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
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No
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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 • 2022 Report
Yes
94
No
1
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
73
No
1
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Sid
(Spoiler) the entire Catton family
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
61
No
0
3
echoevemorrow
90% of them. The whole show is about the main characters dying
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
60
No
0
0
NkaNqa
the mc's boyfriend ends up getting burnt alive
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
53
No
18
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
41
No
4
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Tackytowelsandshirts
Yes, two major characters die in S1 E8.

The first one dies while trying to defend the other characters during a battle.

The second one dies as a result of losing the battle.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
41
No
11
1
Blitkun
S6
 E6
This episode revolves around two characters. Most of the other characters die.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
41
No
12
1
Pantalones
Most of Jigsaw's victims die in his traps.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
40
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 • 2024 Report
Yes
37
No
0
4
fraisierdesbois
Implied
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
36
No
0
3
wednesday
MAJOR spoilers are in the other comment. Yes, major characters die
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
34
No
0
5
MeeshMish
The whole family dies basically.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
34
No
0
3
KamiSteele
All four girls can and do die.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
33
No
14
3
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 • 2011 Report
Yes
33
No
3
2
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.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
33
No
0
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
33
No
1
TV Show • 1997 Report
Yes
32
No
3
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
31
No
1
2
TinyWatermelon2
Major instances of this in all seasons
YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
31
No
0
0
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)
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
30
No
1
2
it's american horror story, almost all characters die
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
29
No
3
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jordanowen
SPOILERS!!!

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the main two characters do not explicitly die, but maddy disappears after suicidal ideation with nobody knowing where she went.
Video Game Report
Yes
28
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.
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
28
No
0
1
Pinknpurple
Several main villains
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
28
No
0
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
27
No
1
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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
27
No
0
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cluelessrag
Most major characters end up dying by the end.