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7th Sep '17 6:41:34 AM Silverblade2
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** The show averts it. Sean Bean is the top-billing and most recognizable actor in the show, playing noble Eddard Stark, and is one of the few legitimately good characters in a world filled with GrayAndGrayMorality. He gets KilledOffForReal in the first season, setting off a shockwave through people who haven't read the book and establishing that AnyoneCanDie. It ''is'' [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean]] after all, if any character in any series is more or less guaranteed to get KilledOffForReal, it's one played by him.

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** The show averts it. Sean Bean is the top-billing and most recognizable actor in the show, playing noble Eddard Stark, and is one of the few legitimately good characters in a world filled with GrayAndGrayMorality. He gets KilledOffForReal killed in the first season, setting off a shockwave through people who haven't read the book and establishing that AnyoneCanDie. It ''is'' [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean]] after all, if any character in any series is more or less guaranteed to get KilledOffForReal, killed, it's one played by him.
2nd Sep '17 5:51:36 PM comicwriter
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* Fans of ''Manga/SoulEater'' are really hoping for this, because as of chapter 110, Maka was just ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. It ''is'' in effect, and Soul uses the black blood to save Maka (justified in that [[DarkMagicalGirl Crona]] had suffered similar injuries and survived). Maka's nonchalant about the whole thing.



* 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 ''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.
* We knew {{Wolverine}}, Sabretooth, and William Stryker would all survive in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', since they appeared in the original movies.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Even before the sequel title was announced (which spoiled it instantly for comics readers), it was clear enough that Bucky was going to turn out to have survived his fall from the train from the fact that Creator/SebastianStan had signed a ''nine-movie'' contract with Marvel.
* Marvel teased that there would be a "big death" in ''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.
* 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]]

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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 ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, while he was played by a different actor, you knew Obi Wan Obi-Wan was going to make it, as well as Yoda, the droids and even the BigBad.
* We knew {{Wolverine}}, Sabretooth, Comicbook/{{Sabretooth}}, and William Stryker would all survive in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', since they appeared in the original movies.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Even before the sequel title was announced (which spoiled it instantly for comics readers), it was clear enough that Bucky Comicbook/{{Bucky|Barnes}} was going to turn out to have survived his fall from the train from the fact that Creator/SebastianStan had signed a ''nine-movie'' contract with Marvel.
* Marvel teased that there would be a "big death" in ''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.
one (or at least nobody who knew about ''Civil War'').
* 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 it was confirmed that Creator/HenryCavill is already expected to would 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]].League|2017}}''.[[/folder]]
12th May '17 1:56:20 PM Cidolfas
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** [[spoiler:Subverted, of course, with Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown, where Sir Terry, in a very different phase of his life, went ahead and did it for real.]]
5th May '17 5:55:48 PM Skylentt
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* Lampshaded in ''[[Manga/DGrayman]]'' by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.

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* Lampshaded in ''[[Manga/DGrayman]]'' ''Manga/DGrayman'' by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.
5th May '17 5:55:04 PM Skylentt
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* Lampshaded in ''[[DGrayman]]'' by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.

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* Lampshaded in ''[[DGrayman]]'' ''[[Manga/DGrayman]]'' by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.
5th May '17 5:54:20 PM Skylentt
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* Lampshaded in ''[[DGrayman]] by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.

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* Lampshaded in ''[[DGrayman]] ''[[DGrayman]]'' by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.
5th May '17 5:54:00 PM Skylentt
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* Lampshaded in ''[[DGray-man]] by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.

