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* Elsewhere in the {{Toku}}satsu genre, the earlier ''Series/KamenRider'' series, which had far less problem offing random civilians in good-sized numbers to show how bad the MonsterOfTheWeek and his plan are than more recent series, have so many instances of death - in ''so'' many scary-despite-[[SpecialEffectsFailure Special-Effects-Failure]] forms - instantly taking adults but only hovering menacingly in the direction of children (who are snatched out of the way by Riders) it's hard to pick the best. However, one time in ''Series/KamenRiderSkyrider,'' a child infected by something that had disintegrated everyone else affected by it [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse is not seen after]] the woman who'd been carrying her a second ago was kidnapped. By all rights that means she's dead, but we didn't see it.

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* Elsewhere in the {{Toku}}satsu genre, the earlier ''Series/KamenRider'' series, which series had far less problem offing random civilians in good-sized numbers to show how bad the MonsterOfTheWeek and his plan are than more recent series, have series. Adult civilians, anyway. There are so many instances of death - in ''so'' many scary-despite-[[SpecialEffectsFailure Special-Effects-Failure]] forms - instantly taking adults but only hovering menacingly in the direction of children (who are snatched out of the way by Riders) it's hard to pick the best. However, one time in ''Series/KamenRiderSkyrider,'' a child infected by something that had disintegrated everyone else affected by it [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse is not seen after]] the woman who'd been carrying her a second ago was kidnapped. By all rights that means she's dead, but we didn't see it.



** [[spoiler: The ship is split into two identical Voyagers. The Harry and Naomi from one die, but the Harry and Naomi of the Voyager that eventually gets kaboom'd manage to survive and join the Voyager crew that lost theirs.]]

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** [[spoiler: The To elaborate, the ship is split into two identical Voyagers. The Harry and Naomi from one die, but the Harry and Naomi of the Voyager that eventually gets kaboom'd manage to survive survive, and they join the Voyager crew that lost theirs.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, [[Recap/SouthParkS12E4CanadaOnStrike Canada on Strike]] all the internet memes including the gopher suffer [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gruesome deaths]]...except for the laughing baby who simply [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappears offscreen]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, [[Recap/SouthParkS12E4CanadaOnStrike Canada on Strike]] all the internet memes including the gopher suffer [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gruesome deaths]]...except for the laughing baby who simply [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappears offscreen]]. This in a show that is no stranger to BlackComedy and used to [[TheyKilledKennyAgain brutally murder Kenny]] every week.


* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims 3'', babies, toddlers, and pregnant Sims cannot be killed in any way. If they are caught in a fire they will miraculously escape, and if their needs drop too low, a social worker will take them away. The same is true for children, except they actually can burn to death, drown, or get crushed by a satellite or meteor. They just can't get electrocuted, scared to death, or starved to death (the social worker will come first). Pregnant women also cannot die in The Sims 3 and onwards. However, ghosts in ''3'' can reproduce (with other ghosts or with living Sims), and the babies are sometimes ghosts who will then age like normal Sims.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims 3'', babies, toddlers, ''VideoGame/TheSims4'', babies and pregnant Sims toddlers cannot be killed in any way. If they are caught in a fire they will miraculously escape, and if their needs drop too low, a social worker will take them away. The same is true for children, except they actually can burn to death, drown, or get crushed by a satellite or meteor. They just can't get electrocuted, scared to death, or starved to death (the social worker will come first). Pregnant women also cannot die in The Sims 3 and onwards.4. However, ghosts in ''3'' can reproduce (with other ghosts or with living Sims), and the babies are sometimes ghosts who will then age like normal Sims.


* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims 3'', babies, toddlers, and pregnant Sims cannot be killed in any way. If they are caught in a fire they will miraculously escape, and if their needs drop too low, a social worker will take them away. The same is true for children, except they actually can burn to death, drown, or get crushed by a satellite or meteor. They just can't get electrocuted, scared to death, or starved to death (the social worker will come first). Pregnant women also cannot die. However, ghosts in ''3'' can reproduce (with other ghosts or with living Sims), and the babies are sometimes ghosts who will then age like normal Sims.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims 3'', babies, toddlers, and pregnant Sims cannot be killed in any way. If they are caught in a fire they will miraculously escape, and if their needs drop too low, a social worker will take them away. The same is true for children, except they actually can burn to death, drown, or get crushed by a satellite or meteor. They just can't get electrocuted, scared to death, or starved to death (the social worker will come first). Pregnant women also cannot die.die in The Sims 3 and onwards. However, ghosts in ''3'' can reproduce (with other ghosts or with living Sims), and the babies are sometimes ghosts who will then age like normal Sims.


** Dead straight in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot The Curse of the Black Spot]]", in which a child is vaporized by the villain... and the Doctor suddenly knows all's not what it seems. With ''no'' in-story reason to think this ''at all'', the Doctor soon decides that the alien may only be moving people, not killing them, and he is soon proven right.

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** Dead straight in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot "The Curse of the Black Spot]]", Spot"]] does it dead straight, in which a child is vaporized by the villain... and the Doctor suddenly knows all's not what it seems. With ''no'' in-story reason to think this ''at all'', the Doctor soon decides that the alien may only be moving people, not killing them, and he is soon proven right.right.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS38E3Orphan55 "Orphan 55"]]: Prepubescent child Sylas, the only child in the episode, is one of only two guest characters to definitively survive the events.



