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25th Mar '17 8:43:50 PM Macman541
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** In "Eleven Fifty-Nine" Damien Darhk fatally stabs [[spoiler: Laurel Lance because he made a promise to her father that if he had betrayed him, he would kill his daughter. This then set in motion for Oliver to kill Damien Darhk in "Schism".]]
19th Mar '17 10:27:58 PM Monsund
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** In a now lost comic about [[spoiler: the BadFuture]], not only [[spoiler: Lon'qu]] gets shoved inside the metaphorical fridge -- but so do [[spoiler: Panne]] and [[spoiler: Virion]]. [[spoiler: Panne]]'s demise is also an egregious case of [[spoiler: WomenInRefrigerators and DisposableWoman]], since [[spoiler: she gets killed off ''solely'' to have her already mentally unstable widower Henry go the deep end.]]
19th Mar '17 2:37:52 PM AndyLA
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* During ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'': Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} killed Ryan Choi, the Chinese [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]]. This was basically done to make Deathstroke seem more "hardcore" and provide angst and motivation for Ray Palmer, Choi's white mentor. The [[InternetBackdraft resulting racial controversy]] was huge, and even got coverage on non-comic sites, which lead to DC {{retcon}}ning the incident during the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''. Prior to the retcon, some fans had proposed the term "Minorities in Matchboxes" for this type of situation, where a character of color is killed off to provide angst for a white character.

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* During ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'': Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} killed Ryan Choi, the Chinese [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]]. This was basically done to make Deathstroke seem more "hardcore" and provide angst and motivation for Ray Palmer, Choi's white mentor.mentor (the incident also got Giganta, whom Choi was kinda-sorta {{dating|Catwoman}} at the time, quite PO'ed). The [[InternetBackdraft resulting racial controversy]] was huge, and even got coverage on non-comic sites, which lead to DC {{retcon}}ning the incident during the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''. Prior to the retcon, some fans had proposed the term "Minorities in Matchboxes" for this type of situation, where a character of color is killed off to provide angst for a white character.



** Nearly every [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Red Lantern]] seen so far had people close to them brutally murdered -- the rage they felt over these deaths is what draws the red power rings to them in the first place. Among them are an alien whose mate was eaten by Sinestro Corp member Arkillo, a housecat from Earth whose owner was murdered by a burglar. Their leader Atrocitus has the worst case -- ''his entire space sector'', including his family, was killed by the Guardians' rogue Manhunters. His entire reason for living is to kill the Guardians. The rage that Mera felt over losing her husband (ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}) and her son in addition to the rest of the crap she's had to deal with over the years and her own rather short temper was strong enough to make her a deputy Red Lantern during ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. Guy Gardner briefly became a Red Lantern when Kyle Rayner was killed (he got better).

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** Nearly every [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Red Lantern]] seen so far had people close to them brutally murdered -- the rage they felt over these deaths is what draws the red power rings to them in the first place. Among them are an alien Vice, whose mate was eaten by Sinestro Corp member Arkillo, and Dex-Starr, a housecat from Earth whose owner was murdered by a burglar. Their leader Atrocitus has the worst case -- ''his entire space sector'', including his family, was killed by the Guardians' rogue Manhunters. His entire reason for living is to kill the Guardians. The rage that Mera felt over losing her husband (ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}) and her son in addition to the rest of the crap she's had to deal with over the years and her own rather short temper was strong enough to make her a deputy Red Lantern during ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. Guy Gardner briefly became a Red Lantern when Kyle Rayner was killed (he got better).
19th Mar '17 2:16:08 PM AndyLA
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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' kicks off its final story arc with this, with its BigBad Sailor Galaxia being introduced to the readers by having her murder the titular character's love interest right in front of her. [[FromBadToWorse She goes on to do that with most of the manga's cast]] putting Usagi through a massive TraumaCongaLine, but even then she wasn't through, reviving all them under her control sicking them on Usagi, forcing her to kill them while maintaining the hope of reviving them later, but Galaxia grabs their [[OurSoulsAreDifferent Star Seeds]] and [[DeaderThanDead destroys them]].

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' kicks off its final story arc with this, with its BigBad Sailor Galaxia being introduced to the readers by having her murder the titular character's love interest Mamoru right in front of her. Usagi's eyes. [[FromBadToWorse She goes on to do that with most of the manga's cast]] putting Usagi through a massive TraumaCongaLine, but even then she wasn't through, reviving all them under her control and sicking them on Usagi, Sailor Moon, forcing her to kill them while maintaining the hope of reviving them later, but Galaxia grabs their [[OurSoulsAreDifferent Star Seeds]] and [[DeaderThanDead destroys them]].



* Since ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' was about the dead returning as intelligent but soulless zombies with the intent of overwhelming and feeding on various emotional reactions, ripping each victim's heart out in the process, it was conceptually predisposed to this trope from the beginning. Several characters, both male and female, were killed just to get a rise out of other characters. The textbook example of this trope, though, was [[spoiler: Gen, the girlfriend of [[ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} Jason Rusch]], who was [[NightmareFuel turned to salt and had her heart ripped out (simultaneously)]] while Jason got a front row seat inside her killer's head]]. On the topic of ComicBook/BlackestNight, Alex, the TropeCodifier as shown above, came back to life. In a fridge. A fridge with a Black Lantern Corps magnet. Alex came out of it, and Kyle found the moment a considerable step down. She also pulls Kyle and his current girlfriend ''into'' the fridge in an attempt to kill them.

