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17th May '17 1:16:33 PM dasuberkaiser
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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' does nearly the same on the [[spoiler:Law Route: Satan Fires the Megido Ark thus killing off everyone on the planet, only those aboard the Ark survive, and even then, a horrified Satan turns on YHVH and kills Him in the final battle, and following that, Satan dies. By the end of it all, only Aleph, Hiroko, and Gabriel are alive]].

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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'' does nearly the same on the [[spoiler:Law Route: Satan Fires fires the Megido Ark thus killing off everyone on the planet, only those aboard the Ark survive, and even then, a horrified Satan turns on YHVH and kills Him in the final battle, and following that, Satan dies. By the end of it all, only Aleph, Hiroko, and Gabriel are alive]].
10th May '17 3:47:59 PM FuzzyWulfe
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** Though, throughout the series, a lot of people die on both sides. A Zentraedi battlecruiser is destroyed in the first episode, but the first on screen deaths are ground crew taken out by enemy ordnance exploding. We also see various Earth space ships being destroyed and the implied deaths of the crews on the Daedalus and Prometheus. Other combat deaths occur due to the war plot. As far as civilian deaths, the Ontario province is demolished in a freak accident during an attack against the SDF-1 hovering over it, and Dolza's fleet blasts about three-quarters of the Earth's population while the fleet is in orbit.
8th May '17 7:01:10 PM PaulA
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* The ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' installment pitting Theater/RomeoAndJuliet against Film/BonnieAndClyde ends with the ERB {{narrator}} as the only survivor, and he's clearly shaken by the ending.

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* The ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' installment pitting Theater/RomeoAndJuliet Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet against Film/BonnieAndClyde ends with the ERB {{narrator}} as the only survivor, and he's clearly shaken by the ending.
8th May '17 3:50:20 PM Az_Tech341
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* ''Series/TwentyFour''. Virtually every major character (and most of the recurring ones) introduced in the first season has been killed off, with the exceptions of Jack, Kim and Tony (who is now in prison for probably several consecutive life sentences).
** A small list of major characters managed to get out without being killed, like Chase Edmunds (minus a hand), Mike Novick, Erin Driscoll or Kate Warner.

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* ''Series/TwentyFour''. Virtually In ''Series/TwentyFour'', almost every major character (and most of the recurring ones) introduced in the first season has been killed off, is killed[[spoiler:, with the exceptions of Jack, Kim Kim, and Tony (who is now in prison for probably several consecutive life sentences).
sentences)]].
** A Overall, a small list of major characters managed manage to get out without being killed, killed[[spoiler:, like Chase Edmunds (minus a hand), Mike Novick, Erin Driscoll Driscoll, or Kate Warner.Warner]].
8th May '17 3:07:51 PM LadyChaos
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* All but three of the main characters are killed off in ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', and of those three, one is explicitly killed off post-story, and another is implied to be dead.
7th May '17 1:47:04 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': Several episodes had this averted, particularly in the 12th (1970-1971) season, including:
** "Terror at 2:00": As Virginia City is set to celebrate the signing of a treaty between them and the Paiutes (which Ben Cartwright had helped broker), a white supremacist named Ganns and two of his henchmen -- all are posing as reporters from the East Coast -- plan to massacre the entire town by spraying the celebration with machine gun-like fire (they had stolen a Gatling gun from the Army and are on the run). Averted when Little Joe and Candy discover their plans and shoot Ganns shortly before he attempts to use the gun to interrupt the ceremony.
** "Kingdom of Fear": In this adaptation of ''CoolHandLuke'', the main villain -- a deranged ex-Army captain who has imprisoned innocent men to work in his gold mine -- realizes that the authorities are on to him once one of his latest slaves (Little Joe) has escaped and is getting help.

