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28th Aug '17 10:48:17 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', the main character Eragon is morbidly amused by death, expressing to Arya the elf that he wonders who or what it is that determines that they get to live while others are dead.
21st Aug '17 7:10:11 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Justified in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois... l'Homme]]: the cast is in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal Neanderthal times]], so when one of them ([[spoiler: Maestro]]) [[PassedInTheirSleep sleepily passes away]], they cannot fully understand what's going on at first. Once they do, [[DueToTheDead they bury him very respectfully]], mirroring the start of human funeral rites.

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* Justified in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois... l'Homme]]: l'Homme'': the cast is in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal Neanderthal times]], so when one of them ([[spoiler: Maestro]]) [[PassedInTheirSleep sleepily passes away]], they cannot fully understand what's going on at first. Once they do, [[DueToTheDead they bury him very respectfully]], mirroring the start of human funeral rites.
21st Aug '17 7:09:49 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'', this happens to [[spoiler: Nagisa]] [[spoiler: when she goes to Mokuzu's house and not only sees her AbusiveParent Masachika in there, but finds evidence that [[OffingTheOffspring he kiled Mokuzu]] and dismembered her corpse.]] The poor kid is so horrified and shocked that they begin babbling about a quiz they heard of some time ago [[spoiler: which dealt with a murderous mother.]]


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* Justified in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois... l'Homme]]: the cast is in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal Neanderthal times]], so when one of them ([[spoiler: Maestro]]) [[PassedInTheirSleep sleepily passes away]], they cannot fully understand what's going on at first. Once they do, [[DueToTheDead they bury him very respectfully]], mirroring the start of human funeral rites.
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21st Aug '17 6:52:59 AM StoneBasilisk
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Compare AntagonistInMourning, when a villain finds themselves depressed and listless after the demise of their longtime arch-enemy.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Clara Oswald suddenly loses her boyfriend Danny Pink after he's hit by a car while talking to her on the phone. After this she is surprised at how "boring" his death was.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Clara Oswald suddenly loses her boyfriend Danny Pink after he's hit by a car while talking to her on the phone. [[DeathIsDramatic After this she is surprised at how "boring" his death was.]]
6th Jul '17 3:23:14 PM Flame
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* [[BrokenBird Alain]] of ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has similar confused reaction as Anya. All about immortality to mortality, complaining about things being stupid and mortal (he would do that about quit a few things actually) and not understading human customs. His elderly human friend died a peaceful death, which he had never considered beforehand, not understanding that when people die it's not always huge and dramatic. This was not made any better by the fact that Alain had some notion of death in physical way [[spoiler: having seen his father die ealier]] already so he understood what it means for her in this regard. It hits him as hard if not harder than everyone else because he considered death to be just a physical thing, meaning that he thought that once someone dies, it's the definitive end. He was deeply confused by the mixed emotions he saw among people at her funeral, not understanding why some of them are smiling while other are crying. His friends explained to him that people are both cherishing good memories of her and mourning her as while death is an end, it's not as definitive as he thought. This is one of the points of ''Ghost'' after all. It still took him some time to grasp this.
30th Mar '17 6:23:53 PM zequeins
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* The Dragons in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' are eternal, immortal beings, and even when they die, they can be resurrected easily by another. As a result, the concept of mortality is alien to them; so alien in fact, that the humans weaponize it against them with the Dragonrend Shout. Made of 'Mortal', 'Finite' and 'Temporary', the Shout is a BrownNote to dragons, disorienting and causing them to fall from the sky.
9th Apr '16 5:52:56 PM LadyNorbert
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* The Tachikoma in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', as robots whose memories are constantly backuped, are completely unable to comprehend death and are highly fascinated by what they consider the greatest philosophical mystery. Even when facing permanent dismantling or risking the destruction of their backup databases, they are unable to feel fear or sadness, and even seem to get a little giddy about the closest thing they can experience to death.

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* The Tachikoma in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', as robots whose memories are constantly backuped, backed up, are completely unable to comprehend death and are highly fascinated by what they consider the greatest philosophical mystery. Even when facing permanent dismantling or risking the destruction of their backup databases, they are unable to feel fear or sadness, and even seem to get a little giddy about the closest thing they can experience to death.



* [[RunningGag Once]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 again, kalash93 has two examples.]]
** The first [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing is in Last One Standing,]] and it is particularly poignant because it's mixed with WhoWantsToLiveForever.
** The second[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections occurrence is in Reflections.]] Less of a TearJerker, although it does get discussed alongside many other DeathTropes.

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* [[RunningGag Once]] Once again]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 again, kalash93 kalash93]] has two examples.]]
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** The first [[http://www.is in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing is in Last One Standing,]] Standing]]'', and it is particularly poignant because it's mixed with WhoWantsToLiveForever.
** The second[[http://www.second occurrence is in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections occurrence is in Reflections.]] Less ]]'' It's less of a TearJerker, although it does get discussed alongside many other DeathTropes.



* The titular characters of Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead spend much of the play trying to understand the nature of death and how it's the only certainty of life.

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* The titular title characters of Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' spend much of the play trying to understand the nature of death and how it's the only certainty of life.



* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has [[spoiler:Irving]] dying (although you could have seen that coming) with the line ''"Dying ain't so bad, but it ain't gonna change nothin'; you're still screwed!"'' Touching.
* In ''[[VideoGame/BrokenSword Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars]]'', when George questions a FrenchJerk road-worker who saw the murder victim before he died, he has nothing but bad things to say about him, but after George tells him the man died he feels bad for everything he said. Lampshaded by George's narration.

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has [[spoiler:Irving]] dying (although you could have seen that coming) with the line line, ''"Dying ain't so bad, but it ain't gonna change nothin'; you're still screwed!"'' Touching.
* In ''[[VideoGame/BrokenSword Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars]]'', when George questions a FrenchJerk road-worker road worker who saw the murder victim before he died, he has nothing but bad things to say about him, him; but after George tells him the man died died, he feels bad for everything he said. Lampshaded by George's narration.
9th Mar '16 10:30:36 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''TheUnderlandChronicles'':

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* ''TheUnderlandChronicles'':''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'':
4th Mar '16 3:46:39 PM Gamermaster
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** The first [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing is in Last One Standing,]] and it is particularly poignant because it's mixed with WantsToLiveForever.

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** The first [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/72998/last-one-standing is in Last One Standing,]] and it is particularly poignant because it's mixed with WantsToLiveForever.WhoWantsToLiveForever.
7th Jan '16 7:04:50 PM Kartoonkid95
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-->'''Baymax:''' Tadashi was in excellent health. With a proper diet and exercise, he should have lived a long life.
-->'''Hiro:''' [[TearJerker Yeah. He]] ''[[TearJerker should]]'' [[TearJerker have.]]
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