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11th Nov '17 3:23:46 AM BigKlingy
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* The death of Ike's father Greil in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' serves two purposes: it shows how dangerous and powerful the Black Knight is, and it forces a shift in the status quo for Ike. He suddenly goes from being a member of a mercenary company and being mentored by his father to the ''leading'' said mercenary company, when he has no leadership experience whatsoever.
4th Nov '17 7:54:00 PM Angeldeb82
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** Doubly so in King and Toroko's case, since [[spoiler: King and Toroko die at nearly the same time, with Toroko being killed by Quote and King dying as soon as Quote is done fighting Toroko. [[AlmostDeadGuy No matter how long it takes.]]]]

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** Doubly so in King and Toroko's case, since [[spoiler: King and Toroko die at nearly the same time, with Toroko being killed by Quote and King dying as soon as Quote is done fighting Toroko. [[AlmostDeadGuy No matter how long it takes.]]]]takes]]]].



* Tellah in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. Though his death was probably foreshadowed as an inevitability by the fact that Tellah's stats never go up (and sometimes decline) when he's LevelGrinding. He still manages to TakeALevelInBadass giving his last battle all he's got.

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* Tellah in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. Though his death was probably foreshadowed as an inevitability by the fact that Tellah's stats never go up (and sometimes decline) when he's LevelGrinding. He still manages to TakeALevelInBadass [[TookALevelInBadass Take a Level in Badass]] giving his last battle all he's got.



** [[MeaningfulName General Leo]].

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** [[MeaningfulName General Leo]].Leo.]]



* Tai in ''GearsOfWar 2'' fits this mold. Much of the first act is building up his invincible nature and the second act shows how he survived brutal torture by the locust. It breaks him so badly he kills himself. Benjamin Carmine also fits the mold, surviving through the second act and having Marcus and the others noticeably saddened by his death. This is especially noticeable compared to his SacrificialLamb brother Anthony Carmine in the first game, who was killed by a [[KilledMidSentence random sniper shot]] in the first act.

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* Tai in ''GearsOfWar ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 2'' fits this mold. Much of the first act is building up his invincible nature and the second act shows how he survived brutal torture by the locust. It breaks him so badly he kills himself. Benjamin Carmine also fits the mold, surviving through the second act and having Marcus and the others noticeably saddened by his death. This is especially noticeable compared to his SacrificialLamb brother Anthony Carmine in the first game, who was killed by a [[KilledMidSentence random sniper shot]] in the first act.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', in that Cedric has been Graham's sidekick for most of the game only to be struck down by Mordack at the very end, but not hard enough to kill him.
* Lars Halford in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. He's initially in charge of LaResistance, and about halfway through the game he makes a bold stand against [[BigBad Emperor Doviculus]], declaring that he will lead the humans to rise up and defeat the [[TheLegionsOfHell Tainted Coil]]. Doviculus basically says "Can't let you do that" and [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim fatally stabs Lars where he stands]].

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'', in that Cedric has been Graham's sidekick for most of the game only to be struck down by Mordack at the very end, but not hard enough to kill him.
* Lars Halford in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. He's initially in charge of LaResistance, and about halfway through the game he makes a bold stand against [[BigBad Emperor Doviculus]], declaring that he will lead the humans to rise up and defeat the [[TheLegionsOfHell Tainted Coil]]. Doviculus basically says "Can't let you do that" and [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim fatally stabs Lars where he stands]].



* The protagonists brother in ''RedFaction: Guerrilla''. He dies after the tutorial mission, conveniently after you have explained to him you just want to do "honest work" and "are not a terrorist". His death turns you into one. Not by choice.

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* The protagonists brother in ''RedFaction: ''VideoGame/RedFaction: Guerrilla''. He dies after the tutorial mission, conveniently after you have explained to him you just want to do "honest work" and "are not a terrorist". His death turns you into one. Not by choice.



* Most games in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series have one. In order, we have Paul Jackson in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', Ghost and Roach in ''Modern Warfare 2'', Dimitri Petrenko in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'', Soap in ''Modern Warfare 3'', Alex Mason in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'' ([[spoiler:although he is a possible subversion if you play your cards right]]), Elias Walker in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', Knox and Cormack in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]'', and Omar and Raines in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare Infinite Warfare]]''.

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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series have one. In order, we have Paul Jackson in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', Ghost and Roach in ''Modern Warfare 2'', Dimitri Petrenko in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'', Soap in ''Modern Warfare 3'', Alex Mason in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2 ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'' ([[spoiler:although he is a possible subversion if you play your cards right]]), Elias Walker in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyGhosts ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', Knox and Cormack in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]'', and Omar and Raines in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare Infinite Warfare]]''.



