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* ''{{Series/Messiah}}'': Raeah dies of cancer with her mother Staci by her side. She feels even worse than usual, as she'd stopped Raeah's treatments bringing her to Al-Masih in hopes he would heal her.

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* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had two of these tragedies:
** Danny's young neighbor, Ruben, is shot by a stray bullet while in his care during "Child's Play."
** A little girl is accidentally shot by a friend of hers in "Unspoken." They were playing with a gun they saw a criminal throw into a dumpster. The boy removed the magazine, thinking it would be safe, but forgot about the bullet in the chamber.


** More children (including an infant) die in the Season 2 premiere, "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS2E1TheNorthRememebers The North Remembers]]" as part of a massive [[ThePurge purge]] of King Robert's bastard children.

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** More children (including an infant) die in the Season 2 premiere, "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS2E1TheNorthRememebers "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS2E1TheNorthRemembers The North Remembers]]" as part of a massive [[ThePurge purge]] of King Robert's bastard children.


* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': In "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E134YouDrive You Drive]]", Oliver Pope kills a 12-year-old boy named Timmy Danbers in a hit-and-run accident.



* In ''Series/TheWire'' Stray bullets kill a child midway through a gang war, and a preschooler is killed to send a message.

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* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' never has this on-screen, but a few episodes have this as part of the setup.
** The subject in "Collateral Damage" is a man accused of murdering his infant daughter, who escapes from jail during his trial and goes to confront the doctor who declared the baby's death Shaken Baby Syndrome, demanding that she test the samples again. [[spoiler:A second doctor ultimately determines that the first doctor missed a clue that pointed to meningitis as the true cause of death.]]
** Potentially the case in "Never Let You Down", where the subject's teenage daughter disappeared three years earlier. The girl's fate is never established.
** The possibility of this is a critical factor "First In Line"; a father whose daughter is dying of heart disease takes hostages in a hospital to try and get her a heart transplant.
** Narrowly averted in "The Farm"; the subject attempts to kill his preteen son because [[spoiler:he's dying and doesn't want to leave his son alone.]] SRU convinces him that his son will be okay, and he eventually releases the boy unharmed.

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* At the end of the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E9HideAndQ "Hide and Q"]], Riker goes on a rescue away mission where a cave-in has happened. Among the fatalities was a young girl and Riker decides not to bring her back to life as he now has the power of the Q, though that decision weighed heavily on him.


** [[BasardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] shows he's not above this when it comes to securing his inheritance - after murdering his father, he sets his hounds on his stepmother and newborn half-brother.

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** [[BasardBastard [[BastardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] shows he's not above this when it comes to securing his inheritance - after murdering his father, he sets his hounds on his stepmother and newborn half-brother.

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** Although Theon can't ultimately bring himself to kill Bran and Rickon, he does murder two orphaned farm children and burns their bodies to fool people into thinking they're the Stark boys.
** All three of Cersei's children die while they're in their teens. Joffrey and Myrcella are poisoned, and Tommen commits suicide. She was even told of a prophecy where they would have "golden crowns and golden shrouds" as a child.
** Taken to really dark lengths in Season 5 where Stannis sacrifices his beloved daughter Shireen - via ''burning at the stake''. Her mother Selyse - who up until that point was ashamed of her daughter's disfigurement - has a HeelRealization and tries to stop it but is too late. She hangs herself the next day.
** [[BasardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] shows he's not above this when it comes to securing his inheritance - after murdering his father, he sets his hounds on his stepmother and newborn half-brother.
** Played very tragically in Meereen, where Danaerys discovers that one of her dragons carelessly burned a three-year-old girl on a farm. She's so heartbroken by this, she chains two of the dragons up beneath the city.
** Rickon Stark - who is barely a preteen - goes down via an arrow in the back by Ramsay.
** Jojen Reed - who is a teenager - pulls a HeroicSacrifice so Meera, Hodor and Bran can get to safety.
** The Waif in Bravoos is the same age as Arya and meets her end in the finale of Season 6. She was trying to kill Arya, so one way or another, the episode was going to have a young girl being killed.


* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'': In the very first episode, Hera kills Herc's wife and all three of his children.

