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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "Literature/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath" had a mysterious guest appear in Prince Prospero's MasqueradeBall clad in funeral garb and an apparent mask to mimic that of the victims of the plague the nobility had shut themselves away from. The results are not pretty.


* Partway into {{FanFic/Eugenesis}}, Autobot City is getting swarmed by Quintessons. Grimlock meets up with Ultra Magnus as the Autobots are trying to fight them off and the two start discussing what they should do. Than in midsentence a string of gunfire from a passing hovercraft blasts Grimlock in the chest and kills him. The narration even notes that as he fell over he looked[[LampshadeHanging more surprised than pained]].

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* Partway into {{FanFic/Eugenesis}}, Autobot City is getting swarmed by Quintessons. Grimlock meets up with Ultra Magnus as the Autobots are trying to fight them off and the two start discussing what they should do. Than in midsentence a string of gunfire from a passing hovercraft blasts Grimlock in the chest and kills him. The narration even notes that as he fell over he looked[[LampshadeHanging looked [[LampshadeHanging more surprised than pained]].


** In season 8, Daenerys is idyllically flying to Dragonstone when Rhaegal is taken out by scorpion bolts.

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** In season 8, Daenerys is idyllically flying to Dragonstone when Rhaegal is taken out by scorpion bolts. Later on, Qyburn tries to stop the Mountain from picking a fight with Sandor and gets thrown headfirst into a rock for his troubles in a hilariously abrupt fashion.

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* In ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', Carson is the only member of the team to die- in the first scene, no less. He attempts to propose to Lisa, only for a terrorist who had been shot into a fountain to shoot him.


** Ramsay abruptly stabs Roose less than a minute after it is announced that Walda has given birth.

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** In season 6, Ramsay abruptly stabs Roose less than a minute after it is announced that Walda has given birth.birth.
** In season 8, Daenerys is idyllically flying to Dragonstone when Rhaegal is taken out by scorpion bolts.

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* In ''Literature/ElijahOfBuxton'', Elijah and Mr. Leroy are riding to the Preacher's last known location when [[spoiler:Mr. Leroy just falls off his horse. Elijah rushes back to him and discovers that he's dying. In his final moments, Mr. Leroy makes Elijah swear that he'll get his money back, and if he can't that he'll kill the Preacher]].


* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane is on the verge of killing Batman, and suddenly gets BlownAcrossTheRoom by Catwoman without any preamble or any indication whatsoever of what's about to happen. The [[DroppedABridgeOnHim suddenness and anticlimax]] is the main reason why many people watching expected him to get up again, thinking that his metal vest might have protected him, coupled with the fact that he's ''[[MadeOfIron Bane]]'' and anyone who has played [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the video game]] knows he can survive being hit by the Batmobile.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane is on the verge of killing Batman, and suddenly gets BlownAcrossTheRoom by Catwoman without any preamble or any indication whatsoever of what's about to happen. The [[DroppedABridgeOnHim suddenness and anticlimax]] is the main reason why many people watching expected him to get up again, thinking that his metal vest might have protected him, coupled with the fact that he's ''[[MadeOfIron Bane]]'' and anyone who has played [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the video game]] knows he can survive being hit by the Batmobile.


** [[BadassGrandpa Hosea]] is captured by the Pinkertons and shot in cold blood in front of the gang during the failed Saint Denis bank robbery. Doubles a SacrificialLion moment as his death is the first with major plot ramifications, being an [[MentorOccupationalHazard father figure]] to Arthur and the voice of reason for Dutch. His death sends Dutch's SanitySlippage into overdrive.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Hosea]] Hosea is captured by the Pinkertons and shot in cold blood in front of the gang during the failed Saint Denis bank robbery. Doubles a SacrificialLion moment as his death is the first with major plot ramifications, being an [[MentorOccupationalHazard father figure]] to Arthur and the voice of reason for Dutch. His death sends Dutch's SanitySlippage into overdrive.


* Happens to [[FightingIrish Sean]] in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' as him and a few other members of the gang are walking down a [[ItsQuietTooQuiet suspiciously quiet Rhodes]]. The unfortunate poor bastard gets his brains blown out before he can even [[KilledMidSentence finish his line]].

