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1st Dec '16 4:56:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** The original lineup of the young mutant team ComicBook/GenerationX included a character named Blink, a nervous girl with teleportation powers and pink skin. She was killed less than a month after her first appearance. Blink defied this trope, though, by proving extremely popular with fans despite her small number of appearances. So Marvel decided to bring her back... without resurrecting her. Instead, they made the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse version of Blink (who, incidentally, was several shades more {{badass}}) the leader of a new team called the Exiles, which were then given their own series.

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** The original lineup of the young mutant team ComicBook/GenerationX included a character named Blink, a nervous girl with teleportation powers and pink skin. She was killed less than a month after her first appearance. Blink defied this trope, though, by proving extremely popular with fans despite her small number of appearances. So Marvel decided to bring her back... without resurrecting her. Instead, they made the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse version of Blink (who, incidentally, was several shades more {{badass}}) badass) the leader of a new team called the Exiles, which were then given their own series.
22nd Nov '16 11:17:58 PM BoukenDutch
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'' has Adrien, a boy suffering Leukemia who appears in just 1 chapter. In this chapter, he and Lincoln meet in the hospital and spend some time bonding over their oncoming death. Sadly, we donít get to see Adrien again after this encounter since he dies off-screen shortly afterwards. We next hear about him when his mother drops by at the Loud House to give Lincoln a letter Adrien left him.
16th Nov '16 3:48:49 PM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/DragonsOfRequiem'' tends to introduce minor characters who seem like they're important to the plot, but they either spend time in the background and are killed off, or they're introduced in a POV chapter, [[ADeathInTheLimelight only to get killed at the end and forgotten about]].
12th Oct '16 6:00:12 PM Tyk5919
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* ''ComicBook/{{Dinocorps}}'': Buzz, one of the members of the Dinocorps, has very few lines and spends most of his time in the background doing nothing, or isn't even present with the group. When he tries to save Winston from getting kidnapped, he's shot and killed very abruptly.
10th Oct '16 11:19:19 AM SithPanda16
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* In the beginning of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', we meet one of Indy's closest allies Wu Han. He gets killed off shortly by one of Lao Che's thugs.
21st Aug '16 6:13:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Family}}'': The comic opens with Kurt accompanying a more seasoned cop during a police raid on a Family warehouse. He knocks Kurt unconscious when he decides to just go in guns blazing, but is almost immediately killed himself when the presumed-to-be-dead Silver Odysseus appears to blow up the building.
12th Aug '16 10:12:50 PM Ambaryerno
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* Played with in issue 19 of ''Comicbook/{{Star Trek|DC Comics}}'', in that it's actually a ''plot point''. [[spoiler: The issue centers around the death of Ensign Lee, a security officer who is killed saving Kirk's life while on his first away mission. The entire story centers around the fact that no one knew anything about him other than what his Starfleet records had to say.]]
9th Aug '16 7:04:02 AM narm00
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** Season 2 episode "Dragon Quest" introduced Peewee, a phoenix chick pet for Spike. Peewee then [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse went unseen and unmentioned]] until the Season 3 episode "Just for Sidekicks", where he is seen a series of photos showing that Spike returned Peewee to the wild to be raised by adult phoenixes.

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** Season 2 episode "Dragon Quest" introduced Peewee, a phoenix chick pet for Spike. Peewee then [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse went unseen and unmentioned]] until the Season 3 episode "Just for Sidekicks", where he is seen in a series of photos showing that Spike returned Peewee to the wild to be raised by adult phoenixes.
6th Aug '16 12:27:37 PM ACW
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* [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=132973 Golden Jane]] in ''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 Golden Jane]] in ''EverydayHeroes''.''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. Hardly surprising, since the story arc is about how her teammate gave up a life of crime.
29th Jul '16 1:30:00 PM rafi
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* Kannabi no Mikoto in ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' is killed one episode after her introduction.



* Takashi Shirogane in ''Anime/GoLion'', sort of. He was revived in ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.

