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** During the escape following the failed Saint Denis robbery, Lenny is gunned down out of nowhere as he and Arthur escape via RoofHopping.

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** During the escape following the failed Saint Denis robbery, Lenny is gunned down out of nowhere as he and Arthur escape via RoofHopping. He's also the only member of the gang to not have a cutscene death.

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** Much later, there was Orochi. One panel, he's realizing Kaido has his own plans for Wano that run contrary to his own, the next panel he's merely ''starting'' to voice his objections... and the panel after that his head's flying off his shoulders from a swipe of Kaido's blade. The latter then continues his speech like he didn't just kill the shogun and one of his key pieces in the whole scheme.


** In the very first scene of the very first episode, the young guy sneaks his young female friend into the High School at night. It's dark and creepy and she's uncomfortable. It's clear he has dark and creepy [read: 'pointy teeth'] designs on her. She timidly asks if they're really all alone and when he verifies that they are, she's the one who grows teeth and puts the bite on him.
** Tara in season 6. Warren runs into Buffy's lawn, shoots a few times with a gun, and Buffy and Tara are both hit, which sends Willow on a revenge spree.

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** In the very first scene of "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E1WelcomeToTheHellmouth Welcome to the very first episode, Hellmouth]]", the young guy sneaks his young female friend into the High School at night. It's dark and creepy and she's uncomfortable. It's clear he has dark and creepy [read: 'pointy teeth'] designs on her. She timidly asks if they're really all alone and when he verifies that they are, she's the one who grows teeth and puts the bite on him.
** Tara in season 6."[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E19SeeingRed Seeing Red]]". Warren runs into Buffy's lawn, shoots a few times with a gun, and Buffy and Tara are both hit, which sends Willow on a revenge spree.


* ''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, while the surrounding police officers are running like headless chooks and trying to stabilise him

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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, while the surrounding police officers are running like headless chooks and trying to stabilise himhim.


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* Rei does this in ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' as a variation of her first appearance. On the other hand it could been all in Shinji's head (looking at Cosmic Horrors from up close is not a good thing for your sanity) and what really happened was a DynamicEntry by Misato's team.
* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'': Steelhooves/Applesnack is on the wrong end of a Hellhound attack very early on in Chapter 39. This comes as a bit of a shock due to his status as a Canterlot ghoul, hence able to revive from most forms of damage. Turns out decapitation isn't something he can revive from.

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* Rei does this in ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' ''Fanfic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' as a variation of her first appearance. On the other hand it could been all in Shinji's head (looking at Cosmic Horrors from up close is not a good thing for your sanity) and what really happened was a DynamicEntry by Misato's team.
* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'': ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'': Steelhooves/Applesnack is on the wrong end of a Hellhound attack very early on in Chapter 39. This comes as a bit of a shock due to his status as a Canterlot ghoul, hence able to revive from most forms of damage. Turns out decapitation isn't something he can revive from.



* 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}}, ''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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* In ''Fanfic/AnnalsOfDarkness'', Tom Marcinek takes a blow from a Neoshadow meant for Namine, when neither she nor Roxas noticed it because they couldn't stop fighting.
* ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'': At the start of "The Apokolips Agenda", ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is calmly addressing a gathering of super-villains when he gets abruptly blasted from behind by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, who has just teleported himself in the place to announce he's in charge of operations now. Every villain nervously agrees.
* ''Fanfic/AColdCalculus'': Following the Britannian loyalists' victory in the Battle of Pendragon, the entire Imperial family sans Euphie suddenly drops dead as though someone used a Death Note on them. And "entire" means everybody with a blood tie to the Imperial line, no matter how distant, resulting in people spontaneously dropping dead because one of their ancestors was the unacknowledged illegitimate child of the younger sibling of an Emperor who died centuries ago, or something equally remote.


* ''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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* ''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.minute, while the surrounding police officers are running like headless chooks and trying to stabilise him

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* Desti's death in the [[Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64BloopersTheAnimeArc Anime Arc]] of ''Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers'', where she's stabbed InTheBack by a fake [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] while she and the rest of the gang are celebrating over kicking another fake Sephiroth's ass, forgetting that the BigBad could just [[MookMaker make another]]. Adding to the shock is that her death is [[KilledOffForReal played completely seriously]] when nearly every other death in the show is [[TheyKilledKennyAgain done and undone for laughs]].


