History KilledOffForReal / ComicBooks

5th Jan '16 4:18:53 PM Anddrix
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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.

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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.Twins.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'', Franklin Storm is killed in the first issue when the wave hits New York.
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4th Dec '15 8:36:35 PM nombretomado
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* TheSentry, Marvel's Superman {{Expy}} with more power and psychological problems than is good for him was killed after his human identity begged a supercharged Thor to kill him before the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Void]] regained control. Considering how much crap the guy has gone through over the years, it's hard not to feel sorry for him. Thor dropped him into the Sun, but he can resurrect himself at will, so it's doubtful if it will stick. It did, but he was brought back as a [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Horseman of Death]] by the Apocalypse Twins. No word on whether the Void's back as well.

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* TheSentry, ComicBook/TheSentry, Marvel's Superman {{Expy}} with more power and psychological problems than is good for him was killed after his human identity begged a supercharged Thor to kill him before the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Void]] regained control. Considering how much crap the guy has gone through over the years, it's hard not to feel sorry for him. Thor dropped him into the Sun, but he can resurrect himself at will, so it's doubtful if it will stick. It did, but he was brought back as a [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Horseman of Death]] by the Apocalypse Twins. No word on whether the Void's back as well.
12th Nov '15 4:51:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/FritzTheCat'', one of the most popular characters of the UndergroundComics scene, was killed off by his creator, RobertCrumb, via an ice pick to the forehead in "Fritz the Cat, Superstar", [[CreatorBacklash in response to]] [[WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat the animated film]] directed by Creator/RalphBakshi.

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* ''ComicBook/FritzTheCat'', one of the most popular characters of the UndergroundComics scene, was killed off by his creator, RobertCrumb, Creator/RobertCrumb, via an ice pick to the forehead in "Fritz the Cat, Superstar", [[CreatorBacklash in response to]] [[WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat the animated film]] directed by Creator/RalphBakshi.
6th Nov '15 3:45:56 PM nombretomado
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* Many DC characters that have died were thought to come back after ''Comicbook/BlackestNight''. While [[ComicBook/BrightestDay 12 random people were brought back to life]], many more stayed dead. Examples are [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis Sue Dibny]], [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers)]], TheQuestion [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo (Charles Victor Szasz)]], the ComicBook/ElongatedMan (Ralph Dibny), Eclipso (Jean Loring), [[ComicBook/TheFlash Mirror Master I (Samuel Joseph Scudder)]], [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Doctor Mid-Nite I (Charles M. McNider), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Mister Terrific I (Terry Sloane), Damage (Grant Emerson)]], [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Kal-L (Earth 2)]], and many more not listed here.

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* Many DC characters that have died were thought to come back after ''Comicbook/BlackestNight''. While [[ComicBook/BrightestDay 12 random people were brought back to life]], many more stayed dead. Examples are [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis Sue Dibny]], [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers)]], TheQuestion ComicBook/TheQuestion [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo (Charles Victor Szasz)]], the ComicBook/ElongatedMan (Ralph Dibny), Eclipso (Jean Loring), [[ComicBook/TheFlash Mirror Master I (Samuel Joseph Scudder)]], [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Doctor Mid-Nite I (Charles M. McNider), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Mister Terrific I (Terry Sloane), Damage (Grant Emerson)]], [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Kal-L (Earth 2)]], and many more not listed here.
31st Oct '15 4:29:59 PM nombretomado
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* When Lord Snooty the Third appeared in ''TheBeano'' in 2008 it was heavily implied that the older Lord Snooty (an older Beano character dating back to the 1930s but last appeared in 2005) had been killed off for real. The older Lord Snooty had previously been dropped from the comic and reappeared a number of times before 2008 when his death was revealed.

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* When Lord Snooty the Third appeared in ''TheBeano'' ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' in 2008 it was heavily implied that the older Lord Snooty (an older Beano character dating back to the 1930s but last appeared in 2005) had been killed off for real. The older Lord Snooty had previously been dropped from the comic and reappeared a number of times before 2008 when his death was revealed.
8th Oct '15 5:14:17 PM nombretomado
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* Many DC characters that have died were thought to come back after ''Comicbook/BlackestNight''. While [[ComicBook/BrightestDay 12 random people were brought back to life]], many more stayed dead. Examples are [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis Sue Dibny]], [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers)]], TheQuestion [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo (Charles Victor Szasz)]], the ComicBook/ElongatedMan (Ralph Dibny), Eclipso (Jean Loring), [[ComicBook/TheFlash Mirror Master I (Samuel Joseph Scudder)]], [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Doctor Mid-Nite I (Charles M. McNider), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Mister Terrific I (Terry Sloane), Damage (Grant Emerson)]], [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Kal-L (Earth 2)]], and many more not listed here.