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** In Jason's first appearance, it's established that Medea murdered their children at some point before the episode. Jason has a nightmare that recreates some of the events: a baby is seen crying amid a burning house, and an unnamed daughter is heard pleading for help before screaming.


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* ''Series/ThePretender'': In one episode, Jarod investigates the cause of a deadly plane crash. His primary motivation is the death of a young adult; Jarod had befriended the guy and gave him his plane ticket, so he feels guilty about what happened. However, while looking over some items recovered from the crash, he sees a doll that belonged to a young girl he had played with at the airport. For an added gut punch, he imagines the little girl's final words (crying out for her mother), as the plane was going down.


* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Unlike Piper's unborn son, Phoebe's actually-not-her-child has no such luck: he is burned alive when the Charmed Ones reflect his power back at the Seer, in whose womb he is currently residing. Apparently, this Trope doesn't apply if you're the Spawn of Satan.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'': Unlike Piper's unborn son, Phoebe's actually-not-her-child has no such luck: he is burned alive when the Charmed Ones reflect his power back at the Seer, in whose womb he is currently residing. Apparently, this Trope doesn't apply if you're the Spawn of Satan.


* In ''Series/TheWire'' Stray bullets kill a child midway through a gang war, and a preschooler is killed to send a message

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* In ''Series/TheWire'' Stray bullets kill a child midway through a gang war, and a preschooler is killed to send a messagemessage.
* ''Series/WithoutATrace'' Children of varying ages have often been the VictimOfTheWeek and this trope has occurred just as often as its [[InfantImmortality counterpart]].


* ''Series/{{House}}'': THe PatientOfTheWeek doesn't always make it, and this has included babies.

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': One of the pre-teen powder monkeys is blown up during an engagement in "Loyalty". It's a memorable gory scene when young Midshipman Jack Hammond freaks out because he gets splattered with his blood.
* ''Series/{{House}}'': THe The PatientOfTheWeek doesn't always make it, and this has included babies.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In "Deadlock", Ensign Wildman finally gives birth to her baby, only for the ship to suffer catastrophic damage, rendering the doctor unable to correct the effects of a delivery complication; the baby dies as a result. Fortunately for all involved, the episode's NegativeSpaceWedgie prevents that from becoming a permanent state of affairs.

