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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.
30th Jul '16 2:40:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* By the time ''FriskyDingo'' wrapped up, only 6 characters of importance - Killface, Xander, Simon, Stan, Wendell and Valerie - were left standing.

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* By the time ''FriskyDingo'' ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' wrapped up, only 6 characters of importance - Killface, Xander, Simon, Stan, Wendell and Valerie - were left standing.



* Arguably subverted with ''GIJoeResolute'', which promised a high body count and by all means delivered on that promise...with Cobra. While a pretty good amount of known named Cobra characters were killed (some more gruesomely than others) the G.I. Joe team was for the most part pretty much intact. The only named G.I. Joe character who was killed is Bazooka, who died offscreen and his corpse is perfectly clean and intact (while some of the Cobras can't quite say the same thing about their fatalities).

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* Arguably subverted with ''GIJoeResolute'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'', which promised a high body count and by all means delivered on that promise...with Cobra. While a pretty good amount of known named Cobra characters were killed (some more gruesomely than others) the G.I. Joe team was for the most part pretty much intact. The only named G.I. Joe character who was killed is Bazooka, who died offscreen and his corpse is perfectly clean and intact (while some of the Cobras can't quite say the same thing about their fatalities).
24th Jul '16 12:26:30 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* By the end of ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'', [[spoiler:everybody except for [[{{Psychopomp}} the Undertaker]] kill each other after a MassOhCrap that he wasn't going away after killing the Tramp]].
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