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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.


'''Note: This sub-page is for Myth and Religion examples only. Please ensure that you put new examples in the correct WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness sub-page.'''
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[[Literature/TheBible Jesus]], after the Crucifixion.
* Cause: HeroicSacrifice - 3
* Genre: KilledOffForReal. (Literature/TheBible has a handful of resurrections or miraculous recoveries over the course of the story, but for the most part is pretty realistic about death.) - 3
* Body: Found. [[MeaningfulFuneral Buried]]. - 4
* Reaction: His mother, the Virgin Mary is deeply saddened, as is the only disciple who actually attended (Ten of them had fled for parts unknown fearing for their lives, one [[DespairEventHorizon committed suicide due to having betrayed Him]]. HesDeadJim - 3
* Last Words: Famous, and essentially a DyingSpeech[[note]]"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." "Amen, amen, I say to you, this day you shall be with me in Paradise." "Mother, behold your son. Son, behold your mother." "My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?" "I thirst." "It is finished!" "Into your hands, father, I commend my spirit."[[/note]] - 3
* Characterization: MessianicArchetype. - 1
* How long ago: less than a week. - 1
* Died and came back: Not yet. 4
** It's probably worth pointing out that while he himself hadn't died previously, 3 earlier resurrections are attributed to him directly: the widow's son, Jairus' daughter, and Lazarus. So, ''heavy'' foreshadowing on the back-from-the-dead thing, even if this is a KilledOffForReal kinda world.
* '''Total:''' 22/8 = 2.75 - Dead, but likely back sometime soon. [[spoiler: ''in three days''.]]