Does a major character die?

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It's upsetting when a major character that you've grown attached to dies. More so than some random redshirt.
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Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
90
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Thecloudygreenelf
The main characters (Mike and Abby) do not die. However, one of the other main characters is stabbed. We do not see the outcome of this.
Almost every side-character is killed.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
86
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Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
72
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Sid
(Spoiler) the entire Catton family
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
60
No
0
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echoevemorrow
90% of them. The whole show is about the main characters dying
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
52
No
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3
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Jeanne, Florence Pugh’s character dies in the first half of the film.
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Anonymous
MAJOR SPOILERS



A main character is hanged for treason. The ending of the film leaves it unclear as to whether the main character, Lucy Gray, is dead or not. There is a scene which suggests that she is shot by Snow but her body is never found so it is not known whether she was killed or whether she survived.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
50
No
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TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
41
No
11
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Blitkun
S6
 E6
This episode revolves around two characters. Most of the other characters die.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
38
No
3
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cosmonaut
One of the main characters sacrifices themself during the emotional climax of the movie. However, they come back at the end of the movie (off screen).
Movie Report
Yes
36
No
2
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Pantalones
Most of Jigsaw's victims die in his traps.
TV Show • 1997 Report
Yes
32
No
3
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
32
No
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YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
31
No
0
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SpaceSpectres
The eggs Tilin, Juanaflippa, Trump, and Bobby are all permenatley decieced.
Maximus is killed by the nuke at the end of Purgatory and confirmed to be dead.
The character Forever was possessed by a powerful and malicious entity that refused to give up control of his body. Since the content creator playing the character was removed from the server, it is unknown if Forever is still alive, although he is largely presumed dead (note: even if he's not dead, his storyline will no longer continue)
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
30
No
0
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MeeshMish
The whole family dies basically.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
30
No
0
2
KamiSteele
All four girls can and do die.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
30
No
0
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
28
No
3
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Pantalones
The show is pretty infamous for killing off major characters. Many seasons see at least one MC killed, often brutally. Season 8 has multiple MC die, often in stupid ways like a building falls on them. One MC is killed but does come back to life via magic, but most of the dead stay dead.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
27
No
1
2
it's american horror story, almost all characters die
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
26
No
11
2
Pantalones
The three main characters die, are resurrected, and find some new way to die again. There is also a time loop episode where a character dies over and over in a multitude of ways.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
26
No
1
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TinyWatermelon2
Major instances of this in all seasons
Video Game Report
Yes
25
No
0
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takitime
Player characters and party characters can be knocked unconscious, killed, and become unable to be revived, leading to either a forced or voluntary reset.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
25
No
0
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Glowfrog
Yes, much of the game is about the aftermath of a major character's death. If you get any ending other than the good ending, at least one other major character will die.
Yes
25
No
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cluelessrag
Most major characters end up dying by the end.
Movie • 1996 Report
Yes
25
No
1
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
24
No
0
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Pinknpurple
Several main villains
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
24
No
0
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
24
No
0
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
23
No
12
2
Pantalones
If regeneration counts as "death" the Doctor and Master have died A LOT. Even not counting regeneration, there are moments (and alternate time lines) when both of them are stated to be dead and there are some wild plots to resurrect them. Several companions have either died or come so close it basically counts.
Movie • 1997 Report
Yes
23
No
0
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TyeDai
Jack freezes to death while he and Rose are waiting to be rescued.