Top Ten Surprising Disney Deaths

Woah... Did that really just happen?

Today we'll be counting down the top ten Disney deaths that come right the heck out of no where, are the most devastating, or are the most gruesome. Let's see.

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1The Baker's Wife - Into the Woods

Yeah, I know it just came out but... Honestly? This death genuinely surprised me. Maybe it's because I'm a big fan of Emily Blunt, or maybe it's because Disney seemed to kill off, like, everyone in this movie. I know it's originally a Broadway play but... They could have at least modified it a little. - timelord44

The death surprised me, but I would have cared if I had cared about anyone in the film because I don't - idontknow

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2Mother Gothel - TangledMother Gothel is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 50th animated feature film Tangled.

Okay, don't question me. Obviously the villain is going to die in a Disney movie. But the way she died genuinely surprised me. Evaporates into dust and falls out a window.?. - timelord44

3Tadashi Hamada - Big Hero 6Tadashi Hamada is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 54th animated feature, Big Hero 6. The film is inspired by a Marvel comic book of the same name.

It was most surprising to Hiro. Disney was so mean to him. Kill off the parents-typical for Disney, right? Then kill off the person he loved most, Tadashi. And they give him a best friend and almost killed him too. I know many people are hoping he'll come back in the sequel, but I have mixed feelings about... - AnnaOfArendelle332

DId you notice I've only been doing recent ones? Strange. Anyway, Tadashi was and still is my favorite character in Big Hero 6, and I was completely devastated when he died. But I suppose it was going to happen eventually. - timelord44

4Ray - The Princess and the Frog

Me: Oh, they'll just bring him back with magic.
But no, when he died, he died for real. Um... That's kind of... Well... Oh. - timelord44

5Henry Royce - Gordy
6Bambi's Mother - Bambi
7Flotsam and Jetsam - The Little Mermaid
8Bill Sykes - Oliver & Company

The whole subway scene in general is one of Disney's darkest moments. From the look of terror on Sykes's dog right before he falls on the third rail to Sykes himself crashing headlong into an oncoming subway.

9Roscoe and DeSoto - Oliver & Company

Those poor Dogs... even if they belonged to a loan shark, you can hear them whimpering before they get ELECTROCUTED! and to think that Dodger would have been close to joining them...

10King and Queen of Arendelle - Frozen

This should be number 1. They died very early on in the movie and it was very unexpected.

The Contenders

11Coral and Her Children - Finding Nemo
12Tod's Mother - The Fox and the Hound

True, we see Tod's Mother for even less time than we do Nutsy from Lady And The Tramp, but her death is even more traumatizing because she had a kid who loved her! And he would have been left an orphan if not for Widow Tweed. Bless your soul. - timelord44

13Zira - The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
14Clayton - Tarzan

I figure that Clayton has been the only Disney character to die by hanging him/herself. Maybe it should stay that way. I'm just saying. - timelord44

15The Horned King - The Black Cauldron

I have to be honest, I haven't seen this movie. But I have seen the death scene of the Horned King, where's he's... Ripped into hell. Holy crap. Holy crap! OH, GOD, Eww. - timelord44

16Nutsy - Lady and the Tramp

True, we only see Nutsy for a few seconds, and his death is off screen, but the sound of the execution is enough to give kids nightmares for weeks. - timelord44

17Ursula - The Little MermaidUrsula is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid.

It was actually scary when she died. It looked so painful!

18Nuka - The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
19Quasimodo's Mother - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
20Judge Claude Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Mother Gothel - Tangled
2. Henry Royce - Gordy
3. Flotsam and Jetsam - The Little Mermaid
1. Bambi's Mother - Bambi
2. Henry Royce - Gordy
3. Bill Sykes - Oliver & Company
1. The Baker's Wife - Into the Woods
2. Ray - The Princess and the Frog
3. Mother Gothel - Tangled

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