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* Since ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' was about the dead returning as intelligent but soulless zombies with the intent of overwhelming and feeding on various emotional reactions, ripping each victim's heart out in the process, it was conceptually predisposed to this trope from the beginning. Several characters, both male and female, were killed just to get a rise out of other characters. The textbook example of this trope, though, was [[spoiler: Gen, the girlfriend of [[ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} Jason Rusch]], who was [[NightmareFuel turned to salt and had her heart ripped out (simultaneously)]] while Jason got a front row seat inside her killer's - a revived and powered Ronnie Raymond, a.k.a. the original Firestorm - head]]. On the topic of ComicBook/BlackestNight, Alex, the TropeCodifier as shown above, came back to life. In a fridge. A fridge with a Black Lantern Corps magnet. Alex came out of it, and Kyle found the moment a considerable step down. She also pulls Kyle and Soranik, his current girlfriend girlfriend, ''into'' the fridge in an attempt to kill them.
28th Feb '17 12:25:24 PM eroock
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** This was actually criticized by the character found in such a position, and he made implications about the writers being murderers, as his Universe was as real as ours. Oddly enough, he didn't think of thanking them for ''creating him and his world'' ([[http://www.wikinfo.org/index.php/Reality_of_fiction or not?]]) in the first place.

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** This was actually criticized by the character found in such a position, and he made implications about the writers being murderers, as his Universe was as real as ours. Oddly enough, he didn't think of thanking them for ''creating him and his world'' ([[http://www.([[https://web.archive.org/web/20111020215142/http://www.wikinfo.org/index.php/Reality_of_fiction or not?]]) in the first place.
26th Feb '17 5:55:45 PM Mhazard
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A character is killed off in a particularly gruesome manner and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay left to be found]] just to offend or insult someone, or to cause someone serious anguish. The usual victims are those [[FriendlyTarget who matter to the hero]], specifically [[HeterosexualLifePartners best buddies]], love interests, and {{sidekick}}s. In some cases, the doomed character may be killed by natural forces or by a character who doesn't have the intent to cause someone else angst--in this case, the intent comes from the writer, who wants to rouse strong emotions in another character. If the said character was killed by a villain, this guarantees to become a motivation for a {{Revenge}} plot.

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A character is killed off in a particularly gruesome manner and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay left to be found]] just to offend or insult someone, or to cause someone serious anguish. The usual victims are those [[FriendlyTarget who matter to the hero]], specifically [[HeterosexualLifePartners best buddies]], love interests, and {{sidekick}}s. In some cases, the doomed character may be killed by natural forces or by a character who doesn't have the intent to cause someone else angst--in this case, the intent comes from the writer, who wants to rouse strong emotions in another character. If the said character was killed by a villain, this guarantees to become a motivation for a {{Revenge}} plot.
plot or an immediate RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
26th Feb '17 11:37:21 AM eroock
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* Maximus' family in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', as seen in the page quote.
26th Feb '17 11:35:27 AM eroock
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->''"They tell me your son squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife moaned like a whore when they ravished her… again… and again… and again."''
-->-- '''Commodus''', ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''

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->''"They tell me your son squealed like ->''"Do you have any major appliances that ''don't'' come with a girl when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife moaned like a whore when they ravished her… again… and again… and again."''
dead body in it?"''
-->-- '''Commodus''', ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''
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8th Feb '17 9:20:26 AM ArthurEld
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* In what is likely the ''only'' case of the ''protagonist'' of a story using this Trope (and the victim doesn't actually die, at least it's assumed she survives) in ''Film/KillBill'', the Bride severs Sofie Fatale's second arm (she lost the first earlier) and then shoves her down a hill to leave a warning for Bill.

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* In what is likely the ''only'' case of the ''protagonist'' of a story using this Trope (and the victim doesn't actually die, at least it's assumed she survives) in ''Film/KillBill'', *''Film/KillBill'', the Bride severs Sofie Fatale's second arm (she lost the first earlier) and then shoves her down a hill to leave a warning for Bill.
8th Feb '17 9:06:21 AM ArthurEld
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** In the Season 3 premiere, [[spoiler:Sara herself, the Canary]] is randomly killed off, and to add insult to injury has her body literally put in a fridge for a while afterwards before she's buried. In an unusual case she was actually fridged for the sake of her [[spoiler: untrained sister Laurel, to motivate her try and become a vigilante.]] This resulted in such a gigantic backlash that not only was she later brought back to life, but made part of a superhero team on a whole other show.
** [[spoiler:In the fourth season, Laurel Lance, the Black Canary, is magically restrained by Damien Darhk and then stabbed with one of Oliver's arrows. On her deathbed, she acknowledges that Oliver was always the love of her life, but encourages him to find his way back to Felicity. Yes: Laurel, the Black Canary, was fridged, and used her final words to prop up the Oliver/Felicity pairing.]]
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