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23rd Nov '16 5:39:26 PM DeeJay
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* Played straight in ''Frayed'', where the virginal girl is the last left to confront her murderous brother in true Final Girl fashion... until it's revealed that she as well as the other victims only existed as they were presented in the killer's delusional fantasies. The real sister was a completely different person whom the brother had never seen after childhood, the 'killer' was actually innocent, and the slasher portion of the film [[AllJustADream never really took place]] in the first place.[[/folder]]

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* Played straight in ''Frayed'', where the virginal girl is the last left to confront her murderous brother in true Final Girl fashion... until it's revealed that she as well as the other victims only existed as they were presented in the killer's delusional fantasies. The real sister was a completely different person whom the brother had never seen after childhood, the 'killer' was actually innocent, framed for a murder he did not commit, and the slasher portion of the film [[AllJustADream never really took place]] in the first place.at all.[[/folder]]
23rd Nov '16 5:35:01 PM DeeJay
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* Played straight in ''Frayed'', where the virginal girl is the last left to confront her murderous brother in true Final Girl fashion... until it's revealed that she as well as the other victims only existed as they were presented in the killer's delusional fantasies. The real sister was a completely different person whom the killer had never seen after childhood, and the slasher portion of the film [[AllJustADream never really took place]] in the first place.[[/folder]]

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* Played straight in ''Frayed'', where the virginal girl is the last left to confront her murderous brother in true Final Girl fashion... until it's revealed that she as well as the other victims only existed as they were presented in the killer's delusional fantasies. The real sister was a completely different person whom the killer brother had never seen after childhood, the 'killer' was actually innocent, and the slasher portion of the film [[AllJustADream never really took place]] in the first place.[[/folder]]
23rd Nov '16 5:24:50 PM DeeJay
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* Subverted in ''Film/AmericanGothic''. The meek and emotionally fragile Cynthia does indeed become the last girl left standing, but she ends up losing her sanity and does a FaceHeelTurn when she joins the murderous family as a member. This doesn't stop her from going [[HeroicBSOD batshit crazy]] on the family and becoming a killer herself, though.[[/folder]]

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* Subverted in ''Film/AmericanGothic''. The meek and emotionally fragile Cynthia does indeed become the last girl left standing, but she ends up losing her sanity and does a FaceHeelTurn when she joins the murderous family as a member. This doesn't stop her from going [[HeroicBSOD batshit crazy]] on the family and becoming a killer herself, though.though.
* Played straight in ''Frayed'', where the virginal girl is the last left to confront her murderous brother in true Final Girl fashion... until it's revealed that she as well as the other victims only existed as they were presented in the killer's delusional fantasies. The real sister was a completely different person whom the killer had never seen after childhood, and the slasher portion of the film [[AllJustADream never really took place]] in the first place.
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13th Nov '16 4:32:29 PM DeltaDart
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* Subverted by [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omayra_Sánchez Omayra Sánchez]], who survived the 1985 eruption of Nevado Ruiz, Colombia, only to die horribly from either hypothermia or gangrene less than 3 days later.
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21st Oct '16 10:07:10 AM DeeJay
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* Subverted in ''Film/AmericanGothic''. The meek and emotionally fragile Cynthia does indeed become the last girl left standing, but she ends up losing her sanity and does a FaceHeelTurn when she joins the murderous family as a member. This doesn't stop her from going [[HeroicBSOD batshit crazy]] on the family and becoming a killer herself, though.[[/folder]]
16th Oct '16 12:43:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' subverted the trope by having the sweet virginal girl raped by trees and then possessed. Her brother, Ashely J. Williams, becomes the Final Guy, though even he gets possessed at the end. In the sequels, he reverts back to humanity and becomes the boomstick-toting, [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-handed]] {{Badass}} we know and love.