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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': Several episodes had this averted, particularly ''Series/TwentyFour''. Virtually every major character (and most of the recurring ones) introduced in the 12th (1970-1971) season, including:
** "Terror at 2:00": As Virginia City is set to celebrate
first season has been killed off, with the signing exceptions of a treaty between them Jack, Kim and Tony (who is now in prison for probably several consecutive life sentences).
** A small list of major characters managed to get out without being killed, like Chase Edmunds (minus a hand), Mike Novick, Erin Driscoll or Kate Warner.
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'' manages to kill off every main character save one (possibly two as one of
the Paiutes (which Ben Cartwright had helped broker), a white supremacist named Ganns character's fates is quite ambiguous) as well as all of the recurring characters.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In the final episode, Wesley
and two of his henchmen -- Lindsey are both killed in the final battle, and Eve refuses to leave the collapsing building. Doyle, Cordelia and Fred have all are posing died previously. Connor escapes, as reporters from does Lorne. The last thing we see is Angel, Spike, Illyria and a mortally wounded Gunn facing impossible odds. Although Creator/JossWhedon later wrote comics in which most characters survive (sort of, but in the East Coast -- plan to massacre process the entire town by spraying the celebration with machine gun-like fire (they had stolen a Gatling gun from the Army and are on the run). Averted when Little Joe and Candy discover their plans and shoot Ganns shortly before he attempts city of Los Angeles was sent to use the gun to interrupt the ceremony.
** "Kingdom of Fear": In
Hell), this adaptation of ''CoolHandLuke'', was the main villain -- end for a deranged ex-Army captain who has imprisoned innocent men to work in his gold mine -- realizes that lot of the authorities are on to him once one of his latest slaves (Little Joe) has escaped and is getting help.TV audience.



* ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} The Black Adder]]'' ended with all but two of the main characters dying from drinking poison as a result of a convoluted power struggle. Later seasons of the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' also tended to end with the wiping out of all or most of the cast. This was played for morbid laughs in ''Blackadder II'' (and averted ''Blackadder the Third''), but treated ''[[TearJerker deadly seriously]]'' in ''Blackadder Goes Forth''.



* ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} The Black Adder]]'' ended with all but two of the main characters dying from drinking poison as a result of a convoluted power struggle. Later seasons of the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' also tended to end with the wiping out of all or most of the cast. This was played for morbid laughs in ''Blackadder II'' (and averted ''Blackadder the Third''), but treated ''[[TearJerker deadly seriously]]'' in ''Blackadder Goes Forth''.
* The ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' finale, "Changing Nature," had the dinosaurs in the process of going extinct due to environmental catastrophe brought about by the actions of the [[FunWithAcronyms WESAYSO]] Corporation. A [[DownerEnding very bleak ending]] to a generally light-hearted show.
* ''Series/MortalKombatConquest''. Reportedly, there was supposed to be a second season, which either undid some of the deaths, or continued with a new crew, but the series was canceled, and thus finished with the DownerEnding in which Shao Kahn killed ''everyone''.

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* ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': Several episodes had this averted, particularly in the 12th (1970-1971) season, including:
** "Terror at 2:00": As Virginia City is set to celebrate the signing of a treaty between them and the Paiutes (which Ben Cartwright had helped broker), a white supremacist named Ganns and two of his henchmen -- all are posing as reporters from the East Coast -- plan to massacre the entire town by spraying the celebration with machine gun-like fire (they had stolen a Gatling gun from the Army and are on the run). Averted when Little Joe and Candy discover their plans and shoot Ganns shortly before he attempts to use the gun to interrupt the ceremony.
** "Kingdom of Fear": In this adaptation of ''CoolHandLuke'', the main villain -- a deranged ex-Army captain who has imprisoned innocent men to work in his gold mine -- realizes that the authorities are on to him once one of his latest slaves (Little Joe) has escaped and is getting help.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has had a [[AnyoneCanDie large body count]] throughout the series, and the ending is no different, killing off much of the main cast and several minor characters as well.
*
The Black Adder]]'' final episodes of the Canadian TV series ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'' ended with all but two five of the seven main characters dying from drinking poison as a result of a convoluted power struggle. Later seasons of the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' also tended to end with the wiping out of all or most of the cast. This was played for morbid laughs in ''Blackadder II'' (and averted ''Blackadder the Third''), but treated ''[[TearJerker deadly seriously]]'' in ''Blackadder Goes Forth''.
* The ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' finale, "Changing Nature," had the dinosaurs in the process of going extinct due to environmental catastrophe brought about by the actions of the [[FunWithAcronyms WESAYSO]] Corporation. A [[DownerEnding very bleak ending]] to a generally light-hearted show.
* ''Series/MortalKombatConquest''. Reportedly, there was supposed to be a second season, which either undid some of the deaths, or continued with a new crew, but the series was canceled, and thus finished with the DownerEnding in which Shao Kahn
being killed ''everyone''.off one by one, the sixth going to jail for their murders, with only the title character being the last man standing.



* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' ends with the four main characters dying in a bus crash.
** Also, Vyvyan's hamster and their landlord both died in the same episode, under different circumstances. (Although the landlord was eaten by lions in the previous season, oddly enough.)
* British soap opera ''Series/DreamTeam'' took this to insane lengths: ''37'' deaths of (mostly) main characters over its run, which considering the show is set at a relatively normal soccer (football) team is quite some achievement.
** These deaths range from freak coach explosions to chewing gum.
* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' features a doozy of an finale, as the audience finds out how every main character died: Ruth, David and Federico die of natural causes, Keith is shot to death as he exits a security van, Brenda is 'talked' to death by her brother, and Claire dies at the age of 101.
* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'': The Series had numerous secondary characters being killed off during the series, including resistance fighters who had been present since the original miniseries (and other long-term characters simply leaving, never to be seen again). At the end, the viewer is left to infer that resistance member Robin's child, Elizabeth (a.k.a. "The Star Child") and her boyfriend were killed when they boarded a transport with a hidden bomb on it.

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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' ends Parodied on ''Series/{{Community}}'' with the four main characters dying in a bus crash.
** Also, Vyvyan's hamster and their landlord both died in
ShowWithinAShow ''[[CougarTown Cougarton Abbey]]'':
-->'''Troy''': Britta, why did everyone on ''Cougarton Abbey'' just die?\\
'''Britta''': [[BritishBrevity They only ran six episodes]]. That's
the same episode, under different circumstances. (Although the landlord was eaten by lions in the previous season, oddly enough.)
*
great thing about British soap opera ''Series/DreamTeam'' took this to insane lengths: ''37'' deaths of (mostly) main characters over its run, which considering TV. They give you closure.
* In
the show five-episode zombie series ''Series/DeadSet'', absolutely every character, and, indeed, most -- if not all -- of Britain, is set at a relatively normal soccer (football) team is quite some achievement.
** These deaths range from freak coach explosions to chewing gum.
either dead or undead by the final episode.
* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' features a doozy of an The ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' finale, as "Changing Nature", had the audience finds out how every main character died: Ruth, David and Federico die of natural causes, Keith is shot to death as he exits a security van, Brenda is 'talked' to death by her brother, and Claire dies at dinosaurs in the age process of 101.
* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'': The Series had numerous secondary characters being killed off during
going extinct due to environmental catastrophe brought about by the series, including resistance fighters who had been present since actions of the original miniseries (and other long-term characters simply leaving, never [[FunWithAcronyms WESAYSO]] Corporation. A [[DownerEnding very bleak ending]] to be seen again). At the end, the viewer is left to infer that resistance member Robin's child, Elizabeth (a.k.a. "The Star Child") and her boyfriend were killed when they boarded a transport with a hidden bomb on it.generally light-hearted show.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E2MissionToTheUnknown Mission to the Unknown]]" kills everyone except the Dalek and the mysterious council of aliens (all of which die in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The Daleks' Master Plan]]" later). Everyone means '''everyone''' - the Doctor and his companions don't show up in this episode at all, and so are spared.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks The Power of the Daleks]]" kills everyone in its large, well-developed, ChronicBackstabbingDisorder-prone cast apart from the Doctor, his companions Ben and Polly, TheStoolPigeon Quinn, and last-minute {{Heel Face Turn}}ing Valmar. Everyone else in the colony government, the rebel faction, Lesterson, the entirety of Bragen's personal guard and all of the Daleks die.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars Pyramids of Mars]]" leaves only one survivor other than the Doctor and Sarah... and he (a bit part) only survives because he's in ''Egypt'' while the action takes place in England. The novelisation states that this character is killed off-screen by cultist henchmen later.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock Horror of Fang Rock]]", the entire guest cast dies. The Doctor and Leela sail off, leaving a lighthouse full of corpses behind them.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Logopolis]]" has every single member of the eponymous planet dead, the ''Doctor'' dead, and approximately a quarter of '''the universe''' destroyed. ''By accident.'' Special points for this explicitly including all of the surviving characters from the previous story, "The Keeper of Traken", except for the one who became a regular. The only survivors are the companions Adric, Nyssa and Tegan (Nyssa's entire family dies in this story and Tegan's only on-screen family member gets murdered) and the Master. And, well, the Fifth Doctor is created at the end of this story.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E2MissionToTheUnknown Mission [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E2MissionToTheUnknown "Mission to the Unknown]]" Unknown"]] kills everyone except the Dalek and the mysterious council of aliens (all of which die later, in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan]]" later). Plan"]]). Everyone means '''everyone''' - -- the Doctor and his companions don't show up in this episode at all, and so are spared.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks "The Power of the Daleks]]" Daleks"]] kills everyone in its large, well-developed, ChronicBackstabbingDisorder-prone cast apart from the Doctor, his companions Ben and Polly, TheStoolPigeon Quinn, and last-minute {{Heel Face Turn}}ing Valmar. Everyone else in the colony government, the rebel faction, Lesterson, the entirety of Bragen's personal guard and all of the Daleks die.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars Pyramids [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars "Pyramids of Mars]]" Mars"]] leaves only one survivor other than the Doctor and Sarah... and he (a bit part) only survives because he's in ''Egypt'' while the action takes place in England. The novelisation states that this character is killed off-screen by cultist henchmen later.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock Horror [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock "Horror of Fang Rock]]", Rock"]], the entire guest cast dies. The Doctor and Leela sail off, leaving a lighthouse full of corpses behind them.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Logopolis]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]] has every single member of person from the eponymous planet dead, the ''Doctor'' dead, and approximately a quarter of '''the universe''' destroyed. ''By accident.'' Special points for this explicitly including all of the surviving characters from the previous story, "The Keeper of Traken", except for the one who became a regular. The only survivors are the companions Adric, Nyssa and Tegan (Nyssa's entire family dies in this story and Tegan's only on-screen family member gets murdered) and the Master. And, well, the Fifth Doctor is created at the end of this story.



