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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': Your first real fight of the game is against [[TeamMom Toriel]] (if you choose and try to leave the Underground). Video Game logic says "keep fighting her until she gives up" or you defeat her and she relents. Instead, if you keep fighting her, one of your attacks will suddenly do an insane amount of damage. [[KilledOffForReal Mortal damage.]] A shocking way to set the stage for how fights [[AnyoneCanDie (and deaths)]] work in this game.
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* ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS}}'': One mission called "The Informant" has a citizen telling you they saw something they shouldn't have. Now those who are at least passably GenreSavvy would come to the conclusion this is a cue for an escort mission. But instead a group of {{Mooks}} comes in and promptly shoots the citizen and you have to fight them off. Could be averted because occasionally, he won't be shot at all giving you time to 'save' him.

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* ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS}}'': One mission called "The Informant" has a citizen telling you they saw something they shouldn't have. Now those who are at least passably GenreSavvy most would come to the conclusion this is a cue for an escort mission. But instead a group of {{Mooks}} comes in and promptly shoots the citizen and you have to fight them off. Could be averted because occasionally, he won't be shot at all giving you time to 'save' him.
7th Aug '17 5:51:15 PM Brandar
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' has [[spoiler:Carmine Falcone abruptly KilledMidsentence while Bruce is visiting him at the hospital]] midway through Episode 2.
14th Jul '17 8:47:19 AM babil
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* Kaname Tousen from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. When fighting Hisagi, he pulls out his [[OneWingedAngel Hollow form]], and while busy laughing at how screwed the heroes are...is promptly stabbed in the head by Hisagi before he can show anything. This doesn't kill him though. As he lies dying, Tousen is filled with remorse. He asks Hisagi if he can show him his face, but is abruptly killed by Aizen, who explodes his body.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Senba's Burai is sniped InTheBack by Gino in Turn 6 of R2, exploding and killing him.
* Happens at the end of the second episode of ''Anime/CrossAnge'' when Coco is killed by a portal opening.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' had a particularly nasty one at the end when Mikami, realizing that Kira and his cause are done for, drives his pen into his chest, puncturing his heart and [[HighPressureBlood spraying blood everywhere]]. He dies within the minute.



* ''{{Hellsing}}'': Anderson attempts this with Seras and nearly succeeds, but misses her heart.
** Also, when Seras and Alucard are ordered to chase down the vampire couple that are massacring houses. Alucard blasts the male vampire through the door when he goes to answer it, empties a entire clip into him, reaches into his chest and crushes his heart, killing him.



* Happens at the end of the second episode of ''Anime/CrossAnge'' when Coco is killed by a portal opening.
* Kaname Tousen from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. When fighting Hisagi, he pulls out his [[OneWingedAngel Hollow form]], and while busy laughing at how screwed the heroes are...is promptly stabbed in the head by Hisagi before he can show anything.
** This doesn't kill him though. As he lies dying, Tousen is filled with remorse. He asks Hisagi if he can show him his face, but is abruptly killed by Aizen, who explodes his body.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Senba's Burai is sniped InTheBack by Gino in Turn 6 of R2, exploding and killing him.
* Seeing how ''OnePiece'' [[NeverSayDie never ever kills any major characters outside of flashbacks]], and that the Marineford Arc was all about saving Ace, it was pretty sudden when they're finally free and running away that [[ShootTheShaggyDog Ace suddenly throws himself between Akainu and Luffy, getting impaled and burned to death in the process]].

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* Happens at the end of the second episode of ''Anime/CrossAnge'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Anderson attempts this with Seras and nearly succeeds, but misses her heart.
** Also,
when Coco is killed by a portal opening.
* Kaname Tousen from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. When fighting Hisagi,
Seras and Alucard are ordered to chase down the vampire couple that are massacring houses. Alucard blasts the male vampire through the door when he pulls out goes to answer it, empties a entire clip into him, reaches into his [[OneWingedAngel Hollow form]], chest and while busy laughing at how screwed the heroes are...is promptly stabbed in the head by Hisagi before he can show anything.
** This doesn't kill him though. As he lies dying, Tousen is filled with remorse. He asks Hisagi if he can show him
crushes his face, but is abruptly killed by Aizen, who explodes his body.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Senba's Burai is sniped InTheBack by Gino in Turn 6 of R2, exploding and
heart, killing him.
* Seeing how ''OnePiece'' [[NeverSayDie never ever kills any major characters outside of flashbacks]], and that the Marineford Arc was all about saving Ace, it was pretty sudden when they're finally free and running away that [[ShootTheShaggyDog Ace suddenly throws himself between Akainu and Luffy, getting impaled and burned to death in the process]].
him.



