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9th Jun '16 4:05:01 AM jboone93
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* In RWBY, [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder. For Ruby, it's a massive dent in her naïveté, while she vows to continue being a WideEyedIdealist; she at least is younger than Pyrrha's and has the potential to surpass her. Jaune does not; Pyrrha was [[MentorOccupationalHazard his mentor]], and now he has to learn how to get by on his own.]]

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* In RWBY, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder. For Ruby, it's a massive dent in her naïveté, while she vows to continue being a WideEyedIdealist; she at least is younger than Pyrrha's and has the potential to surpass her. Jaune does not; Pyrrha was [[MentorOccupationalHazard his mentor]], and now he has to learn how to get by on his own.]]
17th Apr '16 5:01:25 AM aye_amber
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* Even aside from the standard MentorOccupationalHazard, if Teresa from ''{{Manga/Claymore}}'' hadn't died, Clare would still have had a mother figure and would never have become a Claymore. Also, the main villain would have been [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] before ever reaching her full potential. And Teresa [[FaceHeelTurn turning into an Awakened Being]] would completely shred existing characterization. She never had a chance.
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* Even aside from the standard MentorOccupationalHazard, if Teresa from ''{{Manga/Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' hadn't died, Clare would still have had a mother figure and would never have become a Claymore. Also, the main villain would have been [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] before ever reaching her full potential. And Teresa [[FaceHeelTurn turning into an Awakened Being]] would completely shred existing characterization. She never had a chance.
* In ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'':''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':



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* In JohnnyEnglish the titular agent only got elevated in status following the death of all the other agents. First, their James Bond Expy was killed due to English's mistake checking a submarine hatch code. Then, all the other agents were killed at the first agent's funeral (where English was supposed to be providing the security).

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* In JohnnyEnglish Film/JohnnyEnglish the titular agent only got elevated in status following the death of all the other agents. First, their James Bond Expy was killed due to English's mistake checking a submarine hatch code. Then, all the other agents were killed at the first agent's funeral (where English was supposed to be providing the security).



* ''{{Dexter}}'': Sergeant James Doakes was far too suspicious of Dexter to simply leave him and his secret alone. His actor Erik King even notes that Doakes couldn't spend several seasons saying "I'm watching you" without compromising the integrity of the character. The problem is that Doakes doesn't fit Dexter's code, and Dexter wouldn't be able to get rid of him(whether through killing or framing) without losing audience sympathy. [[spoiler: Ultimately, Lila solves the problem for him.]]
* Arguably the entire RedDwarf crew could have counted as this. Their death allowed two chicken soup repairmen (the lowest ranked members of the crew) to get control of this ship, along with someone “evolved from the domestic cat and roughly half as intelligent” and a mechanoid designed primarily for cleaning lavatories. The characters would have never had a chance to do the things they did if even a handful of the more senior crew survived. [[spoiler: Series 8 actually had the crew temporarily resurrected and inevitably our heroes got a lot less freedom on the ship.]]

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* ''{{Dexter}}'': ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Sergeant James Doakes was far too suspicious of Dexter to simply leave him and his secret alone. His actor Erik King even notes that Doakes couldn't spend several seasons saying "I'm watching you" without compromising the integrity of the character. The problem is that Doakes doesn't fit Dexter's code, and Dexter wouldn't be able to get rid of him(whether through killing or framing) without losing audience sympathy. [[spoiler: Ultimately, Lila solves the problem for him.]]
* Arguably the entire RedDwarf Series/RedDwarf crew could have counted as this. Their death allowed two chicken soup repairmen (the lowest ranked members of the crew) to get control of this ship, along with someone “evolved from the domestic cat and roughly half as intelligent” and a mechanoid designed primarily for cleaning lavatories. The characters would have never had a chance to do the things they did if even a handful of the more senior crew survived. [[spoiler: Series 8 actually had the crew temporarily resurrected and inevitably our heroes got a lot less freedom on the ship.]]
14th Apr '16 10:14:35 AM VeryMelon
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* In Anime/CodeGeass, Princess Euphemia li Britannia dies so her Special Administrative Zone of Japan doesn't put an end to Lelouch's plans with the Black Knights and end the series.
28th Mar '16 10:04:35 AM 20person
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** A repeatable quest at the end of the DLC lets you collect spare parts to [[spoiler:repair him. By the time of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', they're almost done]].
13th Mar '16 7:30:33 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Goku dies in the BadFuture before the androids arrival from a heart virus, making it impossible for him to be wish back since he died of a natural cause. This is done to explain why the other characters are killed off since Goku being alive would've eventually led to the heroes' victory given his record.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s BadFuture Goku dies in the BadFuture before the androids arrival from a heart virus, virus before the androids' arrival, making it impossible for him to be wish wished back since he died of a natural cause.causes. This is done to explain why the other characters are killed off since Goku being alive would've eventually led to the heroes' victory given his record.
18th Feb '16 1:47:46 AM PicardsDouble
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* In RWBY, [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder. For Ruby, it's a massive dent in her naïveté, while she vows to continue being a WideEyedIdealist; she at least is younger than Pyrrha's and has the potential to surpass her. Jaune does not; Pyrrha's was his mentor, and now he has to learn how to get by on his own.]]

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* In RWBY, [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder. For Ruby, it's a massive dent in her naïveté, while she vows to continue being a WideEyedIdealist; she at least is younger than Pyrrha's and has the potential to surpass her. Jaune does not; Pyrrha's Pyrrha was [[MentorOccupationalHazard his mentor, mentor]], and now he has to learn how to get by on his own.]]
18th Feb '16 1:46:34 AM PicardsDouble
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* In RWBY, [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder.]]

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* In RWBY, [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder. For Ruby, it's a massive dent in her naïveté, while she vows to continue being a WideEyedIdealist; she at least is younger than Pyrrha's and has the potential to surpass her. Jaune does not; Pyrrha's was his mentor, and now he has to learn how to get by on his own.]]
18th Feb '16 1:41:07 AM PicardsDouble
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* In RWBY, [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder. ]]

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* In RWBY, [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder. ]]
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18th Feb '16 1:38:01 AM PicardsDouble
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* In RWBY, [[spoiler: Pyrrha Nikos, firmly established as [[TheAce the best of the 8 main characters]], dies in battle with the BigBad Cinder at the end of Volume 3. While its main effect is on the beta team of JNPR (her own team) and even more so on team leader [[ObliviousToLove Jaune]], around which there was plenty of mainly one sided WillTheyOrWontThey and only just realised his own feelings before her death, it has an effect on the main team of RWBY too, [[GenkiGirl Ruby]] being the only one to witness her death, causing a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening in the process. With her own team forcibly disbanded, she joins what's left of JNPR to hunt down Cinder. ]]
16th Feb '16 5:40:45 AM Clare
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* Occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Adoption of Kshin", where Mandrake's plans to formally adopt Kshin are scuppered by the revelation that Kshin's grandfather, Hai, is still alive. Towards the end of the episode, however, Hai [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] to save Mandrake and Kshin from getting crushed by a statue; before he dies, he [[LookAfterTheKids entrusts Kshin to Mandrake's care]]>

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* Occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "The Adoption of Kshin", where Mandrake's plans to formally adopt Kshin are scuppered by the revelation that Kshin's grandfather, Hai, is still alive. Towards the end of the episode, however, Hai [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] to save Mandrake and Kshin from getting crushed by a statue; before he dies, he [[LookAfterTheKids [[TakeCareOfTheKids entrusts Kshin to Mandrake's care]]>care]].
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