Does the black guy die first?

Having the black character die first or be the only black character to die is a racist trope that people want to know about before they go into a movie so they don't get their hopes up.
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Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
135
No
2
52
Yes, but not in a racist way. In this instance it is their family member who has died, not a supporting actor who is killed off to have a white main cast.
Anime • 2018 Report
Yes
102
No
3
18
Kris
First death of the series is a black child who is shot.
Movie • 1980 Report
Yes
101
No
6
28
UnagioLucio
Sort of. The first dead bodies shown are white, but their deaths occurred before the start of the film. The first character to actually be killed onscreen is a black man.
Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
99
No
5
19
DoritoPrincess
The first on-screen murder in the movie is Patrick Bateman killing a black homeless man and his dog.
Movie • 1993 Report
Yes
77
No
4
27
Kagey
He does, actually. The actor Jophery C Brown played the worker who got eaten alive by a raptor at the beginning of the movie.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
63
No
7
14
Bitbat
Robin, Hughies girlfriend dies at the start of the show in graphic detail.
Movie • 1997 Report
Yes
58
No
0
15
zdy1994
Actually, yeah. Gets stabbed in the face, in a bathroom, pretty graphic really. 2nd victim is a black woman, stabbed multiple times in a crowded theater while screaming for help, no one realizes it's serious until she's already dead. Another black woman is stabbed later in the movie.
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
57
No
3
10
nickg
The first character to die is a black woman.
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
53
No
12
11
HopesFilms
Many asgardians die off screen but the first on screen death is (spoiler) heimdall who is played by a black man
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
52
No
9
7
mad_melody
A few nameless white characters are the first to die in Season 1 Episode 1. The only named black character at the time (a main character) is among the next to die in the following episodes.
Yes
49
No
3
10
cttaylor
most of dahmers victims are black gay men
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
47
No
0
15
PersonYeah
There are deaths before but he is the first of the characters we get to know that dies
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
46
No
28
24
sopheverlasting
[SPOILER] Not "first" technically, but the only two people with speaking roles and names to die are black.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
46
No
2
11
*Black woman
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
45
No
10
15
BumbleBee
Sort of? A lot of other people are killed trying to protect him, but he is the first major character to die.
Movie • 1994 Report
Yes
44
No
2
7
tangerines
Bubba is the first major character to die while fighting with Forrest in Vietnam.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
41
No
0
8
PAPAYADRANK
The first death of a person in the movie is a graphic scene of a black young adult being brought in on a stretcher, with a variety of graphic and real unpleasant injuries post being hit by truck, and dying before he can be given medical assistance. You don't see him be hit by the truck.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
38
No
0
11
absoluteloverboy
He dies when he goes to the basement.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
38
No
1
Anime • 2009 Report
Yes
37
No
21
13
YoshikageKira
The first main character to die to Part 3 is the black guy
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
35
No
1
7
colormehappy
Well, 90% of the characters are black, so I'm not sure if this counts as racism
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club.majesty
He is not the first character to die, but he is the first black main protag to die. He is thought to be dead by Polnareff and the audience for an episode or so, but turns out to be fine.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
31
No
0
5
adeliajbrown
Yes, in one of the first shots that is a flashback to before the movie begins. And he’s an abuser
Movie • 2003 Report
Yes
30
No
3
12
Jarguen
The black woman is the first shown death, but chronologically she isn't the first to die
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
29
No
8
1
RidleyMathers
coven
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
26
No
3
9
series_of_unfortunate_events
Technically, the first person to die during the course of the series is a black man. However, the show itself does not treat his death lightly at all. Pose takes place during the AIDS crisis of the late 80s and looks at how disenfranchised people were left to die due to social/political apathy.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
26
No
5
13
Wynaught
Technically yes, since it happened before the movie takes place and we see it in a flashback. It is not the first on-screen death.
Yes
25
No
8
4
stardustpools
In part 3, Muhammad Avdol is the first of the main cast to die, and it happens twice. The first time is a fake death (that was believed to be real to the audience, but then he surprisingly returns) and the second time he dies for real due to a stand attack, both times he is the first to die
Movie • 1984 Report
Yes
25
No
2
11
RosClark
It's possible that he was only unconscious/incapacitated; his only visible injury is where the gremlin has stabbed him with a syringe, which was probably just local anaesthetic or antibiotics or something (he was planning on injecting the Mogwai). The only confirmed on-screen human death is an elderly white woman who is characterised as a cruel, unpleasant person.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
24
No
2
10
thecandymancan
It is almost a completely black cast.