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* Parodied, along with other OscarBait-related tropes, with "Oscar Gold" in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
** Brian's death in another Creator/SethMacFarlane show, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', specifically the episode "Life of Brian", this time plays the trope straight.

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%% * Parodied, along with other OscarBait-related tropes, with "Oscar Gold" in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
%% ** Brian's death in another Creator/SethMacFarlane show, ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', specifically the episode "Life of Brian", this time plays the trope straight.
8th Apr '18 2:10:49 AM Arivne
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fable II}}'' has your sister in the beginning of the game and your dog at the end. With the right DLC, you can resurrect your dog.
** Or you can just choose to resurrect your loved ones (which includes your dog) almost ten minutes after the dog dies. It's not like the other choices do anything important.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fable II}}'' has your sister in the beginning of the game and your dog at the end. With the right DLC, you can resurrect your dog.
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dog. Or you can just choose to resurrect your loved ones (which includes your dog) almost ten minutes after the dog dies. It's not like the other choices do anything important.
8th Apr '18 2:08:49 AM Arivne
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in a {{ComicStrip/Dilbert}} Sunday strip. According to [[GenreSavvy Dogbert]], if a movie is said by reviewers to have "powerful performances", then...
-->'''Dogbert:''' It's a [[TearJerker downer]]. Somebody probably [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth gets a disease]] and [[SavingTheOrphanage loses the farm]].
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has an early storyline where Calvin finds a wounded baby raccoon. His parents put in a box with a blanket and food in hopes of helping it, but it dies by the next morning. Calvin is left to come to terms with its death. According to its cartoonist Bill Watterson, this storyline was based on his wife finding a dead kitten. He also said that [[GrowingTheBeard this story was the moment where he felt his strip was ready to handle more emotionally heavy topics]].
* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse''- one of the story arcs had the family dog, Farley, dying while saving the life of the then-infant April.
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in a {{ComicStrip/Dilbert}} Sunday strip. According to [[GenreSavvy Dogbert]], if a movie is said by reviewers to have "powerful performances", then...
-->'''Dogbert:''' It's a [[TearJerker downer]]. Somebody probably [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth gets a disease]] and [[SavingTheOrphanage loses the farm]].
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has an early storyline where Calvin finds a wounded baby raccoon. His parents put in a box with a blanket and food in hopes of helping it, but it dies by the next morning. Calvin is left to come to terms with its death. According to its cartoonist Bill Watterson, this storyline was based on his wife finding a dead kitten. He also said that [[GrowingTheBeard this story was the moment where he felt his strip was ready to handle more emotionally heavy topics]].
* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse''- one of the story arcs had the family dog, Farley, dying while saving the life of the then-infant April.
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8th Apr '18 2:05:05 AM Arivne
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* The ''Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy'' played this one straight by giving TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth Raamo a DisneyVillainDeath. Snyder realized (after being swamped with mail) that the SenselessSacrifice was a bad idea, but couldn't go back and change it...But then she got approached by some video game designers, and made what was probably the first {{Canon}} video game sequel to a book, having the player take on the role of one of Raamo's TrueCompanions to save him.

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* Creator/ZilphaSnyder
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The ''Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy'' played this one straight by giving TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth Raamo a DisneyVillainDeath. Snyder realized (after being swamped with mail) that the SenselessSacrifice was a bad idea, but couldn't go back and change it...But then she got approached by some video game designers, and made what was probably the first {{Canon}} video game sequel to a book, having the player take on the role of one of Raamo's TrueCompanions to save him.
8th Apr '18 2:01:16 AM Arivne
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*** [[BadassAdorable Dobby's]] [[HeroicSacrifice especially falls into this.]]

