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26th Mar '16 7:34:12 AM Shadowgazer
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When actually killed, leads to speculation that HesJustHiding. See also {{Narm}}. Often overlaps with a DisneyDeath. If it involves whether a hero will win or lose a battle, it's BoringInvincibleHero. If the story attempts to convince you that the main character is killed off even though they obviously can't be or the story would end, see OurHeroIsDead. If this applies to lesser good characters who might otherwise be killed off, it's BoringImmortalHero. TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin is the most common cause. Contrast EightDeadlyWords.

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When actually killed, leads to speculation that HesJustHiding. See also {{Narm}}. Often overlaps with a DisneyDeath. If it involves whether a hero will win or lose a battle, it's BoringInvincibleHero. If the story attempts to convince you that the main character is killed off even though they obviously can't be or the story would end, see OurHeroIsDead. If this applies to lesser good characters who might otherwise be killed off, it's BoringImmortalHero. TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin is the most common cause. Contrast EightDeadlyWords.
EightDeadlyWords: here it is not lack of care for the characters as much as certainty that they will make it out ok.
27th Feb '16 8:31:41 AM bt8257
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This is when we turn to the writer and say, ''"Like You Would Really Do It"''. Much like YankTheDogsChain in reverse, this is what GenreSavvy viewers retort when their WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is no longer suspended, and in fact falls flat on its back because the writing staff that was supposed to catch it in the "[[TrustBuildingBlunder trust building exercise]]" [[DistractedByTheShiny have wandered off to look at something shiny]].

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This is when we turn to the writer and say, ''"Like You Would Really Do It"''. Much like YankTheDogsChain in reverse, this is what GenreSavvy viewers retort when their WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is no longer suspended, and in fact falls flat on its back because the writing staff that was supposed to catch it in the "[[TrustBuildingBlunder trust building exercise]]" [[DistractedByTheShiny [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny have wandered off to look at something shiny]].
27th Jan '15 6:38:23 PM eroock
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-->--''Magazine/{{MAD}}''

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22nd Jan '15 10:00:27 AM crazysamaritan
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When actually killed, leads to speculation that HesJustHiding. See also {{Narm}}. Often overlaps with a DisneyDeath. If it involves whether a hero will win or lose a battle, it's BoringInvincibleHero. If the story attempts to convince you that the main character is killed off even though they obviously can't be or the story would end, see OurHeroIsDead. If this applies to lesser good characters who might otherwise be killed off, it's BoringImmortalHero. TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin is the most common cause. Contrast AudienceApathy.

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When actually killed, leads to speculation that HesJustHiding. See also {{Narm}}. Often overlaps with a DisneyDeath. If it involves whether a hero will win or lose a battle, it's BoringInvincibleHero. If the story attempts to convince you that the main character is killed off even though they obviously can't be or the story would end, see OurHeroIsDead. If this applies to lesser good characters who might otherwise be killed off, it's BoringImmortalHero. TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin is the most common cause. Contrast AudienceApathy.
EightDeadlyWords.
28th Dec '14 7:26:44 AM Morgenthaler
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->'''''{{Franchise/Superman}} #429''': Superman kicks the bucket again. [[SarcasmMode Sure to be a collectors' item]] with [[ViewersAreMorons stupid fans]] who actually think that Creator/DCComics is going to kill off a character [[CashCowFranchise worth billions of dollars]].''

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->'''''{{Franchise/Superman}} #429''': Superman kicks the bucket again. [[SarcasmMode Sure to be a collectors' item]] item with [[ViewersAreMorons stupid fans]] fans who actually think that Creator/DCComics is going to kill off a character [[CashCowFranchise worth billions of dollars]].dollars.''
19th Jul '14 4:58:13 PM Elusivehawk
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->'''''{{Franchise/Superman}} #429''': Superman kicks the bucket again. Sure to be a collectors' item with stupid fans who actually think that Creator/DCComics is going to kill off a character worth billions of dollars.''

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->'''''{{Franchise/Superman}} #429''': Superman kicks the bucket again. [[SarcasmMode Sure to be a collectors' item item]] with [[ViewersAreMorons stupid fans fans]] who actually think that Creator/DCComics is going to kill off a character [[CashCowFranchise worth billions of dollars.dollars]].''
25th May '14 3:18:46 PM pinkdalek
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When actually killed, leads to speculation that HesJustHiding. See also {{Narm}}. Often overlaps with a DisneyDeath. If it involves whether a hero will win or lose a battle, it's BoringInvincibleHero. If this applies to lesser good characters who might otherwise be killed off, it's BoringImmortalHero. TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin is the most common cause. Contrast AudienceApathy.

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When actually killed, leads to speculation that HesJustHiding. See also {{Narm}}. Often overlaps with a DisneyDeath. If it involves whether a hero will win or lose a battle, it's BoringInvincibleHero. If the story attempts to convince you that the main character is killed off even though they obviously can't be or the story would end, see OurHeroIsDead. If this applies to lesser good characters who might otherwise be killed off, it's BoringImmortalHero. TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin is the most common cause. Contrast AudienceApathy.
15th Mar '14 11:41:13 AM ThePope
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This is when we turn to the writer and say, ''"LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt"''. Much like YankTheDogsChain in reverse, this is what GenreSavvy viewers retort when their WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is no longer suspended, and in fact falls flat on its back because the writing staff that was supposed to catch it in the "[[TrustBuildingBlunder trust building exercise]]" [[DistractedByTheShiny have wandered off to look at something shiny]].

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This is when we turn to the writer and say, ''"LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt"''.''"Like You Would Really Do It"''. Much like YankTheDogsChain in reverse, this is what GenreSavvy viewers retort when their WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is no longer suspended, and in fact falls flat on its back because the writing staff that was supposed to catch it in the "[[TrustBuildingBlunder trust building exercise]]" [[DistractedByTheShiny have wandered off to look at something shiny]].
24th Nov '12 8:01:19 PM Tuckerscreator
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->'''''Superman #429''': Superman kicks the bucket again. Sure to be a collectors' item with stupid fans who actually think that DCComics is going to kill off a character worth billions of dollars.''

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->'''''Superman ->'''''{{Franchise/Superman}} #429''': Superman kicks the bucket again. Sure to be a collectors' item with stupid fans who actually think that DCComics Creator/DCComics is going to kill off a character worth billions of dollars.''
19th Oct '12 8:14:05 AM jordantigers
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Mind, some authors really ''will'' call our bluff and kill this character, ''[[KilledOffForReal permanently]]'', and since the vast majority don't it comes as [[HesJustHiding quite a shock when they do.]] Generally, actually offing a traditionally "safe" character requires a [[CerebusSyndrome shift in tone]] for lighter series, but reinforces the AnyoneCanDie tone of more [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynical works]]. Of course, taking it ''too'' far can create a MoralEventHorizon for the author in the eyes of his fanbase, or it can cause them to [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy stop caring about any of the characters]] because they'll probably all end up dead anyway.

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Mind, some authors really ''will'' call our bluff and kill this character, ''[[KilledOffForReal permanently]]'', and since the vast majority don't don't, it comes as [[HesJustHiding quite a shock when they do.]] Generally, actually offing a traditionally "safe" character requires a [[CerebusSyndrome shift in tone]] for lighter series, but reinforces the AnyoneCanDie tone of more [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynical works]]. Of course, taking it ''too'' far can create a MoralEventHorizon for the author in the eyes of his fanbase, or it can cause them to [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy stop caring about any of the characters]] because they'll probably all end up dead anyway.
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