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3rd Jul '17 12:59:18 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Mad Eye Moody in the beginning of the seventh book. Immediately after his death, the characters comment on how surprising Moody's death is given his seemingly badass and invincible nature. It also signals that characters can now die at any point of the book, not just in the climax as with books 4-6. This is especially ironic because at the time Mad Eye was riding with Mundungus Fletcher, a veritable Mauve shirt.

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** Mad Eye Moody in the beginning of the seventh book. Immediately after his death, the characters comment on how surprising Moody's death is given his seemingly badass and invincible nature. It also signals that characters can now die at any point of the book, not just in the climax as with books 4-6. This is especially ironic because at the time Mad Eye was riding with Mundungus Fletcher, a veritable Mauve shirt.MauveShirt.
16th Jun '17 12:47:56 PM lillolillo
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* Sally Avril from ''Comicbook/UntoldTalesOfSpiderMan'', one of Peter Parker's fellow students. She tries to become a vigilante like Franchise/SpiderMan, but he tries to dissuade her due to the risks. Undaunted, she later dies in an auto accident after recklessly pursuing Spidey to get photographs of him in action.

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Sally Avril from ''Comicbook/UntoldTalesOfSpiderMan'', one of Peter Parker's fellow students. She tries to become a vigilante like Franchise/SpiderMan, but he tries to dissuade her due to the risks. Undaunted, she later dies in an auto accident after recklessly pursuing Spidey to get photographs of him in action.action.
** ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' has gone out of its way to prove that no variation of Spider-Man is safe. Killing [[spoiler:the Spider-Man of ''ComicBook/{{Marvel1602}}'' is bad enough. The Spider-Man from the very first issue of ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' is killed as well]]. And if that isn't enough proof, consider the following: [[spoiler:the entire cast of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited'', even if it isn't the ''actual'' world, were murdered]].



* ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' has gone out of its way to prove that no variation of Spider-Man is safe. Killing [[spoiler:the Spider-Man of ''ComicBook/{{Marvel1602}}'' is bad enough. The Spider-Man from the very first issue of ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' is killed as well]]. And if that isn't enough proof, consider the following: [[spoiler:the entire cast of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited'', even if it isn't the ''actual'' world, were murdered]].



* In ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -one of the most powerful heroes of her universe- fights the Anti-Monitor and dies. Her death deeply affects the surviving main characters, specially Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} who are left heart-broken. Shortly after Franchise/TheFlash (Barry Allen) also dies while trying to stop the Anti-Monitor's machines, and his sidekick Wally West becomes the next Flash.



* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]: [[spoiler: Oh, Sophie, we hardly knew ye]].

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* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} ''Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]: [[spoiler: Chronicles'':
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Oh, Sophie, [[spoiler:Sophie]], we hardly knew ye]].ye.



*** [[spoiler: Fire World reverses this by having Gywneth write Gwillana [[RewritingReality back into reality]].]]

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*** ** [[spoiler: Fire World reverses this by having Gywneth write Gwillana [[RewritingReality back into reality]].]]
22nd Apr '17 5:59:06 PM nombretomado
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* Virtually every single one of Sonic and Shadow's friends qualify in ''SuperMarioBrosZ'', and it served to show just how much of a ruthless and horrific monster Mecha Sonic became, as well as the bleakness of the situation of fighting against him.

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* Virtually every single one of Sonic and Shadow's friends qualify in ''SuperMarioBrosZ'', ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'', and it served to show just how much of a ruthless and horrific monster Mecha Sonic became, as well as the bleakness of the situation of fighting against him.
27th Mar '17 8:33:51 PM SbenLives
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* ''FanFic/AMinorMiscalculation'' has [[TheDragon Nui]] brutally murder Mataro at the end of the first act, mere chapters after the latter was developed into a potential [[TheRival recurring rival]] for Ryuko.
4th Jan '17 9:36:30 AM IndustriousArc
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': In the dramatic retelling of Fire Emblem Fates, during the moment in chapter 2 when Kaze and Rinkah are meant to be executed but end up being saved, this fic instead opts to go through with the execution, ''by'' the main character no less. The action horrified fans of the characters and established that [[AnyoneCanDie anyone really can die.]]
20th Dec '16 11:13:38 PM Xtifr
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* Adaon, son of the chief bard Taliesin, in ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain The Black Cauldron]]''. He had become a close friend and confidante of protagonist Taran and Taran's other friends, and his death changed Taran forever. Later, in ''The High King'', Coll son of Collfrewr and King Rhun of Mona also become Sacrificial Lions. Coll is particularly gut-wrenching for the reader because he helped raise Taran from infancy.

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* Adaon, son of the chief bard Taliesin, in ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain The Black Cauldron]]''. He had become a close friend and confidante of protagonist Taran and Taran's other friends, and his death changed Taran forever. Later, in ''The High King'', Coll son of Collfrewr and King Rhun of Mona also become Sacrificial Lions. Coll is particularly gut-wrenching for the reader because he helped raise Taran from infancy.
1st Dec '16 10:49:38 PM WhatTheSpoot
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* Jason Todd is most famous for being this in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', as his death essentially just served to [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore raise]] [[AnyoneCanDie the]] [[DarkerAndEdgier stakes]] for the Bat-franchise. After a few decades of [[MyGreatestFailure haunting Batman]], he got better. Or [[CameBackWrong worse]], depending on who you ask.
26th Nov '16 3:29:50 PM nombretomado
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* If he didn't come BackFromTheDead, Aslan would be a quite literal example in ''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]''.

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* If he didn't come BackFromTheDead, Aslan would be a quite literal example in ''[[ChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]''.''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''.
12th Nov '16 2:00:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Boromir from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is a Stealth Sacrificial Lion. He's given as much CharacterDevelopment as any of the other members of the Fellowship of the Ring, and then is given a BadAss death to show just how much meaner than normal orcs the Uruk-hai happen to be.

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* Boromir from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is a Stealth Sacrificial Lion. He's given as much CharacterDevelopment as any of the other members of the Fellowship of the Ring, and then is given a BadAss badass death to show just how much meaner than normal orcs the Uruk-hai happen to be.
27th Oct '16 1:58:12 PM Tyk5919
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* The ''Song of Dragons'' trilogy in the ''Literature/DragonsOfRequiem'' series started off by killing only one major character--[[ADeathInTheLimelight in the same chapter she was introduced in]]. But then Benedictus, who is central to the trilogy's plot and arguably one of the main characters with the strongest amount of PlotArmor, is killed at the end of the second novel to show that all bets were off by the third novel.
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