Top 10 Saddest Cartoon Character Deaths

The Top Ten
1 Brian Griffin (Family Guy) Brian H. Griffin, popularly known without his middle initial as Brian Griffin, is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy.

I'm so sad that brain griffen died because he was my favorite of every person in Family Guy. I cried when brain died. I relay wanted someone else to die not brain :'(
That's a sad face with a tear. :(

I was planning to commit suicide if they didn't bring him back

At least Stewie went back in time and saved him

All most died my crying

2 Maude Flanders (The Simpsons)
3 Kenny (South Park)

South Park, a show that never failed to make me laugh, made me tear up over an orange perverted Sinnamon roll. Great job Trey and Matt.

I cry every time! Every, single, time!

No this deserves to be at number one because this was really heart breaking to hear that Kenny die and that can actually be very realtible to see a friend die and it really sad to see that this 9 year old child has to die and if Kenny your favorite character then this episode will make you cry.😭😭

4 Karen Plankton (Spongebob Squarepants)

How did Karen plankton die spongebob and Patrick under the heat lamp was a much sadder scene

She died in Sponge Ot of Water.

But She Came Back In Next Episode.

5 Bleeding Gums Murphy (The Simpsons)

Murphy was the only true friend Lisa ever had.

6 HorseDuck (CatDog)

Cat and Rancid Rabbit were happy when HorseDuck died. Dog didn't really care. Mr. Sunshine was the only one that was actually upset. He is also the one with no attachment to HorseDuck. HorseDuck is awesome too. Cat and Rancid are so greedy.

7 Pops (Regular Show)

Why is Brian 1? He was becoming a total jackass so I'm glad he's dead but pops sacrificed himself to save the universe

Pops in my opion is the saddest cartoon death of all time. Not including animated movies deaths. He sacirfied himself for Mordecai and Rigby and all his other friends. Also in Anti-Pops and Pops last moments they are starting to get along and anti-Pops says he will try to be better in The after life. Also has been that jolly Go lucky kinda guy. He was always funny, I Saw no reason for him to die. Actually would have Skips mayed more sense because for his back story and he doesn't loves anyone any more because mona is dead. So Pops is the saddest cartoon death. Also for once it was permeant not like most of the cartoon deaths show. Pops😭😭😭

Pops died to save the universe! he should be number 1

Why is Bria 1 he came back. Pops never comes back. Pops was my faveroite

8 Chef (South Park)

He was my favorite and he left South Park acting because his cult of Scientology was insulted.

This one was much sadder than kennys because we knew he wouldn't come back

9 Jiraiya (Naruto)
10 Seymour the Dog (Futurama)

After an entire episode of Fry trying to clone his 1000 years gone dog, accompanied by flash backs of his dog trying to find him, he changed his mind in the end after seeing the effort Bender put in to try to get Fry's attention, as he felt he was going to be replaced by the dog. He would say that Seymour (his dog) probably forgot about him anyways and moved on, as Fry walked away from the fossilized remains of his old friend.

However, that would be contradicted in the following scene, showing Seymour waiting outside of Fry's work a 1000 years in the past, after Fry was frozen. It would show the years pass as he aged and the pizzaria close down, sitting in the same spot he would sit at as he waited for Fry to get out of work, before he was frozen. At the end of the flashback, he slowly laid down his feeble body and closed his eyes, presumably for the last time, alone, but loyally awaiting for Fry even to the very end.

He wasn't a big character but he left me bawling when he died.


This Should Truly Be Number 1

The Contenders
11 Charlotte (Charlotte's Web)
12 Pearl Burton (Family Guy)
13 Asuma Sarutobi (Naruto) Asuma Sarutobi is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Not a cartoon. Anime.

14 Neji Hyuga (Naruto)

Anime, not a cartoon.

15 Kyle Broflovski (South Park) Kyle Broflovski is a main character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on co-creator Matt Stone.

I wouldn't be watching South Park without Kyle, and this is why I don't watch Imaginationland! What's even more sad is the reason why Cartman revived him

Here's what's also sad: If Kyle hadn't made that agreement with Cartman (or if he had already done "it"), then he wouldn't have revived him. Cartman would've just paraded all around and let Kyle be :(

16 Optimus Prime (Transformers) Optimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers franchise. Optimus Prime is consistently depicted as having strong moral character, excellent leadership, and sound decision-making skills, and possesses brilliant military tactics, powerful martial arts, and advanced alien weaponry.

Optimus prime death was because of hot rod who is a puck

I Cryed until I was dehydrated.

17 Zane (Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)

Zane was seen in "The Titanium Ninja where he sacrifices himself in order to destroy the overlord to protect his friends. At the end of the episode Kai gives a speech at Zane's funeral and hopefully Zane might be still alive in the next episode.

His sacrifice was really sa

18 Mufasa (The Lion King) Mufasa is a major character in Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He is Simba's father, Sarabi's mate, Scar's older brother, and was King of the Pride Lands until his death.
19 Gin Ichimaru (Bleach) Gin Ichimaru is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.
20 Atlas (Astro Boy)

In Atlas' last appearance in the series (Atlas Forever), Astro Boy found out that he was Atlas' brother. At the end of the episode, Atlas gave up his evil ways and sacrificed himself to save the world.

It is so sad that Atlas tried to Save Mr. Tokugawa from getting sucked away from space. And Astro tried to give him a hand to pull him over. But Atlas refused to help Astro as he drifts away into space.

Atlas died in an shuttle accident of trying to Save his father. And he floats off I to space.

This episode is from Astro vs. Atlas.

21 Jet (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
22 Numbuh 1 (Kids Next Door)
23 Casey (Object Overload)
24 Jawa (Mixels)
25 Edna Krabappel (The Simpsons) Edna Krabappel is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons, who was voiced by Marcia Wallace until her death in October 2013. She was the teacher of Bart Simpson's 4th grade class at Springfield Elementary School.

Her death was offscreen, but the aftermath makes it sad. I’m glad that LEGO made a minifigure of her in tribute to her voice actress.

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