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[[DeathOfAChild Children dying]] in live-action TV.
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* Often on daytime soaps.
** ''Series/AllMyChildren'' killed off infant Leora (heart defect) in 2003 and Donna's baby (fire) in the early 80's, as well as Gloria's premature infant Anna Claire (one of the saddest daytime scenes EVER), and most notably, Brooke's 6-year daughter Laura was killed by a drunk driver.
** One of ''Series/GeneralHospital''[='s=] most famous storylines involved BJ Jones being killed in a car accident and her heart being given to her dying cousin Maxie.
** ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' has Hope and Bo's son Zack.
** Many soaps (''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'', ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'') have featured characters being within weeks of delivery a healthy baby, only for tragedy to strike -- car accident, premature labor -- resulting in the baby's stillbirth.
** Even more disturbing is that the likelihood of this often seems to be inversely proportional to the mother's or couple's feelings about the pregnancy -- if she's HappilyMarried (or happily involved with the baby's father), happy about the pregnancy, and looking forward to motherhood, odds are, the child is doomed. If she's miserable and/or the child was conceived under dicey circumstances, such as an affair, the kid will make it. Case in point-- on ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' Rick and Amber decided to have a child to solidify their reconciliation and were blissfully happy about her pregnancy, only for the baby to be stillborn. Meanwhile, Brooke conceived during her affair with her daughter's husband Deacon and after consciously deciding not to have an abortion, spent months wailing and angsting about the turmoil and havoc that was going to result from the child's birth and promptly gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'': In Season 5, Evelyn Martin and her young daughter are both confronted by Christopher Henderson after he kills two paramedics. It's highly implied that he killed them both, albeit [[KilledOffscreen it happened during commercial break]].
* ''Series/{{The 100}}'':
** Twelve-year-old Charlotte dies in the fourth episode. Unlike the usual ChildrenAreInnocent version of the trope, Charlotte '''a)''' commits suicide, and '''b)''' does so because she had already killed someone else and couldn't live with the guilt of what she'd done.
** In the Season 2 finale, Clarke decides to irradiate Mount Weather, killing everyone inside. Both Clarke and the audience had been reminded repeatedly, in this episode and in previous ones, that many of the people in Mount Weather are children who had nothing to do with their parents' crimes; Clarke goes through with it anyway. We don't see any of the children's corpses (at least not up close) but we do get an EmpathyDollShot of the soccer ball we'd earlier seen the Mount Weather kids playing with.
* ''Series/{{Aishiteru}}'''s plot starts with the death of a seven year old boy. To make things worse, the murderer is a ten-year-old.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': In the episode "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E10Believers Believers]]" when an alien boy is killed by his parents at the end because they believe a surgical operation has caused his soul to leave his body and in "Confessions and Lamentations" when 99% of an alien race dies of a plague, including a prominently featured girl.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'':
** A baby was killed by a disguised Cylon in the pilot. The scene is ambiguous, with specific directions to the actress playing the Cylon to make it so. Was it just a murder, was it a mercy killing so the baby wouldn't have to go through the nuclear holocaust that would be released in a few hours, or was it an accident with the Cylon not realizing how fragile a human baby would be?
** The second season opener, in which Commander Adama drowns a baby in Baltar's dream sequence on Kobol.
** The onscreen death of Cami, the girl from botanical cruiser in the Miniseries.
** In "The Plan", Cavil coldbloodedly stabs a small child who repeatedly tried to sneak in to his chapel and befriend him. What makes it so chilling is that the kid has been seeking refuge there for the length of the movie. In the end, Cavil seems to give in, sharing his food and learning that they both have the same first name. The whole scene is leading up to a PetTheDog moment until he kills him and casually dumps his body to the side.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', we see two young boys getting shot dead: Thomas Cantillo in Season 3, and later Drew Sharpe in Season 5. Both of these murders make [[FriendToAllChildren Jesse Pinkman]] ''[[UnstoppableRage very furious]]''.
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
