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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' there is [[spoiler: Chihiro Fujisaki]] who is so sweet than he would never hurt a mosquito while it keeps sucking him because it might have a family, who breaks down in tear after they were forced to voted for the execution of one of their classmates and wanted to make sure the group works together. [[spoiler: His murder in Chapter 2]] was seen as an awful act and even [[spoiler: Mondo]], the murderer felt bad about it.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'' there is [[spoiler: Chihiro Fujisaki]] who is so sweet than he would never hurt a mosquito while it keeps sucking him because it might have a family, who breaks down in tear after they were forced to voted for the execution of one of their classmates and wanted to make sure the group works together. [[spoiler: His murder in Chapter 2]] was seen as an awful act and even [[spoiler: Mondo]], the murderer felt bad about it.

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* Literature/{{Dracula}}: Lucy Westenra. The book goes out of it's way to showcase she was a kind and caring individual if just a little flighty. Then Dracula starts feeding off her and she weakens until she eventually dies. Yes, she comes back as a vampire, but it's an utter corruption of her former self that there's no traces of the person she was as a human. Needless to say her staking is treated very solemnly.


* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[spoiler: Euphemia and Shirley]]. Sweet Lord, poor [[spoiler: Euphie and Shirley]]. One was [[spoiler: accidentally brainwashed by her beloved cousin to slaughter hundreds of innocent people ''that she herself had gathered together for a plan to bring peace between the warring states'' before being shot by said-cousin and dying in the front of her love interest. After that, she ends up being universally hated.]] The other learned that [[spoiler: her love interest killed her father. She was [[MindRape Mind Raped]], almost killed her love interest, lost her memory, got it back, and then had her love interest's mentally broken and psychotic wannabe little brother shoot her because she wants to reunite her love interest with his sister. She then dies in his arms while being repeatedly commanded to live.]][[spoiler: Heck, even the way they died is very similar (a gunshot that pierced a blood vessel in their upper abdomen, causing fatal bleeding)]]. And to further twist the knife, ''both'' of them suffered a BreakTheCutie before.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[spoiler: Euphemia and Shirley]]. Sweet Lord, Dear God, poor [[spoiler: Euphie and Shirley]]. One was [[spoiler: accidentally brainwashed by her beloved cousin to slaughter hundreds of innocent people ''that she herself had gathered together for a plan to bring peace between the warring states'' before being shot by said-cousin and dying in the front of her love interest. After that, she ends up being universally hated.]] The other learned that [[spoiler: her love interest killed her father. She was [[MindRape Mind Raped]], almost killed her love interest, lost her memory, got it back, and then had her love interest's mentally broken and psychotic wannabe little brother shoot her because she wants to reunite her love interest with his sister. She then dies in his arms while being repeatedly commanded to live.]][[spoiler: Heck, even the way they died is very similar (a gunshot that pierced a blood vessel in their upper abdomen, causing fatal bleeding)]]. And to further twist the knife, ''both'' of them suffered a BreakTheCutie before.


** [[spoiler:Kaori]] also dies in both the manga and anime, but two different ways. In the manga [[spoiler:she's shot to death by the local SmugSnake and the grief-stricken Tetsuo carries around her lifeless body afterwards]] and in the anime [[spoiler:she dies horrifically within Tetsuo's mutated form]].

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** [[spoiler:Kaori]] also dies in both the manga and anime, but two different ways. In the manga [[spoiler:she's shot to death by the local SmugSnake and the grief-stricken Tetsuo carries around her lifeless body afterwards]] and in the anime [[spoiler:she dies much more horrifically within when Tetsuo's mutated form]].form crushes her to pulp]].



** Then there's Adonis, the young son of resident {{Jerkass}} Count Julius. When Guts assassinates Julius on orders from Griffith, Adonis walks in at the moment that Julius falls dead on the floor and gives himself away. Guts attacks on reflex, as he is trying not to be discovered, but when he sees just who he ran through with his BFS, he is instantly horrified by what he's just done. Poor Adonis spends his last few seconds crying and gasping for life as the man who killed his father helplessly tries to console the kid. [[Tearjerker After finding Adonis' body, Hassan notes how Adonis never got to see his father smile. Once.]]
* Happens a couple of times in ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' (even to the lead character) but the worst example is probably Haruka: a sweet, flute playing girl who wouldn't hurt a fly runs into an ancient vampire and bravely reaches out to him to make peace. The [[MoralEventHorizon self important scumbag]] then just bites her, infecting her with his "curse" [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to show her that humans and vampires will NEVER be able to exist together]] (and because he hates "poisonous innocence"). We now have to watch how the poor girl dies in excruciating agony [[DespairEventHorizon wile also succumbing to absolute despair since she had been told before that infected humans have less than one percent chance of survival.]] After this, Haruka's beloved, who is the man destined to restore human civilization, is [[StartOfDarkness permanently hardened]] and the entire future of the world turns out much more dystopian then it normally would have been. An cruel example of "Karmatron dynamics" in action, really.

