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8th Jan '17 2:29:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[ComicBook/AntMan Giant-Man]] dies at the end of ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2''. In the actual [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate comics]], he didn't die until until the ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' crossover. However, as said comic was published a few years after the movie was released, it was type 1 at the time.

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* [[ComicBook/AntMan Giant-Man]] dies at the end of ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers 2''. In the actual [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate comics]], he didn't die until until the ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' crossover. However, as said comic was published a few years after the movie was released, it was type 1 at the time.
5th Jan '17 6:16:57 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} Cinderella's step-family members, [[spoiler:are [[KillItWithFire burned alive]] after attacking Cinderella with an Unversed out of [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]]]].

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Cinderella's step-family members, members]], [[spoiler:are [[KillItWithFire burned alive]] imminently after crossing the MoralEventHorizon by attacking Cinderella with an Unversed out of [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]]]].
1st Dec '16 4:19:16 AM yisfidri
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The reasons for doing this vary. Perhaps the crew wanted to surprise everyone, [[NotHisSled including fans of the source material]]. Perhaps they personally viewed the unfortunate character as TheScrappy and wanted to get rid of them. Maybe ExecutiveMeddling required this change to be made. Maybe the character in question was a villain, and in grand movie tradition, the villain had to die at the end of the movie, even if he or she was a recurring villain in the source material. Whatever the reason, the result is the same: a character you did not expect to die met their end. Frequently a cause of TheyChangedItNowItSucks and is actually one of the cases where that can be a very valid complaint.

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The reasons for doing this vary. Perhaps the crew wanted to surprise everyone, [[NotHisSled including fans of the source material]]. Perhaps they personally viewed the unfortunate character as TheScrappy and wanted to get rid of them. Maybe ExecutiveMeddling required this change to be made. Maybe this happened as a result of AdaptationalKarma when the character in question was a villain, and in grand movie tradition, the villain had to die at the end of the movie, movie even if he or she was a recurring villain in the source material. Whatever the reason, the result is the same: a character you did not expect to die met their end. Frequently a cause of TheyChangedItNowItSucks and is actually one of the cases where that can be a very valid complaint.
29th Nov '16 9:12:16 PM Loekman3
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* Yamcha in Future Trunk's timeline from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. Compared to the source who is killed during the Android attack, here he dies far earlier, [[spoiler: because he is DrivenToSuicide after realizing that Bulma is pregnant with Vegeta's baby]].

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* Yamcha in Future Trunk's timeline from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. Compared to the source who is killed during the Android attack, here in the abridged version he dies far earlier, [[spoiler: because he is DrivenToSuicide after realizing that Bulma is pregnant with Vegeta's baby]].
18th Nov '16 4:21:49 PM hello86
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* The novelization of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' has Toht aboard Gobler's jeep when it flies off the road during the truck chase. This keeps him from his [[BloodyHorror gruesome fate]] along with the other Nazis (and Belloq) via the Ark at the end of the movie.
18th Nov '16 4:06:42 PM hello86
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* The novelization of ''Film/GhostbustersII'' has [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Jack Hardemeyer]] devoured by the Museum's slime barrier. In the final film, he's last seen singing Auld Lang Syne outside the museum with the other bystanders.

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* The novelization of ''Film/GhostbustersII'' has [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Jack Hardemeyer]] devoured by the Museum's slime barrier. In This was filmed, but left out of the final film, where he's last seen singing Auld Lang Syne outside the museum with the other bystanders.
18th Nov '16 1:45:07 PM kyojikasshu
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* The novelization of ''Film/RoboCop2'' includes a scene with one of [[BigBad Cain]]'s lieutenants, Catzo (a.k.a. "[[FanNickname Elvis guy]]"), get in a knife fight with Officer Lewis, where she kills him. The scene was filmed, but cut from the final film, resulting in Catzo's fate [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse becoming ambiguous]]. The scene was used in the comic adaptation as well, though in that instance it was an unnamed thug who looked nothing like the Elvis wannabe from the film.
16th Nov '16 9:50:59 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The novelization of ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' sees Two-Face kill the original Tally Man, whereas this didn't happen in the comics and Tally Man had a cameo in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.

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* The novelization of ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' sees Two-Face kill the original Tally Man, whereas this didn't happen in the comics and Tally Man had a cameo in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. Additionally, while someone who claims to be Gilda Dent appeared during Dick Grayson's second tenure as Batman, her fate after the events of ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' was never revealed and Dick doesn't believe it was really her, but the novelization likewise depicts her as dead.
16th Nov '16 9:41:29 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The novel for ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' has Mongul killed at the hands of the Eradicator instead of getting knocked out by [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], due to the fact that Hal was removed from the storyline entirely despite Coast City still being destroyed. Interestingly, Mongul does get killed in the comics, but [[ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed in an entirely different storyline]].


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* The novelization of ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' sees Two-Face kill the original Tally Man, whereas this didn't happen in the comics and Tally Man had a cameo in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.


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* The novel for ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' has Mongul killed at the hands of the Eradicator instead of getting knocked out by [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], due to the fact that Hal was removed from the storyline entirely despite Coast City still being destroyed. Interestingly, Mongul does get killed in the comics, but [[ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed in an entirely different storyline]].
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16th Nov '16 9:37:56 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In comics following ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Director Bones is depicted as having survived a failed attempt to lay siege to Darkseid's fortress in Bludhaven and Count Veritgo's fate in unknown. In the novelization, they died with Negative Woman, the Atomic Knights, and several Checkmates agents.
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