History Main / BuryYourGays

4th May '16 9:56:21 AM IshiMatsu615
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Hagino and Mari from ''Manga/BlueDrop'' are obviously not meant to be happy together, despite the ''whole'' series being about their growing relationship. When they finally confess their feelings for each other, Hagino dies in a SenselessSacrifice.
** And Hagino's race is a bunch of evil lesbians who invade Earth and prey on girls. The good one, though, died.

to:

* Hagino and Mari from ''Manga/BlueDrop'' are obviously not meant to be happy together, despite the ''whole'' series being about their growing relationship. ''Manga/BlueDrop''. When they finally confess their feelings for each other, Hagino dies in a SenselessSacrifice.
** And Hagino's race is a bunch of evil lesbians who invade Earth and prey on girls. The good one, though, died.
SenselessSacrifice.



* In ''Manga/DevilmanLady'', when Jun's best friend/girlfriend Kazumi dies for no reason. This likely arose out of the changes from the Devilman Lady manga, where Asuka was Jun's lover. Also, Jun was older in the manga, being a schoolteacher instead of a model.

to:

* In ''Manga/DevilmanLady'', when Jun's best friend/girlfriend Kazumi dies for no reason.dies. This likely arose out of the changes from the Devilman Lady manga, where Asuka was Jun's lover. Also, Jun was older in the manga, being a schoolteacher instead of a model.



* For something as dark as ''Manga/NaruTaru'', Norio has perhaps the most gruesome death out of all the characters.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has Tieria, whose "love" interest, Lockon Stratos, was killed before anything could develop... although whether or not Lockon would have generally reciprocated ANY feelings of a significantly ''deep'' nature is highly debatable. Tieria himself later dies... and then his mind not only survives, but it's uploaded into the super-computer VEDA.

to:

* For something as dark as ''Manga/NaruTaru'', Norio has perhaps the most gruesome death out of all the characters.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has Tieria, whose "love" interest, Lockon Stratos, was killed before anything could develop... although whether or not Lockon would have generally reciprocated ANY feelings of a significantly ''deep'' nature is highly debatable.develop. Tieria himself later dies... and then his mind not only survives, but it's uploaded into the super-computer VEDA.



* In ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' Himeko and Chikane confess their love to each other. Chikane dies ''and'' gets erased from existence. Then, come TheStinger epilogue, Chikane subverts this trope, having kept her promise of not letting even the gods stop her from returning to Himeko. Crowd goes wild. In the manga version, however, they get {{reincarnat|ion}}ed -- as sisters, in reference to the Japanese legend that says StarCrossedLovers get reincarnated as {{twin|cest}}s.

to:

* In ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' Himeko and Chikane confess their love to each other. Chikane dies ''and'' gets erased from existence. Then, come TheStinger epilogue, Chikane subverts this trope, having kept her promise of not letting even the gods stop her from returning to Himeko. Crowd goes wild. In the manga version, however, they get {{reincarnat|ion}}ed -- as sisters, in reference to the Japanese legend that says StarCrossedLovers get reincarnated as {{twin|cest}}s.



* Subverted in ''Manga/TheMikosWordsAndTheWitchesIncantations'': after setting up the standard yuri DownerEnding, with Tsumugi having to die right after learning about love, the plot does a twist, wherein Letty goes and [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu flips off the local god]], risking her life to become a deity herself -- all for Tsumugi's sake. The fans go "Awwww!"

to:

* Subverted in ''Manga/TheMikosWordsAndTheWitchesIncantations'': after setting up the standard yuri DownerEnding, with Tsumugi having to die right after learning about love, the plot does a twist, wherein Letty goes and [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu flips off the local god]], risking her life to become a deity herself -- all for Tsumugi's sake. The fans go "Awwww!"



** Essentially the same thing happens in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', although Shinji only ''indirectly'' kills Kaworu. Meanwhile, as of 3.33, all named female characters who could have conceivably been a love interest for Shinji (and all the other women, besides his mother) are still alive and kicking. [[spoiler:Although Rei has been swapped out with a clone.]]

to:

** Essentially the same thing happens in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', although Shinji only ''indirectly'' kills Kaworu. Meanwhile, as of 3.33, all named female characters who could have conceivably been a love interest for Shinji (and all the other women, besides his mother) are still alive and kicking. [[spoiler:Although Rei has been swapped out with a clone.]]



** Said chapter is referenced to in ''Manga/WanderingSon'' very late into the story. The friend is actually alive and well, and is the owner of the gay bar [[spoiler:Nitori]] works at. She's considerably pissed that Yuki stated she was both dead and ugly.
* Arguably Averted with Bulat in ''Anime/{{Akame Ga Kill}}'' because of the show's infamous {{Anyone Can Die}} storyline, Bulat is only the [[spoiler:second to die]], and the only confirmed gay character in the anime. The death is further compounded by his roll as the protagonist's {{Big Brother Mentor}}, [[spoiler:his death also acts as an act of {{Bequeathed Power}} as Tatsumi gains his Teigu Incursio: a magic set of armor.]]



* [[DeathIsCheap Moondragon eventually got better]], but then Marvel went and killed Phyla off a short time later during ''Comicbook/TheThanosImperative''. And not only that but in the stupidest way possible. She dies not only off panel but her death gets one line from Gamora and no one other than Moondragon seems to care. And to make things worse, in the character files book tying in with the series one of the main characters actually states he thinks that her girlfriend being murdered will make Moondragon a '''better person'''. What makes it even more unfortunate is that she's the only character who died (or [[BolivianArmyEnding or appeared to die]]) in that event other Comicbook/{{Nova}} to actually remain dead. Star-Lord, Drax, and {{Thanos}} all got better.



* [[Creator/MarvelComics Northstar]]:
** Accusations of this were thrown about when Northstar, Marvel's first hero to come out of the closet, got killed by a brainwashed ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} in ''Wolverine: Enemy of the State''. It didn't help that he died from an attack that he could've easily dodged. It ''also'' didn't help that, the following month, he died in two separate AlternateUniverse books (''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' and ''ComicBook/XMen: The End'') that ''were released in the same week''. The main universe Northstar was resurrected the next issue, though, although he ended up BrainwashedAndCrazy and only recently returned to normal.
** There's also the fact that Northstar was ''originally'' going to die from...AIDS. You see, he was gay, so of course he would have AIDS. ExecutiveMeddling finally did something right by putting that one down before it saw print... Except instead of AIDS, Northstar just had some vague life-threatening ailment.
** Which was then changed ''again'' to reveal that Northstar actually had elven blood, and that living in the mortal world away from the Fair Folk lands had given him a "wasting sickness." Peter David's disbelieving commentary on this in his "BUT I DIGRESS..." column: "So, Northstar's not gay -- he's a FAIRY. Yeah, that's an improvement." This was retconned away rather quickly, as was the fatal illness.
** Subverted in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', after an overdose of a mutant drug apparently made his heart give out, but he later turned up alive.
* Likewise, Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheOrder'' axed some superfluous characters in the first issue, but one of the two main characters to die by the end of the series was the lesbian Mulholland Black. That said, she was also the youngest and the most innocent, her gang history aside.
* When it came out, ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' seemed like one of the more queer-inclusive products DC was putting out - it had both ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} ''and'' Mikaal Tomas in the book's main superteam. Surprise! Mikaal's boyfriend is killed off for pathos's sake (offscreen), and obscure gay superhero the Tasmanian Devil is killed ''and skinned'' (again, offscreen) to set up the villain as a threat. Batwoman gets lucky by just disappearing from the series, and luckily had her own book planned that spared her from getting killed. In a prime example of "Oops, we done fucked up," James Robinson later resurrected Tasmanian Devil (via a Lazarus Pit), and it looked like he and Mikaal might get together at some point.

to:

* [[Creator/MarvelComics Northstar]]:
** Accusations of this were thrown about when Northstar, Marvel's first hero to come out of the closet, got killed by a brainwashed ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} in ''Wolverine: Enemy of the State''. It didn't help that he died from an attack that he could've easily dodged. It ''also'' didn't help that, the following month, he died in two separate AlternateUniverse books (''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' and ''ComicBook/XMen: The End'') that ''were released in the same week''. The main universe Northstar was resurrected the next issue, though, although he ended up BrainwashedAndCrazy and only recently returned to normal.
** There's also the fact that Northstar was ''originally'' going to die from...AIDS. You see, he was gay, so of course he would have AIDS. ExecutiveMeddling finally did something right by putting that one down before it saw print... Except instead of AIDS, Northstar just had some vague life-threatening ailment.
** Which was then changed ''again'' to reveal that Northstar actually had elven blood, and that living in the mortal world away from the Fair Folk lands had given him a "wasting sickness." Peter David's disbelieving commentary on this in his "BUT I DIGRESS..." column: "So, Northstar's not gay -- he's a FAIRY. Yeah, that's an improvement." This was retconned away rather quickly, as was the fatal illness.
** Subverted in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', after an overdose of a mutant drug apparently made his heart give out, but he later turned up alive.
* Likewise,
Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheOrder'' axed some superfluous characters in the first issue, but one of the two main characters to die by the end of the series was the lesbian Mulholland Black. That said, she was also the youngest and the most innocent, her gang history aside.
* When it came out, ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' seemed like one of the more queer-inclusive products DC was putting out - it had both ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} ''and'' Mikaal Tomas in the book's main superteam. Surprise! Mikaal's boyfriend is killed off for pathos's sake (offscreen), and obscure gay superhero the Tasmanian Devil is killed ''and skinned'' (again, offscreen) to set up the villain as a threat. Batwoman gets lucky by just disappearing from the series, and luckily had her own book planned that spared her from getting killed. In a prime example of "Oops, we done fucked up," James Robinson later resurrected Tasmanian Devil (via a Lazarus Pit), and it looked like he and Mikaal might get together at some point.
aside.