** Vampires never hesitated to kill or turn children and babies, though naturally this never occurred on-screen. Darla discovers the effect of Angel's soul when he refuses to drink from a baby. Spike, after becoming unable to hurt humans but before becoming ensouled, tells Dawn a story of slaughtering a family, leading up to his discovering the baby in the coal bin, but he quickly revises this story when Buffy arrives, to her evident skepticism.
** And in the episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E6Band Candy}} Band Candy]]", the Mayor orders his minions to [[MoralEventHorizon steal babies]] as a tribute (Read: Lunch) to one of the demons he owes a debt to. Guess who the BigBad of the season turned out to be?
** In "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E11Triangle}} Triangle]]", Olaf the troll requests babies to eat. Nobody actually grants this request though, nor does he ever get any babies to eat.
** In an early Season 3 episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', one type of demon is said to prefer babies.
** In the Season 8 (comic), Faith discovers that a mother was turned with all of her children -- and Faith has to stake those children, as well! (though we only see "paff" and not the moment of impalement.
** We do see Buffy's cousin Celia being killed by Der Kindestod in detail in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E18KilledByDeath}} Killed By Death]]" in a flashback.
** Also, Wes once dreamed about baby Connor being fatally bitten by Angel.
** In "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E13TheIInTeam}} The I In Team]]", Adam skewers and dissects a small boy. We only hear about it on the news, however.
** The flashback of Holtz who finds that Angel (going by Angelus at the time) killed his wife and turned his daughter. Holtz grimly forces her out into the sunlight where she burns to death. The scene of the mother being killed also cuts away after the sound of a baby crying is heard and Darla is seen looking hungrily at the cradle.
** In "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E7LieToMe Lie To Me]]" it looks like Drusilla is about to chow down on a young boy, but Angel shows up in time to rescue him.
** The plot of "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E11Gingerbread Gingerbread]]" was kicked off by the discovery of two children's corpses. It later turns out they were illusions created by the monster of the week to stir dissent among the people of Sunnydale.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Unlike Piper's unborn son, Phoebe's actually-not-her-child has no such luck: he is burned alive when the Charmed Ones reflect his power back at the Seer, in whose womb he is currently residing. Apparently, this Trope doesn't apply if you're the Spawn of Satan.
* One episode of ''Series/ChicagoJustice'' involves the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby being cut from her womb. The detectives eventually track down the murderer who's also kidnapped the baby, only to discover that the baby died as well.
* One episode of ''Series/CodeBlack'' has twin babies brought in after a building fire. One of them takes a turn for the worse and dies. [[spoiler: It later turns out that the entire thing takes place in Dr. Guthrie's mind while he undergoes a medical procedure for his Parkinson's Disease. The incident did actually happen, though. The babies were his own and he was remembering the incident.]]
* Several of the victims on ''Series/ColdCase'' are young children, the youngest being an infant in "Baby Blues". Quite a few more are teenagers.
* In ''Series/CoronationStreet'', Zoe Tattersall's newborn baby, Shannon, died from meningitis in 1998.
* Being a child makes absolutely no difference in ''Series/CriminalMinds''. Recurring villain Karl Arnold slaughters at least 8 children in the first season alone, and the second season episode "Ashes and Dust" had a child graphically burned to death ''entirely onscreen''.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', one of the victims is a baby. This then proceeds to move Grissom so much that he gets quite angry at Greg Sanders for working on a gang-related case which happened earlier in the week.
* Played to the hilt in ''Series/CSIMiami'', when the sole survivors of a murdered family are the murderer playing his wife's postpartum stress as the cause, and a toddler who wandered away from the crime scene in a blood stained shirt.
* In ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'', Stubs and "The Nigga general" lose control of a wild horse they were trying to castrate. It runs through the camp and caves in the chest of the sheriff's nephew, who he was raising as his son with his sister-in-law who was living as his wife.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle "Full Circle"]], a juvenile Marshman known simply as the Marshchild dies (and is, in fact, the only Marshman to perish in the story). Tylos and Varsh also arguably count, as both are teenagers who die during the Marshmen's rampage aboard the Starliner in the final episode.
** Varsh's younger brother, Adric, who goes on to become a member of the TARDIS crew, is killed off at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock "Earthshock"]] when a space freighter crashes into the prehistoric Earth and explodes with him on board. According to the story, the explosion is also responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival "Survival"]], the Doctor pursues the predatory Cheetah People to Earth. The first person he meets is a little girl in tears because someone has killed her cat.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion "School Reunion"]] opens with a child being eaten.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth "The Stolen Earth"]], we see a family of three, with a child about ten years old, retreat back to their house after being ordered out by the Daleks. And then the Daleks blow up the whole house.
** The plot of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E3ThinIce "Thin Ice"]] sets off when the Doctor and Bill witness a child being devoured by the monster of the week. Bill is understandably distraught by this.
* An episode of the '60s ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' featured two parents who were so high on drugs that they forgot they put their baby in the bathtub. Whoops. Another followed the officers as they investigated a case of child abuse; that one ended with them arresting the father after he shook his baby to death.
* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman''. A baby dies while in Mike's care. She can't understand why she's so rattled, as it isn't the first time this has happened, until Sully reminds her that she hadn't had a baby of her own as yet.
* An episode of ''Series/EmptyNest'' is shot as a documentary profiling Harry, a pediatrician. It's revealed that he once lost a patient and was so shaken that he went on a trip, bringing his wife and daughters under the guise of a family vacation. Barbara discovers the truth when she overhears her parents talking about the reasons they went. Carol remains oblivious up to the making of the documentary.
* ''Series/{{ER}}''. Dr. Carter's son was stillborn at seven months. The horrifying reality of this ruined his relationship with the mother. Also played straight with a handful of pediatric patients over the years. Like the "Quinn" example, Dr. Susan Lewis is rattled when a baby dies, shortly after she's begun taking care of her infant niece.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':
** In "[[Recap/FarscapeS03E05DifferentDestinations ...Different Destinations]]" [[DownerEnding ends with the]] [[EverybodysDeadDave mass murder]] of an ''entire nunnery, including the eight-year-old novices''.
** And in "[[Recap/FarscapeS04E18Prayer Prayer]]", a Scarran officer aboard a research vessel disposed of a test subject's unborn child by using his heat-projection to fry it alive inside the womb. And the holographic display also shows the fetus writhing and shrivelling in the heat. However as the mother was a mole, hopefully they faked it to scare Aeryn. Hopefully. She [[NeckSnap got what's coming either way]].
* In ''Frank Herbert's Dune'' miniseries, Paul Maud'dib's baby son is killed in a Sardaukar raid. The scene shows a soldier advancing towards the baby with a knife, then jumps to another scene with a yelp from the baby in the background.
* The world of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is very dark and gritty, and AnyoneCanDie.
** To drive this home, a child of perhaps 7 or 8 years is shown impaled on a tree, along with the dismembered remains of her family group, within the first two minutes of the pilot. She is unlikely to be the first child to be dead (or die) onscreen.
** One of Arya's friends is murdered as a scapegoat for the well-deserved mauling of [[RoyalBrat Joffrey]]. While we don't see the act itself, we do see his corpse being hauled away by [[TheBrute the Hound]].
** More children (including an infant) die in the Season 2 premiere, "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS2E1TheNorthRememebers The North Remembers]]" as part of a massive [[ThePurge purge]] of King Robert's bastard children.
** During an attack on the Night's Watch, one of the young orphan recruits ends up [[KickTheDog getting a sword through his throat]] when his captors realize that he can't walk unassisted.
** Two Lannister children are attacked and murdered in their beds by Stark bannermen.
** Not even unborn children are safe, as the pregnant Queen Talisa learns the hard way.
* ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'':
** In the two-parter "Once Upon a Time", [=McGarrett=]'s sister is under the spell of a quack doctor who claims she can cure her cancer-stricken baby. She doesn't -- the baby succumbs well before the end of Part 1.
** In "The Listener" a psychiatrist tormented by a man who's bugging his office and tells the doctor's patients stuff which is supposed to be purely between them informs a young boy that contrary to what the criminal told him, he isn't dying. The good doctor then tells [=McGarrett=] that the boy ''is'' dying, and that he wasn't about to tell the kid the truth.
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'': In the very first episode, Hera kills Herc's wife and all three of his children.
* ''Series/{{House}}'': THe PatientOfTheWeek doesn't always make it, and this has included babies.
** A newborn baby dies in the episode "Maternity".
** "Forever" has a mentally unstable [[PatientOfTheWeek patient]] ''murder'' her child on-screen.
* In ''Series/IClaudius'', during the purge in Tiberius's reign, both Sejanus' son and daughter were killed, both under age. The boy was given his "manly gown" and the girl was raped before being killed as killing a virgin would bring bad luck to the city. Furthmore, Gemellus, aged perhaps twelve or thirteen, is murdered and decapitated offscreen, his head brought to Caligula as evidence and Caligula's infant daughter Drusilla is murdered in her cradle along with her mother. There are still more child deaths in the book. All in all, thoroughly averted.
* In the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' franchise, there are often episodes where juvenile deaths are investigated.
** One notable example occurs in a season finale of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. A woman is murdered and the three men responsible are arrested and jailed. At the end of the episode, the victim's teenage daughter visits the jail and shoots the men. She then goes on to shoot up the rest of the department until Stabler is forced to kill her. In the following season's premiere, we find out the incident disturbed Stabler enough to quit the force.
* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': An episode opens with kids playing hide and seek, with one finding a mysterious object, and the scene cuts away when it opens. A little later, the heroes show up in the village, and find everyone dead, including the kids.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': The insurance company refusing to pay for his son's treatment (killing the boy) was what sent Nate into a downward spiral; getting fired from the insurance firm, crawling into a bottle, and ending his marriage. Becoming a "bad guy" is ''redemption''.
