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[[folder: Sorting Algorithm Of Deadness ]]


Using the scientifically '''''Infallible''''' power of the SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness, who do you think is the next in line for being brought back from the great Bus in the sky?

To use the Algorithm, simply add the Column's "Death Value", and divide by the number of applicable rows.


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|| ''Relative deadness factor'' || '''DeaderThanDead''' || '''[[PutOnABus Maybe Back Later]]''' || '''[[InferredSurvival Be Back Soon]]''' || '''[[ContractualImmortality Death? What's That?]]''' ||
|| '''Death Value''' || '''''[[FourIsDeath 4]]''''' || '''''3''''' || '''''2''''' || '''''1''''' ||
|| ''[[HowToKillACharacter Cause of death]]'' || [[DeathByIrony Irony]], [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Bridge Drop]], [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Overkill]], StuffedInTheFridge, RetGone || [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption]], [[HeroicSacrifice Sacrifice]], BusCrash, MortalWoundReveal || NoOneCouldSurviveThat, just plain killed in battle || [[SuicidalGotcha Jumping]] ||
|| ''[[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Audience Expectation]]'' || AnyoneCanDie, KillEmAll || KilledOffForReal, TonightSomeoneDies || DisneyDeath || BackFromTheDead, DeathIsCheap, NobodyCanDie ||
|| ''Body Found?'' || [[DeaderThanDead Dead]] and [[MeaningfulFuneral Buried]]\\
[[ChunkySalsaRule Only Bits And Pieces]] || [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue At The Morgue]] || [[NeverFoundTheBody Never Found]], [[HumanPopsicle Frozen]], [[TakenForGranite Petrified]] || LeftForDead ||
|| ''Reaction'' || [[ReallyDeadMontage Montage]], BondOneLiner || HesDeadJim || ItsPersonal || FauxDeath ||
|| ''Last Words'' || [[OhCrap Crap]], KilledMidSentence, [[SedgwickSpeech Carry on men]], HisNameIs || CatchPhrase, FamousLastWords, FinalSpeech, ObiWanMoment || [[YouShallNotPass "Fly, you fools!"]] [[TemptingFate "Piece of cake"]] || "MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning" ||
|| ''[[{{Characters}} Characterization]]'' || RedShirt, [[DeathByOriginStory Loved One]], MauveShirt || RecurringCharacter, CListFodder || {{Regular}} || [[ContractualImmortality Protagonist, Archvillain]] ||
|| ''[[SeasonFluidity When did they die?]]'' || 10+ years ago, [[GrandFinale Series Finale]] || 5-10 years ago || Same year || [[StoryArc Same arc]] ||
|| ''[[BackFromTheDead "Died" and come back?]]'' || [[NotQuiteDead Not yet]] || Died once, but got better || [[FakingTheDead Twice]] || [[JokerImmunity I've]] [[StayingAlive lost]] [[DeathIsCheap count]] ||

If the character hasn't died yet (but seems likely to), see SortingAlgorithmOfMortality. All of this is trumped by the FirstLawOfResurrection.

Currently, [[spoiler:Shirley]] from ''CodeGeass'' and [[spoiler:the real Caulder]] from ''AdvanceWars: Days of Ruin'' have scored 4, the highest possible. The latter is more notable by having 4 in ''every'' category instead of getting the [=CLAMP=] bonus that the former got. No characters have got the lowest possible score of 1 yet, but [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] is the leader of the death-defying derby at 1.5, even beating WesternAnimation/SouthPark's Kenny.

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'''Baseline Example: The death of {{Superman}}.'''
* Cause: HeroicSacrifice, so he's not coming back from that too quickly, or the sacrifice will be cheapened. 3.
* Genre: It's a comic book, so DeathIsCheap. 1.
* The Body: DeaderThanDead, a PietaPlagiarism too for supes sake! So no chance of FakingTheDead. 4.
* Reaction: ReallyDeadMontage, uh-oh. 4.
* Characterization: Protagonist. 1.
* When did he die: Same year, so 2.
* Come Back?: This was a first, so 4.
* Average: So add it up... we get a pretty high score, 19! Since it's not a videogame, divide by 7, and we get... 19/7 = 2.7, meaning supes isn't coming back for at least a few months, maybe even years. In actuality the ''Death Of Superman'' happened in January 1993 and he came back some time before May 1994.

