was unnecessary to the plot. Afterwards, Speedwagon and Stroheim die in part 2's epilogue from black lung disease and Germany's invasion of Russia respectively, with only off-handed mentions. In Part 5, Narancia is killed off-screen by Diavolo. Later on, Part 6 takes this to the extreme with Pucci using Made in Heaven to drop a bridge on the ''entire universe'', rebooting the series.
31st Oct '15 11:39:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''QueensBlade'', Shizuka is brutally [[StuffedIntoTheFridge fridged]] in a [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath cruel, drawn out manner]], literally for no other reason than for Tomoe to get even ''more'' powerful than she already was.
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* In ''QueensBlade'', ''Anime/QueensBlade'', Shizuka is brutally [[StuffedIntoTheFridge fridged]] in a [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath cruel, drawn out manner]], literally for no other reason than for Tomoe to get even ''more'' powerful than she already was.
27th May '15 6:11:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AshitaNoNadja'', Miss Applefield, who gets a ''shelf'' dropped on her off-screen as she performs a DivingSave to protect one of the orphan kids. This serves no other in-story purpose than having her OrphanageOfLove disbanded and giving Nadja ''yet another'' reason to angst.
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* In ''AshitaNoNadja'', ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja'', Miss Applefield, who gets a ''shelf'' dropped on her off-screen as she performs a DivingSave to protect one of the orphan kids. This serves no other in-story purpose than having her OrphanageOfLove disbanded and giving Nadja ''yet another'' reason to angst.
5th Apr '15 10:44:08 AM NervousShark
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* In the world of Manga/OnePiece, where people seem to be able to survive about anything (including gunshots, explosions to the face, losing thrice the amount of blood a human body even contains, getting building thrown onto them, being poisoned to death, getting impaled, getting eletrocuted by millions of volts), Zoro's childhoodfriend Kuina dies an extremely anticlimatic death. While all other Straw Hats usually have a tragic backstory with a person in their past heroically sacrificing themselves, or dying an epic death, Kuina dies by falling down some stairs.
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* In the world of Manga/OnePiece, ''Manga/OnePiece'', where people seem to be able to survive about anything (including gunshots, explosions to the face, losing thrice the amount of blood a human body even contains, getting building thrown onto them, being poisoned to death, getting impaled, getting eletrocuted by millions of volts), Zoro's childhoodfriend Kuina dies an extremely anticlimatic death. While all other Straw Hats usually have a tragic backstory with a person in their past heroically sacrificing themselves, or dying an epic death, Kuina dies by falling down some stairs.
5th Apr '15 10:43:37 AM NervousShark
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* In Part 2 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Caesar Zeppeli is crushed by a giant slab of concrete dropped on him by Wham's wind mode during their fight. It is even worse in that the fight was a brutal CurbstompBattle from the beginning that only went for about 5 pages before he gets killed and that his death was unnecessary to the plot. Afterwards, Speedwagon and Stroheim die in part 2's epilogue from black lung disease and Germany's invasion of Russia respectively, with only off-handed mentions. Later on, Part 6 takes this to the extreme with Pucci using Made in Heaven to drop a bridge on the ''entire universe'', rebooting the series.
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* In Part 2 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Caesar Zeppeli is crushed by a giant slab of concrete dropped on him by Wham's wind mode during their fight. It is even worse in that the fight was a brutal CurbstompBattle from the beginning that only went for about 5 pages before he gets killed and that his death was unnecessary to the plot. Afterwards, Speedwagon and Stroheim die in part 2's epilogue from black lung disease and Germany's invasion of Russia respectively, with only off-handed mentions. In Part 5, Narancia is killed off-screen by Diavolo. Later on, Part 6 takes this to the extreme with Pucci using Made in Heaven to drop a bridge on the ''entire universe'', rebooting the series.

* In the world of One Piece, where people seem to be able to survive about anything (including gunshots, explosions to the face, losing thrice the amount of blood a human body even contains, getting building thrown onto them, being poisoned to death, getting impaled, getting eletrocuted by millions of volts), Zoro's childhoodfriend Kuina dies an extremely anticlimatic death. While all other Straw Hats usually have a tragic backstory with a person in their past heroically sacrificing themselves, or dying an epic death, Kuina dies by falling down some stairs.
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* In the world of One Piece, Manga/OnePiece, where people seem to be able to survive about anything (including gunshots, explosions to the face, losing thrice the amount of blood a human body even contains, getting building thrown onto them, being poisoned to death, getting impaled, getting eletrocuted by millions of volts), Zoro's childhoodfriend Kuina dies an extremely anticlimatic death. While all other Straw Hats usually have a tragic backstory with a person in their past heroically sacrificing themselves, or dying an epic death, Kuina dies by falling down some stairs.
2nd Apr '15 5:58:53 PM sgamer82
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/MangakasanToAssistantsanTo''. In ''That's Important'', Editor Mihari recommends Aito adding a LoveRival into his series to make it more interesting, against his wishes. He decided to draw in a GaryStu-ish NewTransferStudent for that purpose--who's killed ''in the same chapter''. Mihari, of course, was not pleased.
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/MangakasanToAssistantsanTo''.''Manga/TheComicArtistAndHisAssistants''. In ''That's Important'', Editor Mihari recommends Aito adding a LoveRival into his series to make it more interesting, against his wishes. He decided to draw in a GaryStu-ish NewTransferStudent for that purpose--who's killed ''in the same chapter''. Mihari, of course, was not pleased.
14th Mar '15 10:56:42 AM henry42
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] [[TropesAreTools for drama]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' with the death of Marco. He's killed off-screen without anyone knowing how he died, without the slightest semblance of dignity or glory. This shocks Jean to his core, and his greatest fear becomes dying a non-heroic death and having his bones be thrown and burned in an anonymous pile just like Marco's were. This drives his CharacterDevelopment, as he not only wants to make sure that [[HeroicSacrifice his death, should it come, is warranted]], but he also doesn't want to let down Marco's high opinion of him.
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] [[TropesAreTools for drama]] PlayedForDrama in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' with the death of Marco. He's killed off-screen without anyone knowing how he died, without the slightest semblance of dignity or glory. This shocks Jean to his core, and his greatest fear becomes dying a non-heroic death and having his bones be thrown and burned in an anonymous pile just like Marco's were. This drives his CharacterDevelopment, as he not only wants to make sure that [[HeroicSacrifice his death, should it come, is warranted]], but he also doesn't want to let down Marco's high opinion of him.
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