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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.
and masculine.
19th Dec '16 11:08:09 AM ShivaIndis
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* ''VideoGame/[[{{Galerians}} Galerians: Ash]] is never subtle about its references. Cas, the game's tough and tatted military woman, may as well be Vasquez. The only notable difference is that Cas is more level-headed. The outcome is the same though - a self-sacrificing last stand against terrible monsters.

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* ''VideoGame/[[{{Galerians}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Galerians}} Galerians: Ash]] Ash]]'' is never subtle about its references. Cas, the game's tough and tatted military woman, may as well be Vasquez. The only notable difference is that Cas is more level-headed. The outcome is the same though - a self-sacrificing last stand against terrible monsters.monsterous creatures.
19th Dec '16 11:03:39 AM ShivaIndis
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' plays with this. Aerith is a sweet, feminine girl who wears pink and sells flowers, whilst Tifa is a tough barmaid who likes to punch things. Tifa is physically stronger, but she's also far more emotionally insecure. Aerith is physically weak, but is also an outgoing, outspoken tomboy with plenty of confidence. The shy, timid and maternal Tifa is the girl who survives.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' plays with this. Aerith is a sweet, feminine girl who wears pink and sells flowers, whilst Tifa is a tough barmaid who likes to punch things. Tifa is physically stronger, but she's also far more emotionally insecure. Aerith is physically weak, but is also an outgoing, outspoken tomboy with plenty of confidence. It's Tifa, who fears emotional vulnerability, that survives.
* ''VideoGame/[[{{Galerians}} Galerians: Ash]] is never subtle about its references. Cas, the game's tough and tatted military woman, may as well be Vasquez.
The shy, timid and maternal Tifa only notable difference is that Cas is more level-headed. The outcome is the girl who survives. same though - a self-sacrificing last stand against terrible monsters.
1st Dec '16 1:22:31 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'': Lamia, the more tomboyish of the female characters, dies when she tries to safe Lante and Dante from the attacking Finfield army.

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* ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'': Lamia, the more tomboyish of the female characters, dies when she tries to safe save Lante and Dante from the attacking Finfield army.



* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is actually from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', in which the chinup-pulling, [[SmallGirlBigGun smartgun-wielding]] Colonial Marine Vasquez dies, as opposed to the maternal civilian, Ripley. Now you could excuse Ripley surviving since she's the star, but the film gives the impression that Vasquez is simply ''too'' badass to live. Creator/JamesCameron likes his {{Action Girl}}s, but they apparently need to be [[MamaBear acting on maternal instincts]].
** To be fair, [[KillEmAll pretty much everyone dies in that film.]] And Vasquez is one of the ''last'' to die.

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is actually from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', in which the chinup-pulling, [[SmallGirlBigGun smartgun-wielding]] Colonial Marine Vasquez dies, as opposed to the maternal civilian, Ripley. Now you could excuse Ripley surviving since she's the star, but the film gives the impression that Vasquez is simply ''too'' badass to live. Creator/JamesCameron likes his {{Action Girl}}s, but they apparently need to be [[MamaBear acting on maternal instincts]].\n** To be fair, It's also an UnbuiltTrope as [[KillEmAll pretty much everyone most of the cast dies in that film.]] And this film]] and Vasquez is one of the ''last'' to die.



** Shows up again in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', with Noomi Rapace's Shaw outliving Charlize Theron's Vickers.
** Inverted in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' : the somewhat more feminine foster mom, Janelle, played by Jenette Goldstein (the actress who played Vasquez), dies while the ripped and gun-toting Sarah Connor does not.

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** Shows up again in %%* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', with Noomi Rapace's Shaw outliving Charlize Theron's Vickers.
** * Inverted in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' : the somewhat more feminine foster mom, Janelle, played by Jenette Goldstein (the actress who played Vasquez), dies while the ripped and gun-toting Sarah Connor does not.



* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'':
** Switch, in the first film.
** In ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', a female character named Charra with a crew-cut, a tanktop, and big ol' biceps is introduced right before the battle against the machines to help out Zee, who is trying to hold the line until her husband Link shows up. Guess what happens.

