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3rd Nov '17 2:11:29 PM comicwriter
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* [[spoiler: Hogun, Fandral and Volstagg]] are all casually dispatched by Hela near the beginning of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', in a cross between a Bridge Drop and TheWorfEffect to demonstrate how powerful she is. Worse, we don't even get to see Thor mourn their deaths [[spoiler: despite them having been three of his closest friends and allies in the previous movies]].

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* [[spoiler: Hogun, Fandral and Volstagg]] are all casually dispatched by Hela near the beginning of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', in a cross between a Bridge Drop and TheWorfEffect to demonstrate how powerful she is. Worse, we don't even get to see Thor mourn their deaths [[spoiler: despite them having been three of his closest friends and allies in the previous movies]].movies]], and poor [[spoiler: Fandral]] doesn't even get ''any lines'' before Hela skewers him.
27th Oct '17 2:12:29 PM comicwriter
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* [[spoiler: Hogun, Fandral and Volstagg]] are all casually dispatched by Hela near the beginning of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', in a cross between a Bridge Drop and TheWorfEffect to demonstrate how powerful she is. Worse, we don't even get to see Thor mourn their deaths [[spoiler: despite them having been three of his closest friends and allies in the previous movies]].
14th Sep '17 11:11:36 PM Cuchulainn
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** Or Rachel. After the character development she gets in this movie, and the awesome scene of her standing up to ''the freaking Joker'', you'd think she'd get a somewhat meaningful death, not tied to a chair and blown up.
20th May '17 5:46:30 PM maxwellsilver
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** As originally written and filmed, Kirk was [[InTheBack shot in the back]] by [[BigBad Soran]], but test audences really didn't like that at all. So they went back to the Valley of Fire and reshot the scene to have Kirk having to get Soran's remote while on a collapsing bridge, finally getting to use it just as the bridge gives out. So, Kirk was actually dropped ''with'' the bridge; it just ended up landing on top of him.

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** As originally written and filmed, Kirk was [[InTheBack shot in {{in the back]] back}} by [[BigBad Soran]], Soran, but test audences really didn't like that at all. So they went back to the Valley of Fire and reshot the scene to have Kirk having to get Soran's remote while on a collapsing bridge, finally getting to use it just as the bridge gives out. So, Kirk was actually dropped ''with'' the bridge; it just ended up landing on top of him.



* In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', Captain James T. Kirk dispatches Kalara, the woman who lured the ''Enterprise'' to the nebula to be destroyed by Krall, in this way. Literally. Specifically, he [[LiteralMetaphor drops the bridge of the crashed Starship]] ''[[LiteralMetaphor Enterprise]]'' on top of her. Along with [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the rest of the wreckage of the saucer.]] Since by this time she's become the film's HateSink, having been directly responsible for the destruction of the ship, along with the brutal death of hundreds of her crew, the audience is probably pretty happy to see her disappear, crushed under millions of tons of wreckage.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', Captain James T. Kirk dispatches Kalara, the woman who lured the ''Enterprise'' to the nebula to be destroyed by Krall, in this way. Literally. Specifically, he [[LiteralMetaphor drops the bridge of the crashed Starship]] ''[[LiteralMetaphor Enterprise]]'' Starship ''Enterprise'' on top of her. Along with [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the rest of the wreckage of the saucer.]] Since by this time she's become the film's HateSink, having been directly responsible for the destruction of the ship, along with the brutal death of hundreds of her crew, the audience is probably pretty happy to see her disappear, crushed under millions of tons of wreckage.



* ''NoCountryForOldMen'''s Llewellyn Moss is killed offscreen. And NOT by Anton Chigurh, the guy chasing him almost the entire movie. Possible subversion in that it was more than likely that this was a deliberate move - it's not the only moment in NCFOM where audience expectations are completely turned on their heads.

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* ''NoCountryForOldMen'''s Llewellyn Moss is killed offscreen. And NOT by Anton Chigurh, the guy chasing him almost the entire movie. Possible subversion in that it was more than likely that this was a deliberate move - -- it's not the film's only moment in NCFOM where audience expectations are completely turned on their heads.



