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Death's list is the set of people who are meant to die under Death's design, a plan which apparently regulates the events and ultimate demise of everyone in the world. If someone deviates from or "cheats" the death that is set for them, Death will then create a new design and come back for them, usually killing them in the worst and most painful way possible.

If multiple people escape their intended deaths, then Death will kill them in the order they were meant to die in originally, though it can deviate from this rule. For example, in Final Destination 2, Death kills off the survivors of the Route 23 pileup in reverse order to seal the rift caused by the survival of the passengers from Flight 180, which had ripple effects causing others to avoid their intended deaths. The order can also change based on whether you alter the position of someone who was meant to die previously, as with Jonathan Groves, who originally moved seats to accommodate Nick O'Bannon and his friends in the original premonition of the McKinley Speedway disaster but remained in his original position after they left abruptly, allowing him to survive slightly longer.

Death's Original Lists[]

These are Death's original lists from the entire film series as they played out in each of the visionaries' premonitions.

Final Destination[]

Position Name Cause of Death
1. Tod Waggner Struck by falling luggage and incinerated in plane explosion
2. Terry Chaney Possibly struck by falling luggage and incinerated in plane explosion
3. Valerie Lewton Incinerated in plane explosion
4. Carter Horton Incinerated in plane explosion
5. Billy Hitchcock Incinerated in plane explosion
6. Clear Rivers Incinerated in plane explosion
7. Alex Browning Incinerated in plane explosion

Final Destination 2[]

Position Name Cause of Death
1. Thomas Burke Obliterated by log through windshield
2. Eugene Dix Crushed by motorcycle
3. Rory Peters Hit and incinerated by garbage truck
4. Kat Jennings Crashed into log
5. Nora Carpenter Drove into log and incinerated by explosion
6. Tim Carpenter Drove into log and incinerated by explosion
7. Evan Lewis Hit and incinerated by truck
8-11. Kimberly Corman, Shaina McKlank, Frankie Whitman and Dano Estevez Hit by truck

Final Destination 3[]

Position Name Cause of Death
1-2. Ashley Freund and Ashlyn Halperin Thrown from roller coaster and fell to death
3. Frankie Cheeks Thrown from roller coaster and fell to death
4. Lewis Romero Fell from roller coaster and smashed against support beam
5. Ian McKinley Fell to death
6. Erin Ulmer Fell to death
7. Julie Christensen Fell to death
8. Perry Malinowski Fell to death
9. Kevin Fischer Cut in half by broken pole
10. Wendy Christensen Thrown from roller coaster and fell to death

The Final Destination[]

Position Name Cause of Death
1. Nadia Monroy Decapitated by car tire
2. Carter Daniels Bisected by flying car hood
3. Samantha Lane Trampled and crushed by car engine
4. Andy Kewzer Impaled through mouth by dislodged wood plank
5. Jonathan Groves Crushed by flying car
6-7. Hunt Wynorski and Janet Cunningham Crushed by falling debris
8-9. George Lanter and Lori Milligan Incinerated by explosion
10. Nick O'Bannon Thrown back by explosion and impaled on metal rebar

Final Destination 5[]

Position Name Cause of Death
1. Candice Hooper Fell from bridge and impaled on boat mast
2. Isaac Palmer Trapped in bus and killed on impact with water
3. Olivia Castle Hit by falling car
4. Nathan Sears Obliterated by cable anchor
5. Dennis Lapman Burned by hot tar and fell to death
6. Peter Friedkin Impaled by metal rods
7. Sam Lawton Sliced in half by metal sheet
8. Molly Harper Stabbed

Later Lists[]

These are the list of deaths and failed attempts made after Death's design was thwarted in each of the Final Destination films. Stats about their survival rates are included as well.

Final Destination[]

Position Name Intended Cause of Death Fate Death/Skip Scene
1. Tod Waggner Strangled by shower line Died
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Tod Waggner Death Scene - Final Destination (Premonição) HD

2. Terry Chaney Hit by bus Died
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Terry Chaney Death Scene - Final Destination (Premonição) HD

3. Valerie Lewton Impaled by kitchen knife and incinerated in house explosion Died
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Valerie Lewton Death Scene - Final Destination (Premonição)

4. Carter Horton Nearly hit by train Skipped, saved by Alex
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Final Destination - The Train Path

5. Billy Hitchcock Decapitated by metal shrapnel Died
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Billy Hitchcock Death Scene - Final Destination (Premonição) HD

6. Clear Rivers Nearly incinerated in car explosion Skipped, saved by Alex
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Final Destination - Alex Saves Clear (2000) Full HD

7. Alex Browning Nearly hit by bus and crushed by falling neon sign Skipped, saved by Carter
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Carter Horton Death Scene - Final Destination (Premonição) HD

4. Carter Horton Hit by neon sign Died
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Carter Horton Death Scene - Final Destination (Premonição) HD

6. Clear Rivers Avoided death dozens of times Skipped
7. Alex Browning Avoided death dozens of times Skipped
7. Alex Browning Hit by falling brick Died
6. Clear Rivers Nearly impaled by swinging canoe Skipped
6. Clear Rivers Incinerated in oxygen explosion Died
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Eugene Dix and Clear Rivers Death Scene - Final Destination 2 (Premonição 2) HD

Overall, the best at surviving was Clear Rivers. While both Alex and Clear were able to skip death dozens of times between them, Alex eventually died first, with Clear surviving a few more near-death experiences. Out of the seven survivors, only Clear Rivers, Alex Browning, and Carter Horton managed to skip death at least once, making for a 3:7 ratio, or 57% of the survivors dying first time.

