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20th May '15 3:49:18 AM Dravencour
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Note that the character needs to be KilledOffForReal or CharacterDeath for the trope to have the desired effect; it does not work if the writers cheat and [[DeathIsCheap bring back the guy later]] (see NotQuiteDead, DisneyDeath, and ClimacticBattleResurrection). As such SuperHero Comic Books as a medium have gained a reputation of "Anyone Can Die... until someone wants to use the character in a later story."

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Note that the character needs to be KilledOffForReal or CharacterDeath for the trope to have the desired effect; it does not work if the writers cheat and [[DeathIsCheap bring back the guy later]] (see NotQuiteDead, DisneyDeath, and ClimacticBattleResurrection). As such SuperHero Comic Books as a medium have gained a reputation of "Anyone Can Die... [[FirstLawOfResurrection until someone wants to use the character in a later story.story]]."
20th Oct '14 8:32:37 PM dmcreif
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This is TruthInTelevision because immortality does not exist. The [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39236 world death rate]] seems to be holding steady at 100%.

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This is TruthInTelevision because immortality does not exist. The According to ''Website/TheOnion'', [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39236 world death rate]] seems to be has been holding steady at 100%.
100% every single year for the last five billion years.
19th Sep '14 6:13:20 PM Nohbody
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This is TruthInTelevision because immortality does not exist, so [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease real life examples will be completely unnecessary]]. The [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39236 world death rate]] seems to be holding steady at 100%.

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This is TruthInTelevision because immortality does not exist, so [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease real life examples will be completely unnecessary]].exist. The [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39236 world death rate]] seems to be holding steady at 100%.
7th Jun '14 2:56:51 PM AKS
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Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including the main characters ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]). The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the main characters ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]). hero]])! The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.
4th May '14 12:25:53 PM Tightwire
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Most of the time when you finally grasp who the main characters of the story are, you can expect that [[PlotArmor these characters will survive]] through the end of the story. [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope That is not this trope.]]

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Most of the time when you finally grasp who the main characters of the story are, you can expect that [[PlotArmor these characters will survive]] through the end of the story. [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope That is not this trope.]]
story (or at least until the last episode). WellThisIsNotThatTrope.
14th Jan '14 5:34:22 AM Candi
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->''"Once you decide that you're going to have the death of Spock, then how does that affect the other people? Why is it there? I got a lot of stick from a lot of people from the very beginning about the idea of killing Spock. Somebody said, 'You can't kill him'. And I said, 'Sure you can; [[DyingMomentOfAwesome the only question is whether you do it well]]'."''

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->''"Once you decide that you're going to have the death of Spock, then how does that affect the other people? Why is it there? I got a lot of stick from a lot of people from the very beginning about the idea of killing Spock. Somebody said, 'You can't kill him'. And I said, 'Sure you can; [[DyingMomentOfAwesome the only question is whether you do it well]]'.well'."''
27th Dec '13 4:17:54 PM SciFiMs
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Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including the main characters ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]). The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including the main characters ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]). The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths, deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.
27th Dec '13 4:12:52 PM SciFiMs
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This is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including the main characters ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]). The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be Anyone Can Die, the work must include multiple deaths, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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This Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including the main characters ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]). The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die, Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.
27th Dec '13 4:10:51 PM SciFiMs
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A good way to check if this trope applies is to see if who survives is and important plot point, rather than only how they survive.

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A good way to check if this trope applies is to see if who survives is and an important plot point, rather than only how they survive.
26th Dec '13 3:15:58 PM Discar
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Contrast with TonightSomeoneDies, SortingAlgorithmOfMortality and ContractualImmortality. Compare SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics.

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Contrast with TonightSomeoneDies, SortingAlgorithmOfMortality and ContractualImmortality. Compare SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics.
SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics. Compare CharactersDroppingLikeFlies, which is just about lots of people dying, and can overlap with this trope.
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