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* Many DC characters that have died were thought to come back after ''Comicbook/BlackestNight''. While [[ComicBook/BrightestDay 12 random people were brought back to life]], many more stayed dead. Examples are [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis Sue Dibny]], [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers)]], TheQuestion [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo (Charles Victor Szasz)]], the ComicBook/ElongatedMan (Ralph Dibny), Eclipso (Jean Loring), [[ComicBook/TheFlash Mirror Master I (Samuel Joseph Scudder)]], [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Doctor Mid-Nite I (Charles M. McNider), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Mister Terrific I (Terry Sloane), Damage (Grant Emerson)]], [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Kal-L (Earth 2)]], and many more not listed here.
3rd Oct '15 10:30:58 AM DAMartin
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** Special mention must be made to Donald "Don" Hall, the original Dove of the ''Hawk and Dove'' duo. Having perished in a TakingTheBullet HeroicSacrifice in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', it was almost 25 years later that ''Blackest Night'' itself had many other characters who CameBackWrong (and the above who were brought back) - as it turns out, Don was ''unable'' to be forced back despite pretty much nobody else being immun, so despite pretty much every other dead (or formerly dead) hero becoming a Black Lantern and/or being revived, he stayed fully dead. It was later established via WordOfGod that this is because his soul is "more at peace" than pretty much anyone else in the universe, so he cannot be forced back to the world of the living; even with the reboots that came post-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', Don is still canonically dead and his successor Dawn Granger remains in the mantle of Dove - even with many other deaths and such given a {{Retcon}} (in fact, his brother Hank was revived during ''Blackest Night''/''Brightest Day'' and replaced his own successor, Holly Granger). This is especially notable since most adaptations have featured Don instead of Dawn as Hank's partner, yet the writers have seemingly never even ''considered'' bring him BackFromTheDead, giving him nearly 30 years (as of 2015) being deceased, an impressive run even for a B-List superhero.

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** Special mention must be made to Donald "Don" Hall, the original Dove of the ''Hawk and Dove'' ''ComicBook/HawkAndDove'' duo. Having perished in a TakingTheBullet HeroicSacrifice in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', it was almost 25 years later that ''Blackest Night'' itself had many other characters who CameBackWrong (and the above who were brought back) - as it turns out, Don was ''unable'' to be forced back despite pretty much nobody else being immun, so despite pretty much every other dead (or formerly dead) hero becoming a Black Lantern and/or being revived, he stayed fully dead. It was later established via WordOfGod that this is because his soul is "more at peace" than pretty much anyone else in the universe, so he cannot be forced back to the world of the living; even with the reboots that came post-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', Don is still canonically dead and his successor Dawn Granger remains in the mantle of Dove - even with many other deaths and such given a {{Retcon}} (in fact, his brother Hank was revived during ''Blackest Night''/''Brightest Day'' and replaced his own successor, Holly Granger). This is especially notable since most adaptations have featured Don instead of Dawn as Hank's partner, yet the writers have seemingly never even ''considered'' bring him BackFromTheDead, giving him nearly 30 years (as of 2015) being deceased, an impressive run even for a B-List superhero.
15th Sep '15 8:45:02 PM nombretomado
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** Special mention must be made to Donald "Don" Hall, the original Dove of the ''Hawk and Dove'' duo. Having perished in a TakingTheBullet HeroicSacrifice in ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', it was almost 25 years later that ''Blackest Night'' itself had many other characters who CameBackWrong (and the above who were brought back) - as it turns out, Don was ''unable'' to be forced back despite pretty much nobody else being immun, so despite pretty much every other dead (or formerly dead) hero becoming a Black Lantern and/or being revived, he stayed fully dead. It was later established via WordOfGod that this is because his soul is "more at peace" than pretty much anyone else in the universe, so he cannot be forced back to the world of the living; even with the reboots that came post-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', Don is still canonically dead and his successor Dawn Granger remains in the mantle of Dove - even with many other deaths and such given a {{Retcon}} (in fact, his brother Hank was revived during ''Blackest Night''/''Brightest Day'' and replaced his own successor, Holly Granger). This is especially notable since most adaptations have featured Don instead of Dawn as Hank's partner, yet the writers have seemingly never even ''considered'' bring him BackFromTheDead, giving him nearly 30 years (as of 2015) being deceased, an impressive run even for a B-List superhero.

