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20th Mar '17 5:20:37 PM iveru
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* In [[TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls]] Veronica and Emily fall in love. Veronica is killed quite shortly after.


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9th Mar '17 6:29:15 AM Tylerbear12
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* Discussed at After Elton, a gay entertainment site [[http://www.afterelton.com/TV/2010/3/why-gay-characters-always-die here]].
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4th Mar '17 6:38:41 PM Katsuhagi
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* Knockout, one of the bad guys in DC's fantastic ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' died essentially offscreen between the first mini-series and the ongoing comic. Her lover Scandal Savage is left devastated although thankfully not insane or any more evil than before. Knockout was a "New God" and killed off with the rest in the ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' arc, so it gets a pass as her death didn't come off like such an afterthought within the confines of someone else's comic book or because of her lesbian relationship, and the writer, Creator/GailSimone, was not happy that the character had to die. It also helps that in the finale of ''Secret Six'' they go to Hell and get Knockout back.

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* Knockout, one of the bad guys in DC's fantastic ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' died essentially offscreen between the first mini-series and the ongoing comic. Her lover Scandal Savage is left devastated although thankfully not insane or any more evil than before. Knockout was a "New God" and killed off with the rest in the ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' arc, so it gets a pass as her death didn't come off like such an afterthought within the confines of someone else's comic book or because of her lesbian relationship, and the writer, Creator/GailSimone, was not happy that the character had to die. It also helps that in the finale of ''Secret Six'' they go to Hell and get Knockout back.back, and it's shown in the reboot version of the series that she's in a quite happy [[{{Polyamory}} three way]] marriage with Scandal and Liana, with a plan to start a family.
4th Mar '17 5:50:16 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Zig-zagged in ''The Eyes of Laura Mars''. The killer is clearly going after friends and associates of the title character, but her flamboyant GayBestFriend does not end up a victim, despite an effective fakeout in the middle act. It's implied that the killer is specifically targeting ''women'' who are close to Laura, though, and two of his later victims are a lesbian couple.
22nd Feb '17 1:07:39 AM shamblingdead2
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* ''Literature/TheStand'' : True to many of the works of Creator/StephenKing , there are few gay/bi characters, and they all meet pretty horrible ends. Kit Bradenton, The Kid, Trashcan Man, and Dayna all get memorable deaths.
21st Feb '17 11:40:46 AM hujwernoo
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* ''{{Literature/Worm}}'': [[spoiler: {{Averted}} with extreme prejudice. Parian, Foil, Panacea and Legend ALL survive to the end, and from the latter's optimistic behavior in the epilogue we can even infer that his husband survived too.]]
5th Feb '17 8:34:37 PM Yuurg
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Period fiction also needs to take into account the lack of understanding of gay characters, whereby depicting the death or murder of homosexuals may not reflect the views of the author but the social dynamics of the setting. However, again, there were gay people throughout history who survived and lived full lives, and it is possible to tell those stories rather than working on the assumption that tragedy is the only narrative option. Defaulting to the reasoning of TruthInTelevision provides some justification, but does not necessarily negate this trope.

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Period fiction also needs to take into account the lack of understanding of gay characters, whereby depicting the death or murder of homosexuals gay people may not reflect the views of the author but the social dynamics of the setting. However, again, there were gay people throughout history who survived and lived full lives, and it is possible to tell those stories rather than working on the assumption that tragedy is the only narrative option. Defaulting to the reasoning of TruthInTelevision provides some justification, but does not necessarily negate this trope.



* TruthInTelevision with ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar''. The LRA hates Muslims and homosexuals and will kill both indiscriminately.

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* TruthInTelevision with ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar''. The LRA hates Muslims and homosexuals gay people and will kill both indiscriminately.



* The pair of Victorian homosexuals are dead by episode three of 2013's ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' as a direct result of Greyson's blackmail.

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* The pair of Victorian homosexuals gay people are dead by episode three of 2013's ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' as a direct result of Greyson's blackmail.
17th Jan '17 10:40:30 AM JarvisLyttle
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* ''Film/LostAndDelirious'' is all about this trope. [[StarCrossedLovers Central characters]] Paulie and Tory carry on a secret romantic relationship, which is effectively destroyed when 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 Paulie's mental state deteriorating, which culminates in Paulie stabbing Tory's new boyfriend before throwing herself off of a roof, ending her own life.
* ''Film/NineDeadGayGuys'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin All there in the title.]] The two protagonists, one straight and one gay, live.

