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  • Every villain save Catwoman in the Tim Burton Batman films dies. 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Scream. 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.
  • 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. This was then retconned in Star Trek: Picard, where it is revealed that the download into B4 was unsuccessful.
  • While the franchise at large has killed countless characters - both with large and small roles - Terminator: Dark Fate does the unthinkable and kills the closest the series has to The Hero, John Connor, in only the first few minutes.
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  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): Film


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