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Kirk Thornton (1956 - )

Film Deaths Edit

  • The Castle of Cagliostro (Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro) (1979) [Count Cagliostro]: Crushed to death between two giant clock hands. (See also Taro Ishida in the Japanese version and Michael McConnohie in the first English version.)
  • Barefoot Gen (1995; anime) [Daikichi Nakaoka]: Burned to death along with his son (Brianne Siddall), and daughter (Wendee Lee) when their house collapses on them and catches on fire following the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima.
  • Ninja Scroll (1995; anime) [Hanza / Mujuro Utsutsu]: Hanza, on top of his arms being torn off by Tessai (Kevin Seymour) earlier, gets turned into a living bomb by Zakuro (Riva Spier), being blown up in a vain attempt to kill Kagero (Wendee Lee). Utsutsu dies upon being impaled by Jubei (Dean Wein) after his strike gets blocked by Kagero. (For the Japanese versions of Hanza's and Utsutsu's deaths, see Katsuji Mori and Norio Wakamoto).
  • Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1999; anime) [Ortega]: Killed when his Dom gets blown to pieces by Sayla (Olivia Bardeau) with the Core Booster's laser cannons.

TV Deaths Edit

  • 3×3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Beast: The Return (Kikan no shō) (1995) [Benares / Chōkai]: Playing a dual role, "Benares" is destroyed by Rebecca Forstadt's powers. "Chōkai" explodes after being hit by Eddie Frierson's powers. (See also Akio Ōtsuka in the original Japanese version and Earl Boen in the second English version for "Benares" and Yuusaku Yara in the original Japanese version and Ralph Lister in the second English version for "Chōkai".)
  • Fist of the North Star: The Fist of Lingering Regret and Certain Death!! The Future is Sighted in the Barren Wasteland!! (1999; anime) [Spade]: Blown to pieces as a result of Kenshiro (Lex Lang) using the Hokuto Shin Ken technique North Star Fist of Remaining Regrets.
  • Fist of the North Star: There Is No Looking Back! Only Hating Evil, And Striking Toki Down!! (2000; anime) [Amiba]: Due to having his hands blown off in a botched attempt to power himself up, he gets attacked by an angry Kenshiro (Lex Lang) using the Burden of Regret Walk Fist technique, causing him to walk backwards to the roof of his castle. Completely panicking, he tries to reaffirm himself as a genius. Once he falls, he calls out for Raoh (John Snyder) as he explodes into bloody pieces.
  • Cowboy Bebop: Asteroid Blues (2001; anime) [Asimov Solenson]: Heavily overdosed on the Bloody Eye drug, he gets shot in the head by Katrina (Katia Moraes).
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory: A Storm Raging Through (2002; anime) [Anavel Gato]: Crashes the heavily-damaged Neue Ziel mobile armor into a Federation Salamis cruiser in a kamikaze run, killing himself along with the crew of the Salamis cruiser as they both explode.
  • Gungrave: Die (2004; anime) [Brandon Heat]: Shot several times by Harry McDowell (Tony Oliver), then shot through his left eye before being pushed out the elevator window. Since the event occurred in flashback, by the time the series began, Brandon was resurrected by Dr. Tokioka (William Knight) with necrotechnology as Beyond the Grave.
  • Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG: IN: Return to Patriotism - Endless Gig (2006; anime) [Hideo Kuze]: Killed with nanomachines by American Empire agents. As he dies, he looks at his origami crane and says that he's going on ahead, implying that his ghost is still venturing into the net.
  • Gun X Sword: Tuxedo Blowing in Tomorrow (2007; anime) [The Claw]: Cut in half by an enraged Van (David Vincent) as revenge for killing his bride.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Tipping Points (2012; animated) [Sanjay Rash]: Killed by General Kalani (Gregg Berger) with a blaster shot to the chest when he protested against Count Dooku's (Corey Burton) decision to pull the droid army back to Agamar.

Video Game Deaths Edit

  • Persona 4 (2008) [Kinshiro "King Moron" Morooka]: Killed (off-screen) when Kyle Hebert sends him to the TV World; his body is shown being placed upside down.
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (2009) [Harry Mason]: Dies (off-screen) of a car accident that took place before the events of the game; he appears as a mental manifestation created by Cheryl Heather Mason.



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