Needs More Examples Rolling Updates
Many works have a certain class of characters who have Immortality
. As the story/series progresses, the creators want to add a weapon/attack/badass that is able to kill the immortals. The question is how do the creators introduce this weapon/attack/badass without disrupting the storyline. Enter the Immortal Red Shirt. This is a character who is introduced for the sole purpose of being killed off. If the weapon/attack/badass is on the heroes side, the Immortal Red Shirt will generally be a Jerkass
. If the weapon/attack/badass is on the villain's side, The Immortal Red S Hirt
will generally be The Woobie
or the Sacrificial Lamb
- Being Human (Remake) - Stevie, who was introduced as The Woobie ghost in Episode 1/Season 2 and Dylan who played the Jerkass ghost in Episode 2/Season 2 kill each other off while fighting over the main character. Sally.