Some series kill off the main character/s. This is especially common in Shakespearean tragedies and some horror movies. On occasion they are revived.
- Ellen Ripley - Jumped into the furnace to kill the new xenomorph queen inside her. (Alien; Aliens; Alien 3)
A Nightmare on Elm StreetEdit
- Nancy Thompson - Stabbed by Freddy with his clawed glove. (A Nightmare on Elm Street; Killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
- Donald Thompson - Impaled on the tail fin of a car by Freddy, who was possessing his bones that Donald and Neil were about to bury on holy ground. (A Nightmare on Elm Street; Killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
- Kristen Parker - Thrown into a furnace by Freddy. (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3; Killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)
- Roland Kincaid - Stabbed by Freddy with his clawed glove in the dream world, killing him in the real world. (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3; Killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)
- Joey Krusel - Pulled into his waterbed and stabbed by Freddy, drowning him. His body was discovered in the waterbed with no explanation as to how he got in there. (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3; Killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)
- Dan Jordan - Fused with a motorcycle by Freddy in the dream world, which caused him to crash in the real world. This appeared to be a regular driving accident, and some even suspected drunk driving despite the fact that Dan didn't drink. (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4; Killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5)
- Harry Stamper - Blew himself up along with the meteor, and was vaporized
Beast Wars/Beast MachinesEdit
- Optimus Primal - Fell into the core of Cybertron along with Megatron, destroying them both.
Buffy the Vampire SlayerEdit
- Buffy Summers - Bitten by the Master and drowned in a small pool of water. Revived by Xander with CPR
- Buffy Summers - Jumped into a demon portal, sacrificing herself to close all the portals opened by Glory. Her body was left intact and her soul went to Heaven. She was later revived by Willow
- Prue Halliwell - Blasted through a wall by Shax, and died of blood loss. (Seasons 1-3)
This is the only permanent death of a Charmed One; for instances where they were revived, they have their own page.
- Johnny Smith - Shot by a security guard
- Light Yagami - Died of a heart attack when Ryuk wrote his name in the Death Note. (protagonist villain)
- Donnie Darko - Killed by a falling jet engine. (Donnie Darko)
- Goku - Killed by Piccolo's Special Beam Canon while holding Raditz in place, sacrificing himself to make sure Raditz was killed. He was later wished back with the Dragonballs
- Goku - Killed by Cell's selfdestruct. He was later revived by Old Kai giving him his life
- Peter, Susan, Edward, and Lucy - Run over by Jack with the Pirates of the Caribbean wheel
- Carter Daniels - Crushed by a giant neon sign (Final Destination)
- Alex Browning - Killed off-screen prior to Final Destination 2 by a falling brick. (Final Destination)
- Clear Rivers - Killed in the oxygen tank explosion that also kills Eugene Dix (Final Destination; Killed in Final Destination 2)
- Wendy Christensen - Killed in a freak subway crash (Final Destination 3)
- Kevin Fischer - Killed in a freak subway crash (Final Destination 3)
- Julie Christensen - Killed in a freak subway crash (Final Destination 3)
- Nick O'Bannon - Propelled into a wall by a truck that crashes into the coffee shop (The Final Destination)
- Lori Milligan - Decapitated by a truck that crashes into the coffee shop (The Final Destination)
- Janet Cunningham - Crushed under the tires of a truck that crashes into the coffee shop (The Final Destination)
- Sam Lawton - Killed in the Flight 180 explosion from Final Destination (Final Destination 5)
- Molly Harper - Killed in the Flight 180 explosion from Final Destination (Final Destination 5)
