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5th Dec '16 6:29:19 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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** ''South Park'' however played this straight in Season 20, where of all the internet trolls the only one to die was the lone black guy, [[CrossesTheLineTwice MLKKK]], burned alive by a man whose daughter he made fun of.
7th Nov '16 11:02:30 PM Eagal
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* Partly averted in ''Film/HalloweenResurrection''. Nora, played by Creator/TyraBanks, is one of Michael Myers' murder victims while Freddie, played by Music/BustaRhymes, not only survives getting stabbed in the shoulder by Mike, [[spoiler:but also defeats Mike in a battle at the end of the movie]].



* Possibly in reference to what happened to his character Rhodey in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Creator/DonCheadle commented in an appearance on the 11/08/16 episode of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' that he wouldn't want to be the first black man on Mars [[GenreSavvy "because then I'd be the first to go."]]

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* Possibly in In reference to what happened to his character Rhodey in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Creator/DonCheadle commented in an appearance on the 11/08/16 episode of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' that he wouldn't want to be the first black man on Mars [[GenreSavvy "because then I'd be the first to go."]]
7th Nov '16 9:16:18 PM StarSword
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* Possibly in reference to what happened to his character Rhodey in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Creator/DonCheadle commented in an appearance on the 11/08/16 episode of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' that he wouldn't want to be the first black man on Mars [[GenreSavvy "because then I'd be the first to go."]]
7th Nov '16 9:14:36 PM StarSword
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* {{Downplayed}} in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. James "War Machine" Rhodes doesn't die, but he is the first Avenger to be permanently injured. During the airport fight, Vision accidentally [[FriendOrFoe hits him with a Mindstone blast]] and he crash-lands, winding up paralyzed from the waist down.
7th Nov '16 4:04:44 PM waters20
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* Partly averted in ''Film/HalloweenResurrection''. Nora, played by Creator/TyraBanks, is one of Michael Myers' murder victims while Freddie, played by Music/BustaRhymes, not only survives getting stabbed in the shoulder by Mike, [[spoiler:but also defeats Mike in a battle at the end of the movie]].
7th Nov '16 12:29:25 AM Eagal
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* In ''Film/FridayThe13thPartIII'':
** Subverted in that where Ali (the male black biker) is Jason's last victim in the movie, and dies while fighting Jason, distracting him long enough for the FinalGirl to kill him.
** Similarly subverted in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood''. While he has several random kills throughout the movie, during the film's final act, when he starts working his way through the various couples attending a house party, the black couple are of course, the first to go.
%%** Played straight after the opening scene. Two of the three bikers are all black, and they get killed off one by one.

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* %%* In ''Film/FridayThe13thPartIII'':
** Subverted in that where Ali (the male black biker) is Jason's last victim in the movie, and dies while fighting Jason, distracting him long enough for the FinalGirl to kill him.
** Similarly subverted in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood''. While he has several random kills throughout the movie, during the film's final act, when he starts working his way through the various couples attending a house party, the black couple are of course, the first to go.
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''Film/FridayThe13thPartIII'': Played straight after the opening scene. Two of the three bikers are all black, and they get killed off one by one.
6th Nov '16 8:31:13 PM DrOO7
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** Similarly subverted in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood''. While he has several random kills throughout the movie, during the film's final act, when he starts working his way through the various couples attending a house party, the black couple are of course, the first to go.



* Preacher of ''Film/DeepBlueSea'' is well aware of this trope, and records his legacy - the perfect omelet recipe - in anticipation of his death. He lives all the way to the end, although the other black character does die mid-way through the film. The lampshading may have also been intentionally magnified in that out of the two black guys in this horror movie, one is played by a rapper (Music/LLCoolJ), and the other one by... Creator/SamuelLJackson. And ''Jackson'', the bigger star, is the one who gets closely acquainted with the film's [[GoneHorriblyRight superintelligent genetically enhanced angry sharks]].

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* Preacher of ''Film/DeepBlueSea'' is well aware of this trope, trope--"I'm toast! Brothers never make it out of situations like this! Not ever!" and records his legacy - the perfect omelet recipe - in anticipation of his death. He lives all the way to the end, although the other black character does die mid-way through the film. The lampshading may have also been intentionally magnified in that out of the two black guys in this horror movie, one is played by a rapper (Music/LLCoolJ), and the other one by... Creator/SamuelLJackson. And ''Jackson'', the bigger star, is the one who gets closely acquainted with the film's [[GoneHorriblyRight superintelligent genetically enhanced angry sharks]].


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* In ''Film/Scream2'' (which ironically, offers a classic example of this trope), Gail's cameraman notes "Brothers don't last long in situations like this." To that end, he quickly leaves town--and survives.


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* An episode of ''The Hughleys'' which had the gang staying the night in a haunted house and Darryl flipping out when the Caucasian Dave and Sally apparently fell victim to the killer:
--> "What kind of movie is this when the white people get killed before the black people?!"
5th Nov '16 9:42:31 AM Eagal
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* In BBC's ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', they added black knights to Uther's court. The [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the week]] seem to love killing them, and if a knight needs to die to establish the threat, it will be the black dude. Being a Black Knight in Merlin appears to be like being a RedShirt in Star Trek. Heaven help you if you're a black Knight and wearing a red tunic. The first major character to be killed in the series was Tom, who is also black.

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* In BBC's ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', they added black knights to Uther's court. The [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the week]] seem to love killing them, and if a knight needs to die to establish the threat, it will be the black dude. Being a Black Knight black knight in Merlin appears to be like being a RedShirt in Star Trek. Heaven help you if you're a black Knight and wearing a red tunic. The first major character to be killed in the series was Tom, who is also black.



* Following a number of near-death experiences for various members of the ''Series/AshesToAshes'' team, the first regular character to truly cop it is black desk sergeant [[SacrificialLion Viv James]].
** Technically, given what was revealed in the finale, Viv wasn't the first to die. But he was the only one that ended up in Hell, which is worse.
5th Nov '16 9:33:59 AM Eagal
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** That said, the franchise as a whole is generally good at averting this trope; in fact, [[spoiler:Johnson ends up being one of the ''last'' characters to die in the original trilogy]].
5th Nov '16 9:32:32 AM Eagal
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* The early ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games played this straight with the likes of Kenneth J. Sullivan (''VideoGame/ResidentEvil''), Marvin Branagh (''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''), and Tyrell Patrick (''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis''). While technically speaking none of them die first, they don't really contribute much in the story other than get killed as soon as they appear. The most egregious example listed is Marvin, who was actually intended to be an important side-character in the canceled first version of ''Resident Evil 2'' (aka ''[[{{Vaporware}} Resident Evil 1.5]]''), but was DemotedToExtra in the actually released version.
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