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23rd Oct '17 8:17:35 PM RAS310
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** This trope is played straight even to ''cockroaches'', which are not killed but "squished, smashed, stepped-on," etc. Only about five to six times did they ever use the word "die." In the same episode, a cockroach-based villain is thrown from his cockroach mecha to splat on the pavement below...

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** This trope is played straight even to ''cockroaches'', which are not killed but "squished, smashed, stepped-on," etc. Only about five to six times did they ever use the word "die." In the same episode, a cockroach-based villain is thrown from his cockroach mecha to splat on the pavement below...below (fortunately, it was just a robot).



** Fortunately, it was just a robot.

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** Fortunately, it was just In "The Rowdyruff Boys", the girls are given a robot.near-fatal blow and fall to the ground with a silent, but huge explosion, after which Mojo Jojo and the Rowdyruff Boys laugh victoriously, thinking the girls are finished off for good. The girls are assumed dead by the crying citizens of Townsville, though the Narrator only says "Please don't say goodbye", and the Mayor says, "Powerpuff Girls, you're alive!" when they [[DisneyDeath wake up]]. However, the falling girls are misinterpreted by one citizen as a "death ray".


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** In "Little Miss Interprets", the girls think the Professor and others are plotting to kill the girls in order to replace them with newer, better Powerpuff Girls. However, the girls only say that the adults will "do them in". Buttercup even suggests that the girls "do them in" first, but Blossom doesn't think they should stoop to their level. Instead, they destroy the Professor's lab before he can "destroy" them. [[spoiler: Right after they do this, they discover that the adults were planning a surprise party for the girls, and the Professor was only referring to replacing a batch of cakes with drawings of the girls.]]
7th Oct '17 4:31:01 PM infernape612
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* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', this is averted, but with a really odd twist. One episode features a gluttonous gourmand who collapses in the middle of a giant meal. The episode doesn't shy away from saying that he's dying, and in fact revolves around his dying request—-but rather than give a realistic cause for his collapse, like heart disease or diabetes, he's said to be dying of an "overworked stomach."

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* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', this is averted, but with a really odd twist. One episode features a gluttonous gourmand who collapses in the middle of a giant meal. The episode doesn't shy away from saying that he's dying, and in fact revolves around his dying request—-but request--but rather than give a realistic cause for his collapse, like heart disease or diabetes, he's said to be dying of an "overworked stomach."



-->'''Bagheera:''' You've got to be brave, like Baloo was.
-->'''Mowgli:''' You mean... ''oh no''.

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-->'''Bagheera:''' --->'''Bagheera:''' You've got to be brave, like Baloo was.
-->'''Mowgli:'''
was.\\
'''Mowgli:'''
You mean... ''oh no''.



-->'''[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]]''': Destroy Esmeralda/And let her taste the fires of hell!

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-->'''[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame --->'''[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]]''': Destroy Esmeralda/And let her taste the fires of hell!



--> '''Maleficent''': Now, you shall deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of ''HELL''!

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--> ---> '''Maleficent''': Now, you shall deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of ''HELL''!



-->'''Hippo Child''' ''(to Judy in the sweetest, most innocent voice)'': My mommy says she wishes you were dead.
--->''and''
-->'''Judy:''' What are you going to do? Kill me?
-->'''[[spoiler:Bellwether]]:''' No, of course not. He is. ''(shoots Nick with a Night Howler pellet)''

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-->'''Hippo --->'''Hippo Child''' ''(to Judy in the sweetest, most innocent voice)'': My mommy says she wishes you were dead.
--->''and''
-->'''Judy:'''
dead.\\
>''and''\\
'''Judy:'''
What are you going to do? Kill me?
-->'''[[spoiler:Bellwether]]:'''
me?\\
'''[[spoiler:Bellwether]]:'''
No, of course not. He is. ''(shoots Nick with a Night Howler pellet)''



-->'''Morris''': Now you remember that chambermaid you got into, umm...
-->'''John''': ...thing?
-->'''Morris''': Thing. Who was the doctor who did the, umm...
-->'''John''': Thing? Pratt, Doctor Pratt.
-->'''Morris''': Was he a venal doctor?
-->'''John''': I didn't think to ask.
-->'''Morris''': Well, did he do the -
-->'''John''': Thing? Yes.
-->'''Morris''': Good.
-->'''John''': But what's he got to do with it?
-->'''Morris''': He's part of the plan! Now, you and I are the only two people in the world who know that Uncle Joseph is...
-->'''John''': Thing?
-->'''Morris''': Dead. (And so forth and thing...)

