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19th May '16 2:44:34 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* The serialized tale of ''The Cunning Little Vixen'' ended with vixen Sharp-Ears alive and wed (the latter [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane may have just been a hallucination by the woodsman), though the last paragraph suggested that she was probably dead ''by now'', since this was all set in an unspecified but idyllic past. The opera had her shot dead in front of her defenseless cubs, then skinned and her pelt presented as a wedding gift by the one stealing the woodsman's love interest. And yet it's still considered a comedy.

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* The serialized tale of ''The Cunning Little Vixen'' ended with vixen Sharp-Ears alive and wed (the latter [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane may have just been a hallucination by the woodsman), woodsman]]), though the last paragraph suggested that she was probably dead ''by now'', since this was all set in an unspecified but idyllic past. The opera had her shot dead in front of her defenseless cubs, then skinned and her pelt presented as a wedding gift by the one stealing the woodsman's love interest. And yet it's still considered a comedy.
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* The serialized tale of ''The Cunning Little Vixen'' ended with vixen Sharp-Ears alive and wed, though the latter [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane may have just been a hallucination by the woodsman]], though the last paragraph suggested that she was probably dead ''by now'', since this was all set in an unspecified but idyllic past. The opera had her shot dead in front of her defenseless cubs, then skinned and her pelt presented as a wedding gift by the one stealing the woodsman's love interest. And yet it's still considered a comedy.

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* The serialized tale of ''The Cunning Little Vixen'' ended with vixen Sharp-Ears alive and wed, though the wed (the latter [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane may have just been a hallucination by the woodsman]], woodsman), though the last paragraph suggested that she was probably dead ''by now'', since this was all set in an unspecified but idyllic past. The opera had her shot dead in front of her defenseless cubs, then skinned and her pelt presented as a wedding gift by the one stealing the woodsman's love interest. And yet it's still considered a comedy.
13th May '16 5:15:19 PM hello86
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* In Fanfic/AlabasterOrchestra Shunsui Kyouraku is gunned down like a dog by his opponent when he allows Yamamoto's death to distract him.
* [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal Courtney Gears]] in ''Fanfic/BadAlertTheExtreme'', though off-screen. Her death was inspired by the ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'' example below.
** In the spiritual sequel, "The Return of Bad Alert", [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Riku]] kills [[Franchise/SlyCooper Penelope]] after she betrays him.
* ''Fanfic/BatmanBeyondRevisited'': Bruce Wayne, at the start.
* Rick Grimes, one of the main characters in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', in "Fanfic/BetterAngels".
** {{Inverted|Trope}} by Shane Walsh who becomes the leader of the Atlanta group following Rick's death.
** Reconstructed when, despite Rick's death the group continues into a harsh winter and eventually winds up in The Prison just like their canon counterparts.
* ''Fanfic/BioshockRightPlaceRightTimeWrongGuy'': As it is alternate take on the story with a new protagonist, Jack dies at the beginning having gotten impaled on part of the airplane [[spoiler: after forcing it down in his mind controlled stupor]].
* A distressingly common occurrence in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fanfiction is for her father, Jake, to die of a heart attack, as one episode of the TV show had him suffer a minor one.
* Being a much darker version of Anime/DigimonAdventure02, ''Fanfic/Digimon02TheStoryWeNeverTold'' has Wormmon being KilledOffForReal after sacrificing himself to power-up Magnamon instead of being reborn as a Digiegg (When Ken attemps to head to Primary Village, he got kicked out by the baby Digimons), the same applies to [[spoiler: Ken himself]] later on in the story thanks to Oikawa.
* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/215354/27/The-Fragility-of-Time The Fragility of Time]]" does this with The Phantom Sisters, Ail (though this one is a DisneyDeath), Kaolinite, Eudial and Mimete (both of whom are murdered by Rubeus), Rubeus himself, and Death Phantom.
