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27th May '17 2:09:12 AM Siempie
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* Wheatley from ''Videogame/Portal2'' is crushed by [=GLaDOS=] after accidentally waking her up at the end of Chapter 1. Subverted as he makes an UnexplainedRecovery and ends up being a very vital character throughout the rest of the game.
11th May '17 9:28:49 PM V2Blast
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* Byung Hee was being set up as the main character in Shut Up and Let's Go. He was suddenly killed at the end of the second episode. The remainder of the show is about his best friend and his band coping with the loss.
* The 100 was going to do this with Jasper. They set him up as a main character and had him speared in the chest at the end of the pilot- before deciding that they liked him too much and saving him.

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* Byung Hee was being set up as the main character in Shut Up and Let's Go.''Series/ShutUpFlowerBoyBand''. He was suddenly killed at the end of the second episode. The remainder of the show is about his best friend and his band coping with the loss.
* The 100 ''Series/The100'' was going to do this with Jasper. They set him up as a main character and had him speared in the chest at the end of the pilot- before deciding that they liked him too much and saving him.
16th Mar '17 3:17:10 PM jharrison3051
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': The sixth season ended with a big cliffhanger where one of the main characters, unknown to the viewers, [[TonightSomeoneDies had his or her head smashed in with a baseball bat]], and the identity of said character would not be revealed until the seventh season a few months later. AMC went to great lengths to prevent spoilers from leaking to the point of filming ''every'' character being killed so even the crew wouldn't know, even though the scene in question had appeared years earlier in the comics with Glenn as the victim. It was Hollywood trade publications that unintentionally spoiled Glenn's fate, as Steven Yeun had [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Walking-Dead-Steven-Yeun-Just-Lined-Up-Another-Movie-Role-126747.html been announced]] to star in two films that would conflict with ''The Walking Dead'''s filming schedule, so even fans that hadn't read the comics could figure he wasn't working on the show anymore. [[spoiler:The victim was revealed after a six month wait to be Abraham, only for Glenn to die minutes later as punishment for Daryl's outburst. Thus making both Yeun and Michael Cudlitz an example of this trope.]]

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': On ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/25/walking-dead-sonequa-martin-green-star-trek-discovery-sasha/ Entertainment Weekly]] noted "there is a long, sad history of Walking Dead actors being killed off soon after news gets out about them accepting a different acting role."
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The sixth season ended with a big cliffhanger where one of the main characters, unknown to the viewers, [[TonightSomeoneDies had his or her head smashed in with a baseball bat]], and the identity of said character would not be revealed until the seventh season a few months later. AMC went to great lengths to prevent spoilers from leaking to the point of filming ''every'' character being killed so even the crew wouldn't know, even though the scene in question had appeared years earlier in the comics with Glenn as the victim. It was Hollywood trade publications that unintentionally spoiled Glenn's fate, as Steven Yeun had [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Walking-Dead-Steven-Yeun-Just-Lined-Up-Another-Movie-Role-126747.html been announced]] to star in two films that would conflict with ''The Walking Dead'''s filming schedule, so even fans that hadn't read the comics could figure he wasn't working on the show anymore. [[spoiler:The victim was revealed after a six month wait to be Abraham, only for Glenn to die minutes later as punishment for Daryl's outburst. Thus making both Yeun and Michael Cudlitz an example of this trope.]]
16th Mar '17 1:39:25 PM jharrison3051
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* Promos for the sixth season finale of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' teased that one of the main cast would be [[TonightSomeoneDies killed off]]. It was pretty obvious it would be Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), as months earlier she had been announced as a main character for Series/{{Becker}} which was debuting later in the year.

