History KilledOffForReal / WesternAnimation

7th Apr '17 8:57:11 PM Vir
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* In a Aversion of [[JokerImmunity the very trope named after him]], the Joker eventually got this treatment in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. Yes, having proven himself as much of a survivor as his counterpart in the comics, every bit the "no one" in NoOneCouldSurviveThat, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' took the big leap and put him down once and for all - killing him twice; first his body was destroyed and buried deep within Arkham Asylum in flashback, then the chip containing a copy of his DNA and memories was burned out, just to make sure he won't be coming back. (In just a bit of a cheat, the event occurs at the far end of the universe-at-large's history, allowing him to show up in stories taking place earlier; ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' took advantage of this.)

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* In a Aversion an aversion of [[JokerImmunity the very trope named after him]], the Joker eventually got this treatment in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. Yes, having proven himself as much of a survivor as his counterpart in the comics, every bit the "no one" in NoOneCouldSurviveThat, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' took the big leap and put him down once and for all - killing him twice; first his body was destroyed and buried deep within Arkham Asylum in flashback, then the chip containing a copy of his DNA and memories was burned out, just to make sure he won't be coming back. (In just a bit of a cheat, the event occurs at the far end of the universe-at-large's history, allowing him to show up in stories taking place earlier; ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' took advantage of this.)
7th Apr '17 8:55:09 PM Vir
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** Mental Mike in the Season 12 episode ''A Fistful of Meg.''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Thief of Baghead", over-the-top robot actor Calculon dies when he ingests food colouring (which is deadly to robots) in his enactment of Romeo's death in ''Romeo and Juliet'' to win an acting competition ([[ShootTheShaggyDog he lost]]). His death receives little attention by the cast and Calculon is revived and killed again in "Calculon 2.0" to receive a sendoff episode.

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** Mental Mike in the Season 12 episode ''A "A Fistful of Meg.''
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Thief of Baghead", over-the-top robot actor Calculon dies when he ingests food colouring (which is deadly to robots) in his enactment of Romeo's death in ''Romeo and Juliet'' ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' to win an acting competition ([[ShootTheShaggyDog he lost]]). His death receives little attention by the cast and Calculon is revived and killed again in "Calculon 2.0" to receive a sendoff send-off episode.



** And before that, the G1 TV special ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' that kicked off the original show ended with Tirek's defeat via a giant rainbow-colored tornado, much like how Luna was stripped of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide her Nightmare Moon persona]] [[MythologyGag in the second episode of 'Friendship is Magic'']]. Except that Tirek wasn't redeemed by it, but killed outright.

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** And before that, the G1 TV special ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' that kicked off the original show ended with Tirek's defeat via a giant rainbow-colored tornado, much like how Luna was stripped of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide her Nightmare Moon persona]] [[MythologyGag in the second episode of 'Friendship of]] ''Friendship is Magic'']].Magic''. Except that Tirek wasn't redeemed by it, but killed outright.



-->'''Narrator:''' -tearfully- And for the first, and final time, the day is saved thanks to Powerpuff Bunny.
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Moe gets a facelift and becomes handsome, and is awarded a role on a Soap Opera. After reading a new script that says he dies, he retaliates by revealing all of the major plot twists in the show for the next year on air (the show was filmed live, apparently). The director than angrily informs him that his character wasn't being killed off and that that page of the script was a dream sequence.

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-->'''Narrator:''' -tearfully- (tearfully) And for the first, and final time, the day is saved thanks to Powerpuff Bunny.
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Moe gets a facelift and becomes handsome, and is awarded a role on a Soap Opera.soap opera. After reading a new script that says he dies, he retaliates by revealing all of the major plot twists in the show for the next year on air (the show was filmed live, apparently). The director than angrily informs him that his character wasn't being killed off and that that page of the script was a dream sequence.



*** Dr. Nick Riviera was killed off in TheMovie, but he [[UnexplainedRecovery got better]] and resurfaced later on the TV show.

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*** ** Dr. Nick Riviera was killed off in TheMovie, but he [[UnexplainedRecovery got better]] and resurfaced later on the TV show.



