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This is definitely TruthInTelevision, because all living organisms are mortal and will eventually die for any number of reasons, with no fiction writers to determine how it happens, so Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.

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This is definitely TruthInTelevision, because all living organisms are mortal and will eventually die for any number of reasons, with no fiction writers to determine how it happens, so Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.
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Most of the time when you finally grasp who the main characters of the story are, you can expect that [[PlotArmor these characters will survive]] through the end of the story (or at least until the last episode). WellThisIsNotThatTrope.

This is very common in DarkerAndEdgier works. When the writers want to impress you with their ruthlessness, they may trumpet that TonightSomeoneDies, then kill off a random second-stringer that nobody much cares about. They might even kill off a major character because his actor was leaving anyway, or because they needed a good cliffhanger to convince people to watch the next season. That is also ''not'' this trope (although it's pretending to be).

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Most of the time when you finally grasp who the main characters of the story are, you can expect that [[PlotArmor these characters will survive]] through the end of the story (or at least until the last episode). Like, c'mon, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt there's no way]] the writers would actually have the young and innocent TagalongKid actually die without being saved at the last second, let the loyal [[TeamPet team dog]] be mauled to death by wolves, or allow a sweet ol' granny to be run over by a speeding truck. Right?

WellThisIsNotThatTrope.

This is very common in DarkerAndEdgier works. When the writers want to impress you with their ruthlessness, they may trumpet that TonightSomeoneDies, then kill off a random second-stringer that nobody much cares about. about much. They might even kill off a major character because his [[RealLifeWritesThePlot his/her actor was leaving anyway, anyway]], or because they needed a good cliffhanger to convince people to watch the next season. That is also ''not'' this trope (although it's merely pretending to be).


Anyone Can Die is where the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality is thrown out the window from eight stories high, and the work then further tenderized with a lead pipe; '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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Anyone Can Die is where the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality is thrown out the window from eight stories high, and the work then further tenderized with a lead pipe; '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.


Anyone Can Die is where the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality is thrown out the window from eight stories high, and the work then tenderizes the bloody remains with a lead pipe; '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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Anyone Can Die is where the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality is thrown out the window from eight stories high, and the work then tenderizes the bloody remains further tenderized with a lead pipe; '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.


Anyone Can Die is where the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality is thrown out the window and beaten into a bloody pulp on the sidewalk with lead pipes; '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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Anyone Can Die is where the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality is thrown out the window from eight stories high, and beaten into a the work then tenderizes the bloody pulp on the sidewalk remains with a lead pipes; pipe; '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.


Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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Anyone Can Die is where the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality is thrown out the window and beaten into a bloody pulp on the sidewalk with lead pipes; '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.


Note that the character needs to be KilledOffForReal for the trope to have the desired effect; it does not work if the writers cheat and [[DeathIsCheap bring back the guy later]] (see NotQuiteDead, DisneyDeath, and ClimacticBattleResurrection). As such SuperHero Comic Books as a medium have gained a reputation of "Anyone Can Die... [[FirstLawOfResurrection until someone wants to use the character in a later story]]."

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Note that the character needs to be KilledOffForReal for the trope to have the desired effect; it does not work if the writers cheat and [[DeathIsCheap bring back the guy later]] (see NotQuiteDead, DisneyDeath, NegativeContinuity, and ClimacticBattleResurrection). As such SuperHero Comic Books as a medium have gained a reputation of "Anyone Can Die... [[FirstLawOfResurrection until someone wants to use the character in a later story]]."


Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificalLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificalLion [[SacrificialLion main characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.


Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the main characters ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.

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Anyone Can Die is where '''no one''' is exempt from being killed, including pets, children, the elderly, even the [[SacrificalLion main characters characters]] ([[TheHeroDies maybe even the hero]]!) The SacrificialLamb is often used to establish the writer's willingness to kill off important characters early on. To really be the Anyone Can Die trope, the work must include multiple deaths of named characters, happening at different points in the story. Bonus points if the death is unnecessary and devoid of HeroicSacrifice.


When used poorly or too frequently, this trope can cause DarknessInducedAudienceApathy as the audience won't see any point in getting attached to characters that they expect to die sooner or later.

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When used poorly or too frequently, this trope can cause DarknessInducedAudienceApathy or EightDeadlyWords as the audience won't see any point in getting attached to characters that they expect to die sooner or later.


This is definitely TruthInTelevision, because all living organisms are mortal and will eventually die for any number of reasons, with no protection by meddling fiction writers to save them, so Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.

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This is definitely TruthInTelevision, because all living organisms are mortal and will eventually die for any number of reasons, with no protection by meddling fiction writers to save them, determine how it happens, so Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.


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When used poorly or too frequently, this trope can cause DarknessInducedAudienceApathy as the audience won't see any point in getting attached to characters that they expect to die sooner or later.


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'''Arya Stark:''' No, my lord. (Beat) Anyone can be killed.

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'''Arya Stark:''' No, my lord. (Beat) *''{{beat}}''* Anyone can be killed.

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