*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]" has seemingly everyone except the Doctor and his three companions die. The Master also seems to die, though he somehow escapes [[JokerImmunity with no explanation whatsoever]].
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]" has every single guest character, RedShirt and {{Mook}} dead by the end, with the possible exception of a bit character who was hiding at the time. The final shot is the Doctor standing amid half a dozen corpses, mournfully saying "There should have been another way..."
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection of the Daleks]]" has every single guest character, RedShirt and {{Mook}} except for one secondary character (noticing a pattern?) dead. Including Davros, who dies but appears in a later episode [[JokerImmunity with no explanation whatsoever]]. This is the one where Tegan finally gets fed up and leaves.
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani]]", where a grand total of two characters survive - Peri and the villain's secretary. Even the Doctor [[TheNthDoctor "dies"]].
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]", the Doctor and Peri survive. Perhaps some Cryons survived, far enough away from the explosion.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays The Parting of the Ways]]" has '''everybody''' on Satellite 5 except for Rose (as well as a significant portion on Earth) killed by the Daleks, then the Daleks disintegrated. Jack Harkness and the Doctor die too, but Jack's brought back to life ([[{{Immortality}} permanently]]) and the Doctor [[TheNthDoctor regenerates]].
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]", only the Doctor and three people aboard the ''Titanic'' survive. And the episode started with hundreds of people on board.
** Even though it's set in another timeline, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft Turn Left]]" has to be mentioned here. The Doctor, Martha, [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures Sarah Jane, Maria, Clyde, Luke,]] [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Gwen and Ianto]] are all killed [[ForWantOfANail because Donna turned right at an intersection]]. With Donna and Rose the main characters of the episode, Jack immortal, and Owen and Tosh already dead, that's every character that's ever had billing in all three series. Since this all gets reversed by the end of the episode, it's also an example of the SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics.

