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*** Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow dies to obtain the Soul Stone in an alternate timeline in the exact same ritual that killed Gamora in the previous film. In Nat's case, though, she willingly makes the sacrifice, and in fact has to physically fight Hawkeye to prevent him from doing it himself.

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*** Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow dies to obtain the Soul Stone in an alternate timeline in the exact same ritual that killed Gamora in the previous film. In Nat's case, though, she willingly makes the sacrifice, and in fact has to physically fight Hawkeye to prevent him from doing it himself.


** Pietro Maximoff, a.k.a Quicksilver, is killed by Ultron in a HeroicSacrifice to save Hawkeye in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', soon after he and his sister join the Avengers.

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** Pietro Maximoff, a.k.a a. Quicksilver, is killed by Ultron in a HeroicSacrifice to save Hawkeye in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', soon after he and his sister join the Avengers.



** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has most of its deaths--all of those caused by The Snap--undone in the following movie; however, there are four deaths that are not caused by the Snap and thus not undone:
*** Heimdall and Loki are both murdered by Thanos for trying to save the Hulk and Thor, respectively. Since Loki has faked his death multiple times in the past, Thanos explicitly states "No resurrections this time" to hammer it home.
*** Gamora is kidnapped and later killed by Thanos to retrieve the Soul Stone. Though an alternate timeline version of her is brought into the main timeline in ''Endgame'', the Gamora who underwent the CharacterDevelopment of the two ''Guardians'' movies truly is dead.
*** Poor Vision is killed ''twice'' in less than a minute: the first time, by a [[KillTheOnesYouLove heartbroken Scarlet Witch]], who destroys the Mind Stone in his head (killing him in the process) to prevent Thanos from getting it; the second time, by Thanos himself, who just uses the Time Stone to undo it, then rips the restored Mind Stone out of Vision's forehead, killing him for good.

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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has most of its deaths--all of those caused by The Snap--undone in the following movie; however, there are Thanos directly kills four other characters before performing the Snap, whose deaths that are not caused by the Snap and thus not undone:
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*** Heimdall and Loki are both murdered by Thanos for trying to save the Hulk and Thor, respectively. Since Loki has faked his death multiple times in the past, Thanos explicitly states "No resurrections this time" to hammer it home.
*** Gamora is kidnapped thrown off a cliff and later killed by falls to her death in a sacrifice for Thanos to retrieve obtain the Soul Stone. Though an alternate timeline version of her is brought into the main timeline in ''Endgame'', the Gamora who underwent the CharacterDevelopment of the two ''Guardians'' movies truly is dead.
*** Poor Vision is killed ''twice'' in less than a minute: the first time, by a [[KillTheOnesYouLove heartbroken Scarlet Witch]], who destroys has the Mind Stone in his head (killing him in the process) to prevent Thanos from getting it; the second time, by Thanos himself, who just uses the Time Stone to undo it, then rips the restored Mind Stone violently ripped out of Vision's his forehead, killing him for good.essentially destroying his brain.



*** Black Widow dies to obtain the Soul Stone in an alternate timeline in the exact same ritual that killed Gamora in the previous film. In Widow's case, though, she willingly makes the sacrifice, and in fact has to physically fight Hawkeye to prevent him from doing it himself.
*** Iron Man dies using the Infinity Stones to perform his own Snap to kill AlternateTimeline-Thanos and his forces, unable to survive the immense strain this puts on his body.

