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9th Feb '18 5:36:52 PM Lopiny
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->''"I loved that girl, like she was my own. She was good, she was kind and you '''KILLED HER!'''"''

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->''"I loved that girl, like she was my own. She was good, she was kind kind, and you '''KILLED HER!'''"''
9th Feb '18 5:33:29 PM Lopiny
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->''"'''I loved that girl, like she was my own. She was good she was kind and you KILLED HER!'''"''

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->''"'''I ->''"I loved that girl, like she was my own. She was good good, she was kind and you KILLED '''KILLED HER!'''"''
9th Feb '18 4:12:21 PM TheLuckyCat
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* [[spoiler: Celia]] in the novel ''Literature/WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin''.



** Talisa in Season 3.
** Shireen and Myrcella in Season 5.

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** Talisa in Season 3.
** Shireen and Myrcella in Season 5.5, the former's death even providing the [[{{Tearjerker}} heartbreaking]] page quote.


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** According to Oberyn Martell, Princess Elia, though it should be noted [[BigBrotherInstinct he's a rather bias source.]]
13th Jan '18 5:08:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{King Lear}}'': The eponymous King's youngest daughter Cordelia. It is announced during the final scene that they were just a little too late to save her from execution, and cue her [[DespairEventHorizon devastated father]] [[TearJerker staggering in with her corpse in his armsÖ]]

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* ''{{King ''Theatre/{{King Lear}}'': The eponymous King's youngest daughter Cordelia. It is announced during the final scene that they were just a little too late to save her from execution, and cue her [[DespairEventHorizon devastated father]] [[TearJerker staggering in with her corpse in his armsÖ]]
8th Jan '18 6:06:03 PM Willbyr
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A popular and [[OlderThanFeudalism old]] (and perhaps [[DiscreditedTrope outdated]] but [[UndeadHorseTrope overused]]) trope to justify KillTheCutie. If there is a child of [[BeautyEqualsGoodness extraordinary beauty]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness goodness]], and [[TheIngenue innocence]] in the story, she ([[WomenAreWiser itís usually a she]]) will invariably die in as {{Anvilicious}} a manner as possible. The child will be certainly an IllGirl, and frequently a WaifProphet, whose death will be [[SoapOperaDisease slow, torturous and lingering]] ([[VictorianNovelDisease tuberculosis]] or other disease was a particular favorite in the 19th Century), giving the child a chance to [[FinalSpeech bid farewell]] to everyone she loved in a long, drawn-out drama scene. Sometimes she gets to speak a few last words to hammer in AnAesop relevant to the larger plot at hand. After she's breathed her last, her loss is mourned by all who knew her -- in particularly extreme cases even the BigBad [[AntagonistInMourning will take a moment to reflect on it]] -- and may serve to [[StuffedIntoTheFridge re-energize tired or disillusioned heroes to fight on for her cause]].

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A popular and [[OlderThanFeudalism old]] {{old|erThanFeudalism}} (and perhaps [[DiscreditedTrope outdated]] but [[UndeadHorseTrope overused]]) trope to justify KillTheCutie. If there is a child of [[BeautyEqualsGoodness extraordinary beauty]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness goodness]], and [[TheIngenue innocence]] in the story, she ([[WomenAreWiser itís usually a she]]) will invariably die in as {{Anvilicious}} a manner as possible. The child will be certainly an IllGirl, and frequently a WaifProphet, whose death will be [[SoapOperaDisease slow, torturous and lingering]] ([[VictorianNovelDisease tuberculosis]] or other disease was a particular favorite in the 19th Century), giving the child a chance to [[FinalSpeech bid farewell]] to everyone she loved in a long, drawn-out drama scene. Sometimes she gets to speak a few last words to hammer in AnAesop relevant to the larger plot at hand. After she's breathed her last, her loss is mourned by all who knew her -- in particularly extreme cases even the BigBad [[AntagonistInMourning will take a moment to reflect on it]] -- and may serve to [[StuffedIntoTheFridge re-energize tired or disillusioned heroes to fight on for her cause]].



8th Jan '18 11:09:43 AM MasterN
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A popular and [[OlderThanFeudalism old]] (and perhaps [[DiscreditedTrope outdated]] but [[UndeadHorseTrope overused]]) trope to justify KillTheCutie. If there is a child of extraordinary beauty, goodness and innocence in the story, she will invariably die in as {{Anvilicious}} a manner as possible. The child will be certainly an IllGirl, and frequently a WaifProphet, whose death will be [[SoapOperaDisease slow, torturous and lingering]] ([[VictorianNovelDisease tuberculosis]] or other disease was a particular favorite in the 19th Century), giving the child a chance to [[FinalSpeech bid farewell]] to everyone she loved in a long, drawn-out drama scene. Sometimes she gets to speak a few last words to hammer in AnAesop relevant to the larger plot at hand. After she's breathed her last, her loss is mourned by all who knew her -- in particularly extreme cases even the BigBad will take a moment to reflect on it -- and may serve to re-energize tired or disillusioned heroes to fight on for her cause.