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* Takashi Shirogane Due to the [[AnyoneCanDie nature]] of the series, this happens in ''Anime/GoLion'', sort of. He was revived ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' a lot. The sheer anonymity of [[NiceGuy Marco Bott]]'s death serves as the catalyst for [[TheRival Jean Kirstein]]'s CharacterDevelopment.
* In the ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'' anime, Tute, Birdy's police partner, dies by the third episode of the first season.
* This is the fate of Acta
in ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.''Manga/BlackRockShooter: Innocent Soul'', who dies the same chapter she's introduced.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Chojiro Sasakibe, despite being the vice-captain of Division 1, is usually relegated to a background character that does nearly nothing major. At the very beginning of Vandenreich invasion, he's abruptly killed off. His memorial is used by the Shinigami to reminisce about his in-universe reputation, which is a revelation to the audience, but it's only to set up future consequences for the Gotei 13.
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'':
** In the manga version Junji "Katari" Karita, is first shown appearing on TV and falsely claiming to be the pilot of Zearth and is shot dead by an assassin a few pages later.
** [[DecoyProtagonist Waku]] is introduced in volume 1 and dies in the same volume.
* Most of the [[OneShotCharacter episodic]] characters in ''Anime/CasshernSins''.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** Matt got maybe 12 panels in the manga before he gets killed. All we know is that he likes video games and is good friends with Mello.
** Ukita, the member of the task force who charges off to Sakura TV and gets killed by Misa, gets more panels, but less development. His death largely serves to prove that it's possible for a death note user to kill without knowing someone's real name if in possession of the Shinigami Eyes.
* In ''Manga/DiamondCutDiamond'' the story proper begins with Otowa Kyouichi, an old member of ''Esper Shounen'', having been killed off. We don't know anything about him, his name is the first thing we find out and we don't even really get to see him except as a flashback profile face. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he never even got a single line before being killed off.]]



* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Matt]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' got maybe 12 panels in the manga before he gets killed. All we know is that he likes video games and is good friends with Mello.
** Ukita, the member of the task force who charges off to Sakura TV and gets killed by Misa, gets more panels, but less development. His death largely serves to prove that it's possible for a death note user to kill without knowing someone's real name if in possession of the Shinigami Eyes.
* Kolulu from ''Manga/ZatchBell'' gets defeated pretty fast, although she is still one of the most important characters since she was Zatch's inspiration and the one that made him want to win.

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* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Matt]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' got maybe 12 panels in the manga ''Manga/FairyTail'': Rob was a wise old member of Fairy Tail who died pulling a HeroicSacrifice to save Erza's life before he gets killed. All we know is that he likes video games and is good friends with Mello.
** Ukita, the member of the task force who charges off to Sakura TV and gets killed by Misa, gets more panels,
received any character development, but less development. His his death largely serves [[SmallRoleBigImpact inspired Erza to prove that it's possible for a death note user to kill without knowing someone's real name if in possession of join his guild]].
* ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'': since
the Shinigami Eyes.
* Kolulu from ''Manga/ZatchBell'' gets defeated pretty fast, although she
series in heavily focused on battles, often with strong warriors taking down weaker ones with ease, is still one of the most important not uncommon to see people interesting-looking, named characters since she was Zatch's inspiration who are however quickly dispatched before we can learn more about them. This trope becomes increasingly common in the second part of the series, in the war between the Ogame School and the one that made vast legions of the Muhou School, with many of their officers and elite warriors introduced and killed in the same chapter they appear.
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' tends to introduce several new characters per arc... who usually suffer gruesome deaths just like their predecessors before the end of said arc.
* Takashi Shirogane in ''Anime/GoLion'', sort of. He was revived in ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.
* Many characters who die early in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' qualify, but the most notable among them is probably Jean Robert Lappe, Yang Wen-li's best friend since their cadet days who is reputed to be of similar calibre as Yang but has the misfortune of being assigned under an incompetent commander and is ultimately killed in action in episode 1.
* Shigechi in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 4''. [[spoiler: He is killed the chapter after his introductive arc by the BigBad]].
* From the ''Franchise/LupinTheThird'' movie "First Contact" we have Brad, Lupin's best friend before he met Jigen he is onscreen for a brief amount of time before he is assassinated by a mafia hitman, most of what we learn about
him want comes after his death.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', this happened
to win.Quartum, Quintum and (maybe) Sextum Averrunci. Although they may be NotQuiteDead.
** {{Subverted}} when they are soon [[BackFromTheDead revived]]. [[DoubleSubverted And promptly dispatched again.]]



