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25th Mar '17 12:31:19 PM hello86
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** Piiza, Piroshki and Caroni get blown up by Cell before they can even land in their helicopter. For good measure, what is likely Caroni's charred corpse lands in front of Mr. Satan. In the source material, Piroshki and Caroni fight Cell, get beaten around, but survive, and hang around with Piiza and Mr. Satan for the rest of the Cell Games.
16th Mar '17 12:35:27 PM CaptainTedium
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* A major part of the premise of ''ComicBook/{{Ruins}}'' is that many of the individuals who became super-powered beings in the standard Franchise/MarvelUniverse were instead subjected to horrible deaths, and some of the non-powered beings end up getting killed anyway (e.g. Hawkeye gets shot and the protagonist Philip Sheldon at one point trips over [[ComicBook/ThePunisher the Punisher]]'s corpse).
14th Mar '17 1:05:58 AM CASCHero
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* In the second volume of ''Victorian Undead'' (aka Victorian Undead II) which covers vampires and retells the Dracula novel. It's revealed that Mina killed herself after being bitten by Dracula via sunlight rather then turn into a vampire. Arthur, who turns against the heroes and sides with Dracula for the sake of Lucy, dies when Lucy turns on him to heal herself and Seward is killed during the fight against the vampire brides. Oddly Quincy dies in this version too but he likewise did so in the main book.



** Captain Ginyu. In the source material, Vegeta considers stepping on him after he ends up in a frog's body, but relents. In the abridged series? "Psyche! Eight for eight!" and then he squishes him to death, as a result any footage that has Ginyu on it later is completely removed.

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** Captain Ginyu. In the source material, Vegeta considers stepping on him after he ends up in a frog's body, but relents. In the abridged series? "Psyche! Eight for eight!" and then he squishes him to death, as a result any footage that has Ginyu on it later is completely removed.[[note]]Ironiclly this was before his return in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' which [[KilledOffForReal killed him for real]].[[/note]]
11th Mar '17 10:28:03 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Videogame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'', VideoGameRemake of the first ''MegaManX'' game, Dr. Cain is killed off in the ''Day of Sigma'' OAV before the game even starts. In the original version he's a major character in the first three games and dies of natural causes sometime between ''X4'' and ''X5''.

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* In ''Videogame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'', VideoGameRemake of the first ''MegaManX'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' game, Dr. Cain is killed off in the ''Day of Sigma'' OAV before the game even starts. In the original version he's a major character in the first three games and dies of natural causes sometime between ''X4'' and ''X5''.
10th Mar '17 3:14:41 PM comicwriter
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the one-shot villain Midler is last seen unconscious after Star Platinum punches her Stand's teeth out. She has a [[AscendedExtra greatly increased role]] in the ''[[VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture Heritage for the Future]]'' fighting game, where Dio kills her and drinks her blood in her ending.



* ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny'' sees Pixie die before the battle with Magneto and Juggernaut.

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* ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny'' sees Pixie die before the battle with Magneto Comicbook/{{Magneto}} and Juggernaut.
15th Feb '17 3:29:04 PM hello86
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* ''Film/WitnessForTheProsecution'' deals some AdaptationalKarma to [[TheSociopath Leonard Vole]]. Both the play and original short story see him acquitted of murder thanks to his wife, Christine, letting herself get caught for perjury. In the play, [[UngratefulBastard he leaves her for another woman after the trial]] and is [[DeathByWomanScorned quickly murdered]].

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* ''Film/WitnessForTheProsecution'' deals some AdaptationalKarma to [[TheSociopath Leonard Vole]]. Both the play and original short story see him acquitted of murder thanks to his wife, Christine, letting herself get caught for perjury. In the play, she [[DeathByWomanScorned kills him]] when [[UngratefulBastard he leaves her for another woman after the trial]] and is [[DeathByWomanScorned quickly murdered]].trial]].
14th Feb '17 10:03:27 PM hello86
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* In ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'', Orlando comes to Arden with his OldRetainer, Adam, who's elderly, starving and close to death. Searching for food, Orlando stumbles upon the banished Duke Senior, who's feasting with his lords. The Duke, who was a great friend of Orlando's father, immediately sends Orlando to bring Adam to the table and feed him. However, Adam is conspicuously absent for the rest of the play, which has led some directors to imply that he died anyway. The 1996 Creator/{{R|oyalShakespeareCompany}}SC production went so far as to show a grave covered in flowers. Whether or not Shakespeare actually intended Adam's death, killing him off would be a case of this trope, since ''As You Like It'' is itself an adaptation of Thomas Lodge's novella ''Rosalynde'', in which Adam lived to the end.
* The 2013 musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' cranks up the BlackComedy of the source material by, after establishing that {{Backstory}}-only character Prince Pondicherry died in the melting ruins of his chocolate palace (unlike in the book), having three of the naughty kids plus Veruca's father threatened with death as a result of their misadventures. Augustus might be rescued offstage, but that's UncertainDoom at best. Violet might get an offstage DisneyDeath if she's lucky (given that she ''explodes''). Veruca and her father are much iffier cases as they are last seen headed for an incinerator, with no hope of rescue mentioned. The fourth and arguably worst kid, Mike Teavee, doesn't face death, but he instead looks to remain shrunken forever (because his long-suffering mother prefers him that way). In the book and most adaptations, all the characters survive their potentially lethal experiences but are definitely changed for them, while the 1971 film version left their fates ambiguous.
* 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.



