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A montage of a character (or characters) being killed repeatedly. Can be played for drama with multiple characters who die for good. In other cases this is done with the same character dying repeatedly, only to be [[GroundhogDayLoop brought back to life]] for whatever reason (just to die again). The former often leads to EverybodysDeadDave, while the latter is more often than not played as BlackComedy because of the impermanence of the deaths.

Not to be confused with the ReallyDeadMontage.

!!'''As a DeathTrope, may have unmarked spoilers ahead. Beware.'''



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* This happens a lot in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime, when Light and the other Kiras go on killing sprees.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Also played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', to explain why wearing a cape will inevitably lead to a CapeSnag, and why Edna Mode is very, ''very'' adamant about her "NO CAPES!" policy. And to be clear, these are deaths. The database on every hero in the Special Features disc for the DVD does confirm they all died due to "Suit Malfunctions".

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In Best Picture-winner ''Film/{{Cavalcade}}'', UsefulNotes/WorldWarI is illustrated with repeated shots of British soldiers marching under the same bridge, superimposed with repeated shots of individual soldiers getting shot and killed.
* Occurs in ''Film/GroundhogDay'', when Phil chooses to kill himself pretty much just to see if it will stick. It won't.
* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', we see several Jedis get massacred by Clone troops.
* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' has one after Jimmy decides to cut off his connections to the Lufthansa heist by killing off everyone else involved. [[SoundtrackDissonance Especially memorable as the piano section]] of [[Music/EricClapton Derek and the Dominos']] [[SoundtrackDissonance "Layla"]] plays throughout the entire scene over Henry's narration.
* ''Film/{{Casino}}'' closes most of its narrative with a very effective one, a great number of characters get taken care of to the music of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FZ2FA-epcE "The House of the Rising Sun"]].
* ''Film/ForrestGump'' explains Lt. Dan was from a long military tradition. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9c8Rba5NVE Then we see a montage]] of Creator/GarySinise (the actor playing Lt. Dan) playing a different ancestor just at the moment of his death, in a different battleground, with a war uniform more modern that the last.
-->''Somebody from his family (thud) had fought (thud) and died (thud) in [[PunctuatedForEmphasis every (thud) single (thud) American (thud) war (thud)]]''
* Played for laughs in ''Film/GetSmart''. Chief says that the identities of every CONTROL agent has been compromised, and we cut to a shot of all the CONTROL agents dropping like flies in some of the most hilarious ways possible.
* ''Film/TheWrongBox'' starts with a montage of various {{tontine}} members meeting [[UndignifiedDeath grisly and hilarious ends]], setting up the film's premise wherein only two are left.
* [[TheManyDeathsOfYou The Many Deaths of]] Creator/TomCruise and Creator/EmilyBlunt in the GroundhogDayLoop war movie ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow''. Sometimes played for laughs (usually Cruise), sometimes for drama (usually Blunt).
* ''Film/MortalKombat'' has multiple Kombatants dropping like flies when Shang Tsung decides to unleash [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Goro]] on the tournament.
* In keeping with the circle-of-life theme in ''Film/AntoniasLine'', a montage towards the end shows how several of the older residents of the town croak.
* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' has a ''murder'' montage, when Wade goes on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, killing various gang members in frequently hilarious ways.
---> '''Deadpool''': I'm gonna kill you with a ''zamboni!''

