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24th Jul '16 12:00:09 PM DrOO7
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*** Creator/JamieBamber ''epitomizes'' this. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--as of 2014, the count stands at ''nine''. The first--[[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]]--kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did. Two others ([[Series/HoratioHornblower Archie Kennedy]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderUK Matt Devlin]]) perished in an eerily similar fashion (BloodFromTheMouth, HeroicSacrifice), and still another two (on ''Series/ColdCase'' and ''Series/GhostWhisperer'') bit the dust even faster than either Hoban or Dewhurst--they were onscreen throughout the entire episode, but had actually been killed off [[PosthumousCharacter within the first few minutes of the show]]. Another--[[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues Mr. Simone]]--seems to have been killed off just to lampshade this trend, to the point of outright making him a RedShirt, and his film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''Ghost Rig'' and ''John Doe: Vigilante''.

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*** Creator/JamieBamber ''epitomizes'' this. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--as of 2014, 2015, the count stands at ''nine''.''ten''. The first--[[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]]--kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did. Two others ([[Series/HoratioHornblower Archie Kennedy]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderUK Matt Devlin]]) perished in an eerily similar fashion (BloodFromTheMouth, HeroicSacrifice), and still another two (on ''Series/ColdCase'' and ''Series/GhostWhisperer'') bit the dust even faster than either Hoban or Dewhurst--they were onscreen throughout the entire episode, but had actually been killed off [[PosthumousCharacter within the first few minutes of the show]]. Another--[[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues Mr. Simone]]--seems to have been killed off just to lampshade this trend, to the point of outright making him a RedShirt, and his film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''Ghost Rig'' and ''John Doe: Vigilante''. Vigilante'', and the most recent one, [[Series/TheMessengers Vincent Plowman]], was all but guaranteed, given that he was one of the villains.
24th Jul '16 11:23:11 AM DrOO7
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*** Creator/JamieBamber ''epitomizes'' this. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--as of 2014, the count stands at ''nine''. The first--[[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]]--kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did. Two others ([[Series/HoratioHornblower Archie Kennedy]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderUK Matt Devlin]]) perished in an eerily similar fashion (BloodFromTheMouth, HeroicSacrifice), and still another two (on ''Series/ColdCase'' and ''Series/GhostWhisperer'') bit the dust even faster than either Hoban or Dewhurst--they were onscreen throughout the entire episode, but had actually been killed off [[PosthumousCharacter within the first few minutes of the show]]. Another--[[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues Mr. Simone]]--seems to have been killed off just to lampshade this trend, to the point of outright making him a RedShirt, and his film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''John Doe: Vigilante''.

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*** Creator/JamieBamber ''epitomizes'' this. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--as of 2014, the count stands at ''nine''. The first--[[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]]--kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did. Two others ([[Series/HoratioHornblower Archie Kennedy]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderUK Matt Devlin]]) perished in an eerily similar fashion (BloodFromTheMouth, HeroicSacrifice), and still another two (on ''Series/ColdCase'' and ''Series/GhostWhisperer'') bit the dust even faster than either Hoban or Dewhurst--they were onscreen throughout the entire episode, but had actually been killed off [[PosthumousCharacter within the first few minutes of the show]]. Another--[[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues Mr. Simone]]--seems to have been killed off just to lampshade this trend, to the point of outright making him a RedShirt, and his film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''Ghost Rig'' and ''John Doe: Vigilante''.
22nd Jul '16 1:22:09 AM tiiger
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* Christopher Meloni joined ''Series/TrueBlood'' in the second episode of the fifth season. He was added to the opening credits, only to be killed in the sixth episode.
21st Jul '16 7:39:49 PM DrOO7
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** Creator/JamieBamber, period. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--the very first of whom, [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]], basically kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did. Then, two others ([[Series/HoratioHornblower Archie Kennedy]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderUK Matt Devlin]]), perished in an eerily similar fashion (BloodFromTheMouth, HeroicSacrifice), and still another two (on ''Series/ColdCase'' and ''Series/GhostWhisperer'') bit the dust even faster than either Hoban or Dewhurst--they were onscreen throughout the entire episode, but had actually been killed off [[PosthumousCharacter within the first few minutes of the show]], and another, [[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues Mr. Simone]] seems to have been killed off just to lampshade this trend. His appearance on ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' just barely subverted this, having his character fall from a bridge. . .and rescued in the next episode. His film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''John Doe: Vigilante''.

