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Has a long-running series EVER killed off a regular character with dignity? Not including offscreen deaths like Edna Krabappel.
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Wan Piss, but that's /a/.
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mrenter please go
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Mr. Freeze's final death in Batman Beyond.
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>>64523357
That guy, man. I really hope his 'anger' isn't genuine because no regular person can be that obsessive over the quality of children's cartoons. The fact that he's also a MLP fan is the cherry on a shit sundae.
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>>64523470
>The fact that he's also a MLP fan is the cherry on a shit sundae.

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_r7BUjISO0

>skip to 8:00

oh man, oh boy
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Poochie. I cried for days.
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>>64523291
Archie?
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Pic not related?
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Define "with dignity".
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>>64523291
>Not including offscreen deaths like Edna Krabappel.

wait what?
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>>64523769
Edna died off-screen late last season because her VA passed away last year.
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Does DBZ count? Or is that too anime? Not everyone who died came back to life.
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Life With Archie did this...twice.
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>>64523996
>DBZ
>or is that too anime
I don't know, what the fuck do you think?
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>>64524158
Isn't Life with Archie the Archie equivalent of an Elseworlds?
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What do you count as long-running?
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It's fine? Why would you leave it up to me to decide, stupid?
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>>64524231
I was pretty mad about them killing off scorpinok and terrosaur so unceremoniously
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>>64524381
Gotta make room for the new toys. Waspinator was originally going to be killed instead of Terrorsaur.
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>>64523623
I never cared about that guy, but that moment you pinpointed, wow, it gave me a hard laugh.

What's with people self-diagnostic themselves with depression, aspergers and mild autism? I get it if you are doing it for autismbucks, but why would anyone do it for free?
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>>64523291
Well, the problem is that usually characters in long-running shows end up killed off either because their actor is fired or because they die. In the first situation the death is sort of a middle finger to the actor, while the second is pretty much impossible to not do offscreen.

That being said, Laverne's death in Scrubs wasn't half bad.
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Obviously his death was appropriately undignified, but I like the way the after-effects of 24 was handled.
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>>64524540

>but why would anyone do it for free?

So they can become janitors on an imageboard
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>>64523769
>>64523826
Oh shoot, I just reread that. They actually KILLED off the character? Man, just let her elope to Hawaii with the REAL Seymour Skinner or something.
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>>64523291
And stayed dead? If not, Buffy's death was actually really well done. It actually summed up her entire life beautifully.
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>>64524617
At least they have the respect of the entire board, and a girlfriend? Right?
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>>64523356
Ace and Whitebeard were never regular characters
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>>64524670
Buffy as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Didn't her mom die off, too? I had to watch part of that episode for a class.
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>>64524721

>At least they have the respect of the entire board, and a girlfriend? Right?

Anon....We need to talk
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>>64524794
She came back.

>>64524627
But then Skinner would be gone.
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Cotton Hill, maybe? He was kinda a dick, but that's pretty in character for him.
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>>64524862
No no, the "REAL Seymour Skinner."
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>>64524794
Yeah, Joyce died as well. Buffy's death didn't stick when they got picked up by a new network, but the actual death was a really powerful end to the show about a girl who just kept on sacrificing herself for others.
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>>64524794
>I had to watch part of that episode for a class.

what the fuck class was this
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>>64524915
Critical Studies TV. Think we observing how ambient sound is used in the narrative.
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>>64524875
>He was kinda a dick
Peggy pls
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As Told By Ginger: Carl had fucked over his teacher and was going to apologize to her but she'd passed away suddenly (as did her voice actress), so he had to learn a lesson about not being a dick because you can't always take it back. It was handled quite somberly.

Also that one person who died on Sesame Street.

But for the record, on-screen deaths are inherently without dignity.
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>>64524755
Ace was a regular character. He showed up during the arabasta arc which was like episode 130-something and then he'd make regular appearances every once in awhile especially between arcs. Hell he was even in all 30 episodes of luffy's origin arc. I'd say he was practically an unofficial member of luffy's crew even.

