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14th Feb '17 9:25:51 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jory is archetypical. The head of the Starks' personal guard, he has a name, gets a few lines, follows people around a lot, and gets killed halfway through with little fanfare. If such a thing as red or mauve shirts can even be said to exist [[AnyoneCanDie in this setting.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Jory is archetypical. The head of the Starks' personal guard, he has a name, gets a few lines, follows people around a lot, and gets killed halfway through with little fanfare. If such a thing as red or mauve shirts can even be said to exist [[AnyoneCanDie in this setting.]]]]
** Rakharo is a recurring character in the first and second seasons. He is a loyal Dothraki bodyguard to Daenerys Targaryen. Following the birth of her dragons he is named a bloodrider by his Khaleesi. He is killed by a rival khalasar while scouting the Red Waste.
** Irri is a young Dothraki woman who is given to Daenerys Targaryen as a Handmaiden, along with Jhiqui and Doreah. She teaches Daenerys the Dothraki language and customs. She swears fealty to Daenerys following the death of Khal Drogo and the birth of the dragons. She is murdered during the theft of the dragons in Qarth.
** Alton exists mostly as just a device, but he does get some decent character-building prior to his brutal death.
** Matthos doesn't exactly get overwhelmed with CharacterDevelopment before dying.
8th Feb '17 2:48:07 PM Tractical_Chunder
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* Deconstructed and [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Two of the Monarch's {{Mooks}}, #21 and #24, become {{Red Herring Shirt}}s due to their continued survival and regular appearances. After scores of {{Red Shirt}}s have died around them, they start to get GenreSavvy and assume that they've got as much PlotArmor as the main characters. In the third season finale, however, [[spoiler:#24 dies in an explosion, causing his scorched skull to land in 21's arms. His burning skull now carries his soul. #21 vows revenge and eventually becomes the #1 mook, but out of respect to his friend, he demands to keep his number as #21. [[CharacterDevelopment Much later down the line]], #21 survives the series long enough to pull a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* Deconstructed and [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Two of the Monarch's {{Mooks}}, #21 and #24, become {{Red Herring Shirt}}s due to their continued survival and regular appearances. After scores of {{Red Shirt}}s have died around them, they start to get GenreSavvy and assume that they've got as much PlotArmor as the main characters. [[TemptingFate In the third season finale, however, however]], [[spoiler:#24 dies in an explosion, causing his scorched skull to land in 21's arms. His burning skull now carries his soul. #21 vows revenge and eventually becomes the Monarch's #1 mook, but out of respect to his friend, he demands to keep his number as #21. [[CharacterDevelopment Much later down the line]], #21 survives the series long enough to pull a HeelFaceTurn.]]HeelFaceTurn, and subsequent FaceHeelTurn.]]



** They mocked another newcomer, who they called Texas, the same way at the start of one episode but both times they were kind of wrong and kind of right. [[spoiler: Scott Hall managed to survive the CurbStompBattle with Brock Sampson but became jaded and bitter with everyone's WhatMeasureIsAMook attitude, so he changes his name to Henchman #0 and becomes the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] in the episode "Any Which Way But Zeus" where he manipulated an OldSuperhero into capturing a bunch of other red shirts and mauve shirts and forcing them into GladiatorGames eventually trying to confront Henchman #21 personally, unfortunately for him Henchman #21 had [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] by then and [[TheDogBitesBack "Zeus" had freed all of the prisoners]]. After this he joins The {{Revenge}} Society where he drop the henchman from his name and repeatedly insists he's not a {{Mook}} anymore unfortunately to spite his claims he ends up being unceremoniously killed by Brock Sampson as 21 and 24 had originally predicted. as for "Texas" they were right and he was quickly killed by Brock Sampson but is then revived as [[FrankensteinsMonster "Venturestein".]]]]
** Before henchman 21 and 24 there was Speedy from the very first episode the fact that a henchman had a name and a personality but was still quickly killed of should show what [[DarkerAndEdgier kind of show this is]]

