10 Death Flags That Mean An Anime Character is Probably Going to Die Death flags are hints in anime that a character will die soon. Whether it"s reminiscing on the past or being named Krillin here"s the tell tale signs.

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Good anime breaks hearts, & that is a fact. Fans of anime tend to like darker themes, which means lots of death. If you watch a lot of anime, you begin to lớn see the signs of a character who is about khổng lồ die. Some shows like to prepare their viewers in a certain way that gets recognizable. This is actually true for all forms of truyền thông media such as literature, T.V. Shows, và movies. It is not exactly foreshadowed, but character deaths can typically follow certain patterns.

So if you want to try lớn get better at recognizing when an anime character is about lớn die, here are ten pointers to lớn keep in mind. Also, spoilers for various anime are ahead!

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Evil characters who turn good often die. This is because they have done so much bad that the only way they can really be redeemed is through self-sacrifice towards the greater good. This definitely does not limit itself to lớn anime. Everyone who takes part in fictional media consumption should know at least one evil character who turned good through self-sacrifice.

This does not happen lớn all evil turned good characters though. Some are able lớn redeem themselves through other means & become some of the most interesting characters of their show.

This is a cheaply done method of trying lớn make you feel even more sad when a character dies. Suddenly, they start reflecting on their past và all the good times they had. They start telling their friends how much they mean to lớn them.

That is not normal behavior. That is a sign that the writers are preparing you for this character"s death & for everyone to lớn be extra sad.

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7 Have Photos Of Their Family

This is similar to when characters suddenly talk a lot about how much they love their friends, except this one is way more subtle. Family photos around a character are often a bad sign. Either they are about to die or at least one thành viên of the family in that photo is dead or going to die.

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Of all the signs, this one is the most stressful lớn watch. By a "point of no return" we mean both in the physical và mental sense. This could mean a character has made themselves into a monster and can never fix what they have wrought. A point of no return means that they have done something that has changed them forever và cannot be taken back.

Lelouch from Code Geass is the best example of this. He could not live with the many sacrifices he made, so he had Suzaku kill him at the end of the show.

5 They Are Too Good For This World

If you are watching a mature anime và see just the sweetest character in the world, then beware, they could be killed in order to get the plot going and/or for the main cast khổng lồ learn something not so great about the world they live in.

Sometimes writers are just sadistic lượt thích that. They know that a cute & lovable character is a perfect target because audiences will feel way more emotional about their death, & thus feel more in line with the also suffering protagonist.

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In the world of storytelling, some characters simply exist as stepping stones for others. Their deaths are catalysts of change in another character. This change could be a vow of revenge, or to kết thúc a war, or to follow in the footsteps of the dead character.

A great example of this is Marco from Attack on Titan. It was his death that got Jean to lớn switch careers và to become less of a jerk to lớn others.

3 You Are Watching An Incredibly Depressing Or Brutal Anime

This one should be obvious. If you are watching an anime in the horror genre, you are going lớn see characters die. In such anime, anyone is fair game. So death will happen, but the question often is who is going to lớn die và when. That is actually much more difficult to lớn predict, as horror shows vì not often prepare their audiences for the death of a character. Sometimes it is all about shock value. Examples of these shows include When They Cry & Another.

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If magic exists và characters can come back from the dead, then you might be seeing everyone drop lượt thích flies. This is because death has no consequence but feels like a major event anyhow. Of course, the best example of an anime that does this is Dragon Ball Z. That anime has so many characters die, và some die a lot. All the characters have to bởi vì is collect the rồng Balls và make a wish for them khổng lồ come back to life. Somehow, they are able to do that quite a lot.

1 You Suddenly Learn About Them Very Quickly

Suddenly learning a lot about a character is a warning sign that they could die soon. The writers want khổng lồ get all the nội dung out for the viewer to lớn get attached before they kill the character off. This means characters suddenly unloading their tragic backstory, their plans for the future, và how they feel about themselves & their current situation.