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To use the Sorting Algorithm of Mortality, simply add the Scream Score for each applicable row, then divide by the number of applicable rows (at this point, 13 or fewer). Remember: this is a relative score, so you need at least 3 characters from the same movie or series to establish a baseline. The original article is here. For characters who have already snuffed it, see Sorting Algorithm of Deadness.

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Likelihood of death So dead   Average life expectancy   Die? Me? Ha!
Scream Score! 5 4 3 2 1
Age Older and Wiser Parent, Clueless teens Single adult Protagonist teens Child
Sexual Orientation Slut, Bisexual, Innocent Virgin Gay Straight Reluctant Celibate
Love Interests by Genre Rich Bitch, Horror Genre Hooker with a Heart of Gold, Temporary Shallow, Romance show Shrinking Violet Distressed Damsel, Action Series
Role Villain, Faceless Goons, Mooks, Red Shirt, The Mentor , The Big Guy Loners, Plucky Comic Relief, Mauve Shirt, Long-lost Friend, The Smart Guy The Lancer, Hero of Another Story, The Sidekick, The Scrappy Ignored Expert,
Those Two Guys, The Chick, Supporting Protagonist
Hero, Creator's Pet
Race Black, Twofer's, Leomon Mexican Asian Indian/Native American Caucasian or The Same As The Writer
Gender Tough Girl, Ambiguous Gender, Feminine Man Male Token Girl Action Girl, Final Girl
Aesthetics Ugly Fat "Average" Fashionably Scarred The Cutie
Personality Nihilist, Crazy Survivalist, Innocent, Pragmatic Jerk Jock, The Ditz, Insufferable Genius Nerd, Jerk with a Heart of Gold The Captain, The Watson All-Loving Hero, Friend to All Living Things
Flaws Too Dumb to Live, Skeptical, Genre Blind, Dirty Coward, Greedy Fell astray, The Stoner, Butt-Monkey (gritty), Smartass Wears Glasses Crippling Phobia Mentally Handicapped
"Virtues" Holier Than Thou, Curious, Pragmatic, Ambitious Quiet Girls and Quiet Guys Smart, Genre Savvynote  Determinator The Pollyanna, The Fool
Species Robots (non-living), Undead, Snakes, Arthropods Cats, Clones, Mechanical Lifeforms Human, Human Aliens Pretty Aliens Dogs (except in literature) (or Disney)
Occupation Retiring Law Officer, Villain by Default, Happy Family Man, Competent secondary female Military Commander, Anyone Serving Under Him, Hero's Best Friend, Mentor Scientist With Questionable Ethics, Innocent Bystander Adventurer Archaeologist, Teacher Super Hero, Nun
Prognosis You Are Already Dead, Take a Moment to Catch Your Death, Post-Mortem One-Liner, Last Stand Your Days Are Numbered, Pre-Mortem One-Liner, You Shall Not Pass! Prepare to Die, He Didn't Make It, Time Bomb, Pre Ass Kicking One Liner, Jump Scare You Have No Chance to Survive, If My Calculations Are Correct Badass Boast, Million-to-One Chance, Ineffectual Death Threat
Health Chunky Salsa Rule, Incurable Cough of Death Overdrawn at the Blood Bank, Soap Opera Disease I Can Still Fight!, Made of Plasticine, Littlest Cancer Patient Made of Iron, Only a Flesh Wound, Ill Girl Nigh Invulnerable, Healing Factor, Consumption
  5 4 3 2 1
Pool predictions Killed Mid-Sentence Drop A Bridge On Him Sacrificial Lion, Stuffed into the Fridge Sacrificial Lamb, Dead Star Walking Plot Armor, The Worf Effect
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Example Cast:

Series or Film NameDescription of who's who and why they're likely to snuff it.

  • Character A:
    • Row 1: Value 5-1
    • Row 2: Value 5-1
    • Row 3: Value 5-1
      • Total divided by rows: Final score and witty pun
  • Character B:
    • Row 1: Value 5-1
    • Row 2: Value 5-1
    • Row 3: Value 5-1
      • Total divided by rows: Final score and witty pun
  • Character C:
    • Row 1: Value 5-1
    • Row 2: Value 5-1
    • Row 3: Value 5-1
      • Total divided by rows: Final score and witty pun

RWBY

With it's recent darker turn none of the characters are truly safe anymore. Characters that would have scored low have either been injured or put on the chopping block. SPOILERS AHEAD!