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* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' subverted the trope by having the sweet virginal girl raped by trees and then possessed. Her brother, Ashely J. Williams, becomes the Final Guy, though even he gets possessed at the end. In the sequels, he reverts back to humanity and becomes the boomstick-toting, [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-handed]] {{Badass}} badass we know and love.
14th Oct '16 3:59:51 PM ading
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* A RareMaleExample occurs in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', where the protagonist Dave Bowman is the last crew member left alive to shut down HAL 9000.
18th Sep '16 11:59:50 PM KizunaTallis
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* Painfully averted in ''Film/TheLazarusEffect'' - Eva doesn't succeed in stopping Zoe's rampage, she just had a DyingDream that she did.
8th Sep '16 4:53:48 AM JamesAustin
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* In ''Film/{{Turbulence}}'', a serial killer gets loose aboard a specially chartered 747, [[ExecutiveMeddling putting everyone in the cargo hold]] except for the cute, intrepid flight attendant who has to take him down. Slight variant on this trope in that, after she dispatches the serial killer, she still has to [[CrashCourseLanding land the plane]].

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* In ''Film/{{Turbulence}}'', a serial killer gets loose aboard a specially chartered 747, [[ExecutiveMeddling putting everyone in the cargo hold]] hold except for the cute, intrepid flight attendant who has to take him down. Slight variant on this trope in that, after she dispatches the serial killer, she still has to [[CrashCourseLanding land the plane]].
31st Aug '16 6:55:49 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''[[Series/ScreamQueens2015 Scream Queens]]'', a show that ''did'' wind up starring Jamie Lee Curtis, had two possible candidates for the Final Girl in the first season. Grace Gardner is the traditional kind, the blonde, virginal [[TheIngenue ingenue]] with a hint of Literature/NancyDrew to her. Chanel Oberlin is... not. While she fought off the Red Devil twice, she's also an elitist and bigoted AlphaBitch who is guilty of the murder of Ms. Bean [[spoiler: and Hester]], along with all manner of lesser crimes. To be fair, though, she didn't mean to kill Ms Bean. [[spoiler: Hester's death is an entirely different matter.]] Both Grace and Chanel survive, but while Grace goes on to have a normal life after, Chanel and her GirlPosse get served a major dose of LaserGuidedKarma and get framed for the killings. The real killers remain TheUnfought, with their last surviving member, [[spoiler:Hester]], [[TheBadGuyWins getting away with everything]].

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* ''[[Series/ScreamQueens2015 Scream Queens]]'', a show that ''did'' wind up starring Jamie Lee Curtis, had two possible candidates for the Final Girl in the first season. Grace Gardner is the traditional kind, the blonde, virginal [[TheIngenue ingenue]] with a hint of Literature/NancyDrew to her. Chanel Oberlin is... not. While she fought off the Red Devil twice, she's also an elitist [[RichBitch elitist]] and bigoted [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain bigoted]] AlphaBitch who is guilty of the murder of Ms. Bean [[spoiler: and later tries to kill Hester]], along with all manner of lesser crimes. crimes, to the point where she can be considered a VillainProtagonist even though she's not the Red Devil killer. To be fair, though, she didn't mean to kill Ms Ms. Bean. [[spoiler: Hester's death [[spoiler:Her trying to kill Hester, though, is an entirely different matter.]] Both Grace and Chanel survive, but while Grace goes on to have a normal life after, Chanel and her GirlPosse get served a major dose of LaserGuidedKarma and get framed for the killings. The real killers remain TheUnfought, with their last surviving member, [[spoiler:Hester]], [[TheBadGuyWins getting away with everything]].everything]], and the other two Red Devils, [[spoiler:Gigi and Boone, both dying at Hester's hands]].


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* ''Series/DeadOfSummer'' has Amy Hughes, who initially seems to be this trope incarnate: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold, a DarkAndTroubledPast, and being the token "good girl" on the show. She's actually the BigBad. She was responsible for all of the murders on the show and was behind the ritual to raise the demon Malphas, having actually ''welcomed'' her DemonicPossession because Malphas was the only one who "understood her". Instead of Amy, it's the LovableAlphaBitch Jessie who becomes the final girl instead, together with Blair and Drew -- a gay guy and a trans boy, respectively, in another blow at the archetype.
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