'''Basic Trope''': A death of a single important character matters more than thousands of {{Redshirt Arm|y}}ies.
* '''Straight''': Through the course of the show, we see many {{Mook}}s and RedShirts being killed by both the heroes and the villains, either for the sake of defense or because they have outlived their usefulness. But when [[PluckyGirl Al]][[ActionGirl ic]][[TheLancer e]] gets killed cold-bloodedly by the BigBad Emperor Evulz, all her teammates suffer from HeroicBSOD and mourns for the next few episodes, which was Emperor Evulz' BatmanGambit to slow them down.
* '''Exaggerated''': Multiply the RedShirts and {{Mook}}s by [[MemeticMutation over nine thousand]], and make Alice TheScrappy.
* '''Downplayed''': The heroes do sometimes think about the many people (whether it be Mooks or Redshirts) who died because of necessary actions or Emperor Evulz, but then realize that, to defeat Emperor Evulz, some must lose their lives. [[RuleOfEmpathy They just couldn't deal with Alice's death the same way]].
* '''Justified''': Alice was a helpless prisoner when she was killed.
* '''Inverted''':
** The heroes could care less when Alice or another teammate dies or goes missing, but deeply mourn when people they hardly know lose their lives.
** TheDeadHaveNames, but the main character is a RedShirt.
* '''Subverted''': And once they stop and look at the battlefield, they see that Alice's death is nothing compared to the horrors of war...
* '''Double Subverted''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint They killed]] [[TeamPet Luffy]], [[ComicallyMissingThePoint too!!]]
* '''Parodied''': "A bunch of armies wearing red shirts just died?" "Don't worry, WeHaveReserves!" "Wait, Alice just died? OH GOD!"
** Emperor Evulz is on trial for having murdered 99 people. After the judge gives his sentence, Evulz shoots a member of the jury, causing the judge to change his sentence to something smaller.
* '''Zig Zagged''': As double subverted, but then they see that all those people died. And then [[TheHero Jeff]] loses his favorite NiceHat. [[DespairEventHorizon Cue the waterworks.]]
* '''Averted''': The heroes empathizes for Alice just as much as the others.
* '''Enforced''': The creators wanted to emphasize how important Alice is to her teammates.
* '''Lampshaded''': "It's strange, isn't it? We've seen so many armies and citizens killed, and killed many villains ourselves... but none of their losses matter to us nearly as much as Alice's does."
* '''Invoked''': Emperor Evulz realizes this trope and kills one of the most loved member of the FiveManBand, in order to make the others vulnerable.
* '''Exploited''': Same as above, but Emperor Evulz does it accidentally and later exploits the heroes' reaction.
* '''Defied''': Jeff carries a group photo of some of the soldiers so he never forgets how important their HeroicSacrifice is.
* '''Discussed''': "I know it's selfish but I can't help but to mourn Bob's death... even if millions died in that war."
* '''Conversed''': "Why are the heroes so sad about their one teammate dying? An entire planet was blown up last episode."
* '''Implied''': "Sir, 5000 are dead from the latest attack." "Find one the public emphasizes with and mark his death in public. We have to rally the people."
* '''Deconstructed''': Several civilians [[WhatTheHellHero call the heroes out]] on how they can lack empathy for the many but mourn for the few.
* '''Reconstructed''': Then the heroes reveal that the few who died would have been future [[MessianicArchetype saviors of the Earth]] and since they are dead, humanity is doomed.
* '''Played For Laughs''': A character watches an entire planet blow up and suddenly bursts into tears... because it means his pet bug died.
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice only mourns Bob's death, even though several thousand people died during the war. Once she realizes this fact, it throws her even deeper into despair.
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