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12th Oct '17 2:43:35 AM IAmNewBillTell
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* Frequently in ''Series/{{GameOfThrones}}'', though the most recent example is the death of Littlefinger in the Season 7 finale. Notable in that he'd been a mainstay of the series as one of it's primary villains, a ManipulativeBastard who rose to power via subtle politics and clever schemes in a complex web of intrigue. Now that the main conflict is reduced to a fight against a zombie army followed by the straightforward dethroning of a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen mad queen]], there's no place for him in the story.

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* Frequently in ''Series/{{GameOfThrones}}'', ''Series/{{Game of Thrones}}'', though the most recent example is the death of Littlefinger in the Season 7 finale. Notable in that he'd been a mainstay of the series as one of it's primary villains, a ManipulativeBastard who rose to power via subtle politics and clever schemes in a complex web of intrigue. Now that the main conflict is reduced to a fight against a zombie army followed by the straightforward dethroning of a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen mad queen]], there's no place for him in the story.
3rd Oct '17 12:51:08 PM dasuberkaiser
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* [[spoiler:Whitebeard]] from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Of course it is inevitable as the character's existence is standing in the way of not only the main character's ambitions but [[LiesDamnedLiesandStatistics 70%]] of the extended casts' hopes and dreams too. That's what happens when you're [[spoiler:the most likely candidate for the title [[ToBeAMaster the hero wants]], and you're not evil enough for him to beat you himself.]]

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* [[spoiler:Whitebeard]] from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Of course it is inevitable as the character's existence is standing in the way of not only the main character's ambitions but [[LiesDamnedLiesandStatistics [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics 70%]] of the extended casts' hopes and dreams too. That's what happens when you're [[spoiler:the most likely candidate for the title [[ToBeAMaster the hero wants]], and you're not evil enough for him to beat you himself.]]
9th Sep '17 3:06:14 PM JeremySkunk
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* Played for laughs in Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail. A terrible animated monster is chasing Arthur and his Knights, and is only defeated when the ''[[AuthorExistenceFailure animator animating the monster]]'' has a heart attack.
30th Aug '17 10:23:26 AM MotiveFan
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* Frequently in ''Series/{{GameOfThrones}}'', though the most recent example is the death of Littlefinger in the Season 7 finale. Notable in that he'd been a mainstay of the series as one of it's primary villains, a ManipulativeBastard who rose to power via subtle politics and clever schemes in a complex web of intrigue. Now that the main conflict is reduced to a fight against a zombie army followed by the straightforward dethroning of a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen mad queen]], there's no place for him in the story.
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]].
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