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'', in an effort to be true to the infant mortality rates of the harsh frontier, is another show that adhered to this trope. Babies died on several occasions on this show:
** Wilder's first son Charles Jr. dies of leukemia before he even turns a year old.
** In Season 6's "May We Make Them Proud", when the school for the blind Mary and her husband run is on fire, they two are able to get all the students out only to realize their baby and another woman (Adam Kendall Jr. and teacher/caretaker Alice Garvey) are trapped inside. They can do nothing but sit helplessly as Alice and Adam Jr. appear at a high window unable to escape and plead for help until they are both overtaken by the flames. (All of this happens onscreen and is quite unsettling. Keeping in mind Adam, Mary and the other children who evacuated safely are, for the most part, spared of seeing Alice and Adam Jr. literally swallowed by the flames. Hester Sue, the only sighted person there, is not so fortunate.)
** Laura and Almanzo's unnamed son dies during the night after becoming ill a few days before. It is now believed that he was conceived too soon after Laura recovered from diphtheria, later causing his illness and death.
* This was is what sent Hawkeye over the edge in the ''Series/{{MASH}}'' GrandFinale, the fact that a mother had to smother her child because he told her that she had to keep it quiet[[note]] They were on a bus full of people with an enemy patrol in the area, and the child's crying was at risk of giving away their position.[[/note]] We only see the head fall back but it's obvious the baby is dead. Hawkeye had been so traumatized by the incident that at first he steadfastly remembered the infant being a chicken, until Sydney Freedman was able to draw the truth out of him as the big heartbreaking [[TheReveal reveal]].
* The third series opener of ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' revealed that Uther used to drown the children of magic users in case they inherited their parents' abilities. Though the drowning itself is entirely offscreen, their ghosts appear en masse.
* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Both invoked and averted. The killer's means of killing [[spoiler:Minami]] turn out to have initially been intended for [[spoiler:Midori]] because they considered that the latter still being a minor (as opposed to the person they actually killed) would have attracted more sympathy.
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'': In one episode the VictimOfTheWeek was a baby which had died from Shaken Baby Syndrome. The babysitter (played by LucyLiu) did it: the baby's parents were busy people who didn't want to be wakened at night by a crying baby, so the babysitter was tasked with keeping the baby up all day so it would sleep all night. (That particular plot was LeftHanging; it was never shown whether the babysitter, the parents, or both would be charged.)
* In HBO's ''Series/ThePacific'', with the mother on Okinawa, an involuntary suicide bomber, who tries and fails to hand off her baby before she blows up.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Granted, it happens offscreen, but a one-shot character is mentioned to have had a 12-year-old brother who died recently. Not only is it a plot point of the episode, but she's even seen at his grave at one point. These types of occurrences are part of why the show is considered DarkerAndEdgier compared to most other Power Ranger seasons.
** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': The Magna Defender's revenge obsession is due to the (witnessed onscreen) death of his son. However, his son was a Magna Defender in training (despite being ten-ish, if we go by the size and the voice) who was never seen demorphed, making this less daring than some examples. Still, he doesn't ultimately survive, time isn't rewritten, he doesn't AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, or anything like that, and he's small and has the voice of a kid.
* Claire and Russell's baby died on ''Promised Land'', which was unusual because it was a "family" show, with the characters actually looking forward to the birth.
* In the final ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}'' mini-series, Joe Kapp's wife and children are suddenly killed-off-screen in an alien bombardment.
* In ''Series/TheRefugees'', Álex killed a man that had killed his son. Ani dies at the end of the series.
* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'':
** A child Slitheen disguises himself as a schoolboy, and later a child genius. Although it is not explicitly stated or shown onscreen, in both cases the real boy must have been killed and skinned so [[KillAndReplace the Slitheen could assume his identity]].
** [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS2E3E4TheDayOfTheClown "The Day of the Clown"]] states that all the kidnapped children that weren't taken recently by Odd Bob "fade[d] away".
* Nearly the entire arc of the fourth season of ''Series/TheShield'' surrounds the Strike Team trying to help Shane after a vicious gangster executes a young girl and frames him for it.
* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' had an episode where the Body OF The Week is a three-week-old baby. This weighed very heavily on Federico, whose wife was pregnant at the time.