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the GroundhogDayLoop episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', we are treated to a series of Dean's deaths in increasingly unlikely and frankly, hilarious ways.
* Played for drama in an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' where recipients of someone's organs all died at approximately the same time and their deaths are played rapid-fire in TheTeaser.
* A variation in ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' when the immortal Captain Jack Harkness is tied up in a basement and killed over and over - except it's not just a montage; he really is being killed that many times per minute.
* Happens in the alternate universe episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' called "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish}} The Wish]]", where Oz stakes Willow, Angel gets staked by Xander, Buffy stakes Xander, and then the Master kills Buffy. Then the wish is reversed and the audience suffers MoodWhiplash.
* VERY dramatic example in ''Series/DoctorWho'' "Journey's End" when Davros reminds the Doctor of the number of people who have died helping him. It's a lengthy montage even though it only includes deaths in New Who.
* In the fifth season of ''Series/BreakingBad'', we're shown a montage of the simultaneous assassination of all eight of Fring's former employees (plus Mike's lawyer) currently in jail. [[SoundtrackDissonance Creepily set to Nat King Cole's "Pick Yourself Up."]]
* The famous ending montage of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' shows how all the main characters die in the future.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Season 9 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has a non-fatal example, showing York and the Freelancer's numerous "deaths" in a training match against Tex.
* The final part of the original ''WebAnimation/NatrapsX'' video, "Rockmad," shows Rockman losing all his numerous lives to Sylvia, Princess Peach and other video game characters. The deaths continue in the sequel video, "Silvia ga Taosenai."
* In ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'', not only do the characters' successive attempts at "discover the meaning of the Zeeky words" result in the destruction of both the rocket and themselves, Takes Four, Five, Nine and Ten also end with the earth either [[EarthShatteringKaboom exploding]] or crashing into the sun.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Many challenge Let's Players tend to tack on at the end of their successful run videos a bunch of outtakes or deaths, usually in a montage like fashion. Some examples include LetsPlay/RoahmMythril, LetsPlay/PinkKittyRose and LetsPlay/RetroChallengeGamer.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has one when it is revealed that the boys are [[ReplacementGoldfish clones]], and have died over a dozen times before. Humorously, one of the deaths was a gas leak that hit while they were asleep, which is neither exciting to look at or interesting to hear about.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has one when [[TheStarscream Starscream]] discovers he is immortal and attempts to overthrow Megatron...only to fail repeatedly, and ''this'' Megatron has no patience for traitors.
* Poor [[IronWoobie Batman]] suffers through this in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s LighterAndSofter AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''. Throughout this montage he gets [[DropTheHammer crushed by a giant hammer]], dropped into the AcidPool, [[KillItWithFire incinerated to ashes]] [[FireBreathingWeapon by a flamethrower]], ChainedToARailway and run over by a train, [[OffWithHisHead guillotined]], EatenAlive by a ThreateningShark, etc. And at each painful, comedic death he goes through, ComicBook/TheJoker brings him back to life only to kill him again. It is not until the Dark Knight gets worn out from all the deaths he endured that the new [[JustForPun Clown Emperor]] decides not to kill him again, as his repeated killings start getting rather boring.
* The trope image above is of Anton from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. He's a living piece of toast, who gets subjected to a death montage in "The Recipe" when Gumball and Darwin repeatedly kill him to figure out how he [[TheyKilledKennyAgain keeps coming back]]. According to Gumball, they "Iced him 50 times in a row."
* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[='=] ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' segment "Wanted: Dead, Then Alive", a few weeks after Bob has killed Bart with a HarpoonGun, the villain realizes that [[VictoryIsBoring it's not Bart's death that makes him happy]], and that he would be truly happy if he kills Bart again. To remedy this, he creates a Reanimator machine and uses it to bring his longtime ArchEnemy BackFromTheDead so that he can kill Bart again and again, in a manner worthy of the aforementioned ''Emperor Joker'' adaptation. And all his methods are: [[DropTheHammer whacking him with a sledgehammer not once]] [[AmusingInjuries but many times]] [[RasputinianDeath in the manner of]] ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''; [[BoomHeadshot blowing his head clean off]], [[FedToTheBeast feeding him to a lion]]; [[SquashedFlat squashing him flat by a steamroller]], [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill then folding him into a paper plane before throwing him into a]] DeadlyRotaryFan, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill then picking up his pieces and]] [[BurnBabyBurn tossing them into the cremation furnace]]; handing him a [[ShockinglyExpensiveBill shockingly expensive electric bill]] for the Reanimator that induces a HollywoodHeartAttack; [[ImMelting liquefying him into juice]] (which has happened offscreen); and [[LudicrousGibs hacking him into pieces with an axe]] (also happened offscreen). [[SoundtrackDissonance And all of this is set to]] Music/ElvisCostello's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU_zMvaX05Q "Accidents Will Happen"]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Future Vision", Steven has a FantasySequence where he imagines a long series of ways he could die in his everyday life. The sequence is completely imaginary and PlayedForLaughs, complete with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4m22v3IBPA jaunty tune]], but its effect on his mental state...[[NightmareFuel isn't]].