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17th Jul '17 2:54:03 AM ClintEastwood
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** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime World Enough and Time]]". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]]. However, the episode that follows, "The Doctor Falls", puts a '''major''' twist on the matter to stand the trope on its head: [[spoiler: Bill still has her identity and the episode focuses more on her struggle than the Doctor's guilt; she and he end up making a Last Stand against the other Cybermen. And thanks to her now-partially alien soulmate returning to her afterward, Bill is freed of her Cyber-body and goes on to Ascend To A Higher Plane of Existence -- ''free and happy'']].

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** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime World Enough and Time]]". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, HeelFaceTurn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]]. However, the episode that follows, "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E12TheDoctorFalls The Doctor Falls", Falls]]", puts a '''major''' twist on the matter to stand the trope on its head: [[spoiler: Bill still has her identity and the episode focuses more on her struggle than the Doctor's guilt; she and he end up making a Last Stand against the other Cybermen. And thanks to her now-partially alien soulmate returning to her afterward, Bill is freed of her Cyber-body and goes on to Ascend To A Higher Plane of Existence -- ''free and happy'']].
17th Jul '17 2:43:07 AM ClintEastwood
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17th Jul '17 2:43:04 AM ClintEastwood
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** In "Terror of the Autons", the Master kills a scientist by shrinking him, and then makes a point of stuffing the tiny body in the scientist's lunchbox for the Doctor to find later.
** Peri in "Mindwarp", the first time a female companion had been killed off since the William Hartnell era. After several serials of her being objectified and abused in a kinky sort of way by every villain, she gets a TraumaticHaircut, a MindRape and is murdered, her brain is physically removed and replaced with that of a foul sluglike anarcho-capitalist baddie. Then her possessed body is killed by a warrior king who had fallen in love with her. ...Well, apart from that nonsensical last-minute ending that says she decided to stay and get married to the king added when Colin Baker complained about how mean-spirited a death this was.
** In "Death in Heaven" Osgood was killed by the Master purely because a) The Doctor liked her and b) Steven Moffat wanted to show that The Master was still evil even though she was a woman. He admitted saying “Osgood was the one we flung on the fire to make the Master burn brighter.” Luckily, it was later revealed that [[spoiler:either the original Osgood or her Zygon double was still alive, and she refused on principle to explain which one she was. The same story ends with ''another'' Osgood duplicate being created, as well]].
** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "World Enough and Time". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]]. However, the episode that follows, "The Doctor Falls", puts a '''major''' twist on the matter to stand the trope on its head: [[spoiler: Bill still has her identity and the episode focuses more on her struggle than the Doctor's guilt; she and he end up making a Last Stand against the other Cybermen. And thanks to her now-partially alien soulmate returning to her afterward, Bill is freed of her Cyber-body and goes on to Ascend To A Higher Plane of Existence -- ''free and happy'']].

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** In "Terror "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons Terror of the Autons", Autons]]", the Master kills a scientist by shrinking him, and then makes a point of stuffing the tiny body in the scientist's lunchbox for the Doctor to find later.
** Peri in "Mindwarp", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]", the first time a female companion had been killed off since the William Hartnell Creator/WilliamHartnell era. After several serials of her being objectified and abused in a kinky sort of way by every villain, she gets a TraumaticHaircut, a MindRape and is murdered, her brain is physically removed and replaced with that of a foul sluglike anarcho-capitalist baddie. Then her possessed body is killed by a warrior king who had fallen in love with her. ...Well, apart from that nonsensical last-minute ending that says she decided to stay and get married to the king added when Colin Baker Creator/ColinBaker complained about how mean-spirited a death this was.
** In "Death "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven" Heaven]]" Osgood was killed by the Master purely because a) The Doctor liked her and b) Steven Moffat Creator/StevenMoffat wanted to show that The Master was still evil even though she was a woman. He admitted saying “Osgood was the one we flung on the fire to make the Master burn brighter.” Luckily, it was later revealed that [[spoiler:either the original Osgood or her Zygon double was still alive, and she refused on principle to explain which one she was. The same story ends with ''another'' Osgood duplicate being created, as well]].
** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "World "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime World Enough and Time".Time]]". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]]. However, the episode that follows, "The Doctor Falls", puts a '''major''' twist on the matter to stand the trope on its head: [[spoiler: Bill still has her identity and the episode focuses more on her struggle than the Doctor's guilt; she and he end up making a Last Stand against the other Cybermen. And thanks to her now-partially alien soulmate returning to her afterward, Bill is freed of her Cyber-body and goes on to Ascend To A Higher Plane of Existence -- ''free and happy'']].
7th Jul '17 7:53:14 AM Sapphirea2
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** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "World Enough and Time". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]].