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': Almost every gang member death is one of these. To note:
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Happens to [[FightingIrish Sean]] in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' as him he and a few other members of the gang are walking down a [[ItsQuietTooQuiet suspiciously quiet Rhodes]]. The unfortunate poor bastard gets [[BoomHeadshot his brains blown out out]] before he can even [[KilledMidSentence finish his line]].line]]. Doubles as a SacrificialLamb moment, as his is the first on-screen gang member death of the game.
** [[BadassGrandpa Hosea]] is captured by the Pinkertons and shot in cold blood in front of the gang during the failed Saint Denis bank robbery. Doubles a SacrificialLion moment as his death is the first with major plot ramifications, being an [[MentorOccupationalHazard father figure]] to Arthur and the voice of reason for Dutch. His death sends Dutch's SanitySlippage into overdrive.
** During the escape following the failed Saint Denis robbery, Lenny is gunned down out of nowhere as he and Arthur escape via RoofHopping.


-->'''Griffin:''' When someone leaves your life, those exits are not made equal. Some are beautiful and poetic and satisfying. Others are abrupt and unfair. But most are just unremarkable, unintentional, and clumsy.

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-->'''Griffin:''' -->'''[[DungeonMaster Griffin]]:''' When someone leaves your life, those exits are not made equal. Some are beautiful and poetic and satisfying. Others are abrupt and unfair. But most are just unremarkable, unintentional, and clumsy. [...] From your perspective, Lup was there, and then the next day she wasn't. And you all searched for her, Barry tirelessly, painfully so, but she was nowhere to be found. All you had to go on was a note, that she left on that kitchen table. And its two-word message offered no clues to her whereabouts, but simply a promise that was left unfulfilled. "Back soon."

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* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'': In the last episode of the Stolen Century-arc, Lup opens up to her brother Taako about the guilt she feels over the creation of the Grand Relics, and the wars that ensued as a result. Taako cheers her up by playing and dancing to the Thong Song, prompting a heartfelt speech from Lup, in which she thanks him for being there for her whenever she needed him. [[MoodWhiplash That was the last conversation they had]] [[NeverFoundTheBody before Lup went missing.]]
-->'''Griffin:''' When someone leaves your life, those exits are not made equal. Some are beautiful and poetic and satisfying. Others are abrupt and unfair. But most are just unremarkable, unintentional, and clumsy.


-> ''"Tis a vile thing to die, my gracious lord,
When men are unprepared, and look not for it."''

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-> ''"Tis ''"'Tis a vile thing to die, my gracious lord,
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men are unprepared, and look not for it."''


-> ''"Tis a vile thing to die, my gracious lord, When men are unprepared, and look not for it."''

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-> ''"Tis a vile thing to die, my gracious lord, lord,
When men are unprepared, and look not for it."''


** Neferpitou, who was just introduced, jumps directly to the heroes and rips off Kite's right arm. After their off-screen battle, Neferpitou is showing sitting with Kite's severed head and is shown to have only received scratches from the battle.
** Sillva's deadly DynamicEntry kills Cheetu (before he can showing all his abilities).

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** Neferpitou, who was just introduced, jumps directly to the heroes and rips off Kite's right arm. After their off-screen battle, Neferpitou is showing shown sitting with Kite's severed head and is shown to have head, having only received scratches from the battle.
** Sillva's deadly DynamicEntry kills Cheetu (before he can showing show all his abilities).



* In ''Manga/{{Judge}}'', this happens to Hiro. After he and Hikari have accomplished their goal, they talk about how they are finally free and can start a new life... only for Hiro to collapse and Hikari admitting that she poisoned him because she learned that he was indirectly responsible for Atsuya's death.
* Seeing how ''Manga/OnePiece'' had never killed any major characters outside of flashbacks until that point, and that the Marineford Arc was all about saving Ace, it was pretty sudden when they're finally free and running away that [[ShootTheShaggyDog Ace suddenly throws himself between Akainu and Luffy, getting impaled and burned to death in the process]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Episode Three. Mami doesn't pay enough attention when fighting Charlotte, and promptly gets eaten head first.

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* In ''Manga/{{Judge}}'', this happens to Hiro. After he and Hikari have accomplished their goal, they talk about how they are finally free and can start a new life... only for Hiro to collapse and cause Hikari admitting to admit that she poisoned him because she learned that he was indirectly responsible for Atsuya's death.
* Seeing how ''Manga/OnePiece'' had never killed any major characters outside of flashbacks until that point, and that the Marineford Arc was all about saving Ace, it was pretty sudden when they're they were finally free and running away that [[ShootTheShaggyDog Ace suddenly throws threw himself between Akainu and Luffy, getting impaled and burned to death in the process]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Episode Three. Mami doesn't pay enough attention when fighting Charlotte, and promptly gets eaten head first.headfirst.



