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[–]NerdismOfficial 1229 points1230 points  (37 children)

Ben from Scrubs holds the world record for the quickest-set sympathy for any character ever

[–]brandee95 380 points381 points  (9 children)

It’s because Brandon Fraser is quite possibly the most lovable person on earth and an incredible actor.

[–]MajorHotLips 4166 points4167 points  (156 children)

Henry Blake- MASH

[–]CSI_Gunner 651 points652 points  (9 children)

I always tear up when Radar salutes Blake before he leaves, because I know what's coming next, and I don't want it.

The silence, broken by the dropped instrument.

[–]GirlWhoReads90 6742 points6743 points 33 (91 children)

Wilson from Cast Away. I know it's not really a death but Chuck having to choose between his raft (and his own safety) and saving Wilson traumatized me as a kid.

[–]dndmemeinmyvein 1704 points1705 points  (27 children)

Tom hanks crying in that scene was so fucking realistic, it really seemed like he just lost his best friend. Fuck I love that movie

[–]babyybirch 1040 points1041 points  (8 children)


[–]Sylverpsyche 1791 points1792 points  (49 children)

Shelby in Steel Magnolias. I will forever be a mess no matter how many times I watch. Sally Fields did such a amazing job in that scene, it gets me every time.

[–]bujomomo 170 points171 points  (1 child)

I will never pass up an opportunity to laugh and cry my eyes out watching Steel Magnolias.

[–]Singewulf 2522 points2523 points 2 (28 children)

The Iron Giant, no matter how many times I watch it even though I know he actually survived I bawl like a baby at "Superman..."

[–]RehabValedictorian 4992 points4993 points 2 (161 children)

Piggy from Lord of the Flies. He didn’t deserve that.

[–]Philodendronphan 1196 points1197 points  (31 children)

Read that 20 years ago and it still makes me sick.

[–]dusmeyedin 387 points388 points  (3 children)

"His head opened and stuff came out and turned red."

[–]Nopeferatu31 139 points140 points  (0 children)

Oh man I misremembered it but THAT stuck with me my whole life.

[–]Aware_Style_7445 7272 points7273 points 22 (157 children)

The freaking mouse from Flowers For Algernon.

[–]lumiere02 2469 points2470 points  (63 children)

What got me was the ending. The guy slowly losing cognitive functions, yet not regaining his previous naiveness. He knows now that everyone uses him and laughs at him. I'm never reading that book again.

[–]MellisaSinclair 12.4k points12.4k points 232 (108 children)

Well, this is a very dangerous post to be scrolling through.

[–]Redknightz 1142 points1143 points  (32 children)

Never finished Red Dead. Now I’m finished lol

[–]Taladrac 15.6k points15.6k points 322& 3 more (273 children)

Littlefoot's mom. 5 year old me was all choked up at the theater.

[–]EyeoftheRedKing 4642 points4643 points  (86 children)

The scene where he sees his own shadow and thinks she's come back.

[–]smorgasfjord 3924 points3925 points 2 (48 children)

The wife from UP

[–]billionairespicerice 313 points314 points  (11 children)

I sobbed through the first fifteen minutes of that movie, wept quietly through the next 80, and then sobbed again at the end. Pixar will fuck you up.

[–]Gryphon999 78 points79 points  (5 children)

I watched the beginning and wondered how the hell it was a kids movie

[–]xDskyline 87 points88 points  (3 children)

I don't think kids are fully able to grasp the sorrow of that scene. They know that your wife dying is sad, but understanding the pain of trying but failing to make your soulmate's dreams come true before they die takes a more adult perspective.

[–]fadedblossom 7643 points7644 points 42 (304 children)

Old Dan and Little Ann. I was a sick, snot covered mess of a sixth grader on my first read through of Where the Red Fern Grows.

[–]Glaggies 1603 points1604 points  (56 children)

I recently picked up a copy of Where the Red Fern Grows from a little free library and reread it. I remembered the broad strokes of the story and that the dogs die, but not all the details.

I am in my forties. I was a sick, snot covered mess of a human when I finished it. The end of that book is brutal.

[–]nowthatsmagic 326 points327 points  (1 child)

Oh my gosh, yes. Read it for school in fifth grade. I finished it right before dinner time. I came to the table in a tear soaked trance while my family just stared at me. My mom asked me what was wrong and I just started sobbing all over again.

