Top Ten Reasons Why People Should Stop Crying Over Mufasa's DeathAny time people talk about the saddest deaths, or something, people always claim the death of Mufasa (from The Lion King) to be the saddest ever and treat it like it's a real tragedy when it isn't. Well, it's not as sad as many claim it to be and it might be justified for a reason.
The Top Ten
He was a hypocrite who forced a species to starve for no good reason, throws a temper tantrum over his own brother not attending the birth ceremony of his son and did not let his son go to the dark place where he wanted to go. His tyranny was the reason why certain characters became villainous.
It doesn't matter if they're fictional or not. If you like them and grow up watching them, it's gonna sting.
These people are dumb - Flowerrose
You know, fantasy, make-believe, fiction. Don't let this get to you in real-life. There is a difference and a separation between what's real and what's fiction.
Only valid choice here - FormulaOneHero
*cough cough* Ellie - RoseWeasley
Everyone: thinks Mufasa's death was the saddest fictional death ever
Up: Hold my beer. - RoseWeasley
To be honest, I don't find Mufasa's death sadder. There are Disney movies that tend to have a sadder death, which sets to tears. This one? Nah. :/ - yamionthetrap
Tons of fictional characters die during their story in various movies, games and books many times. Get over it.
There are sadder scenes out there.
*inserts the trope: Disney Death*
It's less violent people, so calm down please. - yamionthetrap
There was no blood or gore during this scene. So why act like a crybaby about it? Geez Louise.
It wasn't even a real crime, either.
Yet people still baaawww like babies about it.
I know. >_< How TLK viewed spotted hyenas is much worse than any other portrayal of a real animal species. Instead of using just a few individuals, it used the entire species as villains, with the evil trio cliche as the icing on top of that cake.
I think the main problem is that The Walt Disney Company took it too far with the hyenas. Yes, a hyena was kind of a dick in Lady & the Tramp, but they are satanic in The Lion King. Hyenas are only evil in The Lion King. The Lion King has epic animation, but who cares as much if the animal portrayal in TLK is THAT unrealistic?!
Respect all creatures? Yet when he hears news about hyenas being in the Pride Lands, he goes and chases them out.
Not to mention he used his own majordomo as a target for his son's pouncing lessons.
Because in real-life, a male lion would kill cubs to mate with the female.
Agreed... Too many people have an unhealthy obsession with the movie that they often forget about everything else.
This movie is 14 not over 20
Get over it already. I mean come on. - ThatOneRacer
And I am hoping they will learn to separate fiction from reality and not act like babies during this scene.
That is true. For some reason, the Lion King fans' pants turn into diapers and their voices turn into baby sounds whenever Mufasa dies. I really wish they didn't act so doggone immature over a fictional scene with fictional characters.