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6th Feb '18 9:42:00 PM Eagal
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* In ''Film/{{Super 8}}'', when Colonel Nelec's bus is attacked, he tells one of his soldiers to shoot the attacker with a tracking dart while having the driver open the door. Both are black, and both evidently have seen this movie before, because they both immediately give him a look which just screams "Oh, hell no." Predictably, both die.
** Earlier, the movie actually subverted the trope. There was Doctor Woodward, the black man in the AlmostDeadGuy state after a train crash. You'd think he would die by the time the Air Forces reached him. But nope, the doctor survived the train crash and the capture, then died after the deaths of a sheriff, a shop clerk and a cableman (all white, in that order).

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* In ''Film/{{Super 8}}'', when Colonel Nelec's bus is attacked, he tells one of his soldiers to shoot the attacker 8}}'' subverts this with a tracking dart while having the driver open the door. Both are black, and both evidently have seen this movie before, because they both immediately give him a look which just screams "Oh, hell no." Predictably, both die.
** Earlier, the movie actually subverted the trope. There was
Doctor Woodward, the black man in the AlmostDeadGuy state after a train crash. You'd think he would die by the time the Air Forces reached him. But nope, the doctor survived who derails the train crash and at the capture, then died after start of the deaths of a sheriff, a shop clerk and a cableman (all white, in that order).movie. It seems like he's died, but actually survived, [[AlmostDeadGuy having merely been mistaken for dead]].
6th Feb '18 10:02:14 AM AmuckCricetine
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** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase The Moonbase]]'', the base is staffed with an international group of scientists, all white except for one black man. He is the first to be killed, getting bumped off in Episode 1 [[spoiler: although it is later revealed that he was just kidnapped by the Cybermen and made a partially-converted slave]].
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'': The Teller's first on-screen victim, Saibra, the only black member of the heist crew and the first to fall by the wayside, appears to be an example [[spoiler:until it turns out she survived]]. However a black man is the first to be shown having his brains melted by the Teller.
** In ''Voyage of the Damned'', Morvin Van Hoof, the first to die out of the small group of characters the Doctor attempts to lead to safety, is black.

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** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase The Moonbase]]'', Moonbase]]", the base is staffed with an international group of scientists, all white except for one black man. He is the first to be killed, getting bumped off in Episode 1 [[spoiler: although it is later revealed that he was just kidnapped by the Cybermen and made a partially-converted slave]].
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'': Heist]]": The Teller's first on-screen victim, Saibra, the only black member of the heist crew and the first to fall by the wayside, appears to be an example [[spoiler:until it turns out she survived]]. However a black man is the first to be shown having his brains melted by the Teller.
** In ''Voyage "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned'', Damned]]", Morvin Van Hoof, the first to die out of the small group of characters the Doctor attempts to lead to safety, is black.
16th Jan '18 7:28:04 PM EatYourHeartOut
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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' uses this trope; the rhinoceros character being played by Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, and he dies first.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' uses this trope; the rhinoceros character being is played by Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, and he dies first.
16th Jan '18 7:27:28 PM EatYourHeartOut
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* Both ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' movies open with this trope; the rhinoceros characters are consistently played by black voice actors, most prominently Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, and they die (in the first movie, in droves) first.

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* Both ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' movies open with uses this trope; the rhinoceros characters are consistently character being played by black voice actors, most prominently Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, and they die (in the first movie, in droves) he dies first.
6th Jan '18 7:52:04 AM Aquila89
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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.

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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. (It's also a case of DeathByAdaptation).
4th Jan '18 10:29:33 PM Kadorhal
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Don't bother putting in 'averted' examples. If a black guy doesn't die first (or remarkably early on) then he doesn't die first.

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Don't bother putting in 'averted' examples. If a black guy doesn't die first (or remarkably early on) then he doesn't die first.
first, [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs end of story]].



* In ''VideoGame/{{Siren}}: Blood Curse'', the black camera man Sol Jackson is the first to be killed. Then everyone goes back in time because Crazy Cult lady's plan got screwed over. Sol is alive again! ...Until he dies first a second time.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Siren}}: Blood Curse'', the black camera man Sol Jackson is the first of the protagonists to be killed. killed, before you even get a chance to play as him. Then everyone goes back in time because Crazy Cult lady's Lady's plan got screwed over. Sol is alive again! ...Until he dies first a ''second'' time. Even worse is that another character is shown to be in the exact same predicament that presumably kills Sol the second time.time around, yet he's shown to be perfectly fine later on.



* In ''Win Back'' for the N64, the main story involves tracking down your fellow squad members from whom you were separated. One of the first to be encountered is Matt, the black squad member, who instantly receives a sniper bullet to the face from [[DragonInChief Cecile]].

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* In ''Win Back'' ''VideoGame/WinBack'' for the N64, UsefulNotes/Nintendo64, the main story involves tracking down your fellow squad members from whom you were separated. One of the first to be encountered is Matt, the black squad member, who instantly receives a sniper bullet to the face from [[DragonInChief Cecile]].



-->'''How They’re Going to Die''': First.
-->'''Why''': Because the screenwriter knew that they should [[TokenMinority include a black character]], but after 20 pages they realized [[WriteWhatYouKnow they had no clue how to write them]].

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-->'''How They’re Going to Die''': First.
-->'''Why''':
First.\\
'''Why''':
Because the screenwriter knew that they should [[TokenMinority include a black character]], but after 20 pages they realized [[WriteWhatYouKnow they had no clue how to write them]].


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* In the ''VideoGame/GhostRecon: Future Soldier'' prequel film ''Ghost Recon Alpha'', the one black member of the squad, Chuck, is the only one to die.
7th Dec '17 2:52:59 AM Grudgeal
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* In the commentary track for ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', the actor who plays Vincent notes this trope's tendencies and appreciates that this film averted it. Despite its two-digit body count, its black main characters all survive ([[ComedicSociopathy though they get nicked for a murder they technically didn't commit]]).
6th Dec '17 10:01:18 PM Lullaby22
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* In the ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' episode "Gaslight", the main cast finds themselves in a classic horror movie scenario inside a mental hospital, which prompts Hicks and Harken to discuss horror movie tropes. Harken notes that this one probably won't be happening to him, given his SuperStrength and FBI training.
6th Dec '17 12:14:42 AM darthalex314
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** Lampshaded in the season 7 premiere "Orientation (part 1)": when the team suggests [[LetsSplitUpGang splitting up]] in a mysterious base to look for their missing members, Mack shoots down the idea because of this trope.

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** Lampshaded in the season 7 5 premiere "Orientation (part 1)": when the team suggests [[LetsSplitUpGang splitting up]] in a mysterious base to look for their missing members, Mack shoots down the idea because of this trope.
3rd Dec '17 9:31:43 PM rjung
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** Lampshaded in the season 7 premiere "Orientation (part 1)": when the team suggests [[LetsSplitUpGang splitting up]] in a mysterious base to look for their missing members, Mac shoots down the idea because of this trope.

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** Lampshaded in the season 7 premiere "Orientation (part 1)": when the team suggests [[LetsSplitUpGang splitting up]] in a mysterious base to look for their missing members, Mac Mack shoots down the idea because of this trope.
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