Most Dramatic Ways For Fictional Characters To DieIt’s sad when fictional characters die, but it adds drama to the story...sometimes. Of course, how it’s done affects everything, and different situations call for different occurrences. Which tactic is the most dramatic overall, though?
The Top Ten
Those are always sad! In my opinion, anyway...
Has the added effect of plot development and may not be in vain. - romanempire249
Would make a great twist ending though if things were reversed; the protagonist was killed by the antagonist. The bad one actually wins for once. Just a thought... - Britgirl
Adds guilt for the protagonist, especially if it wasn’t even an accident. - romanempire249
Same as for the protagonist, but for a different character - redirected guilt is still guilt. If it’s on purpose, then the protagonist has some relationships to reconsider... - romanempire249
My dragon persona's brother... - Cyri
Anger, motivation - it’s important. If the hero’s going to risk death to take down this bad guy, then why? - romanempire249
Even good characters can make bad choices like this. Especially sad because it implies more negative emotions before the event. Also easily relatable to some due to it unfortunately being far too commonly done and thought in real life. - romanempire249
One of my characters had the one person they loved killed in front of them in an arena. The arena belonging to the corrupt human king. - Cyri
Like a miniature version of the one about the main antagonist. - romanempire249
Painful and horrifying at times, diseases will torture characters a whole lot. - romanempire249
When you want the character killed on the quest but in a less eventful way...but it’s still a method. - romanempire249
It could give the protagonist a hatred of murderers or something...Like, stronger than normal. - romanempire249
Simple “Oops, tripped over this thing” or something... - romanempire249