Major death Concepts

Major death is a anime/manga concept
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Back to life

Also known as resurrection. This is when a previously dead character is restored back to life.

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Decapitation

AKA beheading

Deceased Characters

These characters had died by the end of the manga, anime or movie. Permanently.

Drama

Drama is a concept used in story telling to invoke an emotional reaction from the audience by using serious themes; such as tragedy, suspense, and death.

Execution

The act or an instance of putting to death or being put to death as a lawful penalty.

False Protagonist

A character who is though to be the main protagonist, but isn't.

Fighting Dirty

Sometimes its the only way to win a fight, and sometimes characters just have no honor. Either way these characters don't like to play fair.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Funeral

The Funeral is the act of a burial after a death. Friends and family gather to morn as the body is placed into the ground, or pass along condolences to surviving family.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

Gore

Guts, blood. All that stuff. Mostly seen in violent anime.

Guro

A Form Of anime that depicts extreme injury, mutilation Or death. Normally In a Sexual Manner.

Loss of Innocence

Like real life, anime and manga characters lose their innocence through war, trauma, rape, torture, and many agonizing scenarios.

Martyrdom

To suffer and most likely die for a purpose; whether it be for ideology, symbolism, religion, culture or simply to save another. Most prevalent in anime is to die so someone else will live also known as holy suicide.

No Mercy

When a character doesn't even hesitate to take care of an opponent and shows them no restraint or sympathy at all. Usually a trait in villains but even heroes can prove to be cold blooded when they need to be.

Tragedy

A story or event centered around human misery. Characters in the story face suffering, dread, and destruction.

War

The massive battle of death between 2 factions or nations. Can either be because of religion, need for power or wealth, hatred of the other faction/nation etc.

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