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23rd Mar '16 10:42:03 PM Sammettik
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Mario}}'' series in general. Every defeated foe is a NonLethalKO unless it's the FinalBoss of an RPG (and even then that's not a certainty).

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Mario}}'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series in general. Every defeated foe is a NonLethalKO unless it's the FinalBoss of an RPG (and even then that's not a certainty). This is a series where characters having "Extra Lives" is ''canon'', after all.
23rd Mar '16 10:37:23 PM Sammettik
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Mario}}'' series in general. Every defeated foe is a NonLethalKO unless it's the FinalBoss of an RPG (and even then that's not a certainty).
26th Feb '16 4:55:52 PM NativeJovian
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* Before the TimeSkip in Main/OnePiece, this seemed an unofficial rule, as the only deaths occurred in flashbacks. Then came the Marinetime War, leading to [[spoiler:Ace and Whitebeard's deaths]], and the series took a much darker turn from there, upon which this Trope no longer applied.
26th Feb '16 11:53:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Before the TimeSkip in Main/OnePiece, this seemed an unofficial rule, as the only deaths occurred in flashbacks. Then came the Marinetime War, leading to [[spoiler:Ace and Whitebeard's deaths]], and the series took a much darker turn from there, upon which this Trope no longer applied.
30th Oct '15 8:22:27 AM TheSinful
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* Played with in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7427427/8/Team-Zero Team Zero]]'' where [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] are horrified at the idea that [[LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero Miss Longueville/Fouquet]] will be executed for her crimes since the death penalty doesn't exist in the Pokemon world.
7th Jul '15 11:10:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'', given that it's based on FunnyAnimal cartoons like ''LooneyTunes''. Characters "Fall Down" instead, and are incapacitated for three minutes.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'', given that it's based on FunnyAnimal cartoons like ''LooneyTunes''.''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. Characters "Fall Down" instead, and are incapacitated for three minutes.
23rd May '15 11:43:23 PM Extraintrovert
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* The original {{Bowdlerise}}d dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was pretty ludicrous about this trope; the single biggest example has to be Nappa vaporizing an entire metropolitan city, with Vegeta remarking immediately afterwards that because it's Sunday most of those buildings were empty. Ignoring the FridgeLogic involved[[note]]How would a space alien know what Sunday is, let alone that most Earthlings don't work on that day?[[/note]], '''immediately beforehand''' we have scenes of the people in the city reacting in terror to the two evil aliens who just showed up. Which means the city was evacuated completely in, oh, less than a second.
** Of course, there's the [[ResetButton Dragon Balls]]. [[DeathIsCheap Nobody really dies, ever.]] Well, except [[DeathByOriginStory Grandpa Gohan, Bardock]], [[spoiler:Guru]] and [[BadFuture alternate Goku, Gohan and Vegeta]].
*** And almost all the villains who didn't do a HeelFaceTurn nor (in Garlic Jr.'s case) are immortal have died and stayed dead. (Well, one was revived in a [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF movie continuation]], [[spoiler: but is re-killed at the end]].) Even in the first 53 Ocean episodes the permanent deaths of [[spoiler: Raditz, the Arlians, the Saibamen, Nappa, Bund, Vug, Cui, Dodoria, Orlen, Appule, Zarbon, Namole, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Guldo]] were not censored beyond use of the euphemism "sent to the next dimension", so does Dragonball Z really count for saying unnamed civilians escaped/survived to censor their deaths in the uncut?
*** A later 2012 anime special {{Retcon}}ned Bardock's death and established that he [[StableTimeLoop was actually blasted back into the distant past, where he inspired the legend of the Super Saiyan in the first place]]
** This was, of course, ruthlessly parodied in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''.

