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26th Jul '16 4:46:29 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In the comics, the Joker followed-up [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippling Barbara Gordon]] with [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily killing Jason Todd]], with Barbara even attending his funeral in a wheelchair and Joker's actions being motivated to get more money after the GCPD seize his assets after what he did to Barbara. The AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'' suggested the inverse happened, as one of the images Bruce looks up on the Batcomputer after he learns the Joker escaped from Arkham is a bloodied image of Jason.

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* In the comics, the Joker followed-up [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippling Barbara Gordon]] with [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily killing Jason Todd]], with Barbara even attending his funeral in a wheelchair and Joker's actions being motivated to get more money after the GCPD seize seized his assets after what he did to Barbara. The Even ignoring that Jason [[BackFromTheDead was later resurrected]], the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'' suggested the inverse happened, as one of the images Bruce looks up on the Batcomputer after he learns the Joker escaped from Arkham is an image of a bloodied image Jason based on the cover of Jason.the issue where Bruce finds Jason's body.
25th Jul '16 7:16:11 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In the comics, the Joker followed-up [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippling Barbara Gordon]] with [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily killing Jason Todd]], with Barbara even attending his funeral in a wheelchair and Joker's actions being motivated to get more money after the GCPD seize his assets after what he did to Barbara. The AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'' suggested the inverse happened, as one of the images Bruce looks up on the Batcomputer after he learns the Joker escaped from Arkham is a bloodied image of Jason.

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* In the comics, the Joker followed-up [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippling Barbara Gordon]] with [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily killing Jason Todd]], with Barbara even attending his funeral in a wheelchair and Joker's actions being motivated to get more money after the GCPD seize his assets after what he did to Barbara. The AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'' suggested the inverse happened, as one of the images Bruce looks up on the Batcomputer after he learns the Joker escaped from Arkham is a bloodied image of Jason.
25th Jul '16 7:16:10 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In the comics, the Joker followed-up [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippling Barbara Gordon]] with [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily killing Jason Todd]], with Barbara even attending his funeral in a wheelchair and Joker's actions being motivated to get more money after the GCPD seize his assets after what he did to Barbara. The AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'' suggested the inverse happened, as one of the images Bruce looks up on the Batcomputer after he learns the Joker escaped from Arkham is a bloodied image of Jason.
25th Jul '16 4:24:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[Disney/TheAdventuresofIchabodandMrToad J. Thaddeus Toad]] in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks version of ''TheWindInTheWillows'', who apparently dies after being hit by a train during his escape from prison, and actually goes to Hell!

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* [[Disney/TheAdventuresofIchabodandMrToad [[Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad J. Thaddeus Toad]] in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks version of ''TheWindInTheWillows'', who apparently dies after being hit by a train during his escape from prison, and actually goes to Hell!
19th Jul '16 8:32:53 AM 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.
9th Jul '16 9:56:34 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* Because the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'' has the episodes of the Disney worlds included compressed into a single visit, Xaldin is killed ''before'' the Battle of the 1000 Heartless as opposed to not long afterwards. He dies in The World That Never Was, at the hands of a Vexen Replica, rather than at Beast's Castle.
** [[Film/{{Tron}} Sark and the Master Control Program]] also die before the Battle of the 1000 Heartless.
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9th Jul '16 9:52:42 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* Because the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'' has the episodes of the Disney worlds included compressed into a single visit, Xaldin is killed ''before'' the Battle of the 1000 Heartless as opposed to not long afterwards. He dies in The World That Never Was, at the hands of a Vexen Replica, rather than at Beast's Castle.
** [[Film/{{Tron}} Sark and the Master Control Program]] also die before the Battle of the 1000 Heartless.
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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.
19th May '16 2:44:22 PM TheGreatUnknown
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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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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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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