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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.
7th Jun '16 3:58:30 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* A long-standing joke in the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' franchise is that if a pilot eats, requests, or is promised a pineapple dish, they are going to die, after the famous episode in which Roy Focker dies after being promised pineapple salad. ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' played with this when they quite clearly played up Ozma Lee's desire for pineapple cake to be this trope, and then he survives the episode (and the series).

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* A long-standing joke in the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise is that if a pilot eats, requests, or is promised a pineapple dish, they are going to die, after the famous ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' episode in which Roy Focker dies after being promised pineapple salad. ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' played with this when they quite clearly played up Ozma Lee's desire for pineapple cake to be this trope, and then he survives the episode (and the series).
22nd May '16 11:28:18 AM DaFlabbagasta
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* The Japanese trailers leading up to ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' ran with the catchprhase "Godzilla dies". While it would seem that a MonsterOfTheWeek based off the Oxygen Destroyer that killed Godzilla before would finally slay the King of Monsters (this was, at the time, Godzilla's third incarnation), it wasn't actually the case. Godzilla was actually killed [[spoiler:when his nuclear body began to melt down, and Destoroyah apparently had nothing directly to do with it. While Godzilla does ''die'', the baby Godzilla that had been maturing since ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII'' would eventually absorb the dying Godzilla's radiation, both saving the Earth from a catastrophic explosion and, more importantly, mutating the ''Godzilla Junior'' into a full-grown replacement to his predecessor]]. Even if that had not happened, that movie ended the Heisei continuity and later Godzilla films were set in mostly separate continuities, so they wouldn't be affected by Godzilla being dead in this one.

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* The Japanese trailers leading up to ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' ran with the catchprhase catchphrase "Godzilla dies". While it would seem that a MonsterOfTheWeek based off the Oxygen Destroyer that killed Godzilla before would finally slay the King of Monsters (this was, at the time, Godzilla's third incarnation), it wasn't actually the case. Godzilla was actually killed [[spoiler:when his nuclear body began to melt down, and Destoroyah apparently had nothing directly to do with it. While Godzilla does ''die'', the baby Godzilla that had been maturing since ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII'' would eventually absorb the dying Godzilla's radiation, both saving the Earth from a catastrophic explosion and, more importantly, mutating the ''Godzilla Junior'' into a full-grown replacement to his predecessor]]. Even if that had not happened, that movie ended the Heisei continuity and later Godzilla films were set in mostly separate continuities, so they wouldn't be affected by Godzilla being dead in this one.
18th Apr '16 12:40:44 PM DarkStorm
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is playing with it as part of the promotion for their upcoming free to play transition as seen in [[http://www.blogcdn.com/massively.joystiq.com/media/2011/07/manticoreteaserfinals.jpg this]] promotional teaser. So far [[spoiler:Alexis Cole-Duncan, the daughter of Statesman and the mother of Ms. Liberty]] has died. She made her first appearance in the story arc where she gets killed. Time will tell if there are more casualties.

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is playing with it did this as part of the promotion for their upcoming free to play transition as seen in [[http://www.blogcdn.com/massively.joystiq.com/media/2011/07/manticoreteaserfinals.jpg this]] promotional teaser. So far The Signature Storyline entitled "Who Will Die?" featured the deaths of three characters: [[spoiler:Alexis Cole-Duncan, the daughter of Statesman and the mother of Ms. Liberty]] has died. She Liberty, followed by Statesman himself, and, as a surprise bonus death, Sister Psyche]]. One of them made her made their first appearance in the story arc where she gets killed. Time will tell if there they get killed, but the other two are more casualties.major characters. The game was even changed in the following update to remove all references to them as living characters, so it's not as much of a spoiler in retrospect.
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