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1st May '16 8:57:36 PM TARINunit9
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** Averted for anything related to Lavender Town and the Pokémon Tower Mausoleum therein. Many of the people you talk to there are mourning their beloved Pokémon (who it's implied passed away from natural causes rather than battle).
24th Apr '16 8:01:20 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** The American English-translated version of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. During the Yellow arc, for example, the Nerd (who moments earlier was trying to kill Yellow) says that the "defeat" of Misty, Erika, Brock, and Blaine will make everything much more fair. The four react as if he had said "deaths" because... he does. The Vizkid's version seems to flip between using this trope and averting it. The next mention, where Agatha tries to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kill]] the nerd because HeKnowsTooMuch, they note that the nerd will die if it continues.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
** The American English-translated version of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''.uses this. During the Yellow arc, for example, the Nerd (who moments earlier was trying to kill Yellow) says that the "defeat" of Misty, Erika, Brock, and Blaine will make everything much more fair. The four react as if he had said "deaths" because... he does. The Vizkid's version seems to flip between using this trope and averting it. The next mention, where Agatha tries to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kill]] the nerd because HeKnowsTooMuch, they note that the nerd will die if it continues.



** ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' plays this straight too, to an extent. A character ''attempts suicide'' but they still refer to it as "going" (as in "We don't want you to go") rather than "die". It's not as apparent as other examples as people often do use that euphemism, but it still counts.
** The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime zig-zags between this. The English dub mentions death several times however, especially in Kanto, however many instances of referring to death were removed or replaced with euphemisms.

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** * ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' plays this straight too, straight, to an extent. A character ''attempts suicide'' but they still refer to it as "going" (as in "We don't want you to go") rather than "die". It's not as apparent as other examples as people often do use that euphemism, but it still counts.
** * The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime zig-zags between this. The English dub mentions death several times however, especially in Kanto, however many instances of referring to death were removed or replaced with euphemisms.



* The English dub of ''Anime/YokaiWatch'', which airs on Disney XD and aims for a younger audience than the original Japanese version, substitutes many of the death words with "demise" or "no longer alive". It still lets a few clear references to death slip though.

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* The English dub of ''Anime/YokaiWatch'', which airs on Disney XD and aims for a younger audience than the original Japanese version, substitutes many of the death words with "demise" or "no longer alive". It still lets a few clear references to death slip though. {{Yokai}} are usually dead humans and animals so it's to get around them being dead.


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* An in-universe example occurs in the ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' movie. Kouki's mother tells him that she and his father divorced instead of telling him of his death. Kouki himself doesn't actually believe her though.
19th Apr '16 1:19:54 PM pinkdalek
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** The English translation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' was forced to avoid explicit mention of death. One dungeon is the ''tomb'' of Setzer's girlfriend, Daryl. In a flashback she states that Setzer can have her airship, the Falcon, if "anything happens to her". You even get to ''see'' Rachel's preserved corpse, and hear the story of her death, but again, no d-word - she's said to have been 'saved' using magic herbs and put into a sort of magic coma. The suicide attempt scene especially has any mention or notion of suicide removed and it was replaced with the notation of people jumping off a cliff if they were feeling down so that they could "perk up" again. Kefka spends Dalek-like amounts of time ordering his men to 'exterminate!'. One really painful moment is the scene where Sabin refers to the murder of his master as 'doing [him] in'. An exception occurs after Kefka gives Celes a sword on the Floating Continent, as he tells her: "Kill the others and we'll forgive your treachery! Take this sword! Kill them all!" The revised script in the GBA port uses concepts of killing and death much more liberally.

