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7th Feb '16 7:16:17 AM Marianna12
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* Played for laugh and for drama in one case of ''Series/JusticeBao''. Zhan Liu Suo, a fake witness of the Execution of Dragons Case, gave ridiculous testimony of the murder to Bao which earned her several whipping from the guards. However, the official of the town feared that Bao will be able to trace that he was the one who hired her, [[MoodWhipLash ordered her to be silenced]]. Bao was GenreSavvy enough to not let the next witness hired by the Wen Family, the Mistress of a Brothel, shared the same fate.
1st Feb '16 8:27:38 AM Nohbody
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No Real Life Examples Please per the RL section thread in the Long Term Projects forum.
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30th Jan '16 5:36:09 PM Pinokio
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic: The Creator/JohnKricfalusi animated music video of "Close But No Cigar" has [[WebAnimation/WeekendPussyHunt Cigarettes the Cat]] lethally chomping on women. Another [[PopGoesTheHuman inflates and explodes]].
30th Jan '16 1:12:44 AM Nohbody
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better classification, especially since the article itself is an editorial and not a factual news story.
[[folder: Newspapers]] * [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/opinion/04holmes.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 This New York Times article]] discussing Creator/CharlieSheen's proclivities towards [[WouldHitAGirl violence against women]], [[DomesticAbuser including his girlfriends]] and [[DisposableSexWorker prostitutes]], references this trope by name. [[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life Media]] * [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/opinion/04holmes.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 This New York Times article]] discussing Creator/CharlieSheen's proclivities towards [[WouldHitAGirl violence against women]], [[DomesticAbuser including his girlfriends]] and [[DisposableSexWorker prostitutes]], references this trope by name. [[/folder]]
29th Jan '16 8:13:19 PM Berrenta
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A female character, typically the wife, sweetheart or occasionally the mother or daughter of the protagonist, who is present in the story ''just so that'' she can be either kidnapped by the bad guys, thus [[DistressBall becoming]] a DistressedDamsel, or [[FriendlyTarget find herself]] StuffedIntoTheFridge, [[CrusadingWidower giving the protagonist]] a [[ItsPersonal pretext]] for {{Revenge}}. In a series, she can be frighteningly easily [[ForgottenFallenFriend forgotten]] or [[GirlOfTheWeek replaced]] once her value as a plot device has expired, if she has been previously developed at all. If instead of being conveniently forgotten one or more characters continues to mourn her or think about her, if she appears in ongoing flashbacks or dream sequences, she is not a DisposableWoman, she is a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] (see below).
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A female character, typically the wife, sweetheart or occasionally the mother or daughter of the protagonist, who is present in the story ''just so that'' she can be either kidnapped by the bad guys, thus [[DistressBall becoming]] a DistressedDamsel, or [[FriendlyTarget find herself]] StuffedIntoTheFridge, [[CrusadingWidower giving the protagonist]] a [[ItsPersonal pretext]] for {{Revenge}}. In a series, she can be frighteningly easily [[ForgottenFallenFriend forgotten]] or [[GirlOfTheWeek replaced]] once her value as a plot device has expired, if she has been previously developed at all. If instead of being conveniently forgotten one or more characters continues to mourn her or think about her, if she appears in ongoing flashbacks or dream sequences, she is not a DisposableWoman, Disposable Woman, she is a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] (see below).
29th Jan '16 7:02:40 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:203:[[Manga/LoneWolfAndCub http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/disposablewoman.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:203:His wife only appears in this chapter.]]
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21st Jan '16 7:00:36 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Olga Kurylenko's character in ''Film/Oblivion2013'' is one of these. She exists in the film solely for the purpose of getting Tom Cruise's character to remember his past and become a hero. She's so disposable that Morgan Freeman (oh right, his character has a name--but face it, he's Morgan Freeman) is willing to leave her to be killed by robots, ''just'' to test whether or not Tom Cruise will decide to save her.
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* Olga Kurylenko's character in ''Film/Oblivion2013'' ''Film/{{Oblivion2013}}'' is one of these. She exists in the film solely for the purpose of getting Tom Cruise's character to remember his past and become a hero. She's so disposable that Morgan Freeman (oh right, his character has a name--but face it, he's Morgan Freeman) is willing to leave her to be killed by robots, ''just'' to test whether or not Tom Cruise will decide to save her.
