Most examples don't fit, cleanup needed: Died On A Bus get usage counts
edited 2nd Jul '11 4:18:13 AM by KorKhan
edited 4th Jul '11 7:31:19 AM by MorganWick
- 7th Heaven: Unclear; description is solely "Averted; Barry Watson survived his Hodgkins Lymphoma and returned to the show." Was his character Put on a Bus beforehand?
- Dad's Army: Character Put on a Bus, actor dies, character is later noted as still being alive. Pretty much correct.
- A-C: If it's correct that the character has to be kept alive afterwards, the name is worse than I thought.
- Adventures in Odyssey: Actor died while his character was still ongoing, character is Put on a Bus as a result, actor is later replaced and character is brought back. Inclined to say misuse.
- Bus Crash: See A-C.
- Characterization Tropes: Index, not applicable.
- Characters and Casting: Index, not applicable.
- Clueless Aesop: Actor dies, is Put on a Bus as a result; misuse.
- Commuting on a Bus: "Due to his untimely death in Turkey, the character was quietly retired for a time." Misuse.
- Doctor Who S10 E3 "Frontier in Space": See immediately above.
- Elemental Doom and Elemental Doom: Unclear in the former, X Just X in the latter, probably Bus Crash, most likely misuse.
- Getter Robo: X Just X.
- GL Green Lantern Corps: A drawn character noted as having died off-panel. Misuse.
- How To Cheat Death: "Refer to them to indicate that they're alive off-screen without appearing on-screen." Largely correct.
- Jack Attack: See Adventures in Odyssey.
- Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: Appearance by a character whose actor died long ago. Not sure what to do with this one.
- Laconical List of Subtle Trope Distinctions: Amazingly, contradicts the Canonical List: "The actor died, the character is written out of the show." Misuse.
- Long Bus Trip: Character is Put on a Bus, could come back, then the actor dies. Largely correct.
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: First of all, it's fanfic-only and probably shouldn't be on the page; nonetheless, actor dies, fanfic writers kill her character as a result. Probably misuse.
- NCIS: Actor dies, character is referred to as still alive and dies later. Probably correct.
- Only Fools and Horses: Actor dies, character is Put on a Bus as a result. Misuse.
- Other: See Adventures in Odyssey.
- Passions: Character dies but Death Is Cheap so it's really a nice bus trip, actor dies later. Largely correct.
- Porridge: From what I can tell, actor dies, character is written out as a result. Probably misuse.
- Put on a Bus: Unclear.
- Replacement Scrappy: See Adventures in Odyssey.
- Sealab2021: Lolwut?
- Sesame Street: Actor is fired and character is written out, then the actor dies. Probably correct.
- Six Feet Under: Unclear, but I have a sinking feeling it's horrible misuse.
- Stock Footage Failure: Not entirely clear what is meant by the metaphor. Knowing the story behind Plan 9, though, more likely than not correct.
- Survivors: Probably means Bus Crash.
- That Night Felt Like Months: See Adventures in Odyssey.
- The Character Died with Him: Called the inverse. Probably correct.
- The Dark Knight Saga: Heath Ledger dies, the Joker is executed offscreen as a result. Misuse.
- The King Of Fighters The NESTS Chronicles: Character is Put on a Bus to Hell, then: "SNK has displayed great disgust towards him, so it's safe to assume he Died On A Bus." Lolwut? Misuse.
- The Pink Panther: X Just X, but my guess is misuse.
- The Sims: Virtual characters. Misuse.
- The Wheel of Time: Prose characters. Probably misuse.
- Trick 'r Treat: "Quite literally." Misuse.
- Tropes on a Bus: Index, not applicable.
- YMMV/Wallander: Actor dies, character stops appearing as a result. Misuse.
- Wishbone: Actor dies, the whole show is cancelled as a result. Misuse.
edited 20th Sep '11 3:13:33 PM by MorganWick
edited 16th Oct '11 3:04:47 AM by KorKhan
edited 29th Feb '12 7:39:12 AM by MetaFour
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Alternative Titles: Died On A Bus
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