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* The standard way for a ''{{Bionicle}}'' character to go, if they happen not to play a very ''very'' crucial role, probably to show off how DarkerAndEdgier the story has become. Reached the status of a RunningGag for the fandom.
** The first notable example is Botar, a mysterious and thoroughly loyal servant of justice, also a jailer with the power to teleport, who already appeared in a scene or two -- got his organs crushed just so that the main characters could escape, only to be replaced by [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute another member of his species]] shortly thereafter.
** Carapar, one of the main antagonists for a whole year-long arc, former warlord, who went on to become part of a rag-tag misfit group sent on a mission by the good guys -- zapped to dust to show off the otherworldliness of an EldritchAbomination they chanced upon, never to impact the plot.
** Ancient's fate could well be the worst example of this in the franchise's run. Just read his entry [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter over here]].
** Guardian, a NarrativeFiligree kinda guy who for the first time got a spotlight, grouping together with the mainest of all characters -- within seconds, the baddie crushed him purely ForTheEvulz.
** Telluris had the largest, most expensive set of the year, and seemed like a totally likable, if totally insane, [[MoralityKitchenSink gray-morality]] DesignatedVillain, who for his second major appearance became the secondary hero of a story -- only to idiotically get himself toasted by attacking an EldritchAbomination [[IdiotBall he had just spent half a chapter running away from]], when the story was almost over anyway. It never impacted the plot, and the only acknowledgment he received was from his former friend, [[LampshadeHanging who sarcastically remarked how pointless this scene was]], then promptly forgot about him.
** Nocturn's death happened off-screen, and we only learned about it from a casual comment made by the BigBad in his book, which didn't even specify the details beyond that he was killed while trying to escape [[TheAlcatraz the Pit]]. He also noted that Gadunka had been gulped up by a shark.
* When the ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' Classics "Snake Man-At-Arms" figure was released, his bio told that he was killed by Clamp Champ. This felt as the trope as it was just being alluded in a bio. When the scene was finally shown in a minicomic, the comic space was so misused with an excess of double-page spreads that the relevant scene was limited to three panels of the few pages left, which leaves the scene so truncated that it still fits the trope.
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