Which TV character's death moved you the most?

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  1. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    The one that comes to mind immediately for me is Wesley on Angel. This guy has gone through hell. He watched the woman he had loved from afar die in his arms, just after she had finally requited his feelings. Then he must watch as the demon that murdered her walks around in her skin. Finally as he lays there dying, she asks him if he wants her to lie to him one last time. When Illyria turns in "Fred" and holds Wesley as he dies, I cannot help but bawl.
     
  2. Leviathan

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    "Talyn....starburst"

    An excellent villain death.
     
  3. CorporalCaptain

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    On of my runners-up is Neroon's death in the Starfire wheel (Babylon 5: "Moments of Transition").
     
  4. Gil T.Azell

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    Even more moving was the last soldier she saved named his new born daughter after her.
     
  5. the G-man

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    For me, the most poignant part wasn't his death. It was the fate of the note on the bulletin board.
     
  6. auntiehill

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    True. That was a great way to acknowledge him but also show that the hospital, of course, went on as usual. We live, we die, and the world continues without us.
     
  7. trevanian

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    Didn't know that about Brody, but I haven't exactly become attached to any HOMELAND character besides Mandy's.

    I have a Sheridan/Delenn special, but it is in the 2nd season quarantine ep (SLEEPING IN LIGHT was an epic monumental fail for me, like most of 5th season, I'd've been so much happier ending with the way they wound up 4th season.) I think Boxleitner's best moment of acting EVER is when he tells he can't let her out if she goes in with the sick folk ... it's like Roger Moore doing the 'eat the heroin' scene in THE WILD GEESE, when you see a professional lightweight step up for once and really deliver the goods (Yeah, I'm one of those few guys who thinks Sinclair was the real deal and Sheridan just an action hero Kirk-knockoff.)

    I think the character death that most destroyed me was the attorney (McNichol) on CHICAGO HOPE, and it all comes from the utterly remarkable performance by, oddly enough, Mandy again, as the doctor. He does the thing which I find almost impossible to get suckered by, the full-on collapse, hiding nothing, letting it all go, and you just can't keep from being caught up in his plight.

    Oh, and Radar's report of Henry Blake's plane being shot down over the sea of Japan ... totally shocking the first time, and anytime it reruns I start tearing up as soon as Radar enters the operating room.
     
  8. Foxhot

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    I remember Pantinkin went from a vertical, to a diagonal, then a horizontal position as his colleagues ushered him out.
    Another extraordinary moment.
     
  9. Trek Survivor

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  10. shivkala

    shivkala Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    All of which makes me think of Ianto...

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  11. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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  12. Forbin

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    Oh, God, yes, I'd forgotten! Brilliant moment!
     
  13. JanewayRulz!

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    Of course, there's Spock's death.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVIt0DYKssI

    The "real" TV Spock, not the re-imagined 21st cent movie Spock.

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    And although we've been anticipating this death since the miniseries, I still cried when it finally came.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGO53cK-5vE

    Roslin in nuBSG

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    There were so many amazing deaths in Xena: Warrior Princess. The first that truly hit me was Xena's son, Solon. OMG

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQwSYZUv-rY

    The next that tore at me was, surprise/surprise... Joxer and finally.. like Roslin's expected exit... the final sacrifice (even if not exactly a goodbye) was Xena's on that damn mountain top.

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    Another death that shocked me was Lucretia at the end of season 2 ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPJXfYYH-ns

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    Then again, there was so much death in Spartacus that each one got worse and worse. Starting with sweet Varo in season 1.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU1nYObqFaI

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  14. Caligula

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    I can't imagine narrowing it down. There's been so many over the years. One that really got to me was Holly Marten on Eureka. Her resurrection a few episodes later might disqualify it, but her death scene was so harsh coming from such a lighthearted show.

    Also, more recently from Netflix's Hemlock Grove...

    Letha Godfrey. I know her character wasn't well-loved like some of the others are, but her death by childbirth messed me up, especially after all the effort that Roman and Peter had put into keeping her safe.
     
  15. The Borgified Corpse

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    For me, there are a bunch of also-rans. But the top 2 are always going to be: Fred & Cordelia from Angel.

    Cordelia was a hell of a sucker-punch, made all the worse because I feel like I SHOULD have seen it coming. (The unconscious woman in the hospital room as got to be the greatest double-fake-out in TV history.)

    It was shortly after Cordelia's death that it was announced that the show was ending that season. Right after that, Fred died. And I couldn't help but wonder if the next 6 episodes would just be a gradual picking off of the characters one by one until Angel was the only one left by the finale. (Made me really scared for Spike when Illyria staked him in "Time Bomb.")

    And even now, whenever I rewatch Fred's death, and I've rewatched that season a lot, it still hits me with the exact same severity that it did the very first time. Maybe not the death itself so much. I think I'm more haunted by her flashback appearance at the end of "Shells." And then, when Illyria started impersonating her a few episodes later, it just twisted the knife! As cruel as Whedon is, he's never wielded the knife with more pain or precision!
     
  16. trevanian

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    A relative of hers who bore a striking resemblance ... I was so mad I almost kicked my TV set in when it happened. About the only thing that ever made me as angry was the last shot of the last ep ...
     
  17. BigJake

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    Too true.

    I feel like I may be the last person on earth to have watched the last season of Breaking Bad, but just in case I'm not:

    Andrea Castillo. Both in her own right as a civilian and mother who gets whacked by Dead-Eyed Todd for the sake of convenience -- Jack and his arseholes don't even need the money at that point -- and for the Horrible Damnation her death constitutes for Jesse.
     
  18. shivkala

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    I finished Breaking Bad a few weeks ago, so maybe we're tied for the last two people to have finished. That death was made worse by the fact that:

    I'm assuming Brock was in the house (hopefully sleeping) when his mother was killed.
     
  19. The Borgified Corpse

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    That pissed me off, if only because they killed him while he was helping them. Meanwhile Harmony betrayed them to Hamilton but got away with a good letter of recommendation.

    Yeah, technically, she was on there for a year and a half. But that still makes her, by far, the shortest run of any ADA on the show. (And while I agree her death was shocking, I think most of us were more shocked the previous year when Serena Southerlyn got fired.)
     
  20. The Borgified Corpse

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    I can't believe I forgot this one: River Song! Most TV deaths nail you in the gut the first time but then the sting gets dulled with time. River Song, in true River Song fashion, does it backwards. Her death just gets harder with subsequent viewings.

    "Time can be rewritten."
    "Not those times. Not one line. Don't you dare."

    :(

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