* ''Theatre/KingLear'' was panned in Shakespeare's time because of this trope: the widely-known [[OlderThanTheyThink old fable that Shakespeare adapted]] had a ''happy'' ending, with Cordelia and Lear reconciling and successfully retaking the throne. Shakespeare's audience got a nasty surprise.



* In ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'', Orlando comes to Arden with his OldRetainer, Adam, who's elderly, starving and close to death. Searching for food, Orlando stumbles upon the banished Duke Senior, who's feasting with his lords. The Duke, who was a great friend of Orlando's father, immediately sends Orlando to bring Adam to the table and feed him. However, Adam is conspicuously absent for the rest of the play, which has led some directors to imply that he died anyway. The 1996 Creator/{{R|oyalShakespeareCompany}}SC production went so far as to show a grave covered in flowers. Whether or not Shakespeare actually intended Adam's death, killing him off would be a case of this trope, since ''As You Like It'' is itself an adaptation of Thomas Lodge's novella ''Rosalynde'', in which Adam lived to the end.



* The 2013 musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' cranks up the BlackComedy of the source material by, after establishing that {{Backstory}}-only character Prince Pondicherry died in the melting ruins of his chocolate palace (unlike in the book), having three of the naughty kids plus Veruca's father threatened with death as a result of their misadventures. Augustus might be rescued offstage, but that's UncertainDoom at best. Violet might get an offstage DisneyDeath if she's lucky (given that she ''explodes''). Veruca and her father are much iffier cases as they are last seen headed for an incinerator, with no hope of rescue mentioned. The fourth and arguably worst kid, Mike Teavee, doesn't face death, but he instead looks to remain shrunken forever (because his long-suffering mother prefers him that way). In the book and most adaptations, all the characters survive their potentially lethal experiences but are definitely changed for them, while the 1971 film version left their fates ambiguous.
* ''Theatre/KingLear'' was panned in Shakespeare's time because of this trope: the widely-known [[OlderThanTheyThink old fable that Shakespeare adapted]] had a ''happy'' ending, with Cordelia and Lear reconciling and successfully retaking the throne. Shakespeare's audience got a nasty surprise.
* 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 2013 musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' cranks up ''Film/WitnessForTheProsecution'' deals some AdaptationalKarma to [[TheSociopath Leonard Vole]]. Both the BlackComedy play and original short story see him acquitted of the source material by, after establishing that {{Backstory}}-only character Prince Pondicherry died in the melting ruins of murder thanks to his chocolate palace (unlike in the book), having three of the naughty kids plus Veruca's father threatened with death as a result of their misadventures. Augustus might be rescued offstage, but that's UncertainDoom at best. Violet might wife, Christine, letting herself get an offstage DisneyDeath if she's lucky (given that she ''explodes''). Veruca and her father are much iffier cases as they are last seen headed caught for an incinerator, with no hope of rescue mentioned. The fourth and arguably worst kid, Mike Teavee, doesn't face death, but he instead looks to remain shrunken forever (because his long-suffering mother prefers him that way). perjury. In the book play, [[UngratefulBastard he leaves her for another woman after the trial]] and most adaptations, all the characters survive their potentially lethal experiences but are definitely changed for them, while the 1971 film version left their fates ambiguous.
* ''Theatre/KingLear'' was panned in Shakespeare's time because of this trope: the widely-known [[OlderThanTheyThink old fable that Shakespeare adapted]] had a ''happy'' ending, with Cordelia and Lear reconciling and successfully retaking the throne. Shakespeare's audience got a nasty surprise.
* 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.
is [[DeathByWomanScorned quickly murdered]].
28th Jan '17 3:05:29 PM Angeldeb82
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* More likely "Death by Cover Version": In "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las, the girl, Betty, was forced to break up with Jimmy, the titular "leader of the pack" after her parents declared that he's not good for her. As he leaves on a motorcycle on a rainy night, she warns him to go slow, but her efforts are in vain as she watches him get killed in a motorcycle accident. In Music/TwistedSister's version, however, the [[TheCoverChangesTheGender gender]] and [[PerspectiveFlip perspective roles]] are swapped: [[spoiler:After her forced breakup, [[SparedByTheAdaptation it is Jimmy who watches (and lives)]] as Betty gets killed in an automobile accident.]]
25th Jan '17 12:06:55 AM PaulA
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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 J. Thaddeus Toad]] Toad in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks version of ''TheWindInTheWillows'', ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', who apparently dies after being hit by a train during his escape from prison, and actually goes to Hell!
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.
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