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17th Oct '17 11:27:08 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 2015, the count stands at ''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, his film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''Ghost Rig'' and ''John Doe: Vigilante'', and the most recent one, [[Series/TheMessengers Vincent Plowman]], was all but guaranteed, given that he was one of the villains.

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*** Creator/JamieBamber ''epitomizes'' this. Hoban is just one of ''many'' of his characters to be killed off--as of 2015, the count stands at ''ten''. The first--[[Series/TheScarletPimpernel Tony Dewhurst]]--kicked off this trend by dying in the first episode of the series, just like Hoban did.did [[note]] Adding insult to injury, Dewhurst ''[[DeathByAdaptation lived]]'' through the series of books the MiniSeries is based on. [[/note]]. 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, his film roles aren't exempt from this either, as he dies at the end of ''Ghost Rig'' and ''John Doe: Vigilante'', and the most recent one, [[Series/TheMessengers Vincent Plowman]], was all but guaranteed, given that he was one of the villains.
8th Oct '17 10:24:03 PM jharrison3051
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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' managed the casting coup of getting Hong Kong action icon Creator/MichelleYeoh to play the ship's captain. Given Yeoh's level of fame, it was perhaps less surprising than intended when her character was killed off in the first episode.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' managed the casting coup of getting Hong Kong action icon Creator/MichelleYeoh to play the ship's captain. Given Yeoh's level of fame, it was perhaps less surprising than intended when her character was killed off in the first episode. It also didn't help that the show's marketing had effectively spoiled this, gleefully stating it would star an African-American female commanding officer, played by Sonequa Martin-Green, though when the cast of the pilot was announced Martin-Green was listed as the first officer.
6th Oct '17 8:23:04 AM comicwriter
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* John Goodman portrays the main character of ''Now and Again'' for about thirty seconds of the first episode before he's hit by a train and has his brain placed in an artificially engineered body, thus setting up the rest of the series.

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* John Goodman Creator/JohnGoodman portrays the main character of ''Now and Again'' for about thirty seconds of the first episode before he's hit by a train and has his brain placed in an artificially engineered body, thus setting up the rest of the series.
5th Oct '17 8:55:59 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Singer TM Revolution voices two short-lived characters. In SEED, Miguel is a Face Enemy who actually survives his first battle with the protagonist. However, he is promptly killed in the very next battle. This was telegraphed by the fact that he wasn't in the OP, though. However, in the sequel, its more played like a running gag, despite the depth of the character.
** According to urban legend, Music/NamiTamaki, who sang the last two opening themes of ''SEED'' and the first of ''Destiny'' was offered a similar character, but turned down the offer. That character, Shiho Hannenfuss, became an EnsembleDarkHorse, with many suggesting that Tamaki's passing on the role saved Shiho from suffering the same fate as TMR's characters.
** There's also a rumor that Takanori would've prefer to play a bigger role (especially in ''Destiny''), but couldn't spare much time from his ''very'' tight touring and recording schedule, so he had to stick to this trope.

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** Singer TM Revolution Takanori Nishikawa aka "TM Revolution" voices two short-lived characters. In SEED, Miguel is a Face Enemy who actually survives his first battle with the protagonist. However, he is promptly killed in the very next battle. This was telegraphed by the fact that he wasn't in the OP, though. However, in the sequel, its more played like a running gag, despite the depth of the character.
** According to urban legend, Music/NamiTamaki, who Music/NamiTamaki (who sang the last two opening themes of ''SEED'' and the first of ''Destiny'' ''Destiny'') was offered a similar character, but turned down the offer. That character, Shiho Hannenfuss, Hannenfuss (ultimately voiced by Creator/MakikoOhmoto, but only in the videogames since she was TheVoiceless in the anime itself), became an EnsembleDarkHorse, ''very'' popular, with many suggesting that Tamaki's passing on the role saved Shiho from suffering the same fate as TMR's characters.
** There's also a rumor that Takanori Nishikawa would've prefer to play a bigger role (especially in ''Destiny''), ''Destiny'', where his character Heine Westenfluss became quite popular s well), but couldn't spare much time from his ''very'' tight touring and recording schedule, so he had to stick to this trope.



%%* Kamina in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
%%* Tomoe Mami in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.

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%%* * Kamina in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
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''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is set as TheProtagonist and is voiced by Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi, whose popularity soared with this role. Except that he was killed very, ''very'' early and '''very''' dramatically less than 10 episodes into the story.
* Mami
Tomoe Mami in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a senior MagicalGirl voiced by the fairly popular Creator/KaoriMizuhashi and becomes the CoolBigSis to the protagonist. But three episodes later, she falls victim to a CruelAndUnusualDeath.



* Creator/MamoruMiyano voices Rei's boyfriend in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'' and gets turned into one of [[NotUsingTheZWord them]] and later killed at the end of the first episode.

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* Creator/MamoruMiyano voices Rei's boyfriend Hisashi in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'' and gets turned into one of [[NotUsingTheZWord them]] and later killed at the end of the first episode.



* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'', the characters of Music/MegumiHayashibara, Creator/MichikoNeya, and Creator/MinoriChihara all die within the first three episodes.

