Top 10 Movie Characters We Didn't Want to Die

These are movie characters who did not deserve to die or kick the bucket. One rule: Only deaths that were NOT resurrected.

The Top Ten

1 Mufasa - The Lion King Mufasa - The Lion King

Just because the character is fictional, doesn't mean we shouldn't care about that character. If we shouldn't care for a character because he or she is fictional, then what's the point of liking any movie or show that isn't a documentary? When you're watching or reading fiction, you're looking at a world where the characters exist. They can make you laugh, make you sing, make you dance, make you amazed, or make you sad, whether you cry about it or not. There are many people that can relate to characters in fiction. Judging by your ignorant comment, you must not be one of those people.

Well, Mufasa is not a relatable character and not worth caring for. He was a bigoted, fascist dictator who forced a whole species of hyena to starve for no reason, just because the movie portrays ALL hyenas as villains instead of just a few. How would you like it if someone forced you to starve? I wouldn't. There are worse and sadder things happening in real-life than in fiction, and you can't get arrested and go to jail for saying "I'm happy Mufasa died! ", since The Lion King's characters are just fictional, not real people.

I didn't cry at this scene. STOP ACTING LIKE A BUNCH OF WHINY CRYBABIES, PEOPLE! He's just a fictional character. There is no sadness during this scene.

Was I the only one who didn't cry at that scene

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2 John Coffey - The Green Mile

This was the first Stephen King film I had ever saw and this also was the most shocking death I saw at the time (I was little when I saw it) - samanime

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3 Jenny Curran - Forrest Gump

Totally! I sobbed right after that part. - MontyPython

4 The Terminator/T-800 - Terminator 2: Judgement Day

I wish Arnold didn't have that chip. - jojodgreat

5 Danny Vinyard - American History X
6 Walt Kowalski - Gran Torino

He died like a boss

7 Stoick the Vast - How to Train Your Dragon 2

His death was a little sudden & uneccesary, & I don't think it needed to happen. - ruJILLous

8 Bambi's Mother - Bambi

I clicked on this list because I knew this was going to be on this list. How could this not be at #1? This death had such a powerful effect, and it was a very bold move for a movie that was meant for all ages. R-rated movies don't have a death that intense. There are many people that became sentimental because of this sad moment. This death really hit home because it represented how tragic and unpredictable life can be.

This should be #1! When I was little I would always edit this scene out on the video when I made copies. Now with DVDs and Blu-rays you can just hit "skip chapter" twice to get past it.

It is much sadder than Mufasa's death. Bambi's parents were not dictators unlike Mufasa.

9 Sirius Black - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Sirius Black - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

That death was rare and ass and I thought it revived

10 William "Billy" Costigan Jr. - The Departed

Leonardo DiCaprio likes to die

The Contenders

11 Leslie Burke - Bridge to Terabithia

His death was a mess, should not have died

12 Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Before he died, I wanted to see a battle against Voldemort

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13 Ricky Baker - Boyz n the Hood
14 Primrose Everdeen - Mockingjay

Pretty sure this is a spoiler!

15 Newt - The Maze Runner V 1 Comment
16 Sam the Dog - I Am Legend

I already knew I was going to die, but in the way he died was devastating

17 Tadashi Hamada - Big Hero 6 Tadashi Hamada - Big Hero 6 Tadashi 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.
18 Yoda - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

It's telling how majorly spoiled the ending to the fifth movie is when you are more surprised by Yoda's death than you are to hear Vader is Luke's father.

19 Chuck - The Maze Runner

He was so good - ellster2005

20 Damien Karras - The Exorcist

I've only read the book (I don't think I could ever watch the movie any time soon), but his death at the end took me completely by surprise. It's why I consider him the hero of the book/movie. - higgsboson2142

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Tadashi Hamada - Big Hero 6
2. Stoick the Vast - How to Train Your Dragon 2
3. Sirius Black - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
1. John Coffey - The Green Mile
2. Jenny Curran - Forrest Gump
3. Mufasa - The Lion King
1. Danny Vinyard - American History X
2. Mufasa - The Lion King
3. Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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