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*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva "Castrovalva"]] has seemingly everyone except the Doctor and his three companions die. The Master also seems to die, though he somehow escapes [[JokerImmunity with no explanation whatsoever]].
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep "Warriors of the Deep]]" Deep"]] has every single guest character, RedShirt and {{Mook}} dead by the end, with the possible exception of a bit character who was hiding at the time. The final shot is the Doctor standing amid half a dozen corpses, mournfully saying "There should have been another way..."
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks "Resurrection of the Daleks]]" Daleks"]] has every single guest character, RedShirt and {{Mook}} except for one secondary character (noticing a pattern?) dead. Including Davros, who dies but appears in a later episode [[JokerImmunity with no explanation whatsoever]]. This is the one where Tegan finally gets fed up and leaves.
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani "The Caves of Androzani]]", Androzani"]], where a grand total of two characters survive - -- Peri and the villain's secretary. Even the Doctor [[TheNthDoctor "dies"]].
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen "Attack of the Cybermen]]", Cybermen"]], the Doctor and Peri survive. Perhaps some Cryons survived, far enough away from the explosion.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays "The Parting of the Ways]]" Ways"]] has '''everybody''' on Satellite 5 except for Rose (as well as a significant portion number on Earth) killed by the Daleks, then the Daleks disintegrated. Jack Harkness and the Doctor die too, but Jack's brought back to life ([[{{Immortality}} permanently]]) and the Doctor [[TheNthDoctor regenerates]].
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned]]", Damned"]], only the Doctor and three people aboard the ''Titanic'' survive. And the episode started with hundreds of people on board.
** Even though it's set in another timeline, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft Turn Left]]" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] has to be mentioned here. The Doctor, Martha, [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures Sarah Jane, Maria, Clyde, Luke,]] [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Gwen and Ianto]] are all killed [[ForWantOfANail because Donna turned right at an intersection]]. With Donna and Rose the main characters of the episode, Jack immortal, and Owen and Tosh already dead, that's every character that's ever had billing in all three series.series up to that point. Since this all gets reversed by the end of the episode, it's also an example of the SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics.



** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice The Vampires of Venice]]", one or two bit characters (the greeter or whatever, the girl in the alley) may survive, but every non-regular with even the tiniest connection to the plot dies.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]": Everyone dies expect for The Doctor, Amy, Rory and Gibbis.

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice]]", Venice"]], one or two bit characters (the greeter or whatever, greeter, the girl in the alley) alley, the villains' steward) may survive, but every non-regular with even the tiniest connection to the plot dies.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex]]": Complex"]]: Everyone dies expect for The the Doctor, Amy, Rory and Gibbis.



* The short-lived NBC show ''Series/TheOthers'' ended with all but one character (Albert) biting it.
* The final episodes of the Canadian TV series ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'' ended with five of the seven main characters being killed off one by one, the sixth going to jail for their murders, with only the title character being the last man standing.

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* The short-lived NBC show ''Series/TheOthers'' ended with all but one character (Albert) biting it.
* The final episodes
British soap opera ''Series/DreamTeam'' took this to insane lengths: ''37'' deaths of the Canadian TV series ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'' ended with five of the seven (mostly) main characters being killed off one by one, over its run, which considering the sixth going show is set at a relatively normal soccer (football) team is quite some achievement.
** These deaths range from freak coach explosions
to jail for their murders, with only the title character being the last man standing.chewing gum.



* In the five-episode zombie series ''DeadSet'', absolutely every character, and, indeed, most - if not all - of Britain, is either dead or undead by the final episode.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In the final episode, Wesley and Lindsey are both killed in the final battle, and Eve refuses to leave the collapsing building. Doyle, Cordelia and Fred have all died previously. Connor escapes, as does Lorne. The last thing we see is Angel, Spike, Illyria and a mortally wounded Gunn facing impossible odds. Although Creator/JossWhedon later wrote comics in which most characters survive (sort of, but in the process the entire city of Los Angeles was sent to Hell), this was the end for a lot of the TV audience.

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* In How ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s live radio drama ends in "Ham Radio" when an annoyed Niles [[WagTheDirector highjacks the five-episode zombie series ''DeadSet'', absolutely every character, and, indeed, most - if not all - of Britain, is either dead or undead by proceedings and kills off the final episode.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In the final episode, Wesley and Lindsey are both killed
entire cast in the final battle, and Eve refuses to leave the collapsing building. Doyle, Cordelia and Fred have all died previously. Connor escapes, as does Lorne. The last thing we see is Angel, Spike, Illyria and a mortally wounded Gunn facing impossible odds. Although Creator/JossWhedon later wrote comics in which most about 30 seconds.]]
* Out of 25 main
characters survive (sort of, but in and several minor ones on ''Series/HarpersIsland'', 4 make it out alive (2 due to InfantImmortality). There are 29 deaths on screen. The promos had heavily implied that '''everyone''' was going to die, although the process writers opted not to go there.
* The bizarre finale to ''Series/HeyDad'' in which
the entire city of Los Angeles was sent to Hell), this was the end for family is taken hostage by a lot bank robber who ''blows up their house''. The "dad" of the TV audience.show's title lived on by virtue of having been absent from the show for some time by then.