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-->'''Morris''': Now you remember that chambermaid you got into, umm...
-->'''John''': ...thing?
-->'''Morris''':
umm...\\
'''John''': ...thing?\\
'''Morris''':
Thing. Who was the doctor who did the, umm...
-->'''John''':
umm...\\
'''John''':
Thing? Pratt, Doctor Pratt.
-->'''Morris''':
Pratt.\\
'''Morris''':
Was he a venal doctor?
-->'''John''':
doctor?\\
'''John''':
I didn't think to ask.
-->'''Morris''':
ask.\\
'''Morris''':
Well, did he do the -
-->'''John''':
-\\
'''John''':
Thing? Yes.
-->'''Morris''': Good.
-->'''John''':
Yes.\\
'''Morris''': Good.\\
'''John''':
But what's he got to do with it?
-->'''Morris''':
it?\\
'''Morris''':
He's part of the plan! Now, you and I are the only two people in the world who know that Uncle Joseph is...
-->'''John''': Thing?
-->'''Morris''':
is...\\
'''John''': Thing?\\
'''Morris''':
Dead. (And so forth and thing...)
7th Oct '17 4:20:26 PM infernape612
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----> '''Spongebob:''' I don't know how to tell you this, Pat, but Squidward...he's...he's [[DeadlyEuphemism pushing up daisies]]!
----> '''Patrick:''' [[EuphemismBuster Oh, I thought he was dead.]]

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----> '''Spongebob:''' ---->'''Spongebob:''' I don't know how to tell you this, Pat, but Squidward...he's...he's [[DeadlyEuphemism pushing up daisies]]!
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daisies]]!\\
'''Patrick:''' [[EuphemismBuster Oh, I thought he was dead.]]



--->'''Zim:''' * upon seeing [[TheChewToy Invader Skooge]]* Skooge?! But I thought The Tallest killed you!
--->'''Skooge:''' Yeah... [[UnexplainedRecovery but I'm okay now!]]

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--->'''Zim:''' * upon seeing [[TheChewToy Invader Skooge]]* Skooge?! But I thought The Tallest killed you!
--->'''Skooge:'''
you!\\
'''Skooge:'''
Yeah... [[UnexplainedRecovery but I'm okay now!]]



** In season 3's "Long Live the Queen," Zaheer [[spoiler: commits regicide by bending the air out of the Earth Queen's lungs]]. Though the scene itself is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath very graphic]] (particularly for Nick), [[spoiler: even Zaheer's broadcast to Ba Sing Se's citizens]] uses a number of euphemisms to avoid any mention of "death." The closest anyone comes to saying it is describing the scene as "violent.". Driven to almost parody during Zaheer's BreakingLecture, the end of which suspiciously resembles a LastSecondWordSwap.

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** In season 3's "Long Live the Queen," Zaheer [[spoiler: commits regicide by bending the air out of the Earth Queen's lungs]]. Though the scene itself is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath very graphic]] (particularly for Nick), [[spoiler: even Zaheer's broadcast to Ba Sing Se's citizens]] uses a number of euphemisms to avoid any mention of "death." The closest anyone comes to saying it is describing the scene as "violent."."violent". Driven to almost parody during Zaheer's BreakingLecture, the end of which suspiciously resembles a LastSecondWordSwap.



*** Reportedly, the production staff was able to get around this restriction in the case of the Scarface dummy, which did not qualify as alive; the animators were able to vent their "darker im-->'''pulses" upon the dummy by destroying it in increasingly grisly ways (i.e., machine-gunning it, chewing it up in a grinder, etc.) in every episode in which it appeared.

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*** Reportedly, the production staff was able to get around this restriction in the case of the Scarface dummy, which did not qualify as alive; the animators were able to vent their "darker im-->'''pulses" impulses" upon the dummy by destroying it in increasingly grisly ways (i.e., machine-gunning it, chewing it up in a grinder, etc.) in every episode in which it appeared.