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* Promos for the sixth season finale of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' teased that one of the main cast would be [[TonightSomeoneDies killed off]]. It was pretty obvious it would be Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), as months earlier she had been announced as a main character for Series/{{Becker}} she would be joining the cast of ''Series/{{Becker}}'', which was debuting later in the year.
16th Mar '17 1:37:51 PM jharrison3051
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* Promos for the sixth season finale of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' teased that one of the main cast would be [[TonightSomeoneDies killed off]]. It was pretty obvious it would be Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), as months earlier she had been announced as a main character for Series/{{Becker}} which was debuting later in the year.
13th Mar '17 2:39:15 PM jharrison3051
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': The sixth season ended with a big cliffhanger where one of the main characters, unknown to the viewers, [[TonightSomeoneDies had his or her head smashed in with a baseball bat]], and the identity of said character would not be revealed until the seventh season a few months later. AMC went to great lengths to prevent spoilers from leaking, even though the scene in question had appeared years earlier in the comics with Glenn as the victim, to the point of filming ''every'' character being killed. Glenn's actor, Steven Yeun, had [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Walking-Dead-Steven-Yeun-Just-Lined-Up-Another-Movie-Role-126747.html been announced]] to star in two films that would conflict with the ''Walking Dead'' filming schedule, so even fans that hadn't read the comics knew he probably wouldn't make it past the first episode. [[spoiler:The victim was revealed after a six month wait to be Abraham, only for Glenn to die minutes later as punishment for Daryl's outburst. Thus making both Yeun and Michael Cudlitz an example of this trope.]]

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': The sixth season ended with a big cliffhanger where one of the main characters, unknown to the viewers, [[TonightSomeoneDies had his or her head smashed in with a baseball bat]], and the identity of said character would not be revealed until the seventh season a few months later. AMC went to great lengths to prevent spoilers from leaking, leaking to the point of filming ''every'' character being killed so even the crew wouldn't know, even though the scene in question had appeared years earlier in the comics with Glenn as the victim, to the point of filming ''every'' character being killed. victim. It was Hollywood trade publications that unintentionally spoiled Glenn's actor, fate, as Steven Yeun, Yeun had [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Walking-Dead-Steven-Yeun-Just-Lined-Up-Another-Movie-Role-126747.html been announced]] to star in two films that would conflict with the ''Walking Dead'' ''The Walking Dead'''s filming schedule, so even fans that hadn't read the comics knew could figure he probably wouldn't make it past wasn't working on the first episode.show anymore. [[spoiler:The victim was revealed after a six month wait to be Abraham, only for Glenn to die minutes later as punishment for Daryl's outburst. Thus making both Yeun and Michael Cudlitz an example of this trope.]]
9th Mar '17 8:06:13 PM randomguy399
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': The sixth season ended with a big cliffhanger where one of the main characters, unknown to the viewers, [[TonightSomeoneDies had his or her head smashed in with a baseball bat]], and the identity of said character would not be revealed until the seventh season a few months later. AMC went to great lengths to prevent spoilers from leaking, even though the scene in question had appeared years earlier in the comics with Glenn as the victim, to the point of filming every character being killed so even the crew wouldn't know. Glenn's actor, Steven Yeun, had [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Walking-Dead-Steven-Yeun-Just-Lined-Up-Another-Movie-Role-126747.html been announced]] to star in two films that would conflict with the ''Walking Dead'' filming schedule, so even fans that hadn't read the comics knew he probably wouldn't make it past the first episode.

