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Who Dies in Mission: Impossible 7?


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There have been a number of deaths in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is no exception. So, who dies in Mission: Impossible 7?

In the seventh Mission: Impossible film, Ethan Hunt and his team are on their biggest and most dangerous mission yet – trying to save the world from the Entity, a powerful, self-aware artificial intelligence program.

Along with the Entity comes Esai Morales’ villain Gabriel. So, who dies in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One?

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. Read at your own risk!

Does Ilsa Die in Mission: Impossible 7?

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Sadly, Ilsa Faust dies in Mission: Impossible 7. Technically, she dies twice in the movie.

Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa Faust was a disavowed MI6 agent and a potential love interest for Ethan Hunt in the previous film.

She became one of the main characters in the franchise when she first appeared in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. But unfortunately, Ilsa dies in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

Her first death happens in the Arabian Desert when bounty hunters go after her after a price is placed on her head. A sandstorm happens while Ilsa is being chased.

Ethan finds her lying on the ground after she’s been shot. Later on, Kittridge reports during a meeting that Ilsa was killed by mercenaries looking to collect the bounty.

But Ilsa doesn’t die there. Ilsa dies trying to save Grace, Ethan’s new ally. Gabriel, a major villain in the film, stabs Ilsa in the chest, which leads to her death.

On the night of her death, Ethan and his team infiltrate a party held by Alanna Mitsopolis/The White Widow to obtain the other part of the key.

Gabriel reveals to Ethan that he would eventually have both keys, and either Ilsa or Grace must die. A fight occurs, which splits the team.

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Ethan is busy dealing with Pom Klementieff’s Paris and gets misdirected by the Entity. Gabriel attacks Grace on a bridge, and Ethan is unable to save her due to the Entity hacking the team’s communications.

Ilsa is the one who ends up saving Grace. But unfortunately, in doing so, she is killed by Gabriel, who even admits that he was hoping it would be her.

When Ethan arrives, he finds out that Ilsa has died. Grace feels responsible for Ilsa’s death and emphasizes that she’s the reason Ilsa’s dead. However, Luther responds that Ilsa is the reason she’s alive.

Ethan doesn’t have proper time to grieve Ilsa’s death; however, we could be seeing how Ilsa’s death affects Ethan in the next Mission: Impossible film, as Ethan clearly cares for her, even if they didn’t get involved romantically.

Did Paris Die in Mission: Impossible 7?

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Pom Klementieff’s Paris seemingly dies twice in Mission: Impossible 7. Paris is one of Gabriel’s allies until she appears to have switched sides.

The Entity predicts that Paris will betray Gabriel and tell Ethan Hunt everything she learned because he spared her life. So, Gabriel attacks Paris and stabs her.

But she doesn’t die there. Paris arrives to save Ethan and Grace from falling. In what appears to be her dying moment, Paris gives Ethan information about Sevastopol.

Later on, an agent declares that he can still feel a pulse. So, Paris doesn’t die at the end of Mission: Impossible 7, and we would likely see Pom Klementieff’s character in the next film.

Denlinger’s Death in Mission: Impossible 7 Explained

Denlinger dies in Mission: Impossible 7. Denlinger was the director of National Intelligence who turned out to have evil intentions all along.

Before his death, he tries to form an alliance with Gabriel. Denlinger reveals that he’s the only one who knows precisely where the Sevastopol submarine is.

Gabriel asks if Denlinger wants to “purge” his “government of old think and create a new superstate to rule the world.” Denlinger responds that it’s for the “greater good.”

Gabriel asks if he’s certain that he’s the only person on Earth who knows where the Sevastopol is. Denlinger responds that he’s the only one, and Gabriel kills him.

Cary Elwes’ Denlinger is a new addition to the Mission: Impossible franchise, but his character doesn’t last long. Unfortunately for Denlinger, Gabriel refuses to form an alliance and kills him.

So, Ilsa Faust and Denlinger are the characters who die in Mission: Impossible 7.

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