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** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "World Enough and Time". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]]. However, the episode that follows, "The Doctor Falls", puts a '''major''' twist on the matter to stand the trope on its head: [[spoiler: Bill still has her identity and the episode focuses more on her struggle than the Doctor's guilt; she and he end up making a Last Stand against the other Cybermen. And thanks to her now-partially alien soulmate returning to her afterward, Bill is freed of her Cyber-body and goes on to Ascend To A Higher Plane of Existence -- ''free and happy'']].
6th Jul '17 8:48:45 AM Eagal
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This entire page is full of errors and needs to be completely revised. The trope has to deal with a friend or love interest, etc. being killed and 'delivered' in some sort of way, ie sent in pieces in a box, stuffed in their fridge, left to be found in the closet or mailbox or hung up by the chimney with care. If a villain murders the person in front of the hero or does something awful and the hero just gets word of it then it doesn't fit the trope. Serving to provide angst and drive the character to a breaking point or such is not enough and is a trope all it's own. Without actually being 'stuffed in a fridge' or in other words 'killed - often gruesomely - and left or delivered to the person by means similar to stuffing them in a chest or box or anywhere left to be found and elicit shock' then it is not this trope. Please fix it.



5th Jul '17 10:24:47 PM DavidFuckingHoke
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This entire page is full of errors and needs to be completely revised. The trope has to deal with a friend or love interest, etc. being killed and 'delivered' in some sort of way, ie sent in pieces in a box, stuffed in their fridge, left to be found in the closet or mailbox or hung up by the chimney with care. If a villain murders the person in front of the hero or does something awful and the hero just gets word of it then it doesn't fit the trope. Serving to provide angst and drive the character to a breaking point or such is not enough and is a trope all it's own. Without actually being 'stuffed in a fridge' or in other words 'killed - often gruesomely - and left or delivered to the person by means similar to stuffing them in a chest or box or anywhere left to be found and elicit shock' then it is not this trope. Please fix it.



5th Jul '17 10:08:46 PM DavidFuckingHoke
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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Kaoru is [[spoiler: stabbed through the heart by Enishi and has an X-shaped scar carved onto her left cheek just as Kenshin's, and is left nailed to the dojo wall, slumped in a pool of her own blood. The gruesome display was meant to send Kenshin [[DespairEventHorizon over the edge with grief]], knowing that he [[ILetGwenStacyDie failed to save his second love]]. [[HeroicBSOD It works really well]]. [[DisneyDeath She ain't dead after all]].]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' kicks off its final story arc with this, with its BigBad Sailor Galaxia being introduced to the readers by having her murder Mamoru right in front of 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 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]].

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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Kaoru is [[spoiler: stabbed through the heart by Enishi and has an X-shaped scar carved onto her left cheek just as Kenshin's, and is left nailed to the dojo wall, slumped in a pool of her own blood. The gruesome display was meant to send Kenshin [[DespairEventHorizon over the edge with grief]], knowing that he [[ILetGwenStacyDie failed to save his second love]]. [[HeroicBSOD It works really well]]. [[DisneyDeath She ain't dead after all]].]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' kicks off its final story arc with this, with its BigBad Sailor Galaxia being introduced to the readers by having her murder Mamoru right in front of 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 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]].
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2nd Jul '17 5:16:36 AM k33nbl4c3
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** [[spoiler: Rolo's]] killing of [[spoiler: Shirley]], at least from a plot point of view serves primarily to distress [[spoiler: Lelouch, and drive him to work towards eliminating the Geass altogether.]]
25th Jun '17 11:18:09 PM Eagal
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** In "The Daleks' Master Plan", the Doctor's new companion Katarina, a Trojan priestess, is randomly attacked by a criminal rapist and blows herself out of the airlock to kill both him and herself. Since Katarina is not actually aware of how airlocks work and actually believes herself to be dead and the Doctor to be Zeus, it isn't even really a HeroicSacrifice as she doesn't appear to understand what she's doing. It's mostly to [[ThePlotReaper get a useless character out of the picture]] while piling on trauma for the Doctor and Steven. TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth is discussed and there are long shots of her dead body floating about in space while the Doctor looks on in shock.



** In "Logopolis", the destruction of Nyssa's planet is done mostly to pour trauma on her. Which might have been received better had that trauma been used more properly.



** In "The Age of Steel" Jackie is turned into a Cybus/Cyberman to pile emotional distress on her husband and Alt daughter.



** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "World Enough and Time". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Saxon!Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]].

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** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "World Enough and Time". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Saxon!Master]] Harold Saxon Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]].
25th Jun '17 11:15:22 PM Eagal
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** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "World Enough and Time" has one of the worst examples of this yet. [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Saxon!Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]].

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** The {{Cliffhanger}} of "World Enough and Time" has one of the worst examples of this yet.Time". [[spoiler: Bill Potts is converted into a Mondasian Cyberman]] thanks to the [[spoiler: Harold Saxon Master]] stepping in ''just before'' the Doctor was arriving to rescue them. This is specifically done by [[spoiler: Saxon!Master]] in order to not only enrage and anguish the Doctor but also to [[spoiler: encourage Saxon's future self, Missy, ''not'' to go through with her Heel-Face Turn, since the Doctor will resent her for this even if she doesn't remember doing it]].
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