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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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  • In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the Indoraptor is impaled on a dinosaur skeleton, and to make sure the Indoraptor can't return via cloning the DNA for it's base species Indominus Rex is destroyed by Rexy.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe: Many of the bad guys die, as do quite a few of the mentors (often via Death by Origin Story), but there are a few other established characters who die over the course of the franchise as well and stay dead:
    • Thor's and Loki's mother and Odin's wife, Frigga, is murdered by Malekith and Kurse in Thor: The Dark World.
    • Pietro Maximoff, a.k.a. Quicksilver, is killed by Ultron in a Heroic Sacrifice to save Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron, soon after he and his sister join the Avengers.
    • Similarly in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, soon after Yondu Udonta officially joins the Guardians, he makes a Heroic Sacrifice for his adoptive son Peter and dies from exposure to space.
    • Peggy Carter is a benign example in Captain America: Civil War, as she dies from old age.
    • Thor: Ragnarok likewise also has Odin die from old age, though his death was likely accelerated due to Loki abandoning him on Earth. The same film also sees all three of the Warriors Three murdered by Hela.
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    • Avengers: Infinity War has most of its deaths—all of those caused by The Snap—undone in the following movie; however, Thanos directly kills four other characters before performing the Snap, whose deaths all stick:
      • Heimdall and Loki are both murdered for trying to save the Hulk and Thor, respectively. Since Loki has faked his death multiple times in the past, Thanos explicitly states "No resurrections this time" to hammer it home.
      • Gamora is thrown off a cliff and falls to her death in a sacrifice for Thanos to obtain the Soul Stone. Though an alternate timeline version of her is brought into the main timeline in Endgame, the Gamora who underwent the Character Development of the two Guardians movies truly is dead.
      • Vision has the Mind Stone violently ripped out of his forehead, essentially destroying his brain.
    • Avengers: Endgame, while restoring victims of the Snap, kills off two founding members of the Avengers:
      • Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow dies to obtain the Soul Stone in the exact same ritual that killed Gamora in the previous film. In Nat's case, though, she willingly makes the sacrifice, and in fact has to physically fight Hawkeye to prevent him from doing it himself.
      • Tony Stark/Iron Man uses the Infinity Stones to perform his own Snap to kill Alternate Timeline-Thanos and his forces, and dies soon after thanks to the immense strain this puts on his body.
  • 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.
  • 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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