Oh No They Didn’t — 15 Fictional Deaths We Will NEVER Get Over!

Are you still mad about the loss of one of your favorite characters? You’re not alone. After someone asked an entertainment forum: “What fictional death are you still not over?” Here are THEIR most hurtful losses. Do you agree?

1. Mama Longneck

The Land before time Littlefoots mom Amblin
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Littlefoot’s mother from The Land Before Time was a devastating loss to our young, unsuspecting minds. “Littlefoot, let your heart guide you, it whispers, so listen closely.”

2. Ellie Fredricksen

Up Carl saying goodbye Ellie
Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Disney rips your heart out rather quickly in the beloved film Up when you fall in love with and lose Ellie in the first ten minutes. A film buff expresses: “That whole sequence is an absolute masterpiece. The fact that so many people know it and feel such strong emotions from a clip a few minutes long without any words is amazing.”

3. Wilson

Cast Away Wilson
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

Thousands of people cried tears for Wilson from Cast Away. “Tom Hanks made you believe a volleyball was a supporting actor, and when he floated away, and Hanks was completely destroyed, it was so heartbreaking.” This scene always gets me too. I never thought I’d sob over a volleyball drifting out to sea. 

4. Artax

The NeverEnding Story
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Speaking of childhood trauma, losing Artax, Atreyu’s horse in The Neverending Story, gutted me and many others. Several readers inform that it’s somehow more tragic in the book. 

5. Brooks Hatlen

Brooks Shawshank Redemption
Image Credit: Columbia Pictures.

One writes, “Brooks was here,” a reference to Brooks Hatlen’s death in the masterpiece The Shawshank Redemption. A second moviegoer quotes Brooks: “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry,” before suggesting, “Gets truer each passing year.”

6. BingBong

BingBong Inside Out
Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

BingBong in Inside Out was such a devastating moment that —it genuinely made my body sob. My toddler lunged over the end of the bed and screamed, “Oh NO! BingBong,” while extending her arm down to catch him. Double sobs. 

7. Henry Blake

MASH Henry Blakes death
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox Television.

Numerous forum members confess that losing Henry Blake from MASH was gut-wrenching. An avid fan informs: “Radar’s face as he reads the news — and they still all have to keep performing surgery.”

8. Leslie Burke

Bridge to Terabithia
Image Credit: Summit Entertainment.

My mom did me so dirty on this one. I was an adult when she told me I needed to watch this “Wonderful film (Bridge to Teribithia.” And it was great until Leslie Burke died, and the pain of a thousand punches hit you in the gut all at once.

9. Thomas J. Sennett

My Girl
Images Credit: Columbia Pictures.

“Where are his glasses? He can’t see without his glasses,” will forever be a line that causes people’s throats to choke back tears. Thomas J. Sennett from My Girl and his love for Vada Sultenfuss led him to the bee hive looking for her ring. 

10. Primrose Everdeen

Primrose Everdeen Hunger Games
Image Credit: Lionsgate.

Losing Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay was hard to swallow. Katniss’s journey begins when she volunteers as tribute to save her sister. So to lose her full circle was numbing. Someone confesses to crying more than they have ever cried reading a book before. 

11. Mufasa

The Lion King Mufasa
Image Credit: Disney.

Countless children were introduced to death when we lost Mufasa in The Lion King. One elaborates, “Genuinely, upon reflection, I think this was the first movie death I was confronted with as a child that did not shy away from showing it.

And you’re seeing it through Simba’s eyes. Simba cuddles up to his dead dad after he can’t wake him up. Just brutal. I think this was the first time I started to really understand what death meant.”

12. LTJG Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw

Top Gun Great balls of Fire
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.

“Talk to me, Goose” is another line forever engrained into our minds after losing him in Top Gun. Another generation is morning the loss of Goose (Anthony Edwards) with the legacy sequel Top Gun: Maverick. An ER lover adds, “And then all over again with Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) on ER. I still can barely make it through ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ — ugh! That ukulele!” 

13. Tony Stark — Iron Man

Tony Stark Endgame
Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios.

Without a doubt, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is a favorite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and a primary reason for so many Avengers films. Watching him sacrifice himself in Avengers: Endgame is a tear-fest galore. 

14. Charles ‘Charlie’ B. Barkin

All Dogs Go To Heaven MGM
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Another moment of childhood trauma has entered the chat with the loss of Charles ‘Charlie’ B. Barkin from All Dog’s Go to Heaven. Many forum members admit shedding tears at a young age over this loss.

15. The T-800

Terminator 2 T-800 dies
Image Credit: Tri-Star Pictures.

One of the greatest films of all time, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, has a scene that will forever go down in history as one of the saddest in cinema. The T-800 slowly disappearing into the molten metal with a thumbs up is heartbreaking. “I know now why you cry, but it’s something I can never do.” I cry every time.”

26 Once Hilarious Comedy Films That You’re Not Allowed to Laugh at Today

Revenge of the Nerds
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Although comedy movies have always been a source of amusement and laughter, society’s expectations and sensibilities have changed over time. What was previously seen as hilarious and acceptable may be viewed as improper or offensive today. Let’s look at some once brilliant comedy movies that are unlikely to be produced or laughed at in the current cultural climate (unless you grew up watching them).

25 Fan Voted Greatest Television Episodes of All Time, Do You Agree?

The Twilight Zone
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With thousands upon thousands of television episodes over the decades, it is difficult to narrow down the best. However, one entertainment forum tried to do just that. Do you agree with their picks?

15 of the Worst Series Finales of Your Favorite Shows on Television

How I Met Your Mother
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Have you ever been disappointed with a TV series finale? You’re not alone. After someone asked a popular online entertainment forum what the worst series finales are, here is what they had to say. Do you agree?

15 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Terrible and Have No Business Being Glorified

Indiana Jones
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Are there any fictional characters people love and revere that you can’t stand? I think you can rip apart just about any cast on a sitcom. I’m looking at you How I Met Your MotherSeinfeld, and The Big Bang Theory. After someone asked an online forum for examples of terrible fictional characters that people love, here are their most interesting responses.

10 Magnificent Performances That Tricked Us Into Loving Terrible Movies

Tombstone
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Ready for some controversy? First, let me preface that I do NOT agree with several of the films listed on this list. Recently, an online film forum member asked about amazing performances in terrible films. Again, don’t hate the reporter. These are not my picks.

Source: Reddit.

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Elizabeth Ervin is the owner of Sober Healing. She is a freelance writer passionate about opioid recovery and has celebrated breaking free since 09-27-2013. She advocates for mental health awareness and encourages others to embrace healing, recovery, and Jesus.