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20th Aug '16 6:30:50 PM BigKlingy
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** Archsage Athos
** Dark Sage Bramimond.

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** Archsage Athos
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Athos. He was so powerful he would've affected ''Binding Blade'' too majorly had he still been alive, so he had to die. Dark Sage Bramimond.Bramimond is implied to suffer a BusCrash between the two games, likely for the same reason.



** Greil in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''.
** Zelgius/The Black Knight in the sequel ''Radiant Dawn''.

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** Greil in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''.
** Zelgius/The Black Knight in the sequel ''Radiant Dawn''.
Radiance]]''. His death was necessary to begin Ike's ComingOfAgeStory.
10th Aug '16 11:11:57 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Comes up again with [[spoiler:all five members of Noble Team]] in ''Halo: Reach''. To clarify, the dead characters are [[spoiler:the elite squadron commander, the girl with the robot arm, the guy with the skull on his faceplace, the guy using a turret as his primary weapon and the main character who spends his/her last minutes trying to hold off the entire Covenant army.]] Too Cool To Live indeed.

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** Comes up again with [[spoiler:all [[spoiler:the five members of Noble Team]] Team who die]] in ''Halo: Reach''.''VideoGame/HaloReach''. To clarify, the dead characters are [[spoiler:the elite squadron commander, the girl with the robot arm, the guy with the skull on his faceplace, the guy using a turret as his primary weapon and the main character who spends his/her last minutes trying to hold off the entire Covenant army.]] Too Cool To Live indeed.
30th Jul '16 5:14:42 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[spoiler: Reinforce (Eins)]] from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. She's [[NoSell untouched]] by Nanoha's point-blank [[DeadlyUpgrade Excelion Buster]] ''and'' shows the girl a '''real''' Starlight Breaker. Clearly too awesome to be allowed to stay alive.

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* [[spoiler: Reinforce (Eins)]] from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. She's [[NoSell untouched]] by Nanoha's point-blank [[DeadlyUpgrade Excelion Buster]] ''and'' shows the girl a '''real''' Starlight Breaker. Clearly too awesome to be allowed to stay alive.
7th Jul '16 10:21:06 AM Willbyr
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* Balgus from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''. Sure, he was the mentor to TheHero until this point, but he was a giant of a man with BadAss scars who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took out an enemy mecha on foot]] with a BFS on a show where this sort of thing generally doesn't happen.

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* Balgus from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''.''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''. Sure, he was the mentor to TheHero until this point, but he was a giant of a man with BadAss scars who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took out an enemy mecha on foot]] with a BFS on a show where this sort of thing generally doesn't happen.
4th Jul '16 2:46:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rod "Torque" Redline from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''. Voiced by Creator/BruceCampbell, said many funny one-liners, and killed in his second appearance.

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* Rod "Torque" Redline from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''.''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''. Voiced by Creator/BruceCampbell, said many funny one-liners, and killed in his second appearance.
4th Jul '16 2:45:37 AM Morgenthaler
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See also TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth - a character who is just too gentle to stay in the story and TooPowerfulToLive - a villain who is just too dangerous thanks to his StoryBreakerPower. Also tends to cross over with TheObiWan. Many {{Crutch Character}}s in video games channel this trope. Compare TooHappyToLive.

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See also TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth - a character who is just too gentle to stay in the story and TooPowerfulToLive - a villain who is just too dangerous thanks to his StoryBreakerPower. Also tends to cross over with TheObiWan.TheMentor. Many {{Crutch Character}}s in video games channel this trope. Compare TooHappyToLive.



** Kamina, though Simon [[spoiler:becomes ''[[TookALevelInBadass more]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass awesome]] after the TimeSkip. Kamina himself admits this in the LotusEaterMachine]]. But hey, [[TheObiWan that comes with the job description]].

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** Kamina, though Simon [[spoiler:becomes ''[[TookALevelInBadass more]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass awesome]] after the TimeSkip. Kamina himself admits this in the LotusEaterMachine]]. But hey, [[TheObiWan that comes with the job description]].description.



* Balgus from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''. Sure, he was TheObiWan to TheHero until this point, but he was a giant of a man with BadAss scars who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took out an enemy mecha on foot]] with a BFS on a show where this sort of thing generally doesn't happen.

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* Balgus from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''. Sure, he was TheObiWan the mentor to TheHero until this point, but he was a giant of a man with BadAss scars who [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took out an enemy mecha on foot]] with a BFS on a show where this sort of thing generally doesn't happen.



** Only Nishi? Perhaps the more obvious case of Too Cool To Live in ''Gantz'' would be [[AllLovingHero Kato]], who quite a few people preferred to [[JerkAss Kurono]] before the latter's CharacterDevelopment (thankfully, he comes back in the manga as well). [[TheObiWan Sakata]] and [[BadassGrandpa Suzuki]] easily qualify late in the manga as well.