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** Creator/JamieBamber, period. *** Creator/JamieBamber ''epitomizes'' this. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--the very first off--as of whom, [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 2014, the count stands at ''nine''. The first--[[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]], basically kicked Dewhurst]]--kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did. Then, two Two others ([[Series/HoratioHornblower Archie Kennedy]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderUK Matt Devlin]]), Devlin]]) perished in an eerily similar fashion (BloodFromTheMouth, HeroicSacrifice), and still another two (on ''Series/ColdCase'' and ''Series/GhostWhisperer'') bit the dust even faster than either Hoban or Dewhurst--they were onscreen throughout the entire episode, but had actually been killed off [[PosthumousCharacter within the first few minutes of the show]], and another, [[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues show]]. Another--[[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues Mr. Simone]] seems Simone]]--seems to have been killed off just to lampshade this trend. His appearance on ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' just barely subverted this, having trend, to the point of outright making him a RedShirt, and his character fall from a bridge. . .and rescued in the next episode. His film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''John Doe: Vigilante''.
16th Jul '16 12:50:59 PM DrOO7
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** Creator/JamieBamber, period. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--the very first of whom, [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]], basically kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did. Then, two others ([[Series/HoratioHornblower Archie Kennedy]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderUK Matt Devlin]]), perished in an eerily similar fashion (BloodFromTheMouth, HeroicSacrifice), and still another two (on ''Series/ColdCase'' and ''Series/GhostWhisperer'') bit the dust even faster than either Hoban or Dewhurst--they were onscreen throughout the entire episode, but had actually been killed off [[PosthumousCharacter within the first few minutes of the show]], and another, [[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues Mr. Simone]] seems to have been killed off just to lampshade this trend. His appearance on ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' just barely subverted this, having his character fall from a bridge. . .and rescued in the next episode.

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** Creator/JamieBamber, period. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--the very first of whom, [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]], basically kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did. Then, two others ([[Series/HoratioHornblower Archie Kennedy]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderUK Matt Devlin]]), perished in an eerily similar fashion (BloodFromTheMouth, HeroicSacrifice), and still another two (on ''Series/ColdCase'' and ''Series/GhostWhisperer'') bit the dust even faster than either Hoban or Dewhurst--they were onscreen throughout the entire episode, but had actually been killed off [[PosthumousCharacter within the first few minutes of the show]], and another, [[WebVideo/StarTrekContinues Mr. Simone]] seems to have been killed off just to lampshade this trend. His appearance on ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' just barely subverted this, having his character fall from a bridge. . .and rescued in the next episode. His film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''John Doe: Vigilante''.
9th Jul '16 12:59:22 PM Orbiting
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* Kisaragi is one of the first named characters to appear in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' and gets a proper introduction. Name bar? Check. [[{{Dojikko}} Clumsy but cute?]] Check. Works for another main character? Yeppers. Determined to overcome her shyness and make people proud of her one day? Double check. Twenty pages/five minutes later she has her head ripped off, the pens from her pocket repurposed as deadly projectiles, and her corpse used as a [[BulletproofHumanShield meat shield]] that gets shredded to pieces in a hail of bullets, only to be dumped in a corridor once everyone else is dead. [[AnyoneCanDie This immediately sets the tone]] for the next 106 chapters.