* Anyone who's played the series knows ''FireEmblem'' is an AnyoneCanDie series. However, ''Genealogy Of The Holy War'' gets MEAN with this. Upon hitting Chapter 5: Door to Destiny (Fitting name) you see 2 former party members die to a boss that you can't fight, but the real kick is when you clear that chapter -- you're treated to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNE87Taixc the "Battle" of Belhalla]] -- and the death of not one character, but the death of damn near the ENTIRE CAST. AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent...
* During the Virmire mission in the first ''Franchise/MassEffect'' game, two of your party members become [[MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers mutually exclusive]]. There is no way around it, and they'll both insist that you should have saved the other one afterwards. You can also lose Wrex, but that one's avoidable.

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* Anyone who's played the series knows ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is an AnyoneCanDie series. However, ''Genealogy Of The Holy War'' gets MEAN with this. Upon hitting Chapter 5: Door to Destiny (Fitting name) you see 2 former party members die to a boss that you can't fight, but the real kick is when you clear that chapter -- you're treated to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNE87Taixc the "Battle" of Belhalla]] -- and the death of not one character, but the death of damn near the ENTIRE CAST. AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent...
* During the Virmire mission in the first ''Franchise/MassEffect'' game, two of your party members become [[MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers mutually exclusive]].{{mutually exclusive|PartyMembers}}. There is no way around it, and they'll both insist that you should have saved the other one afterwards. You can also lose Wrex, but that one's avoidable.



* Leo from ''TheWitcher''.
** [[spoiler:Vesimir]] in TheWitcher3WildHunt.

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* Leo from ''TheWitcher''.
''VideoGame/TheWitcher''.
** [[spoiler:Vesimir]] in TheWitcher3WildHunt.VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt.



* Johnny Gat was intended to be this in ''{{VideoGame/Saints Row The Third}}'', but [[InternetBackdraft the ire of the fans]] caused the developers to [[NotQuiteDead bring him back for the fourth installment...]] where ''[[RockFallsEveryoneDies almost all of Earth's population gets killed off all at once,]]'' including Oleg and Nyte Blade.

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* Johnny Gat was intended to be this in ''{{VideoGame/Saints Row The Third}}'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', but [[InternetBackdraft the ire of the fans]] caused the developers to [[NotQuiteDead bring him back for the fourth installment...]] installment]]... where ''[[RockFallsEveryoneDies almost all of Earth's population gets killed off all at once,]]'' once]],'' including Oleg and Nyte Blade.



* Zeratul was killed in [[VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void]] while freeing Artanis from a link with his people called the Khala which the main villain corrupted and used to take over his body. Zeratul was instrumental in laying out the path for the characters of this game as well as [[VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsofLiberty StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]] and [[VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm]]

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* Zeratul was killed in [[VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void]] VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid while freeing Artanis from a link with his people called the Khala which the main villain corrupted and used to take over his body. Zeratul was instrumental in laying out the path for the characters of this game as well as [[VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsofLiberty StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]] VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty and [[VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm]]VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm.
30th Aug '17 11:27:07 PM nightelf37
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*** There's also one other choice regarding the Genophage cure where you ''have'' to either martyr Mordin to cure the Krogans or refuse to finish the cure and instead kill Wrex after he becomes enraged at Shepard's betrayal of his trust. Plus, Captain Anderson, who's essentially been Shepard's mentor since the beginning of the original game, dies regardless of his/her actions... it just determines whether he dies quickly or manages to have one final poignant scene with Shepard before his death at the end.

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*** There's also one other choice regarding the Genophage cure where you ''have'' to either martyr Mordin (or some other character if Mordin already died in the second game) to cure the Krogans or refuse to finish the cure and instead kill Wrex (if you didn't kill him in the first game) after he becomes enraged at Shepard's betrayal of his trust. trust (also, the salarian still dies if you choose that, but if Wreav is the krogan leader, you can convince the doctor non-lethally). Plus, Captain Anderson, who's essentially been Shepard's mentor since the beginning of the original game, dies regardless of his/her actions... actions… it just determines whether he dies quickly or manages to have one final poignant scene with Shepard before his death at the end.
9th Jul '17 5:26:54 PM SplineTicker
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* Happens ''repeatedly'' in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' (to Josef, Minwu, Richard and Cid), to the point where the GBA EnhancedRemake (and every other one after it) had a bonus game, ''Dawn Of Souls'', made up entirely of playable characters who had died (and cameos from other non-playable characters who had also died), and now they're fighting on in the next life. In fact, parts of ''FFII'' felt more like a KillEmAll in a similar vein to [[AnyoneCanDie death-saturated]] stories like ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.