-->'''Batman:''' Even if you have to kill everyone in that building?
-->'''Freeze:''' Think of it, Batman. To never again walk on a summer's day with a hot wind in your face, and a warm hand to hold. Oh, yes. I'd ''kill'' for that.

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-->'''Batman:''' Even if you have to kill everyone in that building?
-->'''Freeze:'''
building?\\
'''Freeze:'''
Think of it, Batman. To never again walk on a summer's day with a hot wind in your face, and a warm hand to hold. Oh, yes. I'd ''kill'' for that.
1st Oct '17 6:03:17 AM Piterpicher
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* An egregious if little known example is ''Anime/DragonBallZ Legendary Super Warriors'' on the GameBoyColor. It appears that at some point the translators did a find/replace on the words 'die', 'died', 'death', 'kill' and 'killed' and switched them all for 'lost', regardless of sentence structure. So while things like "I can't believe Piccollo lost!" make sense, more or less, you also get dialogue like "Lost, Vegeta! Lost!", "The entire planet will lost!", and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymuczR7oZH4 "I guess you DO want to lost!"]]

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* An egregious if little known example is ''Anime/DragonBallZ Legendary Super Warriors'' ''VideoGame/DragonBallZLegendarySuperWarriors'' on the GameBoyColor.UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor. It appears that at some point the translators did a find/replace on the words 'die', 'died', 'death', 'kill' and 'killed' and switched them all for 'lost', regardless of sentence structure. So while things like "I can't believe Piccollo lost!" make sense, more or less, you also get dialogue like "Lost, Vegeta! Lost!", "The entire planet will lost!", and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymuczR7oZH4 "I guess you DO want to lost!"]]
23rd Sep '17 11:50:58 AM Korodzik
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Another frequent method is to hastily add dialogue that suggests the people we've just indirectly seen killed didn't ''really'' die, e.g. showing a city being destroyed, and having a character note: [[ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding "Good thing everyone in that city evacuated at the last minute!"]]

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Another frequent method is to hastily add dialogue that suggests the people we've just indirectly seen killed [[HesOkay didn't ''really'' die, really die]], e.g. showing a city being destroyed, and having a character note: [[ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding "Good thing everyone in that city evacuated at the last minute!"]]
22nd Sep '17 11:36:35 PM kerrykoopa26
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* ''Series/OddSquad'' actually averts this completely. In "Training Day", the pienado released by Odd Todd wounds Dr. O completely, but it isn't shown and implied that she's dead until a few minutes later when her supposedly dead body [[FreezeFrameBonus flashes on-screen for two seconds.]] Later, after a bit of bantering between Agent Olive and Odd Todd, he holds up two pies, aims them at Ms. O and Oscar, and tells them to say "bye-bye...or should I say, [[IncrediblyLamePun pie-pie!]]" before throwing a pie at Oscar and another at Ms. O. While Oscar is shown to be dead on impact (though he does get back up later to protect Olive, but gets wounded in the process, and it's never shown if that killed him outright), Ms. O is seen clutching her chest in pain, supposedly struggling to stay alive and gives Olive encouragement before a second pie knocks her out cold. Her dead body is shown near the end (blurred in the background, no less) as another [[FreezeFrameBonus Freeze-Frame Bonus]]. Although this counts more as a [[DisneyDeath Disney Death]], seeing Dr. O's, Oscar's, and Ms. O's unmoving bodies onscreen, killed by something as harmless as pies no less, definitely unsettles the "ages 4-7" demographic the show aims for.
10th Sep '17 6:31:09 PM Pichu-kun
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** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', [[spoiler:Hans']] line "[[spoiler:Princess Anna]] is... dead. (...) [[spoiler:She]] was killed by [[spoiler:Queen Elsa]]" is changed to "The [[spoiler:princess Anna]] has... left us. (...) [[spoiler:(She)]] was attacked by [[spoiler:the queen Elsa]]", however just a few lines later he notes that [[spoiler:she]] "died in [my] arms". His dramatic line "[[spoiler:Your sister]]] is dead, because of you!" was changed to "[spoiler:She]] no longer exists, because of you!"

