Cerf was the first program to be derezzed on the lightcycle game grid. He dies pretty generically- he hits the light ribbon, which I assume is the most common way to go. I mean, that is the point of the game after all. I’ll go ahead and assume he’s not really that skilled at these games.
Raskin’s next. I think maybe he was a pretty good light cyclist but wasn’t used to the handling of a game cycle- he seems pretty cocky when he pulls up right next to Clu but he seems to be driving a bit clumsily.
Here we get to see some of Clu’s maliciousness- instead of playing the game as it’s intended, he knocks Raskin unconscious and lets his lightcycle smash into a wall while poor Raskin flops around like a ragdoll.
Third is Wilkes- from the beginning he didn’t seem to hopeful of being able to survive, even with a user on his side, but right before he’s derezzed, he actually looks like he has a bit of a plan, like he thinks he might be able to win- but here Clu shows his true colors again.
Clu’s lightcycle is the only one that is rigged to allow him to detach his identity disc while driving. Wilkes probably had no idea so when Clu took it out he was thrown off guard, giving Clu the chance to decapitate him.
And then we have Vint, the most notorious and possibly cruelest of the deaths. He’s knocked off his bike after cooperating with Sam and taking down one of the sentries. But Clu really doesn’t care, and instead of allowing him to have a fair chance he jumps his cycle and lands right on poor Vint right as he reaches for his cycle baton- as Sam passes, Vint’s hand is still holding onto the baton before it finally derezzes.
Wait what am I even doing