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*** Black Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow dies to obtain the Soul Stone in an alternate timeline in the exact same ritual that killed Gamora in the previous film. In Widow's Nat's case, though, she willingly makes the sacrifice, and in fact has to physically fight Hawkeye to prevent him from doing it himself.
*** Iron Tony Stark/Iron Man dies using uses the Infinity Stones to perform his own Snap to kill AlternateTimeline-Thanos and his forces, unable and dies soon after thanks to survive the immense strain this puts on his body.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': [[SuperheroMovieVillainsDie Many of the bad guys die]], as do quite a few of the [[MentorOccupationalHazard mentors]] (often via DeathByOriginStory), but there are a few other established characters who die over the course of the franchise as well and stay dead[[labelnote:*]]Not counting AlternateTimeline versions of them who are still alive from [[TimeyWimeyBall time-travel shenanigans]][[/labelnote]]:
** Thor's and Loki's mother and Odin's wife, Frigga, is murdered by Malekith and Kurse in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.
** Pietro Maximoff, a.k.a Quicksilver, is killed by Ultron in a HeroicSacrifice to save Hawkeye in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', soon after he and his sister join the Avengers.
** Similarly in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', soon after Yondu Udonta officially joins the Guardians, he makes a HeroicSacrifice for his adoptive son Peter and dies from exposure to space.
** Peggy Carter is a benign example in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', as she dies from old age.
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' likewise also has Odin die from old age, though his death was likely accelerated due to Loki abandoning him on Earth. The same film also sees all three of the Warriors Three murdered by Hela.
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has most of its deaths--all of those caused by The Snap--undone in the following movie; however, there are four deaths that are not caused by the Snap and thus not undone:
*** Heimdall and Loki are both murdered by Thanos for trying to save the Hulk and Thor, respectively. Since Loki has faked his death multiple times in the past, Thanos explicitly states "No resurrections this time" to hammer it home.
*** Gamora is kidnapped and later killed by Thanos to retrieve the Soul Stone. Though an alternate timeline version of her is brought into the main timeline in ''Endgame'', the Gamora who underwent the CharacterDevelopment of the two ''Guardians'' movies truly is dead.
*** Poor Vision is killed ''twice'' in less than a minute: the first time, by a [[KillTheOnesYouLove heartbroken Scarlet Witch]], who destroys the Mind Stone in his head (killing him in the process) to prevent Thanos from getting it; the second time, by Thanos himself, who just uses the Time Stone to undo it, then rips the restored Mind Stone out of Vision's forehead, killing him for good.
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', while restoring victims of the Snap, kills off two founding members of the Avengers:
*** Black Widow dies to obtain the Soul Stone in an alternate timeline in the exact same ritual that killed Gamora in the previous film. In Widow's case, though, she willingly makes the sacrifice, and in fact has to physically fight Hawkeye to prevent him from doing it himself.
*** Iron Man dies using the Infinity Stones to perform his own Snap to kill AlternateTimeline-Thanos and his forces, unable to survive the immense strain this puts on his body.


* Data in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. Data is revealed to have been rebuilt in ''Star Trek: Countdown'', the canon prequel to the [[Film/StarTrek2009 reboot Star Trek film]], though. This was then retconned in ''Series/StarTrekPicard'' Where it is revealed that the download into B4 was unsuccessful.

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* Data in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. Data is revealed to have been rebuilt in ''Star Trek: Countdown'', the canon prequel to the [[Film/StarTrek2009 reboot Star Trek film]], though. This was then retconned in ''Series/StarTrekPicard'' Where ''Series/StarTrekPicard'', where it is revealed that the download into B4 was unsuccessful.


* Every villain save Catwoman in the Creator/TimBurton [[Film/Batman1989 Bat]][[Film/BatmanReturns man]] films die. The Joker famously averts [[JokerImmunity his own trope]], Max Schreck gets a FamilyUnfriendlyDeath, and The Penguin gets a tear-jerking death. Catwoman survived because [[CatsHaveNineLives she has nine lives]].

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* Every villain save Catwoman in the Creator/TimBurton [[Film/Batman1989 Bat]][[Film/BatmanReturns man]] films die.dies. The Joker famously averts [[JokerImmunity his own trope]], Max Schreck gets a FamilyUnfriendlyDeath, and The Penguin gets a tear-jerking death. Catwoman survived because [[CatsHaveNineLives she has nine lives]].