* ''Series/TwentyFour''. Virtually every major character (and most of the recurring ones) introduced in the first season has been killed off, with the exceptions of Jack, Kim and Tony (who is now in prison for probably several consecutive life sentences).
** A small list of major characters managed to get out without being killed, like Chase Edmunds (minus a hand), Mike Novick, Erin Driscoll or Kate Warner.
* Out of 25 main characters and several minor ones on ''Series/HarpersIsland'', 4 make it out alive (2 due to InfantImmortality). There are 29 deaths on screen. The promos had heavily implied that '''everyone''' was going to die, although the writers opted not to go there.
* The season one finale of ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' is actually entitled ''Kill Them All'', and does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, at least as regards the Roman characters.
** Taken UpToEleven in the ''Vengeance'' finale, where the writers manage to kill off ''every single villain'' on the show, and quite a few protagonists, too. And the rebellion fails, so one can presume that the rampant character deaths aren't going to stop anytime soon.
** And ''Victory'', the ''War of the Damned'' finale, gives us the end of the rebellion, in which (inevitably) every remaining major character except Caesar, Crassus, Agron, Nasir, Sibyl and Laeta dies, mostly in battle.



* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' is slowly heading this way. Claudia Brown, Tom Ryan, Stephen Hart, Nick Cutter, Helen Cutter, Sarah Page...well, to put it simply, there are three main characters left from series one. ''Three.''



* Played with in ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' in the 2-part "Perils of Punky" episode. In it, Punky and her friends encounter an evil spirit which then proceeds to kill all of her friends and her dog. Although it's eventually revealed to be a ghost story Punky's telling to her friends, several fans of the show still wonder what the writers were thinking for creating such a disturbing, dark episode in an otherwise light and family-friendly sitcom.



* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has had a [[AnyoneCanDie large body count]] throughout the series, and the ending is no different, killing off much of the main cast and several minor characters as well.
* Parodied on ''Series/{{Community}}'' with the ShowWithinAShow ''[[CougarTown Cougarton Abbey]]'':
-->'''Troy''': Britta, why did everyone on "Cougarton Abbey" just die?
-->'''Britta''': [[BritishBrevity They only ran six episodes]]. That's the great thing about British TV. They give you closure.
* How ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s live radio drama ends in "Ham Radio" when an annoyed Niles [[WagTheDirector highjacks the proceedings and kills off the entire cast in about 30 seconds.]]
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'' manages to kill off every main character save one (possibly two as one of the character's fates is quite ambiguous) as well as all of the recurring characters.
* The bizarre finale to ''Series/HeyDad'' in which the family is taken hostage by a bank robber who ''blows up their house''. The "dad" of the show's title lived on by virtue of having been absent from the show for some time by then.
* ''Series/UltramanLeo'': Episode 40. Oh Jesus Tap Dancing Christ. [[spoiler: Commander Black releases Silver Bloom, which kills everyone on the MAC team, destroys most of Tokyo and nearly kills Leo.]]
* While not everyone, ''Series/RobinHood'' ends with a good number of the main cast dead, including Robin himself, Marian (she's actually killed off at the end of season 2), Allan A Dale, Guy of Gisborne, and the Sheriffs of Nottingham (both Vasey and Isabella). Oh, and Nottingham Castle is blown up as well. Djaq and Will leave at the end of season 2 and are, presumably, alive. Much and Little John (the only surviving original outlaws) are alive, along with newbies [[TheChick Kate]], [[TokenMinority Brother Tuck]], and Archer (the newly-discovered half-brother of Robin and Guy).
* The "Mr. Neutron is Missing" Sketch of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has NATO trying to stop Mr Neutron (Who actually wasn't up to anything and was just spending the day hanging out in a quiet suburb of London - the worst thing he does in the episode is hit on a married woman) by nuking every single place they thought he might be... Which ultimately turned out to be every single place in the world ''except for where he actually was''.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has had a [[AnyoneCanDie large body count]] throughout the series, and the ending is no different, killing off much of the main cast and several minor characters as well.
* Parodied on ''Series/{{Community}}'' with the ShowWithinAShow ''[[CougarTown Cougarton Abbey]]'':
-->'''Troy''': Britta, why did everyone on "Cougarton Abbey" just die?
-->'''Britta''': [[BritishBrevity They only ran six episodes]]. That's the great thing about British TV. They give you closure.
* How ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s live radio drama ends in "Ham Radio" when an annoyed Niles [[WagTheDirector highjacks the proceedings and kills off the entire cast in about 30 seconds.]]
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'' manages to kill off every main character save one (possibly two as one of the character's fates is quite ambiguous) as well as all of the recurring characters.
* The bizarre finale to ''Series/HeyDad'' in which the family is taken hostage by a bank robber who ''blows up their house''. The "dad" of the show's title lived on by virtue of having been absent from the show for some time by then.
* ''Series/UltramanLeo'': Episode 40. Oh Jesus Tap Dancing Christ. [[spoiler: Commander Black releases Silver Bloom, which kills everyone on the MAC team, destroys most of Tokyo and nearly kills Leo.]]
* While not everyone, ''Series/RobinHood'' ends with a good number of the main cast dead, including Robin himself, Marian (she's actually killed off at the end of season 2), Allan A Dale, Guy of Gisborne, and the Sheriffs of Nottingham (both Vasey and Isabella). Oh, and Nottingham Castle is blown up as well. Djaq and Will leave at the end of season 2 and are, presumably, alive. Much and Little John (the only surviving original outlaws) are alive, along with newbies [[TheChick Kate]], [[TokenMinority Brother Tuck]], and Archer (the newly-discovered half-brother of Robin and Guy).
* The "Mr. Neutron is Missing" Sketch of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has NATO trying to stop Mr Mr. Neutron (Who actually wasn't up to anything and was just spending the day hanging out in a quiet suburb of London - the worst thing he does in the episode is hit on a married woman) by nuking every single place they thought he might be... Which ultimately turned out to be every single place in the world ''except for where he actually was''.was''.
* ''Series/MortalKombatConquest''. Reportedly, there was supposed to be a second season, which either undid some of the deaths, or continued with a new crew, but the series was canceled, and thus finished with the DownerEnding in which Shao Kahn killed ''everyone''.