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** Only Nishi? Perhaps the more obvious case of Too Cool To Live in ''Gantz'' would be [[AllLovingHero Kato]], who quite a few people preferred to [[JerkAss Kurono]] before the latter's CharacterDevelopment (thankfully, he comes back in the manga as well). [[TheObiWan Sakata]] Sakata and [[BadassGrandpa Suzuki]] easily qualify late in the manga as well.



** [[TheObiWan Jiraiya]] the Toad Sannin has become this over the course of Part II since his death. Possessing a high amount of {{Badass}} skill, his own SuperMode, and being able to fight the DiscOneFinalBoss and temporarily defeat him, as well as his own wisdom being used to ''redeem'' his fallen student through Naruto Uzumaki, it's easily to see why he's cool. Even Kabuto lamented his inability to use Edo Tensei on him.

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** [[TheObiWan Jiraiya]] Jiraiya the Toad Sannin has become this over the course of Part II since his death. Possessing a high amount of {{Badass}} skill, his own SuperMode, and being able to fight the DiscOneFinalBoss and temporarily defeat him, as well as his own wisdom being used to ''redeem'' his fallen student through Naruto Uzumaki, it's easily to see why he's cool. Even Kabuto lamented his inability to use Edo Tensei on him.



* "Hot Ice" Hilda served as TheObiWan for [[Manga/OutlawStar Geene Starwind]] until she sacrificed herself fighting off SpacePirates. A long-time dream of fans is the creation of a {{Prequel}} detailing just how she got to be so BadAss.

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* "Hot Ice" Hilda served as TheObiWan the mentor for [[Manga/OutlawStar Geene Starwind]] until she sacrificed herself fighting off SpacePirates. A long-time dream of fans is the creation of a {{Prequel}} detailing just how she got to be so BadAss.badass.



* ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' had Shinonome Hangetsu, the [[AnimalMotifs dog knight]]. He was a martial arts master, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower even before gaining his]] PsychicPowers, was effortlessly cool and respectable, lightening the mood in a dark story, and was still a FunPersonified ManChild, with a love of {{Toku}}satsu and anime. He is also the [[TheObiWan first knight in the manga to die]], passing on his skills to the AntiHero, Yuuhi.

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* ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' had Shinonome Hangetsu, the [[AnimalMotifs dog knight]]. He was a martial arts master, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower even before gaining his]] PsychicPowers, was effortlessly cool and respectable, lightening the mood in a dark story, and was still a FunPersonified ManChild, with a love of {{Toku}}satsu and anime. He is also the [[TheObiWan first knight in the manga to die]], die, passing on his skills to the AntiHero, Yuuhi.
14th Jun '16 6:22:47 AM NozzDogg
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* It is actually possible for players to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' with the Experienced trait. The trait gives more character creation points while cutting down the number of story points, which are mechanically PlotArmor. The trait can even be taken multiple times, meaning that the more experienced and ''cool'' a character is, the less influence they have on the story and the more likely they are to die prematurely.

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* It is actually possible for players to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' with the Experienced trait. The trait gives more character creation points while cutting down the number of story points, which are mechanically PlotArmor. The trait can even be taken multiple times, meaning that the more experienced and ''cool'' a character is, the less influence they have on the story and the more likely they are to die prematurely. It essentially turns someone into the cool supporting character.
14th Jun '16 6:17:29 AM NozzDogg
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* It is actually possible for players to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' with the Experienced trait. The trait gives more character creation points while cutting down the number of story points, which are mechanically PlotArmor. The trait can even be taken multiple times, meaning that the more experienced and ''cool'' a character is, the less influence they have on the story and the more likely they are to die prematurely.
7th Jun '16 3:58:58 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Roy Focker in the original ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''. As a BigBrotherMentor who was still able to fight, he had to die so that Hikaru could take over command of Skull Squadron.

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* Roy Focker in the original ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''.''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. As a BigBrotherMentor who was still able to fight, he had to die so that Hikaru could take over command of Skull Squadron.
4th Jun '16 6:49:01 PM greatpikminfan
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* The first major character that was KilledOffForReal in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' also happened to be one of the biggest {{badass}}es in the entire series: [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bro]] (who, appropriately enough, is a retroactive [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] {{Expy}}). At the time of death, he and [[FutureBadass Davesprite]] were duelling [[BigBad Jack]] [[OneManArmy Noir]] and could feasibly have defeated him if [[PhysicalGod he hadn't gained First Guardian powers from Becquerel's prototyping midway through the fight]]; earlier, Bro alone [[DuelBoss successfully duelled him]] on even ground to a standstill.

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* The first major character that was KilledOffForReal in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' also happened to be one of the biggest {{badass}}es in the entire series: [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bro]] (who, appropriately enough, is a retroactive [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] {{Expy}}). At the time of death, he and [[FutureBadass Davesprite]] were duelling [[BigBad [[DiscOneFinalBoss Jack]] [[OneManArmy Noir]] and could feasibly have defeated him if [[PhysicalGod he hadn't gained First Guardian powers from Becquerel's prototyping midway through the fight]]; earlier, Bro alone [[DuelBoss successfully duelled him]] on even ground to a standstill.
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