* Creator/TerryMoore's various series often deal with human sexuality in a mature and intelligent fashion, exploring what might force a person to reassess their self-identification and what impact societal pressures and expectations have on human desires, but when ''ComicBook/{{Echo}}'' needs to show its villain beginning to lose his grasp on his sanity and [[VillainousBreakdown begin to break down]] he, of course, kills his boyfriend to keep him from leaving.

to:

* Creator/TerryMoore's various series often deal with human sexuality in a mature and intelligent fashion, exploring what might force a person to reassess their self-identification and what impact societal pressures and expectations have on human desires, but when ''ComicBook/{{Echo}}'' needs to show its villain beginning to lose his grasp on his sanity and [[VillainousBreakdown begin to break down]] he, of course, he kills his boyfriend to keep him from leaving.



* An [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5334 unintentional]] example, one can't help but think this with Rotor's brutal torture (and his significant other Cobar's implied death) shortly after their WordOfGay reveal in the ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' story "Mobius: 25 Years Later". The fact that writers Ian Flynn and Ken Penders (the one who wrote the torture and revealed the Word of Gay, respectively) are at odds about each other's writings, and the former's denouncement of the Word of Gay as "irrelevant" years earlier, didn't help matters any.



* In ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen: Minutemen'', the Silhouette and Gretchen, pictured, are hunted down by the Liquidator and killed, partly because of their orientation, partly because she stood against him so often. Then Hooded Justice was killed by accident because the killer thought he was a ruthless child-murderer as the Comedian had framed him as one.
* This is a plot point in ''ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre''. In ''The Phantom of the Fair'', a a serial killer suffering from either schizophrenia or multiple personalities lures unsuspecting gay men, kidnaps them, then tortures them while dressed in a gimp suit. He then leaves the bodies in the Worlds Fair, in places where anyone and everyone can see them until the police get them removed.

to:

* ** In ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen: Minutemen'', the Silhouette and Gretchen, pictured, are hunted down by the Liquidator and killed, partly because of their orientation, partly because she stood against him so often. Then Hooded Justice was killed by accident because the killer thought he was a ruthless child-murderer as the Comedian had framed him as one.
* This is a plot point in ''ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre''. In ''The Phantom of the Fair'', a a serial killer suffering from either schizophrenia or multiple personalities lures unsuspecting gay men, kidnaps them, then tortures them while dressed in a gimp suit. He then leaves the bodies in the Worlds Fair, in places where anyone and everyone can see them until the police get them removed.
one.



* ''FanFic/ChessPiece'' deconstructs this: Danny's gay lover commits suicide and comes back as a ghost. It's [[DrivenToSuicide implied as to why]], but still.



* ''Film/SuddenlyLastSummer''. A DepravedHomosexual becomes the victim of [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]] by [[LaserGuidedKarma the boys he preyed on]].
* ''Film/LostAndDelirious'' is all about this trope. [[StarCrossedLovers Central characters]] Paulie and Tory carry on a secret romantic relationship, which is effectively destroyed when [[spoiler:Tory's sister finds out about their relationship, and Tory panics, breaks off the relationship, and tells her sister that Paulie raped her.]] The remainder of the film is all about [[spoiler:Paulie's]] mental state deteriorating, which culminates in [[spoiler:Paulie stabbing Tory's new boyfriend before throwing herself off of a roof, ending her own life.]]
* ''Film/TrailerParkOfTerror'':
** A group of [[CureYourGays troubled teens on a Christian retreat]] get [[IronicHell tormented]] according to their most offensive [[{{Anvilicious}} sin]] by a gang of supernatural [[DeepSouth trailer]] [[CorruptHick trash]]. The leader gets some [[{{Pun}} head]] while cheating on his wife, [[DrugsAreBad the doper gets it after doing dope]], the [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbator]] gets a not-so-happy ending, the [[AlphaBitch hetero couple]] gets Literature/TheBible misquoted at them for their [[DeathBySex premarital sex]] before getting murdered. But the [[ButNotTooGay gay]] guy? Well, he gets hit by a car, nothing to do with his "sin" to avoid showing the sin, unlike the rest of the characters, [[UnfortunateImplications because gay sex would be too terrible to show in a movie filled with endless, varied torture and murder in loving close-up]]. Breasts are also too terrible to show. The writer tried to make the gay guy's primary sin different halfway through by having the gay guy literally throw the goth girl at one of the monsters so that he could escape. [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay And we only know that he's gay because another character calls the gay guy various epithets.]]
** There's also Larlene, who gets killed once for being a [[PsychoLesbian scary lesbian]] [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay spouting sexually harassing threats at a het woman]], and then killed again for being a [[LesbianVampire Lesbian Zombie]], who [[{{Pun}} eats out]] a young female.

to:

* ''Film/SuddenlyLastSummer''. A DepravedHomosexual becomes the victim of [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]] by [[LaserGuidedKarma the boys he preyed on]].
* ''Film/LostAndDelirious'' is all about this trope. [[StarCrossedLovers Central characters]] Paulie and Tory carry on a secret romantic relationship, which is effectively destroyed when [[spoiler:Tory's Tory's sister finds out about their relationship, and Tory panics, breaks off the relationship, and tells her sister that Paulie raped her.]] her. The remainder of the film is all about [[spoiler:Paulie's]] Paulie's mental state deteriorating, which culminates in [[spoiler:Paulie Paulie stabbing Tory's new boyfriend before throwing herself off of a roof, ending her own life.]]
* ''Film/TrailerParkOfTerror'':
** A group of [[CureYourGays troubled teens on a Christian retreat]] get [[IronicHell tormented]] according to their most offensive [[{{Anvilicious}} sin]] by a gang of supernatural [[DeepSouth trailer]] [[CorruptHick trash]]. The leader gets some [[{{Pun}} head]] while cheating on his wife, [[DrugsAreBad the doper gets it after doing dope]], the [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbator]] gets a not-so-happy ending, the [[AlphaBitch hetero couple]] gets Literature/TheBible misquoted at them for their [[DeathBySex premarital sex]] before getting murdered. But the [[ButNotTooGay gay]] guy? Well, he gets hit by a car, nothing to do with his "sin" to avoid showing the sin, unlike the rest of the characters, [[UnfortunateImplications because gay sex would be too terrible to show in a movie filled with endless, varied torture and murder in loving close-up]]. Breasts are also too terrible to show. The writer tried to make the gay guy's primary sin different halfway through by having the gay guy literally throw the goth girl at one of the monsters so that he could escape. [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay And we only know that he's gay because another character calls the gay guy various epithets.]]
** There's also Larlene, who gets killed once for being a [[PsychoLesbian scary lesbian]] [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay spouting sexually harassing threats at a het woman]], and then killed again for being a [[LesbianVampire Lesbian Zombie]], who [[{{Pun}} eats out]] a young female.



* An early example would be the 1924 film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(1924_film) Michael]]''.



* ''Film/ASingleMan'': George's partner of sixteen years dies in a car accident eight months before the start of the film. By the end of the story, George himself dies due to a heart-attack, right after an epiphany which stopped him from committing suicide out of unsustainable grief. He was so busy preparing for his death that day that he forgot to take the heart medicine keeping him alive. [[TearJerker It's all pretty tragic, really.]]

to:

* ''Film/ASingleMan'': George's partner of sixteen years dies in a car accident eight months before the start of the film. By the end of the story, George himself dies due to a heart-attack, right after an epiphany which stopped him from committing suicide out of unsustainable grief. He was so busy preparing for his death that day that he forgot to take the heart medicine keeping him alive. [[TearJerker It's all pretty tragic, really.]]



* ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' - Gay Perry is shot, and barfs blood and keels over dead. But then he miraculously comes back, and it's lampshaded.



* In ''Film/TheWildGeese'' the openly gay guy is given a heroic death (quipping about his sexuality all the way). As the film is one of those 'one last mission' ones you could possibly say the trope was averted or subverted, there was certainly no hint that it was because of his sexuality (i.e., it wasn't a 'punishment' death).



* In ''Film/MaVieEnRose'', the protagonist, a gender-variant seven-year-old whose gender variance causes her a lot of trouble, attempts suicide by shutting herself up in the family's garage freezer, but is rescued by her mother.



* ''Film/{{Cruising}}'' is also a serial killer stalking New York City's gay leather subculture, and Al Pacino going undercover to stop this. In contrast to the acres of dead sexually active perverts, Al's neighbor, Ted, is offered up as a contrast - he has a steady boyfriend and hates the idea of cruising. And he dies, too. Not surprisingly, this film was protested by many people in the gay community during filming.
* The 1987 thriller ''Film/NoWayOut'' features a DepravedHomosexual as the story's main antagonist. When his UnrequitedLove for the man he's protecting from a murder accusation is outed, he [[DrivenToSuicide shoots himself]] and is posthumously framed both for the murder and for being a [[RedHerringMole Soviet mole]].

to:

* ''Film/{{Cruising}}'' is also a serial killer stalking New York City's gay leather subculture, and Al Pacino going undercover to stop this. In contrast to the acres of dead sexually active perverts, Al's neighbor, Ted, is offered up as a contrast - he has a steady boyfriend and hates the idea of cruising. And he dies, too. Not surprisingly, this film was protested by many people in the gay community during filming.\n* The 1987 thriller ''Film/NoWayOut'' features a DepravedHomosexual as the story's main antagonist. When his UnrequitedLove for the man he's protecting from a murder accusation is outed, he [[DrivenToSuicide shoots himself]] and is posthumously framed both for the murder and for being a [[RedHerringMole Soviet mole]].



* ''Freebie and the Bean'', a buddy cop film from the 70's, features a beautiful blond crossdressing antagonist played by Christopher Morley. He is shot to death in a particularly drawn-out and gory scene by James Caan's character.



* Film/TheBestExoticMarigoldHotel: Graham dies almost immediately after he locates his long-lost lover. Yes, the cast is elderly and he had a heart condition, but none of the other cast members exits the hotel this way, and in fact the residents who don't go back home get new leases on life by living there.

to:

* Film/TheBestExoticMarigoldHotel: Graham dies almost immediately after he locates his long-lost lover. Yes, the cast is elderly and he had a heart condition, but none of the other cast members exits the hotel this way, and in fact the residents who don't go back home get new leases on life by living there.



* Inverted in ''Film/{{Blackbird}}''. All the gay characters survive, with Randy and Marshall ending up in a healthy, happy relationship, while straight couple Todd and Leslie meet a tragic end involving a teenage pregnancy and a double suicide.