Final Destination 2[]

Position Name Intended Cause of Death Fate Death/Skip Scene
8. Kimberly Corman Nearly hit by car hauler Skipped, saved by Thomas
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Final Destination 2 (2003) - Premonition Scene (After)

9-11. Shaina McKlank, Frankie Whitman, and Dano Estevez[1] Incinerated by car hauler Died
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Final Destination 2 (2003) - Premonition Scene (After)

7. Evan Lewis Impaled through eye by fire ladder Died
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Final Destination 2 - Evan's Death Scene

6. Tim Carpenter Crushed by falling glass pane Died
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Tim Carpenter Death Scene - Final Destination 2 (Premonição 2) HD

5. Nora Carpenter Decapitated by elevator Died
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Nora Carpenter Death Scene - Final Destination 2 (Premonição 2) HD

4. Kat Jennings Struck by airbag and impaled through head by broken PVC pipe Died
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Kat Jennings Death Scene - Final Destination 2 (Premonição 2) HD

3. Rory Peters Trisected by flying barbed wire fence Died
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Rory Peters Death Scene - Final Destination 2 (Premonição 2) HD

2. Eugene Dix Incinerated in oxygen explosion Died
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Eugene Dix and Clear Rivers Death Scene - Final Destination 2 (Premonição 2) HD

1. Thomas Burke Nearly hit by flying trolley Skipped, saved by Kimberly
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Final Destination 2 - Anxious in Hospital

8. Kimberly Corman Nearly hit by flying trolley Skipped
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Final Destination 2 - Anxious in Hospital

8. Kimberly Corman Drowned after driving ambulance into lake Died, was revived by Ellen Kalarjian
8. Kimberly Corman[2] Killed by woodchipper Died
1. Thomas Burke[2] Killed by woodchipper Died

Overall, the best at surviving was Thomas Burke. Out of the nine survivors, only Thomas Burke and Kimberly Corman managed to skip death at least once, making for a 2:9 ratio, or 78% of the survivors dying first time.

Final Destination 3[]

Position Name Intended Cause of Death Fate Death/Skip Scene
1. Ashley Freund Incinerated in tanning bed Died
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Final Destination 3 Ashley And Ashlyn's Death Scene

2. Ashlyn Halperin Incinerated in tanning bed Died
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Final Destination 3 Ashley And Ashlyn's Death Scene

3. Frankie Cheeks Head sliced by automotive engine fan Died
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Final Destination 3 - Frankies Death

4. Lewis Romero Head crushed by swinging gym weights Died
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Lewis Romero Death Scene - Final Destination 3 (Premonição 3) HD

5. Ian McKinley Nearly impaled by falling wooden spikes Skipped, saved by Wendy
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Final Destination 3. - Erin's death scene

6. Erin Ulmer Shot in head by nail gun Died
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Final Destination 3 - Erin's Death

7. Julie Christensen Dragged by horse and nearly impaled by harrow Skipped, saved by Kevin
8. Perry Malinowski Impaled by flying flagpole Died
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Final Destination 3 - Perry's Death-0

9. Kevin Fischer Nearly killed by exploding propane tank Skipped, saved by Wendy
10. Wendy Christensen Nearly hit by fireworks Skipped, saved herself
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Ian McKinley Death Scene - Final Destination 3 (Premonição 3) HD

5. Ian McKinley Crushed by falling cherry picker Died
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Ian McKinley Death Scene - Final Destination 3 (Premonição 3) HD

7. Julie Christensen[3] Obliterated by flying train wheel Died
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Final Destination 3 - Julie's Death

9. Kevin Fischer[3] Mangled by train and tunnel wall Died
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Final Destination 3 - Kevin's Death

10. Wendy Christensen[3] Hit by train Died
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Final Destination 3 - Wendy's Death

Overall, the best at surviving was Wendy Christensen. Out of the ten survivors, only Wendy Christensen, Kevin Fischer, Julie Christensen, and Ian McKinley managed to skip death at least once, making for a 2:5 ratio, or 60% of the survivors dying first time.