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': The first episode of Season 6, Straw, portrays a school shooting occuring at the end. In fact, [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/kurt-sutter-parents-tv-council_n_3921807.html Kurt Sutter was later compelled to apologise for it]].
* Almost every series of ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' kills off a child in one of the episodes. Most notably was the episode "The School", in which an entire school was bombed at the start of the episode.
* Trip and T'Pol's daughter, cloned from their tissue, does not survive in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
* On ''Series/TheStrain'', this trope tends to lead into another: UndeadChild:
** One of the Master's victims on the plane was a young French girl named Emma. According to Nora, she couldn't be more than eight. She's killed again after rising as a vampire and being decapitated by Setrakian.
** After Kelly becomes a vampire, she visits a friend while looking for Zack and ends up draining both her and her son. They both rise as vampires as well and Eph is forced to kill them again.
** A {{Flashback}} reveals that Mr. Quinlan actually romanced a woman with a young daughter in Victorian England. During their relationship, he discovered The Master was active in the area and set off to kill him. He fails and The Master infects the mother and daughter, forcing Quinlan to MercyKill them.
* In ''Series/{{Tenko}}'' the child prisoners drop like flies just like the adult women do. It was that kind of series.
* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook:''
** One sketch has a little boy being talked into going on a "[[BlatantLies river rafting]]" ride, which starts by jumping off a bridge...
** The world of the Quiz Broadcast (Remain Indoors), where an unknown apocalypse identified only as The Event has claimed most of humanity. One contestant mention she now wishes she'd took survival tips for children. The unnervingly cheerful host agrees that it would've been a different world if they'd kept even ''some'' of their children alive.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
** The villain of "[[{{Recap/TorchwoodS2E2Sleeper}} Sleeper]]" had no problem killing babies. Two infants in prams were ''strongly hinted'' to have died in unfortunate manners, though they stop short of ''showing'' it.
** ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth'': Three children get killed, and many more are placed in great danger. Several suffer a FateWorseThanDeath.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'':
** The very first zombie kill by Rick Grimes is of a small child, who as part of the zombie transformation had to die first.
** In one second season scene, [[GentleGiant T-Dog]] is searching through cars for supplies, and then he searches through one car with a baby seat in the back. The seat is coated with blood and bits of flesh. He's freaked out by this sight.
** Later in Season 2 with Sophia, who gets lost and is found later as a walker.
** Rather brutally used in the Season 4 mid-finale when Meghan is bit after accidentally finding one buried in the mud she was playing in. The episode also very creepily suggests that Judith was bit by walkers, although it is subverted when it is revealed that she was saved by Tyreese.
** "[[Recap/TheWalkingDeadS04E14TheGrove The Grove]]" has a horrifying case with Lizzy and Mika. Lizzy actually murders her own sister and then Carol has to shoot her because of how irrevocably messed up she has become.
** [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] to be averted by the Terminus crew in "No Sanctuary". When Carol is looking through the items taken off of new arrivals, several children's stuffed animals are seen.
** In Season 6's "[[Recap/TheWalkingDeadS06E09NoWayOut No Way Out]]", Sam is DevouredByTheHorde onscreen while Ron is impaled by Michonne. Several [[UndeadChild Undead Children]] are also shown amongst the walker herd, and one of them can be credited with causing Sam's panic attack. The whole episode just reinforces how vulnerable children are, especially those who aren't taught to adapt and survive in this new CrapsackWorld.
* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' and its spinoffs:
** The first episode of ''Walking With Dinosaurs'' has a litter of prehistoric mammals ''[[OffingTheOffspring eaten by their own parents]]''.
** For pure terror, however, the first episode of ''Series/WalkingWithBeasts'' shows a baby terror bird that is still hatching when it is devoured by ants.
* In ''Series/TheWire'' Stray bullets kill a child midway through a gang war, and a preschooler is killed to send a message
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' occasionally killed kids, including Scully's alien hybrid daughter.
** They killed a toddler in "[[Recap/TheXFilesS02E21TheCalusari The Calusari]]". Perhaps the threshold is learning to walk?
** They buried a baby alive in "[[Recap/TheXFilesS04E02Home Home]]", and the uncensored version has it ''screaming the whole time''.
** Played with strangely in "[[Recap/TheXFilesS08E05Invocation Invocation]]". It turns out the child was still dead...so it was his ghost?
** Some rather gruesome ones occurs in "[[Recap/TheXFilesMiniseriesE14Familiar Familiar]]"
** Dogs were not immune to death either: Scully's dog Queequeg was eaten by an alligator in "[[Recap/TheXFilesS03E22Quagmire Quagmire]]", and one dog didn't make it in "[[Recap/TheXFilesS03E18TesoDosBichos Teso Dos Bichos]]".

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