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21st Aug '17 2:59:27 PM DragonRanger
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* 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 a black hole.
** Actually, Mannheim's fate was left ambiguous. He did manage to flee the doomed island on which Darkseid trapped him in a motorboat just seconds before it exploded, but it's unclear whether or not he out-sped the explosion seeing as he never showed up again.

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* 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 a black hole.
** Actually, %%** Bruno Mannheim's fate was left ambiguous. He did manage to flee the doomed island on which Darkseid trapped him in a motorboat just seconds before it exploded, but it's unclear whether or not he out-sped the explosion seeing as he never showed up again.



** In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Spider-Man saves Adrian Toomes/the Vulture's life and leaves him for the authorities. Herman Schultz/Shocker #2 is similarly defeated and left webbed up for the cops, while Tinkerer and the rest of Toomes' gang are outright {{Karma Houdini}}s. However, Jackson Brice/Shocker #1 is [[BadBoss killed by the Vulture after jeopardizing their operation]] (though Toomes thought he was using a non-lethal weapon at the time).

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** In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Spider-Man saves Adrian Toomes/the Vulture's life and leaves him for the authorities. Herman Schultz/Shocker #2 is similarly defeated and left webbed up for the cops, while Tinkerer and the rest of Toomes' gang are outright {{Karma Houdini}}s. However, Jackson Brice/Shocker #1 is [[BadBoss killed by the Vulture Toomes after jeopardizing their operation]] (though Toomes [[AccidentalMurder thought he was using a non-lethal weapon at the time).time]]).



** Even though Killgrave is killed by the end of season 1, ''Series/JessicaJones2015''zig-zags the trope with Will Simpson seemingly surviving.

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** Even though Killgrave is killed by the end of season 1, ''Series/JessicaJones2015''zig-zags ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' zig-zags the trope with Will Simpson seemingly surviving.



** In ''Series/IronFist2017'', Harold Meachum is killed, and cremated to ensure he can't resurrect as Nobu did (again). Bakuto is also killed, but his body vanishes afterwards and it is presumed that he will resurrect soon. Madame Gao gets away scot-free as she did in ''Daredevil''.

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** In ''Series/IronFist2017'', Harold Meachum is killed, and cremated to ensure he can't resurrect as Nobu did (again). Bakuto is also killed, but his body vanishes afterwards and it is presumed that he will resurrect soon. soon (which ''The Defenders'' confirms). Madame Gao gets away scot-free as she did in ''Daredevil''.''Daredevil''.
** Played straight in ''Series/TheDefenders2017'', where it's a plot point that the Hand have run out of the material needed for resurrection and need to procure more. Three of the five leaders (Alexandra, Sowande, and Bakuto) are decapitated onscreen, ensuring they won't return even with said material. The other two (Murakami and Madame Gao) plus Elektra were implied to have been killed in a building collapse - but then again, Daredevil was caught in the same collapse but survived. (It should be noted that Murakami's chances of survival are lower, since he was critically injured before the collapse.)
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13th Aug '17 2:10:40 AM Compucles
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* 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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* 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 a black hole.hole.
** Actually, Mannheim's fate was left ambiguous. He did manage to flee the doomed island on which Darkseid trapped him in a motorboat just seconds before it exploded, but it's unclear whether or not he out-sped the explosion seeing as he never showed up again.
5th Aug '17 6:00:28 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' has the Joker taken away by the Phantasm presumably to be killed, and that's the last we ever see of him in it. As he later appears in episodes of the animated series and the DCAU it can be presumed that he escaped somehow. One tie-in comic released a few years after the film ultimately confirms it as well as shows how he did it.
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* ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, the Film/{{X-Men}}'s ArchEnemy, survived all the films, along with Mystique. The villains of individual movies were killed, however with the possible exception of Juggernaut who was rendered unconscious but was on the island when Phoenix started blasting everything into atoms. Since in the second film Magneto is referred to as ''one'' of the mutants captured after the first film, it's probable that at least one of Sabretooth or Toad also survived, but neither was ever seen again.

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ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, the Film/{{X-Men}}'s X-Men's ArchEnemy, survived all the films, along with Mystique. The villains of individual movies were killed, however with the possible exception of Juggernaut who was rendered unconscious but was on the island when Phoenix started blasting everything into atoms. Since in the second film Magneto is referred to as ''one'' of the mutants captured after the first film, it's probable that at least one of Sabretooth or Toad also survived, but neither was ever seen again.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' has the Joker taken away by the Phantasm presumably to be killed, and that's the last we ever see of him in it. As he later appears in episodes of the animated series and the DCAU it can be presumed that he escaped somehow. One tie-in comic released a few years after the film ultimately confirms it as well as shows how he did it.



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1st Aug '17 3:06:51 AM vnz
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** The "majors die, minors survive" version is played straight in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', with Kilgrave getting his [[NeckSnap neck snapped]], but Will Simpson seemingly surviving.

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** The "majors die, minors survive" version Even though Killgrave is played straight in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', killed by the end of season 1, ''Series/JessicaJones2015''zig-zags the trope with Kilgrave getting his [[NeckSnap neck snapped]], but Will Simpson seemingly surviving.
1st Aug '17 2:39:23 AM vnz
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** The "majors die, minors survive" version is played straight in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', with Kilgrave getting his [[NeckSnap neck snapped]], but Will Simpson seemingly surviving.
26th Jul '17 6:47:02 AM StFan
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* Averted in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''. Producer Avi Arad stated flat-out that Peter will not kill his enemies. Setting up for a villain-based ''Film/SinisterSix'' movie was also a factor.

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* Averted in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''. Producer Avi Arad stated flat-out that Peter will not kill his enemies. Setting up for a villain-based ''Film/SinisterSix'' ''Script/SinisterSix'' movie was also a factor.
22nd Jul '17 2:42:22 PM DragonRanger
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** In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Spider-Man saves the Vulture's life and leaves him for the authorities. Herman Schultz/Shocker #2 is similarly defeated and left webbed up for the cops, while Tinkerer is an outright KarmaHoudini. However, Jackson Brice/Shocker #1 is [[BadBoss killed by the Vulture after jeopardizing their operation]].

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** In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Spider-Man saves the Adrian Toomes/the Vulture's life and leaves him for the authorities. Herman Schultz/Shocker #2 is similarly defeated and left webbed up for the cops, while Tinkerer is an and the rest of Toomes' gang are outright KarmaHoudini. {{Karma Houdini}}s. However, Jackson Brice/Shocker #1 is [[BadBoss killed by the Vulture after jeopardizing their operation]]. operation]] (though Toomes thought he was using a non-lethal weapon at the time).
15th Jul '17 12:02:53 AM Anicomicgeek
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* 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.

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* 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.well. The movie ends with Deadshot aiming at Amanda Waller, but DLC that takes places after the movie in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamUnderworld'' revealed Batman shoot Lawton before he could kill her.
10th Jul '17 7:24:53 PM comicwriter
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** Thanos, seen in ''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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** Thanos, Comicbook/{{Thanos}}, seen in ''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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