What Was The Saddest Fictional Character Death For You?

Reddit user u/Iridescent126 asked ‘What was the saddest fictional character death for you?’ and here are 20 of the most interesting answers.


Ellie from UP gets me everytime

cycloptian_tit replied:

Sometimes I wonder how movies ever took off when the first ones were short with no sound.

Then I remember the time a 10 minute animation with no dialogue absolutely wrecked me. It’s a god-damned masterpiece and I hate it.

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MaterialScientist420, xXJEashXx


John Coffey in the Green Mile.

There’s a passage in the book (around the time Paul and Brutal and Harry take John to see Melinda Moores) when they pass through the room that houses the electric chair and John remarks about Old Sparky and how he can hear voices coming from it, screaming.

colddeaddrummer replied:

After religiously watching the film and reading the book a handful of times, it hurts so much to know John has to ride the lightning in that same chair, despite being a being of pure light and magic. He’s one of King’s all-time great characters: a simple, unassuming creature of mythical power, tender wisdom, and infinite generosity.

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Admirable_Dream_, John Coffey – The Green Mile


The dog in I Am Legend.

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FindingBeemo, sinemabed


Fry’s dog Seymour from Futurama.

xfalinex replied: “I will wait for you, ‘till you’re back beside me.”

rocks back and forth in a pool of tears

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Possible_Industry816, Solid-Technician-301


Mufasa’s death gets me every time

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thatbitch8008, R. Kurmann


Tadashi Hamada from Big Hero 6. Dude was working on a robot to help others and died in an attempt to help others. What a guy

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DietCokeDude13, Tadashi Hamada


Sirius Black from Harry Potter. He was my favorite character.

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Brooks, Shawshank Redemption. It was just so damn sad to see someone so heavily institutionalized. And honestly, I didn’t even realize what was happening in that scene until after he had already carved “Brooks was here” into the beam. It gets me every time. Poor Jake :(

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Kross516, Screen Themes


Bubba in Forrest Gump. That whole scene had me wrecked. From Bubba’s weak, “I wanna go home,” to Forrest’s narration saying he died by that river in Vietnam while showing him holding Bubba…..God damn, I’m crying just thinking about it.

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ChuckZombie, Movieclips


Daisy, John Wick’s dog.

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Fluid-Nail, David Lee/Summit Entertainment)