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  • In Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, the titular villain is killed when his lamp is kicked into lava by Iago, an act that cements that Iago really is sincere about his Heel–Face Turn. Jafar explodes in a ball of light, and disappears forever. The cartoon series that followed, which Return of Jafar was meant to introduce, kept Jafar permanently gone outside of a few mentions of his name, ensuring he truly was dead. The Grand Finale The King of Thieves also insists that the events will happen "without Jafar and all of his malice," and sticks to it.
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  • Every villain save Catwoman in the Tim Burton Batman films die. The Joker famously averts his own trope, Max Schreck gets a Family-Unfriendly Death, and The Penguin gets a tear-jerking death. Catwoman survived because she has nine lives.
    Catwoman:Two lives left. I think I'll save one for next Christmas. But in the meantime, how about a kiss Santi-Claus?
  • In The Black Hole, Reinhardt's robot Maximilian drives a spinning blade attachment through Alex Durant's stomach.
  • The Cold Open of For Your Eyes Only sees this happen to Ernst Stavro Blofield. He plans to use his helicopter to send 007 to his doom; instead, the chopper's skids hook onto his wheelchair, which is then transported over to a smokestack and neatly dropped off.
  • The 1990s version of Godzilla dies at the end of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. He is not revived for another film, he's not faking it, he does NOT get better. It's one of the few films in the Godzilla franchise in which Godzilla dies and stays dead. Although his son (who was THOUGHT to be dead) takes his place at the end of the film.
  • Gallaxhar in Monsters vs. Aliens.
  • Scream (1996). The Genre Savvy heroine makes sure the villain stays dead.
    Randy Meeks: Careful. This is the moment when the supposedly-dead killer comes back to life for one last scare.
    [Billy starts to rise, only to receive a headshot from Sidney.]
    Sidney Prescott: Not in my movie.
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  • Stargate Continuum: After dozens of Ba'al's clones have been killed throughout the last few seasons of the series and he has continually escaped death to return yet again, both the last clone and the original Ba'al are finally killed for good by SG-1.
  • Data in Star Trek: Nemesis. Data is revealed to have been rebuilt in Star Trek: Countdown, the canon prequel to the reboot Star Trek film, though.
  • An in-universe example: any video game character who dies outside of their game in Wreck-It Ralph is dead for good, as opposed to just respawning a moment later. True to Disney tradition, the only ones who actually do are the Big Bad, Turbo, and several thousand Cy-Bugs.
  • Several characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe fall victim to this trope:
    • Dr. Erskine in Captain America: The First Avenger, courtesy of Heinz Kruger.
    • In Iron Man after being deemed no longer useful by Obadiah Stane, Raza, the leader of the Ten Rings, is disposed of by Stane. Earlier, members of the Ten Rings kill Ho Yinsen.
    • In Thor, Loki kills his biological father Laufey, so that he would become his adoptive father Odin's favorite son, and be able to be the true heir to the throne.
    • Maya Hansen from Iron Man 3 is also killed off, courtesy of the self-proclaimed Mandarin himself, Aldrich Killian.
    • Thor: The Dark World sees Malekith the Accursed killing Queen Frigga during a raid on Asgard for the Aether.
    • In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Jasper Sitwell is suddenly killed by the Winter Soldier.
    • In Guardians of the Galaxy, Garthan Saal, an ally of the Guardians, dies while trying to hold back Ronan's ship from crashing onto Xandar. Earlier, Ronan kills Thanos's Dragon, the Other, who acted as Thanos's voice in both this movie and in The Avengers.
    • In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Quicksilver is gunned down protecting Hawkeye and a 12 year-old kid from an Ultron-commandeered quinjet.
    • Peggy Carter is a downplayed example in Captain America: Civil War since she simply dies of old age, but considering she appeared in four previous movies and her own TV series, it still has an impact.
    • The Ancient One in Doctor Strange is fatally wounded in a battle with Kaecilius and his men, and later dies from her injuries.
    • Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as he performs a Heroic Sacrifice to save Peter Quill in the climax after Ego the Living Planet is destroyed.
    • Odin is a downplayed example as well when he also dies simply of old age in Thor: Ragnarok, but played straight with the Warriors Three when they all get stabbed by Hela.
    • Zuri in Black Panther gets impaled by Killmonger when informing him the truth of N'Jobu's death.
    • Loki in Avengers: Infinity War; Thanos remarks "No resurrections this time" when crushing his neck and Thor later tells Rocket that this time, he thinks he really is dead. Heimdall also gets killed by Thanos early in the movie.
    • By the end of Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man, Black Widow, The Vision, Thanos, and main timeline Gamora are all definitively dead with no way to be brought back. Iron Man snaps the gauntlet to kill Thanos which kills him, Black Widow sacrifices herself to get the soul stone, and since Gamora, Loki, and Vision died pre-snap in Avengers: Infinity War, the second snap doesn't bring them back like the others.
  • The original killer in the Friday the 13th series (who ISN'T Jason) dies at the end of the first movie, and stays dead throughout the rest.


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