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22nd Sep '16 11:56:57 PM jormis29
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ends with the entire party dead and one's character sent to eternal punishment in the lower planes or erased from existence entirely. It's possible to save everyone but the main character, who goes to his eternal punishment if you do so. And that's the ''good'' ending. Though it is implied that he kicks ass in the afterlife, as well.

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''Videogame/PlanescapeTorment'' ends with the entire party dead and one's character sent to eternal punishment in the lower planes or erased from existence entirely. It's possible to save everyone but the main character, who goes to his eternal punishment if you do so. And that's the ''good'' ending. Though it is implied that he kicks ass in the afterlife, as well.



* ''PowerStone 2'' does has [[ColonyDrop meteors]] rain down from the sky and kill all the players should they take too long to kill each other in sudden death.

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* ''PowerStone ''Videogame/PowerStone 2'' does has [[ColonyDrop meteors]] rain down from the sky and kill all the players should they take too long to kill each other in sudden death.



*** Jensen returns as the main character in DeusExMankindDivided, making the "Cover Up" ending non-cannon (or that Adam somehow [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat managed to cheat death]]... again.)

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*** Jensen returns as the main character in DeusExMankindDivided, ''Videogame/DeusExMankindDivided'', making the "Cover Up" ending non-cannon (or that Adam somehow [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat managed to cheat death]]... again.)



* Lu Bu's ending in Dynasty Warriors 6 can count. In the final stage, an alliance has been formed against Lu Bu and his men. This alliance has many warlords including Liu Bei, Yuan Shao, Cao Cao, Sun Quan, Zhang Jiao and Dong Zhuo. Even the likes of Liu Yao, Liu Zhang, Yuan Shu, Liu Biao, Zhang Lu and Kong Rong get involved. When their first attack plan doesn't work, they all attempt to attack Lu Bu together. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV25hHhh7l8 No points for guessing how it turned out.]]

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* Lu Bu's ending in Dynasty Warriors 6 ''Videogame/DynastyWarriors 6'' can count. In the final stage, an alliance has been formed against Lu Bu and his men. This alliance has many warlords including Liu Bei, Yuan Shao, Cao Cao, Sun Quan, Zhang Jiao and Dong Zhuo. Even the likes of Liu Yao, Liu Zhang, Yuan Shu, Liu Biao, Zhang Lu and Kong Rong get involved. When their first attack plan doesn't work, they all attempt to attack Lu Bu together. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV25hHhh7l8 No points for guessing how it turned out.]]



* [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] Wii game ZangekiNoReginleiv has this as the ending, which is fitting, as the whole story is basically a version of the Nordic Ragnarok mentioned up in Mythology. This tends to make the story a bit of a ShaggyDogStory, as Frey and Freya fight off the giants and save civilian lives all for naught in the end, with the Giants eventually wiping out everyone but them. Their final battle with Surtur sees him die in a great ball of fire, as in the myth, which consumes everything, but TheStinger implies that Frey and Freya themselves survived, and became Adam and Eve for our world today. [[BrotherSisterIncest Don't try to think about it too hard...]]

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* [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] Wii game ZangekiNoReginleiv ''Videogame/ZangekiNoReginleiv'' has this as the ending, which is fitting, as the whole story is basically a version of the Nordic Ragnarok mentioned up in Mythology. This tends to make the story a bit of a ShaggyDogStory, as Frey and Freya fight off the giants and save civilian lives all for naught in the end, with the Giants eventually wiping out everyone but them. Their final battle with Surtur sees him die in a great ball of fire, as in the myth, which consumes everything, but TheStinger implies that Frey and Freya themselves survived, and became Adam and Eve for our world today. [[BrotherSisterIncest Don't try to think about it too hard...]]
28th Aug '16 3:52:11 PM Soufriere
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* Tanaka Yoshiki, the author of ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', is [[FanNickname nicknamed]] "Mass Murderer" by fans, and with good reason. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that it's a war story and the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast]] means some will bite the bullet at some point or another... but man, it's still harsh.