** ''Film/{{Alien}}'': The dinner scene. Kane, having been infected previously, eats dinner after recovering appearing perfectly normal. He suddenly starts convulsing and is killed by a chest burster.
** ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': The android Bishop is apologizing for scaring the heroine. At this moment he is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and you see the [[Main/BigBad Alien Queen]] drop down from underneath the Dropship where it had stowed onto the ship and then rips Bishop in half with her claws. Subverted in that Bishop isn't dead -- he's a robot, after all.
** ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'': Dr. Clemens is built up as a main character, but then he suddenly gets grabbed by the Alien and killed off. The prison warden is killed while yelling at Ripley, in a room full of other people no less.

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** ''Film/{{Alien}}'': The dinner scene. Kane, having been infected previously, eats dinner after recovering recovering, appearing perfectly normal. He suddenly starts convulsing and is killed by a chest burster.
chestburster.
** ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': The android Bishop is apologizing for scaring the heroine. At this moment moment, he is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and you see the [[Main/BigBad Alien Queen]] drop down from underneath the Dropship where it had stowed onto the ship and then rips rip Bishop in half with her claws. Subverted in that Bishop isn't dead -- he's a robot, after all.
** ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'': Dr. Clemens is built up as a main character, but then he suddenly gets grabbed by the Alien and killed off. The prison warden is killed while yelling at Ripley, in Ripley. In a room full of other people people, no less.



* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane is on the point of killing Batman, and suddenly gets BlownAcrossTheRoom by Catwoman without any preamble or any indication whatsoever of what's about to happen. The [[DroppedABridgeOnHim suddenness and anticlimax]] is the main reason why many people watching expected him to get up again, thinking that his metal vest might have protected him, coupled with the fact that he's [[MadeOfIron Bane]] and anyone who has played [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the video game]] knows he can survive being hit by the Batmobile.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane is on the point verge of killing Batman, and suddenly gets BlownAcrossTheRoom by Catwoman without any preamble or any indication whatsoever of what's about to happen. The [[DroppedABridgeOnHim suddenness and anticlimax]] is the main reason why many people watching expected him to get up again, thinking that his metal vest might have protected him, coupled with the fact that he's [[MadeOfIron Bane]] ''[[MadeOfIron Bane]]'' and anyone who has played [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the video game]] knows he can survive being hit by the Batmobile.



* ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' is now known for its drawn out, [[RubeGoldbergMachine overly complex and infeasible death sequences]] but [[Film/FinalDestination the first movie]] has a notoriously simple and shocking death when Terri is hit by a bus immediately after a heated argument with her friends. Cue the rewind button on a lot of home videos to check if that really did just happen.
* A similar scene happens in ''Film/FinalDestination4'' when two characters leave a hospital deep in conversation, and one gets run over by an ambulance.

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* ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' is now known for its drawn out, drawn-out, [[RubeGoldbergMachine overly complex and infeasible death sequences]] but [[Film/FinalDestination the first movie]] has a notoriously simple and shocking death when Terri is hit by a bus immediately after a heated argument with her friends. Cue the rewind button on a lot of home videos to check if that really did just happen.
* A similar scene happens in ''Film/FinalDestination4'' ''Film/FinalDestination4'', when two characters leave a hospital deep in conversation, conversation and one gets run over by an ambulance.



* In the film version of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers]]'', this is how Hama dies. He and Gamling, riding along, minding their own business, then their horses start freaking out and then, suddenly, warg attack!

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* In the film version of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers]]'', this is how Hama dies. He and Gamling, Gamling are riding along, minding their own business, then their horses start freaking out and then, suddenly, warg attack!


* ''Manga/DeathNote'' had a particularly nasty one at the end when Mikami, realizing that Kira and his cause are done for, drives his pen into his chest, puncturing his heart and [[HighPressureBlood spraying blood everywhere]]. He dies within the minute.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' had a particularly nasty one at the end of the anime, when Mikami, realizing that Kira and his cause are done for, drives his pen into his chest, puncturing his heart and [[HighPressureBlood spraying blood everywhere]]. He dies within the minute.

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