The Final Destination[]

Position Name Intended Cause of Death Fate Death/Skip Scene
1. Nadia Monroy Obliterated by flying car wheel Died
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The Final Destination- Nadia's Death -HD-

2. Carter Daniels Dragged by his tow truck, set on fire, and dismembered by truck explosion Died
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Carter Daniels Death Scene - The Final Destination (Premonição 4) HD

3. Samantha Lane Eye perforated by flying stone Died
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Final Destination 4 - Samantha's Death-0

4. Andy Kewzer Hit by flying CO2 tank and launched into and diced by fence Died
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Final Destination 4 - Andy's Death

6. Janet Cunningham Head nearly mangled by rotating car wash brush Skipped, saved by Lori and George
7. Hunt Wynorski Disemboweled by pool drain Died
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Hunt Wynorski Death Scene - The Final Destination (Premonição 4) HD

5. Jonathan Groves Crushed by falling bathtub Died
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Jonathan Groves "Cowboy" Death Scene - The Final Destination (Premonição 4) HD

8. George Lanter Hit by ambulance Died
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The Final Destination George's Death

9. Lori Milligan[4] Mangled by escalator gears Avoided and skipped, saved by Nick
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Lori's Death(escalator)

10. Nick O'Bannon[4] Nearly died from unknown causes Avoided and skipped
6. Janet Cunningham[4] Impaled by debris from explosion before Lori died and possibly bled to death after Nick died Avoided, but not skipped
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The Final Destination Janet's Death (Theater)

6. Janet Cunningham Crushed by truck wheel Died
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Nick, Lori and Janet Death Scene - The Final Destination (Premonição 4) HD

9. Lori Milligan Neck broken by truck and pillar Died
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Nick, Lori and Janet Death Scene - The Final Destination (Premonição 4) HD

10. Nick O'Bannon Thrown into wall by truck Died
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Nick, Lori and Janet Death Scene - The Final Destination (Premonição 4) HD

Overall, the best at surviving was Nick O'Bannon. Of the ten survivors, only Nick O'Bannon, Lori Milligan, and Janet Cunningham managed to skip death at least once, making for a 3:10 ratio, or 70% of the survivors dying first time.

Final Destination 5[]

Position Name Intended Cause of Death Fate Death/Skip Scene
1. Candice Hooper Spine snapped after falling off uneven bars Died
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Final Destination 5-Candice's Death

2. Isaac Palmer Head crushed by falling Buddha statue Died
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Final Destination 5 Isaac's Death (HQ)

3. Olivia Castle Fell to death after being burnt by LASIK machine Died
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Olivia Castle Death Scene - Final Destination 5 (Premonição 5) Full HD Dublado pt

4. Nathan Sears Nearly struck or impaled by lifting hook Skipped, replaced by Roy Carson
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Final Destination 5 - Roy's Death (1080p)

5. Dennis Lapman Impaled by flying wrench Died
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Final Destination 5 - Dennis's Death (1080p)

6. Peter Friedkin Impaled with meat spit by Sam Died (with Jim Block's lifespan)
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Final Destination 5 - Peter's Death (1080p)

7. Molly Harper Stabbed by Peter Friedkin Skipped, saved by Sam Lawton
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Final Destination 5 - Peter's Death (1080p)

8. Sam Lawton Unknown causes Skipped, killed Peter Friedkin (with Jim Block's lifespan)
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Final Destination 5 - Peter's Death (1080p)

9. Molly Harper Split in half by plane wing Died
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Final Destination 5 - Sam's and Molly's Death (1080p)

10. Sam Lawton Incinerated in Flight 180 crash Died (with Jim Block's lifespan)
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Final Destination 5 - Sam's and Molly's Death (1080p)

11. Nathan Sears Crushed by Flight 180 landing gear Died (With Roy Carson's lifespan)
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Final Destination 5 - Nathan's Death (1080p)

Overall, the best at surviving was Nathan Sears. Out of the seven survivors, only Nathan Sears managed to skip death at least once, making for a 1:7 ratio, or 86% of the survivors dying first time.

References[]

  1. Depending on how you view it, Shaina, Frankie, and Dano may have not been part of the list. While they survived the initial pileup, they still died after being struck by a car hauler and were counted as casualties in the pileup, while Kimberly would've killed this way too if it weren't for Thomas, who intervened at the last moment and pulled her out of the way.
  2. 2.0 2.1 There has been much confusion to whether Kimberly and Thomas actually died. In an alternate ending of Final Destination 3, the two were shown to have died in a newspaper article, though the information shown in this ending is not confirmed to be canonical.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 There is a lot of doubt as to whether or not the last three survivors died in the Train 081 derailment, as their deaths only occurred in a premonition and the ending to the film was left ambiguous. Though the derailment likely occurred as shown, it's possible that the three were able to mitigate its effects and avoid their deaths altogether.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 There is contention on whether or not Janet and Lori's deaths in the Springfield Centre Mall were actually avoided or not, as the premonition they were shown in was revealed to be a feint made by Death. Additionally, Janet's death in the premonition would've broken Death's rules, as it occurred out of order, though this could be explained if she survived long enough after being impaled for Lori and Nick to die first. However, the only way the death order in the end could be explained is if Nick saved himself and Lori from an unknown death, allowing the list to cycle back and restart with Janet.
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