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.
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As this is a Death Trope, all Spoilers will be unmarked. Beware.
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