10th Jan '16 10:31:48 AM Pinokio
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* Sandra Brody in ''Film/Godzilla2014''. She promises young son Ford that they'll work out a way to surprise dad Joe after work. She helps him hang the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sign for Joe before coming out to kiss Joe and wish him happy birthday (he'd forgotten in his concern over the tremors). She then dutifully follows Joe's request that her team go check the reactor. She wisely commands her team out when the tremors begin again, stops to pick up a fallen comrade, and then pulls off her mask when it no longer matters because she won't get out -- just to tearfully say goodbye to the grieving and guilt-wracked husband who sent her down there in the firs place, setting him up for 15 years of obsessive guilt-fueled angst.
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* Sandra Brody in ''Film/Godzilla2014''.''Film/{{Godzilla2014}}''. She promises young son Ford that they'll work out a way to surprise dad Joe after work. She helps him hang the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sign for Joe before coming out to kiss Joe and wish him happy birthday (he'd forgotten in his concern over the tremors). She then dutifully follows Joe's request that her team go check the reactor. She wisely commands her team out when the tremors begin again, stops to pick up a fallen comrade, and then pulls off her mask when it no longer matters because she won't get out -- just to tearfully say goodbye to the grieving and guilt-wracked husband who sent her down there in the firs place, setting him up for 15 years of obsessive guilt-fueled angst.

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* Sandra Brody in ''Film/Godzilla2014''. She promises young son Ford that they'll work out a way to surprise dad Joe after work. She helps him hang the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sign for Joe before coming out to kiss Joe and wish him happy birthday (he'd forgotten in his concern over the tremors). She then dutifully follows Joe's request that her team go check the reactor. She wisely commands her team out when the tremors begin again, stops to pick up a fallen comrade, and then pulls off her mask when it no longer matters because she won't get out -- just to tearfully say goodbye to the grieving and guilt-wracked husband who sent her down there ''Film/{{Wanted}}'': Puja, an ammunition expert, is shot in the firs place, setting him up for 15 years of obsessive guilt-fueled angst.head when a sniper's red dot LaserSight pinpoints her Bindi as a target. Fox may be an aversion; she assassinates herself.
31st Dec '15 5:11:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Dead To Me'', Tamara shows up on page 1, stumbling drunkenly into Simon's apartment, and is gone three pages later. She shows up a few times more: as ranty answering machine messages and Simon's guilt thereof, and then dead so Simon has something to angst and guilt over.

* Patrick Jane's murdered wife and daughter in ''TheMentalist''. * In ''Dead To Me'', Tamara shows up on page 1, stumbling drunkenly into Simon's apartment, and is gone three pages later. She shows up a few times more: as ranty answering machine messages and Simon's guilt thereof, and then dead so Simon has something to angst and guilt over.
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* Patrick Jane's murdered wife and daughter in ''TheMentalist''. * In ''Dead To Me'', Tamara shows up on page 1, stumbling drunkenly into Simon's apartment, and is gone three pages later. She shows up a few times more: as ranty answering machine messages and Simon's guilt thereof, and then dead so Simon has something to angst and guilt over.''Series/TheMentalist''.
27th Dec '15 11:58:53 AM Pinokio
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* Marla [=McGivers=] is given this role in ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}''. This served the double purpose of giving Khan a [[ItsPersonal motive for vengeance]] against Kirk and eliminating her character. In the original episode she was introduced in she was not there solely to die, but died offscreen and before the action begins in the movies, and to many viewers who may not have seen that episode of TOS Khan's Dead Wife would only be a name and an implication. The meta reason this happened was that Madlyn Rhue was unable to reprise the role [[RealLifeWritesThePlot due due to her suffering from multiple sclerosis]]. [[TheOtherDarrin This usually wouldn't stop Star Trek from using a character]] but Nicholas Meyer thought it would be in bad taste to recast a terminally ill actress.
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* ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'': ** Brenda was killed from a lack of UV protection in ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening''. She really died in a car crash in ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer''. Actually, she was run over by Kell in ''Film/HighlanderEndgame''. ** ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'': Rachel has been maintaining the Nash Antiques store, when a telephone explodes, killing her. * Marla [=McGivers=] is given this role in ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}''. This served the double purpose of giving Khan a [[ItsPersonal motive for vengeance]] against Kirk and eliminating her character. In the original episode she was introduced in she was not there solely to die, but died offscreen and before the action begins in the movies, and to many viewers who may not have seen that episode of TOS Khan's Dead Wife would only be a name and an implication. The meta reason this happened was that Madlyn Rhue was unable to reprise the role [[RealLifeWritesThePlot due due to her suffering from multiple sclerosis]]. [[TheOtherDarrin This usually wouldn't stop Star Trek from using a character]] but Nicholas Meyer thought it would be in bad taste to recast a terminally ill actress.
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