Wick Cleanup: Killed Off For Real get usage counts
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- It can be explicit in the genre, as in a D&D setting where clerics have the power to resurrect people. (Back from the Dead)
- It can be a genre convention that characters are never (or seldom) killed permanently, as in most comic books. (Death Is Cheap)
- The work can have death, but Negative Continuity or a periodic Reset Button that reverses it.
- It can be like a soap opera where anyone who dies can be brought back whenever the writers want to, with or without explanation. (First Law of Resurrection)
- It can be a show with lots of violence, but where everyone is typically Made of Iron or otherwise never expires from their injuries.
- In a work where Anyone Can Die and there is no resurrection, death may be shocking but it is not unusual (or atypical), and so does not qualify.
- In a work that normally has no violence at all, but suddenly takes a Darker and Edgier turn. There is no expectation established at all regarding death, so the fact that it is permanent is not remarkable.
- In a work that is Like Reality Unless Noted, where characters may or may not die all the time, but death is an accepted (and irreversible) phenomenon.
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