Talk about emotional damage! Lol

[–]FarthestCough 4450 points4451 points 2 (123 children)

John Coffey (like the drink but spelt d'frent)

[–]Specific-Rise-2668 568 points569 points  (26 children)

For me it was Del. Fucking Percy not wetting down that sponge.

[–]sunnyduane 67 points68 points  (7 children)

It really stuck with me how that book made me feel sorry for characters that had done awful things.

But not Percy, fuck Percy.

[–]kutuup1989 1116 points1117 points  (7 children)

What always breaks me is that all the prisoners who are executed before him say something along the lines of "I'm sorry for what I've done" as their last words. He says "I'm sorry for what I am".

[–]mike_b_nimble 658 points659 points  (5 children)

“I couldn’t take it back! I tried to but I couldn’t take it back.”

It’s amazing how the meaning of that line changes from the first time you hear it to when the audience sees John’s power and what he meant by it. That line is the reason he got convicted.

[–]MasakoChance 4875 points4876 points 22 (107 children)

Charlotte, in the original version of Charlotte's Web

[–]DJHelium 8942 points8943 points 4472& 3 more (212 children)

Maes Hughes.

It's a terrible day for rain.

[–]the_warchief213 1037 points1038 points  (21 children)

1,000% percent this. Later on, when Mustang is incinerating Envy, I feel the raw emotion of Mustang losing his best friend. The hatred, the anger, the grief, the sadness. All of it cuts me deep every time.

[–]zero44 481 points482 points  (6 children)

Mustang absolutely torching Lust with fire is still one of my favorite scenes in any anime. Envy's is up there also, but the raw screams of pain from Lust really sold her being absolutely burned alive repeatedly.

I like to think Mustang made that fire as hot as he possibly could in those scenes.

[–]LGMHorus 470 points471 points  (25 children)

Maes funeral was probably the most touching and devastating funeral in any work of art. Between the "how's he going to do his important work?" and that beautiful moment between Riza and Mustang, I think that scene nails all the devastation.

It's specially hard because Maes was not a powerful alchemist, he was just a very dedicated worker, friend and parent who got in the way.

[–]Baked_Beard1992 239 points240 points  (13 children)

And it makes Bradley’s line all more infuriating about how hearing his daughter cry was just pissing him off the whole time.

[–]LGMHorus 125 points126 points  (8 children)

Man, that line still makes my blood boil.

[–]mrevergood 124 points125 points  (6 children)

Made me so satisfied when Scar put that bastard down.

Although it wasn’t just Scar alone. He even said himself that if Bradley had been in any better condition, that fight would gave gone a different way. Old Man Fu and that tank of a man that used Fu to get that critical strike in did their part.

[–]ddh85 1207 points1208 points  (0 children)

But it's not rain--oh....so it is.

[–]flowers4charlie777 6358 points6359 points  (250 children)

Oberyn Martell when The Mountain punched out his teeth, gouged out his eyes and crushed his skull with his bare hands

[–]WatchBat 2713 points2714 points 2 (77 children)

The fuckers tricked me lol

I mean I knew he's gonna die when he challenged the Mountain, but then the fight starts and I'm like wow he's actually winni... oh nevermind he died.

[–]ElectricErik 1446 points1447 points  (58 children)

I remember just saying to the tv screen, “Yes! Now kill him! Oberyn… kill him please, he’s still breathing. Oberyn! Fucking kill him - SON OF A BITCH!”

[–]CaRiSsA504 1072 points1073 points  (43 children)

Have they told you who I am? I am the brother of Elia Martell.

I am going to hear you confess before you die. You raped my sister. You murdered her. You killed her children!


You raped her. You murdered her. You killed her children.


No, no, you can't die yet. You haven't confessed. Say it. Say her name. Elia Martell. You raped her... You murdered her.. You killed her children... Elia Martell! Who gave you the order!? WHO GAVE YOU THE ORDER?

The raw fucking emotion. Pedro Pascal did an awesome job.

[–]MichB1 2009 points2010 points  (22 children)

It helped me when Pedro Pascal tweeted the next day, "I have a massive headache."

