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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 Rogue's Gallery 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. In Season 2, Zoom is dragged off to a FateWorseThanDeath (but then Barry messes with time even more, so who knows how the TimeyWimeyBall will affect things).

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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 Rogue's Gallery 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. In Season 2, Zoom is dragged off to a FateWorseThanDeath (but then Barry messes with time even more, so who knows how the TimeyWimeyBall will affect things).FateWorseThanDeath.



** The end of season 2 started playing things straight and wiped out nearly all the recurring villains, leaving only Ward remaining as an active threat (of other survivors, Quinn is an ''in''active threat, not having been seen since Season One; and Cal voluntarily submits to mindwiping). Season Three similarly kills off its villains (including Ward) and leaves only one or two survivors, neither of which were flat-out bad guys: Radcliffe was more amoral and in over his head, and was perfectly happy to side with SHIELD when given the chance; while James had been brainwashed into helping the BigBad.

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** The end of season 2 started playing things straight straight, and wiped out from then on nearly all the recurring villains, leaving only Ward remaining villains would be killed off eventually. Even if a lesser villain survived the season, they'd likely return next season as an active a bigger threat (of other survivors, Quinn is an ''in''active threat, not having only to get killed there. So far, the only bad guys to truly escape this fate include Ian Quinn, who ran and hasn't been seen since Season One; and Cal Cal, who voluntarily submits submitted to mindwiping). Season Three similarly kills off its villains (including Ward) mindwiping; and leaves James, who only one or two survivors, neither of which were flat-out bad guys: Radcliffe helped the BigBad in the first place because he was more amoral and in over his head, and was perfectly happy to side with SHIELD when given the chance; while James had been brainwashed into helping the BigBad.(he returns in a later episode as a ''willing'' bad guy with another group, but gets taken in alive).
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* In ''VideoGame/ThePunisher'', both Bushwacker and Jigsaw are killed by Castle.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Joker in the past is killed by Tim Drake who had been MindRaped at his hands and in the future Terry destroys the chip brainwashing the adult Tim Drake, thus killing the Joker for good. Harley Quinn also supposedly dies in the same flashback that the Joker was, but a scene at the end of the film reveals that she survived and is now the grandma of the Dee-Dees.
* In the animated ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'' film, Dormammu and Baron Mordo both die.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' [=KGBeast=] is killed within the first ten minutes. Killer Shark and the Black Spider are also killed by the end, and Killer Frost and Amanda Waller may or may not have died as well.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies'' Metallo is killed under Lex Luthor's orders.
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** In the 1989 film, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker himself is killed by [[VisualPun having his leg tied to]] a gargoyle while trying to escape via helicopter, before [[DisneyVillainDeath slowly being dragged off the ladder and falling to his death]].
** Penguin dies of several injuries and being poisoned by the toxic waters of his own base, and is given a funeral by his penguin minions at the end of ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} seems to die, but they NeverFoundTheBody (though they found the corpse of the guy she was [[TakingYouWithMe Taking With Her]]), and evidence shown later suggests she's still alive.

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** In the 1989 film, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker himself is killed by [[VisualPun having his leg tied to]] a gargoyle while trying to escape via helicopter, before [[DisneyVillainDeath slowly being dragged off the ladder and falling to his death]].
** Penguin dies of several injuries and being poisoned by the toxic waters of his own base, and is given a funeral by his penguin minions at the end of ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} seems to die, but they NeverFoundTheBody (though they found the corpse of the guy she was [[TakingYouWithMe Taking With with Her]]), and evidence shown later suggests she's still alive.



** In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', Jason Woodrue dies, Poison Ivy is heavily implied to be set for death (They leave her in the same cell with Mr. Freeze, after having realised that she was the one who attempted to kill his wife.), Bane's fate is a little more ambiguous than that (He's alive but severely weakened by Venom withdrawal when we last see him, and the building around him is collapsing- although nothing else is actually shown happening to him afterward, but we see some rubble laying on top of the pool of venom around him when he was devenomized, indicating he was crushed) and Mr. Freeze is definitely alive.

