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20th Feb '18 6:31:04 PM Owlorange1995
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** Ulysses Klaue serves as an antagonist for part of ''Film/BlackPanther2018'', but he is killed by Erik Killmonger so that he can enter Wakanda. Erik himself dies from a wound inflicted by Black Panther, choosing to let himself bleed out rather than face life imprisonment.
20th Feb '18 10:07:56 AM ritzoreo
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** In SupermanIII all the villains except the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman super-computer]] make it out alive in the film. Again, just like in Luthor's case, they had no super-powers, which would make their deaths jarring if Superman had allowed them to die.

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** In SupermanIII all the villains except the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman super-computer]] make it out alive in the film. Again, just like in Luthor's case, they had no super-powers, which would make their deaths jarring if Superman had allowed left them to die.their fate.
15th Feb '18 11:20:17 AM ritzoreo
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* ComicBook/LexLuthor survives all the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movies. Killing him would be awkward since Superman is so powerful that he'd have to [[MurderByInaction intentionally refuse to save him]] without a contrived reason why he couldn't. However, it's debatable as to whether he survived being stranded on a desert island in ''Film/SupermanReturns'' with very little food, as this ends the original film series.

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ComicBook/LexLuthor survives all ''all'' the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movies. Killing him would be awkward since Superman is so powerful that he'd have to [[MurderByInaction intentionally refuse to save him]] without a contrived reason why he couldn't. However, it's debatable as to whether he survived being stranded on a desert island in ''Film/SupermanReturns'' with very little food, as this ends the original film series.series.
** In Richard Donner's cut of ''Film/SupermanII'', Zod, Non and Ursa are locked again in the Phantom Zone. This isn't shown in Richard Lester's original version.
** In SupermanIII all the villains except the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman super-computer]] make it out alive in the film. Again, just like in Luthor's case, they had no super-powers, which would make their deaths jarring if Superman had allowed them to die.
** Once again in SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace, the normal human villains (Luthor among them) live to see another day. Only Nuclear Man may have perhaps died, although this is not explicit and even if he did, it falls within the WhatMeasureIsANonHuman territory.
19th Jan '18 11:42:45 AM kyojikasshu
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* Unicron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' dies, although he later returns in the TV show.

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* Unicron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' dies, although he later returns in the TV show. However, his powers are rather limited due to being a disembodied head in orbit around Cybertron, and when left alone is considered harmless.
** [[TheStarscream Starscream]] dies in TheMovie as well, but comes back as a ghost in the series thanks to his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent indestructible spark]].
3rd Jan '18 12:39:46 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is the first MCU film to almost completely avert this. The only villain (in fact, the only ''character'') to die in the movie is Jackson Brice, the first Shocker, and even his [[LegacyCharacter replacement]] survives the film.
24th Dec '17 1:25:50 AM erforce
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* While ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Pyro and Mystique have JokerImmunity on full force in the ''Film/XMen'' movies, plenty of bad guys bite the dust.

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* While ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Pyro and Mystique have JokerImmunity on full force in the ''Film/XMen'' movies, ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', plenty of bad guys bite the dust.
29th Nov '17 1:43:44 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'' many villains are killed in the episode they are introduced. However the majority of them are {{Rogues Gallery Transplant}}s from lesser known heroes while the actual RoguesGallery live and most of the time get away.
** The BigBad of Season 1, the Reverse-Flash, is [[RetGone erased from time]] when his ancestor pulls a HeroicSuicide to ensure he's never born... but thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall his past self is still around to threaten the heroes occasionally. The Season 2 BigBad, Zoom, is dragged off to a FateWorseThanDeath. Both return in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', where Reverse-Flash's messing with time has begun to catch up with him and he's now being hunted by Zoom, who has been turned into a particularly nasty {{Clock Roach|es}} called the Black Flash. [[spoiler:He fails and the Black Flash does him in for good.]]

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'' many villains are killed in the episode they are introduced. However the majority of them are {{Rogues Gallery Transplant}}s from lesser known heroes while the actual RoguesGallery live and most of the time get away.
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** The BigBad of Season 1, the Reverse-Flash, is [[RetGone erased from time]] when his ancestor pulls a HeroicSuicide to ensure he's never born... but thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall his past self is still around to threaten the heroes occasionally. The Season 2 BigBad, Zoom, is dragged off to a FateWorseThanDeath. Both return in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', where Reverse-Flash's messing with time has begun to catch up with him and he's now being hunted by Zoom, who has been turned into a particularly nasty {{Clock Roach|es}} called the Black Flash. [[spoiler:He fails and the Black Flash does him in for good.in.]]


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** As of Season 4, [[spoiler:the Reverse-Flash officially has JokerImmunity, having survived his ''second'' erasure and reappeared in another dimension (even ''he's'' not sure how). He blames the TimeyWimeyBall.]]
24th Nov '17 10:15:06 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** The "major villain dies, minor villain lives" sub-clause is inverted in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' when Batman captures the Joker alive but is unable to prevent Harvey Dent aka Two-Face from falling to his death. Sadly, Nolan did this because he had plans to use Joker in future installments (he thought the original Batman movie should have let Joker live) but Creator/HeathLedger died after the movie was completed, leaving no chance for him to appear in the sequels.

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** The "major villain dies, minor villain lives" sub-clause is inverted in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' when Batman captures the Joker alive but is unable to prevent Harvey Dent aka Two-Face from falling to his death. Sadly, Nolan did this because he had plans to use Joker in future installments (he thought the original Batman movie should have let Joker live) but Creator/HeathLedger died after the movie was completed, leaving no chance for him to appear in the sequels. [[spoiler: The novelization for ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' reveals that the Joker was incarcerated and sentenced to death in the eight years between the films' events.]]



* In ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', the Surfer nearly sacrifices himself to stop Galactus, completely obliterating him in a cosmic shockwave. Doom is seemingly killed at the end of the first film, but returns alive in this film, only to presumably drown when Ben knocks him into the water with a crane.

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* In ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', the Surfer nearly sacrifices himself to stop Galactus, completely obliterating him in a cosmic shockwave. Doom is seemingly killed at the end of the first film, but returns alive in this film, only to presumably drown when Ben knocks him into the water with a crane. [[spoiler: A credits scene with the surfboard hinted at the potential survival of the Surfer in a planned third film, but it was never made.]]
23rd Nov '17 1:40:36 PM veronchung27
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* In the first live action ''{{Film/Transformers}}'' film, all Decepticons in the climatic battle including Megatron die except Starscream and Barricade (the latter probably would have, but they forgot to film the scene). Megatron is brought back to life and survives the sequel, but The Fallen dies. In the third film all major Decepticons and Sentinel Prime are killed. Lockdown is killed at the end of the fourth film, but Megatron, rebuilt as Galvatron, escapes and lives to fight another day.

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* In the first live action ''{{Film/Transformers}}'' film, all Decepticons in the climatic battle including Megatron die except Starscream and Barricade (the latter probably would have, but they forgot to film the scene). Megatron is brought back to life and survives the sequel, but The Fallen dies. In the third film all major Decepticons and Sentinel Prime are killed. Lockdown is killed at the end of the fourth film, but Megatron, rebuilt as Galvatron, escapes and lives to fight another day. Both Megatron and Quintessa survive the fifth film.
23rd Nov '17 8:53:50 AM Saveelich
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** In ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'', the Joker survives. [[JokerImmunity Unsurprisingly]].

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** In ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'', the Joker survives.survives a helicopter crash. [[JokerImmunity Unsurprisingly]].
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