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23rd Aug '16 5:50:20 AM 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, or a motivation for a RoaringRamageofRevenge. 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.

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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, or a motivation for a RoaringRamageofRevenge.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.
character. If the said character was killed by a villain, this guarantees to become a motivation for a {{Revenge}} plot.
23rd Aug '16 5:49:03 AM 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.

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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.anguish, or a motivation for a RoaringRamageofRevenge. 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.
20th Aug '16 3:23:06 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* A male example occurs in the season one finale of ''Series/Bitten''. The episode concludes with the [[spoiler:Daniel Santos's Mutt rebellion]] threat supposedly neutralized, only to reveal that [[spoiler:Daniel Santos was not actually the mastermind of the uprisings—the real mastermind, Malcolm Danvers, is still at large, and has sent Elena Michaels a "declaration of war" in the form of her human lover Philip's severed head, left sitting on her bed in the Danvers mansion.]] In this case, [[spoiler:Philip's]] gruesome death serves as a motivator for the pack to hunt down [[spoiler:Malcolm,]] particularly [[spoiler:Elena]]—for whom the fight turns very personal.

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* A male example occurs in the season one finale of ''Series/Bitten''.''Series/{{Bitten}}''. The episode concludes with the [[spoiler:Daniel Santos's Mutt rebellion]] threat supposedly neutralized, only to reveal that [[spoiler:Daniel Santos was not actually the mastermind of the uprisings—the real mastermind, Malcolm Danvers, is still at large, and has sent Elena Michaels a "declaration of war" in the form of her human lover Philip's severed head, left sitting on her bed in the Danvers mansion.]] In this case, [[spoiler:Philip's]] gruesome death serves as a motivator for the pack to hunt down [[spoiler:Malcolm,]] particularly [[spoiler:Elena]]—for whom the fight turns very personal.
20th Aug '16 3:10:41 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* It's kind of a {{Memetic Mutation}} in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' fandom to have [[spoiler: [[MasterSwordsman Lon'qu]] ]] fridged via being [[spoiler: shot with arrows]], in fanworks related to [[spoiler: the BadFuture]]. This is because of the ''massive'' popularity of the [[spoiler: Lon'qu x Lissa]] pairing, how in their supports [[spoiler: Lon'qu ''does'' get (non-fatally) shot to protect her]], ''and'' the canon fact that [[spoiler: Lissa's husband canonly died protecting their kid Owain from arrows.]] [[http://feanons.dreamwidth.org/992.html?thread=504544#cmt504544 Discussed here.]]

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* It's kind of a {{Memetic Mutation}} in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' fandom to have [[spoiler: [[MasterSwordsman Lon'qu]] ]] Lon'qu]]]] fridged via being [[spoiler: shot [[spoiler:shot with arrows]], in fanworks related to [[spoiler: the BadFuture]]. This is because of the ''massive'' popularity of the [[spoiler: Lon'qu x Lissa]] pairing, how in their supports [[spoiler: Lon'qu ''does'' get (non-fatally) shot to protect her]], ''and'' the canon fact that [[spoiler: Lissa's husband canonly died protecting their kid Owain from arrows.]] [[http://feanons.dreamwidth.org/992.html?thread=504544#cmt504544 Discussed here.]]
19th Aug '16 6:43:30 AM AliceM
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* ''Series/NineteenTwo'': In the English version, [[spoiler: Amelie's death's sole purpose is to create angst and sow a rift between her lover, Ben, and her brother, Nick.]]
15th Aug '16 4:22:03 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Fool Moon]]'', Harry's never-before-mentioned apprentice is killed by a super-powered werewolf to give Harry personal motivation in finding the monster. To solidify the fact that she was both this trope and also a DisposableWoman, when Harry gets [[spoiler: Molly Carpenter]] as his apprentice several books later, Harry acts like he never had a prior apprentice.
3rd Aug '16 6:09:37 AM 24601is2460done
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* In ''Literature/AshAndCinders'' Cinder and Azoc's mother was killed before the story even starts. As if being orphaned wasn't bad enough, Cinder later discovers her mother, a Nymph, ''was going to be used for firewood''. Her death breeds animosity between Cinder/Azoc and their WickedStepmother Phira.
31st Jul '16 3:16:40 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* While [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve Rogers]] was previously [[HumanPopsicle refrigerated]] to further his ''own'' plot, ''Series/AgentCarter'' takes that set-up and runs with it, with love interest and usual fridge target Peggy Carter becoming the hero of her own story. From her perspective, Steve was absolutely fridged, and she feels guilty for not saving him. But just to be safe, Peggy's roommate is also fridged in her second scene, shot in the head by an assassin while Peggy was trying to defuse a bomb. Her death causes Peggy to distance herself from Jarvis and Angie, believing she can only get the people she loves killed.

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* While [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve Rogers]] was previously [[HumanPopsicle refrigerated]] to further his ''own'' plot, ''Series/AgentCarter'' takes that set-up and runs with it, with love interest and usual fridge target Peggy Carter becoming the hero of her own story. From her perspective, Steve was absolutely fridged, and she feels guilty for not saving him. But just to be safe, Peggy's roommate is also fridged in her second scene, shot in the head by an assassin while Peggy was trying to defuse a bomb. Her death causes Peggy to distance herself from Jarvis and Angie, believing she can only get the people she loves killed. killed, a thought backed up by the fact her brother died in the war after attempting to recruit her into intelligence.
18th Jul '16 4:17:45 AM KandC
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** Played with again in the sixth season finale. [[spoiler: The explosion of the sept kills Margaery, which would devastate Tommen for years to come - oops, he crossed the DespairEventHorizon instead and walked out his window. Thus, Tommen's death is played ramrod straight for Cersei, shattering her emotionally, which is shown when she sits on the Iron throne as Queen at the end. At the moment of her greatest triumph and the height of her power, she looks absolutely dead inside.]]
10th Jul '16 4:39:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BrokenSaints'', Shandala's [[spoiler:mother, then later, pet cat]] are fridged by Lear as part of his plan to drive her across the DespairEventHorizon so she can [[spoiler:become a living component of his KillSat weapon system.]] This is an interesting case in that it involves the planning of two identically similar deaths, done several years apart, with the second death providing the victim with final push towards [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insanity]].

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* In ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', Shandala's [[spoiler:mother, then later, pet cat]] are fridged by Lear as part of his plan to drive her across the DespairEventHorizon so she can [[spoiler:become a living component of his KillSat weapon system.]] This is an interesting case in that it involves the planning of two identically similar deaths, done several years apart, with the second death providing the victim with final push towards [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insanity]].
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