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12th Sep '17 2:09:56 PM Laevatein
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It's also interesting to note how the Final Girl can be interpreted in film theory. On one hand, the character seems to be the living embodiment of stereotypical conservative attitudes of what women "should be". On the other, feminists have noticed that through this device, the males in the audience are forced to identify with a woman in the climax of the movie. In practical terms, the makers of a horror film want the victim to experience abject terror in the climax, and feel that viewers would reject a film that showed [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass a man experiencing such abject terror]].
12th Sep '17 8:58:05 AM catsrnice
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It's also interesting to note how the Final Girl can be interpreted in film theory. On one hand, the character seems to be the living embodiment of stereotypical conservative attitudes of what women "should be". On the other, feminists have noticed that through this device, the males in the audience are forced to identify with a woman in the climax of the movie. In practical terms, the makers of a horror film want the victim to experience abject terror in the climax, and feel that viewers would reject a film that showed [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass a man experiencing such abject terror]].
16th Aug '17 4:10:25 PM kenyastarflight
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* Discussed and deconstructed in the novel ''Final Girls'' by Riley Sager. The main character and two other girls -- the sole survivors of three separate slasher-film-style massacres -- are dubbed by the media as "Final Girls," and much of the book deals with all three of them struggling to cope with the physical and mental scars of being a sole survivor.

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* Discussed and deconstructed in the novel ''Final Girls'' by Riley Sager. The main character character, Quincy, and two other girls -- the sole survivors of three separate slasher-film-style massacres -- are dubbed "the Final Girls" by the media as "Final Girls," media, and much of the book deals with all three of them Quincy struggling to cope with the physical and mental scars of being a sole survivor.
16th Aug '17 4:09:12 PM kenyastarflight
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* Discussed and deconstructed in the novel ''Final Girls'' by Riley Sager. The main character and two other girls are dubbed by the media as "Final Girls," and much of the book deals with all three of them struggling to cope with the physical and mental scars of being a sole survivor.

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* Discussed and deconstructed in the novel ''Final Girls'' by Riley Sager. The main character and two other girls -- the sole survivors of three separate slasher-film-style massacres -- are dubbed by the media as "Final Girls," and much of the book deals with all three of them struggling to cope with the physical and mental scars of being a sole survivor.
16th Aug '17 4:07:53 PM kenyastarflight
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* Discussed and deconstructed in the novel ''Final Girls'' by Riley Sager. The main character and two other girls are dubbed by the media as "Final Girls," and much of the book deals with all three of them struggling to cope with the physical and mental scars of being a sole survivor.
3rd Aug '17 4:23:50 AM benda
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* Subverted, along with every other aspect of the genre, by ''Film/FunnyGames''. The Final Middle-Aged Woman is tied up on a boat, when she spots a knife dropped there at the beginning of the film. But before she can accomplish anything, the killers nonchalantly pitch her over the side. THE END

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* Subverted, along with every other aspect of the genre, by ''Film/FunnyGames''. The Final Middle-Aged Woman is tied up on a boat, when she spots a knife dropped there at the beginning of the film. But before she can accomplish anything, the killers nonchalantly pitch her over the side. THE ENDEND (but not before we're made sure that the cycle of killings will be repeated again and again)


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* PlayedWith in ''Film/MyLittleEye''. Technically, at the end of the film, the only person alive apart from Travis and the cop is Emma. However, unlike numerous instances where this trope is played straight or even subverted, by the time she's left as the lone survivor her eventual survival is virtually out of question.
21st Jul '17 5:15:37 PM Multiplesarcasms31
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* During the second season of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', IntrepedReporter, Lana Winters, is the only main character left alive by the season finale and the only woman to be captured by the serial killer, Bloody Face, and live to tell about it. While almost certainly not a virgin at the beginning of the series, she is not seen engaging in vices as much as the rest of the main cast.

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* During the second season of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', IntrepedReporter, IntrepidReporter, Lana Winters, is the only main character left alive by the season finale and the only woman to be captured by the serial killer, Bloody Face, and live to tell about it. While almost certainly not a virgin at the beginning of the series, she is not seen engaging in vices as much as the rest of the main cast.
21st Jul '17 5:14:44 PM Multiplesarcasms31
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* During the second season of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', IntrepedReporter, Lana Winters, is the only main character left alive by the season finale and the only woman to be captured by the serial killer, Bloody Face, and live to tell about it. While almost certainly not a virgin at the beginning of the series, she is not seen engaging in vices as much as the rest of the main cast.
25th Jun '17 9:58:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''FinalDestination 3'', in which the makers explicitly went out of their way to kill the Final Girl. Whether the two people she saved live or die is left open in the theatrical version.
** Also in the first FinalDestination... until 2, which subverts it for 1 by [[JustForPun finally]] killing Clear.

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* ''FinalDestination 3'', The ''Film/FinalDestination'' series:
** ''Film/FinalDestination3'',
in which the makers explicitly went out of their way to kill the Final Girl. Whether the two people she saved live or die is left open in the theatrical version.
** Also in the first FinalDestination... ''Film/FinalDestination1'' follows this... until 2, ''[[Film/FinalDestination2 2]]'', which subverts it for 1 by [[JustForPun finally]] killing Clear.
29th May '17 3:59:19 AM Multiplesarcasms31
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* Can easily happen in ''VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' if a female character is the only survivor, but invoked as a game mechanic: at least one female counselor has to still be alive to kill Jason, as the process of doing so requires one to imitate Ginny's (the FinalGirl of Part 2) DeadPersonImpersonation to leave him vulnerable for Tommy Jarvis to land the killing blow and he's completely impossible to kill otherwise. Counselor, Jenny Myers, is also based off this trope and is an Expy of final girl Chris Higgins from ''Film/FridayThe13thPart3''.

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* Can easily happen in ''VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' if a female character is the only survivor, but invoked as a game mechanic: at least one female counselor has to still be alive to kill Jason, as the process of doing so requires one to imitate Ginny's (the FinalGirl of Part 2) DeadPersonImpersonation to leave him vulnerable for Tommy Jarvis to land the killing blow and he's completely impossible to kill otherwise. Counselor, Jenny Myers, is also based off this trope and is an Expy of final girl Chris Higgins from ''Film/FridayThe13thPart3''.''Film/FridayThe13thPartIII''. Jenny is still able to be killed by Jason though.
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