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** #1's fate itself is later deconstructed too, as it turns out he wasn't killed by Brock and returns twice later, once as "Zero" to pit all of the other "incompetent sidekicks" against each other, and again as a member of The Revenge Society.
** They mocked another newcomer, who they called Texas, the same way at the start of one episode but both times they were kind of wrong and kind of right. [[spoiler: Scott Hall managed to survive the CurbStompBattle with Brock Sampson but became jaded and bitter with everyone's WhatMeasureIsAMook attitude, so he changes his name to Henchman #0 and becomes the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] in the episode "Any Which Way But Zeus" where he manipulated an OldSuperhero into capturing a bunch of other red shirts and mauve shirts and forcing them into GladiatorGames eventually trying to confront Henchman #21 personally, unfortunately for him Henchman #21 had [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] by then and [[TheDogBitesBack "Zeus" had freed all of the prisoners]]. After this he joins The {{Revenge}} Society where he drop the henchman from his name and repeatedly insists he's not a {{Mook}} anymore unfortunately to spite his claims he ends up being unceremoniously killed by Brock Sampson as 21 and 24 had originally predicted. as for "Texas" they were right and he was quickly killed by Brock Sampson Samson but is then revived as [[FrankensteinsMonster "Venturestein".]]]]
** Before henchman 21 and 24 there was Speedy from the very first episode the fact that a henchman had a name and a personality but was still quickly killed of should show what [[DarkerAndEdgier kind of show this is]]
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8th Feb '17 2:38:46 PM Tractical_Chunder
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''[[labelnote:*]]The later [[TemptingFate dies]] while the former goes on to become TheDragon to The Monarch.[[/labelnote]]
15th Jan '17 9:50:31 PM Ambaryerno
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*** Another irony: Only one female Red Shirt, Yeoman Leslie Thompson, was killed over the course of the series.[[note]]For women, it was the ''Blue Shirts'' that were the most likely to die[[/note]] She also received sufficient development for her death to have an emotional impact on not only the audience, but Kirk, as well, firmly rooting her in this trope.
14th Jan '17 5:48:24 AM Mullon
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* In ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' if you're a Judge and not named Dredd, Anderson, or Hershey your chances of making it to the end of the story alive are not very good. They are better than unnamed Judges or civilians though, it's a matter of whether Dredd needs someone to talk to the entire way through.
9th Jan '17 11:31:40 PM JackG
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** VOY attempted this in the early seasons, giving goldshirts slated to be killed off a few episodes of screentime. This ended during around Season 3, and they starting bumping off ensigns by the shuttleload.

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** VOY attempted this in the early seasons, giving goldshirts slated to be killed off a few episodes of screentime. This ended during around Season 3, and they starting bumping off ensigns [[RedShirt anonymous ensigns]] by the shuttleload.
8th Jan '17 2:33:14 AM lalaTKG
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* ''Manga/DeathNote"'' will frequently kill off unnamed criminals to further Kira's goals, but many side characters will be killed off, and some may forget about characters until they die. There are so many of these, it comes off as a surprise that as many make it to the finale as they do. The manga makes some shirts more noticeable than in the anime, however.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote"'' ''Manga/DeathNote'' will frequently kill off unnamed criminals to further Kira's goals, but many side characters will be killed off, and some may forget about characters until they die. There are so many of these, it comes off as a surprise that as many make it to the finale as they do. The manga makes some shirts more noticeable than in the anime, however.
6th Jan '17 1:59:58 PM StFan
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* Maria Hill and [[Characters/AgentsOfShieldTeamCoulson Coulson]] from ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Coulson's [[EnsembleDarkhorse/{{Film}} popularity]] allowed him to graduate to Gold Shirt. He stars in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', but with Creator/JossWhedon, you never know who is eligible for death.

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* Maria Hill and [[Characters/AgentsOfShieldTeamCoulson Coulson]] from ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Coulson's [[EnsembleDarkhorse/{{Film}} [[EnsembleDarkhorse/LiveActionFilms popularity]] allowed him to graduate to Gold Shirt. He stars in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', but with Creator/JossWhedon, you never know who is eligible for death.
20th Dec '16 10:05:52 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* Goldie from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. Most of one chapter involves Jane Mighty explaining how Goldie was her [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=124081 mentor]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=132973 teammate]], and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=136045 all-around bff]]. Then, just as the readers get to know her, she gets StuffedIntoTheFridge by their [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing boss]], which resulting in a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal.

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* Goldie from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. Most of one chapter involves Jane Mighty explaining how Goldie was her [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=124081 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990815/school-was-cool/ mentor]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=132973 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990848/paul-janes/ teammate]], and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=136045 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990908/escaping-the-winter/ all-around bff]]. Then, just as the readers get to know her, she gets StuffedIntoTheFridge by their [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing boss]], which resulting in a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal.
3rd Dec '16 11:44:28 AM BlacKat
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* In ''Literature/JokerGame'', Miyoshi made a big impression on the viewers, most of whom expected him to be the supporting lead. He disappears from the story after that, and when he shows up again in the penultimate episode, [[DroppedABridgeOnHim he's been killed due to an unforeseen incident]] while on a mission in Germany, and doesn't even get any lines in his own POV story.

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* In ''Literature/JokerGame'', Miyoshi made a big impression on the viewers, most of whom expected him to be the supporting lead. He disappears from the story after that, and when he shows up again in the penultimate episode, [[DroppedABridgeOnHim he's been killed due to an unforeseen incident]] while on a mission in Germany, and doesn't even get any lines in his own POV story.focus episode.
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