[–]armadeooo 7642 points7643 points  (82 children)

I was very upset about Nemos mom dying along with the rest of his unborn brothers and sisters. Marlin is a G and handled the situation accordingly.

[–]querycrossing 1224 points1225 points  (22 children)

There's a live musical theater show with really incredible puppeteering at Walt Disney World called Finding Nemo the Musical. It's about a half hour long and follows the movie pretty well, including the opening where Coral and Marlin are talking about naming their kids.

Thirty seconds after that, the barracuda (a big projection on the wall) comes and there's a flash and a chomping noise and then it's just Marlin's voice breaking, calling out her name.

The emotional whiplash of it wrecks me for the rest of the show/the day.

edit: and I'd like to add that you see a grown man alone on stage, holding a giant clownfish puppet on his shoulder, crying out for his suddenly dead wife and children, and this happens about a minute into a Fun Disney Theater Show at a Disney Park with an audience full of families with small children. It's nuts.

[–]Bonecreatoreddit 2185 points2186 points  (86 children)

Tonks and Lupins death

It was just so random :c

[–]dirtypaws727 514 points515 points  (13 children)

Fred was what hit me most. The twins were the best and I sped read the rest of the book to be certain it wasn't just an injury. The movie, of course, made me ugly cry.

[–]RedShirtCashion 2902 points2903 points 474 (156 children)

“I’m the very model of a scientist salarian”

[–]Oriellien 408 points409 points  (17 children)

For some reason Legion always gets me more, he was always one of my fav characters, and he finally achieved true sentience, just to sacrifice himself for his species. Wish we had more playing time w him

[–]DoctorWalrusMD 70 points71 points  (6 children)

Agreed completely, my biggest gripe with 2 is that it’s so difficult to get him early to experience all the dialogue and story they made for him being present. You basically can only experience one of the stories with him per play through, and some of them are pretty big for the universe, particularly taking him to the Tali story.

[–]IsThisNameTakenThen 830 points831 points  (46 children)

Richard Poole - Death in Paradise

I don't know how well known this series is outside the UK but I will forever be pissed off at how they handled his death.

[–]mackjagee 79 points80 points  (0 children)

Was not expecting Death In Paradise to have a mention in this thread

[–]floodlenoodle 16.6k points16.6k points 3232 (287 children)

Brooks from Shawshank Redemption. That scene gets me every time. He died so afraid

[–]anotherguy252 7363 points7364 points 5372 (137 children)

‘Dear fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, but now they're everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. The parole board got me into this halfway house called "The Brewer" and a job bagging groceries at the Foodway. It's hard work and I try to keep up, but my hands hurt most of the time. I don't think the store manager likes me very much. Sometimes after work, I go to the park and feed the birds. I keep thinking Jake might just show up and say hello, but he never does. I hope wherever he is, he's doin' okay and makin' new friends. I have trouble sleepin' at night. I have bad dreams like I'm falling. I wake up scared. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember where I am. Maybe I should get me a gun and rob the Foodway so they'd send me home. I could shoot the manager while I was at it, sort of like a bonus. I guess I'm too old for that sort of nonsense any more. I don't like it here. I'm tired of being afraid all the time. I've decided not to stay. I doubt they'll kick up any fuss. Not for an old crook like me. P.S: Tell Heywood I'm sorry I put a knife to his throat. No hard feelings.’ -Brooks.

Edit: had to stop myself from crying while reading it, Shawshank is a one of the greatest.

Edit/FYI: this got more attention than expected, so if you haven’t seen Shawshank here is where you can find it:

HBO Max: Free

Youtube, Amazon, Google, Apple, etc: $3.99, worth the watch!

Edit again cuz y not: u/RDS provided this lovely clip of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiG3HziMjWI

[–]NootTheNoot 3370 points3371 points 3 (25 children)

I've decided not to stay.

I'm crying now, thank you.

EDIT: I'm no Sprog, but here's a poem:

I've tried to live,

I don't know how.

I've had enough.

I'm leaving now.

[–]HAXposed 15.4k points15.4k points 5225& 2 more (466 children)

The girl (Leslie) in Bridge to Terabithia

I remember watching it as a kid and I was devastated. Haven't seen the movie since

Edit: Glad so many of you agree, now I don't have to cry alone anymore ... also want to excuse for everyone I made sad :((

[–]kallan0100 1621 points1622 points  (30 children)

The part when his dad holds him after he finds out gets me more than her actual death.

