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Which characters that were killed/died in movies, do you wish had lived?

Asked by ucme (39922 points ) January 3rd, 2013

I asked this three years ago, but it received such a good response that I thought I might try it again, with there being so many new faces since then.
So yeah, died/killed but should have survived…knock yourself out!

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wundayatta's avatar

Lincoln.

Shippy's avatar

Hitler.

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

Bambi’s Mother

SavoirFaire's avatar

Guido Orefice.

ucme's avatar

@SavoirFaire A mighty fine example, as was Bambi’s Ma…tears up.

cutiepi92's avatar

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Dr. Scholtz in Django. He was awesome

cazzie's avatar

Pretty much all the good guys that Joss Whedon killed off, especially Wash from Firefly. ‘I’m a leaf on the wind.’ *tears

Kardamom's avatar

Severus Snape

ucme's avatar

@Kardamom That’s more a Rickman thing though isn’t it?

DrBill's avatar

Severus Snape
Yoda
Jack (from Titanic)
Obi Wan

Seek's avatar

Snape was going to die. It was inevitable.

However, Sirius Black totally should have lived. His death did not advance the story at ALL.

jca's avatar

Thelma and Louise, if they didn’t end up in jail.

Pingu's avatar

Ned Stark :(

tedibear's avatar

As I type this, I hope that no one will think less of my reading and movie choices as a teen and young adult. There was a book series by V.C. Andrews that started with “Flowers in the Attic.” A movie was made of the first book and they killed off the mother! What the heck were they thinking? The point of the next two or three books was the daughter’s hatred-filled heart and the plotting of her revenge against the mother. I didn’t like the mother, but killing her off was just dumb.

Along with Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, I hate that they killed off Hedwig. She could have gone to live with someone else for a while! I don’t often cry during a book, but that just did me in.

ucme's avatar

As I stated in the previous incarnation of this question, Newman’s Cool Hand Luke, Caine’s Get Carter, Travolta in Pulp Fiction & Burgess Meredith in Rocky should never have popped their clogs.

Seek's avatar

Oh come on. Mickey was like a hundred. He had to stroke out at some point.

ucme's avatar

Yeah, but he was the fucking penguin & I hate to see birds suffer like that :¬)

ucme's avatar

If I were to flip this question, i’d have Jerry the bastard mouse & the Road Runner massacred on sight, arrogant tw@‘s!

Seek's avatar

I loved him on Batman!!

Flip it – I’d drop an H-Bomb on every romantic comedy ever. Except maybe A Knight’s Tale.

ucme's avatar

I’m with you all the way on rom-coms, vomit inducing shite!

tups's avatar

I agree very much with @SavoirFaire, I wish the incredible character Guido(From La Vita È Bella) had survived.

downtide's avatar

Marcus Cole in Babylon 5.

Symbeline's avatar

@The Harry who Potted
It’s like, three quarters of the entire HP cast end up croaking at the end of the books. O_o

Seek's avatar

Not a movie, but I was pissed when Ianto died in Torchwood. Not because they killed off the character – I mean, whatever. I love Ianto but someone has to die for the pathos – but they had to make him a needy, whining bitch for five episodes, and THEN killed him. Don’t make me angry at a character I love and then kill him for no reason at all. Make him a fucking hero and let him go out that way. Grr.

tups's avatar

I also hate the fact that Jack died in Titanic, mostly because they could both have been on the board!

tedibear's avatar

@downtide – YES! Marcus dying made me so sad. @Seek_Kolinahr – And YES! to Ianto dying. What the hell. Though I will say nothing about Tosh dying made me sad.

ucme's avatar

@Symbeline Harry sure “potted” in the order of the penis, some would say likewise in prisoner of asskabin.

Seek's avatar

@tedibear Or Owen. What a twat. He was even a twat in The Dark Knight Rises.

Symbeline's avatar

@ucme Lmao, that was awesome. XD

ucme's avatar

dat’s wot he sed!

Jeruba's avatar

The one that really made me sad—and that affected me for days, as if mourning the loss of a friend—was the death of Ruth Evershed at the end of the excellent Spooks series (known as MI-5 in the U.S.).

wildpotato's avatar

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Sandor Clegane, the Hound, from the Game of Thrones series. He was one of the most interesting and complex characters. But I do love that Martin has no compunctions about killing off his main characters; keeps things realistic.

mazingerz88's avatar

Can I do this in reverse? Wish someone had been killed instead of survivin? I just want to choke the life out of Jar Jar Binks so bad. Sorry.

