Created By: Sackett on April 24, 2011 Last Edited By: Sackett on April 25, 2011
Nuked

Death By Drowning

A character dies by drowning

Name Space:
Main
Page Type:
Trope
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.


Examples

Anime and Manga

Literature
Community Feedback Replies: 6
  • April 24, 2011
    bluepenguin
    The "childhood friend" thing has trope potential, as does the shoe floating in the water, but just "drowning" is... well, I don't want to say People Sit On Chairs, because that sounds terribly callous, but it's not a trope so much as a thing that happens in real life and also sometimes in fiction. It's only a trope if there's some commonality between the fictional instances.
  • April 24, 2011
    Ekuran
  • April 24, 2011
    Sackett
    Childhood Death By Drowning?

    I mean, I've seen it over and over, and over again.

    Also, while it is true that as a death trope spoilers will be unmarked in the final trope- we need to spoilerize examples while it's still in YKTTW.
  • April 25, 2011
    Arivne
    Our Handling Spoilers page says "Spoiler tagging the name of the work is worse than useless. If you do that, there's a special hell waiting for you."
  • April 25, 2011
    Koveras
    You don't have to spoilerize the ENTIRE example. Just the name of who dies. :) Otherwise, how are other tropers supposed to know which examples are already on the list?

    • Black Lagoon has some criminal drown in a pool after having his hands chopped off with a katana.
  • April 25, 2011
    Bisected8
    As bluepenguin said, death by drowning is People Sit On Chairs. There has to be some sort of meaning attached to death by drowing to make this a trope.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=meetzeef1xerxzbulgvgl2k7&trope=DiscardedYKTTW