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* Tanaka Yoshiki, Yoshiki Tanaka, the author of ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', is [[FanNickname nicknamed]] "Mass Murderer" by fans, and with good reason. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that it's a war story and the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast]] means some will bite the bullet at some point or another... but man, it's still harsh.



** The manga is particularly egregious about it. At the start, the protagonists were supposed to be Marie Antoinette, Oscar and Fersen (later DemotedToExtra). At the end it looks that at least Fersen (who in RealLife survived until 1810) will survive the series, we already got the SequelHook to ''Eikou no Napoleon-Eroica''... Cue the second to last page detailing Fersen's eventual death by lynching and the last one being a page-wide drawing of his dead body.
** As its sequel, ''Eikou no Napoleon-Eroica'' follows suite. In this series we have four protagonists: Alain and Bernard are inherited from ''Rose of Versailles'', and then we have the title character UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte and his first wife Joséphine de Beauharnais. Alain and Bernard dies halfway after a failed attempt to kill Napoleon before he can be crowned emperor, Joséphine dies her historical death in 1814, and the manga ends with Napoleon's death at Saint Helena.

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** The manga is particularly egregious about it. At the start, the protagonists were supposed to be Marie Antoinette, Oscar Oscar, and Fersen (later DemotedToExtra). At the end it looks that as if at least Fersen (who in RealLife survived until 1810) will survive the series, we already got the SequelHook to ''Eikou no Napoleon-Eroica''... Napoleon-Eroica''… Cue the second to last second-to-last page detailing Fersen's eventual death by lynching and the last one being a page-wide drawing of his dead body.
** As its sequel, ''Eikou no Napoleon-Eroica'' follows suite.suit. In this series we have four protagonists: Alain and Bernard are inherited from ''Rose of Versailles'', and then we have the title character UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte and his first wife Joséphine de Beauharnais. Alain and Bernard dies die halfway in after a failed attempt to kill Napoleon before he can be crowned emperor, Joséphine dies her historical death in 1814, and the manga ends with Napoleon's death at Saint Helena.



* The SDF-1 and its entire crew are wiped out at the end of the first third of ''{{Anime/Robotech}}''. (In the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', however, everyone is fine... which makes this the rare {{Macekre}} that ''ups'' the death count.)
* ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' pulls this in its ''first episode''. The one character who survives becomes protagonist by default.

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* The SDF-1 and its entire crew are wiped out at the end of the first third of ''{{Anime/Robotech}}''. (In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''. However, this is a complete departure from the original cut, ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', however, where everyone is fine... which makes fine at the end, making this the rare {{Macekre}} [[{{Macekre}} hackjob]] that ''ups'' the death count.)
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* ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''[[note]] Another one of the three shows scavenged to make ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''[[/note]] pulls this in its ''first episode''. The one character who survives becomes protagonist by default.



** What makes this example worse is that the attack was triggered when Piccolo [[NiceJobBreakingItHero pointed out that Buu promised he would fight their promised fighter only after he had killed everyone on Earth, in an attempt to buy some time.]] Knowing the ResetButton existed, Piccolo figured it didn't really matter; bringing back the entire population of Earth would be just as easy as bringing back the millions Buu had already killed. But he thought killing everybody would be at least ''marginally'' time-consuming even for Buu. Whoops.

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** What makes this example worse is that the attack was triggered when Piccolo [[NiceJobBreakingItHero pointed out that Buu promised he would fight their promised fighter only after he had killed everyone on Earth, in an attempt to buy some time.]] time]]. Knowing the ResetButton existed, Piccolo figured it didn't really matter; bringing back the entire population of Earth would be just as easy as bringing back the millions Buu had already killed. But he thought killing everybody would be at least ''marginally'' time-consuming even for Buu. Whoops.



* Staying true to the original ''[[Film/SevenSamurai Shichinin no Samurai]]'', by the end of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', Gorobei, Kyuzo, Kikuchyo, and Heihachi have all died in battle, leaving only three of the original seven. Naturally, this is also true of its Western remake ''The Magnificent Seven''.

