Protagonists should always be killed off.

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  1. Baya Rae 4900

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    To prevent sequels.
     
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    but how will ash ketchup ever defeat the lord voldemort now?
     
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    There will be a spin-off which includes Brock in some way. He discovers that the entire world is actually a videogame made for a device called the GameBoy and that he's the "chosen one" who destined to free the denizens from their interment.
     
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    You forget the protagonist's half-step-brother-cousin-in-law(never previously mentioned)who vows he will avenge him.
     
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    But sequels don't necessarily feature the same protagonist. Same would go for the antagonist.
     
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    Exactly what I said. The execs will find a way.
     
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    Also doesn't stop any random asshole from remaking it
     
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    Psycho, anyone?
     
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    also : prequels.
     
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    I immediately thought Star Wars.
     
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    I'm not saying it's a perfect solution but it will gut 70% or more of the shitty sequels out there right now.
     
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    "Donnie Darko"'s protagonist died, and it got a sequel
     
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    And The Thing.

    I've seen the trailer of the new movie and it looks okay, but... you can't really replace Kurt Russell with Ramona Flowers or put someone in charge that isn't John Carpenter.
     
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    I really appreciate it when a movie/tv show kills of their main character. Like Game of Thrones knocking off Ned. That's respecting the audience right there.
     
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    I remember No Country For Old Men killed off one of it's main characters off-screen.
     
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    Against the original director's will, and direct-to-video.
     
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    Yes! That movie is amazing for little things like that. He doesn't even get a dramatic death from Anton or something. He just gets wiped out by the Mexican cartel. God, that movie is a nihilistic wonderland.
     
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    That movie was a remake of The Thing From Another World.
     
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    And the Sheriff doesn't even come close to finding Anton, who manages to get the case.
     
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    I know. I just mentioned it because the new remake belongs to this lame branch of uneccessary remakes of popular horror films of the 70's and the 80's.
     
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    At least this one isn't made by Michael Bay.
     
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    In my opinion Harry Potter should have die, I mean he was acting like a martyr and yet don't die.
     
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    Why can't the bad guy have a chance to win?
     
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    I"m sure there are a lot of movies where the bad guy wins. No Country For Old Men is an example.
     
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    I prefer a story without good guys because, let's face it, the only good guys that exist in real life aren't the kind that drive the story along.
     
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    Moral choices in games are almost always bullshit.
     
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    I disagree. In games where you're meant to be a good guy it's nice being able to be a dick. It makes me think of how, when we need help, we all turn to dicks.
     
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    What I mean is that they are completely unrealistic. Most of the time when you have to make an important moral choice, the choices aren't just black and white.
     
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    Indeed. Most times you have to pick between two morally ambiguous and shitty options. Like in GTA4.
     
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    Infamous 2 really pissed me off recently. The good storyline was actually intriguing, but the evil storyline made no sense. It would be nice if developers could make a realistic good/evil choice, where there is an actual reason to pick the evil choice besides to just be a douchebag.