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|| ''Last Words'' || [[OhCrap Crap]], KilledMidSentence, [[SedgwickSpeech Carry on men]], HisNameIs || CatchPhrase, FamousLastWords, FinalSpeech, ObiWanMoment || [[YouShallNotPass "Fly, you fools!"]] [[TemptingFate "Piece of cake"]] || "MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning" ||

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|| ''Last Words'' || [[OhCrap Crap]], OhCrap, KilledMidSentence, [[SedgwickSpeech Carry on men]], HisNameIs || CatchPhrase, FamousLastWords, FinalSpeech, ObiWanMoment || [[YouShallNotPass "Fly, you fools!"]] [[TemptingFate "Piece of cake"]] || "MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning" ||


It's a sad state of affairs when [[CharacterDeath a beloved character dies]]; some fans [[HesJustHiding won't even accept it as real]], a predicament made all the more confusing because characters ''[[HowToCheatDeath rarely stay dead]]''. Because of this, fans ''love'' [[WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness to speculate (morbidly) on the odds]] of a character coming BackFromTheDead. The result is a kind of "Sorting Algorithm Of Deadness", where the circumstances, cause, genre, and reaction caused by a death are tallied up to see just how ''dead'' a character really is and the chances of their return.

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It's a sad state of affairs when [[CharacterDeath a beloved character dies]]; some fans [[HesJustHiding won't even accept it as real]], a predicament made all the more confusing because characters ''[[HowToCheatDeath ''[[JustForFun/HowToCheatDeath rarely stay dead]]''. Because of this, fans ''love'' [[WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness to speculate (morbidly) on the odds]] of a character coming BackFromTheDead. The result is a kind of "Sorting Algorithm Of Deadness", where the circumstances, cause, genre, and reaction caused by a death are tallied up to see just how ''dead'' a character really is and the chances of their return.



|| ''[[HowToKillACharacter Cause of death]]'' || [[DeathByIrony Irony]], [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Bridge Drop]], [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Overkill]], StuffedInTheFridge, RetGone || [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption]], [[HeroicSacrifice Sacrifice]], BusCrash, MortalWoundReveal || NoOneCouldSurviveThat, just plain killed in battle || [[SuicidalGotcha Jumping]] ||

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|| ''[[HowToKillACharacter ''[[JustForFun/HowToKillACharacter Cause of death]]'' || [[DeathByIrony Irony]], [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Bridge Drop]], [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Overkill]], StuffedInTheFridge, RetGone || [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption]], [[HeroicSacrifice Sacrifice]], BusCrash, MortalWoundReveal || NoOneCouldSurviveThat, just plain killed in battle || [[SuicidalGotcha Jumping]] ||


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|| ''[[{{Characters}} Characterization]]'' || RedShirt, [[DeathByOriginStory Loved One]], MauveShirt || RecurringCharacter, CListFodder || RegularCharacter || [[ContractualImmortality Protagonist]], [[JokerImmunity Archvillain]], EnsembleDarkhorse ||

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|| ''[[{{Characters}} Characterization]]'' || RedShirt, [[DeathByOriginStory Loved One]], MauveShirt || RecurringCharacter, CListFodder || RegularCharacter || [[ContractualImmortality Protagonist]], [[JokerImmunity Archvillain]], EnsembleDarkhorse EnsembleDarkhorse, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain The Kenny]] ||



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It's a sad state of affairs when [[CharacterDeath a beloved character dies]]; some fans [[HesJustHiding won't even accept it as real]], a predicament made all the more confusing because characters ''[[HowToCheatDeath rarely stay dead]]''. Because of this, fans ''love'' [[WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness to speculate (morbidly) on the odds]] of a character coming BackFromTheDead. The result is a kind of "Sorting Algorithm Of Deadness", where the circumstances, cause, genre, and reaction caused by a death are tallied up to see just how ''dead'' a character really is.

