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I'm not exactly sure how this is different from Our Hero Is Dead
I think this, Our Hero Is Dead Fake Kill Scare and Like You Would Really Do It are all sub-tropes of one another. They could probably be rolled into one. This trope is different from Our Hero is Dead because it accounts for characters leaving the show in any number of ways, not just death.
Someone should mention how Caprica turned this on its head completely - you think young Bill Adama is the only one who possibly can't die, because he's in Battlestar Galactica, yet he does.
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