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* Staying true to the original ''[[Film/SevenSamurai Shichinin no Samurai]]'', ''Film/SevenSamurai'', by the end of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', Gorobei, Kyuzo, Kikuchyo, and Heihachi have all died in battle, leaving only three of the original seven. Naturally, this is also true of its Western remake ''The Magnificent Seven''.



* The ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' anime fell victim to this. In fact, the only major character that wasn't either permanently killed off or otherwise rendered ineffective was the BigBad. DownerEnding, indeed.
* ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge'' features "Kill Them All" as the {{invocation}} activating the lead MagicalGirl's powers... Mayhem ensues, as you may imagine.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' closes the Golden Age arc by killing off every major character [[SubvertedTrope but four]]: Guts (who lost a hand and eye to demons), Casca (who lost her mind), Griffith ([[FaceHeelTurn who went evil]] [[MoralEventHorizon and was responsible for all of the above]]), and Rickert (who was not with the Band when everything went to hell). The entire world of the series seems to be heading that way, as well.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', gets pretty close to it. Out of the entire original cast, only Seras, Integra, and a now immortal Heinkel are still alive after the [[DistantFinale 30-year timeskip]]. As for everyone's favourite psychopathic vampire, well... Alucard is alive, but [[StayingAlive he was dead]] for a good 30 years. As well as the named characters, a sizable percentage of the civilian population of London bit it during the final battle, courtesy of [[{{Ghostapo}} Millennium]], [[CorruptChurch Iscariot]] and Alucard himself, and pretty much every {{mook}} Iscariot and Millennium had is also dead.

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* The ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' anime fell victim to this. In fact, the only major character that wasn't either permanently killed off or otherwise rendered ineffective was the BigBad.BigBad, who at the end of the last episode is [[spoiler:manipulating Mehmet Ali Ağca to assassinate Pope John Paul II (who survived the attempt in real life)]]. DownerEnding, indeed.
** Averted in the manga, where the DistantFinale shows that the only good characters to have died within a decade of the previous chapter are the two leads, whose deaths were a ForegoneConclusion from the beginning. [[note]] Of course, since that finale occurs some seventy years after the main storyline, every character who wasn't a "demon" or thrown into a time-slip has died of old age.[[/note]]
* ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge'' features "Kill Them All" as the {{invocation}} activating the lead MagicalGirl's powers... powers… Mayhem ensues, as you may imagine.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' closes the Golden Age arc by killing off every major character [[SubvertedTrope but four]]: Guts (who lost a hand and eye to demons), Casca (who lost her mind), Griffith ([[FaceHeelTurn who went evil]] [[MoralEventHorizon and was responsible for all of the above]]), and Rickert (who was not with the Band when everything went to hell). The entire world of the series seems to be heading that way, as well.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', gets pretty close to it. Out of the entire original cast, only Seras, Integra, and a now immortal Heinkel are still alive after the [[DistantFinale 30-year timeskip]]. As for everyone's favourite psychopathic vampire, well... Alucard is alive, but [[StayingAlive he was dead]] for a good 30 years. As well as the named characters, a sizable percentage of the civilian population of London bit it during the final battle, courtesy of [[{{Ghostapo}} Millennium]], [[CorruptChurch Iscariot]] Iscariot]], and Alucard himself, and pretty much every {{mook}} Iscariot and Millennium had is also dead.



* Characters in ''{{Manga/Gantz}}'' die once to get involved in the story (and can possibly die again). Being a MauveShirt or even a main character is no protection from death. Then came the Osaka arc, and after ''that'' [[SerialEscalation came the Italy arc]].

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* Characters in ''{{Manga/Gantz}}'' ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' die once to get involved in the story (and can possibly die again). Being a MauveShirt or even a main character is no protection from death. Then came the Osaka arc, and after ''that'' [[SerialEscalation came the Italy arc]].



* "Conclusion: God's War", Shotaro Ishinmori's posthumous finale to ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'' (written by his son from the drafts and notes on the arc), pulls this BIG time on the cast. [[EarnYourHappyEnding Although there's a bit of light at the end of the tunnel]], [[spoiler: the cyborgs are bumped off one by one, until 009 and 003 are left to die together as the world is destroyed and then reset.]]