* In ''Manga/DiamondCutDiamond'' the story proper begins with Otowa Kyouichi, an old member of ''Esper Shounen'', having been killed off. We don't know anything about him, his name is the first thing we find out and we don't even really get to see him except as a flashback profile face. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he never even got a single line before being killed off.]]
* All of the recruitable characters in the anime adaptation of ''Anime/ValkyriaChronicles''. Contrast to [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles the game]] where the characters have character, and you'll pull your tank and all available troops just to make sure no one dies.

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* In ''Manga/DiamondCutDiamond'' [[BigBadWannaBe Laguna Harvey]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. He's the story proper begins with Otowa Kyouichi, an old member mysterious sponsor of ''Esper Shounen'', having been Team Trinity and we get a glimpse of how powerful he is through his activities: CEO of Linear Train Industries, a hand in the orbital elevators administration and a major shareholder in JNN. He quickly get killed off. We don't know before we learn anything about him, his name past, agenda or motives.
* Heine Westenfluss in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny notices that his voice actor was probably very expensive.
* ''Manga/OnePunchMan''
is fond of this with its villains. A villain comes in and starts wrecking everything, introduces itself, and then gets [[OneHitKill onepunched]] by the first thing we find out and we don't protagonists right after you'd have enough for a cool fight with a different, less overpowered hero. Often Saitama doesn't even really get to see him except as a flashback profile face. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he never even got a single line before being killed off.]]
* All of the recruitable characters in the anime adaptation of ''Anime/ValkyriaChronicles''. Contrast to [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles the game]] where the characters have character, and you'll pull your tank and all available troops just to make sure no one dies.
let them ''[[KilledMidSentence finish]]''.



* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', this happened to Quartum, Quintum and (maybe) Sextum Averrunci. Although they may be NotQuiteDead.
** {{Subverted}} when they are soon [[BackFromTheDead revived]]. [[DoubleSubverted And promptly dispatched again.]]
* In the ''Manga/irdyTheMighty'' anime, Tute, Birdy's police partner, dies by the third episode of the first season.



* This is the fate of Acta in ''Manga/BlackRockShooter: Innocent Soul'', who dies the same chapter she's introduced.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Chojiro Sasakibe, despite being the vice-captain of Division 1, is usually relegated to a background character that does nearly nothing major. At the very beginning of Vandenreich invasion, he's abruptly killed off. His memorial is used by the Shinigami to reminisce about his in-universe reputation, which is a revelation to the audience, but it's only to set up future consequences for the Gotei 13.
* Heine Westenfluss in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny notices that his voice actor was probably very expensive.
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'':
** In the manga version Junji "Katari" Karita, is first shown appearing on TV and falsely claiming to be the pilot of Zearth and is shot dead by an assassin a few pages later.
** [[DecoyProtagonist Waku]] is introduced in volume 1 and dies in the same volume.
* Due to the [[AnyoneCanDie nature]] of the series, this happens in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' a lot. The sheer anonymity of [[NiceGuy Marco Bott]]'s death serves as the catalyst for [[TheRival Jean Kirstein]]'s CharacterDevelopment.
* ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'': since the series in heavily focused on battles, often with strong warriors taking down weaker ones with ease, is not uncommon to see people interesting-looking, named characters who are however quickly dispatched before we can learn more about them. This trope becomes increasingly common in the second part of the series, in the war between the Ogame School and the vast legions of the Muhou School, with many of their officers and elite warriors introduced and killed in the same chapter they appear.
* Most of the [[OneShotCharacter episodic]] characters in ''Anime/CasshernSins''.
* Kannabi no Mikoto in ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' is killed one episode after her introduction.
* Many characters who die early in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' qualify, but the most notable among them is probably Jean Robert Lappe, Yang Wen-li's best friend since their cadet days who is reputed to be of similar calibre as Yang but has the misfortune of being assigned under an incompetent commander and is ultimately killed in action in episode 1.
* [[BigBadWannaBe Laguna Harvey]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. He's the mysterious sponsor of Team Trinity and we get a glimpse of how powerful he is through his activities: CEO of Linear Train Industries, a hand in the orbital elevators administration and a major shareholder in JNN. He quickly get killed before we learn anything about his past, agenda or motives.
* ''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.
* ''{{Gantz}}'' tends to introduce several new characters per arc... who usually suffer gruesome deaths just like their predecessors before the end of said arc.
* From the ''Franchise/LupinTheThird'' movie "First Contact" we have Brad, Lupin's best friend before he met Jigen he is onscreen for a brief amount of time before he is assassinated by a mafia hitman, most of what we learn about him comes after his death.
* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is fond of this with its villains. A villain comes in and starts wrecking everything, introduces itself, and then gets [[OneHitKill onepunched]] by the protagonists right after you'd have enough for a cool fight with a different, less overpowered hero. Often Saitama doesn't even let them ''[[KilledMidSentence finish]]''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Rob was a wise old member of Fairy Tail who died pulling a HeroicSacrifice to save Erza's life before he received any character development, but his death [[SmallRoleBigImpact inspired Erza to join his guild]].

