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Plot Armor tends to wear off in the final arc, episode, battle, etc. (Unmarked spoilers)


(permanent link) added: 2013-01-31 08:46:01 sponsor: Tal63 (last reply: 2013-01-31 08:46:01)

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Plot Armor is what keeps important characters alive for plot purposes. This is when the Plot Armor comes off. Whenever the Grand Finale is here or coming, suddenly, Anyone Can Die.

This is usually done to make the ending more suspenseful and exciting but it's also done to make the war seem more costly. There may be some overlap with Darker and Edgier.

No Real Life Examples, Please!. Because this does not happen in Real Life. (and while we're at it, Plot Armor does not exist in Real Life either.)

This is a Death Trope so beware unmarked spoilers!


Examples

[[foldercontrol]] [[Literature]]
  • in Animorphs Visser One dies in the 45th book.
    • Rachel dies in the final book of the series.
    • Also, many of the Animorph's allies died in the penultimate installment.
    • Visser Three is a notable aversion of this trope. He should have died almost as often as the Animorphs (especially in the Hork-Bajir Chronicals).

[[Live Action TV]]
  • The Plot Armor in LOST falls right off in the last season of LOST. The survivors start dropping like flies and very few are alive at the end.
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