** The sequel offs Fish Eye and Iron Mouse ''in one chapter''.
* ''FanFic/{{Hammerhand}}'': [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]] dies on Horizon, causing the Illusive Man to look to the newly arrived [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]] for help.
* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fanfic ''Fanfic/MiddleOfNowhere'' [[spoiler:Arl Eamon dies.]] The consequences of this are as yet unknown.
* "Fanfic/AMightyDemonSlayerGroomsSomePonies": Queen Majesty (from G1 ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'') is killed off for sake of making the universe more consistent, as she appeared in the toyline and the comics, but not the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' show.
** She was also killed off in ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds'', [[spoiler:where she was murdered by [[BigBad Tirac]] with the Rainbow of Darkness 20 years before Megan's arrival.]]
* ''[[Fanfic/NewGamePlusOnePiece New Game Plus]]'':
** Out of necessity, Luffy kills Don Krieg.
** Zoro kills [[spoiler:Mihawk at the end of their duel]].
** Too much dawdling before going to take out Arlong results in the deaths of Chabo and Genzo.
* In most ''Webcomic/NuzlockeComics'' from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' (or the third-gen remakes), Gary's Raticate dies. This is because of a popular fan theory: Raticate's no longer on Gary's team when he asks you about dead Pokemon at Lavender Tower, so it's possible he was there in mourning. The games themselves never quite mention what happened to Raticate, though it's possible Gary just stored it in a PC box to make room for something else.
** The very nature of Nuzlocke challenges is this trope. Instead of simply "fainting", any Pokemon who lose in battle are killed, and must either be released or placed in a PC box reserved for dead Pokemon.
* In "Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated", Yukariko and Ishigami die like they did in canon, but they stay dead in this story, because Miyu is destroyed near the end of the story before she can be awakened, meaning that she cannot smash the pillars. As a result, Alyssa does not come back from the dead, either.
* "Fanfic/PowerRangersTakeFlight", an adaptation of ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'', does this with [[MonsterOfTheWeek Zephyros]]. Like his Sentai counterpart, Dryer Jigen, Zephyros is an IneffectualSympatheticVillain who gets to live in peace at the end of his episode. Unlike his Sentai counterpart, Zephyros returns a few episodes later, gets provoked into growing and destroyed (re-purposing an ImagineSpot from his Sentai episode for this scene).
* ''Fanfic/SecondWind'': Mr. 13 the otter and Miss Friday the vulture. Luffy knocks them out with his Haki in Whiskey Peak, and the next day they're the main course for the Straw Hats' lunch.
* In ''Fanfic/SystemRestore'', Sonia Nevermind, one of the five survivors of the game, is the murderer in the second case, and is executed.
* Kurenai in "FanFic/{{Team 8}}", who is killed by Itachi during his incursion into the village in search of Manga/{{Naruto}}.
** Also Tazuna, who is randomly shot by one of Gato's henchmen during the Land of Waves mission.
* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** Queen Chrysalis dies at the end of the Wedding after Cadence defeats her by having her attack powered up by ThePowerOfLove (instead of Shining Armor getting powered up) during their [[ChallengingTheChief duel for command of the Changelings]]. Cadence didn't intend to kill her, but Chrysalis succumbs to her wounds. While Chrysalis is {{Reincarnat|ion}}ed as a Zebra-Alicorn hybrid foal, WordOfGod confirms Chrysalis herself is DeaderThanDead.
** In the [[BadFuture Dark World Arc]], many ponies like Bon Bon, Prince Blueblood, Silver Spoon and didn't survive the Day of Chaos due to Discord not being defeated and saving them. Many of them end up being brought BackFromTheDead a thousand years later, but many didn't due to not wishing to return.
* ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'': The human version of Twilight and Shining Armor's parents were killed by a DrunkDriver three years before the events of the fic.
** [[spoiler: The decision for Sunburst, Starlight's friend, to die in a lab accident many years ago,]] was made before trailers for season six came out.
* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsMagic'':
** Pinkie's backstory is that her parents died in a fire and she was sent to an OrphanageOfFear that caused her emotional trauma. It's unknown if she had siblings.