Brian1946's avatar

@mazingerz88

Can I do this in reverse? Wish someone had been killed instead of survivin?

That seems like a good idea for a separate question.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Brian1946 Do the honors please? : )

ucme's avatar

Me and seek already did that up there so go for your life :-)

Brian1946's avatar

@mazingerz88

I’ll try to when I get a chance. If I don’t, be my guest.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Several HP characters: Sirius Black, Severus Snape, Dumbledore, and <sniffle> Dobby <sniffle>

Jack Dawson in Titanic. That was just a bullshit death!

Maggie Rice in City of Angels. Another bullshit death! I mean, he went through all that to be with her and you bastards decided to kill her off? WTF?

dxs's avatar

@ucme What’s wrong with the road runner? Wile E. Coyote is the one who decided to bother the poor bird, didn’t he?

mazingerz88's avatar

Ok, I really wished Patrick Swayze did not die in Ghost but I understand there wouldn’t be a movie if that didn’t happen and I wouldn’t have cried buckets in the end when he says “I love you” to Molly and Molly answers “Ditto”, while violins play the love theme in the background and that heavenly light shining upon their faces as Molly’s tears flow down her cheeks…Ohhh, I’m just teary eyed right now fuck!

Blondesjon's avatar

Ratso Rizzo

AshLeigh's avatar

Sam in Steven Spielberg’s “Taken” :(
Boy was too fine to die.

Kardamom's avatar

@ucme I do love me some Alan Rickman, but I wept in the movie theater when Severus died : (

SuperMouse's avatar

I totally agree with every single Harry Potter character. I also agree with the Django character. I really wish Nik (Christopher Walken’s character) in The Deer Hunter hadn’t died and I was bummed when they shot Sonny Coreleone on the causeway. But the worst, the absolute worst was Debra Winger’s character in Terms of Endearment.

Kardamom's avatar

@SuperMouse If you thought Terms of Endearment was a sad blubber fest with a bittersweet ending, do not see (but do, actually because it’s worth it) My Sister’s Keeper. The young actress Sofia Vassilieva actually shaved her head for the part of the cancer patient. You will fall in love with her. This is a 5 hanky movie.

filmfann's avatar

Dobby and Sirius in Harry Potter.

Garp

Symbeline's avatar

@AshLeigh Man, there’s something that totally bugged me about that movie. How Amanda dies, tied to her bed. I’m like wow, that’s convenient for the movie to go on as an epic action flick…just kill one girl, who isn’t the daughter, so we don’t have to think of of anything innovative for this movie.

Which I guess is fine, but I think it’s really sad and shitty that said friend is never mentioned again. It’s like, thanks for saving me dad! But did we forgetting something?
Naaah all’s good. lol

Of course, since the dad killed everyone, we have to consider the aspect of revenge covered, so it’s not like Amanda ever needs to be mentioned again. And I guess those pimps wouldn’t have been perceived as grade A bastards if we didn’t get some visual cue that sparks the proper emotional response.

Ha sorry. Rant over. XD RIP Amanda :(

Wait wtf, just looked it all up, are we even talking about the same thing? Stephen Spielberg? O_o

Only138's avatar

The DEVILS REJECTS!

Bellatrix's avatar

Dobby the house elf. I cried when he died.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@Symbeline You’re talking about a film; @AshLeigh is talking about a television miniseries.

Symbeline's avatar

just so happens that both have a guy named Sam in them, then.

AshLeigh's avatar

@Symbeline, I hated that movie! But the show I was talking about is really good. And Sam is really cute.

Symbeline's avatar

@AshLeigh I didn’t like the movie much, either. Even for an action flick, it’s way too ’‘by the word’’. And I agree. That Sam is quite fine. :)

ucme's avatar

@dxs As I said, he was an arrogant little twat!

Seek's avatar

Taken may not have been the best action flick ever, but I do love to see Liam Neeson kick ass. He’s the only reason to watch Star Wars: Episode One, IMO.

ucme's avatar

Darkman being his best film.

Pachy's avatar

Bambi’s mother.

Coloma's avatar

Most recently, the beautiful red roan horse in “The Walking Dead” first season episode. Really? The Zombies eat the fucking horse! Aaaaah…pissed me off and made me cry being a horse nut! lol

dxs's avatar

@ucme then a perfectly justified arrogant little twat!

mattbrowne's avatar

Tasha Yar.
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