But I think the poster was more referring to the many other character deaths, lots of which took place during character origins and flashbacks. My favorite has to be Dr. Hiluluk. Oda knows how to kill characters off and not make it seem cheap and at the same time its very emotional.
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Good a time as any for this:
>www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpGZTdt6538
RIP in Peace Brian Griffin, (1999-2013, 2013-)

This, too.
>www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bmdIeyrMfo
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OntPrsFbp1s
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>>64523291
Yes. Sesame Street handling the death of Mr Hooper.
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>>64523291
>Also that one person who died on Sesame Street.

It was Mr. Hooper, the original owner of Hooper's Store.
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>>64525521
You son of a bitch.
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>>64525521
>Dem grade school feels
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>>64525131
The greatest goddamn doctor that world ever knew.

Not many people can cure a country's soul.
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>>64525765
>THIS IS CNN
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Robin Williams.
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>>64524481
It's a pity they didn't make Waspinator Transmetal though, but I suppose having him blown apart all the time doesn't do well to advertise the new toy.
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>>64524875
Looks like this is the best non-/a/ example in the thread so far.
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>>64524891
He doesn't get it.
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Optimus Prime in the transformers movie. It broke my heart.
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/co/ I offer you the best /thread answers. Pic beyond related.

The final episode could not have been more calm, sad, and dignified as David the Gnome's passing.
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>>64523291
Trigun but I guess that is /a/ but fuck that no it is not.
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That was basically this series' gimmick.
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>>64525131
He was hardly an unofficial crew member. Any arc guest star was about the same level. Still, important guy.
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>>64525721
"A man can not truly die if he is not forgotten." One of my favorite quotes from one piece.
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Until he got better, at least.
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>>64528809
>tfw everyone that can remember you after you die also die so no one remembers you and you are truly dead
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>>64528741
>He was hardly an unofficial crew member.
Luffy nearly gave his life trying to save him. Ace was his brother and in luffy's backstory, Ace, Luffy, and Sabo made a kind of proto-strawhat crew which was run similarly to have luffy captains his own crew. I think its fair to say that Ace was luffy's original nakama before meeting anyone especially after losing Sabo.
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>>64528704
>Badger's death

shit hit close, actually had a dementing grandfather close to death
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>>64528856
Its ok though. How I figure it. the lady doctor and Chopper aren't immortal either and the doctor knew that but still as long as you die knowing others will carry on your memory with them it doesn't matter that you will be forgotten eventually.
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>>64523623

Is..is this real life?
I'm scared anon, hold me.
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Kinda?
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>>64523291
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Seinfeld killed Susan.
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One of many.
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>>64529433
Fuck you,anon.
You had to remind me,you fucking asshole.
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>>64525799
stream it
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>>64523996
Who died that was a regular character?
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>>64531215
I think Tien and Chautsu eventually did. Or rather "decided to stay in Heaven." Maybe Yamcha, too.
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>>64531215
Technically Goku died like 79 times, and Krillin was a blood sacrifice that let Goku become a super Saiyan.
And Vegeta exploded to try and kill Majin Buu.
They didn't stay dead, but they were dead for awhile.
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>>64532918

Didn't GT kill off Piccolo at the end?
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>>64532765
They came back. Tien was official "buying time" guy because his triangle beamspam shit could stop even Majin Boo and Cell.
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>>64532970
Yes, but I don't really think it counts. He died in one arc, but was still doing plot-relevant shit in the next arc that made him pretty vital to the protagonists.
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>>64528130
i thought he did go transmetal?
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>>64532918
Goku dies twice. Once when Piccolo kills him and Raditz, once when Cell blows him the fuck up.
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>>64528507
so was that third gnome a virgin or something?
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>>64533657
No he stayed the same the entire series and became the leader of the motorbike faction in beast machines.
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>>64524755
Merry was though ;_:
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>>64523291
Goku
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>>64527971
Life isn't a long running series.
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>>64524177
oh fuck off

no one said shit about anime

and shut the fuck up about "baww this is /co/" because what the fuck do you think this site was made for? this is an anime site

newfags, holy shit
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>>64533010
>because his triangle beamspam shit could stop even Majin Boo

tien didnt do a fucking thing against buu

he had the element of surprise, thats it
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Maude Flanders, unless the method is too undignified. Personally I'd be honoured to go out via t-shirt gun.
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>>64523291
Anyone, ANYONE who cried during this scene is fucking brain dead.

