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26th Apr '17 10:45:02 AM Triscon42
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* AttackOnTitan, being a sereis where AnyoneCanDie is brutally enforced, this gradually happens to the graduates of the 104th [[spoiler: though in a twist, this is not because of character deaths; Annie, Bertolt, and Reiner turn out to be titan infiltrators; Yimr is another Titan Shifter, but [[WildCard separate from the other 3]]; and Krista Lenz/Historia Reiss turns out to be royalty (illegitimate at first, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning made legitimate]]), thus too important to be on the front lines.]]

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* AttackOnTitan, being a sereis where AnyoneCanDie is brutally enforced, this gradually happens to the graduates of the 104th [[spoiler: though in a twist, this is not because of character deaths; Annie, Bertolt, and Reiner turn out to be titan infiltrators; Yimr is another Titan Shifter, but [[WildCard separate from the other 3]]; and Krista Lenz/Historia Reiss turns out to be royalty (illegitimate at first, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning made legitimate]]), thus too important to be risk out on the front lines.]]
26th Apr '17 10:43:59 AM Triscon42
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* AttackOnTitan, being a sereis where AnyoneCanDie is brutally enforced, this gradually happens to the graduates of the 104th [[spoiler: though in a twist, this is not because of character deaths; Annie, Bertolt, and Reiner turn out to be titan infiltrators; Yimr is another Titan Shifter , but [[WildCard separate from the other 3]]; and Krista Lenz/Historia Reiss turns out to be royalty (illegitimate at first, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning made legitimate]]), thus too important to be on the front lines.]]

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* AttackOnTitan, being a sereis where AnyoneCanDie is brutally enforced, this gradually happens to the graduates of the 104th [[spoiler: though in a twist, this is not because of character deaths; Annie, Bertolt, and Reiner turn out to be titan infiltrators; Yimr is another Titan Shifter , Shifter, but [[WildCard separate from the other 3]]; and Krista Lenz/Historia Reiss turns out to be royalty (illegitimate at first, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning made legitimate]]), thus too important to be on the front lines.]]
26th Apr '17 10:43:16 AM Triscon42
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* AttackOnTitan, being a sereis where AnyoneCanDie is brutally enforced, this gradually happens to the graduates of the 104th [[spoiler: though in a twist, this is not because of character deaths; Annie, Bertolt, and Reiner turn out to be titan infiltrators; Yimr is another Titan Shifter , but [[WildCard separate from the other 3]]; and Krista Lenz/Historia Reiss turns out to be royalty (illegitimate at first, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning made legitimate]]), thus too important to be on the front lines.]]
15th Apr '17 9:55:40 PM Exusia
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** The next episode confirmed that [[spoiler:at least Ashi survived the fall, but the jury is out on her other two sisters. Given they didn't appear at all in the episode, it's likely that they're gone for good.]]
13th Apr '17 9:14:45 PM randomguy399
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** To put this into perspective, we start off with a fairly decent-sized cast that is introduced in the first two episodes. By the end of the season three finale (out of a total of, as of this writing, four seasons with a fifth in pre-production), only ''five'' of the starting cast ([[spoiler: Rick, Carl, Darryl, Carol, and Glenn]]) are still alive.

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** To put this into perspective, we start off with a fairly decent-sized cast that is introduced in the first two episodes. By the end As of the season three finale (out of a total of, as of this writing, four seasons with a fifth in pre-production), Season 7, only ''five'' of the starting cast characters from Season 1 ([[spoiler: Rick, Carl, Darryl, Daryl, Carol, and Glenn]]) Morgan]]) are still alive.
8th Apr '17 7:26:05 PM eduardoalamo22
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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' uses this trope a lot. Of the ten introduced members of [[AntiHero Night Raid]], only four survive till the end of the manga. And the anime is even worse, only two members survive until the end. The [[ALighterShadeOfBlack Jeagers]] suffer the same; of six members, only two survive (in the anime a different second survives). [[PsychoForHire The Wild Hunt]] isn't so lucky, all six members are eventually killed.
29th Mar '17 7:21:26 PM ZombieAladdin
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* ''Manga/ThePromisedNeverland'' manages to pull off this trope with only a party of three (and all of them are orphaned children in their tweens). The story begins with Emma, Norman, and Ray. [[spoiler:Norman is offed when HQ at the orphanage they're at moves Norman's "adoption" (read: harvested and eaten by monsters) to the following day all of a sudden, and Ray [[HeroicSacrifice immolates himself in an oil fire]] to distract Isabella, the caretaker, leaving Emma to lead the escape by herself.]] Granted, the three of them managed to recruit Don and Gilda and clue them in on the true nature of the orphanage in the meantime, but they mostly follow orders whereas the core three do most of the planning.
26th Mar '17 9:58:42 AM Exusia
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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': Doctor Holiday and three other scientists ([[SmallNameBigEgo Bouvier]], [[TheCynic Volkov]] and [[TheSmartGirl Rhodes]]) are trapped aboard a space station taken over by an AI. Bouvier tries to escape, but his escape pod ends up damaged and hurtling off into space, presumably killing him. Rhodes is ThrownOutTheAirlock when she and holiday try and fix the situation, but she's rescued at the end because of her space suit. Volkov and Holiday then just sit and wait Rex to save them