* In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio drama ''Bloodtide'', the bad guys release a virus that will only kill ''adult'' humans. Subverted in that the bad guys [[spoiler: are [[ImAHumanitarian humanitarians]]]], and later averted in that the good guys [[spoiler: simply abandon them to [[FridgeLogic die of inevitable starvation]]]].

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* In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio drama ''Bloodtide'', the bad guys release a virus that will only kill ''adult'' humans. Subverted in that the bad guys [[spoiler: are [[ImAHumanitarian humanitarians]]]], and later averted in that the good guys [[spoiler: simply abandon them to [[FridgeLogic die of inevitable starvation]]]].

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* ''Film/TheBurning'': Luckily for the younger campers, Cropsy only wants the older ones and the counselors.


* Anime/KillLaKill actually manages to double subvert this against all odds with the scenario in question. [[spoiler: A flashback shows the apparent on-screen death of the BigBad's second-born child from a failed experiment, to which her response is to have it dropped down a garbage chute, also on-screen. The end of the same episode, however, has the BigBad figure out that the experiment worked, and her thought-to-be=dead child is actually TheHero herself.]]

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* Anime/KillLaKill ''Anime/KillLaKill'' actually manages to double subvert this against all odds with the scenario in question. [[spoiler: A flashback shows the apparent on-screen death of the BigBad's second-born child from a failed experiment, to which her response is to have it dropped down a garbage chute, also on-screen. The end of the same episode, however, has the BigBad figure out that the experiment worked, and her thought-to-be=dead thought-to-be-dead child is actually TheHero herself.]]

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* In the backstory of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaDetonation'', Granz and Elanoa were the only known survivors of the Eltrian Planet Reclamation Committee slaughter when they were children. [[spoiler:Maxwell was specifically trying to trick Iris (who had traveled off base with them for the day to play) into thinking that Yuri was responsible and waited until a time that she wasn't present. The fact that Granz and Elanoa happened to be with her at the time was just good luck on their part.]]








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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]", most of the Racnoss's laser beams whip around quickly except for one heading towards a little girl, which moves ''sloooooowly'' enough for someone to grab her and run to safety.

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride]]", most Bride"]]: Most of the Racnoss's Racnoss' laser beams whip around quickly except for one heading towards a little girl, which moves ''sloooooowly'' enough for someone to grab her and run to safety.safety.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]]: The fact that the beast refuses to eat the children of "limited value" fed to it is a major clue as to what's ''really'' going on with it.


* ''RobAndElliot'': Rob attempts to take this to its logical extreme by making a bulletproof vest out of live babies.

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* ''RobAndElliot'': ''Webcomic/RobAndElliot'': Rob attempts to take this to its logical extreme by making a bulletproof vest out of live babies.

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** While you can kill dogs and [[AssShove shove your gun barrel up a cat's ass to use as a silencer]] in ''Postal 2'', somehow the latter doesn't actually kill the cat, and when they're used up they just fly off the barrel and run away.

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* Played with in the original ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'', where the final stop on Postal Dude's rampage is an elementary school. [[spoiler: The entire stage is a prolonged cutscene where Postal Dude opens fire on a playground full of kids, only to suffer a mental breakdown when they're completely unaffected. It's implied that he's hallucinating the entire thing.]]


* ''Film/IronMan2'' : [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Did anyone really think that hammer drone would kill that kid?]] [[WordOfSaintPaul Though if we're to believe that]] [[spoiler: he's actually a young Peter Parker before he became {{Franchise/Spider-Man}}]], [[FridgeHorror there is the possibility]] [[spoiler: that it would have to wait for a few more years until ''[[AvengersInfinityWar Avengers: Infinity War]]'' has Thanos end up disintegrating him alongside half the universe]]. [[ZigZaggingTrope And even then]], [[spoiler: [[Film/AvengersEndgame he wouldn't have]] [[Film/SpiderManFarFromHome stayed that way]]]].

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* ''Film/IronMan2'' : [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Did anyone really think that hammer drone would kill that kid?]] [[WordOfSaintPaul Though if we're to believe that]] [[spoiler: he's actually a young Peter Parker before he became {{Franchise/Spider-Man}}]], [[FridgeHorror there is the possibility]] [[spoiler: that it would have to wait for a few more years until ''[[AvengersInfinityWar Avengers: Infinity War]]'' ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has Thanos end up disintegrating him alongside half the universe]]. [[ZigZaggingTrope And even then]], [[spoiler: [[Film/AvengersEndgame he wouldn't have]] [[Film/SpiderManFarFromHome stayed that way]]]].


** Done in the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film as well, only this time with a box full of kittens. Baby + Cat= Immortality

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** Done in the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' film as well, only this time with a box full of kittens. Baby + Cat= Immortality

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* Anime/KillLaKill actually manages to double subvert this against all odds with the scenario in question. [[spoiler: A flashback shows the apparent on-screen death of the BigBad's second-born child from a failed experiment, to which her response is to have it dropped down a garbage chute, also on-screen. The end of the same episode, however, has the BigBad figure out that the experiment worked, and her thought-to-be=dead child is actually TheHero herself.]]

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** The titular ''Series/KamenRiderAmazon'' is known for [[BloodierAndGorier brutally enforcing]] [[FriendToAllChildren this trope]], but one episode has it serve as a plot point. A baby was found to have survived the MonsterOfTheWeek's deadly fungus, and the heroes ultimately discover that it was because it had a cold, and the fungus was weak to viruses. Thanks to the HeroicSacrifice of a recurring character who got a sample, an antidote was made that Amazon uses to NoSell the fungus.

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