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* The original {{Bowdlerise}}d English dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was pretty ludicrous about this trope; characters never died, they were only [[NeverSayDie sent to "another dimension"]] (and those were just the ones that weren't revived with [[ResetButton the Dragon Balls]]). The single biggest example has to be Nappa vaporizing an entire metropolitan city, with Vegeta remarking immediately afterwards that because it's Sunday most of those buildings were empty. Ignoring the FridgeLogic involved[[note]]How would a space alien know what Sunday is, let alone that most Earthlings don't work on that day?[[/note]], '''immediately beforehand''' we have scenes of the people in the city reacting in terror to the two evil aliens who just showed up. Which means the city was evacuated completely in, oh, less than a second.
** Of course, there's the [[ResetButton Dragon Balls]]. [[DeathIsCheap Nobody really dies, ever.]] Well, except [[DeathByOriginStory Grandpa Gohan, Bardock]], [[spoiler:Guru]] and [[BadFuture alternate Goku, Gohan and Vegeta]].
*** And almost all the villains who didn't do a HeelFaceTurn nor (in Garlic Jr.'s case) are immortal have died and stayed dead. (Well, one was revived in a [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF movie continuation]], [[spoiler: but is re-killed at the end]].) Even in the first 53 Ocean episodes the permanent deaths of [[spoiler: Raditz, the Arlians, the Saibamen, Nappa, Bund, Vug, Cui, Dodoria, Orlen, Appule, Zarbon, Namole, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Guldo]] were not censored beyond use of the euphemism "sent to the next dimension", so does Dragonball Z really count for saying unnamed civilians escaped/survived to censor their deaths in the uncut?
*** A later 2012 anime special {{Retcon}}ned Bardock's death and established that he [[StableTimeLoop was actually blasted back into the distant past, where he inspired the legend of the Super Saiyan in the first place]]
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second. This was, is, of course, ruthlessly parodied in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''.



* Averted in ''Anime/Pokemon''. Team Rocket has survived so much they must be [[JokerImmunity immortal]], but Dr. Fuji and [[spoiler: Hunter J]] aren't so fortunate, and also a few characters are destroyed through mystical means, such as [[spoiler: Lucario]], [[spoiler: Latios]], [[spoiler: Cyrus]], or even (temporarily) Jessie and James.
* ''Anime/FairyTail'' seemed like this at first, until the Galuna Island arc.



* For most of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', they could only unambiguously kill a character if the plot was some sort of murder mystery. Joker episodes got around this by suggesting Joker venom was sometimes curable, but seldom actually curing it on-screen after the first time. This is also why Scarface is always destroyed in the most gruesome way as the writers were allowed to "kill" a puppet. Any time a character was knocked off a building or off an aircraft, it would always show them surviving the fall. Rather than give anyone parachutes however, it would always have the mooks [[SoftWater falling into an ocean or other large body of water]], then surface alive and well. Even if they were falling somewhere in the middle of a crowded city, they'd always be lucky enough to have a ''swimming pool'' right under them, or to bounce off an awning. The end result is that it doesn't seem that Batman could care either way whether a henchman lives or dies, or is just so good that he knew they'd be fine.
** Ironically, this is averted in the ''Batman Beyond'' movie "Return of the Joker" with [[spoiler: the same character that JokerImmunity was named after]].

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* For most of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', they could only unambiguously kill a character if the plot was some sort of murder mystery. Joker episodes got around this by suggesting Joker venom was sometimes curable, but seldom actually curing it on-screen after the first time. This is also why Scarface is always destroyed in the most gruesome way as the writers were allowed to "kill" a puppet. Any time a character was knocked off a building or off an aircraft, it would always show them surviving the fall. Rather than give anyone parachutes however, it would always have the mooks [[SoftWater falling into an ocean or other large body of water]], then surface alive and well. Even if they were falling somewhere in the middle of a crowded city, they'd always be lucky enough to have a ''swimming pool'' right under them, or to bounce off an awning. The end result is that it doesn't seem that Batman could care either way whether a henchman lives or dies, or is just so good that he knew they'd be fine.
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fine. Ironically, this is averted in the ''Batman Beyond'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' movie "Return of the Joker" (in the same continuity) with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the same character that JokerImmunity was named after]].after.]]