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* "Conclusion: God's War", Shotaro Ishinmori's posthumous finale to ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'' (written by his son from the drafts and notes on the arc), pulls this BIG time on the cast. [[EarnYourHappyEnding Although there's a bit of light at the end of the tunnel]], [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the cyborgs are bumped off one by one, until 009 and 003 are left to die together as the world is destroyed and then reset.]]



** Showed to have occurred with Trafalgar Law's birthplace: Flevance. The population fell ill due to lead poisoning from the mining and use of a toxic metal called Amber Lead. The Goverment and royals knew of it's toxicity, but neglected to warn the citizens because of the booming economy excavation brought and allowed the spread of propaganda that declared the poisoning throughout Flevance contagious. What resulted was a quarantine, the outbreak of war in a desperate search for treatment, and it ended in a national genocide that left all save Law dead.

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** Showed to have occurred with Trafalgar Law's birthplace: Flevance. The population fell ill due to lead poisoning from the mining and use of a toxic metal called Amber Lead. The Goverment and royals knew of it's its toxicity, but neglected to warn the citizens because of the booming economy excavation brought brought, and allowed the spread of propaganda that declared the poisoning throughout Flevance contagious. What resulted was a quarantine, the outbreak of war in a desperate search for treatment, and it ended in a national genocide that left all save Law dead.



* By the end of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'', everyone is dead except [[spoiler: Akame, Najenda, Wave, and Run. [[note]]Kurome is one, but only in [[SparedByAdaptation manga adaptation]][[/note]]]].

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* By the end of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'', everyone is dead except [[spoiler: Akame, [[spoiler:Akame, Najenda, Wave, and Run. [[note]]Kurome Run.[[note]] Kurome is one, but only in [[SparedByAdaptation manga adaptation]][[/note]]]].adaptation]][[/note]].]]



** Pretty much the ending of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' results with almost all of Crystal Cove, save the gang, dead. However, once Nibiru implodes, it creates a CosmicRetcon so not only is everyone who died alive, but all of Crystal Cove's mysteries have never happened, created an alternate world in which only the gang remembers the previous one.

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** Pretty much the The ending of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' results with in almost all of Crystal Cove, save the gang, dead. However, once Nibiru implodes, it Nibiru's destruction creates a CosmicRetcon so not only is everyone who died now alive, but all none of Crystal Cove's mysteries have never happened, created creating an alternate world in which reality where only the gang remembers (and Creator/HarlanEllison) remember the previous one.
25th Aug '16 6:42:16 AM StFan
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* Glen Cook's ''Literature/BlackCompany'' series does this, partly in the original trilogy's climax but primarily in the ironically titled final volume, ''Soldiers Live,'' which sees a cast of several dozen virtually wiped out. In fact, the last half of the series was spent building up the cast and carefully keeping most of them alive, which serves this trope very well when it is finally used.

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* Glen Cook's ''Literature/BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series does this, partly in the original trilogy's climax but primarily in the ironically titled final volume, ''Soldiers Live,'' which sees a cast of several dozen virtually wiped out. In fact, the last half of the series was spent building up the cast and carefully keeping most of them alive, which serves this trope very well when it is finally used.
21st Aug '16 10:12:12 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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See also SuicideMission, GottaKillEmAll, and FinalSolution. Contrast EverybodyLives.

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See also SuicideMission, GottaKillEmAll, FinalSolution, and FinalSolution.OmnicidalManiac (for whom "killing 'em all" is [[EvilPlan his goal]]). Contrast EverybodyLives.
15th Aug '16 8:13:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The prequel game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' is named after and takes place on the planet Reach, which in the ExpandedUniverse has always been described as the humans greatest and most devastating defeat, so terrible that it's not even called the Battle of Reach but usually just called the Fall of Reach. That the Master Chief is always mentioned to be the last surviving Spartan supersoldier and you play as a soldier in a Spartan team makes it clear from the very start how the game will end. Though in fact, additional material confirms that Doctor Halsey was successfully evacuated from Reach, which would indicate that the Spartan sent with her to make sure she would not be captured alive, also survived.

