What's the saddest you've gotten over a fictional character dying? (warning: spoiler city)


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Perhaps Game of Thrones hasn’t warranted much mention because you expect everyone to die, but...

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Hodor. Man was that a punch to the gut.

Also seconding Mufasa and Littlefoot’s mom. There’s something especially horrible about the death of a character witnessed through the eyes of a scared child.

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The first time I remember being sad for a characters death was with the first book I ever picked and read for pleasure, that was The Hobbit, and Thorin Oakenshield one of the main characters of the book dies, and it was sad and shocking as it was my first foray into fantasy fiction and I thought everyone would live happily ever after. I was in grade six.

One of the more recent deaths was in an Anime called "Made in Abyss", the show started out deceptively cute but got dark really fast. I'd highly recommend it by the way. Poor Mitty.


Did anyone mention Grave of the fire flys yet. Its not so much that I was attached to the characters but the story made me want to curl into a ball and bawl.

There was also this old movie I only barely remember but it was the first time I cried about a movie. It was about this kid who was kidnapped and he basically him and the kid ended up having a father son relationship since the kid didn't have a dad. At the end of it the kidnapper was shot by the police. (and that kids is when I learned you can't trust the po po.) I think I was like 7.

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I just finished Brandon Sanderson's newest book, Skyward.

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SO MANY DEAD CHILDREN. Okay not that many but still.

RIP Morningtide, Bim, Hurl, and all other pilots lost to the Krell.


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Orthos wrote:

I just finished Brandon Sanderson's newest book, Skyward.

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I'm gonna skip your spoiler but that is the next book on my list soon as I'm done with lord of chaos I'm gonna take a brief break from lord of chaos and skyward it up.


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Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal.

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Poor Mrs. Richardson...

Also, I didn't cry when Ben died. That waited for when his ghost finally said goodbye to Ginger and crossed over

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Orthos wrote:

I just finished Brandon Sanderson's newest book, Skyward.

** spoiler omitted **

I'm gonna skip your spoiler but that is the next book on my list soon as I'm done with lord of chaos I'm gonna take a brief break from lord of chaos and skyward it up.

It's Sanderson, so it comes highly recommended. *thumbs up*


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Orthos wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Orthos wrote:

I just finished Brandon Sanderson's newest book, Skyward.

** spoiler omitted **

I'm gonna skip your spoiler but that is the next book on my list soon as I'm done with lord of chaos I'm gonna take a brief break from lord of chaos and skyward it up.
It's Sanderson, so it comes highly recommended. *thumbs up*

I met him. My friend got his autograph.

He looks so much like a mutual friend, it IS NOT FUNNY.


Major Hughes from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Orthos wrote:

I just finished Brandon Sanderson's newest book, Skyward.

** spoiler omitted **

I'm gonna skip your spoiler but that is the next book on my list soon as I'm done with lord of chaos I'm gonna take a brief break from lord of chaos and skyward it up.
It's Sanderson, so it comes highly recommended. *thumbs up*
I met him. My friend got his autograph.

SO MUCH ENVY.


Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Orthos wrote:

I just finished Brandon Sanderson's newest book, Skyward.

** spoiler omitted **

I'm gonna skip your spoiler but that is the next book on my list soon as I'm done with lord of chaos I'm gonna take a brief break from lord of chaos and skyward it up.
It's Sanderson, so it comes highly recommended. *thumbs up*
I met him. My friend got his autograph.
SO MUCH ENVY.

if I had known, I would have gotten you his autograph.

I may see him again. If I do, you're good.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Major Hughes from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

I felt like the regular full metal was even more heart wrenching then brotherhood's, and then of course there is tucker.... That episode is how I knew this anime meant business.


Ok. Gonna have to start with one you guys missed.

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Aeris. She was kind, brave and did all she could to move on despite a horrible history of loss. The good people she had found had died, and still she tried to make people feel better by whatever means she could. She took the time to grow flowers, because she wanted to inspire people.

And then she died. Just like that. And even worse: There were hints that she could be resurrected, but no matter what, it never happened. For some reason, the cheapness of death and using phoenix downs made it all the worse when someone actually died.

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I don't get sad over that. I get mad. To this day, it still pisses me off.


