Killed Off For Real: Film
- Every villain save Catwoman in the Tim Burton Batman films die. The Joker famously averts his own trope, Max Schreck gets a Family-Unfriendly Death, and The Penguin gets a tear-jerking death. Catwoman survived because she has nine lives.
Catwoman:Two lives left. I think I'll save one for next Christmas. But in the meantime, how about a kiss Santi-Claus?
- In The Black Hole, Reinhardt's robot Maximilian drives a spinning blade attachment through Alex Durant's stomach.
- The 1990s version of Godzilla dies at the end of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. He is not revived for another film, he's not faking it, he does NOT get better. It's one of the few films in the Godzilla franchise in which Godzilla dies and stays dead. Although his son (who was THOUGHT to be dead) takes his place at the end of the film.
- Likewise, in GMK Baragon, Mothra, and King Ghidorah are all killed-off by Godzilla and stay dead throughout the rest of the film.
- Also, the original 1954 film? Yes, folks, Godzilla dies. Even though the original film is considered canon across all continuities of the franchise, the Godzilla that shows up in any of the sequels; he's just another Godzilla. The first one really did die. Going by Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, this also means Godzilla died for good twice.
- In GMK the original Godzilla does come back, as a zombie being controlled by the vengeful spirits of the forgotten soldiers who died in World War II. Though, this is more along the lines of Came Back Wrong than anything else.
- Also, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla Tokyo SOS has Kiryu, a Gone Horribly Right cyborg created from the bones of the original Godzilla.
- Gallaxhar in Monsters vs. Aliens.
- Scream (1996). The Genre Savvy heroine makes sure the villain stays dead.
Randy Meeks: Careful. This is the moment when the supposedly-dead killer comes back to life for one last scare.[Billy starts to rise, only to receive a headshot from Sidney.]Sidney Prescott: Not in my movie.
- Stargate Continuum: After dozens of Ba'al's clones have been killed throughout the last few seasons of the series and he has continually escaped death to return yet again, both the last clone and the original Ba'al are finally killed for good by SG-1.
- Data in Star Trek: Nemesis. Data is revealed to have been rebuilt in Star Trek: Countdown, the canon prequel to the reboot Star Trek film, though.
- An in-universe example: any video game character who dies outside of their game in Wreck-It Ralph is dead for good, as opposed to just respawning a moment later. True to Disney tradition, the only ones who actually do are the Big Bad, Turbo, and several thousand Cy-Bugs.
- Several characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe fall victim to this trope
- Dr. Erskine in Captain America: The First Avenger, courtesy of Heinz Kruger.
- In Iron Man after being deemed no longer useful by Obidiah Stane, Raza, the leader of the Ten Rings, is disposed of by Stane.
- In Thor, Laufey is killed by Loki, so that Loki would become Odin's favorite son, and be able to be the true heir to the throne.
- Phil Coulson in The Avengers. However, it is ultimately subverted, as he appears in the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Maya Hansen from Iron Man 3 is also killed off, courtesy of the self-proclaimed Mandarin himself, Aldrich Killian.
- And in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Jasper Sitwell is suddenly killed by The Winter Soldier.
- In The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Quicksilver is gunned down protecting Hawkeye and a 12 year-old kid from a Ultron-commandeered quinjet.
- Since the original Expanded Universe of Star Wars is now considered non canon, Emperor Palpatine (aka Darth Sidious) remains dead as of Return of the Jedi. Even his actor, Ian McDiarmid, has stated that this is the case, and won't be appering in The Force Awakens, which will not be based on anything from the Star Wars Legends expanded universe.