Death is everywhere these days. Whether it’s a movie, TV show, or video game, it seems that every piece of media released in the past decade has been designed to kill off as many characters as it can.
So why do so many get it wrong?
Killing a character can be a good thing, if it’s done right. If not then it leaves the audience dejected, mad, and more importantly feeling just that little bit robbed. Worse than that sometimes the death is so egregious that it can single-handedly ruin an entire franchise in one fell swoop.
After all there’s nothing worse than getting attached to a character, growing with them through multiple instalments of a series, and watching them develop as the story goes on – only for for them to be ripped away for no good reason at all. Especially when there are so many other, worse characters that could have taken that bullet.
Whether they were killed for reasons good or bad, the following characters bit the dust one way or another, and their respective series have simply never been the same.