* When Lars from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' jams a pointed rock into the "[[EyeScream eye]]" of one of the [[KillerRobot Shattering Robonoids]], it suddenly ''explodes''. Problem, Lars was sitting on top of it. He takes shrapnel to the face, slams into a wall with an audible CRACK, then falls a good ways to the ground and [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath doesn't get up]]... [[spoiler:Until Steven accidentally brings him back with his tears.]]

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* When Lars from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' jams a pointed rock into the "[[EyeScream eye]]" of one of the [[KillerRobot Shattering Robonoids]], it suddenly ''explodes''. Problem, Lars was sitting on top of it. He takes shrapnel to the face, slams into a wall with an audible CRACK, then falls a good ways to the ground and [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath doesn't get up]]... [[spoiler:Until Until Steven [[HealingHands accidentally brings him back with his tears.]]


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* In the early ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Mr. Saturday Knight", Peter has [[DinnerWithTheBoss dinner with his boss, Mr. Weed]], and right as he's given a promotion, Brian begins choking on a dinner roll. He's given the Heimlich maneuver and violently spits it out... directly into Mr. Weed's throat, where he dies in seconds.

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* This is a regular occurrence in ''ComicBook/StrikeforceMorituri''. The Morituri Process which gives the protagonists their superpowers is guaranteed to kill them within a year, but no one knows when it occurs. Characters could (and did) die in the most unexpected and inconvenient times, such as [[spoiler:the beginning of a stealth attack on a Horde fleet.]]

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* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': Chapter 2 of the sequel ''Diplomat at Large'' explains that this happened to Queen Scolopidia's mother, who was fatally injured by a Gmork (this story's name for the yeti-like thing that Pinkie met in "Party Pooped") near the border of Yakyakistan, leaving Scolopidia with no choice but to undergo her metamorphosis into a Queen as fast as she could to prevent her hive from dying.


* In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' Kat is shot in the head midsentence, while you and the rest of your team are running to a safety bunker midway through what amounts to hyper-nuclear bombing. Funny thing is, another member of your fireteam noticed a few moments ago that all the Covenant aircraft were suddenly leaving the area (to avoid the nuclear death beam), so that one dropship with the sniper has no reason to be there.

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* In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Kat is shot in the head midsentence, while you and the rest of your team are running to a safety bunker midway through what amounts to hyper-nuclear bombing. Funny thing is, another member of your fireteam noticed a few moments ago that all the Covenant aircraft were suddenly leaving the area (to avoid the nuclear death beam), so that one dropship with the sniper has no reason to be there.there.
** There's also Miranda Keyes in ''VideoGame/Halo3'', who pretty much out of nowhere is gunned down by the [[BigBad Prophet of Truth]] right in the middle of his comeuppance.


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

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* A big element of the fear in ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' comes from how abrupt and unexpected the deaths can be, owing to how genuinely good of a hunter/killer the Xenomorph is. If you're not very alert to signs that it's nearby or make a little too much noise moving through the room, you might find yourself cutting a panel off of a door and '''BAM''' the thing's tail abruptly punches through Amanda's chest from behind and kills her instantly. [[ParanoiaFuel It really keeps you on your toes]].


** ''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 chestburster.

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** ''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 chestburster. Doubly so as even the ''actors'' had no clue that was going to happen and were told it was just a normal dinner scene: their reactions to Kane convulsing and having a thing tear from his chest were ''genuine''.


* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': Your first real fight of the game is against [[TeamMom Toriel]] (if you choose and try to leave the Underground). Video Game logic says "keep fighting her until she gives up" or you defeat her and she relents. Instead, if you keep fighting her, one of your attacks will suddenly do an insane amount of damage. [[KilledOffForReal Mortal damage.]] A shocking way to set the stage for how fights [[AnyoneCanDie (and deaths)]] work in this game.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': Your first real fight of the game is against [[TeamMom Toriel]] (if you choose and try to leave the Underground). Video Game logic says "keep fighting her until she gives up" or you defeat her and she relents. Instead, if you keep fighting her, one of your attacks will suddenly do an insane amount of damage. [[KilledOffForReal Mortal damage.]] A shocking way to set the stage for how fights [[AnyoneCanDie (and deaths)]] work in this game. It can also happen to you from her perspective if you happen to die: she clearly begins making her attacks avoid you once you're low on health, to the point that it's practically impossible to be hit by one unless you swerve into it on purpose, so if that happens the look on her face is ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sheer horror]]''.

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