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24th Nov '17 1:01:28 PM BURGINABC
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2. Relations between the actor and the show people are somewhat contentious, often as a direct result of the actor leaving, and the writers kill the character off either as an act of "revenge" more final than [[PutOnABusToHell Putting Them On A Bus To Hell]], or as a way of preventing the actor from ever being able to return to the role (unless DeathIsCheap sets in).

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2. Relations between the actor and the show people are somewhat contentious, often as a direct result of the actor leaving, and the writers kill the character off either as an act of "revenge" more final than [[PutOnABusToHell Putting Them On A Bus To Hell]], or as a way of preventing the actor from ever being able to return to the role (unless DeathIsCheap sets in).
(though it could still fail to do so if the situation changes, due to the FirstLawOfResurrection).
3rd Nov '17 6:41:46 AM Jhonny
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': A very weird example occurred in the ''last'' episode. Emma Caulfield wanted to take her career in other directions so explicitly asked to be killed off so that her character could never be used in any of the {{Spinoff}}s.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': A very weird example occurred in the ''last'' episode. Emma Caulfield [[spoiler:Emma Caulfield]] wanted to take her career in other directions so explicitly asked to be killed off so that her character could never be used in any of the {{Spinoff}}s.
30th Oct '17 7:02:18 AM twilicorn
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30th Oct '17 7:02:17 AM twilicorn
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** When Isaac Hayes left in protest over its satirical treatment of Scientology, Chef joined a club of brainwashing pedophiles, then was burned by a lightning strike, dropped ''off'' a bridge, impaled on a large branch, shot multiple times and then had his face and limbs eaten by a mountain lion and a grizzly bear. Only to be later revived as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Chef]]. While parts of it (the burning and limb-losing mutilation) can be credited as a ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' parody, it still seems like an over the top retaliation.\\
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Furthermore, the background of Isaac Hayes's departure is rather sketchy, even for the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' creators. He either a) quit on his own due his outrage over their parody of Scientology (which seems unlikely, given certain interviews), b) was forced to leave by Scientology, c) left without his knowledge -- someone else (i.e. Scientology) did it for him, or d) his agent used the Scientology episode as an elaborate excuse, the real reason being health issues. Isaac Hayes died two years later.\\
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The episode in question might even be considered a parody of [=McLeaning=], given the plot (Chef gets brainwashed by the "Super Adventure Club", an obvious satire of Scientology, and acts crazy until the kids manage to deprogram him) and the resolution (where the boys effectively say to the audience "Let's not hate Isaac for leaving, let's be happy because we had a lot of fun with him the last few years.")

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** When Isaac Hayes left in protest over the show because of its satirical treatment of Scientology[[note]]the background of Hayes's departure is rather sketchy, even for the show's creators. He either a) quit on his own due his outrage over their parody of Scientology (which seems unlikely, given certain interviews), b) was forced to leave by Scientology, c) left without his knowledge -- someone else (i.e. Scientology) did it for him, or d) his agent used the Scientology episode as an elaborate excuse, the real reason being health issues (Hayes died two years after the episode was made)[[/note]], Chef joined a club of brainwashing pedophiles, then was burned by a lightning strike, dropped ''off'' a bridge, impaled on a large branch, shot multiple times and then had his face and limbs eaten by a mountain lion and a grizzly bear. Only to be later revived as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Chef]]. While parts of it (the burning and limb-losing mutilation) can be credited as a ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' parody, it still seems like an over the top retaliation.\\
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Furthermore, the background of Isaac Hayes's departure is rather sketchy, even for the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' creators. He either a) quit on his own due his outrage over their parody of Scientology (which seems unlikely, given certain interviews), b) was forced to leave by Scientology, c) left without his knowledge -- someone else (i.e. Scientology) did it for him, or d) his agent used the Scientology episode as an elaborate excuse, the real reason being health issues. Isaac Hayes died two years later.\\
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The episode in question might even be considered a parody of [=McLeaning=], given the plot (Chef gets brainwashed by the "Super Adventure Club", an obvious satire of Scientology, and acts crazy until the kids manage to deprogram him) and the resolution (where the boys effectively say to the audience "Let's not hate Isaac for leaving, let's be happy because we had a lot of fun with him the last few years.")") The parody is more obvious in that part of his 'acting crazy' is that every one of his spoken lines are (poorly) clipped together quotes from previous episodes.



