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22nd Aug '16 12:37:46 PM Eddy1215
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* Four Jedi Knights set out to arrest Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious in Star Wars III: RevengeOfTheSith. They're led by Jedi Master Mace Windu, who had just then been warned by Anakin that Palpatine was a Sith Lord, so there's no excuse for being taken by surprise. And yet Sidious takes them by surprise. Two Jedi ''don't even parry a single slash from Sidious's lightsaber'' before immediately dying, and one more gets in a few blocks before being felled. Only Mace Windu survives long enough to offer a decent lightsaber battle. Windu is not this trope. The other three Jedi are.

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* Four Jedi Knights set out to arrest Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious in Star Wars III: RevengeOfTheSith.''RevengeOfTheSith''. They're led by Jedi Master Mace Windu, who had just then been warned by Anakin that Palpatine was a Sith Lord, so there's no excuse for being taken by surprise. And yet Sidious takes them by surprise. Two Jedi ''don't even parry a single slash from Sidious's lightsaber'' before immediately dying, and one more gets in a few blocks before being felled. Only Mace Windu survives long enough to offer a decent lightsaber battle. Windu is not this trope. The other three Jedi are.



* In the Season 2 premire of WesternAnimation/GravityFalls when Zombies attack the Mystery Shack Soos says he's been preparing for this moment all his life... only to immediately get bitten. He gets turned back at the end.

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* In the Season 2 premire premiere of WesternAnimation/GravityFalls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when Zombies zombies attack the Mystery Shack Shack, Soos says he's been preparing for this moment all his life... only to immediately get bitten. He gets turned back at the end.
22nd Aug '16 12:30:07 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Anime/.GaReiZero'' begins with an elite squad of anti-paranormal fighters being sent out to deal with the latest threat. At the end of the first episode, every one of them is killed. Then the real story begins in episode 2.

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* ''Anime/.GaReiZero'' ''Anime/GaReiZero'' begins with an elite squad of anti-paranormal fighters being sent out to deal with the latest threat. At the end of the first episode, every one of them is killed. Then the real story begins in episode 2.
22nd Aug '16 12:26:09 PM Eddy1215
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Unfortunately for them, they're not the hero of the story and hence cannot rely on PlotArmor. Even more unfortunately, they're just useful enough to the hero that their death will make our heroes even more vulnerable, and their plight more dramatic. Worse still, since they're the expert on The Threat, their death by the Threat will augment the advantage the villain has over the heroes -- after all, if this Expert couldn't win against them, what shot do our non-Expert main heroes have?

Compare/contrast TheMentor, who is also wise to the threat and [[MentorOccupationalHazard often killed by it]] nonetheless, but The Obi Wan's death, if and when it comes, is often a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, ObiWanMoment, or at least dramatic. Compare also TheWorfEffect, which is where an enemy dispatches a more generally established badass with ease, rather than one specialized against them. Finally, consider MentorOccupationalHazard, which is the tendency of mentors to the hero to die. This is one of ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest.

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Unfortunately for them, [[DecoyProtagonist they're not the hero of the story story]] and hence cannot rely on PlotArmor. Even more unfortunately, they're just useful enough to the hero that their death will make our heroes even more vulnerable, and their plight more dramatic. Worse still, since they're the expert on The Threat, their death by the Threat will augment the advantage the villain has over the heroes -- after all, if this Expert couldn't win against them, what shot do our non-Expert main heroes have?

Compare/contrast TheMentor, who is also wise to the threat and [[MentorOccupationalHazard often killed by it]] nonetheless, but The Obi Wan's death, if and when it comes, is often a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, ObiWanMoment, or at least dramatic. Compare also TheWorfEffect, which is where an enemy dispatches a more generally established badass with ease, rather than one specialized against them. Finally, consider MentorOccupationalHazard, which is the tendency of mentors to the hero to die. This is one of ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest.
ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest. See also NegatedMomentOfAwesome if a lot of build up is put into introducing them.



* ''GaReiZero'' begins with an elite squad of anti-paranormal fighters being sent out to deal with the latest threat. At the end of the first episode, every one of them is killed. Then the real story begins in episode 2.

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* ''GaReiZero'' ''Anime/.GaReiZero'' begins with an elite squad of anti-paranormal fighters being sent out to deal with the latest threat. At the end of the first episode, every one of them is killed. Then the real story begins in episode 2.
6th Aug '16 6:12:19 PM Fighteer
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* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': Amerasu, the oldest Sithi and second oldest thinking being in [[StandardFantasySetting Osten Ard]], is the only character with enough knowledge and power to fully understand the plans of the [[BigBad Storm King]] and the Norn Queen, Utuk'ku, who is aiding him. As Utuk'ku is the oldest thinking being, however, and has spent centuries building her power, she is able to silence Amerasu right before she can reveal her knowledge to the protagonists, seemingly without effort. The job is then completed by her huntsman, who kills Amerasu's body.

