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
78
No
4
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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
74
No
3
10
Kris
First death of the series is a black child who is shot.
Movie • 1993 Report
Yes
62
No
4
19
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 • 2014 Report
Yes
44
No
8
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.
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
44
No
12
10
HopesFilms
Many asgardians die off screen but the first on screen death is (spoiler) heimdall who is played by a black man
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
41
No
9
13
BumbleBee
Sort of? A lot of other people are killed trying to protect him, but he is the first major character to die.
Movie • 1997 Report
Yes
40
No
0
10
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 • 2020 Report
Yes
39
No
25
23
sopheverlasting
[SPOILER] Not "first" technically, but the only two people with speaking roles and names to die are black.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
39
No
0
14
PersonYeah
There are deaths before but he is the first of the characters we get to know that dies
Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
39
No
3
9
DoritoPrincess
The first on-screen murder in the movie is Patrick Bateman killing a black homeless man and his dog.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
38
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 • 1994 Report
Yes
37
No
2
5
tangerines
Bubba is the first major character to die while fighting with Forrest in Vietnam.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
35
No
0
11
absoluteloverboy
He dies when he goes to the basement.
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
34
No
3
7
nickg
The first character to die is a black woman.
Anime • 2009 Report
Yes
31
No
21
12
YoshikageKira
The first main character to die to Part 3 is the black guy
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
29
No
1
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
27
No
8
1
RidleyMathers
coven
1
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 • 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.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
25
No
5
7
Bitbat
Robin, Hughies girlfriend dies at the start of the show in graphic detail.
Yes
24
No
5
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
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
22
No
3
7
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 • 2020 Report
Yes
20
No
3
4
MayorMayo
The first main character death is in fact the black best friend
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
20
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.
Movie • 2003 Report
Yes
20
No
3
10
Jarguen
The black woman is the first shown death, but chronologically she isn't the first to die
Movie • 1984 Report
Yes
19
No
2
8
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
19
No
1
7
thecandymancan
It is almost a completely black cast.
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
18
No
2
3
Snomberry
The opening scene has a black guy falling off a roof and dying
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
18
No
7
9
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.]
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Abryn5
No, but the only black guy dies very, very early.