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27th Aug '17 12:37:56 PM NWolfman
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* This is an unspoken law of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', and of all {{zany cartoon}}s which follow in it's footsteps: characters can get shot, squashed, blown up, dropped from great heights and otherwise severely hurt in ways that would otherwise be fatal, but only wind up with AmusingInjuries. The only exception is if and when said death can be done [[RuleOfFunny in a funny way]] (and the character will usually [[SnapBack come back later anyway]]).
26th Jul '17 8:24:34 AM AlienPatch
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* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}''. Death is always a threat and characters try to kill each other not infrequently, but {{Mooks}} just get AmusingInjuries (by the thousands), more seriously injured or sick characters get better or get saved, and only one character in the entire run does anything close to dying (the Optio in ''Obelix All At Sea'' is HoistByHisOwnPetard after giving himself a PhlebotinumOverdose that turns him to stone). ONSCREEN that is. There are a few possible, unconfirmed casualties that happen offscreen. Mostly courtesy of a [[YouHaveFailedMe rather displeased Caesar.]]

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* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}''. Death is always a threat and characters try to kill each other not infrequently, but {{Mooks}} just get AmusingInjuries (by the thousands), more seriously injured or sick characters get better or get saved, and only one character in the entire run does anything close to dying (the Optio in ''Obelix All At Sea'' is HoistByHisOwnPetard after giving himself a PhlebotinumOverdose that [[TakenForGranite turns him to stone).stone]]). ONSCREEN that is. There are a few possible, unconfirmed casualties that happen offscreen. Mostly courtesy of a [[YouHaveFailedMe rather displeased Caesar.]]Caesar or Centurions]] by way of sending them to be EatenAlive by the lions at the circus.
25th Jul '17 7:42:40 PM Prime32
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', thanks to [[NonLethalWarfare the Spell Card rules]] literally enforcing {{Non Lethal KO}}s as law. Technically [[{{Mooks}} the fairies]] and [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap Mokou]] die, but they [[CompleteImmortality immediately regenerate]] so they hardly count.
7th Jul '17 12:57:10 PM Kotomikun
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* ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' has its fair share of perilous situations--including a [[TakenForGranite stone-breathing cockatrice]] in the first episode and a magical illness that turns people into moss--but other than the dragon in the original OVA and a [[LovePotion love-inducing bee]] in the TV series, no living creatures ever die in it. This is partially [[HandWave brushed off]] by a comment that witches are [[MadeOfIron notoriously difficult to kill]], but not all of the characters are witches. It does acknowledge that humans can die when the heroes visit a cemetery and accidentally reanimate a corpse, but no one dies during the course of the story.
3rd Jul '17 6:53:54 PM Delphi
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* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}''. Death is always a threat and characters try to kill each other not infrequently, but {{Mooks}} just get AmusingInjuries (by the thousands), more seriously injured or sick characters get better or get saved, and only one character in the entire run does anything close to dying (the Optio in ''Obelix All At Sea'' is HoistByHisOwnPetard after giving himself a PhlebotinumOverdose that turns him to stone). ONSCREEN that is. There are a few possible, unconfirmed casualties that happen offscreen. Mostly courtesy of a rather displeased Caesar.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}''. Death is always a threat and characters try to kill each other not infrequently, but {{Mooks}} just get AmusingInjuries (by the thousands), more seriously injured or sick characters get better or get saved, and only one character in the entire run does anything close to dying (the Optio in ''Obelix All At Sea'' is HoistByHisOwnPetard after giving himself a PhlebotinumOverdose that turns him to stone). ONSCREEN that is. There are a few possible, unconfirmed casualties that happen offscreen. Mostly courtesy of a [[YouHaveFailedMe rather displeased Caesar.]]
20th Apr '17 9:24:19 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}''. Death is always a threat and characters try to kill each other not infrequently, but {{Mooks}} just get AmusingInjuries (by the thousands), more seriously injured or sick characters get better or get saved, and only one character in the entire run does anything close to dying (the Optio in ''Obelix All At Sea'' is HoistByHisOwnPetard after giving himself a PhlebotinumOverdose that turns him to stone). ONSCREEN that is. There are a few possible, unconfirmed casualties that happen offscreen.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}''. Death is always a threat and characters try to kill each other not infrequently, but {{Mooks}} just get AmusingInjuries (by the thousands), more seriously injured or sick characters get better or get saved, and only one character in the entire run does anything close to dying (the Optio in ''Obelix All At Sea'' is HoistByHisOwnPetard after giving himself a PhlebotinumOverdose that turns him to stone). ONSCREEN that is. There are a few possible, unconfirmed casualties that happen offscreen. Mostly courtesy of a rather displeased Caesar.
17th Apr '17 4:36:33 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** ''Series/{{Community}}'' also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it in the [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] ParodyEpisode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff hallucinates himself and the rest of the cast being members of G.I. Joe. In a unrepresented move for a G.I. Joe character, Jeff actually kills Destro, by shooting his parachute to pieces when he attempts the usual VillainExitStageLeft, a move which greatly shock and upset the other members of G.I. Joe, who court martial him for murder. Trying to defend himself at the trial, Jeff lampshades the original show's use of StatusQuoIsGod by arguing that G.I. Joe's refusal to risk killing the operatives of a major terrorist organisation means that the war with them is just going to [[ForeverWar keep going on forever]], which kind of makes G.I. Joe just as bad as Cobra. Things escalate later in the episode, where Jeff attempts to lie down suppressive fire, but accidentally ends up shooting and killing a whole squad of Cobra operatives as well as inadvertently setting the G.I. Joe medic, Lifeline, [[ManOnFire on fire]], causing him to burn to death. These actions eventually lead Cobra and G.I. Joe to see Jeff as the biggest threat against them both, culminating in them pulling an EnemyMine on him in attempt to stop him from killing more people.

