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* The idea of InfantImmortality is destroyed in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. By the end of the series EVERYONE is dead (sorta) and some 14 year olds have suffered multiple, rather hideous deaths (impaled, eaten alive, impaled some more, then killed).

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* The idea of InfantImmortality is destroyed in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. By the end of the series ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', [[KillEmAll EVERYONE is dead dead]] (sorta) and some 14 year olds have suffered multiple, rather hideous deaths (impaled, eaten alive, impaled some more, then killed).



** Another bloody aversion of InfantImmortality ordered by the World Government was [[spoiler:the extermination of the city of Flavence. Only a then-10-year-old Law survived. Everyone else, including a nun who was supporting Law, the kids she was taking care of, and Law's parents and younger sister, were all wiped out by the World Government. Needless to say, this fucked Law up pretty badly]].

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** Another bloody aversion of InfantImmortality ordered by the World Government was [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The extermination of the city of Flavence. Only a then-10-year-old Law survived. Everyone else, including a nun who was supporting Law, the kids she was taking care of, and Law's parents and younger sister, were all wiped out by the World Government. Needless to say, this fucked Law up pretty badly]].



* In ''Film/SleepyHollow'', Lady Van Tassel has the Headless Horseman massacre the Killian family, including the young son because she overheard the young wife speaking of a certain "inheritance." Before the boy's time comes, he gets to see the severed head of his mother stare at him. Creator/TimBurton has gone on record to state he disagrees with the InfantImmortality trope.

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* In ''Film/SleepyHollow'', Lady Van Tassel has the Headless Horseman massacre the Killian family, including the young son because she overheard the young wife speaking of a certain "inheritance." Before the boy's time comes, he gets to see the severed head of his mother stare at him. Creator/TimBurton has gone on record to state he disagrees with the InfantImmortality ImprobableInfantSurvival trope.



* Considering that it's about the horrors of the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel's ''Literature/{{Night}}'' firmly crushes InfantImmortality underfoot. The first chapter doesn't fly by without the mention of babies being used as ''target practice'' by the Nazis. Then we see children casually being shot and thrown into crematoriums, and later get a somewhat graphic scene of a child slowly being hanged.

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* Considering that it's about the horrors of the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel's ''Literature/{{Night}}'' firmly crushes InfantImmortality underfoot. has plenty of this. The first chapter of doesn't fly by without the mention of babies being used as ''target practice'' by the Nazis. Then we see children casually being shot and thrown into crematoriums, and later get a somewhat graphic scene of a child slowly being hanged.


* ''Manga/FairyTale'' has an example that isn't immediately obvious. In ''Zero'', the Blue Skull guild attacks the Red Lizard guild, forcing Mavis and Zera, both young children to flee. Zera collapses from her wounds, and while it seems like she eventually recovers, she actually died, and lived on as Mavis' ImaginaryFriend.

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* ''Manga/FairyTale'' ''Manga/FairyTail'' has an example that isn't immediately obvious. In ''Zero'', the Blue Skull guild attacks the Red Lizard guild, forcing Mavis and Zera, both young children children, to flee. Zera collapses from her wounds, and while it seems like as though she eventually recovers, she actually died, and lived on as became Mavis' ImaginaryFriend.ImaginaryFriend. Mavis only realized the truth about several years later, shortly before Zera vanished forever.

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* ''Manga/FairyTale'' has an example that isn't immediately obvious. In ''Zero'', the Blue Skull guild attacks the Red Lizard guild, forcing Mavis and Zera, both young children to flee. Zera collapses from her wounds, and while it seems like she eventually recovers, she actually died, and lived on as Mavis' ImaginaryFriend.



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* ''Film/{{Razorback}}'' opens with Jake's grandson being snatched away and eaten by the titular wild boar.

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* ''Literature/NinaTanleven'': The titular character of ''The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed'' is a young girl who died of influenza a few years after World War I.


* Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/{{Sabotage}}'' features a scene where a young boy is given a package to deliver, which is really a bomb. He dwadles en route, and it goes off, killing him and several other people on a bus. Hitchcock later said he regretted doing the scene this way, although it might have still been an example of this trope.

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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/{{Sabotage}}'' ''Film/{{Sabotage|1936}}'' features a scene where a young boy is given a package to deliver, which is really a bomb. He dwadles en route, and it goes off, killing him and several other people on a bus. Hitchcock later said he regretted doing the scene this way, although it might have still been an example of this trope.


** Meanwhile, in ''The Park,'' players not only encounter the tales of the various children who were killed at Atlantic Island Park, but [[spoiler: the game ends with Lorraine being forced to stab her son to death with an ice-pick.]]

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** Meanwhile, in ''The Park,'' ''VideoGame/ThePark,'' players not only encounter the tales of the various children who were killed at Atlantic Island Park, but [[spoiler: the game ends with Lorraine being forced to stab her son to death with an ice-pick.]]

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* It's revealed late into ''[[Anime/{{Memories}} Magnetic Rose]]'' that Heintz's daughter Emily [[DeadAllAlong died]] as a little kid. She wanted to be an astronaut like Heintz, so she climbed onto the roof of her house dressed in her astronaut costume and ended up slipping.


** [[spoiler:Ujurak]] at first has a DisneyDeath however later he does commit a HeroicSacrifice during an avalanche.

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** [[spoiler:Ujurak]] at first has a DisneyDeath DisneyDeath, however later he does commit a HeroicSacrifice during an avalanche.



** Wiggle was Grunt's (Fang's) and Lick's (Storm's) litter-brother. He was the shyest of his siblings. Blade ends up killing Wiggle and Lick narrowly escaped. Grunt only survived because he insisted he'd be loyal to Blade. Blade also killed another of their siblings offscreen.

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** Wiggle was Grunt's (Fang's) and Lick's (Storm's) litter-brother. He was the shyest of his siblings. Blade ends up killing Wiggle Wiggle, and Lick narrowly escaped. Grunt only survived because he insisted he'd be loyal to Blade. Blade also killed another of their siblings offscreen.


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* ''Literature/{{Bravelands}}'': CheerfulChild elephant calf [[spoiler:Moon]] dies in the second book.
* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'':
** As a kitten, Tailchaser's four siblings disappeared, along with their mother, and are presumed dead.
** Roofshadow's entire clan was killed.
** Cats, including kittens, have been randomly disappearing. They've been captured [[spoiler:by the Clawguard to become slaves]] and many are most likely dead.
** One of the signs of the apocalypse is that many deformed kittens who die quickly after birth are being born.
* Texas Jake's DarkAndTroubledPast in ''Literature/CatPack'' has him the SoleSurvivor of his litter. After their mother abandoned them, they all ended up dying. Jake narrowly avoided being drowned by a man.


** Not to mention that the Iwa jounin in ''Kakashi Gaiden'' have zero qualms with mutilating Kakashi, mentally torturing Rin, and almost murdering all three of them-- Mind you, these three are only twelve whereas the Iwa jounins were in their twenties/thirties!

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** Not to mention that the Iwa jounin in ''Kakashi Gaiden'' have zero qualms with mutilating Kakashi, mentally torturing Rin, and almost murdering all three of them-- Mind you, these three are only two of them were twelve and Kakashi was six, whereas the Iwa jounins were in their twenties/thirties!



* ''Manga/SailorMoon'': In the last episode of the 1990s anime, the BigBad herself, Galaxia possessed by Chaos, slashes the sword of sealing which transforms into a dying Chibi Chibi Moon. As Sailor Moon sadly cradles her, she disappears and dies in her arms. And what's worse, her physical form is that of a baby!

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'': ''Anime/SailorMoon'': In the last episode of the 1990s anime, the BigBad herself, Galaxia possessed by Chaos, slashes the sword of sealing which transforms into a dying Chibi Chibi Moon. As Sailor Moon sadly cradles her, she disappears and dies in her arms. And what's worse, her physical form is that of a baby!



* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', this happens a lot.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', this happens a lot.lot:



* A particularly [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] example is New 52 ComicBook/HarleyQuinn giving out various handheld video games to both children and adults, then setting off the bombs while crying. Due to the near instantaneous InternetBackdraft DC has claimed CanonDiscontinuity on the issue.

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* A particularly [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] example is New 52 ComicBook/HarleyQuinn giving out various handheld video games to both children and adults, then setting off the bombs while crying. Due to the near instantaneous InternetBackdraft DC has claimed CanonDiscontinuity on the issue.


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* In ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW'', Hamato Yoshi's sons were killed. The titular turtles are their {{reincarnation}}s.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', this happens a lot.
** The robot is piloted by a group of seventh graders who die after they fight, regardless of whether they win or lose, because the robot drains their life force. This includes Kana Ushiro, a fourth grader, in the manga.
** Children often die as collateral damage in the battles, as Chizu once fires a laser at a man who raped her, killing a baby who's nearby. In the final battle, as [[spoiler:Ushiro is forced to kill everyone on the other Earth so that he can kill the pilot and save his universe]], fires his lasers all around, and you can see a kid's backpack consumed in an explosion.


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* In ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsFailure'', [[Fanfic/TheEndOfEnds Count Logan]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath rips off]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Flurry Heart's]] [[OffWithHisHead head]], in a rather gratuitous display of cruelty, which the author put in for two reasons- 1)shock value and 2)to spite her mother, Cadance, for being HappilyMarried to Shining Armor (who's killed almost immediately afterward).


** 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 are trapped inside. They are then forced to watch helplessly as the woman and baby 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)

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** When 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 are then forced to watch can do nothing but sit helplessly as the woman Alice and baby 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)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.)


* "Jeannie's Afraid Of the Dark," a duet by Porter Wagoner and Music/DollyParton that was a country hit in 1968. The titular character is a little girl who is terminally ill. After her death, her parents are comforted by placing an eternal flame nearby.

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* "Jeannie's Afraid Of the Dark," a {{Tearjerker}} duet by Porter Wagoner and Music/DollyParton that was a country hit in 1968. 1969 (as the flip side to their top 5 hit "We'll Get Ahead Someday"). The titular character is a little girl who is terminally ill. ill and, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as might be implied by the title]], afraid of the dark. After her death, her parents are comforted by placing an eternal flame nearby.nearby, perhaps seeing her as the candle-bearer and light-holder at the Gates of Heaven.
* "Teddy Bear's Last Ride," a 1976 country single by Diana Williams, was one of several follow-up songs to the massively popular "Teddy Bear" by Red Sovine. This one, however, does not have a happy ending for the little boy, a paraplegic who was part of a spur-of-the-moment wish fulfillment series of truck rides. [[note]](His own father had died in an accident when his truck jackknifed on an interstate highway during a blizzard.)[[/note]] Told from the point-of-view from Teddy Bear's mother's friend, a caretaker for the little boy, "Teddy Bear's Last Ride" suggests that the boy's paraplegia is part of a terminal health condition, one that eventually kills him. The song's ending has a group of truck drivers attending the boy's funeral, with one of the semitrailer trucks serving as the hearse. A complete inversion of the trope, from "Teddy Bear's Last Ride," occurs in Sovine's own follow-up, "Little Joe," where Teddy Bear is recovered from his illnesses and is a key character in this tale of reuniting a dog with his master.

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* "Jeannie's Afraid Of the Dark," a duet by Porter Wagoner and Music/DollyParton that was a country hit in 1968. The titular character is a little girl who is terminally ill. After her death, her parents are comforted by placing an eternal flame nearby.

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* Several of the victims on ''Series/ColdCase'' are young children, the youngest being an infant in "Baby Blues". Quite a few more are teenagers.

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