Fictional deaths I will never get over

While I realize that the deaths of characters in television and film are entirely fictional, that doesn’t mean they can’t be absolutely devastating in their delivery. These days, visual effects and computer-generated imagery are better and more impressive than ever in the realm of Hollywood, meaning not only are the deaths of specific characters truly heart-breaking, they’re further rather realistic.

I have been completely wrecked by a variety of different fictional character deaths over the years, and recently witnessing yet another prompted the inspiration for today’s post. Keep an eye out for spoilers, though; I don’t want to ruin a series for anyone who hasn’t yet seen it, but yearns to.

  • Tara from Sons of Anarchy (she gets stabbed through the head with a meat prong by her own mother-in-law)
  • Jax from Sons of Anarchy (he commits suicide after he loses everything and everyone)
  • Carl from The Walking Dead (this is the most recent one I’ve seen that had me literally bawling; he gets bitten by a walker)
  • Glenn from The Walking Dead (he is beat to death with a baseball bat covered in barbed wire)
  • Osferth from The Last Kingdom (he gets stabbed while saving his friends’ wife)
  • Shireen Baratheon from Game of Thrones (she is burned alive by her own parents)
  • Hedwig from the Harry Potter series, more specifically in The Deathly Hallows (she is killed in the crossfire in a battle between Harry and The Death Eaters)
  • Eddie from Stranger Things (he is attacked and killed by some bionic bats)
  • Herschel from The Walking Dead (he is killed by The Governor)
  • Anyone in attendance at The Red Wedding via Game of Thrones (I can’t even bring myself to describe this one – if you know, you know)

I’m positive I’ve missed some, but these are some examples that come to mind when I ponder the death of a fictional character that had me sobbing. How about you?

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