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** ''Series/{{Community}}'' also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it in the [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] ParodyEpisode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff hallucinates himself and the rest of the cast being members of G.I. Joe. In a unrepresented move for a G.I. Joe character, Jeff actually kills Destro, by shooting his parachute to pieces when he attempts the usual VillainExitStageLeft, a move which greatly shock and upset the other members of G.I. Joe, who court martial him for murder. Trying to defend himself at the trial, Jeff lampshades the original show's use of StatusQuoIsGod by arguing that G.I. Joe's refusal to risk killing the operatives of a major terrorist organisation means that the war with them is just going to [[ForeverWar keep going on forever]], which kind of makes G.I. Joe just as bad as Cobra. Things escalate later in the episode, where Jeff attempts to lie down suppressive fire, but accidentally ends up shooting and killing a whole squad of Cobra operatives as well as inadvertently setting the G.I. Joe medic, Lifeline, [[ManOnFire on fire]], causing him to burn to death. These actions eventually lead Cobra and G.I. Joe to see Jeff as the biggest threat against them both, culminating in them pulling an EnemyMine on him and forming the organisation "Jo-Bra" in attempt to stop him from killing more people.
10th Apr '17 11:47:57 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Compare and contrast NonLethalWarfare, where the combatants are deliberately using nonlethal weaponry, rather than the lack of deaths seeming to be a happy coincidence. Also compare EverybodyLives. The difference between that trope and this one is that Everybody Lives generally applies to just one book or season, whereas in this trope, people ''never'' die. Not to be confused with DeathTakesAHoliday, which is when death is literally impossible because TheGrimReaper is no longer on the job.

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Compare and contrast NonLethalWarfare, where the combatants are deliberately using nonlethal weaponry, rather than the lack of deaths seeming to be a happy coincidence. Also compare EverybodyLives. The difference between that trope and this one is that Everybody Lives generally applies to just one book or season, season where the others can have high fatality counts, whereas in this trope, people ''never'' die. Not to be confused with DeathTakesAHoliday, which is when death is literally impossible because TheGrimReaper is no longer on the job.



* ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury'' lives on this trope. Not a single person, from main character to faceless mook, is ever killed during a series full of [[HumongousMecha Giant Robot Animal]] {{Blood Sport}}s. It makes the relatively harmless [[Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury first series]] look like an AnyoneCanDie show by comparison.

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* ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury'' lives on this trope. ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''; Not a single person, from main character to faceless mook, is ever killed during a series full of [[HumongousMecha Giant Robot Animal]] {{Blood Sport}}s. It makes the relatively harmless [[Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury first series]] look like an AnyoneCanDie show by comparison.