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** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', [[spoiler:Hans']] line "[[spoiler:Princess Anna]] is... dead. (...) [[spoiler:She]] was killed by [[spoiler:Queen Elsa]]" is changed to "The [[spoiler:princess Anna]] has... left us. (...) [[spoiler:(She)]] [[spoiler:[She]]] was attacked by [[spoiler:the queen Elsa]]", however just a few lines later he notes that [[spoiler:she]] "died in [my] arms". His dramatic line "[[spoiler:Your sister]]] sister]] is dead, because of you!" was changed to "[spoiler:She]] "[[spoiler:She]] no longer exists, because of you!"
10th Sep '17 6:29:31 PM Pichu-kun
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** Sailor Moon R seems more relaxed about death, in general. Diamond quite literally says he would avenge the deaths of the two whom were killed. It also shows him being impaled by the Doom Phantom, despite Tuxedo Mask's similar impalements from Season 1 getting censored. Blood is also visible and Doom Phantom's declaration of ending all life on Earth is left intact. Wicked Lady is even warned that she won't survive the dark crystal passing through her, though they use the word destroyed when describing it. This may be partly because the second half of the Sailor Moon R dub was produced a few years later (and rather hastily), and was commissioned by the Canadian network Creator/{{YTV}} for a mostly Canadian audience (which is apparently less likely to be bothered by such things).

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** Sailor ''Sailor Moon R R'' seems more relaxed about death, in general. Diamond quite literally says he would avenge the deaths of the two whom were killed. It also shows him being impaled by the Doom Phantom, despite Tuxedo Mask's similar impalements from Season 1 getting censored. Blood is also visible and Doom Phantom's declaration of ending all life on Earth is left intact. Wicked Lady is even warned that she won't survive the dark crystal passing through her, though they use the word destroyed when describing it. This may be partly because the second half of the Sailor Moon R dub was produced a few years later (and rather hastily), and was commissioned by the Canadian network Creator/{{YTV}} for a mostly Canadian audience (which is apparently less likely to be bothered by such things).



** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', [[spoiler:Hans']] line "[[spoiler:Princess Anna]] is... dead. (...) [[spoiler:She]] was killed by [[spoiler:Queen Elsa]]" is changed to "The [[spoiler:princess Anna]] has... left us. (...) [[spoiler:[She]]] was attacked by [[spoiler:the queen Elsa]]", however just a few lines later he notes that [[spoiler:she]] "died in [my] arms". His dramatic line "[[spoiler:Your sister]]] is dead, because of you!" was changed to "[spoiler:She]] no longer exists, because of you!"

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** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', [[spoiler:Hans']] line "[[spoiler:Princess Anna]] is... dead. (...) [[spoiler:She]] was killed by [[spoiler:Queen Elsa]]" is changed to "The [[spoiler:princess Anna]] has... left us. (...) [[spoiler:[She]]] [[spoiler:(She)]] was attacked by [[spoiler:the queen Elsa]]", however just a few lines later he notes that [[spoiler:she]] "died in [my] arms". His dramatic line "[[spoiler:Your sister]]] is dead, because of you!" was changed to "[spoiler:She]] no longer exists, because of you!"
10th Sep '17 6:27:54 PM Pichu-kun
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** At first, fans were afraid that the dub was going to suffer from this; in the first few episodes, most instances of a character using the words "death", "kill" etc. were replaced with "destroy" (though Naruto does threaten to ''kill'' Mizuki in the first episode). Thankfully, right around the beginning of the Wave Country arc (when the real killing starts), this practice was dropped.
** The German version however really looks like 4kids went crazy with it. It goes as far as editing corpses and blood out of [[SceneryGorn a scene centered on said bodies]].
*** They're not even allowed to show swords. Zabuza's big entrance, ending with his sword sticking out of a tree and him standing on it, was edited so that ''only the handle is un-painted away, and Zabuza is standing perfectly straight on thin air.''
*** Sasuke's whole backstory doesn't make any sense, because nobody can know that his clan was killed. Instead, it was said they were "held captive".
*** Also, the condition for unlocking the Mangekyo Sharingan was changed from "kill a friend" to "betray a friend". So Itachi never killed that one guy who went missing, he just made sure he would fall into the river ... and no further elaboration was provided. This makes Sasuke's lamenting about how he won't fulfill the condition after his fight with Naruto in the Valley of the End especially silly, considering that if betrayal is all it takes then he did fulfill that condition.

