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** In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5, which is the [[SmallReferencePools default assumption]] when someone refers to tabletop games, the various resurrection spells explicitly state that the target must be willing, so the GM usually has an easy HandWave of "sorry, they're enjoying the afterlife too much to come back for your cause".

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** * In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5, which is the [[SmallReferencePools default assumption]] when someone refers to tabletop games, the various resurrection spells explicitly state that the target must be willing, so the GM usually has an easy HandWave of "sorry, "Sorry, they're enjoying the afterlife too much to come back for your cause".
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* ''WebOriginal/KingDragonCanon'': Lysanderoth shoots Archebald during a cutscene, and the PlayerCharacter is upset for all the wrong reasons.
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* ''WebOriginal/KingDragonCanon'': Lysanderoth shoots Archebald during a cutscene, and the PlayerCharacter is upset for all the wrong reasons.
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* ''WebVideo/TheKingDragonCanon'': Lysanderoth shoots Archebald during a cutscene, and the PlayerCharacter is upset for all the wrong reasons.
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\n* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'':
** No matter the choices of the player in the prologue, [[spoiler: Beth and Hannah]]'s fates won't change. They will always [[spoiler: respectively, die and become a Wendigo]]. This is lampshaded by Dr Hill who says, "No one can change what happened last year. The past is beyond our control".
** Likewise, [[spoiler: The Stranger]] will be quickly killed and there is nothing the player can do to prevent it.


** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' has a distinct NPC scenario. Steve, having mutated into a large green monster, can take any and all damage thrown at him by Claire without missing a beat. But he gets killed by a tentacle. A tentacle that had its end chopped off. [[FlatWhat Wut?]]

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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' has a distinct NPC scenario. Steve, having mutated into a large green monster, can take any and all damage thrown at him by Claire without missing a beat. But he gets killed by a tentacle. A tentacle that had its end chopped off. [[FlatWhat Wut?]]What?]]


* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' has a distinct NPC scenario. Steve, having mutated into a large green monster, can take any and all damage thrown at him by Claire without missing a beat. But he gets killed by a tentacle. A tentacle that had its end chopped off. [[FlatWhat Wut?]]
* The original ''ResidentEvil'' has poor Richard Aiken die, despite a HopeSpot being around in the form of finding a serum for him (he's poisoned). In the original game, you'll just get a radio if you give him the serum on time, while in the Gamecube remake, he'll live, but he'll either be killed by the snake Yawn (Jill's scenario) or a Neptune shark (Chris' scenario) shortly after. In the remake, having him die the latter way will net you his assault shotgun, however, so it's worth it to get him the serum.

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series:
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''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' has a distinct NPC scenario. Steve, having mutated into a large green monster, can take any and all damage thrown at him by Claire without missing a beat. But he gets killed by a tentacle. A tentacle that had its end chopped off. [[FlatWhat Wut?]]
* ** The original ''ResidentEvil'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' has poor Richard Aiken die, despite a HopeSpot being around in the form of finding a serum for him (he's poisoned). In the original game, you'll just get a radio if you give him the serum on time, while in the Gamecube remake, he'll live, but he'll either be killed by the snake Yawn (Jill's scenario) or a Neptune shark (Chris' scenario) shortly after. In the remake, having him die the latter way will net you his assault shotgun, however, so it's worth it to get him the serum.

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* In ''VideoGame/RavenswordShadowlands'', the [[BigGood Archmage]] dies as a result of [[TheDragon Kavanaugh]] attacking him when he opens the portal to [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Shadowlands]].

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', several characters who are playable on one route will be killed off on another route. The most notable deaths, however, are Gunter (thrown into a chasm to his apparent death pre-route split; he is discovered alive later in ''Conquest'' and ''Revelation'', but never rescued in ''Birthright''), Kaze (sacrifices himself to save you midway through ''Birthright'' if you don't have an A-rank support with him), and Scarlet (murdered midway through ''Revelation'' a mere two chapters after she joins you), who are all killed off despite being in your party at the time.


* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'', Sigurd, main character and Lord for the first half of the game dies on you at the end of a chapter. Along with his entire army except for one or two survivors. Fortunately, all the ladies left children behind to carry on the struggle. Two children each, in fact.
** And there's a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] as to why you couldn't use the Dead-raising "Valkyrie" Holy Stave-- when you get the wielder of the Staff, Claud, he says that it cannot raise those who have lost their Quintessence, which happens slowly over time, or could be stolen by special weapons... by time you get another Valkyrie wielder, the first gen characters have been dead far too long.
** In ''Sword of Flame'', Ninian (playable character) and Hector's brother Uther (NPC). We also have Eliwood's father Elbert and Matthew's love Leila (both NPC) who also suffer deaths without any chance to save them. Ironically, in ''Binding Blade'', we had Hector becoming the embodiment of PlotlineDeath.
*** Ninian got resurrected again though, and lived happily ever after, Athos was the true plotline death in that he apparently overdid it in the fight against the Dragon, regardless of whether or not you actually used him.
*** Also, Lord Helman (Lord Elbert's friend who gets stabbed by Ephidel, becoming the first victim of the Black Fang in the game)