* To a disturbing degree in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'' where it turns out nobody died during the sinking of the Titanic as they were saved by a giant octopus. Also the characters that are seen to die in the film are shown to be alive and well with no explanation how they survived.

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* To a disturbing degree in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'' *''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'' where it turns out nobody died during the sinking of the Titanic as they were saved by a giant octopus. Also the characters that are seen to die in the film are shown to be alive and well with no explanation how they survived.



* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has had to do this for decades, thanks to StockFootage of giant monsters rampaging throughout a cardboard city and smashing buildings. [[SelfParody Occasionally]] the writers will {{lampshade|Hanging}} the trope with things like the monster saying "I hate empty buildings!" before smashing, or the Rangers remarking that he's in the "warehouse district". ''Power Rangers'' has featured several deaths, however. The monsters themselves in the early episodes ([[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman although, it was never a big deal when they bit the dust]]). As the series progressed, it became notably more dark, and major characters did indeed die, good and bad.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has had to do done this for decades, thanks to StockFootage of giant monsters rampaging throughout a cardboard city and smashing buildings. [[SelfParody Occasionally]] the writers will {{lampshade|Hanging}} the trope with things like the monster saying "I hate empty buildings!" before smashing, or the Rangers remarking that he's in the "warehouse district". ''Power Rangers'' has featured several deaths, however. The monsters themselves in TheMonsterOfTheWeek died, of course, but even then it woudl often turn back into the early episodes ([[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman although, components it was never made from (such as a big deal when still living pig or inanimate objects). This is not the case with all series. As they bit the dust]]). As the series progressed, it became notably more dark, and major characters did indeed die, good and bad.



* Characters also get bonked in ''TabletopGame/TeenagersFromOuterSpace''.

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* %%* Characters also get bonked in ''TabletopGame/TeenagersFromOuterSpace''.



** In ''VideoGame/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnline'', you get sent to a CardboardPrison with a [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy sleeping guard]]. Even if your ship sinks. While fighting a deadly ghost ship.

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** In ''VideoGame/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnline'', you get sent to a CardboardPrison with a [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy sleeping guard]]. Even guard]], even if your ship sinks. While sinks while fighting a deadly ghost ship.



* In a painfully obvious example, there's an episode of [[TheNoughties Noughties]] ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'' series where Asazi takes over a control room for a sports event. It's quite clear from the context that she killed the control room staff by pumping the room full of poisonous gas, but the censors haphazardly tried to hide this by throwing in some random snoring sounds to imply it was simply knockout gas. This is despite the fact that we clearly see a limp body with [[DiesWideOpen wide, dead eyes]] just as Asazi enters the room.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.'' Anyone who suffers something obviously lethal (car crash, a house falling on them, etc) will remark "I'm alright!" without a trace of pain.[[note]]Unless it's Doofenshmirtz, in which case the pain is present in his voice[[/note]] The creators actually commented about this in an interview, noting that as far as the network is concerned, pretty much anything can happen to a character as long as they throw that in.

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* In a painfully obvious example, there's an episode of [[TheNoughties Noughties]] ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'' series where ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'': Asazi takes over a control room for a sports event. It's quite clear from the context that she killed the control room staff by pumping the room full of poisonous gas, but the censors haphazardly tried to hide this by throwing in some random snoring sounds to imply it was simply knockout gas. This is despite the fact that we clearly see a limp body with [[DiesWideOpen wide, dead eyes]] just as Asazi enters the room.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.'' Anyone who suffers something obviously lethal (car crash, a house falling on them, etc) will remark "I'm alright!" without a trace of pain.[[note]]Unless it's Doofenshmirtz, in which case the pain is present in his voice[[/note]] The creators actually commented about this in an interview, noting that as far as the network is concerned, pretty much anything can happen to a character as long as they throw that in.
12th Jan '17 7:13:54 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** ''Series/{{Community}}'' also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it in the [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] ParodyEpisode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff hallucinates himself and the rest of the cast being members of G.I. Joe. In a unrepresented move for a G.I. Joe character, Jeff actually kills Destro, by shooting his parachute to pieces when he attempts the usual VillainExitStageLeft, a move which greatly shock and upset the other members of G.I. Joe, who court martial him for murder. Trying to defend himself at the trial, Jeff lampshades the original show's use of StatusQuoIsGood by arguing that G.I. Joe's refusal to risk killing the operatives of a major terrorist organisation means that the war with them is just going to [[ForeverWar keep going on forever]], which kind of makes G.I. Joe just as bad as Cobra. Things escalate later in the episode, where Jeff attempts to lie down suppressive fire, but accidentally ends up shooting and killing a whole squad of Cobra operatives as well as inadvertently setting the G.I. Joe medic, Lifeline, [[ManOnFire on fire]], causing him to burn to death. These actions eventually lead Cobra and G.I. Joe to see Jeff as the biggest threat against them both, culminating in them pulling an EnemyMine on him in attempt to stop him from killing more people.