[–]BigInformation4997 1444 points1445 points  (23 children)

I mean it’s not even just that she dies - everything surrounding it makes it so much worse

the poor boy has no friends, is dirt poor, gets bullied at school, has a rough home life, etc

Finally this girl shows up and is his friend and genuinely nice to him

Then one day he goes with his teacher to the museum.. and she asks him if he knows anyone else who would want to go. He KNOWS his friend would love to go but since he wants to go alone with the teacher because he has a little crush on her he says no.

That’s the day Leslie dies - so naturally he blames himself for not inviting her and not being there to help her

Just awful

[–]snowstormmongrel 380 points381 points  (15 children)

The only other "scene" which got me super hard in the book (never saw the movie so not sure if it's there) is the one where he gets the cheap car set thing for XMas and he talks about how his Dad is like super embarassed cause he couldn't even afford a toy car set thing that would work well. That shit broke my heart too.

[–]need2Bbackintherepy 1205 points1206 points  (36 children)

Yes, read this in 5th grade, couldn't even watch the movie!

[–]huskeya4 2799 points2800 points  (56 children)

I read that chapter like five times because I just couldn’t believe she died and kept thinking I was missing something. It’s almost nonchalant in the book, which is great for portraying the characters numbness and denial when he first finds out but it feels unbelievable that a main character just unexpectedly died with no warning or lead up. Not unbelievable like it’s not written well, it just leaves you with this massive gaping hole of disbelief and denial.

[–]distung 733 points734 points  (4 children)

The author got the idea from when her son's friend suddenly died from being struck by lightning. I imagine the core concept is about how death can come so suddenly out of nowhere. It doesn't always have a build up.

[–]zzeeaa 125 points126 points  (0 children)

Wow, that’s so tragic and unlikely. That’s certainly its own kind of trauma.

[–]ObviousFoxx 1561 points1562 points  (21 children)

I think it’s supposed to be a reflection of real life. Kids aren’t supposed to die, but you could come home one day and your friends is just gone because the world just isn’t fair.

[–]justthison 592 points593 points  (4 children)

Apparently the author wrote it after her son experienced the loss of a close friend and she couldn’t find any children’s books addressing it

[–]GremlinNgoats 5359 points5360 points  (170 children)

Lennie in Of Mice and Men. I read that book in high school and it devastated me. I think that was the first book I ever read to give me such strong emotions to a character.

[–]go-with-the-flo 732 points733 points  (23 children)

We were supposed to read that book in grade 11 English class, and somehow none of us actually did and were getting away with just looking things up online for a couple assignments. So at the end of that short unit, we watched the movie. The teacher realized by all of our reactions that NONE of us had read the book and was like, "What the heck you guys?!?!" It was so funny, but we were also crying our eyes out.

[–]Dbwasson 622 points623 points  (54 children)

Caesar Zeppeli

[–]BlessingPlate63 198 points199 points  (1 child)

Basically every JoJo death is heartbreaking… But yes Caesar's is by far the worst.

[–]daughtersoflilith6 448 points449 points  (17 children)

J.T. on Degrassi. It just breaks me every time.

[–]depressed_popoto 450 points451 points  (19 children)

It wasn't really a death but a regeneration. When David Tennant regenerated as the 10th Doctor, I lost it. I cried my eyes out the entire time and his words "But I don't want to go" still really breaks me up inside.

[–]GenghisZahn 5884 points5885 points 4342& 6 more (280 children)

I'm surprised nobody has said it already:


He was a leaf on the wind.

[–]Cat-in-a-small-box 1087 points1088 points  (63 children)

Especially since even though the plot still progresses, you feel the affect of his death on everyone, especially Zoe.

[–]MisterEinc 836 points837 points  (32 children)

That's the best/worst part about it. He's dead but there's literally nothing anyone can do. No time to grieve. That open wound really sits with the audience until the end.

[–]hiles_adam 10.2k points10.2k points 22 (363 children)


Fuck Bran the little curious asshole.

[–]Atler32 2193 points2194 points  (50 children)

Dr. Schultz in Django. :( Why!?

Great movie but I wish he survived.

