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26th Sep '17 4:01:16 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' world event ''The Bird and the Beast'' was hyped as this. The conflict was between Bandos and Armadyl racing to build their respective god-killing superweapons, with players deciding which side to help. The loser would get the wrong end of the winner's completed weapon and die, unlike the previous world event where the loser was merely weakened. [[spoiler: Armadyl won the day and Bandos was KilledOffForReal.]]
24th Sep '17 11:46:04 AM nombretomado
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* The first book of ''The {{Belgariad}}'' sequel series ''The Malloreon'', has a prophecy dictating one of the party of heroes [[YouCantFightFate will not survive their quest]]. Just before the final battle, ''every single one'' of the party comes up to say goodbye to Belgarion (who, being the acknowledged hero, is the only member who isn't even theoretically in danger), since they all think they're going to be the one to die. [[spoiler:It turns out to be Toth, Cyradis's guide, who is somewhat forgettable. This becomes FridgeBrilliance when you realize that every other character in the story has had a role in the adventure, something that the characters have explicitly realized and discussed - meaning Toth came along ''specifically to be killed at this point''.]]

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* The first book of ''The {{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' sequel series ''The Malloreon'', has a prophecy dictating one of the party of heroes [[YouCantFightFate will not survive their quest]]. Just before the final battle, ''every single one'' of the party comes up to say goodbye to Belgarion (who, being the acknowledged hero, is the only member who isn't even theoretically in danger), since they all think they're going to be the one to die. [[spoiler:It turns out to be Toth, Cyradis's guide, who is somewhat forgettable. This becomes FridgeBrilliance when you realize that every other character in the story has had a role in the adventure, something that the characters have explicitly realized and discussed - meaning Toth came along ''specifically to be killed at this point''.]]
4th Sep '17 8:08:11 AM Malady
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* The back cover blurb of ''AvalonWebOfMagic'''s sixth book, ''Trial by Fire'', advertised that someone died. It was [[spoiler: Stormbringer]], later revealed as a DisneyDeath.
* Two example from ''Literature/WarriorCats'':

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* The back cover blurb of ''AvalonWebOfMagic'''s ''Literature/AvalonWebOfMagic'''s sixth book, ''Trial by Fire'', advertised that someone died. It was [[spoiler: Stormbringer]], [[spoiler:Stormbringer]], later revealed as a DisneyDeath.
* Two example examples from ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
14th Jul '17 7:52:37 AM thatother1dude
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* "On the next ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''...someone..." (''camera on Grif'') "...will..." (''zoom-in on Grif'') "...die." (''close-up on Grif'')

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* "On the next ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''...someone..." (''camera on Grif'') "...will..." (''zoom-in on Grif'') "...die." (''close-up on Grif'')Grif'') It was [[spoiler: Church]] by the way, [[OurGhostsAreDifferent not that it did much]].



** It was [[spoiler: Church]] by the way.
** This was probably intended as parody as it is only 7 episodes into the series
11th Mar '17 11:41:34 AM nombretomado
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* The video game ''MetalGearSolid4'' was hyped in a similar way. Trailers for the game hinted at the possibility of Snake, the main character, committing suicide and the game is being called "Snake's Final Mission". [[spoiler:Snake ''did'', die... it just wasn't ''Solid'' Snake. MGS 3 star ''Naked'' Snake (better known as Big Boss) is killed (after convincing Solid Snake not to kill himself).]]

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* The video game ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' was hyped in a similar way. Trailers for the game hinted at the possibility of Snake, the main character, committing suicide and the game is being called "Snake's Final Mission". [[spoiler:Snake ''did'', die... it just wasn't ''Solid'' Snake. MGS 3 star ''Naked'' Snake (better known as Big Boss) is killed (after convincing Solid Snake not to kill himself).]]
27th Jan '17 6:37:07 PM IniuriaTalis
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* The cover quote of the final book of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is ''It began with six. It will end with five''. Oh, NOW they get it right! Sort of. It REALLY began with five.



* The FramingDevice of one of the supplementary Literature/{{Animorphs}} books is the Ellimist speaking to an unnamed character as/after they die. ''"It began with six. It will end with five."'' [[spoiler:It was Rachel]], by the way.

