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    Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission Impossible 7’ Kills Off Franchise’s Most Meaningful Female Character

    While Tom Cruise‘s Mission Impossible movies are known for his stunts, they also have a thing for killing off strong female characters. The new one is no different. 

    Before we start, we must warn you this article has a big spoiler for ‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning part one’. So read with caution! Today we will take a look at why the latest movie killed off one of the most meaningful female characters. So let’s dive in!

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    Which Character Dies In ‘Mission Impossible 7’?

    Ethan Hunt and Ilsa Faust
    Ethan Hunt and Ilsa Faust

    The heroic Ethan Hunt always has someone or the other who is close to him in danger. And these usually are the female characters. Hayley Atwell’s Grace is the new romantic interest of Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. 

    ‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning part one’ saw the exit of one of the most important female characters of the franchise. And it is none other than Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa. Ilsa played a significant role from Fallout till Dead Reckoning. 

    Ilsa dies trying to save Grace. She took on Gabriel who would have killed Grace if she did not interfere. Although we understand she died a sort of hero but this was rather a plain ending for her. 

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    The Franchise’s History Of Killing Off Female Characters

    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

     Since the very beginning, female characters are almost always written off after just one movie. The franchise seems to be having a hard time trying to hold on to meaningful female characters. Ilsa Fraust is the new one on the list. 

    The franchise even fails to pass the Bechdel test. Clearly, it does not have two named female characters talking to each other about anything other than a man. In almost all of the movies, Ethan’s missions are fueled by the want to take revenge on a female character’s death. 

    Even his wife, Julia Meade, meets the same fate. Although she is not killed off, her character gets demoted as a cameo after just one movie. The same goes for the hardline CIA boss, Erika Sloane. Ilsa could have been a powerful partner to Ethan but she is killed off as well. And fans are not very happy about the exit of one of the most iconic ‘Mission Impossiblecharacters. 

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    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.

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