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** ''Series/{{Community}}'' also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it in the [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] ParodyEpisode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff hallucinates himself and the rest of the cast being members of G.I. Joe. In a unrepresented move for a G.I. Joe character, Jeff actually kills Destro, by shooting his parachute to pieces when he attempts the usual VillainExitStageLeft, a move which greatly shock and upset the other members of G.I. Joe, who court martial him for murder. Trying to defend himself at the trial, Jeff lampshades the original show's use of StatusQuoIsGood StatusQuoIsGod by arguing that G.I. Joe's refusal to risk killing the operatives of a major terrorist organisation means that the war with them is just going to [[ForeverWar keep going on forever]], which kind of makes G.I. Joe just as bad as Cobra. Things escalate later in the episode, where Jeff attempts to lie down suppressive fire, but accidentally ends up shooting and killing a whole squad of Cobra operatives as well as inadvertently setting the G.I. Joe medic, Lifeline, [[ManOnFire on fire]], causing him to burn to death. These actions eventually lead Cobra and G.I. Joe to see Jeff as the biggest threat against them both, culminating in them pulling an EnemyMine on him in attempt to stop him from killing more people.
12th Jan '17 7:13:16 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** ''Series/{{Community}}'' also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it in the [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] ParodyEpisode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff hallucinates himself and the rest of the cast being members of G.I. Joe. In a unrepresented move for a G.I. Joe character, Jeff actually kills Destro, by shooting his parachute to pieces when he attempts the usual VillainExitStageLeft, a move which greatly shock and upset the other members of G.I. Joe, who court martial him for murder. Trying to defend himself, Jeff argues at the trial that G.I. Joe's refusal to risk killing the operatives of a major terrorist organisation means that the war with them is just going to [[ForeverWar keep going on forever]], which kind of makes G.I. Joe just as bad as Cobra. Things escalate later in the episode, where Jeff attempts to lie down suppressive fire, but accidentally ends up shooting and killing a whole squad of Cobra operatives as well as inadvertently setting the G.I. Joe medic, Lifeline, [[ManOnFire on fire]], causing him to burn to death. These actions eventually lead Cobra and G.I. Joe to see Jeff as the biggest threat against them both, culminating in them pulling an EnemyMine on him in attempt to stop him from killing more people.

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** ''Series/{{Community}}'' also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it in the [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] ParodyEpisode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff hallucinates himself and the rest of the cast being members of G.I. Joe. In a unrepresented move for a G.I. Joe character, Jeff actually kills Destro, by shooting his parachute to pieces when he attempts the usual VillainExitStageLeft, a move which greatly shock and upset the other members of G.I. Joe, who court martial him for murder. Trying to defend himself, Jeff argues himself at the trial trial, Jeff lampshades the original show's use of StatusQuoIsGood by arguing that G.I. Joe's refusal to risk killing the operatives of a major terrorist organisation means that the war with them is just going to [[ForeverWar keep going on forever]], which kind of makes G.I. Joe just as bad as Cobra. Things escalate later in the episode, where Jeff attempts to lie down suppressive fire, but accidentally ends up shooting and killing a whole squad of Cobra operatives as well as inadvertently setting the G.I. Joe medic, Lifeline, [[ManOnFire on fire]], causing him to burn to death. These actions eventually lead Cobra and G.I. Joe to see Jeff as the biggest threat against them both, culminating in them pulling an EnemyMine on him in attempt to stop him from killing more people.
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