Main Killed Off Forreal Discussion

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07:01:07 AM Dec 29th 2014
Question - I understand the reasoning behind the "No Real Life Examples Please" mark for this trope, but what about for things which aren't people? I'm not talking something sudden like the World Trade Center, but rather something whose demolition was brought up and dismissed as Like You Would Really Do It until it did like the old Pennsylvania Station which was demolished and where the current Madison Square Garden stands today.
07:16:42 AM Dec 29th 2014
Those aren't people, they're not "killed." They're demolished.
07:27:53 AM Dec 29th 2014
It's not there any more and all the art deco and architecture is lost save for photos. Or would this fit somewhere else better?
08:37:49 AM Dec 29th 2014
Things that aren't people are not this trope. Stuff being destroyed is not usually of storytelling importance.
01:26:14 AM Jul 25th 2014
I don't think the Buffy examples belong here. As stated, this show is for universes where death is easily reversible (there should be many instances of resurrection). In Buffy, most of the characters that die stay dead.
01:43:23 AM Jul 25th 2014
That sounds fishy, yeah. I'll ask here.
05:21:32 AM Jul 25th 2014
There's enough main character resurrection that I think it applies. Buffy dies... three times? Angel twice? Darla twice. Spike comes back. Wishverse Willow dies in her first appearance but comes back. According to the comics, Warren comes back.

Not to mention dream sequences and alternate universes.
02:08:22 PM Dec 8th 2013
Can KOFR and Character Death apply in the same universe? Example: Bob is a mortal and gets ran over by a car, clearly a case of the latter. Charlie is a demigod and gets run through with a magical spear that removes his immortality.
01:00:35 PM Jun 12th 2013
I think this trope is overused in character descriptions, especially when it comes to minor characters.
11:53:29 PM Jun 5th 2012
Should this trope be reserved only for "for real" deaths that occur under the expectations of a Disney Death or some form of Reset Button? It seems the spirit of the trope is more narrow than just any normal death.
09:08:54 AM Apr 6th 2012
I find it incredibly odd that Heavy Rain is not mentioned amongst the Video Game titles, despite the fact that any of the main characters can (and probably) die within the course of the story. However, I'll not spoil it for you myself. Just have a look at it, if you don't mind.
10:53:12 AM Sep 28th 2010
I just want to check if everyone is cool with Aerith being the trope picture. I know finding a picture for this trope is tricky because of the potential spoilers, so the Aerith picture seemed like it's a no brainer since it's literally a Late Arrival Spoiler.
03:26:56 AM Jan 14th 2011
it is fine. it is one of those things that EVERYONE has already spoiled sooooo much that it is common knowledge. there isn't really anything more iconic or memorable than that.
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