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** Then there's Adonis, the young son of resident {{Jerkass}} Count Julius. When Guts assassinates Julius on orders from Griffith, Adonis walks in at the moment that Julius falls dead on the floor and gives himself away. Guts attacks on reflex, as he is trying not to be discovered, but when he sees just who he ran through with his BFS, {{BFS}}, he is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly horrified by what he's just done.done]]. Poor Adonis spends his last few seconds crying and gasping for life as the man who killed his father helplessly tries to console the kid. [[Tearjerker [[{{Tearjerker}} After finding Adonis' body, Hassan notes how Adonis never got to see his father smile. Once.]]
* Happens a couple of times in ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' (even to the lead character) but the worst example is probably Haruka: a sweet, flute playing girl who wouldn't hurt a fly runs into an ancient vampire and bravely reaches out to him to make peace. The [[MoralEventHorizon self important scumbag]] then just bites her, infecting her with his "curse" [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to show her that humans and vampires will NEVER be able to exist together]] (and because he hates "poisonous innocence"). We now have to watch how the poor girl dies in excruciating agony [[DespairEventHorizon wile while also succumbing to absolute despair since she had been told before that infected humans have less than one percent chance of survival.]] After this, Haruka's beloved, who is the man destined to restore human civilization, is [[StartOfDarkness permanently hardened]] and the entire future of the world turns out much more dystopian then it normally would have been. An cruel example of "Karmatron dynamics" in action, really.

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** Then there's Adonis, the young son of resident {{Jerkass}} Count Julius. When Guts assassinates Julius on orders from Griffith, Adonis walks in at the moment that Julius falls dead on the floor and gives himself away. Guts attacks on reflex, as he is trying not to be discovered, but when he sees just who he ran through with his BFS, he is instantly horrified by what he's just done. Poor Adonis spends his last few seconds crying and gasping for life as the man who killed his father helplessly tries to console the kid. [[Tearjerker After finding Adonis' body, Hassan notes how Adonis never got to see his father smile. Once.]]

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': Diana doesn't have the proper motivation to actually set out with the intent to kill Medusa until Medusa gleefully murders [[spoiler: Martin while he was saving his even younger brother from the gorgon]].


** Wiggle was the shyest and cutest of the Fierce Dog pups, lacking the cockiness and pomp of his two littermates. He's also the one that gets brutally mauled to death just hours after Blade comes to "reclaim" them. His sister Storm narrowly escaped thanks to a sudden burst of mist, while his brother Grunt groveled for his life and was spared.

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** Wiggle was the shyest and cutest of the Fierce Dog pups, lacking the cockiness and pomp of his two littermates. He's also the one that gets brutally mauled to death just hours after Blade comes to "reclaim" them. His sister Storm Lick narrowly escaped thanks to a sudden burst of mist, while his brother Grunt groveled for his life and was spared.


* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[spoiler: Euphemia and Shirley]]. Sweet Lord, poor [[spoiler: Euphie and Shirley]]. One was [[spoiler: accidentally brainwashed by her beloved cousin to slaughter hundreds of innocent people ''that she herself had gathered together for a plan to bring peace between the warring states'' before being shot by said-cousin and dying in the front of her love interest. After that, she ends up being universally hated.]] The other learned that [[spoiler: her love interest killed her father. She was [[MindRape Mind Raped]], almost killed her love interest, lost her memory, got it back, and then had her love interest's mentally broken and psychotic wannabe little brother shoot her because she wants to reunite her love interest with his sister. She then dies in his arms while being repeatedly commanded to live.]][[spoiler: Heck, even the way they died is very similar (a gunshot that pierce their blood vessel in upper abdomen, causing fatal bleeding)]]. And to further twist the knife, ''both'' of them suffered a BreakTheCutie before.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[spoiler: Euphemia and Shirley]]. Sweet Lord, poor [[spoiler: Euphie and Shirley]]. One was [[spoiler: accidentally brainwashed by her beloved cousin to slaughter hundreds of innocent people ''that she herself had gathered together for a plan to bring peace between the warring states'' before being shot by said-cousin and dying in the front of her love interest. After that, she ends up being universally hated.]] The other learned that [[spoiler: her love interest killed her father. She was [[MindRape Mind Raped]], almost killed her love interest, lost her memory, got it back, and then had her love interest's mentally broken and psychotic wannabe little brother shoot her because she wants to reunite her love interest with his sister. She then dies in his arms while being repeatedly commanded to live.]][[spoiler: Heck, even the way they died is very similar (a gunshot that pierce their pierced a blood vessel in their upper abdomen, causing fatal bleeding)]]. And to further twist the knife, ''both'' of them suffered a BreakTheCutie before.



*** They did appeared one level, are fightable and disappear altogether when defeated. whether or not saved is unknown. The Valkyrie Squad was replaced in game by men instead.

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*** They did appeared appear one level, are fightable and disappear altogether when defeated. whether Whether or not they were saved is unknown. The Valkyrie Squad was replaced in game in-game by men instead.



** Towards the end of the anime, [[spoiler: Snow fulfills this role, especially for Ginta. Her death send him into a deep depression, though he tries to reject it. Luckily she fuses with Koyuki in the end, so she technically doesn't stay dead]].