* Several characters in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse fall victim to this trope:
** Dr. Erskine in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', courtesy of Heinz Kruger.
** In ''Film/IronMan1'' after being deemed no longer useful by Obadiah Stane, Raza, the leader of the Ten Rings, is disposed of by Stane. Earlier, members of the Ten Rings kill Ho Yinsen.
** In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', Loki kills his biological father Laufey, so that he would become his adoptive father Odin's favorite son, and be able to be the true heir to the throne.
** Maya Hansen from ''Film/IronMan3'' is also killed off, courtesy of the self-proclaimed Mandarin himself, Aldrich Killian.
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' sees Malekith the Accursed killing Queen Frigga during a raid on Asgard for the Aether.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Jasper Sitwell is suddenly killed by the Winter Soldier.
** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Garthan Saal, an ally of the Guardians, dies while trying to hold back Ronan's ship from crashing onto Xandar. Earlier, Ronan kills Thanos's [[TheDragon Dragon]], the Other, who acted as Thanos's voice in both this movie and in ''The Avengers''.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Quicksilver is gunned down protecting Hawkeye and a 12 year-old kid from an Ultron-commandeered quinjet.
** Peggy Carter is a downplayed example in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' since she simply dies of old age, but considering she appeared in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger four]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier previous]] [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron movies]] [[Film/AntMan and]] [[Series/AgentCarter her own TV series]], it still has an impact.
** The Ancient One in ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'' is fatally wounded in a battle with Kaecilius and his men, and later dies from her injuries.
** Yondu in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', as he performs a HeroicSacrifice to save Peter Quill in the climax after Ego the Living Planet is destroyed.
** Odin is a downplayed example as well when he also dies simply of old age in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', but played straight with the Warriors Three when they all get stabbed by Hela.
** Zuri in ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}'' gets impaled by Killmonger when informing him the truth of N'Jobu's death.
** Anyone who died pre-snap in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' stays dead. This includes ComicBook/{{Loki}}, the Asgardians, Heimdall, main timeline Gamora, and ComicBook/TheVision. Thanos lampshades this when he snaps the [[DeathIsCheap often killed]] Loki's neck by saying, "No resurrections this time."
** By the end of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/BlackWidow, and both timelines' ComicBook/{{Thanos}} are all definitively dead with no way to be brought back. Iron Man snaps the gauntlet to kill Thanos which kills him, Black Widow sacrifices herself to get the Soul Stone, main timeline Thanos gets [[OffWithHisHead his head chopped off by Thor]] roughly ten minutes into the film, and past Thanos dies in Iron Man's aforementioned snap.


* Data in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. Data is revealed to have been rebuilt in ''Star Trek: Countdown'', the canon prequel to the [[Film/StarTrek2009 reboot Star Trek film]], though.

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* Data in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. Data is revealed to have been rebuilt in ''Star Trek: Countdown'', the canon prequel to the [[Film/StarTrek2009 reboot Star Trek film]], though. This was then retconned in ''Series/StarTrekPicard'' Where it is revealed that the download into B4 was unsuccessful.