Team RWBY

  • Ruby Rose
    • Age: Protagonist Teen=2
    • Role: The Chosen One=3 (The dark turn the series has taken could potentially get her killed if she has to sacrifice herself)
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Action Girl=1
    • Aesthetics: The Cutie=1
    • Personality: Friend to All Living Things=1
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    • Flaws: Socially Awkward=Likely a 1
    • "Virtues": Determinator, has shades of being a Pollyanna=Let's call it 1.5
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Huntress in training=Easily a 2 for the setting
      • Final Score: 14.5/10=1.65 (Did you guys really expect the main character/hero to be higher? Still low following Volume 3 but climbing.)
      • Alive but her new status as a Silver-Eyed Warrior just painted a big target on her back.

  • Weiss Schnee
    • Age: Protagonist Teen=2
    • Role: The Lancer/Supporting Protagonist=Call it 2.5
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Action Girl=1
    • Aesthetics: Fashionably Scarred=2
    • Personality: Jerk with a Heart of Gold/Insufferable Genius=3.5
    • Flaws: Rich Bitch/Insufferable Genius, has softened up however=Call it 3
    • "Virtues": Smart=3
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Huntress in training=2
      • Final Score: 23/10=2.3 (Most likely safe as a main character/hero.)
      • Alive but headed home with her father. Her home is likely going to be at war come Volume 4.

  • Blake Belladonna
    • Age: Protagonist Teen=2
    • Role: Supporting Protagonist=2
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Action Girl=1
    • Aesthetics: The Cutie=1
    • Personality: Pragmatic (5)/The Loner (4)/The Smart One (3)=4
    • Flaws: Technically a former terrorist (Fell Astray, 4) and has a fear of being outed as a Faunus (2)=3
    • "Virtues": The Quiet Girl/Smart=3.5
    • Species: Cat Faunus=Could easily be a 4 for the setting
    • Occupation: Huntress in training=2
      • Final Score: 23.5/10=2.35 (Slightly higher odds than Weiss but still fairly safe as a main character.)
      • Alive but on the run. Likely putting distance between her and her team to keep Adam away.

  • Yang Xiao Long
    • Age: Protagonist Teen=2
    • Role: Supporting Protagonist=Call it 2.5
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Tough Girl=5
    • Aesthetics: Handicapped Badass=3
    • Personality: The Ditz=4
    • Flaws: Smartass=4
    • "Virtues": Determinator=2
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Huntress in training=2
      • Final Score: 28.5/10=2.85 (Statistically speaking the most likely Team RWBY member to die. Number has climbed as of the end of Volume 3.)
      • Alive but crippled. We'll have to wait until Volume 4 to see how this affects her.

Team JNPR

  • Jaune Arc
    • Age: Protagonist Teen=2
    • Role: Supporting Protagonist/The Lancer=2
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Male=3
    • Aesthetics: Average=3
    • Personality: The Watson=2
    • Flaws: Butt Monkey=4
    • "Virtues": Similar to Ruby=1.5
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Hunter in training=2
      • Final Score: 23.5/10=2.35 (Surprisingly low all things considered.)
      • Alive, appears to have become The Lancer for Ruby.

  • Nora Valkyrie
    • Age: Protagonist Teen=2
    • Role: Supporting Protagonist=2
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Action Girl=1
    • Aesthetics: The Cutie=1
    • Personality: A major Genki Girl/Cloudcuckoolander=Let's go with 2
    • Flaws: Bit on the crazy side=Call it 1
    • "Virtues": Pollyanna=1
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Huntress in training=2
      • Final Score: 16/10=1.6 (Statistically the least likely member of JNPR to die.)
      • Alive, has unofficially formed a new team with Ruby.

  • Pyrrha Nikos
    • Age: Protagonist Teen=2
    • Role: Hero of Another Story/Jaune's Lancer AND Mentor=4
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Tough Girl=5
    • Aesthetics: The Cutie/Average=2
    • Personality: All-Loving Hero with traces of The Captain=1.5
    • Flaws: Genre Blind=5 (Silly Pyrrha....you're not the main hero!)
    • "Virtues": Determinator/Smart=2.5
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Huntress in training/Mentor=3
      • Final Score: 29/10=2.9 (Recent events pushed this score up. If any of the characters of the two main teams die then it will likely be her.)
      • Killed Off for Real at the end of Volume 3.

  • Lie Ren
    • Age: Protagonist Teen=2
    • Role: Supporting Protagonist=2
    • Race: Asian=3
    • Gender: Male=3
    • Aesthetics: Average=3
    • Personality: The Smart Guy/The Quiet One=3
    • Flaws: Glass Cannon of RWBY/JNPR=Call it 3
    • "Virtues": The Quiet Guy/Smart=3.5
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Hunter in training=2
      • Final Score: 27.5/10=2.75 (Has potential to be a character thrown to the wolves.)
      • Alive, has unofficially formed a new team with Ruby.