** Averted in ''"WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Characters sustain injuries and are blown to bits all the time, but [[spoiler: Terrorsaur, Scorponok, Dinobot, Tarantulas, Depthcharge, Rampage, Tigatron, Airazor, Inferno, Quickstrike, Dinobot II]], and, in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', [[spoiler: Rhinox, Optimus Primal, and Megatron]] are KilledOffForReal.



* Contrary to popular belief, the original ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' were ''not'' an example. Despite characters frequently surviving lethal-looking injuries, many characters did die; while popular enough ones were invariably inexplicably brought back, several one-shot characters did die permanently (or at least were never shown to be brought back), like Casper from "Daffy and the Dinosaur".
23rd May '15 8:47:59 PM Ghostkaiba297
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** Ironically, this is averted in the ''Batman Beyond'' movie "Return of the Joker" with [[spoiler: the same character that JokerImmunity was named after]].


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** Averted in ''"WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Characters sustain injuries and are blown to bits all the time, but [[spoiler: Terrorsaur, Scorponok, Dinobot, Tarantulas, Depthcharge, Rampage, Tigatron, Airazor, Inferno, Quickstrike, Dinobot II]], and, in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', [[spoiler: Rhinox, Optimus Primal, and Megatron]] are KilledOffForReal.
23rd May '15 8:42:22 PM Ghostkaiba297
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*** A later 2012 anime special {{Retcon}}ned Bardock's death and established that he [[StableTimeLoop was actually blasted back into the distant past, where he inspired the legend of the Super Saiyan in the first place]].

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***And almost all the villains who didn't do a HeelFaceTurn nor (in Garlic Jr.'s case) are immortal have died and stayed dead. (Well, one was revived in a [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF movie continuation]], [[spoiler: but is re-killed at the end]].) Even in the first 53 Ocean episodes the permanent deaths of [[spoiler: Raditz, the Arlians, the Saibamen, Nappa, Bund, Vug, Cui, Dodoria, Orlen, Appule, Zarbon, Namole, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Guldo]] were not censored beyond use of the euphemism "sent to the next dimension", so does Dragonball Z really count for saying unnamed civilians escaped/survived to censor their deaths in the uncut?
*** A later 2012 anime special {{Retcon}}ned Bardock's death and established that he [[StableTimeLoop was actually blasted back into the distant past, where he inspired the legend of the Super Saiyan in the first place]].place]]


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* Averted in ''Anime/Pokemon''. Team Rocket has survived so much they must be [[JokerImmunity immortal]], but Dr. Fuji and [[spoiler: Hunter J]] aren't so fortunate, and also a few characters are destroyed through mystical means, such as [[spoiler: Lucario]], [[spoiler: Latios]], [[spoiler: Cyrus]], or even (temporarily) Jessie and James.
* ''Anime/FairyTail'' seemed like this at first, until the Galuna Island arc.
11th Apr '15 4:03:52 AM NativeJovian
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* Played straight up until Marineford in Manga/OnePiece. Painfully subverted during Marineford where [[spoiler:Ace and Whitebeard suffer horrible deaths]]. After the timeskip, death is still rare.

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* Played straight up until Marineford %%
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in Manga/OnePiece. Painfully subverted during Marineford where [[spoiler:Ace it, explicitly and Whitebeard suffer horrible deaths]]. After the timeskip, death is still rare.on-screen. It's not an example.
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* ''Anime/KantaiCollection'', perhaps due to it mashing together [[SliceOfLife two]] [[WarArc themes]] that [[MoodWhiplash clash against each other]], winds up not killing off anyone despite stresses being made about the situation being a dire AnyoneCanDie nature. In fact, [[spoiler:only ''one'' character dies and another character has their fate questioned]].

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* ''Anime/KantaiCollection'', perhaps due to it mashing together [[SliceOfLife two]] [[WarArc themes]] SliceOfLife and WarArc themes that [[MoodWhiplash clash against each other]], winds up not killing off anyone despite stresses being made about the situation being a dire AnyoneCanDie nature. In fact, [[spoiler:only ''one'' character dies and another character has their fate questioned]].
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