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** The English translation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' was forced to avoid explicit mention of death. One dungeon is the ''tomb'' of Setzer's girlfriend, Daryl. In a flashback she states that Setzer can have her airship, the Falcon, if "anything happens to her". You even get to ''see'' Rachel's preserved corpse, and hear the story of her death, but again, no d-word - she's said to have been 'saved' using magic herbs and put into a sort of magic coma. The suicide attempt scene especially has any mention or notion of suicide removed and it was replaced with the notation of people jumping off a cliff if they were feeling down so that they could "perk up" again. The InstantKill Death spells are renamed things like X-fer and X-Zone. Kefka spends Dalek-like amounts of time ordering his men to 'exterminate!'. Sabin and Cyan's brief accidental jaunt fighting ghosts on the AfterlifeExpress is framed in terms of a train that takes you to 'the other place'. One really painful moment is the scene where Sabin refers to the murder of his master as 'doing [him] in'. An exception occurs after Kefka gives Celes a sword on the Floating Continent, as he tells her: "Kill the others and we'll forgive your treachery! Take this sword! Kill them all!" The revised script in the GBA port uses concepts of killing and death much more liberally.
19th Apr '16 12:33:11 PM pinkdalek
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** The English translation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' was forced to avoid explicit mention of death. One dungeon is the ''tomb'' of Setzer's girlfriend, Daryl. In a flashback she states that Setzer can have her airship, the Falcon, if "anything happens to her". You even get to ''see'' Rachel's preserved corpse, and hear the story of her death, but again, no d-word. The suicide attempt scene especially, has any mention or notion of suicide removed and it was replaced with the notation of people jumping off a cliff if they were feeling down so that they could "perk up" again. An exception occurs after Kefka gives Celes a sword on the Floating Continent, as he tells her: "Kill the others and we'll forgive your treachery! Take this sword! Kill them all!" The revised script in the GBA port uses concepts of killing and death much more liberally.

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** The English translation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' was forced to avoid explicit mention of death. One dungeon is the ''tomb'' of Setzer's girlfriend, Daryl. In a flashback she states that Setzer can have her airship, the Falcon, if "anything happens to her". You even get to ''see'' Rachel's preserved corpse, and hear the story of her death, but again, no d-word. d-word - she's said to have been 'saved' using magic herbs and put into a sort of magic coma. The suicide attempt scene especially, especially has any mention or notion of suicide removed and it was replaced with the notation of people jumping off a cliff if they were feeling down so that they could "perk up" again.again. Kefka spends Dalek-like amounts of time ordering his men to 'exterminate!'. One really painful moment is the scene where Sabin refers to the murder of his master as 'doing [him] in'. An exception occurs after Kefka gives Celes a sword on the Floating Continent, as he tells her: "Kill the others and we'll forgive your treachery! Take this sword! Kill them all!" The revised script in the GBA port uses concepts of killing and death much more liberally.
19th Apr '16 6:14:28 AM Hagtar
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* Used for a joke in ''Webcomic/GeniusGirl''. At one point a girl hears her crush talk about the woman he's into, leading to her furiosly say "She will die!". He looks at her confused, asking what she said where she literally replies with "Never say die!".
16th Apr '16 5:52:46 AM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': The BigBad Lord Hater always goes on about wanting to "destroy" Wander. Its presumably used because he would come off as a psychopath, rather than a PsychopathicManChild, if he used the word "kill" or "murder".
8th Apr '16 5:57:22 PM MyFinalEdits
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* [[AvertedTrope Knocked down and stomped on]] by ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', where "die" and "dead" are almost never danced around.

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* [[AvertedTrope Knocked down and stomped on]] Averted by ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', where "die" and "dead" are almost never danced around.
8th Apr '16 1:57:34 PM hirilelfwraith
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** Every so often, Gravity Falls ''does'' avoid saying die...by saying something ''worse.''
-->[[spoiler: Bill: "Now if you'll excuse me, I have some children I need to make into corpses!"]]
7th Apr '16 9:08:53 PM Jaro7788
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Be sure to bear in mind that the above does ''not'' apply to the Western culture as a whole as not [[WeAllLiveInAmerica all of us really live in America]] or any other Anglo-Saxon country for that matter. In most of Europe, for instance, creators usually don't shy away from using words like "die" or "kill" (or those with religious connotations) as long as their shows are aimed at least at school-age kids.
2nd Apr '16 8:29:35 AM Nepeta
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* Knocked down and stomped on by ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', where "die" and "dead" are almost never danced around.

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* [[AvertedTrope Knocked down and stomped on on]] by ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', where "die" and "dead" are almost never danced around.
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