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)
- Kristen Parker - Thrown into a furnace by Freddy. (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3; Killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)
- Harry Stamper - 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
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)
- 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.
- 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
- Michael Scofield - Killed offscreen before the epilogue of the final episode
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.
- 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).