* Happens regularly on ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' in Rat's stories about "Angry Bob". In a typical example, Angry Bob decides to go to a bar to socialize, and quickly strike up a romantic rapport with a beautiful woman. They begin [[AutoErotica kissing in her car]], only for Bob to get caught by the woman's [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts UFC husband]] and die horrifically.
* From ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin [[http://hylian90.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/raccoon-complete-thumb1.jpg finds]] an injured baby raccoon and tries to help it. He fails, and the raccoon dies. The real point of the story was showing how Calvin would cope with death.