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* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'', the characters of Music/MegumiHayashibara, Creator/MichikoNeya, Music/MegumiHayashibara (Empress Sophia), Creator/KoichiYamadera (Emperor Jurai), Creator/MichikoNeya (Zola), and Creator/MinoriChihara (Miranda) all die within the first three episodes.



* The character Mia Fey is killed off in the second chapter of the first ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game. Never mind the fact that her little sister is a channeler, making you wonder why they even bothered to have her killed.

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* The character Mia Fey is killed off in the second chapter of the first ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game. Never mind the fact that her little sister is a channeler, making you wonder onewonder why they even bothered to have her killed.
4th Oct '17 4:01:38 PM Storygirl000
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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' ended up doing this in the Christmas special "Voyage of the Damned". Because let's face it, Music/KylieMinogue probably wasn't going to become a full-time companion.
3rd Oct '17 8:24:52 AM comicwriter
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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' managed the casting coup of getting Hong Kong action icon Creator/MichelleYeoh to play the new captain. Given Yeoh's level of fame, it was perhaps less surprising than intended when her character was killed off in the first episode.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' managed the casting coup of getting Hong Kong action icon Creator/MichelleYeoh to play the new ship's captain. Given Yeoh's level of fame, it was perhaps less surprising than intended when her character was killed off in the first episode.
3rd Oct '17 8:23:09 AM comicwriter
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* The [[Series/ScreamQueens2015 Scream Queens]] TV series. Whilst being advertised as a series regular, Music/ArianaGrande's character was killed off at the end of the pilot episode before we even knew her (real) name. Strangely, this is an unintentional example of the trope, as she ''was'' supposed to have a recurring role, but scheduling issues involving her singing career necessitated rewriting her part.

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* The [[Series/ScreamQueens2015 ''[[Series/ScreamQueens2015 Scream Queens]] Queens]]'' TV series. Whilst being advertised as a series regular, Music/ArianaGrande's character was killed off at the end of the pilot episode before we even knew her (real) name. Strangely, this is an unintentional example of the trope, as she ''was'' supposed to have a recurring role, but scheduling issues involving her singing career necessitated rewriting her part.
3rd Oct '17 8:22:25 AM comicwriter
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** Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos joins the show near the end of the season as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. official named Robert Gonzalez. Gonzalez actually does stick around for a few episodes, before being betrayed and murdered by Jiaying so that she can start a war with the humans.

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** Midway through the second season, Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos joins the show near the end of the season cast as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. official named Robert Gonzalez. Gonzalez actually does stick around for a few episodes, before being betrayed and murdered by Jiaying so that she can start a war with the humans.
3rd Oct '17 8:20:52 AM comicwriter
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* The pilot episode of ''Sleepy Hollow'' has three recognizable actors: Clancy Brown, Orlando Jones and John Cho. Two of them are dead by the end of the episode (one in the first five minutes). Subverted in that both of them reappear in the second episode: one shows up in a flashback and as a ghost and the other is resurrected by the BigBad who killed him.

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* The pilot episode of ''Sleepy Hollow'' ''Series/SleepyHollow'' has three recognizable actors: Clancy Brown, Creator/ClancyBrown, Orlando Jones and John Cho.Creator/JohnCho. Two of them are dead by the end of the episode (one in the first five minutes). Subverted in that both of them reappear in the second episode: one shows up in a flashback and as a ghost and the other is resurrected by the BigBad who killed him.



** Season 2 starts with some big names added to the cast, including Lucy Lawless as an ActionGirl ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent now loyal to Coulson... who lasts exactly one episode, after ''months'' of promos billing her as a major character.
** More understatedly, B.J. Britt took [[spoiler:Grant Ward's]] place on Coulson's team in the latter third of the first season, and was in promo shots for the second season, standing with the team and appearing to have been promoted to regular, which would have made sense. He's still billed as a guest star, though. Why? [[spoiler: Because he dies in 2x10.]]

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** Season 2 starts with some big names added to the cast, including Lucy Lawless Creator/LucyLawless as an ActionGirl ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent now loyal to Coulson... who lasts exactly one episode, after ''months'' of promos billing her as a major character.
** More understatedly, B.J. Britt took [[spoiler:Grant Ward's]] place on Coulson's team in the latter third of the first season, and was in promo shots for the second season, standing with the team and appearing to have been promoted to regular, which would have made sense. He's still billed as a guest star, though. Why? [[spoiler: Because he dies in 2x10.]]the mid-season finale.]]
** Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos joins the show near the end of the season as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. official named Robert Gonzalez. Gonzalez actually does stick around for a few episodes, before being betrayed and murdered by Jiaying so that she can start a war with the humans.
3rd Oct '17 8:16:52 AM comicwriter
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* The [[Series/ScreamQueens2015 Scream Queens]] TV series. Whilst being advertised as a series regular, Music/ArianaGrande's character was killed off at the end of the pilot episode before we even knew her (real) name.

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* The [[Series/ScreamQueens2015 Scream Queens]] TV series. Whilst being advertised as a series regular, Music/ArianaGrande's character was killed off at the end of the pilot episode before we even knew her (real) name. Strangely, this is an unintentional example of the trope, as she ''was'' supposed to have a recurring role, but scheduling issues involving her singing career necessitated rewriting her part.
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