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'''Now let's make a prediction with the recent death of Franchise/{{Batman}} in FinalCrisis.'''
* Cause: HeroicSacrifice, give or take. 3.
* Genre: Comic book, so DeathIsCheap. 1.
* The Body: [[DeaderThanDead Dead and buried]], but it's a little more complicated. Still, it's a 4.
* Reaction: [[HesDeadJim He's Dead Clark]], plus "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" probably counts as a ReallyDeadMontage. 3.5.
* Last Words: "[[FamousLastWords Try Me]]." 3.
* Characterization: It's [[MemeticMutation The Goddamn Batman]], people. 1.
* When did he die: Same year, so 2.
* Come Back?: This would be the first time, so 4.
* Average: 21.5/8= 2.7. A semi-high score, and DC seems to be sticking to this one for a while. Still, he'll definitely be back, likely before the end of 2010 at the latest.[[supersecretspoiler: CORRECT!]]


'''Note: This sub-page is for FanFiction examples only. Please ensure that you put new examples in the correct WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness sub-page.'''
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L from Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami
* Cause: Bridge Drop (comes rather quickly) - 4
* Body: Inapplicable
* Reaction: Everyone celebrates his death - 3
* Genre: DeathIsCheap - 1
* Characterization: Main antagonist - 1
* Last Words: Final speech ("You kiillled me!") - 3
* When: End of the previous arc - 2 (L's resurrection would be part of a new arc if this story had a plot)
* Died and came back: Once - 3
* Average: 17/7 = 2.42. He could come back with God's help.

Teru Mikami
* Cause: Bridge Drop - 4
* Body: Presumably left at the scene - 4
* Reaction: L gets frustrated - 2
* Genre: DeathIsCheap - 1
* Characterization: C List Fodder - 3
* Last Words: Killed Mid Sentence - 4
* When: Previous arc - 2
* Died and came back: No - 4
* Average: 24/8 = 3. He apparently came back to life, presumably because the author forgot he was supposed to be dead.

Mello
* Cause: Bridge Drop (sudden betrayal by Dark) - 4
* Body: Present- 4
* Reaction: None
* Genre: DeathIsCheap - 1
* Last Words: OhCrap - 4
* Characterization: Minor antagonist - 3
* When: Previous arc - 3
* Died and came back: Once - 3
* 22/7 = 3.14.

Near
* Cause: DeaderThanDead (killed with the Death Note, and prevented from coming back with the Anti Life Note) - 4
* Body: Present - 4
* Reaction: HesDeadJim - 3
* Genre: Death Is Cheap -1
* LastWords: OhCrap - 4
* Characterization: Recurring/regular character: 2.5
* Died and came back: Technically did so once, since Dark appears to kill him twice: 3.5
* When: Last arc: - 2
* 24/8 = 3. While his resurrection is theoretically impossible, it's not completely out of the question.

Night Yagami
* Cause: BridgeDrop (Impaled with a sword and falls to her death) -4
* Reaction: HesDeadJim - 3
* Genre: DeathIsCheap - 1
* Body: Present at the bottom of the cliff - 4
* LastWords: OhCrap ("WHAT THE F-CK?") - 4
* Characterization: Recurring character - 3
* Died and came back: No. - 4
* When: Current arc - 1
* Average: 3. The author may very well mean to kill her off.

The scores seem fairly high, especially given the number of resurrections (Watari, Mello, L, "Yotsuba", Light, Dark, Blud and technically Near), but then again, the fic doesn't exactly follow the rules of logic very well.

L (again)
* Cause: Bridgedrop (he and Light kill each other) - 4
* Reaction: None, Dark seems more preoccupied with the next stage of his plans.
* Genre: DeathIsCheap - 1
* Body: Lying in a pool of his own blood - 4
* LastWords: FinalSpeech admitting defeat- 3
* Characterization: Main antagonist - 1
* Died and came back: Twice. - 2
* When: Current arc- 1
* Average: 2.28.