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': The sixth season ended with a big cliffhanger where one of the main characters, unknown to the viewers, [[TonightSomeoneDies had his or her head smashed in with a baseball bat]], and the identity of said character would not be revealed until the seventh season a few months later. AMC went to great lengths to prevent spoilers from leaking, even though the scene in question had appeared years earlier in the comics with Glenn as the victim, to the point of filming every ''every'' character being killed so even the crew wouldn't know.killed. Glenn's actor, Steven Yeun, had [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Walking-Dead-Steven-Yeun-Just-Lined-Up-Another-Movie-Role-126747.html been announced]] to star in two films that would conflict with the ''Walking Dead'' filming schedule, so even fans that hadn't read the comics knew he probably wouldn't make it past the first episode. [[spoiler:The victim was revealed after a six month wait to be Abraham, only for Glenn to die minutes later as punishment for Daryl's outburst. Thus making both Yeun and Michael Cudlitz an example of this trope.]]
9th Mar '17 2:37:22 PM jharrison3051
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': The sixth season ended with a big cliffhanger where one of the main characters, unknown to the viewers, [[TonightSomeoneDies had his or her head smashed in with a baseball bat]], and the identity of said character would not be revealed until the seventh season a few months later. AMC went to great lengths to prevent spoilers from leaking, even though the scene in question had appeared years earlier in the comics with Glenn as the victim, to the point of filming every character being killed so even the crew wouldn't know. Glenn's actor, Steven Yeun, had [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Walking-Dead-Steven-Yeun-Just-Lined-Up-Another-Movie-Role-126747.html been announced]] to star in two films that would conflict with the ''Walking Dead'' filming schedule, so even fans that hadn't read the comics knew he probably wouldn't make it past the first episode.
9th Mar '17 2:18:51 PM jharrison3051
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** HBO gleefully marketed Creator/SeanBean as the [[DecoyProtagonist "main character"]] of the first season. He gets his head gets chopped off in the penultimate episode. Bean was pretty famous for getting killed off in anything he was a star of (or co-star, or extra... okay [=ANYthing=] he was acting in) up to this point. So if it was a shock to anyone it shouldn't have been.

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** Fans have caught on to several tells from the way HBO markets the show and other announcements. More often than not, the most publicized actor prior to each season ends up being killed off:
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HBO gleefully marketed Creator/SeanBean as the [[DecoyProtagonist "main character"]] of the first season. He gets his head gets chopped off in the penultimate episode. Bean was pretty famous for getting killed off in anything he was a star of (or co-star, or extra... okay [=ANYthing=] he was acting in) up to this point. So if it was a shock to anyone it shouldn't have been.been.
*** Prior to the fourth season, Jack Gleeson (Joffrey) was put front and center in the show's publicity campaign, giving the most interviews and featuring heavily in the trailers and commercials, only for his character to be poisoned in the second episode.
*** Prior to the sixth season, Natalie Dormer (Margaery) was put front and center in the marketing, giving far more interviews about the show than any of her co-stars, to the point of it being referred to as a "one woman publicity tour", while Finn Jones, who played her brother, Loras, had recently been announced as the lead of Netflix's ''Iron First'', indicating that his future filming schedule wouldn't have much time for ''Game of Thrones''. Their characters were incinerated in the season finale.



** Fans have caught on to several tells from the way HBO markets the show and other announcements. More often than not, the most publicized actor prior to each season ends up being killed off. Prior to the fourth season, Jack Gleeson (Joffrey) was put front and center in the show's publicity campaign, giving the most interviews and featuring heavily in the trailers and commercials, only for his character to be poisoned in the second episode.
** Prior to the sixth season, Natalie Dormer (Margaery) was put front and center in the marketing, giving far more interviews about the show than any of her co-stars, to the point of it being referred to as a "one woman publicity tour", while Finn Jones, who played her brother, Loras, had recently been announced as the lead of Netflix's ''Iron First'', indicating that his future filming schedule wouldn't have much time for ''Game of Thrones''. Their characters were incinerated in the season finale.
4th Mar '17 1:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* In the MarvelComics series ''Comicbook/{{Exiles}}'', Magnus was one of the six characters gathered in the first issue as a team of dimension-hoppers who must SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. He was also clearly the most powerful of the six. In the second issue he dies, and it eventually became clear this was an inherent gimmick of the series to allow logical cast changes.

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* In the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics series ''Comicbook/{{Exiles}}'', Magnus was one of the six characters gathered in the first issue as a team of dimension-hoppers who must SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. He was also clearly the most powerful of the six. In the second issue he dies, and it eventually became clear this was an inherent gimmick of the series to allow logical cast changes.
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