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** Towards the end of the anime, [[spoiler: Snow fulfills this role, especially for Ginta. Her death send sends him into a deep depression, though he tries to reject it. Luckily she fuses with Koyuki in the end, so she technically doesn't stay dead]].



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Haku was very much a kind loving character. He wanted nothing more than to pet bunnies and enjoy life. And protect the Demon of Red Mist, murderous ninja Zabuza, whom he owes his life to. That aside, he was killed rather abruptly and ''[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice violently]]'' to protect Zabuza. Kakashi is horrified since Haku was NOT his intended target, but the event causes Zabuza's eventual redemption.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Haku was very much a kind kind, loving character. He wanted nothing more than to pet bunnies and enjoy life. And protect the Demon of Red Mist, murderous ninja Zabuza, whom he owes his life to. That aside, he was killed rather abruptly and ''[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice violently]]'' to protect Zabuza. Kakashi is horrified since Haku was NOT his intended target, but the event causes Zabuza's eventual redemption.



* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' does this with both [[spoiler:Nagisa and her daughter Ushio.]] Separately. With just enough time in between for [[spoiler:Tomoya]] and the audience to rediscover hope. The six episode gap just serves to rebuild happiness, so the latter death could rip is all away a second time..

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' does this with both [[spoiler:Nagisa and her daughter Ushio.]] Separately. With just enough time in between for [[spoiler:Tomoya]] and the audience to rediscover hope. The six episode six-episode gap just serves to rebuild happiness, so the latter death could rip is it all away a second time..time.



** ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Nina Tucker. She suffers a FateWorseThanDeath, followed by MercyKill.

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** ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Nina Tucker. She suffers gets a FateWorseThanDeath, followed by MercyKill.


* ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'': Good Lord, Kengo. After suffering as the punching bag and butt monkey of nearly the whole gang, [[spoiler: (although it's mainly because of his puppy-like behaviour)]] he ends up [[spoiler: being killed gruesomely by Homurabi, who lets the kid suffer while outlining his plans before violently ripping out his dark inshi to use it against Akira]]. it totally ruined the ending for most people, partly because of their reactions.

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* ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'': Good Lord, Kengo. After suffering as the punching bag and butt monkey of nearly the whole gang, gang [[spoiler: (although it's mainly because of his puppy-like behaviour)]] behavior)]], he ends up [[spoiler: being killed gruesomely by Homurabi, who lets the kid suffer while outlining his plans before violently ripping out his dark inshi to use it against Akira]]. it totally ruined the ending for most people, partly because of their reactions.


* ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'': Good Lord, Kengo. After suffering as the punching bag and butt monkey of nearly the whole gang, [[spoiler: although its mainly cause of his puppy-like behaviour]] he ends up [[spoiler: being killed gruesomely by Homurabi, who lets the kid suffer while outlining his plans before violently ripping out his dark inshi to use it against Akira]]. it totally ruined the ending for most people, partly because of their reactions.

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* ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'': Good Lord, Kengo. After suffering as the punching bag and butt monkey of nearly the whole gang, [[spoiler: although its (although it's mainly cause because of his puppy-like behaviour]] behaviour)]] he ends up [[spoiler: being killed gruesomely by Homurabi, who lets the kid suffer while outlining his plans before violently ripping out his dark inshi to use it against Akira]]. it totally ruined the ending for most people, partly because of their reactions.


* ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' has this trope to an effect, with [[spoiler: Rick's wife and daughter being shot]] but its hardly noticeable due to the fact that [[spoiler: [[WhamEpisode Half the cast die]]]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' has this trope to an effect, with [[spoiler: Rick's wife and daughter being shot]] but its it's hardly noticeable due to the fact that [[spoiler: [[WhamEpisode Half half the cast die]]]].dies]]]].


** A more direct example is when Pain apparently killed [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]] in Chapter 437. [[BerserkButton The character]] and [[WhamEpisode fan base reaction]] was certainly there. Subverted as [[PlotArmor she lived through it]], despite what it looked like.
*** You could only really tell because the death was like the ones in the Sasuke Retrieval Arc in Part I.

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** A more direct example is when Pain apparently killed [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]] in Chapter 437. [[BerserkButton The character]] and [[WhamEpisode fan base reaction]] was certainly there. Subverted as [[PlotArmor she lived through it]], despite what it looked like.
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like. You could only really tell because the death was like the ones in the Sasuke Retrieval Arc in Part I.


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* At the end of ''Fanfic/TheUtoniumTrials'', the cutest and most innocent Powerpuff Girl, Bubbles, commits a HeroicSacrifice against Him.


* Randy Meeks from the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films is the lovable and excitable movie geek who gets mutilated beyond belief in the sequel and before that plays the general role of the underdog with many BreakTheCutie moments occurring. As an adorable common relief character whose only crime is making constant tongue-in-cheek remarks he certainly didn't deserve that to happen.

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* Randy Meeks from the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' ''Film/{{Scream}}'' films is the lovable and excitable movie geek who gets mutilated beyond belief in the sequel and before that plays the general role of the underdog with many BreakTheCutie moments occurring. As an adorable common relief character whose only crime is making constant tongue-in-cheek remarks he certainly didn't deserve that to happen.

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