Light Yagami
* Cause: Bridge drop (he and L kill each other) - 4
* Reaction: None, Dark seems more preoccupied with the next stage of his plans.
* Genre: DeathIsCheap - 1
* Body: Lying in a pool of his own blood - 4
* LastWords: FinalSpeech admitting defeat- 3
* Characterization: Recurring character - 2
* Died and came back: Twice. - 2
* When: Current arc- 1
* Average: 2.42

Mia Kerrigan in [[Morphic]]
* Cause: NoOneCouldSurviveThat - 2
* Genre: KilledOffForReal - 3
* Body: Dead and buried - 3
* LastWords: FamousLastWords, sort of. - 3
* Characterization: Protagonist - 1
* When: Current arc - 1
* 13/7 = 1.857

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'''FanFic/MyImmortal'''

Draco:
* '''Cause of death:''' [[PlotHole He committed suicide by slitting his wrists.]] Since the narration said that was impossible, I'll say Irony. 4.
* '''Audience expectation:''' He's the Sue's love interest; [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt the writer's not gonna kill him]]. 2.
* '''Body found?:''' Well, a professor finds it, but Enoby never sees it. 1.
* '''Reaction:''' Hardly any. 1.
* '''Last words:''' Doesn't have any. N/A.
* '''Characterization:''' Loved One. 4.
* '''When did they die?:''' He reappears less than a chapter later. 1.
* '''"Died" and come back?:''' Since it happens so soon after, I'm not counting it. N/A.
* '''Average:''' 13/6 = 2.167. Rather high, considering how soon his UnexplainedRecovery happens. Of course, that would be asking ''[[TrollFic My Immortal]]'' to follow the rules of common sense.

Willow:
* '''Cause of death:''' [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Bridge Drop]]. 4.
* '''Audience expectation:''' Draco's UnexplainedRecovery established DeathIsCheap. 1.
* '''Body found?:''' Those who inform Enoby of the death don't care for the deceased in the slightest. 1.
* '''Reaction:''' [[GratuitousJapanese "Kawaii."]] 4.
* '''Last words:''' Again, we are told of this death; we don't see it. N/A.
* '''Characterization:''' Meant to be a RegularCharacter, but in fact had only appeared in one scene beforehand. 3.
* '''When did they die?:''' I don't think a full year passed between updates... 2.
* '''"Died" and come back?:''' I think this was the first time. 4.
* '''Average:''' 19/7 = 2.714286. I'll give Tara credit; Willow was dead for longer than Draco.

[[RougeAnglesOfSatin Volxemort]]:
* '''Cause of death:''' Enoby [[OneHitKill AK'd]] him without destroying any [[SoulJar Horcruxes]], so I consider this a Bridge Drop. 4.
* '''Audience expectation''': DeathIsCheap. 1.
* '''Body found?:''' The story ends before that could happen. N/A.
* '''Reaction:''' See above. N/A.
* '''Last words:''' There were none. N/A.
* '''Characterization:''' BigBad. 1.
* '''When did they die?''' Series Finale. 4.
* '''"Died" and come back?:''' There's a lot of confusion, thanks to TimeTravel. 3.
* '''Average:''' 13/5 = 2.6. If the fic had continued, it is certain that Voldy would get an UnexplainedRecovery just like the other two.

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'''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'''

[[spoiler: Hermione Granger]]
* '''Cause of death''': TheresNoKillLikeOverkill. Since Harry had inadvertently predicted it in the beginning of the story, it counts as irony. 4.
* '''Genre''': At this point, it seems like AnyoneCanDie. 3.
* '''Body found''': Yes, very gruesomely. 4.
* '''Reaction''': Harry [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentofAwesome declaring to break all the known laws of magic to do the impossible and bring her back]]]] is probably a 2.
* '''Last words''': [[TearJerker Not your fault...]] 3.
* '''Characterization''': [[spoiler: Secondary protagonist]]. 1.
* '''When did they die?''': One arc ago. In-universe, less than a month. 2.
* '''"Died" and come back?''': Nope. 4.
* '''Average:''' 23/8 = 2.9. So we may have a revival coming up, but not for a while.