Main Plot Line Death Discussion

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11:57:55 AM Sep 15th 2014
What is this trope? The description and quote seems to be a Gameplay and Story Segregation thing but the examples are all over the place. Is this just character died in game cause plot? Or that character has to die?
02:21:08 PM Sep 15th 2014
Either the trope is too narrow or the examples too broad. Seems like a case for the Trope Repair Shop.
03:16:27 PM Nov 10th 2011
Does Paul Denton's death in Deus Ex count as this, or as a Final Death? On the one hand, whether it occurs depends on your actions, which seems to be the criteria for "Final Death". On the other hand, it occurs off-screen, completely ignores both the normal combat mechanics and Paul's invincible Plot Armor, and isn't obvious that it will be the result of following (rather than ignoring) the orders he gives you.
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