History KilledOffForReal / ComicBooks

21st May '18 11:05:39 AM Anicomicgeek
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** He got killed off for real in the appropriately titled miniseries "Death of Wolverine", and stayed dead, and since the universe itself was destroyed during the incursion, it will probably stay that way. [[ComicBook/MarvelLegacy However]], this ends up being subverted a few years later, with Wolvie coming back good as new.
29th Mar '18 3:30:30 PM MagiMecha
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* Death in the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise is far and few between, due to it being a kid series, even if their ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterpart loves this. Thus, it came as a shock when, in ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersShatteredGrid'', we watch in shock as Lord Drakkon murders Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger and effectively the most popular character in the franchise.
23rd Mar '18 8:56:07 PM ImSpidey2
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** He got killed off for real in the appropriately titled miniseries "Death of Wolverine", and stayed dead, and since the universe itself was destroyed during the incursion, it will probably stay that way.

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** He got killed off for real in the appropriately titled miniseries "Death of Wolverine", and stayed dead, and since the universe itself was destroyed during the incursion, it will probably stay that way. [[ComicBook/MarvelLegacy However]], this ends up being subverted a few years later, with Wolvie coming back good as new.
11th Mar '18 8:49:48 PM Arch9enius
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* When {{Dick Tracy}} kills 'em, he kills em Dead. Even if the author liked villain in question, and regretted not being able to bring him back.

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* When {{Dick Tracy}} kills 'em, he kills em Dead. Even if the author liked the villain in question, and regretted not being able to bring him back.
11th Mar '18 8:46:18 PM Arch9enius
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* When {{Dick Tracy}} kills 'em, he kills em Dead. Even if the author liked villain in question, and regretted not being able to bring him back.
18th Dec '17 11:35:48 AM lillolillo
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** In ''ComicBook/ManyHappyReturns'', Supergirl burns Xenon to ashes.
** In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 Supergirl's Post-Flashpoint book]]'' Simon Tycho was frozen solid and emprisoned in an undersea base which later got blown to smithereens.
** In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Worldkiller-1 was thrown into the Sun and disintegrated.
6th Dec '17 2:02:43 AM Chabal2
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* In Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' the main character, Morpheus, dies. Although a successor is raised/created who looks and acts a lot like Morpheus, it is explicitly stated that while this person is Dream, he is not Morpheus. In fact, though occasionally we see ghosts and spirits, everyone who actually dies in Sandman stays dead, courtesy of Dream's [[TheGrimReaper older sister.]]

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* [[ThouShaltNotKill For obvi]][[SubvertedTrope ous reasons]], most villains in ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' stay dead, so KOFR happens mostly to heroic characters, such as Kathryn O'brien (a ''Hitman'' survivor), Yorkie Mitchell, [[spoiler:and even Frank himself]]. The Russian and Barracuda were killed at the end of their first appearance, but got better/weren't actually dead, but were finished off in the end.
* In Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' the main character, Morpheus, dies. Although a successor is raised/created who looks and acts a lot like Morpheus, it is explicitly stated that while this person is Dream, he is not Morpheus. In fact, though occasionally we see ghosts and spirits, everyone who actually dies in Sandman stays dead, courtesy of Dream's [[TheGrimReaper older sister.]]]] The Fiddler's Green is given the opportunity but declines to return.
14th Jun '17 7:36:03 PM DustSnitch
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* "Nobody stays dead except [[Comicbook/CaptainAmerica Bucky]], [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Uncle Ben]], and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Jason Todd]]." Since that saying was coined, both Bucky and Jason Todd [[DeathIsCheap have found themselves resurrected]]. But Uncle Ben has dutifully remained dead, to the point that when a Ben from an alternate universe found his way into the regular Marvel Universe, he ended up dying by the end of the story himself. Though, during the Spider-Verse event, another Ben appeared but he was resident in another universe and was the Spider-Man there, so it probably does not count.
** For this reason, all the below must come with the caveat ''"at time of writing."''
** [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deceased_American_comic_book_characters lists]] these and other characters, but notes it [[DeathIsCheap can change at any time]].
** Over time, the Marvel Universe likes to have characters come back to whatever their "[[StatusQuoIsGod core character concept]]" is. Magneto will be a mutant with control over magnetism, believing that mutants must rise to overcome human rule. Professor X will be a man with incredible mental powers yet bound to a wheelchair. Spider-Man will be a character haunted by Uncle Ben's death, that event propelling him to be a hero. Whenever they stray from these "core concepts," it's not long before writers find plot reasons to make them fit those archetypes again. Uncle Ben's death is part of Spider-Man's core archetype, and because of that, he'll stay dead for real.
* Marvel's [[Comicbook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]] used to follow this rule. Every character who died was killed off for real, even main characters like Wolverine.
** It is still regarded as the prime example of "Dead means Dead," if you don't count Hammerhead, the Green Goblin (twice), Gwen Stacy, Doctor Doom, Mr. Fantastic, Thor, Iron Man, Valkyrie, Electro, [[spoiler: Spider-Man]], [[Main/LongList ...]]