** Also possibly averted with Lionel Hutz's habit of repeatedly running over Judge Snyder's son. Being repeatedly run over might be enough to kill the Judge's son, but like Mr. Burns in "Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 2", [[UnexplainedRecovery his conditions must have been upgraded to alive at the "better" Springfield General Hospital everytime.]] Because Lionel Hutz, like Troy [=McClure=], was retired when voice actor Creator/PhilHartman was killed off for real by his wife in a murder-suicide, it is not known of Hutz's habit has continued and the Judge's son is always killed, then revived.

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** Also possibly Possibly averted with Lionel Hutz's habit of repeatedly running over Judge Snyder's son. Being repeatedly run over might be enough to kill the Judge's son, but like Mr. Burns in "Who Shot Mr. Burns Burns? Part 2", [[UnexplainedRecovery his conditions must have been upgraded to alive at the "better" Springfield General Hospital everytime.]] Because Lionel Hutz, like Troy [=McClure=], was retired when voice actor Creator/PhilHartman was killed off for real by his wife in a murder-suicide, it is not known of Hutz's habit has continued and the Judge's son is always killed, then revived.



** Subverted with Ahsoka in the Season 3 episode, "Altar of Mortis", where she is killed by the Son of Mortis (who was controlling her) after giving him the Dagger of Mortis. Ahsoka however doesn't remain dead unlike most of the other characters that are killed off, as she was brought back to life when Anakin transfers the dying Daughter of Mortis's life into Ahsoka.



** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' continually killed its cast, despite the fact that Beast Wars characters are a bit hard to kill, as robots they have survived deadly attacks and being blown to bits (in which case they can easily be repaired). Some simply died, in one case to make room for new characters. A surprising number died, were brought back, and died again. Two of them died, were brought back as a fused form of the two, and then died. And two of them died [[ChekhovsGun with the possibility that they might return]], but didn't.

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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' continually killed its cast, despite the fact that Beast Wars ''Beast Wars'' characters are a bit hard to kill, as robots they have survived deadly attacks and being blown to bits (in which case they can easily be repaired). Some simply died, in one case to make room for new characters. A surprising number died, were brought back, and died again. Two of them died, were brought back as a fused form of the two, and then died. And two of them died [[ChekhovsGun with the possibility that they might return]], but didn't.



*** And the in the sequel series, Beast Machines, Optimus, Megatron, and Rhinox are killed as well. Leaving the only six characters alive at the end to be Rattrap, Cheetor, Blackarachnia, Waspinator, Nightscream, and Botanica.

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*** And the in the sequel series, Beast Machines, ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', Optimus, Megatron, and Rhinox are killed as well. Leaving the only six characters alive at the end to be Rattrap, Cheetor, Blackarachnia, Waspinator, Nightscream, and Botanica.



*** The finale also killed off Prowl and Starscream. Prowl sacrificed his Spark to save the city, and Starscream's Allspark fragment, the only thing keeping him alive after he was killed by Megatron in "Megatron Rising", was pulled out of his head. To hammer the point home, their bodies turned completely grey, the telltale sign in this series that a Transformer is really dead barring interference from the Allspark itself.

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*** The finale also killed off Prowl and Starscream. Prowl sacrificed his Spark to save the city, and Starscream's Allspark [=AllSpark=] fragment, the only thing keeping him alive after he was killed by Megatron in "Megatron Rising", was pulled out of his head. To hammer the point home, their bodies turned completely grey, gray, the telltale sign in this series that a Transformer is really dead barring interference from the Allspark [=AllSpark=] itself.
19th Mar '17 12:29:31 PM AthenaBlue
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* In a Aversion of [[JokerImmunity the very trope named after him]], the Joker eventually got this treatment in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. Yes, having proven himself as much of a survivor as his counterpart in the comics, every bit the "no one" in NoOneCouldSurviveThat, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' took the big leap and put him down once and for all - killing him twice; first his body was destroyed and buried deep within Arkham Asylum in flashback, then the chip containing a copy of his DNA and memories was burned out, just to make sure he won't be coming back. (In just a bit of a cheat, the event occurs at the far end of the universe-at-large's history, allowing him to show up in stories taking place earlier; ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' took advantage of this.)