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** At first, fans were afraid that the English dub was going to suffer from this; in the first few episodes, most instances of a character using the words "death", "kill" etc. were replaced with "destroy" (though Naruto does threaten to ''kill'' Mizuki in the first episode). Thankfully, right around the beginning of the Wave Country arc (when the real killing starts), this practice was dropped.
** The German version however really looks like 4kids went crazy with it. It goes as far as editing corpses and blood out of [[SceneryGorn a scene centered on said bodies]].
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bodies]]. They're not even allowed to show swords. Zabuza's big entrance, ending with his sword sticking out of a tree and him standing on it, was edited so that ''only the handle is un-painted away, and Zabuza is standing perfectly straight on thin air.''
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'' Sasuke's whole backstory doesn't make any sense, because nobody can know that his clan was killed. Instead, it was said they were "held captive".
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captive". Also, the condition for unlocking the Mangekyo Sharingan was changed from "kill a friend" to "betray a friend". So Itachi never killed that one guy who went missing, he just made sure he would fall into the river ... and no further elaboration was provided. This makes Sasuke's lamenting about how he won't fulfill the condition after his fight with Naruto in the Valley of the End especially silly, considering that if betrayal is all it takes then he did fulfill that condition.



** The ''Naruto: Shippuden'' broadcast version on Creator/DisneyXD has shown that this is in full effect for the most part; for example, they changed Itachi's line in the first episode into "You must DEFEAT your best friend. You must DESTROY him."

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** The ''Naruto: Shippuden'' broadcast version briefly shown on Creator/DisneyXD has shown that this is in full effect for the most part; for example, they changed Itachi's line in the first episode into "You must DEFEAT your best friend. You must DESTROY him."



* The English dub of ''Anime/YokaiWatch'', which airs on Disney XD and has stricting broadcasting standards than TV Tokyo, substitutes many of the death words with "demise" or "no longer alive". It still lets a few clear references to death slip though. {{Youkai}} are usually dead humans and animals, so it's hard to get around them being dead. Later on the series death words start to slip more often though.

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* The English dub of ''Anime/YokaiWatch'', which airs on Disney XD and has stricting stricter broadcasting standards than TV Tokyo, substitutes many of the death words with "demise" or "no longer alive". It still lets a few clear references to death slip though. {{Youkai}} are usually dead humans and animals, so it's hard to get around them being dead. Later on the series death words start to slip more often though.as well.



* This is used as a policy for the Latin American Spanish dubs produced by Disney Character Voices International. Disney censors "death" and its related words, "saint", "naked", "God", "holy", "sin", "heaven", "pray", "tragedy", "Christmas", "demon", "devil", "exorcism", "anointed water", "stupid", "idiot", "moron" and "fat". Examples include:
** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', [[spoiler:Hans']] line "[[spoiler:Princess Anna]] is... dead. (...) [[spoiler:She]] was killed by [[spoiler:Queen Elsa]]" is changed to "The [[spoiler:princess Anna]] has... left us. (...) [[spoiler:[She]]] was attacked by [[spoiler:the queen Elsa]]", however just a few lines later he notes that [[spoiler:she]] "died in [my] arms". His dramatic line "[[spoiler:Your sister]]] is dead, because of you!" was changed to "[spoiler:She]] no longer exists, because of you!"



** The word "pregnant" is never used, regardless of how often characters have been pregnant throughout the series. They simply say "bearing kits" or something similar. This can be somewhat justified, because that could actually be how cats talk, similar to the series' use of Gosh Dang It To Heck.

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** The word "pregnant" is never used, regardless of how often characters have been pregnant throughout the series. They simply say "bearing kits" or something similar. This can be somewhat justified, because that could actually be how cats talk, similar to the series' use of Gosh Dang It To Heck.GoshDangItToHeck.



* The children's picture / comic book ''Benny and Penny in How to Say Goodbye'' is about death and averts this in that right in the beginning scene, Benny is jumping on leaves and Penny tells him on to because he'll hurt them, but Benny says that he can't because they're already dead. Penny wonders how long the leaves will be dead and Benny tells her "a long time." In the very next scene, Penny discovers a dead salamander and says that she thinks he's dead.