* ''Manga/DeathNote'' had a particularly nasty one at the end when Mikami, realizing that Kira and his cause are done for, drives his pen into his chest, puncturing his heart and [[HighPressureBlood spraying blood everywhere]]. He dies within the minute.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' had a particularly nasty one ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
** Neferpitou, who was just introduced, jumps directly to the heroes and rips off Kite's right arm. After their off-screen battle, Neferpitou is showing sitting with Kite's severed head and is shown to have only received scratches from the battle.
** Sillva's deadly DynamicEntry kills Cheetu (before he can showing all his abilities).
** Phinks is undercover and arrives
at the end place where Uvogin is captured, where he impales Dallzollene.
* In ''Manga/{{Judge}}'', this happens to Hiro. After he and Hikari have accomplished their goal, they talk about how they are finally free and can start a new life... only for Hiro to collapse and Hikari admitting that she poisoned him because she learned that he was indirectly responsible for Atsuya's death.
* Seeing how ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[NeverSayDie never ever kills any major characters outside of flashbacks]], and that the Marineford Arc was all about saving Ace, it was pretty sudden
when Mikami, realizing they're finally free and running away that Kira [[ShootTheShaggyDog Ace suddenly throws himself between Akainu and his cause are done for, drives his pen into his chest, puncturing his heart Luffy, getting impaled and [[HighPressureBlood spraying blood everywhere]]. He dies within burned to death in the minute.process]].



* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Neferpitou, who was just introduced, jumps directly to the heroes and rips off Kite's right arm. After their off-screen battle, Neferpitou is showing sitting with Kite's severed head and is shown to have only received scratches from the battle.
** Sillva's deadly DynamicEntry kills Cheetu.
** Phinks is undercover and arrives at the place where Uvogin is captured, where he impales Dallzollene.
* In ''Manga/{{Judge}}'', this happens to Hiro. After he and Hikari have accomplished their goal, they talk about how they are finally free and can start a new life... only for Hiro to collapse and Hikari admitting that she poisoned him because she learned that he was indirectly responsible for Atsuya's death.



* ''Film/PulpFiction'': The scene which is the TropeNamer for IJustShotMarvinInTheFace, is additionally also an example of this.



* ''Film/JurassicPark'', this happens with the programmer played by Creator/SamuelLJackson when he goes to reset the circuit breakers and is eaten alive by a Velociraptor offscreen. Ellie has to run from the very same Velociraptor when she enters the bunker to reset the breaker.

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* ''Film/JurassicPark'', this happens Used for comedy in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''. In the middle of a relatively serious scene of the main characters getting drunk and discussing plans, Rocco slams his fists down on the table. This sets off his gun, resulting in his girlfriend's cat getting blown all over the wall to the complete shock of everyone involved.
* In ''Film/{{Cache}}'', after inviting Georges into his home, Majid slits his own throat. It's the fact that the death is self-inflicted that is shocking, as well as the apparent lack of motivation for doing so.
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane is on the point of killing Batman, and suddenly gets BlownAcrossTheRoom by Catwoman without any preamble or any indication whatsoever of what's about to happen. The [[DroppedABridgeOnHim suddenness and anticlimax]] is the main reason why many people watching expected him to get up again, thinking that his metal vest might have protected him, coupled
with the programmer fact that he's [[MadeOfIron Bane]] and anyone who has played [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the video game]] knows he can survive being hit by Creator/SamuelLJackson when he the Batmobile.
* As Michael in ''Film/DeathWarmedUp''
goes to reset through a HeroicBSOD about winning over the circuit breakers bad guys in the film's ending, power lines near him suddenly break loose and is eaten alive by a Velociraptor offscreen. Ellie has electrocute him to run from death. His girlfriend Sandy then runs into the very same Velociraptor when she enters the bunker to reset the breaker.night, and credits roll.



* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', Billy Costigan is killed by a shot to the head instantly and with no warning whatsoever.
* ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' is now known for its drawn out, [[RubeGoldbergMachine overly complex and infeasible death sequences]] but [[Film/FinalDestination the first movie]] has a notoriously simple and shocking death when Terri is hit by a bus immediately after a heated argument with her friends. Cue the rewind button on a lot of home videos to check if that really did just happen.
* A similar scene happens in ''Film/FinalDestination4'' when two characters leave a hospital deep in conversation, and one gets run over by an ambulance.



* ''Film/TheThing1982'', when one of the members has an apparent heart attack and the doctor tries to revive him with a defibrillator. Turns out the team member was the titular Thing when the guy's chest splits open and [[{{Squick}} literally disarms the doctor]].
* Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' (which even has [[ChronicallyKilledActor John Hurt]], who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the entire event by muttering "Oh no, not again!")
* The first ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie does this not only one, not twice, not even three times but four times.
** The first time is is when the Red Queen kills half the military team and the leader by using the lasers to kill them off one by one until the team leader avoids the deadly lasers and the Queen creates a laser net to kill him resulting in ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill.
** The second time is when the remainder of the team is trying to escape and trying to open a code locked door. One of the members gets it open, and is dragged to the ground and devoured, complete with screams, to show exactly how much shit has just hit the fan.
** The third time is after Spence backstabs the group and traps them in the lab, he tries to get on the train. He stops to inject himself with the anti-virus, and is attacked by the [[strike:Hunter]]Licker and killed, introducing another obstacle that later tries to attack them while still trapped in the lab when the Queen unleashes a {{plan}}.
** The fourth and final time is when the [[strike:Hunter]]Licker attacks the group as they're fleeing on the train and rips open one of the doors and snatches Kaplan and eats him outside the train, after which he attacks the rest of the group.

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* ''Film/TheThing1982'', when one of the members has an apparent heart attack and the doctor tries to revive him with a defibrillator. Turns out the team member was the titular Thing when the guy's chest splits open and [[{{Squick}} literally disarms the doctor]].
* Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' (which even has [[ChronicallyKilledActor John Hurt]], who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the entire event by muttering "Oh no, not again!")
* The first ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie does
''Film/JurassicPark'', this not only one, not twice, not even three times but four times.
** The first time is is when the Red Queen kills half the military team and the leader by using the lasers to kill them off one by one until the team leader avoids the deadly lasers and the Queen creates a laser net to kill him resulting in ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill.
** The second time is when the remainder of the team is trying to escape and trying to open a code locked door. One of the members gets it open, and is dragged to the ground and devoured, complete with screams, to show exactly how much shit has just hit the fan.
** The third time is after Spence backstabs the group and traps them in the lab, he tries to get on the train. He stops to inject himself
happens with the anti-virus, programmer played by Creator/SamuelLJackson when he goes to reset the circuit breakers and is attacked eaten alive by a Velociraptor offscreen. Ellie has to run from the [[strike:Hunter]]Licker and killed, introducing another obstacle that later tries to attack them while still trapped in the lab very same Velociraptor when she enters the Queen unleashes a {{plan}}.
** The fourth and final time is when
bunker to reset the [[strike:Hunter]]Licker attacks the group as they're fleeing on the train and rips open one of the doors and snatches Kaplan and eats him outside the train, after which he attacks the rest of the group.breaker.



* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': The crew is being chased by a Reaver ship through a giant space battle. After some technical difficulties they manage to make a rough landing. Wash starts to repeat his signature line for the movie, congratulating himself on landing with no power to speak of, when a huge metal spike crashes through the cockpit window and takes Wash right through the heart, killing him instantly. Turns out he didn't lose the Reavers, which are still after them and the crew is still utterly screwed.
* Used for comedy in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''. In the middle of a relatively serious scene of the main characters getting drunk and discussing plans, Rocco slams his fists down on the table. This sets off his gun, resulting in his girlfriend's cat getting blown all over the wall to the complete shock of everyone involved.
* ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' is now known for its drawn out, [[RubeGoldbergMachine overly complex and infeasible death sequences]] but [[Film/FinalDestination the first movie]] has a notoriously simple and shocking death when Terri is hit by a bus immediately after a heated argument with her friends. Cue the rewind button on a lot of home videos to check if that really did just happen.
* A similar scene happens in ''Film/FinalDestination4'' when two characters leave a hospital deep in conversation, and one gets run over by an ambulance.

