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6th Mar '17 5:19:03 PM Vilui
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* When [[spoiler:the Sailor Scouts die]] in the two-episode finale to the first season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', children in Japan were so upset by this that they made themselves sick.

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* When [[spoiler:the Sailor Scouts Senshi die]] in the two-episode finale to the first season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', children in Japan were so upset by this that they made themselves sick.
31st Jan '17 7:00:43 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/Danganronpa3'' has done a bang-up job of pushing its fanbase into [[{{Pun}} despair]] in the final stretch, with the killing off of fan favorites [[spoiler: Kyoko Kirigiri and Chiaki Nanami]] in the [[CharactersDroppingLikeFlies span of two weeks]]. While the latter was [[DoomedByCanon largely expected]], the [[CruelAndUnusualDeath sheer]] [[KillTheCutie brutality]] of the scene was enough to push the characters' fans into a quick depression mode. The creators have [[TrollingCreator taken glee]] in the response.

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* ''Anime/Danganronpa3'' has done a bang-up job of pushing its fanbase into [[{{Pun}} despair]] in the final stretch, with the killing off of fan favorites [[spoiler: Kyoko Kirigiri and Chiaki Nanami]] in the [[CharactersDroppingLikeFlies span of two weeks]]. While the latter was [[DoomedByCanon largely expected]], the [[CruelAndUnusualDeath sheer]] [[KillTheCutie brutality]] of the scene was enough to push the characters' fans into a quick depression mode. The creators have [[TrollingCreator taken glee]] in the response.
response. [[spoiler: Kyouko ultimately survived (she was poisoned in such a manner that she could ultimately hold on and be given an antidote), but Chiaki remained dead.]]
13th Jan '17 3:37:20 AM WillBGood
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* Actual news shows reported on the death of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in 2007. Fans, who were much smarter, knew he'd be back eventually, which he did of course.

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* Actual news shows reported on the death of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in 2007. Fans, who were much smarter, more genre-savvy, knew he'd be back eventually, which he did was of course.
20th Oct '16 7:57:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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This can either be a sign of a great writer, or a terrible one. Likewise, it can be the sign of a touching viewer following, or a fanatical one. Or perhaps {{b|rokenBase}}oth. Either the [[TearJerker death struck a chord deep and meaningful]] or the fans become enraged that TheyJustDidntCare. In any case, sometimes it almost seems to border on DaydreamBeliever with how "real" the character's death feels.

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This can either be a sign of a great writer, or a terrible one. Likewise, it can be the sign of a touching viewer following, or a fanatical one. Or perhaps {{b|rokenBase}}oth. Either the [[TearJerker death struck a chord deep and meaningful]] or the fans become enraged that TheyJustDidntCare.enraged. In any case, sometimes it almost seems to border on DaydreamBeliever with how "real" the character's death feels.
5th Oct '16 12:05:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Grace Archer story was parodied in a TV episode of ''Series/HancocksHalfHour''. The producers of Hancock's radio soap are delighted to have got rid of him until they realize how much public grief his character's death has caused, and then he has them over a barrel.



** The Grace Archer story was parodied in a TV episode of ''HancocksHalfHour''. The producers of Hancock's radio soap are delighted to have got rid of him until they realize how much public grief his character's death has caused, and then he has them over a barrel.

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** The Grace Archer story was parodied in a TV episode of ''HancocksHalfHour''. The producers of Hancock's radio soap are delighted to have got rid of him until they realize how much public grief his character's death has caused, and then he has them over a barrel.
16th Sep '16 11:30:26 PM Kanten
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* ''Anime/Danganronpa3'' has done a bang-up job of pushing its fanbase into [[{{Pun}} despair]] in the final stretch, with the killing off of fan favorites [[spoiler: Kyoko Kirigiri and Chiaki Nanami]] in the [[CharactersDroppingLikeFlies span of two weeks]]. While the latter was [[DoomedByCanon largely expected]], the [[CruelAndUnusualDeath sheer]] [[KillTheCutie brutality]] of the scene was enough to push the characters' fans into a quick depression mode. The creators have [[TrollingCreator taken glee]] in the response.
29th Apr '16 3:31:53 AM Adept
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* ''{{Kannagi}}'''s Japanese readers provided an alarming example when Nagi's former lover showed up. The mere ''possibility'' that she might not be a virgin caused widespread outrage; there's been much speculation that this contributed to the manga's long hiatus shortly thereafter. (The author has serious health problems, but two and a half ''years''?)

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* ''{{Kannagi}}'''s ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'''s Japanese readers provided an alarming example when Nagi's former lover showed up. The mere ''possibility'' that she might not be a virgin caused widespread outrage; there's been much speculation that this contributed to the manga's long hiatus shortly thereafter. (The author has serious health problems, but two and a half ''years''?)
27th Apr '16 12:54:08 PM SpocktorWho
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* While the Browncoat fan community was very pleased to have a follow-up movie made of the short-running TV series ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', director Joss Whedon's decision to kill off [[spoiler:Wash, one of the most popular characters, who [[PluckyComicRelief should have had]] PlotArmor]], ultimately ruined the joy of having Film/{{Serenity}} for many fans. [[spoiler: Shepard Book's death, while also sad to many,]] had a muted reaction at least in comparison, probably since viewers ''usually'' get fixated on a single character.
Probably a moot point, but Shepard Book's death did happen offscreen, whereas Wash was dead-center (for lack of a better term) in the frame.

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* While the Browncoat fan community was very pleased to have a follow-up movie made of the short-running TV series ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', director Joss Whedon's decision to kill off [[spoiler:Wash, one of the most popular characters, who [[PluckyComicRelief should have had]] PlotArmor]], ultimately ruined the joy of having Film/{{Serenity}} for many fans. [[spoiler: Shepard Book's death, while also sad to many,]] had a muted reaction at least in comparison, probably since viewers ''usually'' get fixated on a single character.
character. Probably a moot point, but Shepard [[spoiler:Shepherd Book's death death]] did happen offscreen, whereas Wash [[spoiler:Wash was dead-center (for lack of a better term) term]]) in the frame.
14th Apr '16 2:14:27 PM KTera
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** Some crew members wore black armbands during the filming of "Say My Name", the episode where Mike died.
14th Mar '16 3:58:33 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Literature/{{Misery}}'': An InUniverse example, as Paul's number one fan Annie becomes ''outraged'' that he would kill off Misery Chastain, the protagonist of her favorite bodice-ripper series. So much so she forces a {{Retcon}} of her death.
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