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12th Jan '17 10:07:10 AM LtFedora
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has a whole episode of this.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has a whole episode of this. 98 characters get killed in a bus explosion.
22nd Dec '16 2:16:45 AM LondonKdS
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** While this is open to dispute, the return of Dennis "Dirty Den" Watts could be considered a '''very''' drawn out example of this. When actor Leslie Grantham wanted to move on, Dirty Den was hit by gunfire on screen, but deliberately not shown to be dead. Den subsequently returned ''14 years'' later, and died again, this time [[KilledOffForReal for real]], 18 months after that. Leslie Grantham states in his autobiography that this was how it had been planned when he agreed to return: that the character would be killed off permanently after no more than 18 months.

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** While this is open to dispute, the return of Dennis "Dirty Den" Watts could be considered a '''very''' drawn out example of this. When actor Leslie Grantham wanted to move on, Dirty Den was hit by gunfire on screen, but deliberately not shown to be dead. Den subsequently returned ''14 years'' later, and died again, this time [[KilledOffForReal for real]], 18 months after that. Leslie Grantham states in his autobiography that this was how it had been planned when he agreed to return: that the character would be killed off permanently after no more than 18 months.[[note]]This may be self-justification, as until the autobiography pretty much everyone in Britain was under the impression that his second stint on the show had ended because he was sacked after getting embarassingly caught in a tabloid cybersex sting.[[/note]]
21st Dec '16 11:18:08 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ser Dontos avoids execution in season 2 thanks to Sansa, then returns in season 4 and is soon killed by Baelish's mooks after he delivers Sansa to him. He had appeared in the season's previous two episodes, but had very little screen time overall.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Ser Dontos avoids execution in season 2 thanks to Sansa, then returns in season 4 and is soon killed by Baelish's mooks after he delivers Sansa to him. He had appeared in the season's previous two episodes, but had very little screen time overall.


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** The Lord of Bones returns solely to be killed.
17th Dec '16 3:09:24 AM Adbot
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* ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' had Hector, a contractor that went [=AWOL=] for an extended period, then came back only to be killed by the Payday gang for causing the events that led to Hoxtons' incarceration, in the appropriately named Hoxton Revenge heist.
7th Dec '16 3:08:55 PM futuremoviewriter
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* ''Jason Bourne'' Series: [[spoiler:Marie Kreutz]] dying in the beginning of ''Supremacy'' is an interesting subversion in the fact that it happens so early in the film and while there's some warning, still happens at a point when you think the character's safe.
** [[spoiler:Albert Hirsh]] from ''Ultimatum'' appears again briefly in ''Legacy'' only for his character to be given a poison-induced heart attack offscreen.
** An egregious example comes in the form of [[spoiler:Nicky Parsons]] in ''Jason Bourne''. The way the character was presented in the advertising and shown to not be given much to do alerted fans almost immediately that she was gonna die fairly early and without fail, that's what happened.
16th Oct '16 4:59:24 PM emperors
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** Season 6 has had this happen to a couple characters - [[spoiler: Osha, Rickon, and Hodor]] - who sat out Season 5 (and 4 in case of the first two) (due to their storylines having no relevance to that particular season) only to come back for brief appearances in Season 6 before being dispatched.

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** Season 6 has had this happen to a couple characters - [[spoiler: Osha, Rickon, and Hodor]] - who sat out Season 5 (and and 4 in case of the first two) two (due to their storylines having no relevance to that particular season) only to come back for brief appearances in Season 6 before being dispatched.
16th Oct '16 4:58:50 PM emperors
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** Season 6 has had this happen to a couple characters - [[spoiler: Osha, Rickon, and Hodor]] - who sat out Season 5 (due to their storylines having no relevance to that particular season) only to come back for brief appearances in Season 6 before being dispatched.

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** Season 6 has had this happen to a couple characters - [[spoiler: Osha, Rickon, and Hodor]] - who sat out Season 5 (and 4 in case of the first two) (due to their storylines having no relevance to that particular season) only to come back for brief appearances in Season 6 before being dispatched.
16th Oct '16 4:57:06 PM emperors
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** Season 6 has had this happen to a couple characters - [[spoiler: Osha and Hodor]] - who sat out Season 5 (due to their storylines having no relevance to that particular season) only to come back for brief appearances in Season 6 before being dispatched.