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* This is the fate of Acta in ''Manga/BlackRockShooter: Innocent Soul'', who dies the same chapter she's introduced.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Chojiro Sasakibe, despite being the vice-captain of Division 1, is usually relegated to a background character that does nearly nothing major. At the very beginning of Vandenreich invasion, he's abruptly killed off. His memorial is used by the Shinigami to reminisce about his in-universe reputation, which is a revelation to the audience, but it's only to set up future consequences for the Gotei 13.
* Heine Westenfluss in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny notices that his voice actor was probably very expensive.
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'':
** In the manga version Junji "Katari" Karita, is first shown appearing on TV and falsely claiming to be the pilot of Zearth and is shot dead by an assassin a few pages later.
** [[DecoyProtagonist Waku]] is introduced in volume 1 and dies in the same volume.
* Due to the [[AnyoneCanDie nature]] of the series, this happens in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' a lot. The sheer anonymity of [[NiceGuy Marco Bott]]'s death serves as the catalyst for [[TheRival Jean Kirstein]]'s CharacterDevelopment.
* ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'': since the series in heavily focused on battles, often with strong warriors taking down weaker ones with ease, is not uncommon to see people interesting-looking, named characters who are however quickly dispatched before we can learn more about them. This trope becomes increasingly common in the second part of the series, in the war between the Ogame School and the vast legions of the Muhou School, with many of their officers and elite warriors introduced and killed in the same chapter they appear.
* Most of the [[OneShotCharacter episodic]] characters in ''Anime/CasshernSins''.
* Kannabi no Mikoto in ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' is killed one episode after her introduction.
* Many characters who die early in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' qualify, but the most notable among them is probably Jean Robert Lappe, Yang Wen-li's best friend since their cadet days who is reputed to be of similar calibre as Yang but has the misfortune of being assigned under an incompetent commander and is ultimately killed in action in episode 1.
* [[BigBadWannaBe Laguna Harvey]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. He's the mysterious sponsor of Team Trinity and we get a glimpse of how powerful he is through his activities: CEO of Linear Train Industries, a hand in the orbital elevators administration and a major shareholder in JNN. He quickly get killed before we learn anything about his past, agenda or motives.
* ''TerraFormars'',
''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.
* ''{{Gantz}}'' tends to introduce several new All of the recruitable characters per arc... who usually suffer gruesome deaths in the anime adaptation of ''Anime/ValkyriaChronicles''. Contrast to [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles the game]] where the characters have character, and you'll pull your tank and all available troops just like their predecessors before to make sure no one dies.
* Kolulu from ''Manga/ZatchBell'' gets defeated pretty fast, although she is still one of
the end of said arc.
* From the ''Franchise/LupinTheThird'' movie "First Contact" we have Brad, Lupin's best friend before he met Jigen he is onscreen for a brief amount of time before he is assassinated by a mafia hitman,
most of what we learn about important characters since she was Zatch's inspiration and the one that made him comes after his death.
* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is fond of this with its villains. A villain comes in and starts wrecking everything, introduces itself, and then gets [[OneHitKill onepunched]] by the protagonists right after you'd have enough for a cool fight with a different, less overpowered hero. Often Saitama doesn't even let them ''[[KilledMidSentence finish]]''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Rob was a wise old member of Fairy Tail who died pulling a HeroicSacrifice
want to save Erza's life before he received any character development, but his death [[SmallRoleBigImpact inspired Erza to join his guild]].win.
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