- Nathan Sears - Crushed by falling landing gear from the Flight 180 explosion (Final Destination 5)
Friday the 13thEdit
- Alice Hardy - Stabbed in the head by Jason with an ice pick. (Friday the 13th; Killed in Friday the 13th Part 2)
- Crazy Ralph - Strangled by Jason with barbed wire. (Friday the 13th; Killed in Friday the 13th Part 2)
Game of ThronesEdit
- King Robert Baratheon - Mauled by a boar on a hunting trip. (Season 1)
- Lord Ned "Eddard" Stark - Decapitated by Ser Ilyn, on Joffrey's orders. (Season 1)
- King Robb Stark - Stabbed in the chest by Roose Bolton, under Tywin's orders. (Season 3)
- Lady Catelyn Stark - Throat slit by Black Walder Rivers, under Walder Frey's orders. (Season 3)
- Lord Commander Jon Snow - Stabbed in the chest by Ser Alliser Thorne, Bowen Marsh, Othell Yarwyck and Olly. He is later resurrected in Season 6. (Season 5)
- Queen Margaery Tyrell - Incinerated in a wildfire explosion caused by Cersei. (Season 6)
- Maximus - Mortally wounded by Commodus
God of WarEdit
- Kratos - Impaled by Ares throwing a pillar at him. He escaped from Hades with the help of the Gravedigger (implied to be Zeus)
- Laurie Strode - In the 4-5-6 timeline, is mentioned to be killed in a car crash. In the 7-8 timeline, stabbed in the back by Michael, who then pulls the knife out and lets her fall to her death. (Halloween; Halloween II; H20; Killed in Halloween Resurrection)
- Dr. Samuel Loomis - Killed offscreen by Michael. Debatable; all we hear is his scream, but it could also be because he saw that Michael was gone, although the sound of a knife is heard as well.
- Marion Chambers - Throat slit with kitchen knife by Michael
- Jamie Lloyd - Impaled on a corn thresher by Michael. (Halloween 4; Halloween 5; Killed in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers)
- Rachel Carruthers - Stabbed by Michael Myers
- Sheriff Ben Meeker - Shot by Dr Terence Wynn
- Hamlet - Wounded by Laertes with a poisoned sword
- Macbeth - Killed in a duel by Macduff. (protagonist villain)
- Mario - Trapped in a magic box and blown up by Dimentio. Revived (Paper Mario series)
Marvel Cinematic UniverseEdit
- Gamora - Thrown off a cliff by Thanos. (Guardians of the Galaxy; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
- T'Challa/Black Panther - Disintegrated into ashes by Thanos with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. (Black Panther)
- Groot - Disintegrated into ashes by Thanos with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. (Guardians of the Galaxy; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
- Drax the Destroyer - Disintegrated into ashes by Thanos with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. (Guardians of the Galaxy; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
- Peter Quill/Star-Lord - Disintegrated into ashes by Thanos with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. (Guardians of the Galaxy; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
- Doctor Strange - Disintegrated into ashes by Thanos with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. (Doctor Strange)
- Peter Parker/Spider-Man - Disintegrated into ashes by Thanos with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
- Neo Anderson - Killed when the Deus Ex Machina sent energy through him to destroy Agent Smith.
Men in BlackEdit
- Agent Kay - Killed by Boris the Animal, who travelled back in time. This was later prevented by Jay, restoring the timeline.
Mystery Science Theater 3000Edit
- Jonah Heston - Eaten by Reptilicus Metallicus. (Season 11)
- Jack Harper - He and Beech blew themselves up with a bomb to destroy Sally
Phantom of the ParadiseEdit
- Winslow Leach - Stabbed himself with a knife. He survived due to his contract with Swan, but when he killed Swan, he was no longer immortal and died of the injury.
- Pinocchio - Killed when Monstro rammed into a wall while he was protecting Gepetto. He was revived when the Blue Fairy turned him human.
Pirates of the CaribbeanEdit
- Captain Jack Sparrow - Eaten by the kraken and taken to Davy Jones's Locker. He was later rescued from the locker, effectively reviving him.