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** In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', Jason Woodrue dies, dies. Poison Ivy is heavily implied to be set for death (They (they leave her in the same cell with Mr. Freeze, after having realised realized that she was the one who attempted to kill his wife.), wife). Bane's fate is a little more ambiguous than that (He's (he's alive but severely weakened by Venom venom withdrawal when we last see him, and the building around him is collapsing- collapsing -- although nothing else is actually shown happening to him afterward, but we see some rubble laying on top of the pool of venom around him when he was devenomized, indicating he was crushed) and crushed). Mr. Freeze is definitely alive.



--->'''The Penguin:''' We must hang together, or most assuredly we shall hang separately.
** Although six mooks' fates are less ambiguous, one getting blown up by the Penguin's exploding octopus, and five being dehydrated, rehydrated with heavy water, and destroyed on contact with Batman, Robin, the Penguin, and, in two cases, each other.

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--->'''The -->'''The Penguin:''' We must hang together, or most assuredly we shall hang separately.
** Although six mooks' fates are less ambiguous, one getting blown up by the Penguin's exploding octopus, and five being dehydrated, rehydrated with heavy water, and destroyed on contact with Batman, Robin, the Penguin, and, in two cases, each other.
separately.



** In ''Film/SpiderMan3'', the post-HeelFaceTurn New Goblin is killed by ComicBook/{{Venom}}, and Eddie Brock and the symbiote both die when Brock tries to get back to the symbiote after Spidey had thrown a Goblin Grenade at it. Sandman survives, however, and Peter is able to forgive him for killing Uncle Ben. It should be noted that Harry, like his father, also died under similar circumstances in the comics and was brought back.

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** In ''Film/SpiderMan3'', the post-HeelFaceTurn New Goblin is killed by ComicBook/{{Venom}}, and Eddie Brock and the symbiote both die when Brock tries to get back to the symbiote after Spidey had has thrown a Goblin Grenade at it. Sandman survives, however, and Peter is able to forgive him for killing Uncle Ben. It should be noted that Harry, like his father, also died under similar circumstances in the comics and was brought back.



* While SelfDemonstrating/{{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 SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, 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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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Joker in the past is killed by Tim Drake who had been MindRaped at his hands and in the future Terry destroys the chip brainwashing the adult Tim Drake, thus killing the Joker for good. Harley Quinn also supposedly dies in the same flashback that the Joker was, but a scene at the end of the film reveals that she survived and is now the grandma of the Dee-Dees.
* In the animated ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'' film, Dormammu and Baron Mordo both die.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' [=KGBeast=] is killed within the first ten minutes. Killer Shark and the Black Spider are also killed by the end, and Killer Frost and Amanda Waller may or may not have died as well.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies'' Metallo is killed under Lex Luthor's orders.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Joker in the past season 3 finale of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Ra's Al Ghul is killed by Tim Drake who had been MindRaped at his hands and in a fight to the future Terry destroys the chip brainwashing the adult Tim Drake, thus killing the Joker for good. Harley Quinn also supposedly dies in the same flashback that the Joker was, but a scene at the end death with Oliver. Due to [[ScrewedByTheLawyers an embargo]] created because of the film reveals that she survived and is now the grandma of the Dee-Dees.
* In the animated ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange''
''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' film, Dormammu and Baron Mordo both die.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' [=KGBeast=] is killed within the first ten minutes. Killer Shark and the Black Spider are also killed by the end, and Killer Frost
Deadshot and Amanda Waller may or may not have died were both killed as well.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies'' Metallo is ''Series/TheFlash2014'' many villains are killed under Lex Luthor's orders.
in the episode they are introduced. However the majority of them are {{Rogues Gallery Transplant}}s from lesser known heroes while the actual Rogue's Gallery 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. In Season 2, Zoom is dragged off to a FateWorseThanDeath (but then Barry messes with time even more, so who knows how the TimeyWimeyBall will affect things).
* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Sal Maroni dies.
* In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' Jessica kills Kilgrave via NeckSnap, having decided that letting him live is more dangerous than any safeguards he might have in case of his death. Fortunately it appears that dying cancels his commands.