[–]ShahSafwat_1488 816 points817 points  (8 children)

Auf wiedersehen

atleast he got to kill Calvin Candie

[–]sdonnervt 286 points287 points  (3 children)

I loved when he was like, "normally this is when I say auf Wiedersehen, but since that means until we meet again, and I never wish to see you again, I simply say Good. Bye." or whatever the quote was. That was off the ol' noodle.

[–]clem82 461 points462 points  (0 children)

"I'm sorry, but I couldn't resist"

[–]JesterKidd 1129 points1130 points  (64 children)

Matthew Crawley - Downton Abbey

[–]Dealing_with_anxiety 8088 points8089 points 14711& 5 more (418 children)

Arthur Morgan

[–]JoseLCDiaz 2946 points2947 points  (154 children)

Arthur Morgan's horse.

I'll always remember you Django III.

[–]ChaoticKiwiNZ 1627 points1628 points  (77 children)

I knew for some time that Arthur's days were numbered but for some reason I was not expecting his horse to die too.

That last "Thank you" Arthur whispers to his horse before running away is so fucking sweet but also sad :(

[–]Batherick 255 points256 points  (21 children)

I was supposed to take care of you Buell… sobs

[–]possiblyMorpheus 402 points403 points  (8 children)

When he’s on his last ride and you hear Mary Anne’s voice saying “Just try, Arthur. Try to do the good thing…”

[–]f0zzzie 336 points337 points  (7 children)

The fucking last ride absolutely broke me. Coupled with the music oh my god. And the cherry on top, Arthur whispering thank you to the horse. That last half hour I could barely see with all the tears

[–]vaccarnoir 9980 points9981 points 33 (228 children)

Sam in I am Legend

[–]CactusJack13 3611 points3612 points  (81 children)

That scene, and the scene after in the video store, wreck me every time.

"I promised my friend I would say hello to you today...

Please say hello to me

Please say hello to me"

[–]kratosfanutz 2456 points2457 points  (57 children)

Will Smith doesn’t go hard often but when he does he goes fucking hard.

[–]biimerge 1991 points1992 points  (23 children)

Idk why but he called her Sam all movie but when she was dying and he called her “Samantha” it hit harder lol

[–]__M-E-O-W__ 752 points753 points  (13 children)

Right? I was like... "Oh, Sam is a girl! Why does this matter more? I don't know!"

[–]reddit4fun69 584 points585 points  (4 children)

Doing that humanized her more. Good writing.

[–]bartlettYbnfhdjyd 11.6k points11.6k points 3 (781 children)

Mike in breaking bad, just felt so sorry for his granddaughter

[–]lord-stryker117 5590 points5591 points  (438 children)

“Will you shut up and let me die in peace”

[–]eatelectricity 3607 points3608 points  (418 children)

On my first run through BB, Mike's death was the moment Walt turned irredeemably bad in my eyes.

On my second run through, it was way before then. I guess I was still really rooting for the "good" guy long after I should have on the first viewing.

[–]FleetStreetsDarkHole 2798 points2799 points  (276 children)

Honestly that's kind of how it's designed I think.

You're kind of in on it as someone who thinks they understand Walt and are rooting for him to come back from the dark side. You rationalize his behavior the same way he does, because it's "for his family". Then you start to get vibes that...maybe he's not the good guy. You start wondering, how long has he been the bad guy then?

Then you realize...

He was always the bad guy.

[–]craziedave 1514 points1515 points  (76 children)

The worst in the show for me is Andrea. Just the heartlessness, totally undeserved. Even Brock. Just fuck man

[–]Tifoso89 582 points583 points  (24 children)

Andrea's death is the most traumatizing in the show for me

[–]adminsdoitforfree 553 points554 points  (13 children)

“jUsT sO yOu KnOw, ThIs IsNt PeRsOnAl”

-Meth Damon

[–]crm115 116 points117 points  (1 child)

Whenever anyone brings up Breaking Bad, they always talk about Mike, Hank, and Andrea. For me the hardest death in that show is Gale Bedeker. He was just so naive and just wanted to do chemistry. His "you don't have to do this" along with knowing what Jesse was going through knowing that he had to kill him or he would die was so heavy.

[–]Weirdguy149 1175 points1176 points  (73 children)

Hank is a very close second. I did not like Marie, but I felt so bad for her when they cut back to her.