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* Lampshaded in ''[[DGray-man]] ''[[DGrayman]] by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.
5th May '17 5:53:09 PM Skylentt
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* Fans of ''Manga/SoulEater'' are really hoping for this, because as of chapter 110, Maka was just ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. It ''is'' in effect, and Soul uses the black blood to save Maka (justified in that [[DarkMagicalGirl Crona]] had suffered similar injuries and survived). Maka's nonchalant about the whole thing.
* Amelia of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' seems to [[StuffedIntoTheFridge end up grievously injured]] in order to [[KickTheDog demonstrate the evil of the villains]], but given that her voice actress is always signed on for full seasons (and given that the fans would revolt were she to actually die) she is profoundly unlikely to ever actually be in anything resembling true mortal peril. This can actually apply to any characters in the series that isn't a major villain or a minor ally (such as Zelgadis' henchmen [[ThoseTwoGuys Zolf and Rodimus]] in the first season); however, this is averted in the LightNovel series in regards to Luke and Millina, two major allies of Lina and Gourry for the second half of the books.

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* Fans of ''Manga/SoulEater'' Lampshaded in ''[[DGray-man]] by Bookman when Allen is left for dead by Tyki Mikk with a hole in his heart. His body disappears so his friends have no idea what happened to him and are really hoping for this, because as of very understandably worried that he is dead. Bookman says that he believe him to be alive he has not fulfilled the prophecy made by Hevlaska yet.
* Erza's supposed death in
chapter 110, Maka was just ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. It ''is'' in effect, and Soul uses 100 of ''Manga/FairyTail''. Even when you see the black blood to save Maka (justified in that [[DarkMagicalGirl Crona]] had suffered similar injuries and survived). Maka's nonchalant about funeral, you know it's not real. As if they'd seriously kill off the whole thing.
* Amelia of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' seems to [[StuffedIntoTheFridge end up grievously injured]]
most popular female character in order to [[KickTheDog demonstrate the evil of the villains]], but given that her voice actress is always signed on for full seasons (and given that the fans would revolt were she to actually die) she is profoundly unlikely to ever actually be in anything resembling true mortal peril. This can actually apply to any characters in the a series that isn't a major villain or a minor ally (such as Zelgadis' henchmen [[ThoseTwoGuys Zolf and Rodimus]] in the first season); however, this is averted in the LightNovel series in regards to Luke and Millina, two major allies of Lina and Gourry for the second half of the books.that's 45% male oriented fanservice.



* Erza's supposed death in chapter 100 of ''Manga/FairyTail''. Even when you see the funeral, you know it's not real. As if they'd seriously kill off the most popular female character in a series that's 45% male oriented fanservice.


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* Amelia of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' seems to [[StuffedIntoTheFridge end up grievously injured]] in order to [[KickTheDog demonstrate the evil of the villains]], but given that her voice actress is always signed on for full seasons (and given that the fans would revolt were she to actually die) she is profoundly unlikely to ever actually be in anything resembling true mortal peril. This can actually apply to any characters in the series that isn't a major villain or a minor ally (such as Zelgadis' henchmen [[ThoseTwoGuys Zolf and Rodimus]] in the first season); however, this is averted in the LightNovel series in regards to Luke and Millina, two major allies of Lina and Gourry for the second half of the books.
* Fans of ''Manga/SoulEater'' are really hoping for this, because as of chapter 110, Maka was just ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. It ''is'' in effect, and Soul uses the black blood to save Maka (justified in that [[DarkMagicalGirl Crona]] had suffered similar injuries and survived). Maka's nonchalant about the whole thing.
1st Mar '17 1:33:43 AM fdsa1234567890
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** Or that she'd die when her apartment blew up at the end of "Tick, Tick, Tick...?"

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** Or that she'd die when her apartment blew up at the end of "Tick, Tick, Tick...?"?" Though at least this episode sets up a potential replacement in the FBI agent played by Dana Delaney, which made it slightly less unbelievable.
15th Nov '16 12:32:14 AM rjd1922
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** AvertedTrope: The announcement of Creator/GaryDourdan leaving ''CSI'' meant it was clear to the fans that Warrick was unlikely to survive his gunshot wound by the end of the season.

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** AvertedTrope: InvertedTrope: The announcement of Creator/GaryDourdan leaving ''CSI'' meant it was clear to the fans that Warrick was unlikely to survive his gunshot wound by the end of the season.
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