Twelve deaths in eight series. Really not a bad record.

1-1, THE END — killed, with the rest of the crew, by a radiation leak
1-6, ME^2 — second Rimmer hologram erased
3-5, TIMESLIDES — Rimmer blows himself up while celebrating his miraculous reincarnation
5-2, THE INQUISITOR — Rimmer zapped by The Inquisitor
5-3, TERRORFORM — In deleted scene we see Rimmer’s face beneath the hoods of the slain creatures.
5-5, DEMONS AND ANGELS — High Rimmer’s light-bee is crushed by Lister
5-6, BACK TO REALITY — Rimmer is “killed” along with the rest of the crew at the end of the video game.
6-1, PSIRENS — Rimmer’s light bee dies before the confrontation below decks.
6-6, OUT OF TIME — Rimmer, and the rest, killed by future crew.
7-2, STOKE ME A CLIPPER — Ace Rimmer dies, funeral services held for Arnold.
8-4, CASSANDRA — Knot, as Rimmer, dies. Cassandra then predicts the “actual” death of Arnold.
8-8, ONLY THE GOOD… — The smeg it is!

11 comments on “The Many Deaths of Arnold Rimmer

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  • That’s a good amount of deaths considering he actually died in the first episode! I wonder if we’d be seeing his death again in the movie? Probably seeing as they’re kind of redoing The End.

  • Actually I hadn’t even considered the movie…which SHOULD feature at least one Rimmer death. Nor have I delved into the books as it’s been many years since I’ve read any of the novels…certainly there’s got to be something there that can be added.

  • Last Human. Rimmer’s delapidated Light Bee flies into the centre of The Rage wind in order to destroy it and save the crew.

    God, I love that book.

  • Yes. I’ve never understood why some people don’t seem to like it that much. Proof that Doug *can* write Red Dwarf, thanks very much…

  • Well, if you’re going to start including books, you have to include 2 deaths from ‘Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers and 1 from ‘Backwards’…

    Last Human? Meh. The original hardcover blurb of that book indicates a style that is a lot more ‘dwarfian’ than the novel actually is. Hated all the Gelf city stuff. Hated Kochanski.

  • “Last Human? Meh. The original hardcover blurb of that book indicates a style that is a lot more ‘dwarfian’ than the novel actually is. Hated all the Gelf city stuff. Hated Kochanski.”

    WRONG, YOU SILLY AMERICAN.

  • Damn. That’s me getting you and Phil mixed up again. I should learn to read, really, it might be a handy skill to have.

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