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17th Jun '17 9:29:55 AM nombretomado
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** Also, this sums up how [[ThePhoenix Jean Grey]] inexplicably dies at the end of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''Comicbook/XMen'' run. An editorial proclamation was made [[JoeQuesada from on high]] to get rid of her in order to make Cyclops "more interesting" by having him date Emma Frost.

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** Also, this sums up how [[ThePhoenix Jean Grey]] inexplicably dies at the end of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''Comicbook/XMen'' run. An editorial proclamation was made [[JoeQuesada [[Creator/JoeQuesada from on high]] to get rid of her in order to make Cyclops "more interesting" by having him date Emma Frost.
29th May '17 3:40:50 PM Prometheus117
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** Dosu, whose death at the hands of Gaara was a means of ensuring that Konoha Crush would go off without a hitch (since he was a Sound Ninja with a grudge against his leader Orochimaru who could have blabbed about it all had he not got cocky).



*** In his case, he sacrificed his life in order to bring back the lives of those he killed in his rampage of Konoha using a very powerful, but life-consuming jutsu. [[spoiler: At the least, he is resurrected alognside Itachi and spends a bit more time advising Naruto before he has to go once more]]

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*** In his case, he sacrificed his life in order to bring back the lives of those he killed in his rampage of Konoha using a very powerful, but life-consuming jutsu. [[spoiler: At the least, he is resurrected alognside alongside Itachi and spends a bit more time advising Naruto before he has to go once more]]
24th Apr '17 3:31:46 PM CorporalPie
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DeathOfTheHypotenuse is when this is used as a way of CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds. For a nonlethal version, see DeusExitMachina. DiabolusExMachina is when someone dies at the end just for the sake of a tragic ending. See also TooCoolToLive. StupidSacrifice occurs when the writers can't be bothered to think of a better way to kill someone off, but don't want to DropABridgeOnThem. This trope often takes the form of SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome, and often slaughters the TemporaryLoveInterest for whom being tied down would keep the show from being fun. Overlaps with TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled if the character had the best chance of saving the day.

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DeathOfTheHypotenuse is when this is used as a way of CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds. For a nonlethal version, see DeusExitMachina. DiabolusExMachina is when someone dies at the end just for the sake of a tragic ending. See also TooCoolToLive. StupidSacrifice occurs when the writers can't be bothered to think of a better way to kill someone off, but don't want to DropABridgeOnThem. This trope often takes the form of SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome, and often slaughters the TemporaryLoveInterest for whom being tied down would keep the show from being fun. Overlaps with TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled if the character had the best chance of saving the day.
day. ConvenientMiscarriage happens when a character does not want to be pregant, but GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion.
17th Apr '17 3:33:49 PM Dravencour
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It would take time and characterization to have the hero deal with it, so... the plot removes the complication by killing it off. Problem removed, and the plot goes just as planned.

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It would take time and characterization to have the hero deal with it, so... the plot removes the complication by killing it off.off the character in question. Problem removed, and the plot goes just as planned.
17th Apr '17 3:31:36 PM Dravencour
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It would take time and characterization to have the hero deal with it, so... the plot removes the complication by killing it. Problem removed, and the plot goes just as planned.

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It would take time and characterization to have the hero deal with it, so... the plot removes the complication by killing it.it off. Problem removed, and the plot goes just as planned.
22nd Jan '17 6:04:51 AM zippedidoodah
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** The same was said about [[spoiler:Mello]], with the author stating that [[spoiler:he]] had to carry the IdiotBall at certain moments, or otherwise [[spoiler: he would have been too effective and solved the Kira case]].
6th Jan '17 8:00:37 PM jamespolk
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* In 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).

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* In Film/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).security).
* ''Film/TheThief'': Might Katya and her little boy Sanya make a life together after they finally are separated from Toljan, thus making this a less depressing movie? Of course not! Katya dies from a botched abortion shortly after Toljan goes to prison.
14th Nov '16 5:00:50 PM Kayube
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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople The Almost People]]", the Doctor comes up with a weapon that will destroy Gangers but leave non-Gangers unharmed. The Doctor's own Ganger duplicate insists on being the one to use it, thus tidying himself neatly away along with the monster of the week.

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople The Almost People]]", the Doctor comes up with a weapon that will destroy Gangers but leave non-Gangers unharmed. The Doctor's own Ganger duplicate insists on being the one to use it, thus tidying himself neatly away along with the monster of the week. Meanwhile, all the human characters who died are replaced by their duplicates, while the duplicates of all the surviving human characters die, leaving only one copy of each of them and making things a lot less complicated for their families.
27th Sep '16 6:45:00 AM Wymar
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* This is your role in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse''. Especially in the anarchy route, which ends with [[KillEmAll you killing damn near everybody]] in order to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve rid the world of all the supernatural entities that plague it]].
23rd Aug '16 10:38:13 PM Everdream
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DeathOfTheHypotenuse is when this is used as a way of CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds. For a nonlethal version, see DeusExitMachina. DiabolusExMachina is when someone dies at the end just for the sake of a tragic ending. See also TooCoolToLive. StupidSacrifice occurs when the writers can't be bothered to think of a better way to kill someone off, but don't want to DropABridgeOnThem. This trope often takes the form of SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome, and often slaughters the TemporaryLoveInterest for whom being tied down would keep the show from being fun. Overlaps with TheWorldsExpertOnBeingKilled if the character had the best chance of saving the day.

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DeathOfTheHypotenuse is when this is used as a way of CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds. For a nonlethal version, see DeusExitMachina. DiabolusExMachina is when someone dies at the end just for the sake of a tragic ending. See also TooCoolToLive. StupidSacrifice occurs when the writers can't be bothered to think of a better way to kill someone off, but don't want to DropABridgeOnThem. This trope often takes the form of SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome, and often slaughters the TemporaryLoveInterest for whom being tied down would keep the show from being fun. Overlaps with TheWorldsExpertOnBeingKilled TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled if the character had the best chance of saving the day.


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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2:'' WordOfGod is that the reason [[spoiler: Stoick was killed]] was to make room for [[spoiler: Hiccup to become chief.]] Presumably, [[spoiler: the Bewilderbeast]] died for the exact same reason, just for a different character: [[spoiler: Toothless.]]
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