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* Every villain save Catwoman in the Creator/TimBurton [[Film/Batman1989 Bat]][[Film/BatmanReturns man]] films die. The Joker famously averts [[JokerImmunity his own trope]], Max Schreck gets a FamilyUnfriendlyDeath, and The Penguin gets a tear-jerking death. Catwoman survived because [[CatsHaveNineLives she has nine lives]].
-->'''Catwoman:''' Two lives left. I think I'll save one for next Christmas. But in the meantime, how about a kiss Santi-Claus?
* In ''Film/TheBlackHole'', Reinhardt's robot Maximilian drives a spinning blade attachment through Alex Durant's stomach.
* The ColdOpen of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' sees this happen to Ernst Stavro Blofield. He plans to use his helicopter to send 007 to his doom; instead, the chopper's skids hook onto his wheelchair, which is then transported over to a smokestack and neatly dropped off.
* The 1990s version of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} dies at the end of ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah''. He is not revived for another film, [[HesJustHiding he's not faking it]], he does NOT get better. It's one of the few films in the Godzilla franchise in which Godzilla dies and stays dead. Although his son (who was THOUGHT to be dead) takes his place at the end of the film.
** Likewise, in ''[[Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack GMK]]'' Baragon, Mothra, and King Ghidorah are all killed-off by Godzilla and stay dead throughout the rest of the film.
** Also, [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original 1954 film]]? Yes, folks, Godzilla dies. Even though the original film is considered canon across all continuities of the franchise, the Godzilla that shows up in any of the sequels; he's just another Godzilla. The first one really did die. Going by ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'', this also means Godzilla died for good twice.
*** In ''GMK'' the original Godzilla does come back, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent as a zombie being controlled by the vengeful spirits of the forgotten soldiers who died in World War II.]] Though, this is more along the lines of CameBackWrong than anything else.
*** Also, ''Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla'' and ''Film/GodzillaTokyoSOS'' has Kiryu, a GoneHorriblyRight cyborg created from the bones of the original Godzilla.
* ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}''. The GenreSavvy heroine makes sure the villain ''stays dead''.
-->'''Randy Meeks:''' Careful. This is the moment when the supposedly-dead killer comes back to life for one last scare.\\
''[Billy starts to rise, only to receive a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] from Sidney]''\\
'''Sidney Prescott:''' Not in my movie.
* ''Film/StargateContinuum'': After dozens of Ba'al's clones have been killed throughout the last few seasons of the series and he has continually escaped death to return yet again, both the last clone and the original Ba'al are finally killed for good by SG-1.
* Data in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. Data is revealed to have been rebuilt in ''Star Trek: Countdown'', the canon prequel to the [[Film/StarTrek2009 reboot Star Trek film]], though.
* While the franchise at large has killed countless characters - both with large and small roles - ''Film/TerminatorDarkFate'' does the unthinkable and kills the closest the series has to TheHero, John Connor, in only the first few minutes.
* Several characters in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse fall victim to this trope:
** Dr. Erskine in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', courtesy of Heinz Kruger.
** In ''Film/IronMan1'' after being deemed no longer useful by Obadiah Stane, Raza, the leader of the Ten Rings, is disposed of by Stane. Earlier, members of the Ten Rings kill Ho Yinsen.
** In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', Loki kills his biological father Laufey, so that he would become his adoptive father Odin's favorite son, and be able to be the true heir to the throne.
** Maya Hansen from ''Film/IronMan3'' is also killed off, courtesy of the self-proclaimed Mandarin himself, Aldrich Killian.
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' sees Malekith the Accursed killing Queen Frigga during a raid on Asgard for the Aether.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Jasper Sitwell is suddenly killed by the Winter Soldier.
** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Garthan Saal, an ally of the Guardians, dies while trying to hold back Ronan's ship from crashing onto Xandar. Earlier, Ronan kills Thanos's [[TheDragon Dragon]], the Other, who acted as Thanos's voice in both this movie and in ''The Avengers''.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Quicksilver is gunned down protecting Hawkeye and a 12 year-old kid from an Ultron-commandeered quinjet.
** Peggy Carter is a downplayed example in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' since she simply dies of old age, but considering she appeared in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger four]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier previous]] [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron movies]] [[Film/AntMan and]] [[Series/AgentCarter her own TV series]], it still has an impact.
** The Ancient One in ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'' is fatally wounded in a battle with Kaecilius and his men, and later dies from her injuries.
** Yondu in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', as he performs a HeroicSacrifice to save Peter Quill in the climax after Ego the Living Planet is destroyed.
** Odin is a downplayed example as well when he also dies simply of old age in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', but played straight with the Warriors Three when they all get stabbed by Hela.
** Zuri in ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}'' gets impaled by Killmonger when informing him the truth of N'Jobu's death.
** Anyone who died pre-snap in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' stays dead. This includes ComicBook/{{Loki}}, the Asgardians, Heimdall, main timeline Gamora, and ComicBook/TheVision. Thanos lampshades this when he snaps the [[DeathIsCheap often killed]] Loki's neck by saying, "No resurrections this time."
** By the end of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/BlackWidow, and both timelines' ComicBook/{{Thanos}} are all definitively dead with no way to be brought back. Iron Man snaps the gauntlet to kill Thanos which kills him, Black Widow sacrifices herself to get the Soul Stone, main timeline Thanos gets [[OffWithHisHead his head chopped off by Thor]] roughly ten minutes into the film, and past Thanos dies in Iron Man's aforementioned snap.
* The original killer in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness (who ISN'T Jason)]] dies at the end of the first movie, and stays dead throughout the rest.
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