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22nd Jun '16 1:36:50 PM Someoneman
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* In ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'', the only black guy was the first to be attacked by a zombie, resulting in an ultimately fatal wound. Of course [[ZombieInfectee he covers it up]] and endangers his fellow zombie apocalypse survivors. Not to mention his black girlfriend managed to sacrifice her own life, and on a bus no less. To top it off, the same character managed to survive all the way through the previous movie, ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'', despite being a minor character and the EthnicScrappy.

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* In ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'', the only black guy was the first to be attacked by a zombie, resulting in an ultimately fatal wound. Of course [[ZombieInfectee he covers it up]] and endangers his fellow zombie apocalypse survivors. Not to mention his black girlfriend managed to sacrifice her own life, and on a bus no less. To top it off, the same character managed to survive all the way through the previous movie, ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'', despite being a minor character and the EthnicScrappy.character.
21st Jun '16 10:07:23 AM Eagal
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** Much earlier, there was Donovan, the pedophile among Gambino's mercenary band who bought and raped the young Guts, who killed him a little later.

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** Much earlier, there was Donovan, the pedophile among Gambino's mercenary band who bought and raped the young Guts, who Guts. Guts killed him a little later.
21st Jun '16 10:07:03 AM Eagal
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* In ''Film/TheShining'', Dick Halloran ([[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Scatman Crothers]]) ends up being the ONLY character Jack Torrance (Creator/JackNicholson) kills throughout the entire film. ([[DeathByAdaptation And he wasn't killed in the book, by the way.]])

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* In ''Film/TheShining'', Dick Halloran ([[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Scatman Crothers]]) ends up being the ONLY character Jack Torrance (Creator/JackNicholson) kills throughout the entire film. ([[DeathByAdaptation And he wasn't killed in the book, by the way.]])
21st Jun '16 10:04:13 AM Eagal
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* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'' the first district they go to on the victory tour (District 11) contains the first and only death on the victory tour. That district is prominently black people. [[spoiler:Averted in the Quarter Quell with Beetee]].

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* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'' the first district they go to on the victory tour (District 11) contains the first and only death on the victory tour. That district is prominently predominantly black people. [[spoiler:Averted in the Quarter Quell with Beetee]].people.



* Notably {{averted}} ''hard'' in ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' ''Season One'', where the player character, Lee, is the only black male in the group and [[spoiler:makes it to the end of Episode 5, with his death ending the season]]. Also notably, whatever decisions the player makes, the branching story-line will eventually meet back up with the same three characters still alive, none of whom are white: [[spoiler: Clementine (mixed-race African-American and Asian-American), Omid (Middle Eastern-American) and Christa (African-American).]]
** [[spoiler:Season 2 reveals that one white character - Kenny - did actually survive the events of Season 1. However, since the vast majority of other characters in Season 1 ''were'' white and ''did'' die, that's still pretty unusual.]]



* [[DiscussedTrope Set up]] in ''Film/TheExpendables''' parody, where there is a character known only as (even by that character himself) "Muscly Black Dude Who Dies A Gruesome Death", and whose purpose is only to say "You're totally mad, bro!" and "You said it, dude!". He frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this behaviour, and even explains how a [[FatalFamilyPhoto family photo]] is the way they chose to give depth to his character. Eventually {{averted|Trope}}, because the first one to die is Creator/DolphLundgren's [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed character]].

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* [[DiscussedTrope Set up]] in ''Film/TheExpendables''' parody, where there is a character known only as (even by that character himself) "Muscly Black Dude Who Dies A Gruesome Death", and whose purpose is only to say "You're totally mad, bro!" and "You said it, dude!". He frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this behaviour, and even explains how a [[FatalFamilyPhoto family photo]] is the way they chose to give depth to his character. Eventually {{averted|Trope}}, because the first one to die is Creator/DolphLundgren's [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed character]].
21st Jun '16 10:01:36 AM Eagal
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* Averted in ''Film/TheKillingRoom'' (2009). Four subjects are locked in a room and told they'll be eliminated one at a time in a psychological experiment. The sole female member is then immediately shot [[AnyoneCanDie to set the stakes]]. The only black subject appears to have the least will to survive, and when they're down to two members decides to kill himself in a HeroicSacrifice. Mooks then burst into the room and kill the other subject, as that's what they're testing for (the experiment is meant to brainwash people into becoming suicide bombers). As the movie ends with him being scheduled for "Phase 2" of the experiment, it would have been more merciful if the trope had been played straight.



* In ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'', a black guy [[GenreSavvy decides to defy it]] when he leaves town after a few bodies pile up. Unlike the first guy who dies in the film (see above), he ends up surviving the entire ordeal.
21st Jun '16 10:00:01 AM Eagal
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* In Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/GhostsOfMars'' Braddock, the first of the main cast to die, is black.



** In an alternate timeline of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' wherein the Xindi are successful in their genocidal bid to eradicate humanity, Travis Mayweather is the first of the main characters to die.



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Roy Greenhilt]] is the first of the main characters to die in battle. (Despite the fact DeathIsCheap in a [[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] world, it took a frustratingly long time for him to come BackFromTheDead.)
19th Jun '16 12:24:13 AM arbane
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Roy Greenhilt]] is the first of the main characters to die in battle. (Despite the fact DeathIsCheap in a [[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] world, it took a frustratingly long time for him to come BackFromTheDead.)
6th Jun '16 7:23:45 PM Dravencour
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** Pippin is the first named character to die during the Eclipse.
** Much earlier, there was Donovan, the pedophile who bought and raped Guts, who killed him a little later.

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** Pippin is the first named character member of the Hawks to die during the Eclipse.
Eclipse, going out in a epic YouShallNotPass moment to buy Casca time to get to safety.
** Much earlier, there was Donovan, the pedophile among Gambino's mercenary band who bought and raped the young Guts, who killed him a little later.



%%* In the ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' OVA, the sole black character, Jody, is the only good guy to die, and he dies because he's TooDumbToLive.

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%%* * In the ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' OVA, the sole black character, Jody, is the only good guy to die, and he dies because he's TooDumbToLive.
6th Jun '16 7:20:32 PM Dravencour
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** Another black guy later in the film notices the bodies starting to pile up and leaves town in defiance of this trope, saying that he "knows how long brothers last in these movies." He lives.



* In ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'', a black guy [[GenreSavvy decides to defy it]] when he leaves town after a few bodies pile up. He ends up surviving the entire ordeal.

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* In ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'', a black guy [[GenreSavvy decides to defy it]] when he leaves town after a few bodies pile up. He Unlike the first guy who dies in the film (see above), he ends up surviving the entire ordeal. ordeal.
6th Jun '16 7:16:38 PM Dravencour
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** Another character later in the film notices the bodies starting to pile up and skips town, saying that he "knows how long brothers last in these movies." He lives.

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** Another character black guy later in the film notices the bodies starting to pile up and skips town, leaves town in defiance of this trope, saying that he "knows how long brothers last in these movies." He lives.
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