History Main / VasquezAlwaysDies

17th Jul '17 8:44:28 AM Terran117
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One of the reasons is the belief that the femininity and sex appeal of a female character determines their usefulness as {{Love Interest|s}} or FanService or, in the most insulting cases, their reason to be in the story at all.

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One of the reasons is the belief that the femininity and sex appeal of a female character determines their usefulness as {{Love Interest|s}} or FanService or, in the most insulting cases, their reason to be in the story at all.
all. In some flicks, especially horror, this is inverted as the Vasquez lives while the MsFanservice frequently suffers DeathBySex or if there is a third girl in the cast, both the Vasquez and the MsFanservice get axed while the timid and androgynous FinalGirl makes it.



Compare BuryYourGays, FauxActionGirl, FinalGirl (the weakest and most innocent girl is the only one to live), BlackDudeDiesFirst, TheWorfEffect, DeathByPragmatism and GirlyBruiser (the most feminine female survives because she can kick ass in addition to being feminine). Overlaps with TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled, where the most qualified person in the whole cast, male or female, is killed early on and often with ease.

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Compare BuryYourGays, FauxActionGirl, FinalGirl (the weakest and most innocent girl is the only one to live), live, but take note that like the Vasquez, the final girl is often androgynous in that she isn't usually stunningly beautiful nor does she take part in traditionally feminine activities too much), BlackDudeDiesFirst, TheWorfEffect, DeathByPragmatism and GirlyBruiser (the most feminine female survives because she can kick ass in addition to being feminine). Overlaps with TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled, where the most qualified person in the whole cast, male or female, is killed early on and often with ease.
12th Jun '17 10:03:01 PM Caps-luna
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** Also Averted in the first movie. While Ripley isn't an action survivor yet, she might as well be a superhero compared to Lambert. Ripley lives while Lambert... [[NothingIsScarier well lets just say it still gives people nightmares]].
11th Jun '17 12:32:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/RobinHood'': had two {{action girl}}s, one DarkActionGirl and one FauxActionGirl. One ActionGirl is [[WomenInRefrigerators murdered]], the second is PutOnABus (after undergoing {{Chickification}}), the DarkActionGirl is blown up, and the FauxActionGirl is the only one who makes it to the end of the series thanks to the fact that the male cast has all [[TheLoad but carried her through on their backs]].

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* ''Series/RobinHood'': had two {{action girl}}s, one DarkActionGirl and one FauxActionGirl. One ActionGirl is [[WomenInRefrigerators [[DisposableWoman murdered]], the second is PutOnABus (after undergoing {{Chickification}}), the DarkActionGirl is blown up, and the FauxActionGirl is the only one who makes it to the end of the series thanks to the fact that the male cast has all [[TheLoad but carried her through on their backs]].
18th May '17 5:41:42 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Inverted in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. The ActionGirl Furiosa survives her injuries, including getting stabbed in the lungs. Meanwhile, the feminine Angharad, one of the Five Wives and heavily pregnant, is killed halfway through the film.

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* Inverted in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. The ActionGirl Furiosa survives her injuries, including getting stabbed in the lungs. Meanwhile, the feminine Angharad, one of the Five Wives and heavily pregnant, is killed halfway through the film. However, the majority of the heroic casualties are [[NeverMessWithGranny the warrior Vuvalini]], while the rest of the non-combatant Wives survive.
4th May '17 4:17:57 AM Adbot
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** Zig-zagged with the film ''{{Film/SWAT}}''. She gets shot in the finale, but survives thanks to her Kevlar.
15th Apr '17 6:20:07 PM hulavuta
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** Applies to the Roughnecks' original Corporal, who gets fried by the gigantic lava-spewing bug before Rico grenades it.

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** Applies to the Roughnecks' original Corporal, who gets her arm fried by the gigantic lava-spewing bug before Rico grenades it.it. However, it is implied that she lives as Rasczak orders a call for evac.
3rd Apr '17 8:23:26 AM DrImpossible
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Don't put in Averted examples - if the Vazquez doesn't die, she doesn't die.
12th Mar '17 4:27:29 PM rjd1922
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* AlphaProtocol can play this straight or completely invert it. [[ActionGirl SIE]] (think a female Duke Nukem) can be killed same as the rest of your love interests, but you have to do it yourself after you select her as your handler in the penultimate mission in Russia. Otherwise, she will survive the game, whereas for [[TheChick Madison St. James]] and [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Mina Tang]] just don't have to be rescued when they get captured, and [[HotScoop Scarlett Lake]] can be shot in the last decision you make in the game.

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* AlphaProtocol ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' can play this straight or completely invert it. [[ActionGirl SIE]] (think a female Duke Nukem) can be killed same as the rest of your love interests, but you have to do it yourself after you select her as your handler in the penultimate mission in Russia. Otherwise, she will survive the game, whereas for [[TheChick Madison St. James]] and [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Mina Tang]] just don't have to be rescued when they get captured, and [[HotScoop Scarlett Lake]] can be shot in the last decision you make in the game.
27th Dec '16 3:38:59 PM jtvectorsigma
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** Then she gets brought back to life and is shoved into the spin-off series Legends of Tomorrow. Meanwhile, her sister Dinah, a lawyer and the new Black Canary, gets stabbed to death by Damien Dahrk. While Laurel is an ActionGirl in her own right, she's nowhere near Sara's level.
22nd Dec '16 12:52:23 PM Tightwire
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Don't put in Averted examples - if the Vazquez doesn't die, she doesn't die.



** Averted in ''Film/{{Alien}}'', in which Ripley is significantly more determined, brave, & masculine than the terrified, waifish Lambert, who dies.
** Also averted in ''Film/AlienResurrection'', with the tough [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] Ripley & Call both living, while the most feminine character, Hillard, receives a foot massage, cries over her lost love, complains about some water, then dies.

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** Averted in ''Film/{{Alien}}'', in the sequels, by which time Ripley is has become significantly more determined, brave, & masculine than the terrified, waifish Lambert, who dies.
** Also averted in ''Film/AlienResurrection'', with the tough [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] Ripley & Call both living, while the most feminine character, Hillard, receives a foot massage, cries over her lost love, complains about some water, then dies.
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