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* In a Aversion of [[JokerImmunity the very trope named after him]], the Joker eventually got this treatment in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. Yes, having proven himself as much of a survivor as his counterpart in the comics, every bit the "no one" in NoOneCouldSurviveThat, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' took the big leap and put him down once and for all - killing him twice; first his body was destroyed and buried deep within Arkham Asylum in flashback, then the chip containing a copy of his DNA and memories was burned out, just to make sure he won't be coming back. (In just a bit of a cheat, the event occurs at the far end of the universe-at-large's history, allowing him to show up in stories taking place earlier; ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' took advantage of this.)


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E18TwinSuns "Twin Suns"]], Darth Maul is finally killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine. The official ''Star Wars'' website even put up a ReallyDeadMontage just to confirm to fans that no, he's ''not'' coming back.
9th Mar '17 2:34:50 PM Sammettik
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* Season three of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' began this with King Sombra, who, in contrast to [[FallenHero Nightmare Moon]], [[MadGod Discord]], and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Chrysalis]], was ''blown apart'' by the protagonists.
** Although there is possibility that Chrysalis [[DisneyVillainDeath fell to her doom]], but nothing has officially confirmed this (and the comics, which some take as canon, depict her survival via JokerImmunity). Some also take Nightmare Moon to be a manifestation of Luna's bitterness possessing her, and seems to shatter to pieces after Luna is restored, but nothing in the episodes themselves suggests she's anything more than Luna corrupted. Therefore, Sombra is the first main villain to officially be KilledOffForReal.
** In the Season 5 episode The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone, Arimaspi is shown to have fallen into the Abysmal Abyss, and his skull is later seen.
** G1 also had Lavan, who died in similar way to Sombra (although a little less graphically), after his magic beam ricocheted from the princess ponies' magic wands back at him.
** And before that, the G1 TV special ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' that kicked off the original show ended with Tirek's defeat via a giant rainbow-colored tornado, much like how Luna was stripped of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide her Nightmare Moon persona]] [[MythologyGag in the second episode of the current show]]. Except that Tirek wasn't redeemed by it, but killed outright.

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* Season three of In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' began this with King Sombra, who, in contrast to [[FallenHero Nightmare Moon]], [[MadGod Discord]], and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Chrysalis]], was ''blown apart'' by the protagonists.
** Although there is possibility that Chrysalis [[DisneyVillainDeath fell to her doom]], but nothing has officially confirmed this (and the comics, which some take as canon, depict her survival via JokerImmunity). Some also take Nightmare Moon to be a manifestation of Luna's bitterness possessing her, and seems to shatter to pieces after Luna is restored, but nothing in the episodes themselves suggests she's anything more than Luna corrupted. Therefore, Sombra is the first main villain to officially be KilledOffForReal.
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Season 5 episode The "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone, Griffonstone", Arimaspi is shown to have fallen into the Abysmal Abyss, and his skull is later seen.
** G1 also had Lavan, who died in similar way to Sombra (although a little less graphically), after his magic beam ricocheted from the princess ponies' magic wands back at him.
** And before that, the G1 TV special ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' that kicked off the original show ended with Tirek's defeat via a giant rainbow-colored tornado, much like how Luna was stripped of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide her Nightmare Moon persona]] [[MythologyGag in the second episode of the current show]].'Friendship is Magic'']]. Except that Tirek wasn't redeemed by it, but killed outright.
8th Feb '17 7:03:57 AM Silverblade2
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* In a subversion of [[JokerImmunity the very trope named after him]], the Joker eventually got this treatment in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. Yes, having proven himself as much of a survivor as his counterpart in the comics, every bit the "no one" in NoOneCouldSurviveThat, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' took the big leap and put him down once and for all - killing him twice; first his body was destroyed and buried deep within Arkham Asylum in flashback, then the chip containing a copy of his DNA and memories was burned out, just to make sure he won't be coming back. (In just a bit of a cheat, the event occurs at the far end of the universe-at-large's history, allowing him to show up in stories taking place earlier; ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' took advantage of this.)

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* In a subversion Aversion of [[JokerImmunity the very trope named after him]], the Joker eventually got this treatment in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. Yes, having proven himself as much of a survivor as his counterpart in the comics, every bit the "no one" in NoOneCouldSurviveThat, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' took the big leap and put him down once and for all - killing him twice; first his body was destroyed and buried deep within Arkham Asylum in flashback, then the chip containing a copy of his DNA and memories was burned out, just to make sure he won't be coming back. (In just a bit of a cheat, the event occurs at the far end of the universe-at-large's history, allowing him to show up in stories taking place earlier; ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' took advantage of this.)
31st Jan '17 10:48:54 AM Vir
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** In the second season SeriesFauxnale, Kid Flash is disintegrated when he absorbs too much energy helping The Flash and Impulse get rid of an energy field that threatened to envelop the Earth. To honor his memory Impulse [[TakingUpTheMantle takes up his mantle]]. To hammer the point home, he gets a hologram in the garden like Jason Todd, Tula and Ted Kord.