* In ''Literature/TheBigSleep'' by Raymond Chandler, the handsome young male lover of Arthur Geiger, Carol Lundgren, is perceived as a SissyVillain by the PrivateDetective Philip Marlowe, who decisively beats Carol in a scuffle before arresting him. [[spoiler:Arthur Geiger dies and Carol gets locked away for homicide, leaving both characters fairly well buried]]

to:

* In ''Literature/TheBigSleep'' by Raymond Chandler, the handsome young male lover of Arthur Geiger, Carol Lundgren, is perceived as a SissyVillain by the PrivateDetective Philip Marlowe, who decisively beats Carol in a scuffle before arresting him. [[spoiler:Arthur Arthur Geiger dies and Carol gets locked away for homicide, leaving both characters fairly well buried]]buried.



* The Mina Davis books ''[[Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed Hungover and Handcuffed]]'' and ''[[Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend Asshole Yakuza Boyfriend]]'' are kind of an odd case; in the first one, it seems like Lucy is a victim of this, but the sequel and WordOfGod establish a CastFullOfGay, and dead (implicitly) straight characters dramatically outnumber dead queer characters, especially in proportion to the number of both in the books.

to:

* The Mina Davis books ''[[Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed Hungover ''Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed'' and Handcuffed]]'' and ''[[Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend Asshole Yakuza Boyfriend]]'' ''Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend'' are kind of an odd case; in the first one, it seems like Lucy is a victim of this, but the sequel and WordOfGod establish a CastFullOfGay, and dead (implicitly) straight characters dramatically outnumber dead queer LGBT characters, especially in proportion to the number of both in the books.



* OlderThanFeudalism: Although the story of Sodom was probably originally about [[SacredHospitality the treatment of guests]] (read: don't gang rape them), Jewish authors were already reading it as against homosexuality around 100 BCE. When things started to get worse for homosexuals and bisexuals in Europe in the 13th and 14th century, Sodom narratives became more common. The first known in English is ''Cleanness'' by the Pearl-Poet (author of ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''), which includes a full description of the destruction of Sodom for homosexuality, complete with fiery dogs, and a lifeless sea and ash-filled fruit to symbolize sterility.
** In ''Literature/TheQuran'', The story is the same and homosexuality is clearly stated as the reason why Sodom was doomed. 7: 80-81 "And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, "Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.""



* ''Literature/LesMiserables'' may feature this trope: there's references to possible historical and mythological homosexuals in the scenes featuring Enjolras and Grantaire, and they eventually die together, hand in hand, in "Orestes Sober and Pylades Drunk". However, there is no confirmation of either person's sexuality, and none of the heterosexual students survive either, except a protagonist, Marius.
* In Creator/{{Voltaire}}'s ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', the Baron's son is ''heavily'' implied to be gay, and he's the only one of the recurring characters who at the end is shipped off to be a galley slave. He is a complete UngratefulBastard, and that's why the protagonists ship him off, not his homosexuality.



** More like non-existent. Jame was a tertiary character at best with only two notable appearances and no character development. Her lesbian marriage was pretty much wholly an invention of the novel adaptation of the original comic mini-series.



* The first -- and so far only -- plainly gay characters in R.A. Salvatore's ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy'' were... pirates. ''Lesbian'' pirates (bisexual in the case of one). At least they're properly pirate-y, not just {{Fanservice}}, though that makes them bad guys. But guess what? All the gay ones die, GoingDownWithTheShip as it were. The bisexual one, who also happens to have maintained a male lover she coerced into working for the pirates, is a sorceress and manages to escape with him after he talks her into doing the right thing.



* Presumably, Edward II in the eponymous play by Creator/ChristopherMarlowe, and his lover Gaveston. RealLife didn't help, of course.

to:

* Presumably, Edward II in the eponymous play by Creator/ChristopherMarlowe, and his lover Gaveston. RealLife didn't help, of course.



** Josif, who is bisexual, marries female Kyaren; they have a happy marriage except he warns her that he's attracted to the inhumanly gorgeous male protagonist, Ansset. She tells him that that's fine, she doesn't mind if he sleeps with Ansset; but he still continues to worry about it. Ansset and Josif do end up getting together. Unfortunately, treatments Ansset received as a boy soprano, to delay puberty, cause a weird chemical reaction, making sex intolerantly painful. Josif is hunted down and castrated as punishment for "raping" Ansset. Josif then dies. His wife remarries the next day and in the epilogue is said to be much happier in this more peaceful relationship. Subtle, Card, subtle.
** He tries to justify himself in [[http://www.nauvoo.com/library/card-hypocrites.html this essay]], which only made things worse.
* Orson Scott Card may have been heavily influenced by Mary Renault's ''Literature/ThePersianBoy''; Bagoas cannot allow himself to feel desire because it causes him to re-experience the agony of his castration. Only with Alexander, whom he really loves, is he able to climax without pain.

to:

** Josif, who is bisexual, marries female Kyaren; they have a happy marriage except he warns her that he's attracted to the inhumanly gorgeous male protagonist, Ansset. She tells him that that's fine, she doesn't mind if he sleeps with Ansset; but he still continues to worry about it. Ansset and Josif do end up getting together. Unfortunately, treatments Ansset received as a boy soprano, to delay puberty, cause a weird chemical reaction, making sex intolerantly painful. Josif is hunted down and castrated as punishment for "raping" Ansset. Josif then dies. His wife remarries the next day and in the epilogue is said to be much happier in this more peaceful relationship. Subtle, Card, subtle.\n** He tries to justify himself in [[http://www.nauvoo.com/library/card-hypocrites.html this essay]], which only made things worse.\n* Orson Scott Card may have been heavily influenced by Mary Renault's ''Literature/ThePersianBoy''; Bagoas cannot allow himself to feel desire because it causes him to re-experience the agony of his castration. Only with Alexander, whom he really loves, is he able to climax without pain.



* Alexandre's suicide in ''Les amitiés particulières'' (''Special Friendships'') (1943) after being cruelly separated from his boyfriend by hypocritically-moralising priests. Alexandre is 12.

to:

* Alexandre's suicide in ''Les amitiés particulières'' (''Special Friendships'') (1943) after being cruelly separated from his boyfriend by hypocritically-moralising priests. Alexandre is 12.



** One, in ''Blood and Sand'', is a villain who sleeps with young slave-boys and whom you never actually meet.
** The other two, in ''Literature/SwordAtSunset'', are heroic warriors whose love inspires them to greater heroism. However, one of them dies nobly in battle, whereat the other feels suicidal and ends up dying too, saving everybody's life in the process. Mind you, this was published in 1963.

to:

** One, in ''Blood and Sand'', is a villain who sleeps with young slave-boys and whom you never actually meet.
** The other two,
Two of them, in ''Literature/SwordAtSunset'', are heroic warriors whose love inspires them to greater heroism. However, one of them dies nobly in battle, whereat the other feels suicidal and ends up dying too, saving everybody's life in the process. Mind you, this was published in 1963.



* 10-year-old Serge's suicide in ''Quand mourut Jonathan'' (''When Jonathan Died''). Serge's mother decides to keep him away from his adult lover, Jonathan. Serge runs away to go to Jonathan, but on the way realises he'll never make it and jumps in front of a car.

to:

* 10-year-old Serge's suicide in ''Quand mourut Jonathan'' (''When Jonathan Died''). Serge's mother decides to keep him away from his adult lover, Jonathan. Serge runs away to go to Jonathan, but on the way realises realizes he'll never make it and jumps in front of a car.



* In ''David Blaize'', the titular character very nearly suffers a death like that of Harold in ''The Garden God'', jumping at a runaway horse in an act of self-sacrifice. However, he survives, and the accident is basically an excuse to bring his older boyfriend, who's gone away to university, back to his side.



* In the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book series, closet lesbian and StrawFeminist Verna Zee gets killed by the Wrath Of The Lamb earthquake in the book ''Nicolae'', though there were Christians that died in the earthquake as well, including the New Hope Village Church secretary Loretta and parishioners Donny and Sondra Moore, none of which were gay. In the prequel novels, the Antichrist villain Nicolae Carpathia has [[HasTwoMommies his two biological fathers]], who were both gay, killed off.

to:

* In the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book series, closet lesbian and StrawFeminist Verna Zee gets killed by the Wrath Of The Lamb earthquake in the book ''Nicolae'', though there were Christians that died in the earthquake as well, including the New Hope Village Church secretary Loretta and parishioners Donny and Sondra Moore, none of which were gay.''Nicolae''. In the prequel novels, the Antichrist villain Nicolae Carpathia has [[HasTwoMommies his two biological fathers]], who were both gay, killed off.



* ''Literature/MassEffectDeception'' kills off Hendel Mitra, established as StraightGay in [[Literature/MassEffectAscension another book]]... after ''Deception'' makes an effort to make him ''un''-gay by having him ogle asari strippers. Asari are monogendered aliens who [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe all look like blue women]].



* In Creator/IanFleming's novel ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', Pussy Galore gets boned by Literature/JamesBond, switches to the straight path and lives. Another woman who falls in love with her stays gay and is contemptuously killed off near the end of the book.

to:

* In Creator/IanFleming's novel ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', Pussy Galore gets boned by Literature/JamesBond, switches to the straight path and lives. Another a woman who falls in love with her stays gay and Pussy Galore is contemptuously killed off near the end of the book.



* Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's ''Literature/TheLongEarth'': The end of Book 1 ends with nuclear fallout rendering the city of Datum Madison uninhabitable. Book 2 picks up ten years later, and there's no prizes for guessing which character is dying of radiation poisoning - Monica Jansson, the series's only openly gay character. Possibly {{Justified}} in that she exceeded the amount of time she was supposed to spend working Search and Rescue, but it's implied that so did Joshua and Sally, neither of whom are shown suffering any ill effects.

to:

* Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's ''Literature/TheLongEarth'': The end of Book 1 ends with nuclear fallout rendering the city of Datum Madison uninhabitable. Book 2 picks up ten years later, and there's no prizes for guessing which character is dying of radiation poisoning - Monica Jansson, the series's only openly gay character.character, is dying of radiation poisoning. Possibly {{Justified}} in that she exceeded the amount of time she was supposed to spend working Search and Rescue, but it's implied that so did Joshua and Sally, neither of whom are shown suffering any ill effects.



* ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'':
** In ''Insurgent'', Lynn comes out of the closet after being fatally wounded.
%% ** In ''Allegiant'', played with in the case of Amar, who admits to having had a crush on Tobias. Needless to say, Amar isn't nearly as dead as those in Dauntless believed him to be.

to:

* ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'':
**
In ''Insurgent'', ''[[Literature/{{Divergent}} Insurgent]]'', Lynn comes out of the closet after being fatally wounded.
%% ** In ''Allegiant'', played with in the case of Amar, who admits to having had a crush on Tobias. Needless to say, Amar isn't nearly as dead as those in Dauntless believed him to be.
wounded.



** Jezebels -some of who are lesbian- are prostitutes for Commanders and their friends, performing as Fanservice, and [[PutOnABus are sent]] to [[PenalColony the Colonies]] once their usefulness for sex is over, as the Unwomen[[note]]Women -of whom some are lesbian- who are incapable of social integration within the Republic's strict gender divisions.[[/note]].

to:

** Jezebels -some of who are lesbian- are prostitutes for Commanders and their friends, performing as Fanservice, friends and [[PutOnABus are sent]] to [[PenalColony the Colonies]] once their usefulness for sex is over, as the Unwomen[[note]]Women -of whom some are lesbian- who are incapable of social integration within the Republic's strict gender divisions.[[/note]].



* In Creator/RobertAntonWilson's ''[[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} The Historical Illuminatus II]] - The Widow's Son'', Edward Babcock lives through Hell at Eton when the School launches a witch-hunt to find and detect actively gay pupils. Wilson describes a Gestapo-like interrogation of all pupils who are called, one by one, in front of a panel of teachers and urged to confess to the cardinal and disgusting sin of sodomy, so that they can repent and their souls may be saved before God. Knowing to confess to being gay means expulsion, disgrace, and lifelong ostracism, Babcock bluffs and lies his way out of it, although he is both frightened and intimidated. After the first flush of elation at having successfully lied to his teachers, he is pulled up cold by the appalling realisation his lover is yet to be questioned. As the boys are being called in by alphabetical order, he realises Geoffrey Wildeblood will have a long agonising wait... eventually he discovers Geoffrey has fled the school and has killed himself, rather than face shame and disgrace.

to:

* In Creator/RobertAntonWilson's ''[[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} The Historical Illuminatus II]] - The Widow's Son'', Edward Babcock lives through Hell at Eton when the School launches a witch-hunt to find and detect actively gay pupils. Wilson describes a Gestapo-like interrogation of all pupils who are called, one by one, in front of a panel of teachers and urged to confess to the cardinal and disgusting sin of sodomy, so that they can repent and their souls may be saved before God. Knowing to confess to being gay means expulsion, disgrace, and lifelong ostracism, Babcock bluffs and lies his way out of it, although he is both frightened and intimidated. After the first flush of elation at having successfully lied to his teachers, he is pulled up cold by the appalling realisation realization his lover is yet to be questioned. As the boys are being called in by alphabetical order, he realises realizes Geoffrey Wildeblood will have a long agonising agonizing wait... eventually he discovers Geoffrey has fled the school and has killed himself, rather than face shame and disgrace.



** Tara was killed twice, notable because we know she was queer before becoming a vampire, unlike the the majority of characters whose sexuality seems to be part of their supernatural being

to:

** Tara was killed twice, notable because we know she was queer LGBT before becoming a vampire, unlike the the majority of characters whose sexuality seems to be part of their supernatural being



* The ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' episode "Nook" had Brother Trager admit that he was in love with Stanley. This is on a planet populated by all men, but he's the only one who specifically states an attraction. He is later killed in an attempt to frame the crew for murder. Even on a SadistShow known for a dark tone, this was a SugarWiki/{{heartwarming moment|s}} because he was genuinely a good guy and moved Stan to show genuine regret that he couldn't return Trager's affections.
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' had a VerySpecialEpisode guest-starring Wilson Cruz from ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' as an AttractiveBentGender [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Magical Prostitute]], who of course died at the end of the episode.
%%* Alice in ''Series/UnderTheDome''.
%%* Lesley Shay in ''Series/ChicagoFire''.
* There have been a total of 9 deaths on Pretty Little Liars, two of whom were queer women of colour, Maya St. Germain and Shana Fling. They are survived by a few other queer characters, including main character Emily.
* In the original book and movie of ''Series/TheAndromedaStrain'', Dr. Hall is straight and lives. In the 2008 miniseries adaptation, he is replaced by Major Keane, who is gay and dies. Draw your own conclusions.
* On ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns,'' Reid (one half of the show's gay couple) died after his car was hit by a train and his heart is going to be used to save a straight character. To add insult to injury, with Luke (Reid's boyfriend) heartbroken and Noah (Luke's ex) rejected, [[UnfortunateImplications the show's three gay characters as essentially the only ones without a happy ending.]] Reid also died before he and Luke could consummate their relationship.

to:

* The ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' episode "Nook" had Brother Trager admit that he was in love with Stanley. This is on a planet populated by all men, but he's the only one who specifically states an attraction. He is later killed in an attempt to frame the crew for murder. Even on a SadistShow known for a dark tone, this was a SugarWiki/{{heartwarming moment|s}} because he was genuinely a good guy and moved Stan to show genuine regret that he couldn't return Trager's affections.
murder.
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' had a VerySpecialEpisode guest-starring Wilson Cruz from ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' as an AttractiveBentGender [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Magical Prostitute]], who of course died at the end of the episode.
%%* Alice in ''Series/UnderTheDome''.
%%* Lesley Shay in ''Series/ChicagoFire''.
* There have been a total of 9 deaths on Pretty Little Liars, two of whom were queer women of colour, gay, Maya St. Germain and Shana Fling. They are survived by a few other queer gay characters, including main character Emily.
* In the original book and movie of ''Series/TheAndromedaStrain'', Dr. Hall is straight and lives. In the 2008 miniseries adaptation, he is replaced by Major Keane, who is gay and dies. Draw your own conclusions.
dies.
* On ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns,'' Reid (one half of the show's gay couple) died after his car was hit by a train and his heart is going to be used to save a straight character. someone else. To add insult to injury, with Luke (Reid's boyfriend) heartbroken and Noah (Luke's ex) rejected, [[UnfortunateImplications the show's three gay characters as essentially the only ones without a happy ending.]] ending. Reid also died before he and Luke could consummate their relationship.



** Admiral Cain's death. According to the DVDCommentary for "Pegasus" this was ''not'' intentional. When Michelle Forbes read the line "She ate at our table..." she gave it an extra personal touch that the producers decided to build on in "Razor", making it a retroactive example of this trope..

to:

** Admiral Cain's death. According to the DVDCommentary for "Pegasus" this was ''not'' intentional. When Michelle Forbes read the line "She ate at our table..." she gave it an extra personal touch that the producers decided to build on in "Razor", making it a retroactive example of this trope..trope.



** In the episode "Forever Blue", the cop who calls him and his partner 'the lucky ones', tells his father that he is a man, and all but admits that he's in love with said partner is the one who's killed. Meanwhile, his partner, who in present day, still insists until near the end of the episode that he isn't gay (and to add insult to death, claims his partner also wasn't 'like that') is the one who lives. He lived because he broke things off the night they were supposed to go patrolling together.

to:

** In the episode "Forever Blue", the cop who calls him and his partner 'the lucky ones', tells his father that he is a man, and all but admits that he's in love with said partner is the one who's killed. Meanwhile, his partner, who in present day, day still insists until near the end of the episode that he isn't gay (and to add insult to death, claims his partner also wasn't 'like that') is the one who lives. He lived because he broke things off the night they were supposed to go patrolling together.



** Another episode featured elements of this trope being applied, not to gays, but to the deaf. A student at a deaf school has a massive falling-out with his parents and friends over his attraction to a non-deaf teaching assistant, and is murdered by his roommate when he acquires a cochlear implant, making the proudly-deaf roommate feel abandoned and betrayed.
* The worst thing about the first season of ''Series/{{Damages}}'' was Ray's plot, which looked horribly reminiscent of one of those would-be sympathetic 1950s/60s films confronting the Homosexual Problem, in which gay people are tragic victims of a terrible burden but still suffer perpetual torment and death. It would have been less unfortunate if he hadn't been the only significant identified gay character in the show '''ever''', and if his relationship with Peter Facinelli hadn't been portrayed, up until the non-kiss, as very much a romantic affair. Until the non-kiss, the show strongly implied that they were in a relationship or at least mutually attracted.



* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' subverts this. Originally Thomas, the only gay character as well as the DesignatedVillain of the series, was supposed to die at the end of season one. However, the producers were so impressed by Rob James-Collier's acting that they decided to keep his character for the rest of the series. A later season has him trying to [[SnakeOilSalesman cure his "gayness" with shock therapy and drugs]], resulting in him nearly dying. The doctor then simply tells him that there is no cure for what he is and he should simply accept it. However, the closest he came to a love interest who was even hinted at having a potential to reciprocate? A blinded soldier during WWI, who subsequently commits suicide. So it's not a particularly impressive subversion of the trope.
** In the penultimate episode this trope is ''barely'' averted when [[spoiler: Thomas attempts suicide; however, a couple of his fellow servants are alerted and haul him out of the bathtub just in time]].

to:

* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' subverts this. Originally Thomas, the only gay character as well as the DesignatedVillain of the series, was supposed to die at the end of season one. However, the producers were so impressed by Rob James-Collier's acting that they decided to keep his character for the rest of the series. A later season has him trying to [[SnakeOilSalesman cure his "gayness" with shock therapy and drugs]], resulting in him nearly dying. The doctor then simply tells him that there is no cure for what he is and he should simply accept it. However, But the closest he came to a love interest who was even hinted at having a potential to reciprocate? A reciprocate was a blinded soldier during WWI, who subsequently commits suicide. So it's not a particularly impressive subversion of the trope.
suicide.
** In the penultimate episode this trope is ''barely'' averted when [[spoiler: Thomas attempts suicide; however, a couple of his fellow servants are alerted and haul him out of the bathtub just in time]].time.



* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is not immune.
** Hey, look, the Patient of the Week's a gay Marine! Guess they'd better- oops... But hey, this other one called Benjamin probably has a chan-- damn.
** But when it comes to the lesbian main characters, the show hasn't killed any of them. They put two of them on a bus, they got the third one in an almost fatal accident, but nobody has died yet.

to:

* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is not immune.
** Hey, look, the Patient of the Week's a gay Marine! Guess they'd better- oops... But hey, this other one called Benjamin probably has a chan-- damn.
**
immune. But when it comes to the lesbian main characters, the show hasn't killed any of them. They put two of them on a bus, they got the third one in an almost fatal accident, but nobody has died yet.



** Male gay character Tom ends up dying. At the hands of the man he fancies. Within an episode of him being identified as gay for the first time. Ouch.

to:

** Male gay character Tom ends up dying. At dying at the hands of the man he fancies. Within fancies, within an episode of him being identified as gay for the first time. Ouch.time.



* Another British soap, ''Series/{{Emmerdale}}'' had Aaron and Jackson. Aaron was a violent thug, who got worse when he realised, and hated the fact that, he was gay. Eventually, he settled down with Jackson, who could tame him. They were happy, accepted. Then Jackson became paraplegic and begged Aaron to help him die until he agreed.
* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', this is the fate of [[spoiler:Cal, whose murder [[PlotTriggeringDeath jumpstarts the plot]]]]. His boyfriend [[spoiler:survives, but barely]].

to:

* Another British soap, ''Series/{{Emmerdale}}'' had Aaron and Jackson. Aaron was a violent thug, who got worse when he realised, realized, and hated the fact that, he was gay. Eventually, he settled down with Jackson, who could tame him. They were happy, accepted. Then Jackson became paraplegic and begged Aaron to help him die until he agreed.
* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', this is the fate of [[spoiler:Cal, Cal, whose murder [[PlotTriggeringDeath jumpstarts the plot]]]]. plot]]. His boyfriend [[spoiler:survives, survives, but barely]].barely.



* The Spanish soap opera ''Los Hombres de Paco'' recently wed one of its most popular pairs, lesbian couple Pepa and Silvia, in one the biggest and most hyped weddings of the year. All went well and the wedding was lovely -- and then Silvia was shot when gangsters beseiged the reception. Unable to get medical help for hours (and still in her BloodSplatteredWeddingDress) she slowly and painfully bled to death on the floor as [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Pepa held her and told her she loved her]]. The episode is almost Whedon-esque in its ability to cause maximum trauma to shippers.

to:

* The Spanish soap opera ''Los Hombres de Paco'' recently wed one of its most popular pairs, lesbian couple Pepa and Silvia, in one the biggest and most hyped weddings of the year. All went well and the wedding was lovely -- and then Silvia was shot when gangsters beseiged besieged the reception. Unable to get medical help for hours (and still in her BloodSplatteredWeddingDress) she slowly and painfully bled to death on the floor as [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Pepa held her and told her she loved her]]. The episode is almost Whedon-esque in its ability to cause maximum trauma to shippers.



** In the adaptation of ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'', [[spoiler:implied PsychoLesbian Rhoda Dawes tries to kill [[SparedByTheAdaptation Anne Meredith]] [[DeathByAdaptation and ends up getting drowned herself]].]]
** And in ''[[HalloweenEpisode Hallowe'en Party]]'', [[spoiler:we learn that Beatrice White and Elizabeth Whittaker were lesbian lovers, but once their relationship was found out, [[DrivenToSuicide Beatrice drowned herself]], leaving Mrs. Whittaker heartbroken and alone.]]

to:

** In the adaptation of ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'', [[spoiler:implied PsychoLesbian Rhoda Dawes tries to kill [[SparedByTheAdaptation Anne Meredith]] [[DeathByAdaptation and ends up getting drowned herself]].]]
** And in
''[[HalloweenEpisode Hallowe'en Party]]'', [[spoiler:we we learn that Beatrice White and Elizabeth Whittaker were lesbian lovers, but once their relationship was found out, [[DrivenToSuicide Beatrice drowned herself]], leaving Mrs. Whittaker heartbroken and alone.]]



* Averted in ''Slasher'' when [[spoiler: Robin is attacked by the Executioner but survives]]. Immediately fulfilled when later that same episode [[spoiler: his husband Justin is poisoned and dies]].

to:

* Averted in ''Slasher'' when [[spoiler: Robin is attacked by the Executioner but survives]]. survives. Immediately fulfilled when later that same episode [[spoiler: his husband Justin is poisoned and dies]].dies.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** There's a third-season episode called "Ghostfacers" in which a gay character is introduced and immediately killed, only to come back as a ghost for a bit... and then perform a HeroicSacrifice to become DeaderThanDead. Everyone else survives.
** There is also Lily in the finale for the second season, and while this is likely overlooked as just about everyone else in that episode dies (even if they get better), she is the first to go. Notably, after mentioning that she "touched her girlfriend and her heart stopped."
** Averted later on, however, when the cosplaying gay couple from "The Real Ghostbusters" makes it out alive, and Gilda the fairy from "LARP and the Real Girl" also live.
** LipstickLesbian Charlie sticks around an average amount of time for female supporting characters, almost averting the trope, but her eventual unusually bloody death at the hands of an rapist with ties to former Nazis? Firmly fulfills this trope, down to forced circumstances of the death being egregious enough that multiple actors for the show, and even writers, have publicly called into question the necessity of the narrative decision.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Jesse and Ceasar, the hunter couple introduced in the season 11 episode, "The Chitters". Not only do they both survive the episode, but they decide to [[HeartwarmingMoments leave the hunting life and settle down on a ranch to raise horses.]]
* There was an episode of ''Series/ThisIsWonderland'' with an elderly gay couple, and at the end, it was revealed that one of them was dying of colon cancer. In a twist on the trope, however, he was the ''less'' aggressive of the two, and had been in the closet his whole life before meeting the other guy. Although the show was known for TearJerker moments, this subplot was one of the saddest.



** Averted in "Vengeance"; fans were actually ''celebrating'' the fact that the gay couple didn't get a scene in the finale, [[AnyoneCanDie because at least they survived it]]!



* In the ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' season 3 finale, they seem to have done this with BOTH of their queer characters--H.G. Wells and Steve Jinks. They're both alive again. TimeTravel was involved.
* In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', the only queer regular character is Angela, Jimmy Darmody's bisexual -- though lesbian-leaning -- wife. She and her lover are mistakenly killed by Manny Horvitz, who'd intended to kill Jimmy and is surprised to find who Angela's partner is. Bury Your Gays ''and'' [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Stuff Them Into A Fridge]]!

to:

* In the ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' season 3 finale, they seem to have done this with BOTH of their queer LGBT characters--H.G. Wells and Steve Jinks. They're both alive again. TimeTravel was involved.
* In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', the only queer LGBT regular character is Angela, Jimmy Darmody's bisexual -- though lesbian-leaning -- wife. She and her lover are mistakenly killed by Manny Horvitz, who'd intended to kill Jimmy and is surprised to find who Angela's partner is. Bury Your Gays ''and'' [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Stuff Them Into A Fridge]]!



** Averted: Helen Magnus, the only officially queer character (even if her latent bisexuality only came up in one late-season episode), is both [[Really700YearsOld extremely long lived]] and one of the few people still alive by the end. Of course, she ''is'' the main character.

to:

** Averted: Helen Magnus, the only officially queer LGBT character (even if her latent bisexuality only came up in one late-season episode), is both [[Really700YearsOld extremely long lived]] and one of the few people still alive by the end. Of course, she ''is'' the main character.



* An episode of Series/StrongMedicine had Lu being annoyed by her bickering neighbors. The fact that they're a lesbian couple is initially mentioned handedly and seems to be of no importance, until one of them turns up dead. This being a {{Lifetime}} series, the instant the investigating officer learns that the two women were lovers, he arrests the other woman for murder with absolutely zero evidence to support this, then of course, reveals himself to be a homophobic, sexist jerk by outright refusing to investigate the case any further, insisting that he has the guilty person in custody and muttering something about "crazy lesbians".

to:

* An episode of Series/StrongMedicine had Lu being annoyed by her bickering neighbors. The fact that they're a lesbian couple is initially mentioned handedly and seems to be of no importance, until one of them turns up dead. This being a {{Lifetime}} series, the instant the investigating officer learns that the two women were lovers, he arrests the other woman for murder with absolutely zero evidence to support this, then of course, reveals himself to be a homophobic, sexist jerk by outright refusing refuses to investigate the case any further, insisting that he has the guilty person in custody and muttering something about "crazy lesbians".



** Averted. Captain Jack Harkness. He's the most queer character on the show (Tosh's bisexuality only comes up in one episode where she is seduced by a female alien; Ianto later said that Jack is the only man he was ever interested in) and yet he survives almost [[AnyoneCanDie everyone else]] on the team. This is shown to have happened before, and implied to happen again and again. Of course, that's only because he's immortal. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal He dies plenty of times.]]

to:

** Averted. Captain Jack Harkness. He's the most queer LGBT character on the show (Tosh's bisexuality only comes up in one episode where she is seduced by a female alien; Ianto later said that Jack is the only man he was ever interested in) and yet he survives almost [[AnyoneCanDie everyone else]] on the team. This is shown to have happened before, and implied to happen again and again. Of course, that's only because he's immortal. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal He dies plenty of times.]]



** In the episode 'Midnight', Sky Silvestry, the only character in the episode confirmed to be queer, is possessed and eventally killed.

to:

** In the episode 'Midnight', Sky Silvestry, the only character in the episode confirmed to be queer, gay, is possessed and eventally eventually killed.