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*** [[BadassAdorable Dobby's]] [[HeroicSacrifice HeroicSacrifice especially falls into this.]]
8th Apr '18 2:00:40 AM Arivne
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** Readers might see examples in other books: ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}'' (check Cedric's noble, mournful look on some versions of the cover, and certainly the movie poster), ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}'' (being Harry's father figure and friend rolled together makes [[{{Foreshadowing}} Sirius]] a prime GrowingUpSucks death), and ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince}}'' (Dumbledore finally gets a cover! Oh.)
** Sirius gets extra points for being able to turn into a dog, therefore pretty much counts as both a dead father figure ''and'' pet.

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** Readers might see examples in other books: ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}'' (check Cedric's noble, mournful look on some versions of the cover, and certainly the movie poster), ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}'' (being Harry's father figure and friend rolled together makes [[{{Foreshadowing}} Sirius]] a prime GrowingUpSucks death), and ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince}}'' (Dumbledore finally gets a cover! Oh.)
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death). Sirius gets extra points for being able to turn into a dog, therefore pretty much counts as both a dead father figure ''and'' pet.pet.
** ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}''. Check Cedric's noble, mournful look on some versions of the cover, and certainly the movie poster)
** ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince}}''. Dumbledore finally gets a cover! Oh.
8th Apr '18 1:57:21 AM Arivne
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* ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}'' included one death that J.K. Rowling has acknowledged as being for this purpose, that of Hedwig. Readers might see other examples in the preceding three books, ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}'' (check Cedric's noble, mournful look on some versions of the cover, and certainly the movie poster), ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}'' (being Harry's father figure and friend rolled together makes [[{{Foreshadowing}} Sirius]] a prime GrowingUpSucks death), and ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince}}'' (Dumbledore finally gets a cover! Oh.)
** In ''Deathly Hallows'' [[BadassAdorable Dobby]] [[HeroicSacrifice especially falls into this.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}'' ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''
*** It
included one death that J.K. Rowling has acknowledged as being for this purpose, that of Hedwig. Hedwig.
*** [[BadassAdorable Dobby's]] [[HeroicSacrifice especially falls into this.]]
**
Readers might see other examples in the preceding three books, other books: ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}'' (check Cedric's noble, mournful look on some versions of the cover, and certainly the movie poster), ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}'' (being Harry's father figure and friend rolled together makes [[{{Foreshadowing}} Sirius]] a prime GrowingUpSucks death), and ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince}}'' (Dumbledore finally gets a cover! Oh.)
** In ''Deathly Hallows'' [[BadassAdorable Dobby]] [[HeroicSacrifice especially falls into this.]]
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8th Apr '18 1:51:42 AM Arivne
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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', where Gregory is told to read ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', and predicts that either the girl or the pig doesn't make it to the end of the book ([[spoiler:he's wrong--it's the spider]]). He never finds out what happens because he only reads three chapters.

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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', where ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid''
** Lampshaded.
Gregory is told to read ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', and predicts that either the girl or the pig doesn't make it to the end of the book ([[spoiler:he's wrong--it's the spider]]). He never finds out what happens because he only reads three chapters.
8th Apr '18 1:44:34 AM Arivne
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* 1993's winner, ''Missing May'': The titular character, the narrator's Aunt and adoptive mother, dies very early in the book, the coming of age story focuses on the narrator and her uncle dealing with their grief. Later, the narrator fears her uncle has lost the will to live from the disappointment, only to quickly snap out of it for her sake.

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* 1993's winner, ''Missing May'': The titular character, the narrator's Aunt aunt and adoptive mother, dies very early in the book, the coming of age story focuses on the narrator and her uncle dealing with their grief. Later, the narrator fears her uncle has lost the will to live from the disappointment, only to quickly snap out of it for her sake.
4th Apr '18 9:04:46 PM infernape612
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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', where Gregory is told to read ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', and predicts that either the girl or the pig doesn't make it to the end of the book ([[spoiler: he's wrong--it's the spider]]). He never finds out what happens because he only reads three chapters.

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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', where Gregory is told to read ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', and predicts that either the girl or the pig doesn't make it to the end of the book ([[spoiler: he's ([[spoiler:he's wrong--it's the spider]]). He never finds out what happens because he only reads three chapters.
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