I was warned not to focus on leveling her up...


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Sissyl wrote:

Ok. Gonna have to start with one you guys missed.

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See... FF7 fell so completely flat for me that I honestly felt nothing when anything happened to anyone in that story.

Even that death felt like clumsy wrestling booking...

"Here, THIS will make the baddie hateworthy!"


I thought the part that cemented him for me was when you got to play with him on your team and he ROLFSTOMPED everything that got in his way. That and the burning village scene. (You know the one) oh and trippy theme song too.


FF7 was so badly translated to English that its complicated story was reduced to all but the broadstrokes but Aeris' death hit me hard not because I was invested in her from a character stand point but because I was the first of my friends to play it and I had invested in getting her limit breaks and making her my primary magic party member.

She dies and soon I realize she is really gone....DAMN YOU SEPHIROTH!


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Saddest?
Well, the titular character of The Little Match Girl, at least when I was younger. (I'm not sure who/what/if anything in more recent years.)
Darn you Hans Christian Andersen.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I don't get sad over that. I get mad. To this day, it still pisses me off.

General Leo, on the other hand...

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Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Saddest?

Well, the titular character of The Little Match Girl, at least when I was younger. (I'm not sure who/what/if anything in more recent years.)
Darn you Hans Christian Andersen.

That was a really sad one. Now that I'm older I'd perhaps find it a touch melodramatic, every aspect of the poor little girl's life is pathetic (in the sense that it arouses pity), and we're supposed to feel comforted that she's gone to heaven, that she's given peace by the visions she has as she freezes to death, but Hans was a master story teller and it is a classic story for a reason.


Aeris made me laugh. And pissed me off. 7 was the death of FF for me, largely because of that kind of nonsense.


May sound weird but when I was a kid (about 10) and watched The Last Crusade I was really sad when

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Elsa
died since even though she was a villain she was starting to become a good guy it seemed, and probably would have if she had lived long enough.


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I just watched this again, and I can confirm it still gets me.

Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister.

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Cole Deschain wrote:
Sissyl wrote:

Ok. Gonna have to start with one you guys missed.

** spoiler omitted **

See... FF7 fell so completely flat for me that I honestly felt nothing when anything happened to anyone in that story.

Even that death felt like clumsy wrestling booking...

"Here, THIS will make the baddie hateworthy!"

I've never managed to play 7 long enough to get out of Midgar. I usually lose interest before then, then have to start the game over a year or so later because I forgot what happened.

The internet has long since spoiled that particular plot twist anyway so I imagine if I ever managed to get that far in the game my emotional reaction would be fairly minimal.


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Flint Fireforge from the Dragonlance Chronicles series. Dragonlance was the first fantasy world I got into after Tolkien and Flint was my favorite character. It was an unusual death too: how often does a fantasy character die from a heart attack?

RIP little buddy.

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DeathQuaker wrote:
Anya in particular pissed me off because it was just so gratuitous... an off screen death that happened just to say somebody died.

Yeah. It made no sense that she'd be shown killing an 'ubervamp' with a single swing, and then get practically cut in half by a bringer, who aren't even superhuman, just being blind crazy people with knives. (Then again, that whole season was full of contradictions, the writers were apparently no longer talking to each other...)

Anya was one of my favorite Buffy characters, various issues with her (and Spike) muddling the entire theme of the show (since they were basically evil, but only temporarily unable to do evil, not in any way 'redeemed' or repentant) aside, and I'm glad that if they did feel the need to pointlessly kill her off, they at least waited until the very last episode of the series.

I really liked Illyria, so that was an interesting development, and at least the actress got to keep on working like nothing happened, even if the character of Fred was no more. :)

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I felt like Anya had something of a redemption arc (I vaguely recall a plot where she tried to become a vengeance demon again and couldn't hack it), but she was still very gray in a very interesting way, and had some really good moments in that season in particular.

Fred made me really SAD which was answering the question, but I agree what they did with Illyria was fascinating. And in the comics, which are declared to be canon, Fred's consciousness eventually returned sharing her body with Illyria, which is an interesting dynamic. (It's sort of Jekyll/Hyde-ish but more complex in a good way.)

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