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 • 1980 Report
Yes
49
No
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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.
Anime • 2018 Report
Yes
47
No
1
6
Kris
First death of the series is a black child who is shot.
Movie • 1993 Report
Yes
41
No
4
10
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 • 2018 Report
Yes
35
No
6
11
BumbleBee
Sort of? A lot of other people are killed trying to protect him, but he is the first major character to die.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
34
No
7
5
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.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
34
No
0
11
PersonYeah
There are deaths before but he is the first of the characters we get to know that dies
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
32
No
10
7
HopesFilms
Many asgardians die off screen but the first on screen death is (spoiler) heimdall who is played by a black man
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
30
No
0
8
absoluteloverboy
He dies when he goes to the basement.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
29
No
0
9
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 • 1997 Report
Yes
25
No
0
6
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 • 1994 Report
Yes
24
No
2
3
tangerines
Bubba is the first major character to die while fighting with Forrest in Vietnam.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
24
No
1
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
20
No
5
5
Bitbat
Robin, Hughies girlfriend dies at the start of the show in graphic detail.
Anime • 2009 Report
Yes
19
No
18
6
YoshikageKira
The first main character to die to Part 3 is the black guy
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
18
No
3
6
FolkReject
The first person to die is white, and you see his dead body first. However, after seeing the white man's dead body, the first person you see the murderer actually attack is black.
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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.
Yes
18
No
4
2
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 • 2009 Report
Yes
18
No
3
3
nickg
The first character to die is a black woman.
Movie • 2003 Report
Yes
16
No
3
6
Jarguen
The black woman is the first shown death, but chronologically she isn't the first to die
5
Abryn5
No, but the only black guy dies very, very early.
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
15
No
0
9
EdwinMangum
Yes, in the first episode the character Dahj's black alien boyfriend gets killed within a minute in the scene with her.
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
14
No
4
3
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.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
14
No
8
1
RidleyMathers
coven
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
13
No
7
6
saturn
Unknown black soldiers are the first non-immortals killed onscreen (by the main characters on a mission), and one of the main characters is a Black woman who is immortal and alive by the end of the film, but is shown dying graphically before this. [addition: also yes, the only immortal we know of that died is a Black man. he is seen dying in flashbacks at two different points in the film.]
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
13
No
2
2
Snomberry
The opening scene has a black guy falling off a roof and dying
Movie • 2003 Report
Yes
12
No
2
2
genji
shown during a flashback in which a mob attacks an interracial couple
Movie • 1989 Report
Yes
12
No
0
1
MariaClocktower
While yes, the film has a cast with many named black characters
TV Show • 2009 Report
Yes
12
No
0
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
11
No
1
14
manekikat
To be fair, ALL the characters are black
Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
11
No
2
1
DoritoPrincess
The first on-screen murder in the movie is Patrick Bateman killing a black homeless man and his dog.