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26th Apr '16 1:54:31 PM BreadBull
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Compare PlotArmor, which is where the main characters don't die in the first place because of their importance to the plot.

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Compare PlotArmor, which is where the main characters don't die in the first place because of their importance to the plot.
plot. Also consider a DisneyDeath, which is where characters are seemingly killed but you know it's not permanent cause [[ThinkOfTheChildren it's a kids' show.]]
3rd Apr '16 5:48:38 AM nighttrainfm
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** Inverted where TheNthDoctor regeneration arrangement means that the leads can have contracts shorter than the series, but you know that the current actor's contract is up at the end of the next season, the Doctor is going to regenerate into something new. David Tennant's departure was arranged a couple of years before it occurred in such away that before it happened a lot of time was spent focusing on the new actor.

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** Inverted where TheNthDoctor regeneration arrangement means that the leads can have contracts shorter than the series, but you know that if the current actor's contract is up at the end of the next season, the Doctor is going to regenerate into something new. David Tennant's departure was arranged a couple of years before it occurred in such away that before it happened a lot of time was spent focusing on the new actor.



** The MythArc in series 6 revolves around The Doctor suffering [[DeaderThanDead permanent death]]. Despite his murder and the cremation of the body being shown onscreen, the knowledge the a new series has been commissioned, with Matt Smith no less, somewhat lessens the impact. Indeed, in "The Wedding of River Song", he fakes his death by controlling a Teselecta robot.

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** The MythArc in series 6 revolves around The Doctor suffering [[DeaderThanDead permanent death]]. Despite his murder and the cremation of the body being shown onscreen, the knowledge the that a new series has been commissioned, with Matt Smith no less, somewhat lessens the impact. Indeed, in "The Wedding of River Song", he fakes his death by controlling a Teselecta Tesselecta robot.
29th Mar '16 4:20:33 AM Waddle
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* The death of Superman in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' surprised many fans, and the [[AmbiguousEnding last shot]] could have filled many discussions of whether or not Clark Kent was KilledOffForReal or would eventually [[BackFromTheDead come back]] like in the [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman original comic book]] until you learn that Creator/HenryCavill is already expected to appear in the two ''Film/{{Justice League|2017}}'' movies [[note]]though it could be mere flashbacks or that his involvement in the movies was purposely falsified by Warner to keep the element of surprise[[/note]].[[/folder]]
25th Feb '16 3:46:35 PM rjd1922
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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with a character being literally immortal as long as they meet certain conditions.]]



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5th Jan '16 2:07:17 PM darrenr
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** Creator/GeoregeEads and the character of Nick:

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** Creator/GeoregeEads Creator/GeorgeEads and the character of Nick:
16th Dec '15 12:25:19 PM erforce
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* Any {{Prequel}} or {{Interquel}} movie loses a lot of its suspense when it includes characters appearing in the original movie, since you ''know'' they won't be killed, or at least won't stay dead. In the ''Film/StarWars'' trilogy, while he was played by a different actor, you knew Obi Wan was going to make it, as well as Yoda, the droids and even the BigBad.

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* Any {{Prequel}} or {{Interquel}} movie loses a lot of its suspense when it includes characters appearing in the original movie, since you ''know'' they won't be killed, or at least won't stay dead. In the ''Film/StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, while he was played by a different actor, you knew Obi Wan was going to make it, as well as Yoda, the droids and even the BigBad.



* Marvel teased that there would be a "big death" in ''Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron''. The problem is, the majority of the characters had already been confirmed to survive thanks to casting news for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', while the only actor not confirmed for future movies was Creator/AaronJohnson. It was ultimately ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} who bit the bullet during the final battle, to the surprise of no one.

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* Marvel teased that there would be a "big death" in ''Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron''.''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. The problem is, the majority of the characters had already been confirmed to survive thanks to casting news for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', while the only actor not confirmed for future movies was Creator/AaronJohnson. It was ultimately ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} who bit the bullet during the final battle, to the surprise of no one.



15th Dec '15 2:22:47 PM MrThorfan64
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** It is generally assumed that the "Big Three" (Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Bran Stark) have this, at least until the final book comes out. Interestingly enough, Daenerys' PlotArmor in an AnyoneCanDie setting is one of the reasons she has become TheScrappy to many viewers.

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** It is generally assumed that the "Big Three" (Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Bran Stark) have this, at least until the final book comes out. Interestingly enough, Daenerys' PlotArmor in an AnyoneCanDie setting is one of the reasons she has become TheScrappy to many viewers.readers.
15th Dec '15 2:22:28 PM MrThorfan64
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** It is generally assumed that the "Big Three" (Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Bran Stark) have this, at least until the final book comes out.

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** It is generally assumed that the "Big Three" (Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Bran Stark) have this, at least until the final book comes out. Interestingly enough, Daenerys' PlotArmor in an AnyoneCanDie setting is one of the reasons she has become TheScrappy to many viewers.
1st Dec '15 10:02:52 AM lelitu
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* Captain Jack in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' [[{{Immortality}} cannot die]]. ''Ever''. Not even if he gets blown up. Sometimes they try to make it look like he's been KilledOffForReal, but it's always pretty obvious that he's coming back.

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* Captain Jack in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' [[{{Immortality}} [[{{Resurrective Immortality}} cannot permanently die]]. ''Ever''. Not even if he gets blown up. Sometimes they try to make it look like he's been KilledOffForReal, but it's always pretty obvious that he's coming back.
13th Nov '15 2:15:32 PM thatother1dude
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->'''George''': No, wait, I've got it! Quick, stand next to me!
->'''Proto Man''': Why?
->'''George''': [[NoFourthWall My name's in the title of the comic!]] [[PlotArmor I can't die!]]

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->'''George''': No, wait, I've got it! Quick, stand next to me!
->'''Proto
me!\\
'''Proto
Man''': Why?
->'''George''': [[NoFourthWall
Why?\\
'''George''':
My name's in the title of the comic!]] [[PlotArmor comic! I can't die!]]die!
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