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23rd Apr '17 2:59:25 PM eroock
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** In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheTemplars'', Plantard was supposed to meet Nico at the cafe to talk about a certain dead French politician. However, he dies before he can slip any information when the cafe is blown up by a terrorist.
** In ''VideoGame/BrokenSwordTheSerpentsCurse'', Father Simeon tells George that he has more to say about the Gnostics and Lucifer later at the gallery. Guess who turns up dead before the meeting?

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** In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheTemplars'', ''VideoGame/TheShadowOfTheTemplars'', Plantard was supposed to meet Nico at the cafe to talk about a certain dead French politician. However, he dies before he can slip any information when the cafe is blown up by a terrorist.
** In ''VideoGame/BrokenSwordTheSerpentsCurse'', ''VideoGame/TheSerpentsCurse'', Father Simeon tells George that he has more to say about the Gnostics and Lucifer later at the gallery. Guess who turns up dead before the meeting?
23rd Apr '17 2:55:06 PM eroock
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* In ''VideoGame/BrokenSword: Shadow of the Templars'', Plantard was supposed to meet Nico at the cafe to talk about a certain dead French politician. However, he dies before he can slip any information when the cafe is blown up by a terrorist.

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* In ''VideoGame/BrokenSword: Shadow of the Templars'', ''VideoGame/BrokenSword:
** In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheTemplars'',
Plantard was supposed to meet Nico at the cafe to talk about a certain dead French politician. However, he dies before he can slip any information when the cafe is blown up by a terrorist.terrorist.
** In ''VideoGame/BrokenSwordTheSerpentsCurse'', Father Simeon tells George that he has more to say about the Gnostics and Lucifer later at the gallery. Guess who turns up dead before the meeting?
23rd Mar '17 2:10:39 PM eroock
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Subtrope to ImpededMessenger. Supertrope to DisconnectedByDeath. Pretty much the opposite of the AlmostDeadGuy and OvertRendezvous.

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Subtrope to ImpededMessenger. Supertrope to DisconnectedByDeath. Compare DeadlyDeferredConversation. Pretty much the opposite of the AlmostDeadGuy and OvertRendezvous.
23rd Mar '17 2:01:31 PM eroock
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-> '''Luisa Rey''': I promise I'll tell you everything that happened ... in the morning.\\
'''Neighbor boy''': Okay, but I hope you realize you just said exactly what every character in any decent mystery says right before they get killed.
-->-- ''Film/CloudAtlas''



* Discussed and later subverted in ''Film/CloudAtlas'':
--> '''Luisa Rey''': "I promise I'll tell you everything that happened in the morning."\\
'''Boy''': "Okay, but I hope you realize you just said exactly what every character in any decent mystery says right before they get killed."
4th Feb '17 11:32:50 PM Geoduck
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* ''Literature/SevenDaysInMay'': Presidential aide Paul Girard gets vital evidence about a looming military coup, but then dies in a plane crash. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the evidence survives the crash hidden inside Girard's cigarette case and is brought to its intended recipient belatedly, but still in time to help.]]
12th Dec '16 2:15:13 AM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', Bond is scheduled to meet with BondGirl Andrea Anders at a boxing venue so she can give him the Solex Agitator. When he gets there he finds her dead - murdered by Scaramanga.
28th Jun '16 6:25:22 PM eroock
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Otterton found out about the Night Howlers and informed Mr Big that he had something important to discuss. The latter sent his car but Otterton never arrived because of the ambush. Had Otterton told Mr Big about his discovery over the phone, much of the plot could have been avoided.
4th Jun '16 9:44:55 PM gewunomox
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob The Mob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.
29th May '16 5:05:17 PM eroock
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* In ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight: Sins of the Fathers'', the hero is just about to learn a vital piece of information, when the professor who sits on the information is killed at his office before Gabriel gets a chance to talk to him.
* In ''VideoGame/BrokenSword: Shadow of the Templars'', Plantard was supposed to meet Nico at the cafe to talk about a certain dead French politician. However, he dies before he can slip any information when the cafe is blown up by a terrorist.
29th Apr '16 5:57:19 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/JoePickett'': In ''Blood Trail'', Joe arranges a meeting with an FBI informer inside the AnimalWrongsGroup. However, he is delayed getting to the meet by a MeddlesomePatrolman and by the time he eventually makes it, the informer is dead.



* "Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.

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* "Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.
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