- Frosteye was last seen getting buried via a cave-in in the third "season" of My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic.
- In Sean Bean Saves Westeros, the "real life" Sean Bean is transported into the land of Westeros of A Song of Ice and Fire. In the Battle of Green Fork, Tywin and Tyrion Lannister unexpectedly perish.
- A Shadow of the Titans: Minor villain Captain Hollywood, a teacher at the HIVE, is gored to death offscreen by a unicorn he was trying to strangle. Everyone else is completely unaffected by his death, giving him a brief ceremony in a bored fashion, and then getting back to business as usual.
- In Supergirl fanfic Hellsister Trilogy, Brainiac is unceremoniously and unexpectedly blasted in half from behind by Darkseid, who after barging into the gathering of villains and doing away with the Coluan proclaims himself leader.
- Young Justice: Darkness Falls has the death of Vandal Savage. The original founder of the light, and basically the defacto leader of them, he gets an omega beam to the back just because he got greedy and killed Superman rather than beat him down. Then again, considering that he went against the will of Darkseid, there isn't much else one could expect for this action.
- In Beat the Drums of War, Min'tak'allan is killed instantly when shrapnel from a disabling hit to the RRW Vengeance leaves him Impaled with Extreme Prejudice.
- The Naruto/One Piece crossover The Unchained has an elderly Madara ripped off of life-support in chapter one, leaving his least competent minion as the only one alive to carry on his legacy. Also, the story can't truly start until the Third Hokage is killed by a sleeper agent.
- Done deliberately twice in the same chapter in Everything You Want:
- Samuel Campbell attacks Ruby "with the coordination of a sloppy drunk" and she just pushes him off the catwalk. The text even describes it as "the most anti climactic fight sequence in the history of fight sequences."
- Shortly later, Ruby disables Crowley with a single (albeit incredibly karmic) spell and stabs him in the stomach. The author admits the anti-climatic end in an author's note, and says it was because the real important thing in the chapter is her death moments later.
- Invoked literally in the both prologues to Left Beyond, in which the Archangel Michael is incapacitated by dropping the deployable portion of an AVLB-104 combat bridge on his head. This well enough that the rest of the plan to avert the Apocalypse partially succeeds.
Dropped A Bridge On Him / Fan Fiction