Every reader knows this to be true: we relate and love fictional characters more than real people. And just when we are getting attached to them, writers choose to just out-and-out kill beloved characters. What can we do except sit in a corner and cry over their deaths? Not kidding, we have all done that, especially for the deaths of these characters:
- Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Just why J. K. Rowling, WHYYYYYYY? You just had to go ahead and kill the guy we all loved!
- Ned Stark, A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin, your readers shall never forget this. NEVER.
- Rue, The Hunger Games
When one of the most innocent characters was killed off, we understood that this series is going to be heartbreaking. We can still hear Rue’s whistle in our heads!
- Augustus Waters, The Fault in Our Stars
We are still weeping for this one. John Green, why must you torture us with these feels? WHY?
- Tridib, The Shadow Lines
For all those who have read Shadow Lines, we know you stopped reading when Tridib died. So heartbreaking!
- Boromir, The Lord of the Rings
We understand why he had to be killed, but that doesn’t mean we are over his death. No, just NO!
- Piggy, Lord of the Flies
If we had to pick the most horrible death from books, it has to be Piggy’s. Just. Not. Done.
- Marley, Marley and Me
Okay, we know this is a true story, but no one should be allowed to write about dogs dying. Extremely sensitive topic.
- Rorschach, Watchmen
Admit it, you loved Rorschach, even when he was not the best character. Needless to say, when he died, we were just like WHAT THE HECK JUST HAPPENED?
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