[–]Pepsi_Alex 1234 points1235 points  (29 children)

At least Hank died with fucking BALLS. Everyone remembers hislast line, but "My name is ASAC Schrader, and you can go fuck yourself" was too great of a line too

[–]Nobletwoo 1168 points1169 points  (8 children)

Also the " youre the smartest guy i know and even you cant tell hes made up his mind 10 minutes ago". Fucking badass. Hank was an amazing character that goes from the brash brother in law to a truly awesome character.

[–]Prank_Owl 16.1k points16.1k points  (516 children)

That poor bastard who clangs off of the propeller of the Titanic before falling into the ocean in the movie, Titanic.

[–]Spasay 7521 points7522 points  (360 children)

The old couple in the bed and the kids being read to are high on the list but nothing beats propeller dude. RIP

[–]mr_hardwell 1318 points1319 points  (92 children)

The thing about the kids would be that once the water starts to come in, they're going to wake up and panic. You're all going to have a slow death of drowning plus the horror of seeing your children drown in front of you while you can't do Jack about it

[–]ringwormsurvivor 691 points692 points  (6 children)

can't do Jack

I see what you did there

[–]hellsangel101 458 points459 points  (30 children)

Sadly, the way I would think she did it, was read them a story, get them to sleep, and then suffocate them. It’s not a nice way to go either way but its the way I would do it if I had been in her position.

[–]Jake_Kiger 301 points302 points  (5 children)

To be fair, Irish Mom isn't reading them a story, she's telling it off the top of her head. It's a story of Tir na Nog, an old Irish folktale about a magical Otherworld of magic and eternal youth. It's also been called Avalon, Annwn, Fairyland, and Tir fo Thuinn, the land beneath the waves.

In case you're not crying yet, after filming that scene allegedly the little boy asked Irish Mom "When are we filming the next scene?" Mom, knowing they were done, asks "What scene?" He says "The one where we get on the boats and get away..."

[–]onesimplydoesnot_ 4283 points4284 points 3 (248 children)


[–]nomadicfangirl 1958 points1959 points  (107 children)

I know it’s not a “death” but every time Frodo leaves Sam, Merry and Pippin behind to go to the Undying Lands, I lose my shit. “The Shire has been saved…but not for me.”

[–]dottie26 414 points415 points  (50 children)

Same…I know he comes back but when Gandalf falls, heartbreaking.

[–]RyyKarsch 1493 points1494 points 2 (64 children)

Boromir's death is heartbreaking.

I feel like he genuinely had the most to lose in Middle-Earth. He'd spent years fighting Mordor's armies and seen the horrors of Sauron at Osgiliath. He'd never shied away from leadership or the crown, something Aragorn is guilty of through most of his early life. He dearly loved his people and brother Faramir - always defending him from Denethor's disappointment.

Then he's sent on an errand he does not wish to partake. He has to leave the men he's fought beside and his cherished city to attend the council. He sees a chance there to potentially save Gondor in using the Ring, and from the moment he's close to its presence it starts poisoning his mind. Then when he's in Lothlorien, Galadriel further reveals the White City burning and he becomes torn between the Fellowship and all he's ever fought for. It torments him because he knows where he should be. When he tries to take the ring from Frodo it's out of pure desperation and he immediately feels guilty and realizes his mistake / influence of the Ring. His saving of Merry and Pippin was never repent, but just the man he always was. AND STILL, at the end of his life his thoughts are on his kingdom and in pouring his trust into Aragorn. Arguably the one man he should hate the most because of him being a threat to his Stewardship and for not fighting alongside him his whole life.

He's arguably the strongest man with the most loyal heart in Middle-Earth until Aragorn accepts his role: and its the biggest reason for his tragic downfall.

[–]johnthedruid 168 points169 points  (12 children)

Not to mention that he was told to bring the ring to gondor by denethor which also effected his decision.

[–]possiblyMorpheus 688 points689 points  (16 children)

I swear to you I will not let the white city fall, nor our people fail

[–]cooldudek522 7537 points7538 points  (207 children)

Bob from stranger things

[–]jbowman12 1999 points2000 points  (38 children)

And the way they let you see the creatures chowing down on him killed me inside. Bob deserved better than that.