Friends/Allies

  • Professor Ozpin
    • Age: Older and Wiser/Adult=4
    • Role: The Obi-Wan=5
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Male=3
    • Aesthetics: Average=3
    • Personality: Pragmatic/The Smart Guy/The Captain=Call it 3.5
    • Flaws: Wears Glasses/Secretive=Call it 3.5
    • "Virtues": Smart/Genre Savvy/Pragmatic=Call it 3.75
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Hunter (3)/Mentor (4)/Teacher (2)=3
      • Final Score: 32.75/10=3.275 (Not a super high score. It is however high enough to make him a character to possibly worry about.)
      • Missing, Never Found the Body.

  • Qrow Branwen
    • Age: Adult=3
    • Role: Hero of Another Story/The Obi-Wan=4
    • Race: White=1
    • Gender: Male=3
    • Aesthetics: Average=3
    • Personality: Seems to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold to anyone who isn't a friend or family=3
    • Flaws: The Alcoholic=4
    • "Virtues": Genre Savvy/Determinator=2.5
    • Species: Human=3
    • Occupation: Hunter/Mentor=3.5
      • Final Score: 30/10=3 (Close to an average score but could likely be killed to show how dangerous the villains really are.)
      • Alive, has taken Ozpin's role as the leader of the Benevolent Conspiracy.


There Will Be Brawl

  • The Darker and Edgier web series seems to be gunning for a Kill ’Em All ending, will any of the cast make it out alive?

  • Luigi
    • Row 1: Age: Older and Wiser. (5) Not a good start.
    • Row 2: Sexual Orientation: Straight. (3)
    • Row 3: Role: Protagonist, and closest we'll probably get to a Hero in the story. (1)
    • Row 4: Race:Caucasian. (1)
    • Row 5: Aesthetics: Pretty average looking. (3)
    • Row 6: Flaws: Typical gritty Noir character. (4)
    • Row 7: Virtues: Specifically described as the "smart one" (3)
    • Row 8: Species: Human. (3)
    • Total divided by rows: 23/8 = 2.875. He probably has the best chance of surviving the final showdown It looked a little iffy there during Episode 10, but he makes it out alive.

  • Link
    • Row 1: Age: Also Older and Wiser. (5)
    • Row 2: Role: While not a major villain, he plays a definite antagonistic role throughout the series. (5)
    • Row 3: Race: Caucasian is close enough. (1)
    • Row 4: Aesthetics: Not the Bishōnen he once was, but still pretty ruggedly handsome. (2)
    • Row 5: Personality: Jerk with a Heart of Gold. (3)
    • Row 6: Flaws: Fallen Astray. (4)
    • Row 7: Species: Hylian, which for all intents and purposes equals "human." (3)
    • Row 8: Occupation: Police chief. (4)
    • Total divided by rows: 27/8 = 3.375. Ouch. Yeah, Zelda's (quite literal) backstab in Episode 9 and eventual death in 10 was pretty much unavoidable.

  • Captain Falcon
    • Row 1: Age: Again, Older and Wiser. (5)
    • Row 2: Sexual Orientation: Gay. (4)
    • Row 3: Role: Mauve Shirt seems the most fitting. (4)
    • Row 4: Race: Caucasian. (1)
    • Row 5: Aesthetics: Not Average, but not The Cutie. (2)
    • Row 6: Personality: The Captain. (Duh.) He takes charge of the situation when the need arises. (2)
    • Row 7: Flaws: Gritty as well. (4)
    • Row 8: Species: Human. (3)
    • Total divided by rows: 25/8 = 3.125. Things aren't looking so good for him... He survives the final episode just fine though.

  • Red
    • Row 1: Age: Teenager. (2)
    • Row 2: Sexual Orientation: Most likely straight, it's been confirmed he has a girlfriend. (3)
    • Row 3: Role: Mauve Shirt-slash-Plucky Comic Relief. (4)
    • Row 4: Race: Caucasian. (1)
    • Row 5: Aesthetics: Most definitely The Cutie. (1)
    • Row 6: Personality: Selfless, naïve, and idealistic. (5)
    • Row 7: Virtues: The Pollyanna. (1)
    • Row 8: Species: Human. (3)
    • Row 9: Occupation: Friend of Luigi's, and the main group's Tagalong Kid. (4)
    • Total divided by rows: 24/9 = 2.64. The lowest score out of the entire cast. Not even the main characters saw his murder coming.


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