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* The prequel game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' is named after and takes place on the planet Reach, which in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse has always been described as the humans humans' greatest and most devastating defeat, so terrible that it's not even called the "the Battle of Reach Reach" but usually just called the "the Fall of Reach. That Reach". The fact that virtually every survivor of the Master Chief is always mentioned to be the last surviving Spartan supersoldier battle had already been long accounted for in canon, with you and you play as a soldier in a Spartan your team not being among them, makes it clear from the very start how the game will end. Though in fact, additional material confirms However, later media confirmed that Doctor Halsey was successfully evacuated from Reach, which would indicate that one member of the Spartan sent with her to make sure she would not be captured alive, also survived.team, [[FriendlySniper Jun]], did survive.
14th Aug '16 5:10:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most games of NuclearWar end this way.
12th Aug '16 7:36:00 PM ChrisX
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** To illustrate how associated Tomino is with this Trope, for a good time the picture for this page was of him smiling. And he's the [[Sandbox/TropePantheons Pantheon's]] [[Pantheon/LifeAndDeath designated Deity]] thereof.

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** To illustrate how associated Tomino is with this Trope, for a good time even today, the picture for this page was of him smiling. And he's the [[Sandbox/TropePantheons Pantheon's]] [[Pantheon/LifeAndDeath designated Deity]] thereof.You know this means bad news when he does.
9th Aug '16 4:12:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'', the ending credits point out that only one character survived the movie. Everyone else died in explosions, head explosions, car accidents, explosions, crushing, and explosions.

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* In ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'', ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'', the ending credits point out that only one character survived the movie. Everyone else died in explosions, head explosions, car accidents, explosions, crushing, and explosions.
7th Aug '16 7:41:04 AM billybobfred
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:''you'' can do this, earning the most difficult FinalBoss and the absolute worst ending in the game for your troubles, aptly nicknamed by the fandom: '''Genocide Route'''.]] Emphasis on ''all'' -- [[spoiler:you must grind until ''there are no more monsters'' in each area so that random encounters only say "but nobody came", because you killed them all. And if you spare even one Boss or UniqueEnemy or RandomEncounter, you get one of the Neutral endings instead depending on who you killed and how many mooks you killed. But if you do succeed in your slaughter of ''absolutely everyone'', you'll kill Sans, Flowey, and ''the world itself''.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:''you'' can do this, earning the most difficult FinalBoss and the absolute worst ending in the game for your troubles, aptly nicknamed by the fandom: '''Genocide Route'''.]] Emphasis on ''all'' -- [[spoiler:you must grind until ''there are no more monsters'' in each area so that random encounters only say "but nobody came", because you killed them all. And if you spare even one Boss or UniqueEnemy or RandomEncounter, UniqueEnemy, you get one of the Neutral endings instead depending on who you killed and how many mooks you killed. But if you do succeed in your slaughter of ''absolutely everyone'', you'll kill Sans, Flowey, and ''the world itself''.]]
1st Aug '16 7:56:55 PM Willbyr
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* ''Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom'' does this over the course of the series, and then finishes its spree ''very'' callously in the final episode. At the episode's end, after the series seemingly following the "Cerulean Blue Sky" route of the PhantomOfInferno visual novel, Reiji/Zwei, at the episode's end, is shot dead by either Elen/Ein or a completely random passerby on a cart, and depending on the interpretation of the final scenes, Elen/Ein herself possibly committed suicide by oxytropis. In conclusion, every major character, except [=MacGuire=], possibly Ein, Shiga and Mio is dead by the end of the series.

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* ''Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom'' does this over the course of the series, and then finishes its spree ''very'' callously in the final episode. At the episode's end, after the series seemingly following the "Cerulean Blue Sky" route of the PhantomOfInferno ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno'' visual novel, Reiji/Zwei, at the episode's end, is shot dead by either Elen/Ein or a completely random passerby on a cart, and depending on the interpretation of the final scenes, Elen/Ein herself possibly committed suicide by oxytropis. In conclusion, every major character, except [=MacGuire=], possibly Ein, Shiga and Mio is dead by the end of the series.
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