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* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn''
** One of the first priorities of the villains in securing control of Osten Ard to enact their plan to return the [[BigBad Storm King]] to life is the elimination of anyone who knows enough about their plans to be a threat, which includes the League of the Scroll, a group of scholars who've spent their entire lives studying the lore surrounding him.
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Amerasu, the oldest Sithi and second oldest thinking being in [[StandardFantasySetting Osten Ard]], is the only character with enough knowledge and power to fully understand the plans of the [[BigBad Storm King]] and the Norn Queen, Utuk'ku, who is aiding him. As Utuk'ku is the oldest thinking being, however, and has spent centuries building her power, she is able to silence Amerasu right before she can reveal her knowledge to the protagonists, seemingly without effort. The job is then completed by her huntsman, who kills Amerasu's body.
13th Jul '16 3:33:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded in Webcomic/NipAndTuck when their [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within A Movie]] [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00619.html Man On The Border]] introduces the lead character's partner:

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* Lampshaded in Webcomic/NipAndTuck ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'' when their [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within A Movie]] [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00619.html Man ''Man On The Border]] Border'' introduces the lead character's partner:
10th Jul '16 1:11:50 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter'', an older brother of one of Jason's victims has been tracking him since his sister's death, seeming to set him up as the big hero who will finally put an end to Jason's rampage. In a NegatedMomentOfAwesome combined with a bit of {{Narm}}, [[DecoyProtagonist Jason kills him]] in an [[AntiClimax anti-climatic fashion]] while he screams "[[CaptainObvious He's killing me! He's killing me!]]".
8th Jul '16 4:02:56 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare/contrast TheObiWan, who is also wise to the threat and often killed by it nonetheless, but The Obi Wan's death, if and when it comes, is often a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, ObiWanMoment, or at least dramatic. Compare also TheWorfEffect, which is where an enemy dispatches a more generally established badass with ease, rather than one specialized against them. Finally, consider MentorOccupationalHazard, which is the tendency of mentors to the hero to die. This is one of ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest.

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Compare/contrast TheObiWan, TheMentor, who is also wise to the threat and [[MentorOccupationalHazard often killed by it it]] nonetheless, but The Obi Wan's death, if and when it comes, is often a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, ObiWanMoment, or at least dramatic. Compare also TheWorfEffect, which is where an enemy dispatches a more generally established badass with ease, rather than one specialized against them. Finally, consider MentorOccupationalHazard, which is the tendency of mentors to the hero to die. This is one of ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': The entire order of Grey Wardens in Ferelden, many of them with decades of experience of fighting darkspawn, goes to Ostagar to stop the Blight. They are all killed off in the prologue, among them TheObiWan, leaving just the two newest recruits to succeed where they failed.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': The entire order of Grey Wardens in Ferelden, many of them with decades of experience of fighting darkspawn, goes to Ostagar to stop the Blight. They are all killed off in the prologue, among them TheObiWan, the mentor, leaving just the two newest recruits to succeed where they failed.
26th Jun '16 10:09:07 PM appealus
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* Russell Franklin from ''Film/DeepBlueSea''. The movie is about a team of scientists and assorted staff members trying to survive a flooded science station infested with killer, mind-enhanced sharks. Fortunately, Russell Franklin is well prepared for this situation, as he has survived a similar dire life-threatening incident before when he was stranded on top of a mountain range. Unfortunately, he is ripped apart by sharks right as he's giving a big speech telling the everyone how to handle their predicament.

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* Russell Franklin from ''Film/DeepBlueSea''. The movie is about a team of scientists and assorted staff members trying to survive a flooded science station infested with killer, mind-enhanced sharks. Fortunately, Russell Franklin is well prepared for this situation, as he has survived a similar dire life-threatening incident before when he was stranded on top of a mountain range. Unfortunately, he is ripped apart by sharks right as he's giving a big speech telling the everyone how to handle their predicament.
25th Jun '16 12:06:35 AM Mhazard
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-->'''Tomasso di Viterbo:''' The assassin will not appear in front of you. The assassin will come out of the shadows [[KillesMidSentence and--]]

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-->'''Tomasso di Viterbo:''' The assassin will not appear in front of you. The assassin will come out of the shadows [[KillesMidSentence [[KilledMidSentence and--]]
25th Jun '16 12:06:01 AM Mhazard
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-->'''Tomasso di Viterbo:''' The assassin will not appear in front of you. The assassin will come out of the shadows and--
-->'''Ezio:''' [''rushes on foot right up to Viterbo's side, pulls him leg first off of the saddle and stabs him through the throat with the Hidden Blade as he lands'']

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-->'''Tomasso di Viterbo:''' The assassin will not appear in front of you. The assassin will come out of the shadows and--
[[KillesMidSentence and--]]
-->'''Ezio:''' [''rushes (''rushes on foot right up to Viterbo's side, pulls him leg first off of the saddle and stabs him through the throat with the Hidden Blade as he lands'']lands'')
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