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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.]]
5th Feb '17 7:02:54 PM ShorinBJ
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** [[spoiler:Jenny Calendar is killed by Angelus and left in her lover Rupert Giles' bedroom, along with a number of things to make the latter initially believe that she has arrived in his home for a romantic rendezvous]].
** [[spoiler: The murder of Ms. Calendar is a significant point of contention between the members of the Scooby Gang, one that threatens to destroy Buffy's friendship with Xander and relationship with Giles, particularly when it is revealed that Angel is alive and back on Earth. The First Evil, the Buffyverse's equivalent of Satan, also took the form of Ms. Calendar]].
** While [[spoiler: Angelus]] went out of his way to make [[spoiler: Jenny]]'s death as painful as possible for the other heroes, he actually didn't kill her solely for the purpose of doing so. [[spoiler: She had been trying to restore his soul, which would have turned him back into the guilt-ridden Angel]].
** Drucilla was deliberately driven mad by Angel's torture and murder of her family and friends. He also leaves Buffy a sketch he made of Joyce in her sleep, telling Buffy that he planned to stuff her into a fridge as well (she stopped this). And then at some point in the past there was [[NoodleIncident the puppy...]]

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** [[spoiler:Jenny Calendar is killed by Angelus and left in her lover Rupert Giles' bedroom, along with a number of things rose petals and champagne to make the latter initially believe that she has arrived in his home for a romantic rendezvous]].
** [[spoiler: The murder of Ms. Calendar is a significant point of contention between the members of the Scooby Gang, one that threatens to destroy Buffy's friendship with Xander and relationship with Giles, particularly when it is revealed that Angel is alive and back on Earth. The First Evil, the Buffyverse's equivalent of Satan, also took the form of Ms. Calendar]].
** While [[spoiler: Angelus]] went out of his way to make [[spoiler: Jenny]]'s death as painful as possible for the other heroes, he actually didn't kill her solely for the purpose of doing so. [[spoiler: She had been trying to restore his soul, which would have turned him back into the guilt-ridden Angel]].
** Drucilla
Drusilla was deliberately driven mad by Angel's torture and murder of her family and friends. He also leaves Buffy a sketch he made of Joyce in her sleep, telling Buffy that he planned to stuff her into a fridge as well (she stopped this). And then at some point in the past there was [[NoodleIncident the puppy...]]



** [[spoiler: Tara in Season 6, her]] death occuring for the sole purpose of pushing [[spoiler: Willow]] over the edge and [[spoiler: transforming her into Dark Willow, the season's Big Bad]].

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** [[spoiler: Tara [[spoiler:Tara in Season 6, her]] death occuring for the sole purpose of pushing [[spoiler: Willow]] [[spoiler:Willow]] over the edge and [[spoiler: transforming [[spoiler:transforming her into Dark Willow, the season's Big Bad]].
3rd Feb '17 9:59:50 AM Gosicrystal
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** In a now LostForever 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.]]

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** In a now LostForever 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.]]
3rd Feb '17 8:32:04 AM Zubon
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** Poor Sue Dibny, wife of the ComicBook/ElongatedMan, got a lo of this, both in-story ''and'' out. Her mysterious murder was 1) the impetus of a company-wide CrisisCrossover in which it was revealed that she was 2) murdered by [[spoiler:Jean Loring]] in a convoluted attempt to make [[spoiler:her ex-husband ComicBook/TheAtom/Ray Palmer love her again]], ''and'' it was revealed that she was 3) raped years ago, which had provoked a number of retconned events from the DC universe's past, which were 4) used to fuel future drama and storylines in the other DC titles.

