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5th Apr '16 11:21:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* The comic version of ''[[SinCity Sin City: The Hard Goodbye]]'' shows Marv realizing that he was going up against the Roark family: a powerful crime family with many connections and no morals. Marv realizes that he's as good as dead but soldiers on anyway. [[spoiler:He even surmises that he'll probably end up strapped to the electric chair, which is his inevitable fate.]]

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* The comic version of ''[[SinCity ''[[ComicBook/SinCity Sin City: The Hard Goodbye]]'' shows Marv realizing that he was going up against the Roark family: a powerful crime family with many connections and no morals. Marv realizes that he's as good as dead but soldiers on anyway. [[spoiler:He even surmises that he'll probably end up strapped to the electric chair, which is his inevitable fate.]]
27th Mar '16 6:12:54 PM delightfulCheshire
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27th Mar '16 6:12:33 PM delightfulCheshire
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* Literally every single thing that could possibly consider itself a protagonist is doomed. Even this Troper [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and you]].
20th Mar '16 2:07:36 PM Aiguille
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* [[InMediaRes From the beginning, you know that]] the entire cast of ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' is going to die as soon as the titular planet destroys Earth [[HowWeGotHere in both the first scene and the ending.]]

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* [[InMediaRes [[InMediasRes From the beginning, you know that]] the entire cast of ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' is going to die as soon as the titular planet destroys Earth [[HowWeGotHere in both the first scene and the ending.]]
2nd Mar '16 7:41:49 PM Soldancer
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* Seth Brundle of ''Film/TheFly1986'' knows that he's screwed the moment he realizes that his transporter merged him with an ordinary housefly. It's only a matter of time until he mutates into something unrecognizably human.

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* Seth Brundle of ''Film/TheFly1986'' knows that he's screwed the moment he realizes that his transporter merged him with an ordinary housefly. It's only a matter of time until he mutates into something unrecognizably human.unrecognizable and inhuman.
19th Jan '16 11:39:06 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Persona 3}}'' ends this way. [[spoiler: All the heroes know that it is futile to fight Nyx Avatar. Sure enough, after fighting it, TheBattleDidntCount]]. Shouldn't be all that surprising because it's a MegaTen game and "Memento Mori" shows up quite a bit in the intro. [[spoiler: Its ultimately subverted by the protagonist making a HeroicSacrifice to contain Nyx Avatar.]]

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* ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ends this way. [[spoiler: All the heroes know that it is futile to fight Nyx Avatar. Sure enough, after fighting it, TheBattleDidntCount]]. Shouldn't be all that surprising because it's a MegaTen [=MegaTen=] game and "Memento Mori" shows up quite a bit in the intro. [[spoiler: Its ultimately subverted by the protagonist making a HeroicSacrifice to contain Nyx Avatar.]]
4th Dec '15 8:24:45 PM nombretomado
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* Hibiki of ''SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' is going to die. The opening scene of the show is Miku visiting her grave. The rest of the show is functioning as a HowWeGotHere to this. [[spoiler:And then it's subverted when we get past that point.]]

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* Hibiki of ''SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' is going to die. The opening scene of the show is Miku visiting her grave. The rest of the show is functioning as a HowWeGotHere to this. [[spoiler:And then it's subverted when we get past that point.]]
29th Aug '15 5:38:08 PM erraticegomania
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* Four out of the six members of the Lambsbridge Gang in ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' are human experiments created with an intended expiration date in their early twenties at the latest, where their bodies and minds will break down under the strain and the scientists maintaining them can move on to new and improved iterations of their projects.
24th Aug '15 9:46:10 PM MrUnderhill
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* In both ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' and ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII'', the player character is one of the Undead. Sooner or later they ''will'' go Hollow -- using Humanity and Effigies only delays the inevitable. Due to the nature of the Curse, even death is denied to them. In the first game the protagonist doesn't even try to save him/herself, merely following the advice of others in the hopes of doing something meaningful with his/her remaining time. In the second game the protagonist is lured to Drangleic with rumors of a possible cure [[spoiler:that doesn't exist.]] Ultimately they don't go Hollow [[spoiler:though their fates at the end of each game are arguably worse.]]
** However, if you complete the DLC of ''Dark Souls II'' [[spoiler:you actually ''do'' find something that can stave off hollowfication indefinitely, but if they choose to stay alive this way or sacrifice themselves is up to the player's imagination.]]

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* In both ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' and ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII'', the player character is one of the Undead. Sooner or later they ''will'' go Hollow -- using Humanity and Effigies only delays the inevitable. Due to the nature of the Curse, even death is denied to them.them (and in fact may [[FromBadToWorse speed up the process]]). In the first game the protagonist doesn't even try to save him/herself, merely following the advice of others in the hopes of doing something meaningful with his/her remaining time. In the second game the protagonist is lured to Drangleic with rumors of a possible cure [[spoiler:that doesn't exist.]] Ultimately they don't go Hollow [[spoiler:though their fates at the end of each game are arguably worse.]]
** However, if you complete the DLC of ''Dark Souls II'' [[spoiler:you actually ''do'' find something that can stave off hollowfication hollowing indefinitely, but if they choose to stay alive this way or sacrifice themselves is up to the player's imagination.]]imagination. Also, the "cure" is not permanent and only affects one person at a time, meaning the player [[BlessedWithSuck can do nothing but watch everyone]] ''[[BlessedWithSuck else]]'' [[BlessedWithSuck they might have met die and turn hollow.]] [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Possibly forever.]]]]
30th Jul '15 10:21:30 PM vegeta002
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** Noble Six from ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. The game doesn't even ''attempt'' to hide it, with the first view of the titular planet focused on his/her broken helmet in the middle of a burned-out wasteland.
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