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': The crew is being chased by a Reaver ship through a giant space battle. After some technical difficulties they manage to make a rough landing. Wash starts to repeat his signature line for ''Film/{{Mermaid}}'' has Alice and the movie, congratulating himself on landing car at the end which just barely misses her. And the second one which doesn't.
* Defied in ''Film/PacificRim''. Hannibal Chau [[TemptingFate tempts fate]] by giving a long description of how the newborn Kaiju was doomed from the first, only to get swallowed mid-rant. See TheStinger to learn how that went.
** Played straight
with no power to speak of, when a huge metal spike crashes through the Raleigh's brother Yancy, who's ripped from Gipsy Danger's cockpit window and takes Wash right through KilledMidSentence with absolutely no forewarning.
* [[FanNickname "Bikini Girl"]] from ''Film/PlanetOfTheDinosaurs'': It is less than thirty seconds from
the heart, killing him instantly. Turns out he didn't lose the Reavers, which are still after them and the crew is still utterly screwed.
* Used for comedy in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''. In the middle of a relatively serious scene of the main characters getting drunk and discussing plans, Rocco slams his fists
time she ''starts'' to strip down on the table. This sets off his gun, resulting in his girlfriend's cat getting blown all over the wall to her bikini to the complete shock of everyone involved.
* ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' is now known for its drawn out, [[RubeGoldbergMachine overly complex and infeasible death sequences]] but [[Film/FinalDestination the first movie]] has a notoriously simple and shocking death when Terri is hit
time she's eaten by a bus immediately after a heated argument with her friends. Cue the rewind button on a lot of home videos to check if that really did just happen.
* A similar scene happens in ''Film/FinalDestination4'' when two characters leave a hospital deep in conversation, and one gets run over by an ambulance.
monster.



* In ''Film/{{Cache}}'', after inviting Georges into his home, Majid slits his own throat. It's the fact that the death is self-inflicted that is shocking, as well as the apparent lack of motivation for doing so.
* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', Billy Costigan is killed by a shot to the head instantly and with no warning whatsoever.
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane is on the point of killing Batman, and suddenly gets BlownAcrossTheRoom by Catwoman without any preamble or any indication whatsoever of what's about to happen. The [[DroppedABridgeOnHim suddenness and anticlimax]] is the main reason why many people watching expected him to get up again, thinking that his metal vest might have protected him, coupled with the fact that he's [[MadeOfIron Bane]] and anyone who has played [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the video game]] knows he can survive being hit by the Batmobile.

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* In ''Film/{{Cache}}'', after inviting Georges into his home, Majid slits his own throat. It's ''Film/PulpFiction'': The scene which is the fact that TropeNamer for IJustShotMarvinInTheFace, is additionally also an example of this.
* The first ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie does this not only one, not twice, not even three times but four times.
** The first time is is when
the death is self-inflicted that is shocking, as well as Red Queen kills half the apparent lack military team and the leader by using the lasers to kill them off one by one until the team leader avoids the deadly lasers and the Queen creates a laser net to kill him resulting in ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill.
** The second time is when the remainder
of motivation for doing so.
* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', Billy Costigan
the team is killed by trying to escape and trying to open a shot code locked door. One of the members gets it open, and is dragged to the head instantly ground and devoured, complete with no warning whatsoever.
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane
screams, to show exactly how much shit has just hit the fan.
** The third time
is after Spence backstabs the group and traps them in the lab, he tries to get on the point of killing Batman, and suddenly gets BlownAcrossTheRoom by Catwoman without any preamble or any indication whatsoever of what's about train. He stops to happen. The [[DroppedABridgeOnHim suddenness and anticlimax]] is the main reason why many people watching expected him to get up again, thinking that his metal vest might have protected him, coupled inject himself with the fact that he's [[MadeOfIron Bane]] anti-virus, and anyone who has played [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the video game]] knows he can survive being hit is attacked by the Batmobile.[[strike:Hunter]]Licker and killed, introducing another obstacle that later tries to attack them while still trapped in the lab when the Queen unleashes a {{plan}}.
** The fourth and final time is when the [[strike:Hunter]]Licker attacks the group as they're fleeing on the train and rips open one of the doors and snatches Kaplan and eats him outside the train, after which he attacks the rest of the group.
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': The crew is being chased by a Reaver ship through a giant space battle. After some technical difficulties they manage to make a rough landing. Wash starts to repeat his signature line for the movie, congratulating himself on landing with no power to speak of, when a huge metal spike crashes through the cockpit window and takes Wash right through the heart, killing him instantly. Turns out he didn't lose the Reavers, which are still after them and the crew is still utterly screwed.