** The dragon from "Dragonshy" is killed by [[spoiler:Fluttershy]]. He is [[spoiler:her [[SelfMadeOrphan father]]]].
** [[spoiler:Cadence]] was killed by [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle]] for trying to [[MurderTheHypotenuse marry the stallion she loves]], [[spoiler:her [[BrotherSiblingIncest brother]] Francis.]] She has a BackupTwin at least, as she's a major eoccuring character.
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* In ''Fanfic/SystemRestore'', there are several cases of this.
** The fic's premise has Togami failing to prevent the first murder, resulting in Komaeda getting fatally stabbed.
** To a lesser extent, Pekoyama is the victim of the second trial, rather than the killer.
** Tsumiki is also a victim of the third chapter, rather than the killer.
* ''Fanfic/BioshockRightPlaceRightTimeWrongGuy'': [[spoiler: Atlas/Fontaine is killed in the middle of the story after being tricked into going into a tinkered bathysphere that breaks down as he's escaping, allowing Ryan's torpedoes to lock onto him. This is likely because since Jack was his Ace in the Hole but died before carrying out his mission. There was no use for Fontaine anymore since his gambit had ultimately failed.]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11658690 Fate-Ground-Zero]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6135579/Aburg76 Aburg76]] has notably [[ArchEnemy Kotomine Kirei]] and [[AntiHero Emiya Kiritsugu]] are killed off. The former is relatively early in the story while the latter is killed after the [[EldritchAbomination event]] with Caster. The Author did this on purpose. To show the difference.
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has a few examples, as the show ditches the ThouShaltNotKill rule from the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' comics:
** Count Vertigo takes several arrows to the chest and then falls to his death. The writers later pulled a DecompositeCharacter move and introduced a second Count Vertigo.
** Firefly commits suicide after being defeated by Ollie.
** Shado is shot and killed by Professor Ivo.
** The Dollmaker is killed by ComicBook/BlackCanary after he kidnaps her sister.
* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' really takes the whole DarkerAndEdgier / BloodierAndGorier thing and runs with it. Besides killing off a metric ton of {{Canon Foreigner}}s, the series kills off both Leland Owlsley and most significantly, Ben Urich, by the end of the first season.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
** Sgt. James Doakes dies at the end of the second season. He lives in the rest of the books, but gives up a couple of extremities and [[TheUnintelligible his tongue]].
** Brian is Dexter's serial-killer big brother, and the BigBad of both the first novel and the TV show's first season. In the books, though, he survives and becomes a recurring minor character. No such luck on the small screen.
** In the novels, Deb is still alive and well, but on the show, she dies in the finale.
** Rita gets killed in the fourth season, but is still alive and [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter happy in the midst of her murderous family]] in the books.
* In ''Series/TheFlash1990'', Jay Garrick (UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Flash) is established as a motorcycle cop (and Barry Allen's older brother) who was killed in the line of duty.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** In the second season, Irri, Rakharo and Pyat Pree are killed off. All of them are still alive in the novels, although Pree hasn't been seen since the second book. This is most likely the case with Xaro Xhoan Daxos, last seen being locked in an impenetrable vault with no means of escape.
** This happens multiple times due to the CompositeCharacter trope, but Season 2 was particularly subjected to this during the Qarth arc - most likely to create drama lasting ten episodes, as very little happened during that story arc in the novels.
** In the third season, Robb Stark's wife Talisa dies. Though a CanonForeigner, [[CompositeCharacter her role replaced that of the character Jeyne Westerling in the novels]], who is still alive as of the fifth book. Unusually, this may mean the series ended up spoiling the books, as Jeyne [[ChekhovsGunman might still have had some relevance to the plot]] but this is looking increasingly unlikely as Martin would know better than to drop a AdaptationInducedPlotHole if he's currently in a position to avoid it.
** The last two episodes of Season 4 see the deaths of Pyp and Grenn of the Night's Watch, as well as Jojen Reed. All three of them are still alive in the books.