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* The FramingDevice of one of the supplementary Literature/{{Animorphs}} ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books is the Ellimist speaking to an unnamed character as/after they die. ''"It began with six. It will end with five."'' [[spoiler:It was Rachel]], by the way.
22nd Dec '16 10:43:42 PM SchrodingersOni
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*** Or so we thought, until Yamamoto's death at the hands of Yhwach.
28th Sep '16 1:02:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Fully skewered in the ''{{Girly}}'', though not through advertising. A fortune-teller tells three cops that one of them will die today, which of course means that the one just introduced two frames earlier, ''whose name is Officer Getskilled'', will die, right? [[spoiler:Wrong! It turns out she's talking about a fly that was on one of the cops' shoulder at the time she made her proclamation.]]

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* Fully skewered in the ''{{Girly}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'', though not through advertising. A fortune-teller tells three cops that one of them will die today, which of course means that the one just introduced two frames earlier, ''whose name is Officer Getskilled'', will die, right? [[spoiler:Wrong! It turns out she's talking about a fly that was on one of the cops' shoulder at the time she made her proclamation.]]



* In a story arc begun by [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1667.html this strip]] of ''IrregularWebcomic'', the author (a character in the comic) announces the impending death of a major character by the end of 2007 (some 5 months after the announcement). Soon, nearly every theme is set up with characters facing deadly circumstances. In the end, the author [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1800.html himself is shocked by who it turns out to be]].

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* In a story arc begun by [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1667.html this strip]] of ''IrregularWebcomic'', ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', the author (a character in the comic) announces the impending death of a major character by the end of 2007 (some 5 months after the announcement). Soon, nearly every theme is set up with characters facing deadly circumstances. In the end, the author [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1800.html himself is shocked by who it turns out to be]].



* In ''{{Unsounded}}'' it's promised that not everyone will live to see sunrise. [[spoiler: Two named characters die, one partway through, the other right at the end.]]

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* In ''{{Unsounded}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' it's promised that not everyone will live to see sunrise. [[spoiler: Two named characters die, one partway through, the other right at the end.]]



* Done twice by ''{{lonelygirl15}}'', in the advertising for both "Bloodlines" and "Prom: It's To Die For".

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* Done twice by ''{{lonelygirl15}}'', ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'', in the advertising for both "Bloodlines" and "Prom: It's To Die For".
5th Sep '16 8:10:54 AM ThatBitterTase
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* Early in the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' book ''The Bellmaker'', a prophecy states "Five will ride the Roaringburn, but only four will e'er return." [[spoiler:It's a subversion - the fifth person [[IChooseToStay stays behind in the land they visit]]. This was well after the point Brian Jacques stopped letting heroes be in real danger.]]



* ''Videogame/MassEffect1'' played this up heavily in the prerelease trailers. [[spoiler:They weren't kidding, either.]]

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* ''Videogame/MassEffect1'' played this up heavily in the prerelease trailers. [[spoiler:They weren't kidding, either.]] Better yet, '''''you choose who.''''']]
4th Jul '16 2:44:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Famously subverted early in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'': After parodying this trope in the ShowWithinAShow ''Gekiganger III'', one episode strongly foreshadows the [[RedemptionEqualsDeath death]] of Jun Aoi, series {{Buttmonkey}}, who tries to make up for a FaceHeelTurn by a HeroicSacrifice. Although he manages to avoid RedemptionEqualsDeath, the incredibly popular character Gai Daigouji, {{Otaku}} and Anime-style TheObiWan to the protagonist, is suddenly and anticlimactically KilledOffForReal by [[GeneralRipper an escaping Admiral]] who had been held prisoner. Gai didn't die trying to stop the escape - he never even knew what was happening.

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* Famously subverted early in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'': After parodying this trope in the ShowWithinAShow ''Gekiganger III'', one episode strongly foreshadows the [[RedemptionEqualsDeath death]] of Jun Aoi, series {{Buttmonkey}}, who tries to make up for a FaceHeelTurn by a HeroicSacrifice. Although he manages to avoid RedemptionEqualsDeath, the incredibly popular character Gai Daigouji, {{Otaku}} and Anime-style TheObiWan mentor to the protagonist, is suddenly and anticlimactically KilledOffForReal by [[GeneralRipper an escaping Admiral]] who had been held prisoner. Gai didn't die trying to stop the escape - he never even knew what was happening.
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