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Since DeathIsCheap in the {{Troperiffic}} world of superhero comics, all the below must come with the caveat ''"at time of writing."'' For a less irreverent and more well-proofread list, check [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki's]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deceased_American_comic_book_characters list]].
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* "Nobody stays dead except [[Comicbook/CaptainAmerica Bucky]], [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Uncle Ben]], and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Jason Todd]]." Since that saying was coined, both Bucky and Jason Todd [[DeathIsCheap have found themselves resurrected]]. But Uncle Ben has dutifully remained dead, to the point that when a Ben from an alternate universe found his way into the regular Marvel Universe, he ended up dying by the end of the story himself. Though, during the Spider-Verse event, another Ben appeared but he was resident in another universe and was the Spider-Man there, so it probably does not count.
** For this reason, all the below must come with the caveat ''"at time of writing."''
** [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deceased_American_comic_book_characters lists]] these and other characters, but notes it [[DeathIsCheap can change at any time]].
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Over time, the Marvel Universe likes to have characters come back to whatever their "[[StatusQuoIsGod core character concept]]" is. Magneto will be a mutant with control over magnetism, believing that mutants must rise to overcome human rule. Professor X will be a man with incredible mental powers yet bound to a wheelchair. Spider-Man will be a character haunted by Uncle Ben's death, that event propelling him to be a hero. Whenever they stray from these "core concepts," it's not long before writers find plot reasons to make them fit those archetypes again. Uncle Ben's death is part of Spider-Man's core archetype, and because of that, he'll stay dead for real.
* Marvel's [[Comicbook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]] used to follow this rule. Every character who died was killed off for real, even main characters like Wolverine.
** It is still regarded as the prime example of "Dead means Dead," if you don't count Hammerhead, the Green Goblin (twice), Gwen Stacy, Doctor Doom, Mr. Fantastic, Thor, Iron Man, Valkyrie, Electro, [[spoiler: Spider-Man]], [[Main/LongList ...]]
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12th Apr '17 10:45:31 AM KFrosty3
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* Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}'s [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell)]], ComicBook/ScarletSpider (Ben Reilly), Banshee (Sean Cassidy), Thunderbird (John Proudstar), Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), Unus (Angelo Unuscione), Abomination (Emil Blonsky), Baron Heinrich Zemo, George Stacy, Synch (Everett Thomas), Destiny (Irene Adler), Hornet (Eddie [=McDonough=]), Goliath (Bill Foster), Iron Monger (Obadiah Stane), Jean [=DeWolff=], Karen Page, Lilandra Neramani, Microbe (Zachary Smith Jr.), Pyro (St. John Allerdyce), Robert Kelly, Moira [=MacTaggert=], and Kayla Silverfox are all, at the moment, very much dead, among others… although Banshee has been brought back as a [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Horseman of Death]] by the Apocalypse Twins.
** ComicBook/ScarletSpider (Ben Reilly) has recently been brought back.

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* Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}'s [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell)]], ComicBook/ScarletSpider (Ben Reilly), , Banshee (Sean Cassidy), Thunderbird (John Proudstar), Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), Unus (Angelo Unuscione), Abomination (Emil Blonsky), Baron Heinrich Zemo, George Stacy, Synch (Everett Thomas), Destiny (Irene Adler), Hornet (Eddie [=McDonough=]), Goliath (Bill Foster), Iron Monger (Obadiah Stane), Jean [=DeWolff=], Karen Page, Lilandra Neramani, Microbe (Zachary Smith Jr.), Pyro (St. John Allerdyce), Robert Kelly, Moira [=MacTaggert=], and Kayla Silverfox are all, at the moment, very much dead, among others… although Banshee has been brought back as a [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Horseman of Death]] by the Apocalypse Twins.
** ComicBook/ScarletSpider (Ben Reilly) has recently been was thought to be this for a long time, but was brought back.
10th Feb '17 7:32:50 AM Tyk5919
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* The only named character confirmed to have died onscreen throughout the course of ''ComicBook/TheBadEggs'' is Furman the Proto-Human. Everyone else, even Jumbo Johnson (whose head was crushed in the same issue Furman died in, no less), [[UnexplainedRecovery tends to recovery from their injuries]].
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