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* Kisaragi is one of the first named characters to appear in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' and gets a proper introduction. Name bar? Check. [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl Clumsy but cute?]] Check. Works for another main character? Yeppers. Determined to overcome her shyness and make people proud of her one day? Double check. Twenty pages/five minutes later she has her head ripped off, the pens from her pocket repurposed as deadly projectiles, and her corpse used as a [[BulletproofHumanShield meat shield]] that gets shredded to pieces in a hail of bullets, only to be dumped in a corridor once everyone else is dead. [[AnyoneCanDie This immediately sets the tone]] for the next 106 chapters.
17th Jun '16 1:31:21 PM Willbyr
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* Not a death, per se, but the Hashiratani Deer in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' are hyped up as one of the best, most experienced team in the league, especially their leader Onihei. Before the Devil Bats can play them, they get a crushing defeat at the hands of the Kyoshin Poseidons.

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* Not a death, per se, but the Hashiratani Deer in ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' are hyped up as one of the best, most experienced team in the league, especially their leader Onihei. Before the Devil Bats can play them, they get a crushing defeat at the hands of the Kyoshin Poseidons.
6th Jun '16 12:14:09 PM TV4Fun
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** Played very straight with Ian McShane in season 6.
10th May '16 12:22:16 AM erforce
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* Like ''{{Spooks}}'', FX Network's ''Series/{{Thief}}'' had a 6-episode first season. Like ''{{Spooks}}'', it bumped off a name performer by the 2nd episode: Linda "Terminator 1 and 2" Hamilton as the handler. Unlike ''{{Spooks}}'', Hamilton was just the latest in a rather misogynistic streak. Including the handler, there were three surprising deaths in the first two eps -- all women. Unlike ''{{Spooks}}'', ''Thief'' was not renewed beyond its initial 6 ep run.
* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', [[{{Terminator}} Robert Patrick]] plays Colonel Sumner in the pilot. He's supposed to be the head of the military unit attached to the Atlantis team, and naturally is killed off before the end of the second episode.

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* Like ''{{Spooks}}'', ''Series/{{Spooks}}'', FX Network's ''Series/{{Thief}}'' had a 6-episode first season. Like ''{{Spooks}}'', ''Series/{{Spooks}}'', it bumped off a name performer by the 2nd episode: Linda "Terminator "''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' 1 and 2" Hamilton as the handler. Unlike ''{{Spooks}}'', ''Series/{{Spooks}}'', Hamilton was just the latest in a rather misogynistic streak. Including the handler, there were three surprising deaths in the first two eps -- all women. Unlike ''{{Spooks}}'', ''Series/{{Spooks}}'', ''Thief'' was not renewed beyond its initial 6 ep run.
* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', [[{{Terminator}} Robert Patrick]] Creator/RobertPatrick plays Colonel Sumner in the pilot. He's supposed to be the head of the military unit attached to the Atlantis team, and naturally is killed off before the end of the second episode.



* Callum Keith Rennie as Don Morgan in ''{{Alphas}}'': the team's original government liaison, who is present in the pilot episode, PutOnABus for the second, and then violently killed off in the third.
* Though he wasn't a big star at the time, it's amusing to see Jimmy Smits playing Don Johnson's partner only to get blown up within the first few minutes of the pilot episode of ''MiamiVice.''

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* Callum Keith Rennie as Don Morgan in ''{{Alphas}}'': ''Series/{{Alphas}}'': the team's original government liaison, who is present in the pilot episode, PutOnABus for the second, and then violently killed off in the third.
* Though he wasn't a big star at the time, it's amusing to see Jimmy Smits playing Don Johnson's partner only to get blown up within the first few minutes of the pilot episode of ''MiamiVice.''Series/MiamiVice.''
6th May '16 8:39:09 AM Piando
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* Guest villain Kraang Subprime in ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' is voiced by famous comedian GilbertGottfried, and he's killed off in his fight with Splinter.

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* Guest villain Kraang Subprime in ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' is voiced by famous comedian GilbertGottfried, and he's killed off in his fight with Splinter.
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