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Death of protagonist

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One or more of the main characters die as part of the plot, especially in case of the protagonist.

99
games
24
platforms

Alternate name: Death of a main character

The first video game about Death of protagonist was released in 1988.

2K Games, Origin Systems and Telltale Games has published most of these games

In rare cases, this is not a spoiler. It is sometimes made clear in the game manual and game itself that the player will be directing the protagonist's life to its rational end (often death of old age/natural causes).

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Antagonists should not be considered for this tag, even though they're main characters in the overall plot.

Parent groups

Life simulation, Plot points, Spoilers

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Platforms

Windows 34
Linux 19
Mac OS X 5
PS2 5
PS3 5
MS-DOS 4
X360 4
NES 2
Mac OS Classic 2
Amiga 2
Switch 2
Xbox 2
Nintendo DS 2
PS 1
OS/2 1
PS Vita 1
C64 1
Amiga AGA 1
Atari ST 1
Tandy Coco 1
Apple IIGS 1
Flash 1
SNES 1
Apple II E 1

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