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19th Sep '17 4:39:03 PM Snerp
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** Sanguinius was slain by Horus so hard that the Marines descended from his gene-seed felt it. That's not an exaggeration -- the Black Rage that haunts the Blood Angels nearly thirty thousand years after their Primarch's end is the psychic trauma from the moment of his death.

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** Sanguinius was slain by Horus so hard that the Marines descended from his gene-seed felt it. That's not an exaggeration -- the Black Rage that haunts the Blood Angels nearly thirty ten thousand years after their Primarch's end is the psychic trauma from the moment of his death.
13th Sep '17 8:13:57 PM Snerp
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** Sanguinius was slain by Horus so hard that the Marines descended from his gene-seed felt it. That's not an exaggeration -- the Black Rage that haunts the Blood Angels over a thousand years after their Primarch's end is the psychic trauma from the moment of his death.

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** Sanguinius was slain by Horus so hard that the Marines descended from his gene-seed felt it. That's not an exaggeration -- the Black Rage that haunts the Blood Angels over a nearly thirty thousand years after their Primarch's end is the psychic trauma from the moment of his death.
3rd Sep '17 7:05:43 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' uses the Vortex system, which generally allows both player characters and NPCs to dodge death using their pool of story points, even if they are dropped into a volcano or last seen falling into space with a hole in their chest. However, if a character is all out of points or has the Slow Death trait, they are gone for good. Occasionally major NPCs die in story moments too.

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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' uses the Vortex system, which generally allows both player characters and NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s to dodge death using their pool of story points, even if they are dropped into a volcano or last seen falling into space with a hole in their chest. However, if a character is all out of points or has the Slow Death trait, they are gone for good. Occasionally major NPCs [=NPCs=] die in story moments too.
14th Jun '17 6:53:42 PM DustSnitch
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* KilledOffForReal/TabletopGames


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* The rules of ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' states very clearly that for all amazing things magic and charms and exaltation can accomplish, dead is dead and you can't be brought back. And while reincarnation is a common theme and you may have memories of previous lives, it's made clear that it's not so much ''your'' past life as just a past life that happened to have the same shard, which retained a few memories that you can use. And, although spirits do exist, as well as undead, and weapons that can have souls bound to them (rather painfully), one can never return to life.
* This is a popular trope in ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', [[PopularityPower although the body count is significantly higher for recently introduced characters than it is for those who have been around for years.]]
* Valten in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'', at the end of the Storm of Chaos campaign, by Death Master Snicht.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** [[LateArrivalSpoiler Horus]] would be an example of this happening to someone who isn't a RedShirt and had access to ways of cheating death (though he evidently, at the end of his life, [[DyingAsYourself didn't want to]]). He was Killed Off for Real by a psychic attack from the Emperor that ''obliterated his soul''.
** Captain Tycho of the Blood Angels was killed off in the Armageddon worldwide campaign.
** Sanguinius was slain by Horus so hard that the Marines descended from his gene-seed felt it. That's not an exaggeration -- the Black Rage that haunts the Blood Angels over a thousand years after their Primarch's end is the psychic trauma from the moment of his death.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is where DeathIsCheap, but an epic intraplanar Assassin's guild called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Garrote]] makes this their modus operandi. Long story short, they're known for getting the job done and making it ''stays'' done. Not even DivineIntervention nor RealityWarping can bring back a person thoroughly disposed by The Garrote.
** Additionally, while not ''killed'' off per se, no spell can raise anything that died of old age from the dead.
* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' uses the Vortex system, which generally allows both player characters and NPCs to dodge death using their pool of story points, even if they are dropped into a volcano or last seen falling into space with a hole in their chest. However, if a character is all out of points or has the Slow Death trait, they are gone for good. Occasionally major NPCs die in story moments too.
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14th Jun '17 6:49:38 PM DustSnitch
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* KilledOffForReal/{{Toys}}


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* Although ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' has a tendency to bring deceased characters back to life in various ways, especially with the revelation that the Red Star is a RespawnPoint for the Matoran Universe, there are a few characters who are confirmed to be dead. Specifically, the Red Star can ''only'' respawn those in the Matoran Universe who have a corpse; anyone else is Killed Off For Real. These include Matoro, "Ancient", Carapar, Icarax, Mutran, Gorast, Bitil, Chirox, Antroz, Krika, Vamprah, Nidhiki, Krekka, Kojol, and Teridax.
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14th Jun '17 6:47:06 PM DustSnitch
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* KilledOffForReal/{{Theatre}}


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* ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' -- Roy Cohn, mere seconds after faking his own death as a trick.
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14th Nov '16 12:21:36 AM HelljmprRookie
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->''"The cycle of nature and your stupid plan don't mean a thing! Aerith is gone. Aerith will no longer talk, no longer laugh, cry or get angry."''

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->''"The cycle of nature and your stupid plan don't mean a thing! Aerith Aeris is gone. Aerith Aeris will no longer talk, no longer laugh, cry or get angry."''
4th Sep '16 4:49:11 PM eroock
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For a dead character to be considered Killed Off For Real it cannot be simply any death; it must be one that under normal circumstances for the setting and genre could have been reversed, undone or revealed to be some sort of trick. If it's a setting with AllDeathsFinal, this never comes into play -- remember that permanent death is LikeRealityUnlessNoted. Consequently, most realistic or mundane works do not provide examples of this trope.

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For a dead character to be considered Killed Off For for Real it cannot be simply any death; it must be one that under normal circumstances for the setting and genre could have been reversed, undone or revealed to be some sort of trick. If it's a setting with AllDeathsFinal, this never comes into play -- remember that permanent death is LikeRealityUnlessNoted. Consequently, most realistic or mundane works do not provide examples of this trope.
30th Jun '16 4:07:52 PM TheBuddy26
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'''As a DeathTrope all spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''

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'''As '''Naturally, as a DeathTrope all spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''
''YouHaveBeenWarned.'''''
19th Jun '16 7:06:26 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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In some kinds of stories, CharacterDeath [[DeathIsCheap doesn't carry much weight.]] Maybe [[BackFromTheDead resurrection is commonplace]] or some sort of magical alternate universe [[OpeningACanOfClones has a spare copy to borrow]]. Maybe [[NegativeContinuity the format]] [[ResetButton of the show]] makes any sort of death meaningless and temporary. Maybe for some reason people [[MadeOfIron never die when they should]]. Sometimes, even in these stories, a character dies and they ''stay dead.'' No magical return from the dead, no {{retcon}} and no copout. They're dead and they're staying that way.

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In some kinds of stories, CharacterDeath [[DeathIsCheap doesn't carry much weight.]] Maybe [[BackFromTheDead resurrection is commonplace]] or some sort of magical alternate universe [[OpeningACanOfClones has a spare copy to borrow]]. Maybe [[NegativeContinuity the format]] [[ResetButton of the show]] makes any sort of death meaningless and temporary. Maybe for some reason people [[MadeOfIron never die when they should]]. Sometimes, even in these stories, a character dies and they ''stay dead.'' No magical return from the dead, [[WeCanRebuildHim no rebuild]], no {{retcon}} and no copout. They're dead and they're staying that way.
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