* [[FanNickname "Bikini Girl"]] from ''Film/PlanetOfTheDinosaurs'': It is less than thirty seconds from the time she ''starts'' to strip down to her bikini to the time she's eaten by a monster.
* Defied in ''Film/PacificRim''. Hannibal Chau [[TemptingFate tempts fate]] by giving a long description of how the newborn Kaiju was doomed from the first, only to get swallowed mid-rant. See TheStinger to learn how that went.
** Played straight with Raleigh's brother Yancy, who's ripped from Gipsy Danger's cockpit and KilledMidSentence with absolutely no forewarning.
* As Michael in ''Film/DeathWarmedUp'' goes through a HeroicBSOD about winning over the bad guys in the film's ending, power lines near him suddenly break loose and electrocute him to death. His girlfriend Sandy then runs into the night, and credits roll.

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* [[FanNickname "Bikini Girl"]] from ''Film/PlanetOfTheDinosaurs'': It is less than thirty seconds from Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' (which even has [[ChronicallyKilledActor John Hurt]], who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the time she ''starts'' to strip down to her bikini to the time she's eaten entire event by a monster.
* Defied in ''Film/PacificRim''. Hannibal Chau [[TemptingFate tempts fate]] by giving a long description of how the newborn Kaiju was doomed from the first, only to get swallowed mid-rant. See TheStinger to learn how that went.
** Played straight with Raleigh's brother Yancy, who's ripped from Gipsy Danger's cockpit and KilledMidSentence with absolutely no forewarning.
* As Michael in ''Film/DeathWarmedUp'' goes through a HeroicBSOD about winning over the bad guys in the film's ending, power lines near him suddenly break loose and electrocute him to death. His girlfriend Sandy then runs into the night, and credits roll.
muttering "Oh no, not again!")



* ''Film/{{Mermaid}}'' has Alice and the car at the end which just barely misses her. And the second one which doesn't.

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* ''Film/{{Mermaid}}'' ''Film/TheThing1982'', when one of the members has Alice an apparent heart attack and the car at doctor tries to revive him with a defibrillator. Turns out the end which just barely misses her. And team member was the second one which doesn't.titular Thing when the guy's chest splits open and [[{{Squick}} literally disarms the doctor]].
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* When Lars from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' jams a pointed rock into the "[[EyeScream eye]]" of one of the [[KillerRobot Shattering Robonoids]], it suddenly ''explodes''. Problem, Lars was sitting on top of it. He takes shrapnel to the face, slams into a wall with an audible CRACK, then falls a good ways to the ground and [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath doesn't get up]]. Fans of the show were VERY surprised that this moment [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids made it past the censors]].
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* In ''Theatre/MurderBallad'': after building up to the murder for an hour and a half, the decision, preparation, and act clock in at 25 consecutive seconds.
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** Ramsay abruptly stabs Roose less than a minute after it is announced that Walda has given birth.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'', you're introduced to the Lost Souls through the horrific death of a female scientist, whose head rips itself off her body to become the monster in question.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'', ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', you're introduced to the Lost Souls through the horrific death of a female scientist, whose head rips itself off her body to become the monster in question.
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* The Scotsman in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is killed rather abruptly while raining Aku with endless insults.
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