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** Season 6 has had this happen to a couple characters - [[spoiler: Osha Osha, Rickon, and Hodor]] - who sat out Season 5 (due to their storylines having no relevance to that particular season) only to come back for brief appearances in Season 6 before being dispatched.
3rd Aug '16 5:33:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has [[spoiler:Misty Fey: She's an incredibly important character in the backstory, then finally appears in the last case of ''Trials and Tribulations'', only to be murdered fifteen minutes later]]. It's not even revealed that it was that person until much later.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'': Dimitri Petrenko returns from ''World at War'' and is revealed to have survived the final mission... until he dies during Kravchenko's Nova 6 test in a horribly brutal fashion.

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has [[spoiler:Misty Fey: She's an incredibly important character in the backstory, then finally appears in the last case of ''Trials and Tribulations'', only to be murdered fifteen minutes later]]. It's not even revealed that it was that person until much later.
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''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'':
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''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'': Dimitri Petrenko returns from ''World at War'' and is revealed to have survived the final mission... until he dies during Kravchenko's Nova 6 test in a horribly brutal fashion.



* [[BigBadWannabe Jul 'Mdama]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' was a significant character in ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', ''Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar'', ''[[VideoGame/Halo4 Spartan Ops]]'', and ''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'', but is killed by Locke in the first mission of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.



* In ''VideoGame/LegendOfDragoon'', Lloyd apparently gets [[DroppedABridgeOnHim a bridge dropped on him]] after the revelation that 'Emperor Diaz' is in fact Zieg and trying to destroy the world. Later, after Zieg is defeated and it turns out that he was possessed by [[BigBad Melbu Frahma]] all along, Lloyd suddenly reappears... only to launch a reckless attack on Melbu and get promptly KilledOffForReal. He does bring you [[EleventhHourSuperpower the Divine Dragoon Spirit and the Dragon Buster]] for the final fight, though.



* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Big Boss, who was thought to be dead, is revealed to be alive and then promptly dies after providing a truly epic 45 minute {{Infodump}}.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
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In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Big Boss, who was thought to be dead, is revealed to be alive and then promptly dies after providing a truly epic 45 minute {{Infodump}}.



* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has [[spoiler:Misty Fey: She's an incredibly important character in the backstory, then finally appears in the last case of ''Trials and Tribulations'', only to be murdered fifteen minutes later]]. It's not even revealed that it was that person until much later.



* In ''VideoGame/LegendOfDragoon'', Lloyd apparently gets [[DroppedABridgeOnHim a bridge dropped on him]] after the revelation that 'Emperor Diaz' is in fact Zieg and trying to destroy the world. Later, after Zieg is defeated and it turns out that he was possessed by [[BigBad Melbu Frahma]] all along, Lloyd suddenly reappears... only to launch a reckless attack on Melbu and get promptly KilledOffForReal. He does bring you [[EleventhHourSuperpower the Divine Dragoon Spirit and the Dragon Buster]] for the final fight, though.
* [[BigBadWannabe Jul 'Mdama]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' was a significant character in ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', ''Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar'', ''[[VideoGame/Halo4 Spartan Ops]]'', and ''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'', but is killed by Locke in the first mission of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
3rd Aug '16 5:30:31 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Issue 8 of ''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'', released in 2014, marked the first appearance of Black Team since their last appearance in 2010's ''ComicBook/HaloBloodLine''. Said appearance happens to be our heroes coming across their dead bodies.



* ''Literature/HaloNewBlood'' featured the Rookie's first appearance in several years. He ends up being killed by Insurrectionists (who are the ''weakest'' of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] bad guy factions). It was particularly shocking because the Rookie was ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''[='s=] main viewpoint character.



* [[BigBadWannabe Jul 'Mdama]] in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' was a significant character in the Kilo-Five novel trilogy, [[VideoGame/Halo4 Spartan Ops]] and ''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'' but is killed by Locke in the first mission of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.

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* [[BigBadWannabe Jul 'Mdama]] in from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' was a significant character in the Kilo-Five novel trilogy, [[VideoGame/Halo4 ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'', ''Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar'', ''[[VideoGame/Halo4 Spartan Ops]] Ops]]'', and ''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'' ''ComicBook/HaloEscalation'', but is killed by Locke in the first mission of ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
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