I'm sorry, but shows like FG get no emotional scenes.
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>>64535285
>no one said shit about anime

Yeah, guess you have to specify on the board for COMICS and CARTOONS.
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>>64523623
Oh god, what a fag.
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[Spoiler]Iron Giant
"Superman"
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>>64535681
>a long-running series
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Star Trek.
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Didn't the lunch lady from Arthur die of cancer?
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B'Wana Beast on TBatB?
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>>64523291
Kenny....but then he came back
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I know this isn't a cartoon, but Lost did with regularity.
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>>64528887
Sabo is alive though
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>>64523623
So who is this guy?
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Well the boys in Venture Brothers, and henchman 24
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>>64523356
>Wan Piss
Wow, people are still using this?

I mean it's not like it was ever clever.
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>>64524231
Dinobot's death is still one my favorite deaths ever.

Fucker fought to the very last breath and won.
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>>64525037
Man, As Told By Ginger was weird at times but when it did slice of life good, it did it very, very good.

If only that art wasn't so weird.
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>>64525765
>if you said Bleeding Gums Murphy or Professor Marvin Monroe, you are wrong! They were never popular.
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>>64524540
>What's with people self-diagnosing themselves with depression, aspergers and mild autism?
Self-diagnosing is very helpful for those disorders/diseases. However some people are just homokings and don't actually go to a doctor or therapist or anything and just wallow and winge on the internet about it.
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Didn't someone get a tattoo of Brian saying R.I.P or something like that, and then 2 episodes later Brian comes back
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>>64523623
>>64535499

Wow, you guys are fucking assholes.

>DON'T EVER ADMIT TO HAVING A DISABILITY
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>>64524540
>assuming it's self-diagnosis

Have you watched his videos? He's a total sperg. And there's nothing wrong with that.
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>>64538355
I don't give a fuck what he has, the point is he's an asshole. He brags how he has Asperger's but manages to not be an asshole even though his entire shtick is being a "professional cartoon critic" even though he's too thick to understand the shows.
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>>64538403
Why the fuck did I say "even though" so much...
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>>64538403
Being shitty at your hobby doesn't make you an asshole. At least, I'd like to think it doesn't. I haven't written anything in ages because I'm afraid of being consumed by that mentality, or at least attacked by people who hold it.
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>>64524231
This is the best answer. Also Rhinox. Yes, he did have dignity. A bunch of other characters got good deaths in that, too, but a lot of them were just killed off in droves in season finales, so maybe it doesn't count as much.

Family Guy killed off Diane Simmons.

American Dad killed Stan's father, or he turned into Krampus or something.

>>64524875
This is a good example. Also Buckley.

Superman The Animated Series had a great death for Dan Turpin, which was used as a sort of cartoon funeral for Jack Kirby, complete with cameos from a bunch of his characters, including Marvel ones.

Solomon Grundy had a great death in JLU.

Smallville killed off Jimmy Olsen, of all people. His death wasn't that bad except for the part where they said he wasn't the real Jimmy Olsen all along. The deaths of Pa Kent and Lionel Luthor were really good, too. And Dr. Swann died offscreen but they treated it with respect and his character still had importance. In the Season 11 comic they say it was in his will to establish STAR LABS with his estate.

ReBoot faked us out with deaths a lot but then they all came back somehow. All those deaths were really good, though. And Hexidecimal's was real, too.

>>64535419
Fuck you. My dog had died like a week before and that scene had me crying like a bitch. Still does.
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>>64538517
That's a good point. It just bothers me how when he does one of those "Animated Atrocities" videos he only picks them because the humor offends him or goes over his head, not because of the actual quality of the episode.
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>>64528814
He entered the legend sorta
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>>64534161
If we're going with anime i'd agree about Merry and I also thought Jiraya's death was well done.

As for cartoons i'd say Optimus Prime and even after being revived and reprogrammed to be evil he still sacrificed himself to save people.

Not sure about tv shows tho.
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Chef was killed with dignity.
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