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* ''Film/LostAndDelirious'' is all The ''1919'' German film ''Anders als die Andern'' (''Different from the Others'') used this trope to deliberate effect. It was genuinely trying to educate the public about this trope. [[StarCrossedLovers Central characters]] Paulie the senseless persecution of gays and Tory carry on included real life sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld giving a secret romantic relationship, which is effectively destroyed when Tory's sister finds out about their relationship, and Tory panics, breaks off the relationship, and tells her sister lecture that Paulie raped her. The remainder of homosexuality was completely natural. That said, the film is main character still gets thrown out of school, loses all about Paulie's mental state deteriorating, which culminates in Paulie stabbing Tory's new boyfriend before throwing herself off of a roof, ending her own life.
* ''Film/NineDeadGayGuys'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin All there in the title.]] The two protagonists, one straight
his clients, is blackmailed and one gay, live.eventually commits suicide.



* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' has the prince's male lover being murdered by [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade King Edward]] by throwing said lover out a tall window right in front of the prince. In real life, Gaveston was Prince Edward's favorite, but it's not known with certainty that they were lovers. Gaveston was eventually captured and executed, but [[FictionalizedDeathAccount not the same way]], and it had more to do with Edward's favoritism than explicitly with homosexuality.



* ''Film/TheDamned'' takes this UpToEleven by showing the Nazi [=SA=] having a gay orgy, only to be massacred en masse by the [=SS=] the next morning.



* In ''Film/GirlHouse'' all three of the gay characters are killed off brutally.
* In "Horns", two male police officers are revealed to secretly harbor feelings for each other. During the end sequence of the movie, one of them gets his face blown off with a shotgun.



* In ''Film/GirlHouse'' all three of the gay characters are killed off brutally.
* In ''Ikari'' (''Rage''), Naoto dies alone in a park from complications with his heart.

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* In ''Film/GirlHouse'' all three of the gay characters are killed off brutally.
* In ''Ikari'' (''Rage''), Naoto dies alone in a park from complications with his heart.



* ''Film/LostAndDelirious'' is all about this trope. [[StarCrossedLovers Central characters]] Paulie and Tory carry on a secret romantic relationship, which is effectively destroyed when 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 Paulie's mental state deteriorating, which culminates in Paulie stabbing Tory's new boyfriend before throwing herself off of a roof, ending her own life.
* ''Film/NineDeadGayGuys'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin All there in the title.]] The two protagonists, one straight and one gay, live.



* The ''1919'' German film ''Anders als die Andern'' (''Different from the Others'') used this trope to deliberate effect. It was genuinely trying to educate the public about the senseless persecution of gays and included real life sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld giving a lecture that homosexuality was completely natural. That said, the main character still gets thrown out of school, loses all of his clients, is blackmailed and eventually commits suicide.
* ''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.



* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' has the prince's male lover being murdered by [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade King Edward]] by throwing said lover out a tall window right in front of the prince. In real life, Gaveston was Prince Edward's favorite, but it's not known with certainty that they were lovers. Gaveston was eventually captured and executed, but [[FictionalizedDeathAccount not the same way]], and it had more to do with Edward's favoritism than explicitly with homosexuality.
* In the fantasy-horror ''Film/{{Warlock}}'', the main character's gay roommate is killed off quite early and in brutal fashion by the Warlock.
* "Boy" Barrett's suicide in ''Film/{{Victim}}'' (1961) It's the guy who's more open about his sexuality who has to die. In a common working of the trope, he dies to protect the man he loves: knowing he'll be questioned by police, he hangs himself in his prison cell to avoid revealing a distinguished lawyer's involvement with him.

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* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' has ''Film/ASingleMan'': George's partner of sixteen years dies in a car accident eight months before the prince's male lover being murdered by [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade King Edward]] by throwing said lover out a tall window right in front start of the prince. In real life, Gaveston was Prince Edward's favorite, but it's not known with certainty that they were lovers. Gaveston was eventually captured and executed, but [[FictionalizedDeathAccount not film. By the same way]], and it had more to do with Edward's favoritism than explicitly with homosexuality.
* In
end of the fantasy-horror ''Film/{{Warlock}}'', the main character's gay roommate is killed off quite early and in brutal fashion by the Warlock.
* "Boy" Barrett's
story, George himself dies due to a heart-attack, right after an epiphany which stopped him from committing suicide in ''Film/{{Victim}}'' (1961) It's out of unsustainable grief. He was so busy preparing for his death that day that he forgot to take the guy who's more open about his sexuality who has to die. In a common working of the trope, he dies to protect the man he loves: knowing he'll be questioned by police, he hangs himself in his prison cell to avoid revealing a distinguished lawyer's involvement with him.heart medicine keeping him alive.



