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19 Character Deaths That People Will Never, Ever Get Over

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I'm not crying. You're crying. Recently, Reddit user squeezeday posed the question: "Which character death hit you differently, and why?" Here are some of the heartbreaking responses: Warning: Some of these moments include violent deaths, and there are major spoilers ahead! 1. Rue from The Hunger Games Lionsgate "Rue getting speared and having Katniss sing…
19 Character Deaths That People Will Never, Ever Get Over

I’m not crying. You’re crying.

Recently, Reddit user squeezeday
posed the question: “Which character death hit you differently, and why?” Here are some of the heartbreaking responses:

Warning: Some of these moments include violent deaths, and there are major spoilers ahead!

1.

Rue from The Hunger Games


Lionsgate

“Rue getting speared and having Katniss sing to her. The 12-year-old me couldn’t handle that trauma.”

Aerialchinook1

2.

Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter


Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

“This one gets me more now than when I first saw it. Then, as probably a lot of people do on their first read/watch, I looked at it from the perspective of Harry. His friend died needlessly, and it hurt.

Now, older and a father, I can’t help but look at it from Cedric’s dad’s perspective: proud and supportive of the man his son is growing into. And it’s all taken away in that horrid moment that they Apparate back.”

DontWorryImADr

3.

Opie from Sons of Anarchy


Prashant Gupta / FX / Courtesy: Everett Collection

“Effing devastating. I’m a grown-ass man, and I cried like a baby that episode. I even almost refused to watch after that…almost!”

Big_Toe_Baelish

4.

Ellie from Up


Disney

Up‘s intro sequence was so beautiful: It told the story of a couple’s life together. Real life with all of the difficulty and broken dreams along with it. And it shows the deep and incredible loss Carl felt with her death. This short sequence imbues the film with a deeper sense of meaning, using almost no words at all, and gives Carl a profound gravitas you cannot find in many other films.”

zaogao_

5.

Ben Hargreeves from The Umbrella Academy


Netflix

“The ‘Can you hug me as I go?’ was sad AF. Ben was starting to become my favorite character on the show and I was certain none of them were gonna die because of how Allison survived in Season 1. But also because Ben was already dead.”

FutbolSupreme

6.

Rosie from Jojo Rabbit


Searchlight Pictures

“It took me a while to realize why Jojo was crying about the hanging victim he’d bumped into… and then it fucking hit me. That one was absolutely brutal.”

CrypticBalcony

7.

John Coffey from The Green Mile


Warner Bros./ Courtesy Everett Collection

“I’m a grown man, and his death makes me ugly-cry every damn time. Too much time thinking about it makes me tear up.”

Graphics_Nerd

8.

Legion from Mass Effect 3


BioWare/ Electronic Arts/ youtube.com

“Legion dying hurt — a lot — but its sacrifice giving true sentience and freedom to the Geth at least made the whole ordeal bittersweet…especially if you convinced the Quarians to cease fire.”

PhalanxYXY

“Legion was my friend, and that unit had a soul.”

RAW2DEATH

9.

Brooks from Shawshank Redemption


Columbia Pictures/ Courtesy Everett Collection

“It was so sad seeing that old man just trying to be normal but realizing his normal was within the cell walls and prison halls. It really bothered me when he was working at the grocery store, and everyone was bitching at him while he was bagging people’s groceries. It truly goes to show that society will fuck you if you don’t keep up. RIP.”

3pointstonibbadore

10.

Prim from The Hunger Games


Lionsgate

“Unlike most character deaths, hers wasn’t in the midst of the action/excitement. It was after they’d won. It felt so spiteful and unnecessary. Fuck Coin.”

dipshit8304

11.

Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist


JNN

“First time I ever got truly sad and angry about a fictional character’s death. He was the best man.”

thebardass

“I still cry at the funeral scene when his daughter starts crying and screaming for the men to stop burying him.”

MainEagleX

12.

Lee from The Walking Dead

13.

Fred Weasley from Harry Potter


Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

“The twins may have annoyed some people with their pranks, but their ultimate goal in life was to have fun and bring joy to their friends. They were generous and brave and clever and pure. To kill Fred and permanently tear them apart was the WORST! Especially when George had already been injured! You didn’t think they could be at risk anymore now that one of them had gotten hurt. They weren’t on my radar during the Battle of Hogwarts. I remember the moment I read it the first time. I was inconsolable.”

yojothobodoflo

“Fred Weasley was the most devastating death to me. I have a twin sister, so it hit extra hard for me. Picturing life without my twin is not a life at all.”

kasmarina

14.

Poussey Washington from Orange Is the New Black


Netflix

“I cried for days. I love the character and the actor, and I wanted Poussey to get out of there so much. She really didn’t deserve to be in prison. It breaks my heart that she died trying to help her friend. Really shows how many people get lost in the system.”

icyhot09

15.

Shireen Baratheon from Game of Thrones


HBO

“’It will all be over soon, Princess’ and the music. Fuck, it makes me want to barf. The series is full of scenes that are truly painful to watch, but the burning of Shireen is the worst.”

tortugastation

“Seeing Davos’s reaction when he realized who had been burned was heartbreaking.”

holyheckigotwrecked

16.

Boromir from The Lord of the Rings


New Line Cinema

“First time I ever cried during a movie.”

vinaigrettchen

“‘I would have followed you, my brother. My captain. My king.’ As a kid, Legolas was so cool. As a high school/college kid, Gimli was the party/fun dwarf. As an adult, Boromir. I understand him.”

ZapIsMyZeldaSaveName

17.

Stanley Mellish from Saving Private Ryan


DreamWorks/Courtesy Everett Collection

“It truly captured the brutality of war and the effect it has on individual human beings.”

tallandlanky

18.

D’Angelo Barksdale from The Wire


HBO

“You spend so much of that season with D as the focus that it’s hard not to want a good ending for him, especially once he starts seeing through the bullshit and wanting to get out of the game. But in the end, he gets unceremoniously dropped like a sack of potatoes because all he ever was was just another pawn.”

tire-fire

19.

And finally, Marley from Marley and Me


20th Century Fox/ Courtesy Everett Collection

“I got this movie and thought Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, a comedy! Needless to say, when Marley died, I cried so hard that I had snot coming out my nose.”

tutorgurl07

Which character’s death broke your heart into a million pieces? Let me know in the comments below!

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