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': Doctor Holiday and three other scientists ([[SmallNameBigEgo Bouvier]], [[TheCynic Volkov]] and [[TheSmartGirl Rhodes]]) are trapped aboard a space station taken over by an AI. Bouvier tries to escape, but his escape pod ends up damaged and hurtling off into space, presumably killing him. Rhodes is ThrownOutTheAirlock when she and holiday Holiday try and fix the situation, but she's rescued at the end because of her space suit. Volkov and Holiday then just sit and wait Rex to save themthem.


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* A villainous example in season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': [[spoiler:The Daughters of Aku get killed off one-by-one by Jack. One dies in the temple in the second episode, another three are killed in the next episode, and the remaining three suffer a DisneyVillainDeath.]] It's possible that some are still alive, but the fate of the remaining three is unknown.
22nd Mar '17 12:47:25 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Bran starts his journey with Meera, Jojen, Hodor, and Summer. By the end of "The Door," only he and Meera are left, with everyone else killed by wights.

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Bran starts his journey with Meera, Jojen, Hodor, and Summer. By the end of "The Door," only he and Meera are left, with everyone else killed by wights.wights.
** House Stark members drop like flies. By Season 6, only Sansa, Arya, Bran, Jon, and Benjen are alive; Jon because of the resurrection spell, and Benjen is technically undead.
7th Mar '17 9:47:47 AM StFan
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When an author uses a '''Dwindling Party''', it's to showcase just how ''dangerous'' the situation has become. Not only [[AnyoneCanDie Can Anyone Die]], but in fact, ''[[TotalPartyKill everyone]]'' is dying! The reasoning is that as audiences grow attached to characters, the EmotionalTorque from their death will resonate more and more with each passing, until it reaches fever pitch when The Hero confronts the cause of all the deaths.

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When an author uses a '''Dwindling Party''', Dwindling Party, it's to showcase just how ''dangerous'' the situation has become. Not only [[AnyoneCanDie Can Anyone Die]], but in fact, ''[[TotalPartyKill everyone]]'' is dying! The reasoning is that as audiences grow attached to characters, the EmotionalTorque from their death will resonate more and more with each passing, until it reaches fever pitch when The Hero confronts the cause of all the deaths.



* ''ThomasWasAlone'''s fifth chapter, Purge, is this. In it, all of the various AIs, starting with [[TheHero Thomas]], are picked off one by one by a [[EldritchAbomination pixel cloud]]. Granted, they're not killed (they're [[SealedGoodInACan sent into storage]]), but if it wasn't for James and Sarah, the story would have ended right there.

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* ''ThomasWasAlone'''s ''VideoGame/ThomasWasAlone'''s fifth chapter, Purge, is this. In it, all of the various AIs, starting with [[TheHero Thomas]], are picked off one by one by a [[EldritchAbomination pixel cloud]]. Granted, they're not killed (they're [[SealedGoodInACan sent into storage]]), but if it wasn't for James and Sarah, the story would have ended right there.



* ''[[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Fear 2]]'' does this with the Dark Signal team. In the beginning, there are seven soldiers (six male and one female). Over the course of the game's 14 levels however, the team gradually loses its members one by one. By the end, all but two of the male soldiers (one of whom is the player) are dead. And even then, one of them is missing (and considering he neither appears nor is mentioned in the third game, his chances aren't good), while the other (the player) is driven insane and locked away by the EvilInc Armacham Corp.

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* ''[[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Fear 2]]'' does this with the Dark Signal team. In the beginning, there are seven soldiers (six male and one female). Over the course of the game's 14 levels however, the team gradually loses its members one by one. By the end, all but two of the male soldiers (one of whom is the player) are dead. And even then, one of them is missing (and considering he neither appears nor is mentioned in the third game, his chances aren't good), while the other (the player) is driven insane and locked away by the EvilInc Armacham Corp.
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