* In "Horns", two male police officers are revealed to secretly harbor feelings for each other. During the end sequence of the movie, one of them gets his face blown off with a shotgun.
* ''Film/TheDamned'' takes this UpToEleven by showing the Nazi [=SA=] having a gay orgy, only to be massacred en masse by the [=SS=] the next morning.



* "Boy" Barrett's suicide in ''Film/{{Victim}}'' (1961) It's the guy who's more open about his sexuality who has to die. In a common working of the trope, he dies to protect the man he loves: knowing he'll be questioned by police, he hangs himself in his prison cell to avoid revealing a distinguished lawyer's involvement with him.
* In the fantasy-horror ''Film/{{Warlock}}'', the main character's gay roommate is killed off quite early and in brutal fashion by the Warlock.



** The show also featured the deaths of bisexual female characters Lucretia, Gaia, Saxa, and Ilithyia. But justified by Lucretia and Ilithyia being antagonists with Gaia's death in the prequel being partly responsible for Lucretia's StartOfDarkness and [[KillEmAll Saxa dying among many other characters including almost all the main cast in the series finale]]. There is also the justified deaths of several Romans like for example Tiberius and gladiators/slaves like Gnaeus who was raping Pietros leading to his suicide and Spartacus killing Gnaeus as a result of this because of their portrayal as depraved homosexuals/bisexuals and as antagonists.

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** The show also featured the deaths of bisexual female characters Lucretia, Gaia, Saxa, Castus and Ilithyia. But justified by Lucretia and Ilithyia being antagonists with Gaia's death in the prequel being partly responsible for Lucretia's StartOfDarkness and [[KillEmAll Saxa and Castus dying among many other characters including almost all the main cast in the final battle in the series finale]]. There is also the justified deaths of several Romans some Roman characters like for example Tiberius who raped two characters male and gladiators/slaves like female and the other Romans who took advantage of the male and female slaves. Also the gladiator Gnaeus who was raping Pietros leading to his suicide and Spartacus killing Gnaeus as a result of this because of their portrayal as depraved homosexuals/bisexuals and as antagonists.this.



* The BodyOfTheWeek in the ''Series/{{Vegas|2012}}'' episode "Masquerade" was one half of a lesbian couple, though it didn't have anything to do with her death.



** Season 7 had the members of the[[HybridMonster Vampire/Witch Hybrids]] known as The Heretics, Mary Louise and Nora who kill themselves in a fiery car crash while escaping from a vampire hunter to destroy the weapon that she uses to trap the souls of vampires and because Nora was dying from a magical illness Mary decides she would rather them die together than spend the rest of their lives running and they didn't want to live without each other.

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** Season 7 had the members of the[[HybridMonster Vampire/Witch Hybrids]] known as The Heretics, Mary Louise and Nora who kill themselves in a fiery car crash while escaping from a vampire hunter to destroy the Phoenix Stone, the weapon that she uses to trap the souls of vampires and because Nora was dying from a magical illness illness, Mary decides she would rather them [[TogetherInDeath die together together]] than spend the rest of their lives running or separated in the stone and they didn't want to live without each other.



** There is also the death of Nadia Petrova who was introduced having a [[ThreeWaySex three-way]] with [[BiTheWay Matt and Rebekah]] and she dies from getting a werewolf bite from Tyler.
* The BodyOfTheWeek in the ''Series/{{Vegas|2012}}'' episode "Masquerade" was one half of a lesbian couple, though it didn't have anything to do with her death.



** Tara herself is still alive along with Aaron and his boyfriend Eric and Tara was also PromotedToOpeningCredits in season 7.


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** Tara herself is currently still alive along with Aaron and his boyfriend Eric and Tara was also PromotedToOpeningCredits in season 7.

10th Jan '17 4:02:54 PM JarvisLyttle
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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' provides a unique subversion in which the female couple, Yorkie and Kelly both die but their deaths make it that they achieve immortality through their minds being uploaded into a virtual world and they get to live together for eternity as a married couple getting a happy ending.

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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' provides a unique subversion in which the female couple, Yorkie and Kelly both die but their deaths make it that they achieve immortality through their minds being uploaded into a virtual world and they get to live together for eternity as a married couple getting and get a happy ending.ending as a result of this.



** Subverted with Emily Fields who is one of the main protagonists which also includes Alison and others who may be bisexual. Also there has been several other lesbian/bisexual female characters (usually love interests for Emily) that are still alive and are instead PutOnABus or only appear as minor/guest star characters.

