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9th Feb '17 1:50:59 PM ANTMuddle
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[[FriendlyTarget Some characters]] have it rough, be they ChewToy, ButtMonkey, or CreatorsPet. However, some characters never have "it" ''at all,'' they're KilledOffForReal, PutOnABus, or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome otherwise kicked out]] almost as soon as they join. Too little time for the audience to get attached to them (assuming, of course, [[CreatorsPet there's something worthwhile there]] to attach to). In rare instances, these characters are tragically brought BackForTheDead or have someone [[DroppedABridgeOnHim drop a bridge on them]]. Sometimes writers will reassign their arc to an existing character or to a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute totally new character]].

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[[FriendlyTarget Some characters]] have it rough, be they ChewToy, ButtMonkey, or CreatorsPet. However, some characters never have "it" ''at all,'' they're KilledOffForReal, KilledOffForReal / MonsterMunch, PutOnABus, or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome otherwise kicked out]] almost as soon as they join. Too little time for the audience to get attached to them (assuming, of course, [[CreatorsPet there's something worthwhile there]] to attach to). In rare instances, these characters are tragically brought BackForTheDead or have someone [[DroppedABridgeOnHim drop a bridge on them]]. Sometimes writers will reassign their arc to an existing character or to a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute totally new character]].
7th Feb '17 10:01:12 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', ComicBook/JimmyOlsen appears just long enough to get killed off.

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', ComicBook/JimmyOlsen appears just long enough to get killed off. To add insult to injury, the theatrical release doesn't even mention that he ''is'' Jimmy Olsen.
3rd Feb '17 8:02:29 AM Gosicrystal
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* Ash Crimson in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.

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* %%* Ash Crimson in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.



*** Jenkins is a trusted squadmate who despite the name is a trusted soldier who averts the LeeroyJenkins trope. He dies about one minute after the first mission begins and is replaced by Ashley.

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*** ** Jenkins is a trusted squadmate who despite the name is a trusted soldier who averts the LeeroyJenkins trope. He dies about one minute after the first mission begins and is replaced by Ashley.



* And in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', we have Lieutenant Tarquin Victus who dies via HeroicSacrifice one mission after the one he's introduced in.

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* And in In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', we have Lieutenant Tarquin Victus who dies via HeroicSacrifice one mission after the one he's introduced in.



* In the second ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game, Elizabeth "Shadow" Norwood is Blair's only friend for the years after he was accused of allowing the ''Tiger's Claw'' to be destroyed. She serves as his wingman during the first set of missions, but then gets killed off, a victim of {{Retirony}}.
** Can also be invoked to Blair himself during the funeral by dying right in the first mission of the first game.

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* In the second ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game, ''VideoGame/WingCommander'':
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Elizabeth "Shadow" Norwood is Blair's only friend for the years after he was accused of allowing the ''Tiger's Claw'' to be destroyed. She serves as his wingman during the first set of missions, but then gets killed off, a victim of {{Retirony}}.
** Can also be invoked to Blair himself during the Shadow's funeral by dying right in the first mission of the first game.



* [[YouAreNumberSix The Ninth Man]] from ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' gets no characterization whatsoever beyond proving to be a DirtyCoward, AxCrazy man who was willing to kill a girl to get out of the [[DeadlyGame Nonary Game]]. He blows up very quickly after betraying the group. [[ChekhovsGunman Then some character talk about his backstory late in the videogame]].

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* [[YouAreNumberSix The Ninth Man]] from ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' gets no characterization whatsoever beyond proving to be a DirtyCoward, AxCrazy man who was willing to kill a girl to get out of the [[DeadlyGame Nonary Game]]. He blows up very quickly after betraying the group. [[ChekhovsGunman Then some character characters talk about his backstory late in the videogame]].
3rd Feb '17 7:56:41 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[YouAreNumberSix The Ninth Man]] from ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' gets no characterization whatsoever beyond proving to be a DirtyCoward, AxCrazy man who was willing to kill a girl to get out of the [[DeadlyGame Nonary Game]]. He blows up very quickly after betraying the group. [[ChekhovsGunman Then some character talk about his backstory late in the videogame]].
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29th Jan '17 8:39:00 AM Tyk5919
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* ''ComicBook/TheMiceTemplar'', which is filled with dozens of battle sequences, isn't shy about killing off background characters who have had very little characterization or lines. Trabek, Haxton, and Draicus, for example, are all seemingly important characters who are killed off less than two issues after they're introduced.
15th Jan '17 7:59:15 PM Cindy67917
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* ''Manga/TerraFormars'', having the almost same [[AnyoneCanDie cast member life expectancy problem]] as ''AttackOnTitan'', ha a lot of this happening too, especially come around the third Mars expedition.

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* ''Manga/TerraFormars'', having the almost the same [[AnyoneCanDie cast member life expectancy problem]] as ''AttackOnTitan'', ha has a lot of this happening too, especially come around the third Mars expedition.
8th Jan '17 11:55:27 AM nombretomado
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** Serpentina, one of the characters introduced in the first issue of ''[[{{Marvel 2099}} X-Men 2099]]'', was killed off in the third issue. She later came back as a zombie, though.

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** Serpentina, one of the characters introduced in the first issue of ''[[{{Marvel 2099}} ''[[ComicBook/Marvel2099 X-Men 2099]]'', was killed off in the third issue. She later came back as a zombie, though.
24th Dec '16 12:15:39 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=132973 Golden Jane]] in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. Hardly surprising, since the story arc is about how her teammate gave up a life of crime.

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* [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=132973 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990848/paul-janes/ Golden Jane]] in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. Hardly surprising, since the story arc is about how her teammate gave up a life of crime.
17th Dec '16 3:03:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* The original Lancelot in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. He appears early and doesn't last much, despite [[{{Badass}} making quite an impression]].

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* The original Lancelot in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. He appears early and doesn't last much, despite [[{{Badass}} making quite an impression]].impression.



* Several of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Forsaken]] in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' die before the reader gets to know them well, notably Rahvin (who hangs around for several books but appears on-page rarely and is given little backstory or motivation) and Be'lal even more so (introduced late in the third book, appears in the flesh in only one sequence and then dies although later in the series Demandred, who is extremely similar to Be'lal but about ten times as {{Badass}}, is an extremely significant villain. Subverted with Aginor and Balthamel, who are the first of the Forsaken to die after a brief fight scene in the first book- and then show up in reincarnated bodies anyway several books down the line.

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* Several of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Forsaken]] in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' die before the reader gets to know them well, notably Rahvin (who hangs around for several books but appears on-page rarely and is given little backstory or motivation) and Be'lal even more so (introduced late in the third book, appears in the flesh in only one sequence and then dies although later in the series Demandred, who is extremely similar to Be'lal but about ten times as {{Badass}}, badass, is an extremely significant villain. Subverted with Aginor and Balthamel, who are the first of the Forsaken to die after a brief fight scene in the first book- and then show up in reincarnated bodies anyway several books down the line.
17th Dec '16 2:20:52 PM Sabrewing
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* Quicksilver's only scenes in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse are in a short stinger in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and during ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''; he dies in the latter while saving Hawkeye and a little boy from a torrent of gunfire.

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* Quicksilver's ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}'s only scenes in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse are in a short stinger in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and during ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''; he dies in the latter while saving Hawkeye and a little boy from a torrent of gunfire.
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