See Ash Ketchum
Pacific Rim (2013 and 2018) Edit
Romeo and JulietEdit
- Romeo - Drank poison because he thought Juliet was dead
- Juliet - Stabbed herself with a knife. (In the 1996 version, she shoots herself)
- Adam Stanheight - Suffocated by Amanda with plastic wrap. (Saw; Death shown in Saw III)
- Detective Eric Matthews - Head crushed between two blocks of ice triggered by Rigg opening the door before the timer was up. (Saw II; Killed in Saw IV)
- Jeff Reinhart - Shot by Strahm when he waved his gun in a threatening manner. (Saw III; Killed in Saw IV)
- Lt. Daniel Rigg - Shot by Eric Matthews and died of blood loss. (Saw IV)
- Special Agent Peter Strahm - Crushed by walls closing in triggered by throwing Hoffman into the glass box. (Saw V)
- William Easton - Injected with hydrofluoric acid triggered by Brent activating a switch as revenge for his father's death. (Saw VI)
- Cindy Campbell - Hit by a car. She inexplicably returns from the dead for the sequels.
- Brenda Meeks - Stabbed to death by angry movie goers, somehow returns from the dead for the sequel. Killed by Tabitha, off screen, again returns to life in sequel. (Killed in Scary Movie; Scary Movie 2; Killed in Scary Movie 3; Scary Movie 4)
- Marv - Executed by electric chair for killing Cardinal Roark.
- John Hartigan - Shot himself in the head to protect Nancy from Senator Roark.
Sonic the HedgehogEdit
- Sonic the Hedgehog - Killed when Mephiles shot an energy wave through him. He was later revived by Elise, and the events of the game were later undone.
- Spartacus - Impaled by three Roman soldiers with spears.
- Captain Kirk - Metal structure he was on fell a great distance during the fight with Soran. (Original series; Killed in Generations)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi - Struck down by Darth Vader with his lightsaber. (Prequel trilogy; Killed in A New Hope)
- Anakin Skywalker - Electrocuted by Palpatine while in the process of throwing him into the main reactor. (Prequel trilogy; Killed in Return of the Jedi)
- Qui-Gon Jinn - Stabbed in the stomach by Darth Maul.
- Mace Windu - Hand cut off by Anakin, then blasted out of the window with Sith lightning by Sidious.
- Padmé Amidala - Force-choked by Vader, then later died during childbirth from her injuries and losing the will to live at seeing what her beloved had become.
- Jyn Erso - Killed in the explosion of the Citadel.
- Yoda - Died of old age. In death his body disappeared, and he returned as a ghost.
- Han Solo - Stabbed by Kylo Ren and thrown off a bridge.
- Luke Skywalker - Used up all his power for an astral projection. (Original trilogy)
- Kyle Reese - Killed in explosion of a pipe bomb he tried to kill the Terminator with. (The Terminator)
- The Terminator - Lowered into a pool of lava by Sarah at his request. (Terminator II)
- Sarah Connor - Died of leukemia sometime before Termintor III. (The Terminator)
- The Terminator - Blew himself up with a bomb to kill the TX. (Terminator III)
- John Connor - In the future, will be killed by the Terminator featured in Terminator III before he was reprogrammed. (Terminator II; Terminator III)
The Texas Chainsaw MassacreEdit
- Lt. Lefty Enright - Blown up by Drayton with a grenade, along with most of the cannibals. (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2)
- Andre Marek - Chose to stay in the past, and the presumed cause of death is old age, as it is said he and Claire lived a full joyous life together.
- The Comedian - Thrown out a window by Ozymadias.
- Rorschach - Disintegrated by Dr. Manhattan.
West Side StoryEdit
- Tony Wyzek - Shot by Chino Martin.
- Riff Lorton - Stabbed by Bernardo Nunez.
- Link - The Links of Skyward Sword, The Minish Cap, Four Swords, Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask, The Wind Waker/Phantom Hourglass, and Twilight Princess will be dead of old age by the time of Spirit Tracks (Adult timeline) and Four Swords Adventure (Child timeline).