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

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.

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.

I'm not imbecile, and Mufasa and the rest of TLK are not worth caring for. Trust me, worse things happen in real-life than fiction according to the news, yet you don't seem to care for, example, all the poor people dying or starving to death, innocent families losing their loved ones in a tragedy, anything you worry about,.etc. How would you feel if you lost a loved one in real-life? Much worse than a fictional lion dying to be honest. So stop being babies when Mufasa died. Geez!

I didn't cry at that scene either. Heck, that scene is not worth crying for. Mufasa deserved to die for forcing a whole species to starve and was not a good character. Hate all the characters in this movie.

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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 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.

8 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

9 Jyn Erso - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jyn Erso - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jyn Erso is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by English actress Felicity Jones in the 2016 film Rogue One.


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

Sirius didn't have a fair life, he was locked up for years in a horrible prison that sucked away all his happiness and then Dumbledore forced him to stay locked up in his old family home full of depressing memories for him. He promised Harry they could live together someday and it was heartbreaking to see Harry so devestated after he died, he was the only family Harry had left. Sirius didn't have a happy life and it makes me so upset to think about all the years he spent in jail and how when he was released, he didn't ever get to experience the life of a free man again. It also crushed me to see Remus's reaction, because he had three best friends and one of them died, and the other was a traitor. He only had Sirius left and when Sirius died he witnessed it, but instead of being able to grieve he had to restrain Harry. He never really got to express how upsetting it must have been for him like Harry did and Sirius's death affected everyone so much. - pjo

That death was rare and ass and I thought it revived

The Newcomers

? Luke Castellan - Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Technically this is a book, not a movie, but it still absolutely broke my heart. The pain Annabeth went through was heartbreaking enough, not to mention Thalia's. When Annabeth said 'Family, Luke. You promised.' It broke me, and it was horrible to see how Luke was really just misunderstood, and felt unloved and unwanted because of his absent father. His character development was amazing, and after his death, when Percy said 'We need a shroud... a shroud for the son of Hermes.' I swear to god it killed me. He was the Lightning Thief, he was the hero of the prophecy, and he deserved better than what he got. He didn't deserve Hermes being so horrible and leaving him while he had to deal with his mother going insane due to his absence at such a young age. He made bad decisions, yes, but only because he was never taught any better. I wish more than anything that he was still there, because it's clear to see how much Thalia, Annabeth and Percy still love him, even though he betrayed them. ...more - pjo

? Dallas Winston - The Outsiders

It absolutely killed me to see Dallas die. I'd only just seen Johnny's death, but the impact it had on Dally more than anyone else was horrible. It was so heartbreaking to watch as Dallas broke down, since Johnny was the only person that really mattered to him. Seeing Dally cry and run away was a shock since he was usually so calm, and when he went to rob the store it was so painful to see the emotion on his face and how truly broken he was. When the police shot him, hearing the screams from the other boys that he was just a kid killed me, and when his last word was 'Pony'... well, I don't think I'll ever recover from that. Dallas didn't deserve any of it, and his death is one of the saddest things I've ever read. - pjo

The Contenders

11 Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.
12 William "Billy" Costigan Jr. - The Departed

Leonardo DiCaprio likes to die

13 Leslie Burke - Bridge to Terabithia

His death was a mess, should not have died

14 Newt - The Maze Runner

I miss him so much I love him - pjo


15 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.

I'm a huge fan but I was actually happy when he died, Dumbledore was one of the most annoying characters ever - pjo

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

Well thanks for spoiling it -.-

16 Bing Bong - Inside Out Bing Bong - Inside Out V 1 Comment
17 Starscream - Transformers: Dark of the Moon Starscream - Transformers: Dark of the Moon Starscream is a fictional character in the Transformers franchise. He is one of the most frequently occurring characters in the Transformers fictional work, appearing in almost all versions of the story.
18 Ricky Baker - Boyz n the Hood
19 Primrose Everdeen - Mockingjay

This could have been really sad if it had been executed properly, but the writing was so stiff and boring that it didn't really make me that upset - pjo

Pretty sure this is a spoiler!

20 Ironhide - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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Top Remixes (6)

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. Jyn Erso - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Bing Bong - Inside Out
1. John Coffey - The Green Mile
2. Jenny Curran - Forrest Gump
3. Mufasa - The Lion King

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