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** Special mention must be made to Donald "Don" Hall, the original Dove of the ''Hawk and Dove'' duo. Having perished in a TakingTheBullet HeroicSacrifice in ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', it was almost 25 years later that ''Blackest Night'' itself had many other characters who CameBackWrong (and the above who were brought back) - as it turns out, Don was ''unable'' to be forced back despite pretty much nobody else being immun, so despite pretty much every other dead (or formerly dead) hero becoming a Black Lantern and/or being revived, he stayed fully dead. It was later established via WordOfGod that this is because his soul is "more at peace" than pretty much anyone else in the universe, so he cannot be forced back to the world of the living; even with the reboots that came post-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', Don is still canonically dead and his successor Dawn Granger remains in the mantle of Dove - even with many other deaths and such given a {{Retcon}} (in fact, his brother Hank was revived during ''Blackest Night''/''Brightest Day'' and replaced his own successor, Holly Granger). This is especially notable since most adaptations have featured Don instead of Dawn as Hank's partner, yet the writers have seemingly never even ''considered'' bring him BackFromTheDead, giving him nearly 30 years (as of 2015) being deceased, an impressive run even for a B-List superhero.
11th Sep '15 5:19:08 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in [[ComicBook/TheAtom ''The All-New Atom'']] where, searching for Ray Palmer, the heroes find themselves in what appears to be heaven and are greeted by the spirit of former BlueBeetle Ted Kord. Ted lampshades the uneven reversibility of comics death, lamenting that he and Batman's parents are the "only people with a permanent parking spot" in the afterlife. (It turns out not really to be heaven, in fact, and not really to be Ted, but the dude (five years dead now and counting!) has a point.) Since the entire DC Universe has been rebooted since, that particular version of the character is highly unlikely to return to life, as opposed to being replaced with an alternate version.

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* Played with in [[ComicBook/TheAtom ''The All-New Atom'']] where, searching for Ray Palmer, the heroes find themselves in what appears to be heaven and are greeted by the spirit of former BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord. Ted lampshades the uneven reversibility of comics death, lamenting that he and Batman's parents are the "only people with a permanent parking spot" in the afterlife. (It turns out not really to be heaven, in fact, and not really to be Ted, but the dude (five years dead now and counting!) has a point.) Since the entire DC Universe has been rebooted since, that particular version of the character is highly unlikely to return to life, as opposed to being replaced with an alternate version.
11th Sep '15 3:57:45 PM nombretomado
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* Many DC characters that have died were thought to come back after ''Comicbook/BlackestNight''. While [[ComicBook/BrightestDay 12 random people were brought back to life]], many more stayed dead. Examples are [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis Sue Dibny]], [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers)]], TheQuestion [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo (Charles Victor Szasz)]], the ComicBook/ElongatedMan (Ralph Dibny), Eclipso (Jean Loring), [[TheFlash Mirror Master I (Samuel Joseph Scudder)]], [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Doctor Mid-Nite I (Charles M. McNider), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Mister Terrific I (Terry Sloane), Damage (Grant Emerson)]], [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Kal-L (Earth 2)]], and many more not listed here.
** Kobra, a longtime BigBad in Franchise/TheDCU, ''seems'' to have been Killed Off For Real (having your heart ripped clean out of your chest by BlackAdam will do that). However, since his minions recently resurrected his brother (who was killed off waaaaaaay back in 1978) to become the new head of their ReligionOfEvil, all bets are off.

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* Many DC characters that have died were thought to come back after ''Comicbook/BlackestNight''. While [[ComicBook/BrightestDay 12 random people were brought back to life]], many more stayed dead. Examples are [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis Sue Dibny]], [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers)]], TheQuestion [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo (Charles Victor Szasz)]], the ComicBook/ElongatedMan (Ralph Dibny), Eclipso (Jean Loring), [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Mirror Master I (Samuel Joseph Scudder)]], [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Doctor Mid-Nite I (Charles M. McNider), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Mister Terrific I (Terry Sloane), Damage (Grant Emerson)]], [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Kal-L (Earth 2)]], and many more not listed here.
** ** Kobra, a longtime BigBad in Franchise/TheDCU, ''seems'' to have been Killed Off For Real (having your heart ripped clean out of your chest by BlackAdam ComicBook/BlackAdam will do that). However, since his minions recently resurrected his brother (who was killed off waaaaaaay back in 1978) to become the new head of their ReligionOfEvil, all bets are off.
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