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** Poor Sue Dibny, wife of the ComicBook/ElongatedMan, got a lo lot of this, both in-story ''and'' out. Her mysterious murder was 1) the impetus of a company-wide CrisisCrossover in which it was revealed that she was 2) murdered by [[spoiler:Jean Loring]] in a convoluted attempt to make [[spoiler:her ex-husband ComicBook/TheAtom/Ray Palmer love her again]], ''and'' it was revealed that she was 3) raped years ago, which had provoked a number of retconned events from the DC universe's past, which were 4) used to fuel future drama and storylines in the other DC titles.
8th Jan '17 11:32:50 AM nombretomado
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* Just as the [[Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}} 2099 version of]] [[Comicbook/ThePunisher2099 the Punisher]] was starting to get his life back together, thanks to his girlfriend Kerry, Fearmaster decided to send a message to him and [[TakenForGranite turned her to glass.]]

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* Just as the [[Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}} [[ComicBook/Marvel2099 2099 version of]] [[Comicbook/ThePunisher2099 the Punisher]] was starting to get his life back together, thanks to his girlfriend Kerry, Fearmaster decided to send a message to him and [[TakenForGranite turned her to glass.]]
29th Dec '16 9:37:08 AM Mhazard
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If the love interest who gets Stuffed Into the Fridge remains relevant to the ongoing story, continuing to be loved and missed by living characters, sometimes to the point of appearing in flashbacks and dream sequences, and is the standard by which any subsequent love interests are measured by, she "graduates" to being a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]]--in quotation marks as the trope still needs to be handled with care to avoid being tasteless. Related to MenAreTheExpendableGender as that trope is part of the reason this trope applies more to women.

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If the love interest who gets Stuffed Into the Fridge remains relevant to the ongoing story, continuing to be loved and missed by living characters, sometimes to the point of appearing in flashbacks and dream sequences, and is the standard by which any subsequent love interests are measured by, she "graduates" to being a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]]--in quotation marks as the trope still needs to be handled with care to avoid being tasteless. The aforementioned scenario also guarantees to have the survivor becoming a CrusadingWidower. Related to MenAreTheExpendableGender as that trope is part of the reason this trope applies more to women.
20th Dec '16 7:30:32 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* A rare male example in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}}'' Sabrina's lover, [[OriginalCharacter Atsushi]] and her young apprentice Britany killed when she is mind-controlled by a Rocket psychic to destroy Saffron. Sabrina swears revenge on the psychic that did this to her.

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* A rare male example in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}}'' Sabrina's lover, ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}};'' [[OriginalCharacter Atsushi]] and her young apprentice Britany Brittany are killed when she is when they get mind-controlled by a Rocket psychic to destroy Saffron. Sabrina (Atsushi's lover) swears revenge on the psychic that did this to her.
20th Dec '16 7:27:20 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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The name of the trope comes from a storyline in ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', in which the villain Major Force leaves the corpse of Kyle Rayner's girlfriend, Alexandra [=DeWitt=], literally stuffed into a refrigerator for him to find. Years later, Major Force repeated the gimmick with Kyle's mother in an oven. It was just a trick with a mannequin that time.

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The name of the trope comes from a storyline in ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', in which the villain Major Force leaves the corpse of Kyle Rayner's girlfriend, Alexandra [=DeWitt=], literally stuffed into a refrigerator for him to find. Years later, Major Force repeated the gimmick with Kyle's mother in an oven. It was just a trick with a mannequin that time.
time, though.
27th Nov '16 11:40:55 AM nendroid
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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has an example with [[spoiler:Pip Bernadotte, who dies after Zorin Blitz stabs him while he's trying to carry a blind and mutilated Seras to safety.]] Seras breaks down in tears, and is pushed over the edge when Zorin mocks [[spoiler:Pip]]'s death, calling him 'a mere insect'. [[spoiler:Seras responds by drinking his blood and becoming a fully-fledged vampire, and going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, culminating in her painting the wall with Zorin's face.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has an a rare male example with [[spoiler:Pip Bernadotte, who dies after Zorin Blitz stabs him while he's trying to carry a blind and mutilated Seras to safety.]] Seras breaks down in tears, and is pushed over the edge when Zorin mocks [[spoiler:Pip]]'s death, calling him 'a mere insect'. [[spoiler:Seras responds by drinking his blood and becoming a fully-fledged vampire, and going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, culminating in her painting the wall with Zorin's face.]]
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