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* The short-lived NBC show ''Series/TheOthers'' ended with all but one character (Albert) biting it.
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' is slowly heading this way. Claudia Brown, Tom Ryan, Stephen Hart, Nick Cutter, Helen Cutter, Sarah Page... well, to put it simply, there are three main characters left from series one. ''Three.''
* Played with in ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' in the 2-part "Perils of Punky" episode. In it, Punky and her friends encounter an evil spirit which then proceeds to kill all of her friends and her dog. Although it's eventually revealed to be a ghost story Punky's telling to her friends, several fans of the show still wonder what the writers were thinking for creating such a disturbing, dark episode in an otherwise light and family-friendly sitcom.
* While not everyone, ''Series/RobinHood'' ends with a good number of the main cast dead, including Robin himself, Marian (she's actually killed off at the end of season 2), Allan A Dale, Guy of Gisborne, and the Sheriffs of Nottingham (both Vasey and Isabella). Oh, and Nottingham Castle is blown up as well. Djaq and Will leave at the end of season 2 and are, presumably, alive. Much and Little John (the only surviving original outlaws) are alive, along with newbies [[TheChick Kate]], [[TokenMinority Brother Tuck]], and Archer (the newly-discovered half-brother of Robin and Guy).
* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' features a doozy of a finale, as the audience finds out how every main character died: Ruth, David and Federico die of natural causes, Keith is shot to death as he exits a security van, Brenda is 'talked' to death by her brother, and Claire dies at the age of 101.
* The season one finale of ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' is actually entitled "Kill Them All", and does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, at least as regards the Roman characters.
** Taken UpToEleven in the ''Vengeance'' finale, where the writers manage to kill off ''every single villain'' on the show, and quite a few protagonists, too. And the rebellion fails, so one can presume that the rampant character deaths aren't going to stop anytime soon.
** And "Victory", the ''War of the Damned'' finale, gives us the end of the rebellion, in which (inevitably) every remaining major character except Caesar, Crassus, Agron, Nasir, Sibyl and Laeta dies, mostly in battle.
* ''Series/UltramanLeo'': Episode 40. Oh Jesus Tap Dancing Christ. [[spoiler: Commander Black releases Silver Bloom, which kills everyone on the MAC team, destroys most of Tokyo and nearly kills Leo.]]
* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'': The Series had numerous secondary characters being killed off during the series, including resistance fighters who had been present since the original miniseries (and other long-term characters simply leaving, never to be seen again). At the end, the viewer is left to infer that resistance member Robin's child, Elizabeth (a.k.a. "The Star Child") and her boyfriend were killed when they boarded a transport with a hidden bomb on it.
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' ends with the four main characters dying in a bus crash.
** Also, Vyvyan's hamster and their landlord both died in the same episode, under different circumstances. (Although the landlord was eaten by lions in the previous season, oddly enough.)
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* In ''Anime/KeyTheMetalIdol'', lots of chararacters, including main and supporting characters, die during Key's quest to become human.
3rd May '17 4:37:21 PM Az_Tech341
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* At the end of the prison arc in ComicBook/TheWalkingDead, every single character present during the attack from the Governor, including a ''baby'', were brutally murdered, save for Rick and Carl. That's seven of the main characters!
** Included in the casualities is [[KarmicDeath The Governor himself]].
** It's only gotten worse since that storyline. Although there are a shitload of new characters (who are constantly dying as well) the only survivors from the original group that was introduced on day one are Rick, Carl, and Sophia. Considering that this series is partially meant to chronicle the life of Rick, and the zombie apocalypse seems to be going on with no end in sight, it's more than likely that the series will end with everyone dying.

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* At the end of the prison arc in ComicBook/TheWalkingDead, every single character present during the attack from the Governor, including a ''baby'', were is brutally murdered, save for Rick and Carl. That's seven of the main characters!
** Included in the casualities is [[KarmicDeath The Governor himself]].
** It's only gotten worse since that storyline. Although there are a shitload of new characters (who are constantly dying as well) the only survivors from the original group that was introduced on day one are Rick, Carl, and Sophia. Considering that this series is partially meant to chronicle the life of Rick, and the zombie apocalypse seems to be going on with no end in sight, it's more than likely that the series will end with everyone dying.
Carl.
3rd May '17 4:09:22 AM Scoutstr295
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** It's only gotten worse since that storyline. Although there are a shitload of new characters (who are constantly dying as well) the only survivors from the original group that was introduced on day 1 are Rick, Carl, Andrea, and Sophia. Considering that this series is partially meant to chronicle the life of Rick, and the zombie apocalypse seems to be going on with no end in sight, it's more than likely that the series will end with everyone dying.

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** It's only gotten worse since that storyline. Although there are a shitload of new characters (who are constantly dying as well) the only survivors from the original group that was introduced on day 1 one are Rick, Carl, Andrea, and Sophia. Considering that this series is partially meant to chronicle the life of Rick, and the zombie apocalypse seems to be going on with no end in sight, it's more than likely that the series will end with everyone dying.
30th Apr '17 4:09:59 AM Az_Tech341
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* ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' ends with the rebels, led by the villain's daughter avenging the death of the Protagonist and throwing the Big Bad off a building. Unfortunately, it turns out the "evil" measures the villain had taken to ensure water conservation really were the only sensible choice. Everyone, save for the secretary Mr. [=McQueen=] who moves to the Amazon, ends up dying slowly of dehydration whilst singing a gospel of how the only water they need is inside them. Yeah, it's not.

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* ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' ends with the rebels, led by the villain's daughter avenging the death of the Protagonist and throwing the Big Bad BigBad off a building. Unfortunately, it turns out the "evil" measures the villain had taken to ensure water conservation really were the only sensible choice. Everyone, save for the secretary Mr. [=McQueen=] who moves to the Amazon, ends up dying dies slowly of dehydration whilst singing a gospel of how the only water they need is inside them. Yeah, it's not.them.
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