People Divulge Which Fictional Death Hit Them The Hardest


Losing a favorite character can hurt. Definitely not as much as losing a real person, but it's still kinda sh*tty. When your fandoms take a turn for the worst, it sometimes feels like no one understands. But these Redditors do, and they're spilling all the tea about which fictional death hurt them the most.


u/SalaciousDumb asked: What fictional death hit you the hardest?

A comedy takes a dramatic turn.

Ben from Scrubs.

"Where do you think we are right now?"


This was a tough one. I watched the entire series then turned around and started again. My wife sat down to watch this episode with me. I was looking forward to her reaction to the ending. About 15 minutes in, she says "Brendan Fraser must be dead or something. He keeps wearing the same clothes."

Moment. Ruined.


One of literature's darkest endings.


Tell me about the rabbits, George...


I watched the movie before reading the book, and that moment absolutely destroyed me. Maybe I was just a naïve teenager but it was completely unexpected for me. I watched it with my mom and ended up sobbing into her arms. She kept apologizing for making me watch it, but I'm really thankful for the experience.

So idk... The abruptness of the end of the movie really worked for me.


The saddest children's movie.

Leslie Burke, Bridge to Terabithia I was 11 and cried hard from the book and then quietly in the theater.


The author wrote it for her son, who's best friend died when she was very young. He also was the screenwriter for the movie.



Artax, the horse in The Neverending Story.


"You have to MOVE or else you'll DIE!! MOOOVE, PLEEEASE!! I WON'T GIVE UP!! DON'T QUIT!!!


I still bawl my eyes out and I'm in my thirties...


That was heartbreaking.


When Buffy's mom Joyce Summers dies.


That episode broke my heart when I was a teenager and I saw it. The first time I watched it after my mother passed away, it absolutely destroyed me on a whole new level. The entire cast and crew really just nailed it with that episode.


Dog deaths are always the worst to watch.

The dog's death from the movie 'I Am Legend'. Having had a german shepherd who passed away. Imagine having to strangle your four legged friend who can only love and willing fought creatures to keep you safe. That was painful. Really painful.


So tragic.

In books, Nymphadora Tonks. Somehow, despite her being a relatively minor character, her and Remus' deaths in Deathly Hallows just killed me. Both of Teddy's parents, gone. Killed, out of scene. It was just tragic!

In video games, Cristina's death, seen through a memory in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. Gotta admit, that one hit me hard for a while. Such a sad, sad scene. "Requiescat in Pace, my love".


Breaking Bad hurt my soul.


Hank Schrader.


I completely agree! His looks and attitude reminded me of my dad and when he died I cried for hours.


The last thing he said:

"You're the smartest guy I ever met, and you're too stupid to see. He made up his mind ten minutes ago. Do what you're gonna d–"


Poor Hodor.

Hodor. I was sad for a week.


I hate Bran more because of this and he also stole Hodor's entire life.


RDR was an emotional rollercoaster.

Arthur Morgan


Unshaken starts playing


This had an effect on a lot of people.


Iron Man.


It truly felt like a huge thing ending. I remember sitting there and crying when the light in his arc reactor went out. Then once the movie was over, I sat there, dumbfounded and still crying, and just kept thinking about how I was 10 years old when I saw Iron Man 1 and I had NO f*cking clue the ride I just got on.

I know the Marvel movies are nothing more than cheap popcorn flicks, but they have a special place in my heart because I've grown up with them and it feels like their journeys have become a small part of my life. Iron Man was the one that started it all, so seeing him go was just a huge f*cking punch in the heart.


A tough one to swallow.

Maes Hughes. Sobbed like a baby.


And the part where they see him on the train, tears start all over again


That was heartbreaking.

Tommy, the Grease lookin guy in Shawshank Redemption. Just a guy caught in a bad place who had so much to live for. Was trying to help out the guy who had done so much for him, and then just gets killed for trying to do the right thing.


Why, Disney?


Ellie. The old man's wife from UP. UGLY CRY I TELL YOU.


The day UP came on theaters, we were just coming out of the doctors office, my wife was pregnant and it was a girl.

I started the movie pretty emotional already, I wanted something cheerful and joy... man, we both cried but I just cried and hugged my wife for the rest of the movie.

I cried before and cried after, I've gotten teary eyed... but never ugly cried like that.

I remember UP fondly, but still never wanted to watch it again.



Seymour, Jurassic Bark Futurama. I openly weep every single time I see the final few moments.


I have to skip that episode every time.


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