** The parody is more obvious in that part of his 'acting crazy' mentioned above is that every one of his spoken lines are (poorly) clipped together quotes from previous episodes.
2nd Oct '17 11:09:51 PM WhisperingSmuth
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* ''Series/{{Blue Bloods}}'': it's not entirely clear why [[spoiler: actress Amy Carlson]] left the show, but [[spoiler: Linda Reagan was killed in a helicopter crash between seasons 7 and 8]].
13th Sep '17 8:58:53 AM RicPot
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* Aidan Turner's character in ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' was killed off when he was casted for ''Film/{{The Hobbit}}''.

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* Aidan Turner's Creator/AidanTurner's character in ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' was killed off when he was casted for ''Film/{{The Hobbit}}''.
14th Aug '17 9:03:01 PM Dibol
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* Eric Balfour had only signed up the sixth season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', and since it was already planned for the following season to be a ReTool that was going to get rid of most of the characters anyway, he asked the producers to kill him off. This led to his character Milo getting shot in the face late in the season.

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* Eric Balfour had only signed up the sixth season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', and since it was already planned for the following season to be a ReTool that was going to get rid of most of the characters anyway, he [[KilledByRequest asked the producers to kill him off.off]]. This led to his character Milo getting shot in the face late in the season.
13th Aug '17 10:19:08 PM Dibol
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* ''Series/StrikeBack'' had an interesting occurrence with leading actor Creator/RichardArmitage had his character John Porter killed off in the opening episode of Project Dawn. Due to Armitage's [[RealLifeWritesThePlot involvement with filming]] [[''Film/TheHobbit'']], Porter was [[DemotedToExtra reduced to a supporting role]] in order to facilitate Armitage's exit, considering that filming the Hobbit would be a very time-consuming project that requires his full attention.
6th Aug '17 4:08:13 PM Dibol
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Creator/AdamBaldwin, the actor who played Kal'Reegar in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', was no longer available to voice any lines. Thus, in ''Mass Effect 3'', as you learn in an e-mail, he dies heroically when a turian communications relay falls under attack by the Reapers and Reegar and his squad sacrifice themselves to save the relay. Morinth gets a less dignified death: her voice actress, Natalia Cigliuti, was also unavailable for any more recorded lines, so her appearance in ''Mass Effect 3'' amounts to a single e-mail. She's eventually brainwashed into a Banshee by the Reapers, and Shepard must kill her during the final mission on Earth.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Creator/AdamBaldwin, the actor who played Kal'Reegar in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', was no longer available not approached to voice any lines. Thus, in ''Mass Effect 3'', as you learn in an e-mail, he dies heroically when a turian communications relay falls under attack by the Reapers and Reegar and his squad sacrifice themselves to save the relay. Morinth gets a less dignified death: her voice actress, Natalia Cigliuti, was also unavailable for any more recorded lines, so her appearance in ''Mass Effect 3'' amounts to a single e-mail. She's eventually brainwashed into a Banshee by the Reapers, and Shepard must kill her during the final mission on Earth.
4th Aug '17 12:58:48 PM Brainbin
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** The ReTool in question would have involved Archie's best friend, the frequently-mentioned but rarely-seen best friend Jerome "Stretch" Cunningham, moving in with the Bunkers to look after them in Archie's memory and becoming the show's new lead. Stretch was played by Creator/JamesCromwell, who much later revealed that his own character's death was a Type 2. Understandably, O'Connor wasn't thrilled with the continued on-set presence of the man who very nearly replaced him, and demanded to the producers that he be fired.

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** The ReTool in question would have involved Archie's best friend, the frequently-mentioned but rarely-seen best friend Jerome "Stretch" Cunningham, moving in with the Bunkers to look after them in Archie's memory and becoming the show's new lead. Stretch was played by Creator/JamesCromwell, who much later revealed that his own character's death was a Type 2. Understandably, O'Connor wasn't thrilled with the continued on-set presence of the man who very nearly replaced him, and demanded to the producers that he be fired.fired; they acquiesced, and the show got a classic episode out of it.
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