- BIONICLE has begun to show traits of this trope. Ever since the web-serial chapters arrived (though mostly from 2008), former main and side characters have been dying left and right. Now that the happenings of the Matoran Universe have to be restricted to a web-serial, since non of the characters are part of the main line of toys, everyone who survived the story's first 8 years can begin to worry. Don't think of Heroic Sacrifice, rather blowing up or being pulled beneath the ground for just the heck of it. Or simply eaten. Exceptions are, of course, some of the main heroes and the invulnerable Big Bad. And if a side-story happens to take place in an Alternate Universe, absolutely no one is safe, save for those who don't belong there and will eventually return to their own world... Although, that isn't guaranteed either.
- In the Cool Kids Table game Creepy Town. Who survives each scene and who doesn't is dependent on the luck of the draw, which means at any moment a victim could meet their fate, no matter how much their player likes them.
- The franchise for the Evillious Chronicles has got a huge death toll, not only because the series spans for a thousand years and so almost everyone will die of old age by the time of the next arc, but because it's got multiple main characters to choose from and isn't picky about which ones they kill off. It's brought Up to Eleven in that one of the plot points is everyone dying near the series' climax.
- Any Brit over 35 and particularly those over 50 will likely associate "Public Information Film" (UK term for PSA) with horrifying deaths, particularly of children.
- In Paul Shapera's Ballad of Lost Hollow trilogy of albums, it starts with four main characters, two of whom are dead by the end of the story.
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