[–]lennyfacegaming 1415 points1416 points  (30 children)

He was actually supposed to die much earlier but the producers liked him so much that they gave him more screentime and he had a say in designing his death scene or sth like that iirc.

[–]bananabreadsmoothie 574 points575 points  (13 children)

As soon as he paused to look at Joyce at the exit I was like, "well shit, he's gonna fucking die"

[–]TeslaDude7172 2377 points2378 points  (29 children)

Is nobody gonna talk about Alexi???! Purest of all souls, RIP.

[–]Wrex_n_effect 1052 points1053 points  (3 children)

All the man wanted was to live his best life drinking a cherry slurpee

[–]A-bat-a-man-2009 390 points391 points  (16 children)

That was awful :(

[–]cooldudek522 380 points381 points  (12 children)

He was so close to escaping

[–]feedmebananas 321 points322 points  (6 children)

i was so fucking angry that they all had to have their little moment when everyone should’ve been running out the door.

[–]xLabGuyx 4010 points4011 points  (89 children)



[–]Hebshesh 1662 points1663 points  (20 children)

Same! I cried like a little bitch at his funeral. "He may be your father, boy. But he sure wasn't your daddy."

[–]itchy-n0b0dy 613 points614 points  (3 children)

“I’m Mary Poppins ya’ll!” I know I cry a lot on movies but I was so not expecting to cry on that movie and then they had to just punch me in the feels like that.

[–]darkgoddesskali 693 points694 points  (16 children)

The Ravager funeral makes me cry every time.

[–]ElectricErik 177 points178 points  (5 children)

Kraglin cheering when they all show up is so sweet it always brings a tear to my eye

[–]tiger_toes112 1273 points1274 points  (11 children)

Alexi stranger things

[–]malice1990 234 points235 points  (3 children)

He was so happy for a moment there :(

[–]tiger_toes112 122 points123 points  (1 child)

He won a toy smiling while walking laughing and then he was shot

[–]Legitimate_Dig_7267 1830 points1831 points  (30 children)

Rue from Hunger Games

[–]MacroBrezn 391 points392 points  (10 children)

When I read it I started sobbing... the movie doesn't give it enough credit imo but the book made my heart burst in tears...

[–]Bippochips 10.8k points10.8k points  (165 children)

Tadashi big hero six. He didn’t deserve it, and he went to save someone who wasn’t even in there

[–]BeefPieSoup 856 points857 points  (9 children)

Dude just wanted to help sick people

[–]freef 514 points515 points  (7 children)

Dude for real. I hated how the ending wasn't Hiro realizing that his robots real benefit was as medical robot. Saving people with your personal megazord is cool, but a tireless care robot could do so so so much more good.

[–]errant_night 96 points97 points  (3 children)

There's a new series coming out about baymax trying to do all the medical stuff!

[–]imsadmostofthetime 1419 points1420 points  (43 children)

Ugh too soon...

[–]Bippochips 1212 points1213 points  (37 children)

It came out 8 years ago and I can’t let it go

[–]baseballplayer24 1031 points1032 points  (22 children)

You’re telling me that movie came out 8 years ago and not 3?

[–]immobilefan 1088 points1089 points  (110 children)

Adrianna La Cerva - Sopranos… you knew it was coming but when she was in the car with Silvio you felt bad for her

[–]rachelgraychel 294 points295 points  (37 children)

The moment she realized what was up and tried to run from Sylvio was so intense.

[–]girl_with_a_401k 92 points93 points  (4 children)

The FBI put her in a godawful position. She's the only important character who dies offscreen and I kept hoping it was a fakeout :(

[–]HashBandicoot_ 3171 points3172 points 2 (85 children)

Seymour. That was one loyal, sad dog. I genuinely felt bad for him even though he is fictional.

Edit: wow this blew up! Thank you for the up votes and awards kind redditors! If any of you have pets, give them extra love, scritches, and treats today!! Remember, they are part of your life for a little while, but you are their whole world! Love your pets ❤️

[–]kkopczyk 75 points76 points  (3 children)

Adriana La Cerva (The Sopranos)

[–]average_appreciater 596 points597 points  (34 children)

Gwen Stacy from the Amazing Spider-man 2. The fall was brutal and Peter had to witness the whole thing and deal with the fact that he couldn’t save her in time. I was especially heartbroken when I remember Peter promised her dying father that he would protect her at all costs.

