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** In the Season 7 premiere, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Abraham]] was Negan's victim, making him the first living casualty of Season 7.

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** The Driller also dies quite early in the movie. Optimus easily kills it by flying through its head, snapping it off. Driller dies before any of the signature Decepticons such as Shockwave, Soundwave and Starscream.


* In every ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'' game, the largest cast member ([[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc Sakura]], [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 Nidai]], [[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 Gonta]]) always dies, in some cases in the same chapter. Even in their non-game works, they have a large cast member die at some point in the narrative.

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* In every ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'' game, the largest cast member ([[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc Sakura]], [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 [[VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair Nidai]], [[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 [[VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony Gonta]]) always dies, in some cases in the same chapter. Even in their non-game works, they have a large cast member die at some point in the narrative.


* In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': Chewbacca dies fighting the Yuuzhan Vong. Although when they drop a MOON on you it might not really be this trope.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': Chewbacca dies fighting the Yuuzhan Vong. Although when they drop a MOON on you it might not really be this trope.


* In the made-for-TV Star Wars movie Film/CaravanOfCourage, the experienced warrior and woodsman Ewok Chukha-Trok is the only one on the mission to die.

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* In the made-for-TV Star Wars movie Film/CaravanOfCourage, ''[[Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures Caravan Of Courage]]'', the experienced warrior and woodsman Ewok Chukha-Trok is the only one on the mission to die.


* In every ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'' game, the largest cast member ([[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} Sakura]], [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 Nidai]], [[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 Gonta]]) always dies, in some cases in the same chapter. Even in their non-game works, they have a large cast member die at some point in the narrative.

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* In every ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'' game, the largest cast member ([[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} ([[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc Sakura]], [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 Nidai]], [[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 Gonta]]) always dies, in some cases in the same chapter. Even in their non-game works, they have a large cast member die at some point in the narrative.

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** Colossus later dies in more dramatic circumstances in self-sacrifice to cure the Legacy Virus.
** Strong Guy by the nature of his powers dies protecting the rest of his team from a bomb. He didn't die from the explosion but from the heart attack it induced.


* Invoked in the ''[[http://www.infernalfunhouse.com/index.html?randomanime.html&2 RandomAnime]]'' rulebook: [[LovableJock Football jock]] and iconic BigGuy Tank Doyobi is mortally wounded by the BigBad early in the fight, but survives long enough to [[TakingYouWithMe take the villain with him]].

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* Invoked in the ''[[http://www.infernalfunhouse.com/index.html?randomanime.html&2 RandomAnime]]'' ''[[https://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=1687 Random Anime]]'' rulebook: [[LovableJock Football jock]] and iconic BigGuy Tank Doyobi is mortally wounded by the BigBad early in the fight, but survives long enough to [[TakingYouWithMe take the villain with him]].


* Porthos, in ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'': when a massively enormous rock threatens to crush the entire party, guess who's the one to hold it, sacrificing his own life in the process? Obviously, Big Guy Porthos. The writer goes one for about half a page then explaining how no other living human before or after could have managed such a feat.

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* Porthos, in ''[[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers The Vicomte De Bragelonne]]'': ''Literature/TheVicomteDeBragelonne'': when a massively enormous rock threatens to crush the entire party, guess who's the one to hold it, sacrificing his own life in the process? Obviously, Big Guy Porthos. The writer goes one for about half a page then explaining how no other living human before or after could have managed such a feat.


Whenever there are characters in a show, book, etc., the biggest/ strongest/ most massive one will be, against common sense, the first to die, usually saving the rest of the crew so they can go on and finish their epic quest.

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Whenever there are characters in a show, book, etc., the biggest/ strongest/ most biggest/strongest/most massive one will be, against common sense, the first to die, usually saving the rest of the crew so they can go on and finish their epic quest.

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* Inverted in ''Film/SevenSamurai'': [[spoiler:Kyuzo and Kikuchiyo, who are both considered the muscle of the group in different ways, are killed last.]]


* OlderThanPrint: Saito Musashibo Benkei met his end buying Minamoto no Yoshitsune and his young wife time to kill themselves.

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* OlderThanPrint: Saito Musashibo Benkei UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei met his end buying Minamoto no Yoshitsune and his young wife time to kill themselves.


* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Groot performs a HeroicSacrifice by using himself to shield the rest of the team when the villain's ship crashes with them inside. [[spoiler: [[FromASingleCell He gets better.]]]]

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Groot performs a HeroicSacrifice by using himself to shield the rest of the team when the villain's ship crashes with them inside. [[spoiler: [[FromASingleCell He gets better.]]]]Another, different Groot grows out of a twig left from his demise to replace him in future films.]]

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* Omega Supreme is offlined in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise''. He's alive but the damage is so severe that he still isn't healed after the book changes over to ''ComicBook/OptimusPrime'', which is several years later both in and out of universe.

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