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** In the second season SeriesFauxnale, Kid Flash is disintegrated when he absorbs too much energy helping The Flash and Impulse get rid of an energy field that threatened to envelop the Earth. To honor his memory Impulse [[TakingUpTheMantle takes up his mantle]]. To mantle]], and to hammer the point home, home he gets a hologram in the garden like Jason Todd, Tula and Ted Kord.
17th Jan '17 3:06:26 PM Mario500
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** Although dead, Stinkmeaner [[TookALevelInBadass returns]] in Season 2: "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back". Stinkmeaner has been sent to hell after death, but now proves he can seriously fight back- by pummeling his way through every demon who steps up to challenge him. Satan himself is so marveled at Stinkmeaner's badass exposition, he sends him back to Earth to [[ResurrectedForAJob spread ignorance and chaos among the black community]], also giving him the opportunity to seek revenge against the Freeman family. As a ghost, he posesses Tom Dubois and trashes most of his house. After Uncle Ruckus and Riley fail miserably at exorcising Stinkmeaner, Ghostface Killah's spirit shows up and clues Huey in to the solution: put Stinkmeaner at peace by having Ruckus spout off about how he hates black people, a hate Stinkmeaner firmly shares with him. Moments later, he's exorcised and sent right back to hell.
** In yet another Stinkmeaner-related episode, death strikes again, this time nailing Bushido Brown, via [[OffWithHisHead on-screen decapitation]] during his fight in Season 3: Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy". The Colonel apparently palled around with a group of disgruntled elderly, [[{{Jerkass}} nigh-crazy jerkasses]] who formed the Hateocracy, a gang that wreaked havoc within the walls of a nursing home. The members of the gang show up to [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] the Freeman family in what looks like a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, so the Freemans hire Bushido as their equally jerkass bodyguard, who actually holds off the Hateocracy- until he catches a [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning disk of doom to the neck]]. The Freeman family's reaction? A group [[PrecisionFStrike "OH, SHIIIIT!"]].