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'', In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series:
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'',
Sigurd, main character and Lord for the first half of the game dies on you at the end of a chapter. Along with his entire army except for one or two survivors. Fortunately, all the ladies left children behind to carry on the struggle. Two children each, in fact.
** *** And there's a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] as to why you couldn't use the Dead-raising dead-raising "Valkyrie" Holy Stave-- Staff-- when you get the wielder of the Staff, Claud, he says that it cannot raise those who have lost their Quintessence, which happens slowly over time, or could be stolen by special weapons... by time you get another Valkyrie wielder, the first gen characters have been dead far too long.
** In ''Sword of Flame'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', Ninian (playable character) and Hector's brother Uther (NPC). We also have Eliwood's father Elbert and Matthew's love Leila (both NPC) [=NPCs=]) who also suffer deaths without any chance to save them. Ironically, in ''Binding Blade'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', we had Hector becoming the embodiment of PlotlineDeath.
*** Ninian got gets resurrected again though, and lived lives happily ever after, after. Athos was is the true plotline death in that he apparently overdid overdoes it in the fight against the Dragon, regardless of whether or not you actually used him.
*** Also, Lord Helman (Lord Elbert's friend who gets stabbed by Ephidel, becoming the first victim of the Black Fang in the game)game).



** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path Of Radiance]]'', we have Greil and Rajaion.
*** In ''Radiant Dawn'' (for at least your first playthrough), Pelleas.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'', your decoy in the fourth part of the Prologue, and Marth's parents. The sequel subverts the Decoy's death, as Frey (The canon decoy) shows up alive and kickin'.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path Of Radiance]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'', we have Greil and Rajaion.
*** ** In ''Radiant Dawn'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' (for at least your first playthrough), Pelleas.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]'', your decoy in the fourth part of the Prologue, and Marth's parents. The sequel subverts the Decoy's decoy's death, as Frey (The (the canon decoy) shows up alive and kickin'.


* Made fun of in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/01/22/commoditized this]] ''PennyArcade'' strip, as well.

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* Made fun of in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/01/22/commoditized this]] ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip, as well.


* In ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'', one would naturally expect the lead female to be burned at the stake. However, since Jeanne herself had already gone [=MIA=], and the French higher-ups made her childhood friend Liane pose as her for the remainder of the war... Although TeamPet Cuisses [[PowersAsPrograms inherits her stats]] via the Paragon's Armlet, Liane only comes back as a spirit to assist in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind against a demonic duplicate, and the player can recruit her ghost as a post-game bonus. Nevertheless, she remains legitimately dead to the plot, and Jeanne and Roger are last seen praying for her at the Chapel near Domremy.

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* In ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'', one would naturally expect the lead female to be [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake. stake]]. However, since Jeanne herself had already gone [=MIA=], [=MIA=] from a crossbow bolt into a river, and the French higher-ups made her childhood friend Liane [[ElCidPloy pose as her for the remainder of the war...war]]...[[KillTheCutie yeah]], Jeanne didn't take it well when she made it back after the fact. Although TeamPet Cuisses [[PowersAsPrograms inherits her stats]] via the Paragon's Armlet, Liane only comes back as a spirit to assist in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind against a demonic duplicate, and the player can recruit her ghost as a post-game bonus. Nevertheless, she remains legitimately dead to the plot, and Jeanne and Roger are last seen praying for her at the Chapel near Domremy.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has a slightly more justifiable version. [[spoiler:Goro Akechi is killed by his father's cognition of him near the end of the seventh Palace. However, before he dies, he seals himself off with a huge steel door in order to protect the party. They can't use healing spells or items on him because they can't physically get to him.]]
** There's also [[spoiler:Kunikazu Okumura. The player won't mourn him, but his death causes a LOT of issues.]]


* In ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', you must choose between rescuing [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Nightcrawler or Phoenix]] from Mephisto's realm. Doesn't matter if you have enough players to attempt to TakeAThirdOption, it's a case of ButThouMust. [[spoiler:If Nightcrawler is chosen, Phoenix returns in the epilogue as Dark Phoenix. If Phoenix is chosen, Mystique kills Professor X.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', you must choose between rescuing [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Nightcrawler or Phoenix]] from Mephisto's realm. Doesn't matter if you have enough players to attempt to TakeAThirdOption, it's a case of ButThouMust. [[spoiler:If Nightcrawler is chosen, Phoenix returns in the epilogue as Dark Phoenix. If Phoenix is chosen, Mystique kills Professor X.]]


-->-- '''[[ChipCheezum General Ironicus]]''', LetsPlay ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''

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* In ''RiseOfLegends'' Carlini dies in a cutscene near the beginning of third campaign by the god of Death himself, meaning he can't come back at all. Normally it just takes some resources and time to revive a fallen hero. Moreover in this mission you get to control a hero that has ability to resurrect friendly units.

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* In ''RiseOfLegends'' ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' Carlini dies in a cutscene near the beginning of third campaign by the god of Death himself, meaning he can't come back at all. Normally it just takes some resources and time to revive a fallen hero. Moreover in this mission you get to control a hero that has ability to resurrect friendly units.

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