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Although this trope is more common in movies, it happens in television shows as they are more self contained than comics

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Malekith, Wonder Man, and Ultron are killed. Blizzard, Radioactive Man, and Whirlwind,are killed in the episode "Assault on 42" where they fight off the army of Annihilus.
* In the season 3 finale of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Ra's Al Ghul is killed in a fight to the death with Oliver. Due to [[ScrewedByTheLawyers an embargo]] created because of the ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' film, Deadshot and Amanda Waller were both killed as well.
* 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 Rogue's Gallery 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. In Season 2, Zoom is dragged off to a FateWorseThanDeath (but then Barry messes with time even more, so who knows how the TimeyWimeyBall will affect things).
* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Sal Maroni dies.
* In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' Jessica kills Kilgrave via NeckSnap, having decided that letting him live is more dangerous than any safeguards he might have in case of his death. Fortunately it appears that dying cancels his commands.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', many villains are killed, most prominently in the penultimate episode "Alive" where Gorilla Grodd's attempted coup resulted in Lex shooting him out the airlock and Killer Frost [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously]] murdering everyone else who sided with Grodd to save herself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Mysterio dies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', Electro and Lizard die.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Bruno Mannheim is killed by Darkseid [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness after outliving his usefulness]]. Jax-Ur, who is basically [[CompositeCharacter Zod but with an unrelated character's name]], ends up sucked into an black hole.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

While rarer than films or television, some video games based on comic books have started featuring their own continuity and stories that allow them to follow this trope.

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[[folder: Television ]]

Although this trope is more common in movies, it happens in television shows as they are more self contained than comics

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Malekith, Wonder Man, and Ultron are killed. Blizzard, Radioactive Man, and Whirlwind,are killed in the episode "Assault on 42" where they fight off the army of Annihilus.
* In the season 3 finale of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Ra's Al Ghul is killed in a fight to the death with Oliver. Due to [[ScrewedByTheLawyers an embargo]] created because of the ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' film, Deadshot and Amanda Waller were both killed as well.
* 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 Rogue's Gallery 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. In Season 2, Zoom is dragged off to a FateWorseThanDeath (but then Barry messes with time even more, so who knows how the TimeyWimeyBall will affect things).
* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Sal Maroni dies.
* In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' Jessica kills Kilgrave via NeckSnap, having decided that letting him live is more dangerous than any safeguards he might have in case of his death. Fortunately it appears that dying cancels his commands.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', many villains are killed, most prominently in the penultimate episode "Alive" where Gorilla Grodd's attempted coup resulted in Lex shooting him out the airlock and Killer Frost [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously]] murdering everyone else who sided with Grodd to save herself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Mysterio dies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', Electro and Lizard die.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Bruno Mannheim is killed by Darkseid [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness after outliving his usefulness]]. Jax-Ur, who is basically [[CompositeCharacter Zod but with an unrelated character's name]], ends up sucked into an black hole.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

While rarer than films or television, some video games based on comic books have started featuring their own continuity and stories that allow them to follow this trope.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Malekith, Wonder Man, and Ultron are killed. Blizzard, Radioactive Man, and Whirlwind are killed in the episode "Assault on 42" where they fight off the army of Annihilus.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', many villains are killed, most prominently in the penultimate episode "Alive" where Gorilla Grodd's attempted coup resulted in Lex shooting him out the airlock and Killer Frost [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously]] murdering everyone else who sided with Grodd to save herself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Mysterio dies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', Electro and Lizard die.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Bruno Mannheim is killed by Darkseid [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness after outliving his usefulness]]. Jax-Ur, who is basically [[CompositeCharacter Zod but with an unrelated character's name]], ends up sucked into an black hole.
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}''



* ZigZagged in Series/{{Arrow}}.