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** Although dead, Stinkmeaner [[TookALevelInBadass returns]] in Season 2: "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back". Stinkmeaner has been sent to hell Hell after death, but now proves he can seriously fight back- by pummeling his way through every demon who steps up to challenge him. Satan himself is so marveled at Stinkmeaner's badass exposition, he sends him back to Earth to [[ResurrectedForAJob spread ignorance and chaos among the black community]], also giving him the opportunity to seek revenge against the Freeman family. As a ghost, he posesses Tom Dubois and trashes most of his house. After Uncle Ruckus and Riley fail miserably at exorcising Stinkmeaner, Ghostface Killah's spirit shows up and clues Huey in to the solution: put Stinkmeaner at peace by having Ruckus spout off about how he hates black people, a hate Stinkmeaner firmly shares with him. Moments later, he's exorcised and sent right back to hell.
** In yet another Stinkmeaner-related episode, death strikes again, this time nailing Bushido Brown, via [[OffWithHisHead on-screen decapitation]] during his fight in Season 3: Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy". The Colonel apparently palled around with a group of disgruntled elderly, [[{{Jerkass}} nigh-crazy jerkasses]] elderly[[{{Jerkass}} jerks]] who formed the Hateocracy, a gang that wreaked havoc within the walls of a nursing home. The members of the gang show up to [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] the Freeman family in what looks like a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, so the Freemans hire Bushido as their equally jerkass jerkish bodyguard, who actually holds off the Hateocracy- until he catches a [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning disk of doom to the neck]]. The Freeman family's reaction? A group [[PrecisionFStrike "OH, SHIIIIT!"]].
17th Jan '17 3:02:59 PM Mario500
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' Season 1: "Granddad's Fight." The karmic fate of life-long, Five-Star MagnificentBastard Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, who effectively gets his ass handed to him by Robert Freeman in an ironic CurbStompBattle: Stinkmeaner had beaten up Freeman in an argument over a parking spot, and the entire episode revolves around Huey making him out to be a version of a blind assassin, and Robert training for a rematch. It turns out Stinkmeaner was just a crotchety old man who got lucky. Unfortunately, he's such a temporal {{Jerkass}}, absolutely ''nobody'' realizes this until Robert pulverizes him. The beating is so bad, Stinkmeaner ends up stone-cold dead with a solid punch to the face. Feeling remorseful at his grave, Robert prays to God for forgiveness the end of the episode.
** Although dead, Stinkmeaner [[TookALevelInBadass makes one hell of a return]] in Season 2: "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back"- ''literally''. Stinkmeaner has been sent to hell after death, but now proves he can seriously fight back- by pummeling his way through every demon who steps up to challenge him. Satan himself is so marveled at Stinkmeaner's badass exposition, he sends him back to Earth to [[ResurrectedForAJob spread ignorance and chaos among the black community]], also giving him the opportunity to seek revenge against the Freeman family. As a ghost, he posesses Tom Dubois and trashes most of his house. After Uncle Ruckus and Riley fail miserably at exorcising Stinkmeaner, Ghostface Killah's spirit shows up and clues Huey in to the solution: put Stinkmeaner at peace by having Ruckus spout off about how he hates black people, a hate Stinkmeaner firmly shares with him. Moments later, he's exorcised and sent right back to hell.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' Season 1: "Granddad's Fight." The karmic fate of life-long, Five-Star MagnificentBastard Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, who effectively gets his ass handed to him by Robert Freeman Stinkmeaner in an ironic CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle with Robert Freeman: Stinkmeaner had beaten up Freeman Robert in an argument over a parking spot, and the entire episode revolves around Huey making him out to be a version of a blind assassin, and Robert training for a rematch. It turns out Stinkmeaner was just a crotchety old man who got lucky. Unfortunately, he's such a temporal {{Jerkass}}, absolutely ''nobody'' realizes this until Robert pulverizes him. The beating is so bad, Stinkmeaner ends up stone-cold dead with a solid punch to the face. Feeling remorseful at his grave, Robert prays to God for forgiveness at the end of the episode.
** Although dead, Stinkmeaner [[TookALevelInBadass makes one hell of a return]] returns]] in Season 2: "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back"- ''literally''.Back". Stinkmeaner has been sent to hell after death, but now proves he can seriously fight back- by pummeling his way through every demon who steps up to challenge him. Satan himself is so marveled at Stinkmeaner's badass exposition, he sends him back to Earth to [[ResurrectedForAJob spread ignorance and chaos among the black community]], also giving him the opportunity to seek revenge against the Freeman family. As a ghost, he posesses Tom Dubois and trashes most of his house. After Uncle Ruckus and Riley fail miserably at exorcising Stinkmeaner, Ghostface Killah's spirit shows up and clues Huey in to the solution: put Stinkmeaner at peace by having Ruckus spout off about how he hates black people, a hate Stinkmeaner firmly shares with him. Moments later, he's exorcised and sent right back to hell.
8th Nov '16 2:49:17 AM Vir
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** In the last episode, Kid Flash is disintegrated when he absorbs too much energy helping The Flash and Impulse get rid of an energy field that threatened to envelop the Earth. To honor his memory Impulse [[TakingUpTheMantle takes up his mantle]]. To hammer the point home, he gets a hologram in the garden like Jason Todd, Tula and Ted Kord.

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** In the last episode, second season SeriesFauxnale, Kid Flash is disintegrated when he absorbs too much energy helping The Flash and Impulse get rid of an energy field that threatened to envelop the Earth. To honor his memory Impulse [[TakingUpTheMantle takes up his mantle]]. To hammer the point home, he gets a hologram in the garden like Jason Todd, Tula and Ted Kord.
24th Oct '16 6:45:49 AM Clare
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* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' features several onscreen deaths. The first character to die in the series is Flash Gordon's wife (who may or may not be Dale Arden) whose life force is drained by Ming's Inquisitor as Ming tries to force her to reveal Flash's whereabouts. In her case, however, the trope is zigzagged; though she stays dead, her son, Rick, uses a crystal containing her life essence as the personality base for the Defenders' supercomputer, Dynak-X.
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