The trope name comes from a frequent comment made at the subsequent funeral, that the poor departed child was too good for this [[CrapsackWorld sinful earth]], and thus was called home to Heaven by a merciful God. In Real Life this trope may have been of some comfort to the friends and next of kin back in the days before decent sanitation and modern medical care.

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A popular and [[OlderThanFeudalism old]] (and perhaps [[DiscreditedTrope outdated]] but [[UndeadHorseTrope overused]]) trope to justify KillTheCutie. If there is a child of [[BeautyEqualsGoodness extraordinary beauty, goodness beauty]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness goodness]], and innocence [[TheIngenue innocence]] in the story, she ([[WomenAreWiser itís usually a she]]) will invariably die in as {{Anvilicious}} a manner as possible. The child will be certainly an IllGirl, and frequently a WaifProphet, whose death will be [[SoapOperaDisease slow, torturous and lingering]] ([[VictorianNovelDisease tuberculosis]] or other disease was a particular favorite in the 19th Century), giving the child a chance to [[FinalSpeech bid farewell]] to everyone she loved in a long, drawn-out drama scene. Sometimes she gets to speak a few last words to hammer in AnAesop relevant to the larger plot at hand. After she's breathed her last, her loss is mourned by all who knew her -- in particularly extreme cases even the BigBad [[AntagonistInMourning will take a moment to reflect on it it]] -- and may serve to [[StuffedIntoTheFridge re-energize tired or disillusioned heroes to fight on for her cause.

cause]].

The trope name comes from a frequent comment made at the subsequent funeral, that the poor departed child was too good for this [[CrapsackWorld sinful earth]], and thus was called home to Heaven {{Heaven}} by a merciful God. {{God}}. In Real Life this trope may have been of some comfort to the friends and next of kin back in the days [[ScienceMarchesOn before decent sanitation and modern medical care.
care]].



TheUnfavorite is often the surviving child. Indeed, ParentalFavoritism may not even [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead really kick in until the Favorite is dead.]] The LittlestCancerPatient could be considered the modern take of this trope, but with a slight hope of healing and living for the affected kid (and also more likely to be played for comedy).

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TheUnfavorite is often the surviving child. Indeed, ParentalFavoritism may not even [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead really kick in until the Favorite is dead.]] dead]]. The LittlestCancerPatient could be considered the modern take of this trope, but with a slight hope of healing and living for the affected kid (and also more likely to be played for comedy).
5th Jan '18 12:28:39 AM PaulA
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* In Arthur Sullivan's dramatic oratorio ''The Golden Legend'', Elsie's self-sacrifice inspires an ACapella chorus to sing, "O pure in heart!" It turns out, however, that she doesn't have to die after all.

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* In Arthur Sullivan's dramatic oratorio ''The Golden Legend'', Elsie's self-sacrifice inspires an ACapella ACappella chorus to sing, "O pure in heart!" It turns out, however, that she doesn't have to die after all.
7th Dec '17 9:00:45 PM PaulA
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* The "twist" death of Willow in ''[[Creator/JodiPicoult Handle with Care]]'' has strong overtones of this - several reviews have mentioned that the character was so wise and saintly that the story felt unrealistic.

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* The "twist" death of Willow in ''[[Creator/JodiPicoult Handle with Care]]'' Creator/JodiPicoult's ''Literature/HandleWithCare'' has strong overtones of this - several reviews have mentioned that the character was so wise and saintly that the story felt unrealistic.
12th Nov '17 6:26:02 PM godzillavkk
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->''"'''WHY MUST THE GOOD DIE YOUNG?!'''"''
-->-- '''Sheen Estevez''' [[note]]in a moment of {{Melodrama}}[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''

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->''"'''WHY MUST THE GOOD DIE YOUNG?!'''"''
->''"'''I loved that girl, like she was my own. She was good she was kind and you KILLED HER!'''"''
-->-- '''Sheen Estevez''' [[note]]in a moment of {{Melodrama}}[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''
'''Davos Seaworth''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''
27th Oct '17 11:21:16 AM AtticusOmundson
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