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* ZigZagged in Series/{{Arrow}}.''Series/{{Arrow}}''.






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* Unicron in the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' dies, although he later returns in the TV show.

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* Unicron in the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' dies, although he later returns in the TV show.
show.
13th Nov '16 7:36:33 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:315:JokerImmunity - [[Film/LethalWeapon2 it's just been revoked]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:315:JokerImmunity - -- [[Film/LethalWeapon2 it's just been revoked]].]]



** Thanos, seen in ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', still lives as well, although he has yet to actually take the role of main villain, which he will in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', but given his immense power and Phase 3's penchant for averting this trope, his survival is very likely.

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** Thanos, seen in ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', still lives as well, although he has yet to actually take the role of main villain, which he will in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', but given his immense power and Phase 3's penchant for averting this trope, his survival is very likely.
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* In the JoelSchumacher movies:

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* In the JoelSchumacher Creator/JoelSchumacher movies:
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** ''Film/IronMan3'': The Mandarin is exposed as an actor in Killian's employ and arrested. A followup short film reveals that a real Mandarin in fact exists and intends to kill the fake personally for identity theft. The vice president is also working for Killian and is also arrested.

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** ''Film/IronMan3'': The Mandarin is exposed as an actor in Killian's employ and arrested. A followup short film reveals that a real Mandarin in fact exists and intends to kill the fake personally brought before him for identity theft.theft, either to kill the fake or do something else. The vice president is also working for Killian and is also arrested.
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* In the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher Batman series:
** In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', Catwoman survives with one of her nine lives left, but she is more of an Anti-Villain.
** In ''Film/BatmanForever'', the Riddler is mentally incapacitated and committed to Arkham Asylum, believing himself to be Batman.
** In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy are both committed to Arkham Asylum, Mr. Freeze after his HeelFaceTurn which allows him to keep his suit and torment Poison Ivy as her cell mate while continuing his research to find a cure for [=McGregor=] Syndrome.
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--->'''The Penguin:''' We must hang together, or most assuredly we shall hang separately.\\

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--->'''The Penguin:''' We must hang together, or most assuredly we shall hang separately.\\
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* Though the Penguin, the Joker, the Riddler, and the Catwoman are arrested at the end of ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'', it is slightly hinted that they may be executed for attempted world domination based on the Penguin's quote:
--->'''The Penguin:''' We must hang together, or most assuredly we shall hang separately.\\
** Although six mooks' fates are less ambiguous, one getting blown up by the Penguin's exploding octopus, and five being dehydrated, rehydrated with heavy water, and destroyed on contact with Batman, Robin, the Penguin, and, in two cases, each other.



** Though every main villain of the Phase 2 movies has died (not counting Loki and Thanos, who aren't strictly main villains in the two Phase 2 movies they appeared in, instead taken by Malekith and Ronan), this trope is averted in the Phase 3 movies so far:
*** Despite the aforementioned death of minor villain Rumlow in ''Civil War'', the main villain, Helmut Zemo, is not only ''not'' killed by the heroes but Black Panther even stops him from committing suicide, insisting that he stand trial for his crimes. (This is a bit of CharacterDevelopment for Panther, who had spent most of the movie willing to kill in revenge.)
*** In ''Film/DoctorStrange'', Dormammu, who is more menacing and possibly more powerful than Thanos, is forced to leave Earth, and gives Kaecilius a FateWorseThanDeath by trapping him in the Dark Dimension forever. However, Strange kills Kaecilius's henchman Lucian.



* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' ends with [[ManBehindTheMan Dormammu]] is still very much active by the film's end, while Kaecilius and his Zealots suffer a FateWorseThanDeath by being trapped in Dormammu's Dark Dimension.
* In ''Film/FantasticFour'', Doctor Doom isn't killed; rather, he's [[AndIMustScream frozen in place]] after his superheated metal body is quickly chilled. He returns in (and survives) [[Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer the sequel]].

