How did we miss this one? Particularly often used for having a childhood friend suddenly die. Truth in Television as it is one of the more common ways for a young child to die, Look Both Ways being the other. A common form of Death By New Bery Medal. Often happens off screen with just a shoe or sandal shown floating in the water. Can also occur for adults, villains, and other characters. Question though, should the "childhood friend drowns" be it's own separate trope? Needs a better description. Up for Grabs As this is a Death Trope, all Spoilers will be unmarked. Beware.
ExamplesAnime and Manga
- In Cross Game, this is how Ko's Childhood Friend dies.
- In Ano Hana, another childhood friend dies to drowning.
- Bridge to Terabithia, yet another childhood friend fatality to drowning.
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