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* The children's picture / comic book ''Benny and Penny in How to Say Goodbye'' is about death and averts this in that right in the beginning scene, Benny is jumping on leaves and Penny tells him on to because he'll hurt them, but Benny says that he can't because they're already dead. Penny wonders how long the leaves will be dead and Benny tells her "a long time." In the very next scene, Penny discovers a dead salamander and says that she thinks he's dead. Children's books meant to teach kids how to deal with loss and death almost always avert this trope.



** The ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' games also mention how a Pokemon is "about to die" if you send it out while their HP is low.

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** The ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' games also mention how a Pokemon is "about to die" if you send it out while their HP is low.



** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXandY Pokemon X and Y]]'':

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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXandY Pokemon X and Y]]'':''VideoGame/PokemonXandY'':



** Averted in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''; "death" and similar terms are used freely, as are religious terms such as "god" and "demon" for the first time in the series (presumably because of their use in similar family-friendly games such as ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''), and Type:Null is even referred to as the "Beast Killer". The games feature numerous Pokedex entries discuss Pokemon hunting each other. Referring to Pokemon or humans being killed for reasons other than hunting however is worded delicately. For example, Bewear's ''Moon'' entry says "Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug" and Sneasel's ''Moon'' entry says "Breeders consider it a scourge and will drive it away or eradicate it".

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** Averted Subverted in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''; "death" and similar terms are used freely, as are religious terms such as "god" and "demon" for the first time in the series (presumably because of their use in similar family-friendly games such as ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''), and Type:Null is even referred to as the "Beast Killer". The games feature numerous Pokedex entries discuss Pokemon hunting each other. Referring to Pokemon or humans being killed for reasons other than hunting however hunting, however, is worded delicately. For example, Bewear's ''Moon'' entry says "Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug" and Sneasel's ''Moon'' entry says "Breeders consider it a scourge and will drive it away or eradicate it".



* Averted in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'', which has no issue with saying that your animals or even occasionally humans have died. In fact one of priest Carter's sermons in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' has a father trying to invoke this trope but failing. When his wife dies a man tells his son that she is sleeping. This results in his son wishing to buy her an alarm clock. Carter questions if it was right for the father to lie about the topic of death.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'', which has no issue with saying that your animals or even occasionally humans have died. In fact one of priest Carter's sermons in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' has a father trying to invoke this trope but failing. When his wife dies dies, a man tells his son that she is sleeping. This results in his son wishing to buy her an alarm clock. Carter questions if it was right for the father to lie about the topic of death.



** Played straight in "Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2" when Luna says it is her duty to "destroy" Celestia. Averted later when Fluttershy flat out says the Tree of Harmony looks like it's dying. Played straight again in the same episode, where Applejack refers to Celestia and Luna as "gone" and warns Twilight that if anything happened to her, Equestria couldn't risk "losing another princess". Rarity takes it further by not being sure that Celestia and Luna "would return" and refers to them as "absent". It's like they want to say it, but really can't.

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** Played straight in "Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2" when Luna says it is her duty to "destroy" Celestia. Averted Subverted later when Fluttershy flat out says the Tree of Harmony looks like it's dying. Played straight again in the same episode, where Applejack refers to Celestia and Luna as "gone" and warns Twilight that if anything happened to her, Equestria couldn't risk "losing another princess". Rarity takes it further by not being sure that Celestia and Luna "would return" and refers to them as "absent". It's like they want to say it, but really can't.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a strange history with this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a strange history with this trope. trope:



* A policy for the Latin American Spanish dubs produced by Disney Character Voices International. Disney censors "death" and its related words, "saint", "naked", "God", "holy", "sin", "heaven", "pray", "tragedy", "Christmas", "demon", "devil", "exorcism", "anointed water", "stupid", "idiot", "moron" and "fat".
29th Aug '17 3:16:33 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Spectacularly, and ''repeatedly'' averted in the episode "Heart of Ice". Upon seeing the video tape showing Mister Freeze's origins, Batman says "My God". Freeze at one point says emotions have "frozen dead in me", although that could have been allowed since didn't refer to people dying. This dialogue however, is an extreme aversion:

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** Spectacularly, and ''repeatedly'' averted Averted in the episode "Heart of Ice". Upon seeing the video tape showing Mister Freeze's origins, Batman says "My God". Freeze at one point says emotions have "frozen dead in me", although that could have been allowed since didn't refer to people dying. This dialogue however, is an extreme aversion:



* This was frequently the case in the latter part of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. After freely being able to reference death and get more explicit with violence in the Kids WB! episodes of ''Batman'', the pendulum turned the other way and the creators weren't even allow to so much as ''imply'' a revenge-seeking assassin was killing her former associates off-screen (instead she was poisoning them into comas, as referenced above). After the fact the creative team lamented their unintentional overuse of "ice" and "waste" in place of "kill" (changes best displayed in the original and edited versions of the animated feature ''Return of the Joker''.