** In Season 5, Ser Barristan Selmy goes down swinging in support of Grey Worm against the Sons of the Harpy. The book counterpart is alive and kicking by the end of ''A Dance with Dragons.''
** In the penultimate episode of Season 5, Shireen is [[HumanSacrifice burned as a sacrifice]] to the Lord of Light so Stannis's army could take Winterfell. In the book, she did not even accompany her father's army there, and was staying at Castle Black at the time. However, the writing staff mentioned this was done on the advise of the book's author, so this may end up as a Type II later on. In the same episode also Daenerys husband Hizdahr ans a Kingsguard Meryn Trant are killed despite being alive and well in the books.
** In the season five's finale Myrcella dies of poison. Similarly to Shireen, se might move to Type II category since her death was a part of a prophecy in the books.
* The series finale of ''Series/GossipGirl'' kills off ([[KilledOffForReal for real this time]]) Bart Bass, Chuck's father, who survives in the original book series. The show went in a completely different direction that the novels, though, so it was of little surprise to fans by that point.
* In the 1993 TV miniseries adaptation of Literature/{{Heidi}}, this happens to [[spoiler: Peter's blind grandmother]], mainly due to RuleofDrama[[note]]At least, when compared to other adaptations.[[/note]]
* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' was finished in a TV movie called ''Death of the Incredible Hulk'', which as promised, ended with the Hulk's demise.
* In the ''Manga/{{Life}}'' drama Ayumu's middle school friend Shii-chan [[DrivenToSuicide killed herself]] after Ayumu got into the high school of her choice and not her. In the manga she simply ostracized Ayumu and broke their friendship up.
* Professor Baehr in the ''Little Men'' TV series.
* The first episode of ''Series/TheMagicians2016'' features Professor Van Der Weghe getting his windpipe magically crushed by the Beast; in [[Literature/TheMagicians the original books]], Professor [[AdaptationalNameChange March]]) actually survived the attack on his class, though he eventually [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere resigned from the Brakebills faculty out of sheer paranoia]].
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' famously [[BusCrash killed]] [[McLeaned off]] Col. Henry Blake in the Season 3 finale, "Abyssinia, Henry." Col. Blake not only survived the [[Film/{{MASH}} movie]] and [[Literature/{{MASH}} original novel]], but the sequel novels as well.
* In ''Series/TheMightyBoosh Radio'' series, Australian Zoo keeper Joey Moose went missing but turned up alive later and helped Howard and Vince in their quest. When the episode was adapted for tv, he was outright killed by Dixon Bainbridge and never turned up again.
* In the opening of Season 5 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'', [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian myth]]'s Sir Kay gets vapourised when he tries to take the sword from the stone.
* ''Series/PennyDreadful'' seems to have had an issue with the [[spoiler:''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' characters]]. [[spoiler:Mina Murray]] is killed at the climax of the first season after being vampirised, and [[spoiler:Dr. Van Helsing]] is casually murdered by Caliban soon after he appears, purely to send a message to Victor.
* Bishop Waleran and Walter in the miniseries of ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth''.
* ''Creator/AgathaChristie's Series/{{Poirot}}'' does a lot of things to the adaptations of ''Literature/HerculePoirot'' novels:
** ''Dumb Witness'': Played straight with Dr. John Grainger and [[SparedByTheAdaptation inverted]] with Arabella "Bella" Tanios.
** ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'': Played straight with [[PsychoLesbian Rhoda]] [[AdaptationalVillainy Dawes]] and [[SparedByTheAdaptation inverted]] with [[AdaptationalHeroism Anne Meredith]].
** Other deaths by adaptation include: Parker the butler in ''Literature/TheMurderOfRogerAckroyd''; Alton the butler in ''Literature/LordEdgwareDies''; Joseph Mercado in ''Murder in Mesopotamia''; Major Richard Knighton in ''The Mystery of the Blue Train''; David Hunter (probably) in ''Taken at the Flood''; [[AdaptationalVillainy Dr. Theodore Gerard]] in ''Appointment with Death''; and Amy Folliat and her son James in ''Dead Man's Folly''.