** [[spoiler:Jenny Schecter]] ends the last season with her suicide/accident/possible suspected homicide off of her hotel balcony.
** The L Word also had [[spoiler:Dana]], but it's kind of excused in the fact that almost every character on the show was queer in some way.
* Lip service's Cat is killed early in the second season, whilst also being a mainly queer cast and the actress leaving for other commitments, it was a death that killed a show.
* In ''Series/InTheFlesh'', the main character Kerian's love interest Rick gets killed TWICE, once coming back as a zombie and then getting KilledOffForReal in the final episode. Both his deaths are basically plot devices to cause Kerian Gayngst. It's a fairly pointless offscreen death as well, which basically shuts down the climactic confrontation that's been building between various characters and replaces it with angst.

to:

** [[spoiler:Jenny Schecter]] Jenny Schecter ends the last season with her suicide/accident/possible suspected homicide off of her hotel balcony.
** The L Word also had [[spoiler:Dana]], Dana, but it's kind of excused in the fact that almost every character on the show was queer in some way.
* Lip service's Cat is killed early in the second season, whilst also being a mainly queer cast and the actress leaving for other commitments, it was a death that killed a show.
* In ''Series/InTheFlesh'', the main character Kerian's love interest Rick gets killed TWICE, twice, once coming back as a zombie and then getting KilledOffForReal in the final episode. Both his deaths are basically plot devices to cause Kerian Gayngst. It's a fairly pointless offscreen death as well, which basically shuts down the climactic confrontation that's been building between various characters and replaces it with angst.



* In ''Skins Fire'', a kind of "epilogue" to Effy, Naomi, and Emily's story from ''Series/{{Skins}}'' series three and four, Naomi is mercilessly killed off. It wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't only two episodes long and seemed to exist with no real plot other than killing Naomi and sending Effy to jail.

to:

* In ''Skins Fire'', a kind of "epilogue" to Effy, Naomi, and Emily's story from ''Series/{{Skins}}'' series three and four, Naomi is mercilessly killed off. It wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't only two episodes long and seemed to exist with no real plot other than killing Naomi and sending Effy to jail.



* Adam from ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' was one of the few major [[{{Transsexual}} transgender boys]] in fiction. He was killed off in a car accident to show an aesop about texting and driving.
* The ''only'' character to die on ''Series/{{Smash}}'' is Kyle, who dies in a hit-and-run accident and whose death is acknowledged, in-universe and in WordOfGod, to serve to teach a straight character a



* In Season 3 of ''Series/HouseOfCards'', Michael Corrigan commits suicide after Frank and Claire Underwood try to strong-arm him into renouncing his principles. Rachel Posner is the designated victim of the story for ''two seasons'': forced by Doug Stamper to split up with her girlfriend, PutOnABus at the end of season 2, and then [[BackForTheDead brought back]] in the season 3 finale only for Stamper to [[ShootTheShaggyDog track her down using information he tricked out of her ex-girlfriend and murder her in cold blood]].

to:

* In Season 3 of ''Series/HouseOfCards'', Michael Corrigan commits suicide after Frank and Claire Underwood try to strong-arm him into renouncing his principles. Rachel Posner is the designated victim of the story for ''two seasons'': forced by Doug Stamper to split up with her girlfriend, PutOnABus at the end of season 2, and then [[BackForTheDead brought back]] in the season 3 finale only for Stamper to [[ShootTheShaggyDog track her down using information he tricked out of her ex-girlfriend and murder her in cold blood]].



* In Season 3 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Sara Lance is shot and falls to her death, largely so that her straight sister [[{{TheScrappy}} Laurel]] could become the [[LegacyCharacter new]] ComicBook/BlackCanary. Later averted (possibly due to the outcry and allegations of UnfortunateImplications) when it was announced that Sara was being resurrected to star in the SpinOff, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. In the pilot episode of ''Legends of Tomorrow'', Sara is shown to be interested in a biker's girlfriend more than him.
* ''Series/AnotherPeriod'' puts a comic (and ''wildly'' convoluted) spin on the trope. Pay attention: turn-of-the-century debutantes Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt are both married. Both of their husbands are not only flagrantly gay, but having an affair with each other. At one point, the sisters concoct a scheme to lose said husbands: they will be paid several million dollars to disappear, be declared legally dead, and allow the sisters to remarry. The husbands "disappear" only as far as the guest house, then accidentally show up during their own funeral.

to:

* In Season 3 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Sara Lance is shot and falls to her death, largely so that her straight sister [[{{TheScrappy}} Laurel]] could become the [[LegacyCharacter new]] ComicBook/BlackCanary. Later averted (possibly due to the outcry and allegations of UnfortunateImplications) when it was announced that Sara was being resurrected to star in the SpinOff, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. In the pilot episode of ''Legends of Tomorrow'', Sara is shown to be interested in a biker's girlfriend more than him.
* ''Series/AnotherPeriod'' puts a comic (and ''wildly'' convoluted) spin on the trope. Pay attention: turn-of-the-century Turn-of-the-century debutantes Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt are both married. Both of their husbands are not only flagrantly gay, but having an affair with each other. At one point, the sisters concoct a scheme to lose said husbands: they will be paid several million dollars to disappear, be declared legally dead, and allow the sisters to remarry. The husbands "disappear" only as far as the guest house, then accidentally show up during their own funeral.



* Lexa in ''Series/{{The 100}}'' got hit by a bullet meant for Clarke less than an hour after they reconciled and consummated their relationship. [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11179844/the-100-cw-lexa-trevor-project Fans did not take it well.]]
* Delphine from ''Series/{{Orphan Black}}'' gets shot in the very end of season 3 and assuming trailers aren't messing with us looks to be staying dead
* Denise from AMC's ''Series/TheWalkingDead is shot through the head with an arrow by a crossbow; never again to see her girlfriend Tara. Another one of Tara's girlfriends, Alisha, is shot in the head with a bullet from a gun.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has had exactly three openly gay and lesbian supporting characters. The [[{{MagicalQueer}} gay man and witch Luke]] in Seasons 5 and 6 who died while merging his powers with sociopath brother Kai, and Season 7 had [[{{HybridMonster}} Vampire/Witch Hybrids The Heretics]], Mary Louise and Nora who die in a fiery car crash while escaping from a vampire hunter.
** TVD also gave us Caroline's gay dad Bill Forbes, who was initially vilified for daring to leave a loveless marriage to be with a man. He died twice, refusing to become a vampire because no one on TVD is allowed to have parents.
** Spin off series ''Series/TheOriginals'' had the characters of [[{{StarcrossedLovers}} Josh who was a vampire and werewolf Aiden]]. Aiden was promptly killed off towards the end of Season 2 to cause an uproar in the supernatural politics of New Orleans. So at least it averts StuffedInTheFridge.

to:

* Lexa in ''Series/{{The 100}}'' got hit by a bullet meant for Clarke less than an hour after they reconciled and consummated their relationship. [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11179844/the-100-cw-lexa-trevor-project Fans did not take it well.]]
* Delphine from ''Series/{{Orphan Black}}'' gets shot in the very end of season 3 and assuming trailers aren't messing with us looks to be staying dead
* Denise from AMC's ''Series/TheWalkingDead is shot through the head with an arrow by a crossbow; never again to see her girlfriend Tara. Another one of Tara's girlfriends, Alisha, is shot in the head with a bullet from a gun.
dead.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has had exactly three openly gay and lesbian supporting characters. The [[{{MagicalQueer}} [[MagicalQueer gay man and witch Luke]] in Seasons 5 and 6 who died while merging his powers with sociopath brother Kai, and Season 7 had [[{{HybridMonster}} [[HybridMonster Vampire/Witch Hybrids The Heretics]], Mary Louise and Nora who die in a fiery car crash while escaping from a vampire hunter.
** TVD also gave us Caroline's gay dad Bill Forbes, who was initially vilified for daring to leave a loveless marriage to be with a man. He died twice, refusing to become a vampire because no one on TVD is allowed to have parents.
vampire.
** Spin off series ''Series/TheOriginals'' had the characters of [[{{StarcrossedLovers}} [[StarcrossedLovers Josh who was a vampire and werewolf Aiden]]. Aiden was promptly killed off towards the end of Season 2 to cause an uproar in the supernatural politics of New Orleans. So at least it averts StuffedInTheFridge.



** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[{{AnythingThatMoves}} Dorian]] [[{{DepravedBisexual}} Mother Fuckin]] [[{{ImmortalityBisexuality}} Grey]]. As he is immortal it's going to be kind of hard to Bury this...pansexual?
** Then you have [[{{TransparentCloset}} "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[{{TwoferTokenMinority}} also Jewish]] ) and is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.
** Mina and Vanness also have some heavy LesYay going on and as Mina is a [[{{LesbianVampire}} vampire]] at the time, you can guess how that ended.

to:

** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[{{AnythingThatMoves}} [[AnythingThatMoves Dorian]] [[{{DepravedBisexual}} [[DepravedBisexual Mother Fuckin]] [[{{ImmortalityBisexuality}} Grey]]. As he is immortal it's going to be kind of hard to Bury this...pansexual?
[[ImmortalityBisexuality Grey]].
** Then you have [[{{TransparentCloset}} [[TransparentCloset "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[{{TwoferTokenMinority}} [[TwoferTokenMinority also Jewish]] ) and is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.
** Mina and Vanness also have some heavy LesYay going on and as Mina is a [[{{LesbianVampire}} vampire]] LesbianVampire at the time, you can guess how that ended.



* In ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'', Bethany Mayfair was revealed to be a lesbian, but the same episode also reveals that the reason she's not very public about this is because [[spoiler:her former girlfriend was deeply involved in the Daylight program and killed herself after fearing it would be exposed.]]
** It later turns out that [[spoiler:Mayfair's ex is still alive; she faked her death to flee the country. Bethany is not pleased when she finds out.]]
** Played straight with [[spoiler:Mayfair's new girlfriend, who is brutally murdered.]]

to:

* In ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'', Bethany Mayfair was revealed to be a lesbian, but the same episode also reveals that the reason she's not very public about this is because [[spoiler:her her former girlfriend was deeply involved in the Daylight program and killed herself after fearing it would be exposed.]]
exposed.
** It later turns out that [[spoiler:Mayfair's Mayfair's ex is still alive; she faked her death to flee the country. Bethany is not pleased when she finds out.]]
out.
** Played straight with [[spoiler:Mayfair's Mayfair's new girlfriend, who is brutally murdered.]]