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It's a sad state of affairs when [[CharacterDeath a beloved character dies]]; some fans [[HesJustHiding won't even accept it as real]], a predicament made all the more confusing because characters ''[[HowToCheatDeath rarely stay dead]]''. Because of this, fans ''love'' [[WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness to speculate (morbidly) on the odds]] of a character coming BackFromTheDead. The result is a kind of "Sorting Algorithm Of Deadness", where the circumstances, cause, genre, and reaction caused by a death are tallied up to see just how ''dead'' a character really is.is and the chances of their return.


To see calculations-of-permanence-of-death in action, see the Wild Mass Guess WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness, where this table has been copied for clarity's sake. Also remember that the author may choose to subvert this trope and bring back a character [[FirstLawOfResurrection no matter how 'dead' he should be]], sometimes [[CameBackWrong horrifically]] as an [[TheUndead Undead]]. Of course, sometimes a low score on the algorithm is [[DeathIsDramatic no guarantee]] that the character hasn't been KilledOffForReal.

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To see calculations-of-permanence-of-death in action, see the Wild Mass Guess WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness, where this table has been copied for clarity's sake. Also remember that the author may choose to subvert this trope and bring back a character [[FirstLawOfResurrection no matter how 'dead' he should be]], sometimes [[CameBackWrong horrifically]] as an [[TheUndead Undead]].Undead]] or ReforgedIntoAMinion. Of course, sometimes a low score on the algorithm is [[DeathIsDramatic no guarantee]] that the character hasn't been KilledOffForReal.


|| ''[[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Audience Expectation]]'' || AnyoneCanDie, KillEmAll || KilledOffForReal, TonightSomeoneDies || DisneyDeath || BackFromTheDead, DeathIsCheap, NobodyCanDie ||

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|| ''[[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Audience Expectation]]'' || AnyoneCanDie, KillEmAll || KilledOffForReal, TonightSomeoneDies || DisneyDeath || BackFromTheDead, DeathIsCheap, NobodyCanDie NobodyCanDie, StatusQuoIsGod ||


[[NotEnoughToBury Only Bits And Pieces]] || [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue At The Morgue]] || [[NeverFoundTheBody Never Found]], [[HumanPopsicle Frozen]], [[TakenForGranite Petrified]] || LeftForDead ||
|| ''Reaction'' || [[ReallyDeadMontage Montage]], BondOneLiner || HesDeadJim || ItsPersonal || FauxDeath ||

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[[NotEnoughToBury Only Bits And Pieces]] || [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue At The Morgue]] Morgue]], death witnessed and confirmed onscreen || [[NeverFoundTheBody Never Found]], [[HumanPopsicle Frozen]], [[TakenForGranite Petrified]] || LeftForDead ||
|| ''Reaction'' || [[ReallyDeadMontage Montage]], BondOneLiner BondOneLiner, MeaningfulFuneral || HesDeadJim || ItsPersonal || FauxDeath ||


[[ChunkySalsaRule Only Bits And Pieces]] || [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue At The Morgue]] || [[NeverFoundTheBody Never Found]], [[HumanPopsicle Frozen]], [[TakenForGranite Petrified]] || LeftForDead ||

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[[ChunkySalsaRule [[NotEnoughToBury Only Bits And Pieces]] || [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue At The Morgue]] || [[NeverFoundTheBody Never Found]], [[HumanPopsicle Frozen]], [[TakenForGranite Petrified]] || LeftForDead ||


|| ''[[{{Characters}} Characterization]]'' || RedShirt, [[DeathByOriginStory Loved One]], MauveShirt || RecurringCharacter, CListFodder || RegularCharacter || [[ContractualImmortality Protagonist, Archvillain]], EnsembleDarkhorse ||

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|| ''[[{{Characters}} Characterization]]'' || RedShirt, [[DeathByOriginStory Loved One]], MauveShirt || RecurringCharacter, CListFodder || RegularCharacter || [[ContractualImmortality Protagonist, Protagonist]], [[JokerImmunity Archvillain]], EnsembleDarkhorse ||

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