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Re: Which Fictional Death Affected You Most?
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2023, 10:57:59 PM »

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Saw this on Twitter. 

It could be from a movie, tv show, book, etc.

I guess read at your own risk for fear of spoilers.
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Off the top of my head, the most traumatizing ones definitely seem to be stuff I saw in my childhood. Thomas J in My Girl, Artex in Neverending Story, Charlotte from Charlotte's web.

Definitely need to think of adult ones.

Artex’s death was brutal.

How about the guy in the tower in Saving Private Ryan?

He had advocated for killing the Nazi but they wouldn’t. Then the Nazi gets a knife on him in the tower. The guy screams for his friend down the stairwell who is too scared to help and just whimpers and cries.

And the Nazi tells the the guy to shhhhh, shhhhh, as he slowly pushes the knife into his chest.

My wife still has nightmares about that scene.

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« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2023, 11:05:30 PM »

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Sean Connery in The Untouchables.

But also, how cool was Andy Garcia’s character?

“You got him?”

“I got him.”

BANG!

Re: Which Fictional Death Affected You Most?
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2023, 01:18:07 AM »

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Somewhat obscure, but one as an adult, is Stormy Llewellyn from Odd Thomas. Just unexpected and heartbreaking from Thomas' point of view.

I used to read those books!

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« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2023, 02:28:03 AM »

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Most Surprising:

Ned Stark (GOT - TV Series)

Ones That Affected Me Most:

John Coffey - The Green Mile

Rorschach - The Watchmen

Not the TV series, but reading A Game of Thrones in 2000 and reading about his death almost made me throw the book across the room  :police:
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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2023, 09:46:12 AM »

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Somewhat obscure, but one as an adult, is Stormy Llewellyn from Odd Thomas. Just unexpected and heartbreaking from Thomas' point of view.

I used to read those books!
me too.  really good series of books.  the end was sad though

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« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2023, 11:07:18 AM »

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Ned Stark (GOT - TV Series)

Ones That Affected Me Most:

John Coffey - The Green Mile

Rorschach - The Watchmen

Not the TV series, but reading A Game of Thrones in 2000 and reading about his death almost made me throw the book across the room  :police:

Yeah.  Ned was a great character, and I couldn’t believe he was really dead for awhile.  I assumed they bring him back somehow, but nope.


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« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2023, 09:06:45 PM »

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Most Surprising:

Ned Stark (GOT - TV Series)

Ones That Affected Me Most:

John Coffey - The Green Mile

Rorschach - The Watchmen

Not the TV series, but reading A Game of Thrones in 2000 and reading about his death almost made me throw the book across the room  :police:

Yeah.  Ned was a great character, and I couldn’t believe he was really dead for awhile.  I assumed they bring him back somehow, but nope.
That would have made GoT typical fantasy fare.  Ned needed to die to advance the story.  It freed the Stark kids to develop.  Ned was too principled and uncompromising to survive GoT.  As Dany commented in a different situation: "What happens to things that don't bend?"

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« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2023, 09:14:48 PM »

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Most Surprising:

Ned Stark (GOT - TV Series)

Ones That Affected Me Most:

John Coffey - The Green Mile

Rorschach - The Watchmen

Not the TV series, but reading A Game of Thrones in 2000 and reading about his death almost made me throw the book across the room  :police:

Yeah.  Ned was a great character, and I couldn’t believe he was really dead for awhile.  I assumed they bring him back somehow, but nope.

Would have been wild if they brought him back as a white Walker

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« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2023, 09:53:14 PM »

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Most Surprising:

Ned Stark (GOT - TV Series)

Ones That Affected Me Most:

John Coffey - The Green Mile

Rorschach - The Watchmen

Not the TV series, but reading A Game of Thrones in 2000 and reading about his death almost made me throw the book across the room  :police:

Yeah.  Ned was a great character, and I couldn’t believe he was really dead for awhile.  I assumed they bring him back somehow, but nope.

Would have been wild if they brought him back as a white Walker
In the books after the Red Wedding, Caitlyn Stark did come back as something monstrous. 

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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2023, 10:08:23 PM »

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This one is debatable as to whether or not it happened, but I refuse to interpret the end of the Sopranos as Tony getting whacked.  I prefer the interpretation as perhaps we, the viewers, got hit.  But, deep down, I know that's a long shot, so I'm going with Tony Soprano.

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« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2023, 09:13:37 AM »

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Most Surprising:

Ned Stark (GOT - TV Series)

Ones That Affected Me Most:

John Coffey - The Green Mile

Rorschach - The Watchmen

Not the TV series, but reading A Game of Thrones in 2000 and reading about his death almost made me throw the book across the room  :police:

Yeah.  Ned was a great character, and I couldn’t believe he was really dead for awhile.  I assumed they bring him back somehow, but nope.

Would have been wild if they brought him back as a white Walker
In the books after the Red Wedding, Caitlyn Stark did come back as something monstrous.

Man, I kept waiting for them to use that!  She was formidable in that state!
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« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2023, 10:41:20 AM »

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This one is debatable as to whether or not it happened, but I refuse to interpret the end of the Sopranos as Tony getting whacked.  I prefer the interpretation as perhaps we, the viewers, got hit.  But, deep down, I know that's a long shot, so I'm going with Tony Soprano.

Completely forgot about a different one from The Sopranos when Christopher kills his fiance (forget the character's name).  The show was already dark but that took it to another level for me. 

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« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2023, 10:58:52 AM »

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This one is debatable as to whether or not it happened, but I refuse to interpret the end of the Sopranos as Tony getting whacked.  I prefer the interpretation as perhaps we, the viewers, got hit.  But, deep down, I know that's a long shot, so I'm going with Tony Soprano.

Completely forgot about a different one from The Sopranos when Christopher kills his fiance (forget the character's name).  The show was already dark but that took it to another level for me.
Christopher was responsible but it was Silvio who killed Adriana. 

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« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2023, 11:00:03 AM »

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This one is debatable as to whether or not it happened, but I refuse to interpret the end of the Sopranos as Tony getting whacked.  I prefer the interpretation as perhaps we, the viewers, got hit.  But, deep down, I know that's a long shot, so I'm going with Tony Soprano.

Completely forgot about a different one from The Sopranos when Christopher kills his fiance (forget the character's name).  The show was already dark but that took it to another level for me.
Christopher was responsible but it was Silvio who killed Adriana.

"Long Term Parking".  Top 5 Sopranos episode, IMO.


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Re: Which Fictional Death Affected You Most?
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2023, 11:17:42 AM »

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This one is debatable as to whether or not it happened, but I refuse to interpret the end of the Sopranos as Tony getting whacked.  I prefer the interpretation as perhaps we, the viewers, got hit.  But, deep down, I know that's a long shot, so I'm going with Tony Soprano.

Completely forgot about a different one from The Sopranos when Christopher kills his fiance (forget the character's name).  The show was already dark but that took it to another level for me.
Christopher was responsible but it was Silvio who killed Adriana.

That's right.  I couldn't remember if he was there when Silvio did it.