* Unlike Long in ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', Dai Shi and Scorch (who each inherited [[DecompositeCharacter one of his two non-human forms]]) from ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' were not immortal and both were destroyed in the finale. Also, Master Mao dies (his counterpart Xia Fu is TheMentor and RJ's counterpart Gou is a standard SixthRanger, not a Master) and Masters Guin, Lope, and Rilla were ''not'' found in the afterlife in ''Gekiranger'' and in fact became recurring characters! Even having Jarrod and Camille SparedByTheAdaptation doesn't prevent this from being a rare ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series to have more deaths than its ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterpart. Naturally, you [[NeverSayDie still don't hear the word]].
** Elgar dies during ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'''s "Countdown to Destruction", after having survived ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''. His counterpart in ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'', Zelmoda, pulls a HeelFaceTurn and lives HappilyEverAfter. This applies to Rygog (Gynamo) and Porto (Grotch) as well.
** In ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'', [[AntiVillain Shizuka of the Wind]] survives the finale to continue her [[MacGuffin Precious]] stealing ways and by ''Gokaiger vs Gavan'', she is as good as redeemed. In ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', her counterpart Miratrix is sealed away by Kamdor inside the jewel he was once sealed in.
*** While original to ''Power Rangers'', [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Flurious]] was pretty much a substitute for [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger High Priest Gajah]]. But whereas Gajah ended up sealed away, Flurious was destroyed by the Red Sentinel Ranger.
* ''Series/TheScarletPimpernel''
** Lord Tony Dewhurst lives in the original novels (all of them) and in the film adaptation. In the 1999 mini-series, he dies a tragic death in the very first episode after he tries to save the Pimpernel, who would have very probably made it without his help as well. A sad case of KillTheCutie.
** Marguerite Blakeney dies at the beginning of series two, giving birth to her daughter.
* A curious example in the ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'' television series adaptation of ''Sharpe's Battle'': The novel promotes Ben Perkins, one of the riflemen introduced for the series, to CanonImmigrant, only for the television adaptation to kill him off. (He's killed by O'Rourke, who also qualifies after falling victim to AdaptationalVillainy.)
** Major Dunnett in ''Sharpe's Rifles'': The adaptation has him killed in a French ambush whereas in the book he is merely captured and reappears in ''Sharpe's Waterloo''. Father Hacha in ''Sharpe's Honour'' receives a YouHaveFailedMe death from Ducos; in the book, he survives.
* While ComicBook/LexLuthor averts this in the movies, he dies in both ''Series/LoisAndClark'' and ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. However, the writers later resurrected him in the series finale of ''Smallville''.
** Carter Hall[=/=]ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} in ''Smallville''. Of the several ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica characters who died, he's the only one who wasn't dead in the comics.
** Jonathan Kent ends up dead once again. What is it with Superman adaptations killing him off?
** ComicBook/JimmyOlsen also bites it in ''Smallville''. The writers performed a last-second AuthorsSavingThrow to reveal that Jimmy is a DecompositeCharacter in this universe; the Jimmy who died was the older brother of the boy who eventually grows up to become the Jimmy from the comics.
* ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus Series]]'': Historically, Publius Varnius, Arrius, [[AdaptationNameChange Tiberius' real life counterpart Marcus]] and Rufus all survived the Third Servile War.
* The Creator/{{Sky 1}} adaptation of ''{{Series/Treasure Island|2012}}'', having subjected Squire Trelawney to AdaptationalVillainy, also gives him a KarmicDeath, as his {{greed}} leads him to chase the treasure even when Jim throws it overboard.
* The Maenad and Calvin Norris in ''Series/TrueBlood''.
** Then there's Tara, who falls victim to this ''twice'': in the books, she was never turned into a vampire like her TV counterpart, and survived to the end of the series.
* ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'': [[spoiler: Dr. Goines]], who survives the original movie. Here he's killed in the very first episode.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'':
** The midseason cliffhanger of season 2 reveals that Sophia, who's still around in the comics, had been turned into a [[NotUsingTheZedWord Walker]] sometime during the season.
** The midseason cliffhanger of season 3 have Michonne killing off The Governor's UndeadChild, who remains undead in the comics.
** The third season finale kills off Andrea, one of the few long-running characters in the comic who's still alive.
** The second half of the fourth season revealed that Lily Chambler was devoured by walkers right after killing the Governor in the mid-season finale. In the source material, her [[CompositeCharacter two counterparts]] are either left alive and well (April Chalmers) or had her fate left ambiguous as she takes shelter in the prison after killing the Governor to avoid the incoming herd of Walkers (Lily Caul).
** The fifth season sees the death of Bob Stookey, who's still alive in the comic series.
* The book version of ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', episode[=/=]chapter ''Death of a Dynasty'' features two examples:
** The ''Torosaurus'' that loses one of its horns in a fight is menaced and killed by the male ''Tyrannosaurus'' in the book. In the show, it just walks off, and the ''T. rex'' kills a ''Triceratops'' instead, of-screen.
** In the book the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is grabbed and torn apart by giant alligators, whereas in the show, it flies off unharmed and the alligators never attack. Granted, all the characters die at the end in both versions when the meteor hits...
** In its sequel series ''Walking with Beasts'':
** In episode 3, a mother beardog loses its litter to a flood. In the book version, the entire family drowns.
** One female ''Smilodon'' is described dying at one point in chapter 5, but in the TV episode, no such event occurs.
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* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' has an artistic license case with Albert Blithe, who is shot in the neck and said to have never recovered, and died in 1948. This, however, was a result of the real-life veterans of the Easy Company losing contact with Blithe in 1948, and then assuming that he had died. After the episode aired, his relatives revealed that he was actually hit in the shoulder and did recover, going on to serve in Korea and attain the rank of Master Sergeant before dying of peritonitis in 1967.
* ''Frank Herbert's Series/{{Dune}}'': Thufir Hawat, while not explicitly said to have died, is notably absent after the attack on Arrakeen. This is much earlier than in the novel, where dies close to the end.
* Marilla Cuthbert dies in ''Main/RoadToAvonlea'' due to actress Colleen Dewhurst's death. In the books, Marilla is alive well into Anne Shirley's adulthood - she doesn't die until 1910, at the age of eighty-six.
* In the second season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Ser Rodrik Cassel dies much earlier than he does in the book, at the hands of Theon Greyjoy instead of those of Ramsay Snow.
** It's hard to argue against it being [[FaceDeathWithDignity a much more dignified end]] than in the novel, however.
** Amory Lorch and the Tickler also die a season (or two) earlier thanks to each taking a CompositeCharacter role with more minor players. Meanwhile, Doreah is an inversion - she survives her point of death in the book, but dies later on in different circumstances. Rather cleverly though, her initial survival sets off several events which ''did not'' happen in the books, showing the writers have a strong awareness of [[ForWantOfANail fictional cause-to-effect]].
** Season 4 kills off Polliver in very similar circumstances to the novel (at an inn), but it happens in the first episode of the season as opposed to near the end, notable because the very same encounter in which he perishes happens near the end of Book 3 (and Season 4 adapts the second half of said book's events). He's also killed by Arya instead of the Hound - in the book it's the Tickler that Arya kills while the Hound kills Polliver and his men, but since the Tickler is dead already Sandor just kills the other men while Arya deals with Polliver. Adding to this, Polliver is a CompositeCharacter with another Lannister soldier called Rafford, or "Raff the Sweetling", who kills Arya's companion Lommy Greenhands and is killed by (a disguised) Arya in Book 6 - which hasn't even been ''released'' yet, but was spoiled by GRRM leaking a chapter mere ''days'' before the season premiere.