** The Kraken. It's an incredibly dangerous menace in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second film]], and is still around when it ends. Did you think the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]] will have our protagonists engage the Kraken in an epic final battle? Well, if you were expecting that, you were probably very disappointed when the Kraken only appears in the third film ... as a corpse. It's implied that Cutler Beckett ordered Davy Jones to kill it despite its obvious usefulness to both of them in keeping control of the sea.
** More than implied, Beckett explicitly says something to Jones about having ordered him to "kill [his] pet," meaning the Kraken. The implied part was not the killing, but that having the Kraken made Jones too hard or dangerous for Beckett to control.
** Also, debatably, Sao Feng. [[AdvertisedExtra The posters, trailers and promotional material would have you believe he was on par with Jack, Will and Barbossa in importance]], but he gets killed rather anticlimactically by a stray cannonball half way through ''At World's End''.
** Fans of [[EnsembleDarkhorse James Norrington]] also regarded felt he got this treatment (and possibly Govenor Swann as well). Though at least Creator/KeiraKnightly and Jack Davenport got to do some [[LargeHam really enormous acting]] in the process.
** Sometime between ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'', the Black Pearl is attacked and sunk by Blackbeard, with Barbossa as the only known survivor. It's not clear whether the rest of the crew is dead or merely trapped in the magic bottle Blackbeard put the Black Pearl in, however, [[HesJustHiding so they could still potentially be alive]].

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** The Kraken. It's an incredibly dangerous menace in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second film]], and is still around when it ends. Did you think the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]] will have our protagonists engage the Kraken in an epic final battle? Well, if you were expecting that, you were probably very disappointed when the Kraken only appears in the third film ... as a corpse. It's implied that stated Cutler Beckett ordered Davy Jones to kill it despite its obvious usefulness to both of them in keeping control of it, the sea.
** More than implied, Beckett explicitly says something to
implication being that Jones about having ordered him to "kill [his] pet," meaning the Kraken. The implied part was not the killing, but that having the Kraken made Jones him too hard difficult or too dangerous for Beckett to control.
** Also, debatably, Sao Feng. [[AdvertisedExtra The posters, trailers and promotional material would have you believe he was on par with Jack, Will and Barbossa in importance]], importance, but he gets killed rather anticlimactically by a stray cannonball half way through ''At World's End''.
** Fans of [[EnsembleDarkhorse James Norrington]] Norrington also regarded felt he got this treatment (and possibly Govenor Governor Swann as well). Though at least Creator/KeiraKnightly and Jack Davenport got to do some [[LargeHam really enormous acting]] acting in the process.
** Sometime between ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'', the Black Pearl is attacked and sunk by Blackbeard, with Barbossa as the only known survivor. It's not clear whether the rest of the crew is dead or merely trapped in the magic bottle Blackbeard put the Black Pearl in, however, [[HesJustHiding so they could still potentially be alive]].alive.



* One criticism of ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'' is that this happened to the secondary villains. [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Drake]], [[YellowPeril Sun Loc]], and [[CreepyChild Abigail]] all get rather anticlimatically killed off once Hovath has decided YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.
* ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. Assuming that you count Blofeld's final demise as happening in this film, then the [[BigBad Biggest Bad]] in Bond history is killed because 007 gently swings his submarine into the side of the oil rig. Hardly the demise you'd expect for such a major character.
** Oh, don't worry, he returns in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''... and is comically killed in the opening sequence. By being dropped down a chimney. [[VillainDecay While pleading for his life]].
-->''Please, Mister Bond! I'll buy you a delicatessen! In stainless steel!!''
** ItMakesSenseInContext, given the fact that the person who owned the copyright to Blofeld was trying to use it to wrestle for control of the series proper. Knocking off a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Blofeld was basically the owners' declaration of independence and burning of bridges to assert that Bond did not depend upon Blofeld as an antagonist.
** Which is all well and good until you realize it doesn't make much sense to do it at that time in Roger Moore's fifth outing and just as many films since Blofeld's last appearance.
** He isn't listed in the credits. [[FanonDiscontinuity It isn't Blofeld, it isn't Blofeld,]] [[MadnessMantra it isn't it isn't it isn't...]]
** Irma Bunt is implied to have met this fate between ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' and ''Diamonds Are Forever'' [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim without even being mentioned]].
*** They had planned to put her in ''Diamonds'', but the actress died of a heart attack shortly before filming.

