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* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': Captain America checked his photo of Gail before jumping to destroy the nazi complex. By the end of the adventure he fell into the ocean, and seemed to die.


** In the 4th season, when Bartlet is told that his youngest daughter has been kidnapped (which leads him to temporarily step down as president), he has a photo of her as a child in his hands, which he promptly drops. Partially justified in that she had just graduated from college, and Bartlet was probably just reminiscing. This is also an aversion because Zoey does ultimately survive.

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** In the 4th season, when Bartlet is told that his youngest daughter has been kidnapped (which leads him to temporarily step down as president), he has a photo of her as a child in his hands, which he promptly drops. Partially justified in that she had just graduated from college, and Bartlet was probably just reminiscing.reminiscing with some of the parents of Zoey's classmates. This is also an aversion because Zoey does ultimately survive.

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* The cover for the final issue of ''ComicBook/TheVision2015'' shows a family album with a photo of the titular hero and his family. The Vision and his daughter Viv survive, but his wife Virginia kills herself, and Vin has by that point already been killed in an accident.





* In ''[[VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries Henry Stickmin - Infiltrating the Airship]]'', should the choice to utilize the SphereOfDestruction gets selected, the guard watching the landscape decimated looks at a picture of his wife and child before the screen FadeToWhite.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3''. During the game, Max is fighting a gang in a Brazilian nightclub, when he runs into a vacationing family man and ex-cop. The ex-cop is about get out a photo of his family from his pocket to show it to Max, but he blows him off before he (and the audience) can see it, telling him that he should seek cover instead. The ex-cop proceeds to make occasional appearances throughout the whole game and makes it out alive.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3''.''VideoGame/MaxPayne3''. During the game, Max is fighting a gang in a Brazilian nightclub, when he runs into a vacationing family man and ex-cop. The ex-cop is about get out a photo of his family from his pocket to show it to Max, but he blows him off before he (and the audience) can see it, telling him that he should seek cover instead. The ex-cop proceeds to make occasional appearances throughout the whole game and makes it out alive.



* Each of the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' games has a fatal squad photo of the main [=NPCs=]. However, each photo appears after the credits, so the characters are dead before you see it.

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* Each of the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare'' games has a fatal squad photo of the main [=NPCs=]. However, each photo appears after the credits, so the characters are dead before you see it.



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* During the Joe Don Baker film ''Film/FinalJustice'' (as presented on ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''), Joe Don Baker's Texas lawman is looking at family photos with his partner, moments before the partner is gunned down:

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* During the Joe Don Baker film ''Film/FinalJustice'' (as presented on ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''), Joe Don Baker's Texas lawman is looking at family photos with his partner, moments ''ten seconds'' before the partner is gunned down:

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** [[spoiler:Double subverted [[FridgeBrilliance depending on interpretation]], as Quicksilver earlier stated he has "a little picture" of him losing his parents that he looks at every day.]]


** In ''2'', it's a picture of Task Force 141. While only Soap, Ghost, and [[spoiler:Price]] are recognizable anyway, [[spoiler:Price and Soap]] are the only survivors.

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** In ''2'', it's a picture of Task Force 141. While only Dunn, Foley, Soap, Ghost, and [[spoiler:Price]] are all recognizable anyway, [[spoiler:Price and Soap]] are the only survivors.[[spoiler:only Ghost does not survive]].


A PreciousPhoto may serve this purpose, but is more often found in the hands of a main character with PlotArmor.

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A PreciousPhoto may serve this purpose, but is more often found in the hands of a main character with PlotArmor.
PlotArmor. May also overlap with FamilyPortraitOfCharacterization, to establish the MauveShirt as a loving FamilyMan.


* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' has a version that takes most of the story to kick in. [[spoiler:Tuuri who is shown to have packed a family photo early on, gets driven to suicide after she starts showing the symptoms of the disease that basically wiped out humanity and has a chance of turning her into a zombie.]]

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' has a version that takes most of the first story arc to kick in. [[spoiler:Tuuri who is shown to have packed a family photo early on, gets driven to suicide after she starts showing the symptoms of the disease that basically wiped out humanity and has a chance of turning her into a zombie.]]


{{Retirony}}'s equally devious {{sister|trope}}, not that either of them have photos of the other. Whenever a character shows the others a picture of their family and/or loved ones, they're shot to the top of the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality.

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{{Retirony}}'s equally devious {{sister|trope}}, {{sister|Trope}}, not that either of them have photos of the other. Whenever a character shows the others a picture of their family and/or loved ones, they're shot to the top of the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality.

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* In [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Stars]], when Mamoru is on a flight to America, he looks back at the photo of him with Usagi and Chibiusa [[spoiler:before Galaxia attacks and kills him. [[DisneyDeath He is revived at the final episode, however]].]]

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* ''Film/Trench11'': [[spoiler: Meuller]] looks at pictures of his wife and daughter before setting off the bomb he is sitting next to.


** In one episode, as the victim of the week is pushed to the floor by her soon-to-be killer, the [[RapeDiscretionShot camera pans away]] to a picture of her and her parents stuck to the refrigerator door. What makes this especially wrenching is that the girl's mother had died recently and she and her father had moved to a new town for a fresh start. The picture is the last one taken of them as a happy family. FridgeHorror kicks in full force when you realize that the father will now have to contend with the loss of his wife and daughter within one year.

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** In one episode, as the victim of the week is pushed to the floor by her soon-to-be killer, the [[RapeDiscretionShot camera pans away]] to a picture of her and her parents stuck to the refrigerator door. What makes this especially wrenching is that the girl's mother had died walked out the family recently and she and her father had moved to a new town for a fresh start. The picture is the last one taken of them as a happy family. FridgeHorror kicks in full force when you realize that the father will now have to contend with the loss of his wife and daughter within one year.


** Another MST3K example is ''Lost Continent'''. Once the nerdy glasses guy shows off the picture of his family, you know he's a goner.

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** Another MST3K [=MST3K=] example is ''Lost Continent'''. Once the nerdy glasses guy shows off the picture of his family, you know he's a goner.


** Ser Jory of Redcliffe. He mentions his pregnant wife back home. Bad move, Ser Jory. The trope is played straight when Duncan kills Jory as the latter tries to back out of the Joining ritual.

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** Ser Jory of Redcliffe. He mentions his pregnant wife back home. Bad move, Ser Jory. The trope is played straight when Duncan kills Jory as the latter tries to back out of the Joining ritual. This is an interesting version of the trope because the only reason Jory died was because he got stupid and pulled a sword on Duncan during the Joining ritual. He'd have had better odds of living (at least for the next hour) if he'd just gone through with the Joining.

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