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* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'':
** Switch, in the first film.
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''Franchise/TheMatrix'': In ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', a female character named Charra with a crew-cut, a tanktop, and big ol' biceps is introduced right before the battle against the machines to help out Zee, who is trying to hold the line until her husband Link shows up. Guess what happens.



* ''Literature/SpyHigh''. While the heroines are all {{Action Girl}}s, it's [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Jennifer]] who is killed off in the third book, with Lori (the most stereotypically feminine) and Cally (the least focused and devoted to her training) who survive. Inverted in the final book, ''Agent Orange'', where Jen's [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement]] Bex survives while [[spoiler: the rest of the team are "killed" in a mission to defeat Prof Devereaux, although they return.]]

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* ''Literature/SpyHigh''. While the heroines are all {{Action Girl}}s, it's [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Jennifer]] who is killed off dies in the third book, with Lori (the most stereotypically feminine) and Cally (the least focused and devoted to her training) who survive. Inverted in the final book, ''Agent Orange'', where Jen's [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replacement]] Bex survives while [[spoiler: the rest of the team are "killed" in a mission to defeat Prof Devereaux, although they return.]]



** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' has an inversion. Due to RealLifeWritesThePlot issues (the actress had to be written out after she was diagnosed with lukemia), the kind, friendly scientist girl was killed off while the athletic JunglePrincess remained. She was resurrected in the finale because her actress didn't die from her illness

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** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' has an inversion. Due to RealLifeWritesThePlot issues (the actress had to be written out after she was diagnosed with lukemia), the kind, friendly scientist girl was killed off while the athletic JunglePrincess remained. She was resurrected in the finale because her actress didn't die from her illnessillness.



* Obligatory ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' examples: Faith is the tougher Slayer compared to Buffy, and while she doesn't actually die, she does perform a HeelFaceTurn and get into a fight that puts her into a coma for months. And Kendra does die; she is also a foil for Buffy, being portrayed as an unemotional warrior who contrasts with Buffy's greater ability to be like a normal girl. Inverted with Willow and Tara; Tara is clearly more femme than Willow, and when it comes to magical power, she has less skill and ambition. But in that couple, it's Tara who dies and Willow who survives and avenges her.

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* Obligatory ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' examples: examples:
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Faith is the tougher Slayer compared to Buffy, and while she doesn't actually die, she does perform a HeelFaceTurn and get into a fight that puts her into a coma for months. And months.
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Kendra does die; dies; she is also a foil for Buffy, being portrayed as an unemotional warrior who contrasts with Buffy's greater ability to be like a normal girl. girl.
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Inverted with Willow and Tara; Tara is clearly more femme than Willow, and when it comes to magical power, she has less skill and ambition. But in that couple, it's Tara who dies and Willow who survives and avenges her.
5th Nov '16 12:01:58 AM DustSnitch
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has the death of Naomi Misora, the cool BikerBabe {{FBI}} agent and the most {{Badass}} female character on the show who was literally killed off for being too competent. [[WordOfGod The author said in an interview]] that if she hadn't been [[DroppedABridgeOnHim written out]] she would have solved the case and the manga would have ended after only three volumes.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has the death of Naomi Misora, the cool BikerBabe {{FBI}} agent and the most {{Badass}} badass female character on the show who was literally killed off for being too competent. [[WordOfGod The author said in an interview]] that if she hadn't been [[DroppedABridgeOnHim written out]] she would have solved the case and the manga would have ended after only three volumes.
11th Oct '16 9:33:31 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'': Played with in regards to Ashley Williams, the competent career soldier reminiscent of Vasquez in several ways, who may or may not [[spoiler: be left to die on Virmire - [[SadisticChoice unless the player saves her and leaves Kaidan instead.]] According to the developers, the latter option is overwhelmingly more popular]].

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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'': ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect1 Mass Effect 1]]'': Played with in regards to Ashley Williams, the competent career soldier reminiscent of Vasquez in several ways, who may or may not [[spoiler: be left to die on Virmire - [[SadisticChoice unless the player saves her and leaves Kaidan instead.]] According to the developers, the latter option is overwhelmingly more popular]].
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