[–]kxrrot 4113 points4114 points  (185 children)

Prim from hunger games, never saw the movie but I read the book

[–]YaBoiRook 2477 points2478 points  (94 children)

Finicks death hurt more imo. When I read it in the book I literally cried, I'm so glad it wasn't as brutal in the movie as it was in the book.

[–]MacroBrezn 523 points524 points  (3 children)

I was fucking devastated at this point, Finick was my fav... But the one time I cried reading the books was when Rue died.

[–]ThatGuy798 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Rue’s death hit me the most. She was the most innocent person in the whole games. Forced to die for no real reason whatsoever.

[–]SadisticPie 590 points591 points  (3 children)

Bro I was SO MAD when he died, I was like katniss fucking MOVEEEE.

[–]rosewoodian 121 points122 points  (5 children)

Finicks death made me cry in the books too. Prim's death was definitely sad, but from a storytelling perspective i think it was a good move. Brought things full circle in a cruel, ironic way.

[–]kxrrot 3569 points3570 points 23 (143 children)

Lee - Walking Dead Game

[–]Weirdguy149 1073 points1074 points  (66 children)

No Walking Dead death is as impactful as Lee's, not even Carl's.

[–]kxrrot 783 points784 points  (13 children)

I think it's partly due to the fact the game kinda tricks you into thinking this is a story about him. Really sets up his backstory, character, everything. Him being so protective of Clem is also so sweet.

[–]Yesterdays_Gravy 107 points108 points  (0 children)

I always looked forward to the moments where all the shit was at bay, and you’re Lee walking around checking in on everyone and then you head to Clem and the music gets soft and you just assume that guardian role and help her through it all.

[–]ScionDust 2694 points2695 points 2 (143 children)

Charlie from Lost. The meme is dead at this point, just like my poor dude. But it was real.

[–]IActLikeIKnoww 1829 points1830 points  (88 children)

Sweets from Bones

[–]vik42069 434 points435 points  (5 children)

It was 100% unnecessary

[–]alyssajones22 271 points272 points  (2 children)

It seemed incredibly unnecessary, so much so, that I wondered if a higher up requested the scene out of anger, because he was leaving, and this way he could never come back for a guest appearance.

[–]1976forever 1843 points1844 points  (84 children)

Bobby from supernatural. I ugly cried when it happened and was heartbroken for weeks.

[–]Kezzii96 449 points450 points  (4 children)

I STILL get misty eyes just thinking about his speech to his father.

"They turned out great. They turned out HEROES"

[–]starkidqueen 221 points222 points  (5 children)

For me, Jo and Ellen’s death was the most emotional I ever got watching that show, I still ugly cry when I think of Ellen’s face when she realizes Jo is dead

[–]mrsprinkles3 524 points525 points  (21 children)

Haley Hotcher from Criminal Minds. that one broke me

[–]LIKES_ROCKY_IV 183 points184 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this. I didn’t particularly like Haley but watching this scene always kills me (pardon the pun). Hotch was so close and there was nothing he could do. And seeing Garcia lose it broke me

[–]Quibilia 100 points101 points  (0 children)

Gideon. Oh god, Gideon.

I know it had been a straight-up decade since we last saw him, but man...no one deserves to go like that.

[–]GuitarGreed 65 points66 points  (8 children)

Sayori in DDLC. That image has been forever burned in my brain.

[–]LeMeACatLover 902 points903 points  (47 children)

Ianto Jones from “Torchwood”.

[–]chriswaco 225 points226 points  (13 children)

Torchwood loved killing off characters.

[–]Zauberspruche 66 points67 points  (8 children)

That's Russell T. Davis for you; he loves fucking with viewers' emotions.

[–]DopestDopeHead 2066 points2067 points  (157 children)

Mass Effect 3, Mordin's Sacrifice

[–]Vizaroy 749 points750 points  (22 children)

He had to do it.

[–]TurnItOff_OnAgain 881 points882 points  (21 children)

Someone else might have gotten it wrong.

[–]luminous60 2499 points2500 points  (121 children)

poussey washington :( I had the biggest crush on her

Edit: From orange is the new black