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** Subverted with Emily Fields who is one of the main protagonists which also includes Alison and others who may be bisexual. Also there has been several other lesbian/bisexual female characters (usually love interests for Emily) that who are still alive and are instead were PutOnABus or they only appear appeared as a minor/guest star characters.character.
10th Jan '17 3:55:47 PM JarvisLyttle
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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' provides a unique subversion in which the female couple, Yorkie and Kelly both die but their deaths make it that they achieve immortality through their minds being uploaded into a virtual world and they get to live together for eternity as a married couple.

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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' provides a unique subversion in which the female couple, Yorkie and Kelly both die but their deaths make it that they achieve immortality through their minds being uploaded into a virtual world and they get to live together for eternity as a married couple.couple getting a happy ending.



* ''Series/PennyDreadful'' Subverts this somewhat as it has at least three LGBT characters,
** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[AnythingThatMoves Dorian]] [[DepravedBisexual Mother Fuckin]] [[ImmortalityBisexuality Grey]].
** 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 at the time, you can guess how that ended.

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* Subverted in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' Subverts this somewhat as it has at least with the three LGBT characters,
main characters Ethan, Dorian, and Lily who are all bisexual and are still alive at the end of the series.
** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[AnythingThatMoves Dorian]] [[DepravedBisexual Mother Fuckin]] Dorian]] [[ImmortalityBisexuality Grey]].
Grey]] who was her lover.
** Then you have Subverted example with [[TransparentCloset "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[TwoferTokenMinority also Jewish]] ) and who is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.alive and was PutOnABus.
** Mina and Vanness also have some heavy LesYay going on and as Mina who is implied to be a LesbianVampire at the time, you can guess how that ended.is killed to protect Vanessa from her.
** Justine who had a sexual relationship with both Dorian and Lily is killed by Dorian.



* There have been a total of 9 deaths on ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', two of whom were gay, Maya St. Germain and Shana Fling. They are survived by a few other gay characters, including main character Emily.

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* There have been a total of 9 deaths on ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', two saw the deaths of whom were gay, gay/bisexual female characters Maya St. Germain and Germain, Shana Fling. They Fling, and Sara Harvey. Though the deaths of Shana and Sara are survived justified by a few them being antagonists.
** Subverted with Emily Fields who is one of the main protagonists which also includes Alison and others who may be bisexual. Also there has been several
other gay characters, including main character Emily.lesbian/bisexual female characters (usually love interests for Emily) that are still alive and are instead PutOnABus or only appear as minor/guest star characters.



** In the series the three gay male characters Barca, Pietros, and Auctus have been killed with Pietros killing himself after the death of his lover Barca and Barca's former lover Auctus's death was depicted in the prequel.
** The show also featured the deaths of bisexual female characters Lucretia, Gaia, Saxa, and Ilithyia. But justified by Lucretia and Ilithyia being antagonists with Gaia's death in the prequel being partly responsible for Lucretia's StartOfDarkness and Saxa dying among a lot of others in the final battle in the series finale. There is also the justified deaths of several Romans like for example Tiberius and gladiators/slaves like Gnaeus who was raping Pietros leading to his suicide because of their portrayal as depraved homosexuals/bisexuals and as antagonists
** {{Inverted}} in ''War of the Damned'' with male couple Agron and Nasir who are the ''only'' main ex-slaves left standing at the end of the series.

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** In the The series the has had three gay male characters Barca, Pietros, and Auctus have been killed off with Pietros killing who killed himself after the death of his lover Barca and Barca's former past lover Auctus's [[PosthumousCharacter Auctus who's death was depicted in the prequel.prequel]].
** The show also featured the deaths of bisexual female characters Lucretia, Gaia, Saxa, and Ilithyia. But justified by Lucretia and Ilithyia being antagonists with Gaia's death in the prequel being partly responsible for Lucretia's StartOfDarkness and [[KillEmAll Saxa dying among a lot of others in many other characters including almost all the final battle main cast in the series finale. finale]]. There is also the justified deaths of several Romans like for example Tiberius and gladiators/slaves like Gnaeus who was raping Pietros leading to his suicide and Spartacus killing Gnaeus as a result of this because of their portrayal as depraved homosexuals/bisexuals and as antagonists
antagonists.
** {{Inverted}} in ''War of the Damned'' with male couple Agron and Nasir who are the ''only'' main ex-slaves ex-slaves/protagonists left standing at in the end of the series.series finale.
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