** Similar to Polliver's death is that of Rorge and Biter: in the books they join a brutal mercenary group known as the Brave Companions, going on a crime spree during Book 4 before being slain by Brienne of Tarth and the Brotherhood without Banners. In the series the Companions have been AdaptedOut (at least from the Book 2-3 plotlines), so the two instead join the Lannister army; they show up in late-ish Season 4, where Biter gives Sandor a festering wound ([[CompositeCharacter which he recieved in the Inn at the Crossraods from Polliver and/or his men in the books]]) before Sandor snaps his neck, and Rorge is promptly killed by Arya once he gives her his name, as she recalls a rape threat from him but preferred not to kill him until he was actually placed directly onto her list.
* Rita Bennett was killed at the end of the fourth season of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', but she didn't die in the novels until four years later, in a book released less than a week before the show ended.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'' is a rare case of playing both this trope and SparedByTheAdaptation at the very same time. It's not really death but rather going into a PhantomZone, though... It doesn't stop Zolda's counterpart, Torque, from getting [[NeverSayDie vented]] way earlier (as in a third of the way through the show) than his counterpart, whose IncurableCoughOfDeath became too severe for him to continue battling in the last couple of episodes. [[spoiler: So his butler takes up the armor... and dies in his first battle. This also means that he's a reverse case; Chance, the second Torque - actually the ''original'' Torque before Drew, the one we know, got the Advent Deck - does just fine when he regains his role.]]
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'':
** Dale dies much earlier in the TV series than in the comics, though that was for RealLifeWritesThePlot reasons. His role as Rick's moral adviser is [[CompositeCharacter taken over]] by Hershel after his death.
** Lori dies giving birth midway through season 3, while in the comic she survived giving birth to her daughter for a little while longer.
** Allen and his family are an odd example. Allen and his wife Donna didn't stayed that long, but they died much later in the timeline. Their son Ben played this straight though, as he was killed off during a CanonForeigner's DyingMomentOfAwesome while his comic counterpart was killed by Carl long after the prison arc.
* ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus series]]'':
** The real life Spartacus' prophetess wife/lover played an important role in the rebellion, while his wife Sura (they are openly married in the show) was killed in his days as a gladiator during the middle of the first season for the sake of PlotTriggeringDeath.
** In ''War of the Damned'', Castus was the second named character to be killed in the FinalBattle. Historically, he died alongside Gannicus, or at least minutes between the other, in the last stages of it. However, this Castus is an InNameOnly character because the historical one was [[DecompositeCharacter divided into two characters in the series]], with Agron filling most of the historical RebelLeader's role in the show. The latter was SparedByTheAdaptation.
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'':
** The Penguin kills Frankie Carbone in "Penguin's Umbrella", while the comic Frankie Carbone died during the events of ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween''.
** Frankie's boss, Salavtore Maroni, is killed by [[CanonForeigner Fish Mooney]]. Like Frankie, Maroni died in ''The Long Halloween'' and hence lived long enough to see Bruce Wayne start his career as Batman and in some incarnations, is the cause of Harvey Dent becoming Two-Face.
** Sarah Essen is also killed before Bruce becomes Batman. Her comic counterpart died during ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'', which is set during the tenth year of his career.
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* In the film ''Brest Fortress'', the narrator in the end says that "Anya Kizhevatova was executed along with all families of the Fortress' defenders." Anya was indeed executed, but most of the families (including other girls Anya's age) actually survived.
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}' famously [[BusCrash killed]] [[McLeaned off]] Col. Henry Blake in the Season 3 finale, "Abyssinia, Henry." Col. Blake not only survived the [[Film/{{MASH}} movie]] and [[Literature/{{MASH}} original novel]], but the sequel novels as well.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' famously [[BusCrash killed]] [[McLeaned off]] Col. Henry Blake in the Season 3 finale, "Abyssinia, Henry." Col. Blake not only survived the [[Film/{{MASH}} movie]] and [[Literature/{{MASH}} original novel]], but the sequel novels as well.
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