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* This was frequently the case in the latter part of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
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After freely being able to reference death and get more explicit with violence in the Kids WB! episodes of ''Batman'', the pendulum turned the other way and the creators weren't even allow to so much as ''imply'' a revenge-seeking assassin was killing her former associates off-screen (instead she was poisoning them into comas, as referenced above). After the fact the creative team lamented their unintentional overuse of "ice" and "waste" in place of "kill" (changes best displayed in the original and edited versions of the animated feature ''Return of the Joker''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', they never said die. Except during [[AnIcePerson Mister Freeze's]] [[HurricaneOfPuns constant ice puns.]]
** This was actually averted in some cases, such as Robin's intro episode.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', they never said die. Except during [[AnIcePerson Mister Freeze's]] [[HurricaneOfPuns constant ice puns.]]
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]] This was actually averted in some cases, such as Robin's intro episode.



* On the ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' musical episode, "The Man Who Hated Cats", Garfield overhears the titular man singing about a cat he owned when he was young who ran away. He sings, "Foo-Foo had fled/I wished I was..." and starts sobbing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
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On the ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' musical episode, "The Man Who Hated Cats", Garfield overhears the titular man singing about a cat he owned when he was young who ran away. He sings, "Foo-Foo had fled/I wished I was..." and starts sobbing.



* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': An S2 episode shies away from explicitly saying that the Trix had killed one of the Specialists [[spoiler:Prince Sky]], settling for having one of the Winx check for a pulse and say he doesn't have one. The [=4Kids=] dub takes things further, by having the Trix explicitly say a couple times that they've put the Specialist in a 100-year deep sleep (NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat, [[PragmaticAdaptation because of what happens next]]), while strangely still keeping in the pulse bit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'':
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An S2 episode shies away from explicitly saying that the Trix had killed one of the Specialists [[spoiler:Prince Sky]], settling for having one of the Winx check for a pulse and say he doesn't have one. The [=4Kids=] dub takes things further, by having the Trix explicitly say a couple times that they've put the Specialist in a 100-year deep sleep (NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat, [[PragmaticAdaptation because of what happens next]]), while strangely still keeping in the pulse bit.



* In ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1,'' death words are used frequently, but death happens infrequently (outside the movie, which is nearly a KillEmAll so [[MerchandiseDriven new toys can replace the old]]. The season following the movie didn't kill off any known characters, though one disastrous battle saw the destruction of several ships known to be manned.) Later series use them less, preferring 'scrapped,' 'taken offline,' etc but are more likely to have a death [[KilledOffForReal stick]]. Rattrap's CatchPhrase is a sardonic "we're all gonna die," but when someone's actually believed to be dead, "scrapped" or "destroyed" is ''much'' more likely to be used when referring to their condition. However, when it comes to the presence of death, the Beast era takes AnyoneCanDie to a higher level than even ''Series/TwentyFour'' or ''Series/{{Torchwood}}.''

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* In ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1,'' death ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'':
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words are used frequently, but death happens infrequently (outside the movie, which is nearly a KillEmAll so [[MerchandiseDriven new toys can replace the old]]. The season following the movie didn't kill off any known characters, though one disastrous battle saw the destruction of several ships known to be manned.) Later series use them less, preferring 'scrapped,' 'taken offline,' etc but are more likely to have a death [[KilledOffForReal stick]]. Rattrap's CatchPhrase is a sardonic "we're all gonna die," but when someone's actually believed to be dead, "scrapped" or "destroyed" is ''much'' more likely to be used when referring to their condition. However, when it comes to the presence of death, the Beast era takes AnyoneCanDie to a higher level than even ''Series/TwentyFour'' or ''Series/{{Torchwood}}.''
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