History TonightSomeoneDies / LiveActionTV

24th Jul '16 4:32:51 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' parodied this. Before the opening credits, [[Creator/RonHoward the Narrator]] announces that "one of these characters will die," while every main character flashes on screen, as well as an old lady who is unique to the episode. However, about halfway through the episode, the Narrator [[OhAndXDies simply tells the audience]] that she is the one who's going to die:

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' parodied this. Before the opening credits, [[Creator/RonHoward the Narrator]] announces that "one of these characters will die," while every main character flashes on screen, plus a couple of celebrity guest stars, as well as an old lady who is unique to the episode. However, about halfway through the episode, the Narrator [[OhAndXDies simply tells the audience]] that she is the one who's going to die:
13th Jul '16 6:03:29 PM Adept
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* ''ShortlandStreet'', after playing it straight through many previous deaths of major and minor characters, [[SubvertedTrope subverted this]] in 2008 when one episode ended with several of the characters seemingly falling victim to a shootout in the {{Cliffhanger}}. The OnTheNext promo immediately following the episode announced that there would be three casualties. Naturally many fans assumed that there would be three deaths, until the actual definition of casualties was pointed out. Sure enough nobody died.

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* ''ShortlandStreet'', ''Series/ShortlandStreet'', after playing it straight through many previous deaths of major and minor characters, [[SubvertedTrope subverted this]] in 2008 when one episode ended with several of the characters seemingly falling victim to a shootout in the {{Cliffhanger}}. The OnTheNext promo immediately following the episode announced that there would be three casualties. Naturally many fans assumed that there would be three deaths, until the actual definition of casualties was pointed out. Sure enough nobody died.
12th Jun '16 2:11:31 PM pointycatears
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** Another interesting thing to note is that when they started filming season 4, they hadn't actually yet decided who would be in the grave. This is just one of the reasons why fans were unhappy with the result.

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** Another interesting thing to note is that when they started filming season 4, [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants they hadn't actually yet decided who would be in the grave.grave]]. This is just one of the reasons why fans were unhappy with the result.
9th Jun '16 12:26:51 PM Sapphirea2
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** In Series 9, "Face the Raven"'s official summary noted that one of the characters who went into the trap street would not leave it alive. The options were Rigsy, a character who had made one appearance the previous season, Clara Oswald, the current companion, and the Doctor himself. The official trailer and a ''Graham Norton Show'' interview with Peter Capaldi went on to strongly suggest the death would be Clara's, which would mark the first companion getting KilledOffForReal since Adric in 1982's "Earthshock". She did indeed die, but unlike Adric and contrary to Moffat's LyingCreator claims she ''still'' appeared in the final two episodes of the season that followed -- because the Doctor had a '''massive''' SanitySlippage and attempted to defy a fixed point in time to bring her back. In the end, Clara's death still stood, but she became able to have a near-infinite number of new adventures within the very last moment of her life (and a TARDIS of her own) thanks to the Doctor's TragicDream.
31st May '16 4:47:06 PM FreeJaffa
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The trailers and marketing for the Season Three finale keep reminding views that someone in the main cast will die. [[http://www.newsarama.com/29075-marvel-evokes-night-gwen-stacy-died-for-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-season-finale.html One promo image]] even copies the cover for ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied''.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The trailers and marketing for the Season Three finale keep reminding views that someone in the main cast will die. [[http://www.newsarama.com/29075-marvel-evokes-night-gwen-stacy-died-for-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-season-finale.html One promo image]] even copies the cover for ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied''. [[spoiler:It turned out to be Lincoln.]]



-->'''Old woman''': Oh, Gob! You could charm the black off a telegram boy!"\\

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-->'''Old woman''': Oh, Gob! You could charm the the black off a telegram boy!"\\
17th May '16 6:18:52 PM JamesAustin
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** The finale for Series 2 was set up with a trailer showing Rose saying "This is the story of the day I died", and making much of the fact that actress Billie Piper would not be returning. Of course, she only died ''metaphorically'', being sent to a parallel universe and thus separated from the Doctor.
*** It's explicitly mentioned in the episode that she was declared legally dead after disappearing during the Battle of Canary Wharf, so as far as the government's considered the claim was true.

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** The finale for Series 2 was set up with a trailer showing Rose saying "This is the story of the day I died", and making much of the fact that actress Billie Piper would not be returning. Of course, she only died ''metaphorically'', being sent to a parallel universe and thus separated from the Doctor.
*** It's explicitly mentioned in the episode that she was
declared legally dead after disappearing during the Battle of Canary Wharf, disappearing, so as far as the government's considered the claim was true.



** In the specials following Series 4, one major arc was the upcoming death of the Tenth Doctor. Of course, being a Time Lord, he regenerated into Creator/MattSmith. Despite the Tenth Doctor's angst about regenerating, some might consider a phoenix-like resurrection with a new face and slightly different quirks better than completely ceasing to exist.
*** In the Doctor's own words: "Even if I change, it feels like dying. Everything I am dies. Some new man goes sauntering away... and I'm dead."

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** In the specials following Series 4, one major arc was the upcoming death of the Tenth Doctor. Of course, being a Time Lord, he regenerated into Creator/MattSmith. Despite the Tenth Doctor's angst about regenerating, some might consider a phoenix-like resurrection with a new face and slightly different quirks better than completely ceasing to exist.
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regenerating (in the Doctor's own words: "Even if I change, it feels like dying. Everything I am dies. Some new man goes sauntering away... and I'm dead.""), some might consider a phoenix-like resurrection with a new face and slightly different quirks better than completely ceasing to exist.
17th May '16 10:33:27 AM pointycatears
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Did this in it's fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it.
** Another interesting thing to note is that when they started filming Arrow's fourth season, they hadn't actually yet decided who would be in the grave. This is just one of the reasons why fans were unhappy with the result.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Did this in it's its fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it.
** Another interesting thing to note is that when they started filming Arrow's fourth season, season 4, they hadn't actually yet decided who would be in the grave. This is just one of the reasons why fans were unhappy with the result.
17th May '16 10:31:58 AM pointycatears
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Did this in it's fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it.
**Another interesting thing to note is that when they started filming Arrow's fourth season, they hadn't actually yet decided who would be in the grave. This is just one of the reasons why fans were unhappy with the result.
10th May '16 2:15:11 PM Gravityman
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'':
** Subverted. The show was promising for the entire second half of Season 6 that somebody important would be killed off in the season finale, the moment of truth is filmed from the victim's point of view. The viewer doesn't find out which character was killed until Season 7.
8th May '16 12:42:57 PM MrChips2301
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The trailers and marketing for the Season Three finale keep reminding views that someone in the main cast will die. [[http://www.newsarama.com/29075-marvel-evokes-night-gwen-stacy-died-for-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-season-finale.html One promo image]] even copies the cover for ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied''.
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