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Old 06-23-18, 04:39 PM
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Sequels that unceremoniously dispatch an original character

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Tank, in Matrix: Reloaded
Sarah Connor, in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Newt & Hicks, in Alien3
Mako, in Pacific Rim: Uprising

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Old 06-23-18, 04:48 PM
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Re: Sequels that unceremoniously dispatch an original character

Emily Blunt, Sicario 2

Yeah, I know she didn’t die, but she’s not it.
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Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
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Does Blofeld in For Your Eyes Only qualify?
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Duke in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. i still can't believe how dumb it is...
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Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) - The Fly II
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Cyclops in XMen Last Stand. All because of Singer and to make that terrible Superman movie.

The Warriors Three in Thor Ragnarok. At first I wasn't even sure it was the same actors, the way Fandral and Volstagg got jobbed.

Then all the asgardians get jobbed in IW again. I guess Loki and Heimdall actually do something in the movie but after pretty much starring roles in Thor Ragnarok every single character is basically easily taken out or not even seen.

And of course Admiral Ackbar.

The animated Transformers the Movie wasn't a sequel to a movie but man the death toll was high coming off the tv cartoon. But gotta sell those new toys.

Kenobi in A New Hope. We have three movies of this guy kicking butt, then they recast him with an old guy and he basically just gives up after a super lame lightsaber battle that doesn't even have any jumping around or anything.

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Gotta go with Newt and Hicks in Alien3. Off screen, before the movie, no less! What a horrible decision that was...
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Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Gotta go with Newt and Hicks in Alien3. Off screen, before the movie, no less! What a horrible decision that was...
I think Alien3 was a horrible decision all around, but the behind-the-scenes documentary about it was amazing.
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Re: Sequels that unceremoniously dispatch an original character

I'd nominate arguably the most notorious... Crispin Glover in Back to the Future II.
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Tom Hagen - Godfather III
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
I'd nominate arguably the most notorious... Crispin Glover in Back to the Future II.
I took the topic to be the character dies off screen. We see George in the third film (played by a different actor).
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Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Gotta go with Newt and Hicks in Alien3. Off screen, before the movie, no less! What a horrible decision that was...
This. And likewise for killing off Elizabeth Shaw in the god awful "Alien: Covenant". Fuck you Ridley Scott.
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Halloween: Resurrection - RIP Laurie Strode (at least until Halloween 2018 comes out)

Sam Witwicky is heavily implied to have been killed off in between the LaBoeuf Transformers movies and the Wahlberg Transformers movies. A rather sad fate considering he was the lead character in the first three movies.

Franka Potente's character of Marie is taken out within the first 15 minutes or so of The Bourne Supremacy despite being the female lead in The Bourne Identity.
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Franka Potente's character of Marie is taken out within the first 15 minutes or so of The Bourne Supremacy despite being the female lead in The Bourne Identity.
Oh yeah. This pissed me off too.
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Sam Witwicky is heavily implied to have been killed off in between the LaBoeuf Transformers movies and the Wahlberg Transformers movies. A rather sad fate considering he was the lead character in the first three movies.
I missed that part. I’m sure I would have remembered a point when I exclaimed “fuck yes” if I noticed it. Much like when they offed TJ Miller.
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Vin Diesel's Xander Cage after xXx and going into xXx: State of the Union. He was "killed off" via a DVD extra feature. But, that was retconned in the 3rd movie.

Jean-Claude Van Damme's Kurt Sloan was killed offscreen in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back even though he was the lead in the 1st movie.
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
I missed that part. I’m sure I would have remembered a point when I exclaimed “fuck yes” if I noticed it. Much like when they offed TJ Miller.
It was heavily implied in Transformers: The Last Knight that Sam was dead in 1 scene in the movie talking about the lineage of the Witwicky family.
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Star Trek: Generations

and we all know who that "original" character is
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Logan.

Most, if not all, of the other X-Men were dead when the movie began.
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Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
This is usually my first thought when these types of threads arrive.

It always bothered me, plus the fact that there clothes are suddenly clean after the events of part 1
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
Kenobi in A New Hope. We have three movies of this guy kicking butt, then they recast him with an old guy and he basically just gives up after a super lame lightsaber battle that doesn't even have any jumping around or anything.
I know what you're going for but for all intents and purposes, ANH was the first movie and the prequels are the sequels
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Jason Voorhees-Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
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Mace at the beginning of the second Ewok movie.

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