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9th Nov '17 11:38:49 AM TheWarioBros
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* This is very common in ''Series/DoctorWho'', with a lot of cliffhangers and story endings revolving around how the Doctor/his companions/another series main character was doomed to die and unable to get out of this one. Notable examples include:
** The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, or perhaps the entirety of series 6 given the arc was about the Doctor's 'death'. It was pretty obvious how the Doctor wouldn't be permanently killed off here (since it'd end the series), so the whole arc ended up being about which of the various 'cloning'/doppleganger creations methods introduced in the series would be used to solve the issue.
** The Magician's Apprentice/Witch's Familiar. When a story seemingly kills off the protagonist's ArchEnemy, sidekick and CoolShip in the span of five minutes before having him supposedly kill the child form of the villain with a gun on prime time TV, it's clear that something's not going to be played straight there.
** Beneath the Lake, where the Doctor supposedly dies and gets turned into a ghost.
** As well as the Zygon Invasion, where the Doctor's plane gets shot down with a rocket launcher right at the end of the episode.
** Really, the series does this, LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt, OurHeroIsDead and other related tropes so often that the fans are likely deeply critical of any shocking relevation or change to the status quo given how likely it is to be undone in the next episode.
25th Sep '17 11:05:09 AM DragonRanger
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* Played with by ''Series/TheFlash2014''. At the end of the third season, Barry goes into exile in the Speed Force. Under normal circumstances, there's no way the show would go on without its title character, ''but'': A) in the comics, Wally succeeded Barry as the Flash, and could possibly do so here; and B) ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows have a habit of writing out characters appearing in the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'', and since the Barry Allen Flash will be in ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''...

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* Played with by ''Series/TheFlash2014''. At the end of the third season, Barry goes into exile in the Speed Force. Under normal circumstances, there's no way the show would go on without its title character, ''but'': A) in the comics, Wally succeeded Barry as the Flash, and could possibly do so here; and B) ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows have a habit of writing out characters appearing in the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'', and since the a version of Barry Allen Flash will was going to be in ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''...''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' later that year. Ultimately played straight, with Barry returning when the next season began; but for once there was an actual possibility that he wouldn't.
17th Jun '17 7:39:24 AM DragonRanger
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* Played with by ''Series/TheFlash2014''. At the end of the third season, Barry goes into exile in the Speed Force. Under normal circumstances, there's no way the show would go on without its title character, ''but'': A) in the comics, Wally succeeded Barry as the Flash, and could possibly do so here; and B) ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows have a habit of writing out characters appearing in the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'', and since the Barry Allen Flash will be in ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''...
29th May '17 8:11:10 AM LadyNorbert
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** The season six premiere ends with Castle poisoned and only having a day to live. In the next episode we find out that there is an antidote and by the end of the episode Beckett has retrieved and Castle is saved.

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** The season six premiere ends with Castle poisoned and only having a day to live. In the next episode we find out that there is an antidote and antidote, which by the end of the episode Beckett has retrieved and Castle is saved.



* Subverted with the 80's sitcom ''The Hogan Family''. The show was originally a vehicle for former ''Mary Tyler Moore'' and ''Rhoda'' star Valerie Harper titled ''Valerie''. However after a [[RealLifeWritesThePlot dispute with the show's producers]] the titular character was KilledOffForReal and the show was retitled with the [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute father's sister]] moving in and becoming a surrogate mother.

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* Subverted with the 80's sitcom ''The Hogan Family''.''Series/TheHoganFamily''. The show was originally a vehicle for former ''Mary Tyler Moore'' and ''Rhoda'' star Valerie Harper titled ''Valerie''. However However, after a [[RealLifeWritesThePlot dispute with the show's producers]] the titular producers]], Harper was fired, her character was KilledOffForReal KilledOffForReal, and the show was retitled with the [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute father's sister]] moving in and becoming a surrogate mother.
27th Dec '15 2:37:57 PM Discar
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If it's very well written, it can work. If not, it turns into something of a DarthWiki/WallBanger for GenreSavvy fans. It's a cheap attempt to build tension for a season finale, two-part episode or a sequel. Bonus points if the character whose death they're teasing is the '''titular character''' of the show or film franchise.

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If it's very well written, it can work. If not, it turns into something of a DarthWiki/WallBanger bad for GenreSavvy fans. It's a cheap attempt to build tension for a season finale, two-part episode or a sequel. Bonus points if the character whose death they're teasing is the '''titular character''' of the show or film franchise.
8th Dec '15 12:35:19 AM PaulA
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%% * ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Plot immunity guarantees Miss Brooks' position at Madison High School. %% Please give examples. The finale doesn't count, because when it's the finale she actually could lose her job.

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%% * ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Plot immunity guarantees Miss Brooks' position at Madison High School. %% Please give examples.examples of when the series tried to make the audience think her position was at risk. The finale doesn't count, because when it's the finale she actually could lose her job.
8th Dec '15 12:34:30 AM PaulA
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Plot immunity guarantees Miss Brooks' position at Madison High School. Almost subverted in the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]], where Miss Brooks resolves to leave in a moment of despair. Fortunately, WithThisRing intervenes and Miss Brooks gets her HappilyEverAfter.

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%% * ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Plot immunity guarantees Miss Brooks' position at Madison High School. Almost subverted in %% Please give examples. The finale doesn't count, because when it's the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]], where Miss Brooks resolves to leave in a moment of despair. Fortunately, WithThisRing intervenes and Miss Brooks gets finale she actually could lose her HappilyEverAfter.job.
23rd Jun '15 12:58:33 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Plot immunity guarantees Miss Brooks' position at Madison High School. Almost subverted in the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]], where Miss Brooks resolves to leave in a moment of despair. Fortunately, WithThisRingITheeWed intervenes and Miss Brooks gets her HappilyEverAfter.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Plot immunity guarantees Miss Brooks' position at Madison High School. Almost subverted in the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]], where Miss Brooks resolves to leave in a moment of despair. Fortunately, WithThisRingITheeWed WithThisRing intervenes and Miss Brooks gets her HappilyEverAfter.
23rd Jun '15 12:57:05 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Plot immunity guarantees Miss Brooks' position at Madison High School. Almost subverted in the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]], where Miss Brooks resolves to leave in a moment of despair. Fortunately, WithThisRingITheeWed intervenes and Miss Brooks gets her HappilyEverAfter.
25th Apr '15 7:25:59 PM TheTitanPrince
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* Flumpty Bumpty from ''VideoGame/OneNightAtFlumptys'' outright says that he's an {{Eldritch Abomination}} who's immune to the plot in his introduction. Unfortunately for you, he's the {{Big Bad}}.

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* Flumpty Bumpty from ''VideoGame/OneNightAtFlumptys'' outright says that he's an {{Eldritch Abomination}} who's immune to the plot in his introduction. [[FromBadToWorse Unfortunately for you, he's the the]] {{Big Bad}}.
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