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* One criticism of ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'' is that this happened to the secondary villains. [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Drake]], [[YellowPeril Drake, Sun Loc]], Loc, and [[CreepyChild Abigail]] Abigail all get rather anticlimatically anticlimactically killed off once Hovath has decided YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.
* ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. Assuming that you count Blofeld's final demise as happening in this film, then the [[BigBad Biggest Bad]] Bad in Bond history is killed because 007 gently swings his submarine into the side of the oil rig. Hardly the demise you'd expect for such a major character.
** Oh, don't worry, he returns as an unnamed, wheelchair-bound old man in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''... and is comically killed in the opening sequence. By being dropped down a chimney. [[VillainDecay While pleading for his life]].
-->''Please,
life.
--->''Please,
Mister Bond! I'll buy you a delicatessen! In stainless steel!!''
** ItMakesSenseInContext, given the fact that the The person who owned the copyright to Blofeld was trying to use it to wrestle for control of the series proper. Knocking off a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Blofeld was basically the owners' declaration of independence and burning of bridges to assert that Bond did not depend upon Blofeld as an antagonist.
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antagonist. Which is all well and good until you realize it doesn't make much sense to do it at that time in Roger Moore's fifth outing and just as many several more films since Blofeld's last appearance.
** He isn't listed in the credits. [[FanonDiscontinuity It isn't Blofeld, it isn't Blofeld,]] [[MadnessMantra it isn't it isn't it isn't...]]
** Irma Bunt is implied to have met this fate between ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' and ''Diamonds Are Forever'' [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim without even being mentioned]].
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mentioned. They had planned to put her in ''Diamonds'', but the actress died of a heart attack shortly before filming.
4th May '17 2:49:26 AM MadSpy
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* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' had a strange one when rival rock band Crash and the Boys were unceremoniously killed off by Matthew Pattel (in fact they were the only non-villains killed off) even though they had a larger role in the [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim comic]].

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* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' had a strange one when rival rock band Crash and the Boys were unceremoniously killed off by Matthew Pattel Patel (in fact they were the only non-villains killed off) even though they had a larger role in the [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim comic]].
23rd Apr '17 3:21:02 PM Golondrina
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* Whistler dies at the beginning of ''Film/BladeTrinity'', pretty much for no other reason than to introduce a cool new team of sidekicks for Blade. Especially blatant since GuillermoDelToro went to all the trouble of resurrecting the character in ''Film/{{Blade II}}'' after he died in the [[Film/{{Blade}} first movie]]. Poor Whistler just can't catch a break!

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* Whistler dies at the beginning of ''Film/BladeTrinity'', pretty much for no other reason than to introduce a cool new team of sidekicks for Blade. Especially blatant since GuillermoDelToro Creator/GuillermoDelToro went to all the trouble of resurrecting the character in ''Film/{{Blade II}}'' after he died in the [[Film/{{Blade}} first movie]]. Poor Whistler just can't catch a break!
26th Feb '17 4:38:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PaulBlartMallCop'': In the sequel, it is stated ([[BlackComedyBurst and shown]]) that Paul's mother was hit by a milk truck not long after the events of the first movie.

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* ''PaulBlartMallCop'': ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'': In the sequel, it is stated ([[BlackComedyBurst and shown]]) that Paul's mother was hit by a milk truck not long after the events of the first movie.
27th Jan '17 1:55:49 PM N8han11
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*** The body was [[NeverFoundTheBody never found]].
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV2xY6133Ek Yeah, it was.]]
27th Dec '16 4:26:34 PM TinMan
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** The ''Enterprise''-D herself. Taken out by a century old Bird of Prey that by all rights shouldn't have posed a threat to a ''Galaxy''-class starship.
8th Dec '16 5:14:43 AM Arivne
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* Destiny and Leroy in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
* Danny Glover's U.S. President in Roland Emmerich's ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''. Introduced the subtrope Dropped An Aircraft Carrier On Him.

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%% * Destiny and Leroy in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
%% * Danny Glover's U.S. President in Roland Emmerich's ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''. Introduced the subtrope Dropped An Aircraft Carrier On Him.Him.
%% * The young protagonist of ''Film/PayItForward'', infamously.
%% * ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' drops the bridge on Irene Adler, unceremoniously during a flashback.



* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' drops the bridge on Irene Adler, unceremoniously during a flashback.
* The young protagonist of ''Film/PayItForward'', infamously.
* The film version of ''SlaughterhouseFive'' has Derby, up to that point Billy Pilgrim's constant friend and companion, summarily executed at the back of the frame while two minor characters (both Germans) are talking in the foreground. It's actually very effective, because ... that's the way it happens in wartime.

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' drops the bridge on Irene Adler, unceremoniously during a flashback.
* The young protagonist of ''Film/PayItForward'', infamously.
* The film version of ''SlaughterhouseFive'' ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'' has Derby, up to that point Billy Pilgrim's constant friend and companion, summarily executed at the back of the frame while two minor characters (both Germans) are talking in the foreground. It's actually very effective, because ... that's the way it happens in wartime.
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