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18th Jun '17 10:28:26 AM Bluntaxe
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** Hedwig serves this purpose in the final book. While some of Harry's loved ones had died in previous books, this usually happened near the end of the books, often as a result of a heroic sacrifice. Hedwig's death came within the first few chapters and was unceremonious, clearly signalling that people would start dying much more often.
22nd May '17 6:45:22 PM Khrunwahl02
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** Wheeljack mentioned all the other Wreckers died in the war before they brought the war to earth, including Roadbuster.

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** Wheeljack mentioned all the other Wreckers died in the war before they brought the war to earth, including Seaspray and Roadbuster.
22nd Apr '17 8:39:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has a variation of this trope, where usually an NPC is murdered in the prologue. In the first version, it was a nameless student that Danya shot because he was wearing his hat sideways, and Danya [[KickTheDog "didn't like punks"]]. However, true to this trope, in other versions (and alluded to in the first version) the teachers, who the characters had probably interacted with at some point during [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters pregame]] are promptly shot. And very often, the prologue is [[ADeathInTheLimelight told in the perspective of one of the teachers murdered]].

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has a variation of this trope, where usually an NPC is murdered in the prologue. In the first version, it was a nameless student that Danya shot because he was wearing his hat sideways, and Danya [[KickTheDog "didn't like punks"]]. However, true to this trope, in other versions (and alluded to in the first version) the teachers, who the characters had probably interacted with at some point during [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters pregame]] are promptly shot. And very often, the prologue is [[ADeathInTheLimelight told in the perspective of one of the teachers murdered]].
15th Mar '17 10:54:02 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the episode "Hooky", Patrick invites SpongeBob to play on the fish hooks casted into Bikini Bottom by humans. Seeing there are so many hooks and not one fish around, SpongeBob asks "''Where is everybody?''", Patrick replies he did see a little kid shortly ago and the camera zooms to child-sized shoes laying on the ground...

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the episode "Hooky", Patrick invites SpongeBob to play on the fish hooks casted into Bikini Bottom by humans. Seeing there are so many hooks and not one fish around, SpongeBob asks "''Where is everybody?''", Patrick replies he did see a little kid shortly ago playing with the hooks earlier and the camera zooms to child-sized shoes laying on the ground...
15th Mar '17 2:04:19 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In the otherwise very goofy ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', at the very beginning of the film, one of the chickens who has stopped laying eggs is killed and eaten by the farmers, to remind the viewers that yes, this is a chicken farm, and yes, when they get too old, they get eaten (which is why the chickens are trying to escape, of course). This particular chicken is only named as she's picked for the slaughter, gets no lines, and is only vaguely referenced later.

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* In the otherwise very goofy ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', at the very beginning of the film, one of the chickens (Edwina), also known as #282, who has stopped laying eggs is killed and eaten by the farmers, to remind the viewers that yes, this is a chicken farm, and yes, when they get too old, they get eaten (which is why the chickens are trying to escape, of course). This particular chicken is only named as she's picked for the slaughter, gets no lines, and is only vaguely referenced later.
15th Mar '17 2:02:46 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' pulled the exact same thing with Cliffjumper, he was briefly brought back to life, but he CameBackWrong, and then died in an explosion, with no signs he'll return. There is the possibility his relation with Arcee will be explored in flashback, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' pulled the exact same thing with Cliffjumper, he was briefly brought back to life, but he CameBackWrong, and then died in an explosion, with no signs he'll return. There is the possibility his His relation with to Arcee will be was explored in flashback, though.a flashback in "Out of the Past".
14th Mar '17 5:38:26 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'': This trope is of significant value to a movie where the main characters are food. There's the Irish potato who was singing "Danny Boy", then an Italian tomato, then a head of lettuce, a loaf of bread getting sliced by knife, strips of bacon, a block of cheese, a bunch of tortilla chips, and baby carrots.
14th Mar '17 5:33:09 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In ''Film/BattleRoyale'', Fujiyoshi and Nobu are handpicked by Kitano to die first so that their deaths can traumatize the 40 other students into quiet submission.

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* In ''Film/BattleRoyale'', Fujiyoshi and Nobu are handpicked by Kitano to die first so that their deaths can traumatize the 40 other students into quiet submission. But other than those two, because this is about Japanese children forced into killing each other as a game, most of the characters can be considered sacrificial lambs as many don't even have any dialogue or screen time other than being revealed to be dead or getting killed on-screen.
14th Mar '17 5:28:47 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the episode "Hooky", Patrick invites SpongeBob to play on the fish hooks casted into Bikini Bottom by humans. Seeing there are so many hooks and not one fish around, SpongeBob asks "''Where is everybody?''", Patrick replies he did see a little kid shortly ago and the camera zooms to child-sized shoes laying on the ground without the child in those shoes...

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the episode "Hooky", Patrick invites SpongeBob to play on the fish hooks casted into Bikini Bottom by humans. Seeing there are so many hooks and not one fish around, SpongeBob asks "''Where is everybody?''", Patrick replies he did see a little kid shortly ago and the camera zooms to child-sized shoes laying on the ground without the child in those shoes...ground...
14th Mar '17 5:27:59 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the episode "Hooky", Patrick invites SpongeBob to play on the fish hooks casted into Bikini Bottom by humans. Seeing there are so many hooks and not many fish around, SpongeBob asks "''Where is everybody?''", Patrick replies he did see a little kid shortly ago and the camera zooms to child-sized shoes...

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the episode "Hooky", Patrick invites SpongeBob to play on the fish hooks casted into Bikini Bottom by humans. Seeing there are so many hooks and not many one fish around, SpongeBob asks "''Where is everybody?''", Patrick replies he did see a little kid shortly ago and the camera zooms to child-sized shoes laying on the ground without the child in those shoes...
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