Does the black guy die first?

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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
185
No
7
81
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.
Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
141
No
5
27
DoritoPrincess
The first on-screen murder in the movie is Patrick Bateman killing a black homeless man and his dog.
Movie • 1980 Report
Yes
122
No
9
35
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
112
No
3
22
Kris
First death of the series is a black child who is shot.
Movie • 1993 Report
Yes
90
No
4
32
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.
Movie • 1997 Report
Yes
84
No
1
24
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.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
81
No
10
18
Bitbat
Robin, Hughies girlfriend dies at the start of the show in graphic detail.
Yes
64
No
4
12
cttaylor
most of dahmers victims are black gay men
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
63
No
3
15
nickg
The first character to die is a black woman.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
61
No
9
10
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 • 2022 Report
Yes
61
No
2
16
*Black woman
Movie • 1994 Report
Yes
57
No
2
8
tangerines
Bubba is the first major character to die while fighting with Forrest in Vietnam.
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
57
No
12
12
HopesFilms
Many asgardians die off screen but the first on screen death is (spoiler)

heimdall who is played by a black man
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
55
No
30
27
sopheverlasting
[SPOILER] Not "first" technically, but the only two people with speaking roles and names to die are black.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
54
No
0
18
PersonYeah
There are deaths before but he is the first of the characters we get to know that dies
Anime • 2012 Report
Yes
50
No
23
15
YoshikageKira
The first main character to die to Part 3 is the black guy
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
48
No
10
16
BumbleBee
Sort of? A lot of other people are killed trying to protect him, but he is the first major character to die.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
47
No
1
11
colormehappy
Well, 90% of the characters are black, so I'm not sure if this counts as racism
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
43
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 • 2022 Report
Yes
42
No
4
9
*Black woman
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
42
No
1
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
40
No
0
12
absoluteloverboy
He dies when he goes to the basement.
Movie • 1984 Report
Yes
38
No
3
14
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.
3
KanyeWesticles
The series' only Egyptian character and second-in-command of the Stardust Crusaders is thought by Polnareff to have been shot and killed, though is later revealed to have suffered non-fatal wounds. He *spoilers* is later killed by vampire Vanilla Ice, being the first major protagonist to actually die.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
37
No
18
3
RidleyMathers
coven

Movie • 2003 Report
Yes
35
No
3
17
Jarguen
The black woman is the first shown death, but chronologically she isn't the first to die
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
35
No
0
8
Anonymous
Yes, in one of the first shots that is a flashback to before the movie begins. And he’s an abuser
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
33
No
7
5
DreadyBetty
A black man is the first person who dies, but he is a minor character and lots of white people are also killed immediately after.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
33
No
1
3
mothfoots
The first few minutes of the movie are a flashback to the rest of the movie. Becky's husband, Dan, dies from a fall. He is black.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
30
No
2
14
well i guess Kat's dad does die at the beginning of the movie, but that's not what this trope is technically about