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' ends with [[ManBehindTheMan Dormammu]] is still very much active by the film's end, while Kaecilius and his Zealots suffer a FateWorseThanDeath by being trapped in Dormammu's Dark Dimension.
* In ''Film/FantasticFour'', Doctor Doom isn't killed; rather, he's [[AndIMustScream frozen in place]] after his superheated metal body is quickly chilled. He returns in (and survives) [[Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer the sequel]].



* Blonsky aka The Abomination is spared by Betty stopping Hulk from strangling him in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. General Ross also survives, with Samuel Stern / The Leader alive for a SequelHook. For someone with a reputation for destruction, the Hulk causes surprisingly few deaths.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', the Mandarin is exposed as an actor in Killian's employ and arrested. A followup short film reveals that a real Mandarin in fact exists and intends to kill the fake personally for identity theft.
* 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.

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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' lives, though he ''[[DrivenToSuicide attempts]]'' suicide at the end of the former, surrenders after a [[MetronomicManMashing Metronome Beatdown]] from the Hulk in the second, and experiences one DisneyDeath before [[FakingTheDead faking a second death]] in the third.
** Thanos, seen in ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', still lives as well, although he has yet to actually take the role of main villain, which he will in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', but given his immense power and Phase 3's penchant for averting this trope, his survival is very likely.
** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'':
Blonsky aka The Abomination is spared by Betty stopping Hulk from strangling him in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''.him. General Ross also survives, with Samuel Stern / The Leader alive for a SequelHook. For someone with a reputation for destruction, the Hulk causes surprisingly few deaths.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', ** ''Film/IronMan2'': Though Ivan Vanko is killed, the other main villain of the movie, Justin Hammer, is arrested.
** ''Film/IronMan3'': The
Mandarin is exposed as an actor in Killian's employ and arrested. A followup short film reveals that a real Mandarin in fact exists and intends to kill the fake personally for identity theft.
theft. The vice president is also working for Killian and is also arrested.
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Nebula is last seen hijacking a Ravager ship and flying it away after her near DisneyVillainDeath.
** Though every BigBad of the Phase 2 movies has died (not counting Loki and Thanos, who aren't strictly main villains in the two Phase 2 movies they appeared in, instead taken by Malekith and Ronan), this trope is averted in every Phase 3 film so far:
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': The main villain, Helmut Zemo, is not only ''not'' killed by the heroes but Black Panther even stops him from committing suicide, insisting that he stand trial for his crimes. (This is a bit of CharacterDevelopment for Panther, who had spent most of the movie willing to kill in revenge.)
*** In ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', Dormammu, who is more menacing and possibly more powerful than Thanos, is forced to leave Earth, and gives Kaecilius a FateWorseThanDeath by trapping him in the Dark Dimension forever. However, Strange kills Kaecilius's henchman Lucian.
* 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.



* Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' lives, though he ''[[DrivenToSuicide attempts]]'' suicide at the end of the former, surrenders after a [[MetronomicManMashing Metronome Beatdown]] from the Hulk in the second, and experiences one DisneyDeath before [[FakingTheDead faking a second death]] in the third.
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* ''Film/AntMan'' has the villain Darren Cross[=/=]Yellowjacket apparently dying at the end of his movie. Like for [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Red Skull]] below, it's left more or less ambiguous, but considering his "death" was [[BodyHorror much more graphic]], and he ended up at the very least in a FateWorseThanDeath, it's unlikely we'll see more of him.
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' kills off Ultron at the end. While there's always going to be the question of his survival thanks to being a computer consciousness, the movie was thorough in asserting that his internet connection was cut off and that the Avengers destroyed every single host body. Baron Strucker is also killed offscreen at the end of the first act.



* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse ''Captain America'' films:
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Red Skull is [[NeverFoundTheBody seemingly killed]] when he tries to use the cosmic cube and gets disintegrated by it. As for his scientist minion Dr. Zola, he is captured and trades information for his life.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', the main villain Alexander Pierce is killed after ComicBook/NickFury shoots him twice. The titular [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] finally regains his senses, if not his memories, and saves Captain America from drowning before leaving. Minor villain Batroc survives but is captured, and Rumlow is alive but horribly burnt after a Helicarrier crashed into him. Arnim Zola gets blown up (after cheating death through BrainUploading).
** Rumlow dies by suicide bombing at the beginning of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' (though his actor has suggested that HesJustHiding). The main villain, Helmut Zemo, is not only ''not'' killed by the heroes but Black Panther even stops him from committing suicide, insisting that he stand trial for his crimes. (This is a bit of CharacterDevelopment for Panther, who had spent most of the movie willing to kill in revenge.)



* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Ronan the Accuser is disintegrated by one of the Infinity Stones, while Korath the Pursuer is seemingly killed after Drax rips out one of his cybernetic implants. Nebula manages to survive by killing a ComicBook/{{Nova}} Corps pilot and hijacking his ship.



* In the ''Film/IronMan'' films:

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* In the ''Film/IronMan'' ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' films:



** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Red Skull is [[NeverFoundTheBody seemingly killed]] when he tries to use the cosmic cube and gets disintegrated by it. As for his scientist minion Dr. Zola, he is captured and trades information for his life.



** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Malekith and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Kurse. Kurse is killed when Loki sets off Kurse's own Black Hole Grenade on his belt and Malekith is killed by his arms being PortalCut and his ship being dropped on him.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': the main villain Alexander Pierce is killed after ComicBook/NickFury shoots him twice. The titular [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] finally regains his senses, if not his memories, and saves Captain America from drowning before leaving. Minor villain Batroc survives but is captured, and Rumlow is alive but horribly burnt after a Helicarrier crashed into him. Arnim Zola gets blown up (after cheating death through BrainUploading).
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy: Ronan the Accuser is spectacularly destroyed by the Guardians of the Galaxy (minus Groot) using the Infinity Stone of Power. He also kills Thanos's servant The Other in the middle of the film, and his henchman Korath is killed by Drax.
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' kills off Ultron at the end. While there's always going to be the question of his survival thanks to being a computer consciousness, the movie was thorough in asserting that his internet connection was cut off and that the Avengers destroyed every single host body. Baron Strucker is also killed offscreen at the end of the first act, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter before he could even get the chance to shine as a main villain]].
** ''Film/AntMan'' has the villain Darren Cross[=/=]Yellowjacket apparently dying at the end of his movie. Like for [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Red Skull]] above, it's left more or less ambiguous, but considering his "death" was [[BodyHorror much more graphic]] (it's implied he was crushed because his suit was shrinking while he wasn't due to Ant-Man's sabotage), and he ended up at the very least in a FateWorseThanDeath, it's unlikely we'll see more of him.
** Rumlow dies by suicide bombing at the beginning of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' (though his actor has suggested that HesJustHiding).
** Though every main villain of the Phase 2 movies has died (not counting Loki and Thanos, who aren't strictly main villains in the two Phase 2 movies they appeared in, instead taken by Malekith and Ronan), this trope is averted in the Phase 3 movies so far:
*** Despite the aforementioned death of minor villain Rumlow in ''Civil War'', the main villain, Helmut Zemo, is not only ''not'' killed by the heroes but Black Panther even stops him from committing suicide, insisting that he stand trial for his crimes. (This is a bit of CharacterDevelopment for Panther, who had spent most of the movie willing to kill in revenge.)
*** In ''Film/DoctorStrange'', Dormammu, who is more menacing and possibly more powerful than Thanos, is forced to leave Earth, and gives Kaecilius a FateWorseThanDeath by trapping him in the Dark Dimension forever. However, Strange kills Kaecilius's henchman Lucian.



* Malekith and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Kurse are killed in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. Kurse is killed when Loki sets off Kurse's own Black Hole Grenade on his belt and Malekith is killed by his arms being PortalCut and his ship being dropped on him.
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