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5th Mar '17 5:52:46 PM BillyMT
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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyII is a game where the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit of the game's party is maintained by PlotlineDeath, with three exceptions: [[HealerSignsOnEarly Fynn's royal aide Minwu]], which goes back to his duties after [[CrutchCharacter crutching]] the party for a while, [[CowardlyLion Kashuan prince Gordon]], who stays around just enough to get over his self-worth issues, and [[PirateGirl Sea Scourge Leila]], who escapes an ambush where your main party got captured by the skin of her teeth, but then sticks around with the rest of the rebels, which your team is part of, by the time the group returns... And then Minwu plays this trope straight, by offering his life in exchange for unsealing the tome with the ultimate spell, necessary for fighting back against [[BigBad The Emperor]]'s hostile takeover of the lands.

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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyII is a game where the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit of the game's party is maintained by PlotlineDeath, with three exceptions: [[HealerSignsOnEarly Fynn's royal aide Minwu]], which who goes back to his duties after [[CrutchCharacter crutching]] the party for a while, [[CowardlyLion Kashuan prince Gordon]], who stays around just enough to get over his self-worth issues, and [[PirateGirl Sea Scourge Leila]], who escapes an ambush where your main party got captured by the skin of her teeth, but then sticks around with the rest of the rebels, which your team is part of, by the time the group returns... And then Minwu plays this trope straight, by offering his life in exchange for unsealing the tome with the ultimate spell, necessary for fighting back against [[BigBad The Emperor]]'s hostile takeover of the lands.
5th Mar '17 5:51:28 PM BillyMT
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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyII is a game where the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit of the game's party is maintained by PlotlineDeath, with three exceptions: [[HealerSignsOnEarly Fynn's royal aide Minwu]], which goes back to his duties after [[CrutchCharacter crutching]] the party for a while, [[CowardlyLion Kashuan prince Gordon]], who stays around just enough to get over his self-worth issues, and [[PirateGirl Sea Scourge Leila]], who escapes an ambush where your main party got captured by the skin of her teeth, but then sticks around with the rest of the rebels, which your team is part of, by the time the group returns... And then a while later, Minwu subverts this trope, by offering his life in exchange for unsealing the tome with the ultimate spell tome, necessary for fighting back against [[BigBad The Emperor]]'s hostile takeover of the lands.

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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyII is a game where the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit of the game's party is maintained by PlotlineDeath, with three exceptions: [[HealerSignsOnEarly Fynn's royal aide Minwu]], which goes back to his duties after [[CrutchCharacter crutching]] the party for a while, [[CowardlyLion Kashuan prince Gordon]], who stays around just enough to get over his self-worth issues, and [[PirateGirl Sea Scourge Leila]], who escapes an ambush where your main party got captured by the skin of her teeth, but then sticks around with the rest of the rebels, which your team is part of, by the time the group returns... And then a while later, Minwu subverts plays this trope, trope straight, by offering his life in exchange for unsealing the tome with the ultimate spell tome, spell, necessary for fighting back against [[BigBad The Emperor]]'s hostile takeover of the lands.
5th Mar '17 5:49:43 PM BillyMT
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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyII is a game where the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit of the game's party is maintained by PlotlineDeath, with three exceptions: [[HealerSignsOnEarly Fynn's royal aide Minwu]], which goes back to his duties after [[CrutchCharacter crutching]] the party for a while, [[CowardlyLion Kashuan prince Gordon]], who stays around just enough to get over his self-worth issues, and [[PirateGirl Sea Scourge Leila]], who escapes an ambush where your main party got captured by the skin of her teeth, but then sticks around with the rest of the rebels, which your team is part of, by the time the group returns... And then a while later, Minwu subverts this trope, by offering his life in exchange for unsealing the tome with the ultimate spell tome, necessary for fighting back against [[BigBad The Emperor]]'s hostile takeover of the lands.
8th Feb '17 2:33:42 PM DavidK93
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* On ''Series/Passions'', the character Grace Bennett was written out of the show by having her move to England with her supposed first husband, David. Viewers knew that David had never really been married to the amnesiac Grace. Years later, the ruse was revealed by Grace's daughter Kay in a phone conversation; Grace appeared onscreen and was enraged at the (offscreen) David, and decided to return to her real family. She was promptly killed when her bus to the airport exploded; series antagonist "The Blackmailer" feared her psychic abilities would expose him.

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* On ''Series/Passions'', ''Series/{{Passions}}'', the character Grace Bennett was written out of the show by having her move to England with her supposed first husband, David. Viewers knew that David had never really been married to the amnesiac Grace. Years later, the ruse was revealed by Grace's daughter Kay in a phone conversation; Grace appeared onscreen and was enraged at the (offscreen) David, and decided to return to her real family. She was promptly killed when her bus to the airport exploded; series antagonist "The Blackmailer" feared her psychic abilities would expose him.
8th Feb '17 2:32:30 PM DavidK93
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* On ''Series/Passions'', the character Grace Bennett was written out of the show by having her move to England with her supposed first husband, David. Viewers knew that David had never really been married to the amnesiac Grace. Years later, the ruse was revealed by Grace's daughter Kay in a phone conversation; Grace appeared onscreen and was enraged at the (offscreen) David, and decided to return to her real family. She was promptly killed when her bus to the airport exploded; series antagonist "The Blackmailer" feared her psychic abilities would expose him.
28th Jan '17 4:32:46 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/Bones'': In season 11, [[spoiler: Booth's brother Jared is killed, and once mistaken for Booth after his body is discovered]] and in season 12, Booth's friend Aldo Clemens.

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* ''Series/Bones'': ''Series/{{Bones}}'': In season 11, [[spoiler: Booth's brother Jared is killed, and once initially mistaken for Booth after his body is discovered]] and in season 12, Booth's friend Aldo Clemens.
28th Jan '17 4:32:19 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/Bones'': In season 11, [[spoiler: Booth's brother Jared is killed, and once mistaken for Booth after his body is discovered]] and in season 12, Booth's friend Aldo Clemens.
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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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.
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