You may have noticed that Dirk almost never actually physically dies during the death scenes of Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp.  In fact, Dirk dies on camera less than 5% of the time.  Here's an in-depth analysis of exactly how often we witness Dirk's death.  The degrees of fatality of the death scenes have been divided into 4 categories.

  Dirk dies on camera. Dirk is left alive, but in a position of certain death. Dirk is left alive in immediate danger probable to cause death, but we can't be sure. Dirk remains alive.
(perhaps with minor
injury, or suffered a
magical physical
transformation)
Scene 1 0 times 8 times 6 times 4 times
Scene 2 0 times 1 times 9 times 0 times
Scene 3 0 times 3 times 6 times 5 times
Scene 4 1 times 2 times 7 times 5 times
Scene 5 1 times 4 times 8 times 1 times
Scene 6 1 times 3 times 9 times 0 times
Scene 7 1 times 2 times 4 times 0 times
Scene 8 0 times 0 times 4 times 0 times
Totals 4 (4.2%) 23 (24.2%) 53 (55.8%) 15 (15.8%)

So, did all of this death scene silliness contribute to the game's lack of success in the arcades?  One wonders...

The following is the fatality chart for Dragon's Lair's death scenes.  It shows that Dragon's Lair was much deadlier and more graphic.
It's basically the inverse of the chart for Dragon's Lair II.

DL Totals 16 (17.6%) 45 (49.4%) 21 (23.1%) 9 (9.9%)

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