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* Happens ''repeatedly'' Josef in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' (to Josef, Minwu, Richard [[GuestStarPartyMember accompanies the party]] to make up for them saving his daughter...and Cid), makes a HeroicSacrifice to save them from a boulder trap. It quickly makes clear to the point where the GBA EnhancedRemake (and every other one after it) had a bonus game, ''Dawn Of Souls'', made up entirely of playable characters who had died (and cameos from other non-playable characters who had also died), and now they're fighting on in the next life. In fact, parts of ''FFII'' felt more like a KillEmAll in a similar vein to player that [[AnyoneCanDie death-saturated]] stories like ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.not even their companions are safe]].
26th Jun '17 4:08:07 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* Sergeant Magnusson from ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', the leader of the players squad, gets killed by a German Sniper halfway through the game.
24th Apr '17 6:56:52 PM nombretomado
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* One GuestStarPartyMember in nearly every [[TalesSeries Tales franchise]] installment.

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* One GuestStarPartyMember in nearly every [[TalesSeries [[VideoGame/TalesSeries Tales franchise]] installment.
2nd Apr '17 4:13:52 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Alys Brangwin]] from PhantasyStarIV.

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* [[spoiler: Alys Brangwin]] from PhantasyStarIV.''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV''.
14th Jan '17 1:33:51 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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*[[spoiler: Alys Brangwin]] from PhantasyStarIV.
9th Jan '17 9:00:21 AM infernape612
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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series have one. In order, we have Paul Jackson in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', Ghost and Roach in ''Modern Warfare 2'', Dimitri Petrenko in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'', Soap in ''Modern Warfare 3'', Alex Mason in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'' ([[spoiler:although he is a possible subversion if you play your cards right]]), Elias Walker in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', and Knox and Cormack in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]''.

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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series have one. In order, we have Paul Jackson in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', Ghost and Roach in ''Modern Warfare 2'', Dimitri Petrenko in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'', Soap in ''Modern Warfare 3'', Alex Mason in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'' ([[spoiler:although he is a possible subversion if you play your cards right]]), Elias Walker in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', and Knox and Cormack in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]'', and Omar and Raines in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare Infinite Warfare]]''.
8th Jan '17 9:13:13 AM nombretomado
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* Isara from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''.
* ''EternalDarkness'' is [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu loaded]] with characters who could at least be considered this - within the [[ShootTheShaggyDog main cast]], no less! The best cases can be made for [[ImpededMessenger Anthony]] and [[GoodShepherd Paul]], who get arguably the most unpleasant ends out of the Chosen - and while most of the others' contribute to an overarching cause in a way that's acknowledged in following chapters, the plot significance of theirs is debatable.

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* %%* Isara from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''.
* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' is [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu loaded]] with characters who could at least be considered this - within the [[ShootTheShaggyDog main cast]], no less! The best cases can be made for [[ImpededMessenger Anthony]] and [[GoodShepherd Paul]], who get arguably the most unpleasant ends out of the Chosen - and while most of the others' contribute to an overarching cause in a way that's acknowledged in following chapters, the plot significance of theirs is debatable.



* Lars Halford in ''BrutalLegend''. He's initially in charge of LaResistance, and about halfway through the game he makes a bold stand against [[BigBad Emperor Doviculus]], declaring that he will lead the humans to rise up and defeat the [[TheLegionsOfHell Tainted Coil]]. Doviculus basically says "Can't let you do that" and [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim fatally stabs Lars where he stands]].
* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', Shinjiro Aragaki was killed off to show just how evil Strega is, and to propel the CharacterDevelopment of Ken Amada and Akihiko Sanada, both of whom reach a degree of personal resolution and receive upgraded Personas as a result. Given that he's a well-balanced character and that he has his own personal weapon type that you can continue buying until the end of game (quite unlike most temporary guest characters), it can come as a bit of a shock. In Persona 3 Portable, it is possible for him to survive only to end up in ConvenientComa because the plot would no longer work otherwise.

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* Lars Halford in ''BrutalLegend''.''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. He's initially in charge of LaResistance, and about halfway through the game he makes a bold stand against [[BigBad Emperor Doviculus]], declaring that he will lead the humans to rise up and defeat the [[TheLegionsOfHell Tainted Coil]]. Doviculus basically says "Can't let you do that" and [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim fatally stabs Lars where he stands]].
* In ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', Shinjiro Aragaki was killed off to show just how evil Strega is, and to propel the CharacterDevelopment of Ken Amada and Akihiko Sanada, both of whom reach a degree of personal resolution and receive upgraded Personas as a result. Given that he's a well-balanced character and that he has his own personal weapon type that you can continue buying until the end of game (quite unlike most temporary guest characters), it can come as a bit of a shock. In Persona 3 Portable, it is possible for him to survive only to end up in ConvenientComa because the plot would no longer work otherwise.
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