* Bobby Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe"
** The song itself doesn't even hint that Billy Joe is gay (in fact, it strongly implies that the (female) narrator and Billy Joe had a romantic relationship). The "Billy Joe was gay" idea was made up specifically for the movie.



* The music video for Lana Del Ray's "Summertime Sadness"



* Beautifully subverted in ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica''. Although deaths of Prior and Belize's friends are mentioned, the only one of the gay characters to die is Roy Cohn, [[ArmoredClosetGay the malicious, heartless bastard of a closet queen who refuses to think of himself as gay]]. Prior is a particularly poignant aversion because near the beginning he is in the advanced stages of the disease and it seems like he's about to go at any minute. His boyfriend Louis abandons him when the disease gets too intense. When Prior's condition does improve, Louis has to make amends with him.

to:

* Beautifully subverted Subverted in ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica''. Although deaths of Prior and Belize's friends are mentioned, the only one of the gay characters to die is Roy Cohn, [[ArmoredClosetGay the malicious, heartless bastard of a closet queen who refuses to think of himself as gay]]. Prior is a particularly poignant aversion because near the beginning he is in the advanced stages of the disease and it seems like he's about to go at any minute. His boyfriend Louis abandons him when the disease gets too intense. When Prior's condition does improve, Louis has to make amends with him.



* In ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'', the only character who dies is Angel, a gay male drag queen and/or trans woman. Mimi, the straight female drug addict, comes close, and likely dies soon after the play ends, but still makes it to the final curtain. The message implied was that Angel was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. A subversion is that the lesbian couple pretty much gets a happier ending than anyone else.

to:

* In ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'', the only character who dies is Angel, a gay male drag queen and/or or trans woman. Mimi, the straight female drug addict, comes close, and likely dies soon after the play ends, but still makes it to the final curtain. The message implied was that Angel was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. A subversion is that the lesbian couple pretty much gets a happier ending than anyone else.



* Painfully and sadly played straight in ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. Paul, after suffering a horrible childhood being rejected for being gay, falls on his leg that was operated on some time ago during a tap routine. While he doesn't die, his career ends and the other characters mourn how any of them could have a suffered a similar fate.
%% * ''Dog Sees God''.



* Abu'l Nuquod in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' is very, ''very'' strongly implied to be gay due to his speech about being taunted by his neighbors for being "different" and refusing to serve a god who considers him an abomination. Unfortunately, he's also a bad guy, so Altair chases him down and stabs him in the throat. It doesn't help that while Altair mentions Abu'l's greed, decadence, and theft from his people as reasons that he needs to die, ''nobody ever said that''. Going purely by what you hear around the city he's not such a bad guy. Granted, he does poison his party guests, but Altair didn't know that was going to happen.



* Viranus Donton in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. The only one character to be strongly hinted to be gay, and guess what happens to both him ''and'' his apparent romantic interest? The short version: mistaken for ''cavern trolls'' by a bunch of heavily armed mercenaries on acid.
** The ''Dragonborn'' expansion of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' introduces an NPC gay couple. They are dead by the time you get to Solstheim.

to:

* Viranus Donton in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. The only one character to be strongly hinted to be gay, and guess what happens to both him ''and'' his apparent romantic interest? The short version: mistaken for ''cavern trolls'' by a bunch of heavily armed mercenaries on acid.
**
The ''Dragonborn'' expansion of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' introduces an NPC gay couple. They are dead by the time you get to Solstheim.



* The ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series on top of HoYay has four obviously non-hetero men. Scott Dolph, bisexual ([[BlackDudeDiesFirst and black]]), dies after the prologue in ''[=MGS2=]''. Volgin the BigBad of ''[=MGS3=]'', DepravedBisexual, dies at the end. Raikov, Volgin's lover and DepravedHomosexual (there's nothing in game that shows this but a radio conversation with EVA reveals he likes to ''punch his subordinates in the face for no reason''), can be killed off with no consequences to the story. He was mostly a gag/minor plot device as it was. By the way, the way you dispatch of him is stuffing him [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything into a closet]]. Then finally there's Vamp who is also a DepravedBisexual and survives 2, dies in 4.

to:

* The ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series on top of HoYay has four obviously non-hetero men. Scott Dolph, bisexual ([[BlackDudeDiesFirst and black]]), dies after the prologue in ''[=MGS2=]''. Volgin the BigBad of ''[=MGS3=]'', DepravedBisexual, dies at the end. Raikov, Volgin's lover and DepravedHomosexual (there's nothing in game that shows this but a radio conversation with EVA reveals he likes to ''punch his subordinates in the face for no reason''), lover, can be killed off with no consequences to the story. He was mostly a gag/minor plot device as it was. By the way, the way you dispatch of him is stuffing him [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything into a closet]].story. Then finally there's Vamp who is also a DepravedBisexual and survives 2, dies in 4.



** Strangelove in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: Peace Walker'' is loudly lesbian and survives until the end!!... but only after hooking up with a man and implicitly becoming the mother of his child. At one point, she even states that she was planning to make herself into this trope by killing herself after completing Peace Walker, but changed her mind upon interpreting Peace Walker's message as The Boss (her female lover) telling her to move on.



** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' continues to avert this trope, since the majority of party members can't be killed, including the canonically gay Dorian and lesbian Sera. Your advisors Josephine and Leliana, who are both bisexual, can't be killed off either. [[spoiler: The Inquisitor, who can enter into a same-sex relationship, also doesn't die]].
*** While he can't die in the main campaign, [[spoiler: the pansexual Iron Bull can be killed in the Trespasser DLC if he was kept loyal to the Qun, as he turns on the Inquisitor near the finale.]]

to:

** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' continues to avert this trope, since the majority of party members can't be killed, including the canonically gay Dorian and lesbian Sera. Your advisors advisers Josephine and Leliana, who are both bisexual, can't be killed off either. [[spoiler: The Inquisitor, who can enter into a same-sex relationship, also doesn't die]].
die.
*** While he can't die in the main campaign, [[spoiler: the pansexual Iron Bull can be killed in the Trespasser DLC if he was kept loyal to the Qun, as he turns on the Inquisitor near the finale.]] finale.



* In the alpha version of ''VideoGame/KatawaShoujo'' [[spoiler:Misha]] seems into a depression and kills herself by standing in front of a car. The alpha is incomplete, as many of the arcs were vastly rewritten and it was accidentally leaked, but there's no apparent way to stop this. She dies in both the bad ''and'' good endings.
* [[spoiler:Matthew and Walter]] are bumped off frightening early in episode 2 of ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead: Season 2'', the only established gay couple (killed from a misunderstanding in the former, the latter is shot dead by the BigBad of the first three episodes). This wouldn't be as notable if it wasn't for their generally short screen-time compared to the straight couples (they are introduced and killed off in the same episode) They are also the only heroic characters that will die in said episode regardless of your choices.
* Another episodic title, ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', features the death of [[spoiler:Chloe Price]] in one of two [[HesitantSacrifice distinct endings]]. The first sees the player [[spoiler:[[TheNeedsOfTheMany allowing her to die in order for the world to become balanced again]]]], the other [[spoiler:keeping her alive but [[DoomedHometown destroying the rest of the town instead]]]].
** Also Chloe's implied girlfriend Rachel Amber [[spoiler: was murdered before the game began]].
* Noel of ''VideoGame/{{Lunarosse}}'' is doomed to die no matter what because of his overall role in the plot, with his being gay not really a factor. However, if you played your cards right and got on the path to the GoldenEnding, the first step to that is bringing him back to life, subverting this trope.
* The DLC campaign "Left Behind" in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' reveals that [[spoiler:Ellie's relationship with her best friend, Riley, weren't actually JustFriends and that Ellie and Riley were both bitten and infected when Ellie snuck out of the military academy to go out with Riley. It's implied that Riley eventually succumbed to the infection and turned, while Ellie became immune and never turned.]]

to:

* In the alpha version of ''VideoGame/KatawaShoujo'' [[spoiler:Misha]] seems Misha falls into a depression and kills herself by standing in front of a car. The alpha is incomplete, as many of the arcs were vastly rewritten and it was accidentally leaked, but there's no apparent way to stop this. She dies in both the bad ''and'' good endings.
* [[spoiler:Matthew and Walter]] are bumped off frightening early in episode 2 of ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead: Season 2'', the only established gay couple (killed from a misunderstanding in the former, the latter is shot dead by the BigBad of the first three episodes). This wouldn't be as notable if it wasn't for their generally short screen-time compared to the straight couples (they are introduced and killed off in the same episode) They are also the only heroic characters that will die in said episode regardless of your choices.
* Another episodic title,
''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', features the death of [[spoiler:Chloe Price]] Chloe Price in one of two [[HesitantSacrifice distinct endings]]. The first sees the player [[spoiler:[[TheNeedsOfTheMany [[TheNeedsOfTheMany allowing her to die in order for the world to become balanced again]]]], again]], the other [[spoiler:keeping keeping her alive but [[DoomedHometown destroying the rest of the town instead]]]].
** Also Chloe's implied girlfriend Rachel Amber [[spoiler: was murdered before the game began]].
* Noel of ''VideoGame/{{Lunarosse}}'' is doomed to die no matter what because of his overall role in the plot, with his being gay not really a factor. However, if you played your cards right and got on the path to the GoldenEnding, the first step to that is bringing him back to life, subverting this trope.
instead]].
* The DLC campaign "Left Behind" in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' reveals that [[spoiler:Ellie's Ellie's relationship with her best friend, Riley, weren't actually JustFriends and that Ellie and Riley were both bitten and infected when Ellie snuck out of the military academy to go out with Riley. It's implied that Riley eventually succumbed to the infection and turned, while Ellie became immune and never turned.]]



* {{Ca|mpGay}}rson, a fancharacter who had managed to show up once or twice in ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', was brought back after a long hiatus [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c60/p11.html just so the author could drop him down through a rotten floor in an abandoned house]], [[WhatTheHellHero where his friends abandon him to die]]. He was even marked as dead on the cast page, though this was all removed and became non-canon.
* ''FanFic/ChessPiece'' deconstructs this: Danny's gay lover commits suicide and comes back as a ghost. It's [[DrivenToSuicide implied as to why]], but still.



* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'' with the gay policeman Officer [[MeaningfulName Getskilled]]. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Who survives]].]]

to:

* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'' with the gay policeman Officer [[MeaningfulName Getskilled]]. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Who survives]].]]



* Usually averted in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', thanks to the KillEmAll / AnyoneCanDie storyline in play, which means most characters regardless of sexual orientation will die. However, the SpinOff ''Evolution'' had [[StraightGay Billy-Jay Clarke]] be the very first person to die, due to his power overloading, causing his [[EyeScream eyes to melt out of their sockets]].
* Inverted in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'': of the four major gay characters, three of them are among the only cast members with unambiguously happy endings (Foil, Parian and Legend), while the fourth was screwed over by factors WAY beyond her control and unrelated to sexuality (Panacea). Almost every straight relationship ends badly or in death: Skitter / Grue ends with Grue dead and Skitter stuck in a blocked off world away from the rest of cast, Grue / Cozen ends with Cozen forever the odd woman out in the Undersiders, Regent / Imp ends with Regent's HeroicSacrifice against Behemoth, everything involving New Wave ends in tragedy, and Trickster/Noelle ends in Noelle getting killed as a monster and Trickster as Teacher's puppet. Out of heterosexual relationships, only the RoboShip of Defiant / Dragon and Weld / Sveta end well, and both pairs had to [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn their good ending.]]
* Averted in ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'', Not only does [[spoiler: Carmilla]] not die like in the novella, her and [[spoiler: Laura]] actually get a happy ending, [[spoiler: ending in multiple kisses between the two. ]]

to:

* Usually averted in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', thanks to the KillEmAll / AnyoneCanDie storyline in play, which means most characters regardless of sexual orientation will die. However, the SpinOff ''Evolution'' had [[StraightGay Billy-Jay Clarke]] be the very first person to die, due to his power overloading, causing his [[EyeScream eyes to melt out of their sockets]].
* Inverted in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'': of the four major gay characters, three of them are among the only cast members with unambiguously happy endings (Foil, Parian and Legend), while the fourth was screwed over by factors WAY beyond her control and unrelated to sexuality (Panacea). Almost every straight relationship ends badly or in death: Skitter / Grue ends with Grue dead and Skitter stuck in a blocked off world away from the rest of cast, Grue / Cozen ends with Cozen forever the odd woman out in the Undersiders, Regent / Imp ends with Regent's HeroicSacrifice against Behemoth, everything involving New Wave ends in tragedy, and Trickster/Noelle ends in Noelle getting killed as a monster and Trickster as Teacher's puppet. Out of heterosexual relationships, only the RoboShip of Defiant / Dragon and Weld / Sveta end well, and both pairs had to [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn their good ending.]]
* Averted in ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'', Not only does [[spoiler: Carmilla]] Carmilla not die like in the novella, her and [[spoiler: Laura]] Laura actually get a happy ending, [[spoiler: ending in multiple kisses between the two. ]]two.
4th May '16 6:48:49 AM cheesecakeandchill
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Jesse and Ceasar, the hunter couple introduced in the season 11 episode, "The Chitters". Not only do they both survive the episode, but they decide to [[HeartwarmingMoments leave the hunting life and settle down on a ranch to raise horses.]]
2nd May '16 8:32:05 PM StrixObscuro
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Played straight with [[spoiler:Mayfair's new girlfriend, who is brutally murdered.]]
28th Apr '16 6:45:39 PM bojangle387
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Unfortunately, his bisexual lover, who is finally coming to terms with being in love with a man, [[TearJerker does not avert this trope]]. Although WordOfGay has it that all five original regular characters were bisexual, Gwen, who was the only one never to engage in voluntary same-sex activity on screen, was also the only mortal one to survive to the end of the show.

to:

** Unfortunately, his bisexual lover, who is finally coming to terms with being in love with a man, [[TearJerker does not avert this trope]]. Although WordOfGay has it that all five original regular characters were bisexual, Gwen, who was the has only one never to engage ever engaged in voluntary same-sex activity on screen, screen once, was also the only mortal one to survive to the end of the show.


Added DiffLines:

** In the episode 'Midnight', Sky Silvestry, the only character in the episode confirmed to be queer, is possessed and eventally killed.
28th Apr '16 1:04:20 PM StrixObscuro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Transgender Woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[{{AnythingThatMoves}} Dorian]] [[{{DepravedBisexual}} Mother Fuckin]] [[{{ImmortalityBisexuality}} Grey]]. As he is immortal it's going to be kind of hard to Bury this...Pansexual?
** Then you have [[{{TransparentCloset}} "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[{{TwoferTokenMinority}}also Jewish]] ) and is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.

to:

** Transgender Woman woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[{{AnythingThatMoves}} Dorian]] [[{{DepravedBisexual}} Mother Fuckin]] [[{{ImmortalityBisexuality}} Grey]]. As he is immortal it's going to be kind of hard to Bury this...Pansexual?
pansexual?
** Then you have [[{{TransparentCloset}} "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[{{TwoferTokenMinority}}also [[{{TwoferTokenMinority}} also Jewish]] ) and is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.



* ''Series/{{Quantico}} went into its winter break with the death of its sole gay recurring character, Elias, who is blackmailed into helping the BigBad carry out an attack and then chooses to leap out a window to his death rather than be arrested.

to:

* ''Series/{{Quantico}} ''Series/{{Quantico}}'' went into its winter break with the death of its sole gay recurring character, Elias, who is blackmailed into helping the BigBad carry out an attack and then chooses to leap out a window to his death rather than be arrested.
arrested. When the show came back, Alex's new superior, Hannah Wyland, was revealed to be in a relationship with another woman. So far, she's still alive.
* In ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'', Bethany Mayfair was revealed to be a lesbian, but the same episode also reveals that the reason she's not very public about this is because [[spoiler:her former girlfriend was deeply involved in the Daylight program and killed herself after fearing it would be exposed.]]
** It later turns out that [[spoiler:Mayfair's ex is still alive; she faked her death to flee the country. Bethany is not pleased when she finds out.]]
26th Apr '16 4:03:30 PM StrixObscuro
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** However, a later episode featured a flashback to the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', in which Hartley mentions having checked in on Hand, referring to her as [[AffectionateNickname "Vicki"]].
26th Apr '16 4:00:04 PM StrixObscuro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Victoria Hand [[DroppedABridgeOnHer gets a bridge dropped on her]] in the last story of vol 2 in ''ComicBook/NewAvengers''.

to:

* Victoria Hand [[DroppedABridgeOnHer gets a bridge dropped on her]] in the last story of vol vol. 2 in ''ComicBook/NewAvengers''.



* In ''{{ComicBook/Circles}}'', the only character who dies is Paulie and he dies from HIV. His husband Douglas was devastated but soon he was comforted by everyone else. While everyone else was alive and had an EarnYourHappyEnding, at least Doug had a BittersweetEnding.

to:

* In ''{{ComicBook/Circles}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'', the only character who dies is Paulie and he dies from HIV. His husband Douglas was devastated but soon he was comforted by everyone else. While everyone else was alive and had an EarnYourHappyEnding, at least Doug had a BittersweetEnding.BittersweetEnding.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways 2015}}'', bisexual Pixie is killed off in the second issue. Her ex-girlfriend Jubilee survives, however, and winds up dating Sanna Strand.
* Played with in Creator/MarkMillar's last arc on ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', which opens with the apparent deaths of openly-gay Apollo and Midnighter, but they both turn out to be alive. However, both the lesbian Rush and bisexual Teuton from the fake Authority end up being brutally killed by Midnighter during his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.



** However, a later episode featured a flashback to the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', in which Hartley mentions having checked in on Hand, referring to her as [[AffectionateNickname "Vicki."]]



* Denise from AMC's The Walking Dead is shot through the head with an arrow by a crossbow; never again to see her girlfriend Tara. Another one of Tara's girlfriends, Alisha, is shot in the head with a bullet from a gun.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has had exactly three openly gay and lesbian supporting characters. The [[{{MagicalQueer}}gay man and witch Luke]] in Seasons 5 and 6 who died while merging his powers with sociopath brother Kai, and Season 7 had [[{{HybridMonster}} Vampire/Witch Hybrids The Heretics]], Mary Louise and Nora who die in a fiery car crash while escaping from a vampire hunter.

to:

* Denise from AMC's The Walking Dead ''Series/TheWalkingDead is shot through the head with an arrow by a crossbow; never again to see her girlfriend Tara. Another one of Tara's girlfriends, Alisha, is shot in the head with a bullet from a gun.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has had exactly three openly gay and lesbian supporting characters. The [[{{MagicalQueer}}gay [[{{MagicalQueer}} gay man and witch Luke]] in Seasons 5 and 6 who died while merging his powers with sociopath brother Kai, and Season 7 had [[{{HybridMonster}} Vampire/Witch Hybrids The Heretics]], Mary Louise and Nora who die in a fiery car crash while escaping from a vampire hunter.




to:

* ''Series/{{Quantico}} went into its winter break with the death of its sole gay recurring character, Elias, who is blackmailed into helping the BigBad carry out an attack and then chooses to leap out a window to his death rather than be arrested.
26th Apr '16 3:39:16 PM JiminysJournal
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** However, a later episode featured a flashback to the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', in which Hartley mentions having checked in on Hand, referring to her as [[AffectionateNickname "Vicki."]]
23rd Apr '16 9:08:27 PM Monessi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The Mina Davis books ''[[Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed Hungover and Handcuffed]]'' and ''[[Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend Asshole Yakuza Boyfriend]]'' are kind of an odd case; in the first one, it seems like Lucy is a victim of this, but the sequel and WordOfGod establish a CastFullOfGay, and dead (implicitly) straight characters dramatically outnumber dead queer characters, especially in proportion to the number of both in the books.
17th Apr '16 12:31:01 PM Landis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[ExtraOreDinary Joey]] "[[FanNickname Melty Joe]]" [[TwoferTokenMinority Gutierrez]] is (thus far) a subversion: his death has been teased on at least two occasions but has been avoided both times.
This list shows the last 10 events of 871. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BuryYourGays