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Way to start off the weekend with a depressing subject, #5FandomFriday. I could honestly do a much longer list just from people who died in books that left me scared for days, but I’ve decided to go by a different criteria. These are the deaths that, whenever I start to think about them or talk about them, I still tear up, no matter how long ago these deaths happened.
So let’s all commiserate together about these painful deaths because they still hurt for me. Of course, MASSIVE CRAZY SPOILERS AHEAD FOR:
- Feed by Mira Grant
- Something Strange & Deadly series by Susan Dennard
Wash from Serenity
Damn you, Joss! Hadn’t we sacrificed enough with your shows? Couldn’t Book’s death have been enough? Did you really have to take Wash from us too? He was the heart and soul of this ragtag team of space smugglers, who could pilot a ship like no other and you ripped him away in a split second as though he was nothing at all. And yet I still watch anything you put together as though you aren’t just going to rip my heart out again and do a Riverdance on it. I am obviously not very smart.
Bobby from Supernatural
Yes, he came back as a ghost and helped the boys out. Then he came back again in Heaven to help the boys out. But it’s not the same. Bobby was the glue that held this world together, the surrogate dad to every other hunter that appeared. He was the solid foundation that the Winchesters built their lives on, and now he’s gone. It would be a too much of a cop out if they brought him back – though dead isn’t permanent on a show like Supernatural unless your John Winchester – but we still miss him every episode.
Charlie from Lost
Not Penny’s boat. A noble sacrifice from a damaged man that just wanted to feel whole again and find some redemption. With those three words scrawled on his open palm, he managed to provide some advanced warning to the dangers that headed towards his friends. Even though the entire episode forecast Charlie’s death from the very beginning, it still hurt and the show was never the same for me.
Georgia from Feed by Mira Grant
I don’t think there will ever be a day when I will be able to think about this book without feeling a sudden need to sob uncontrollably. I can tell you the gist of the plot of this book, but what stuck with me was Georgia’s final moments. As a blogger covering a presidential election cycle in a world filled with zombies, she’s writing her final piece, racing against time after getting bit herself, while her brother Shaun is standing behind her with a gun to a head waiting for the moment she starts to turn. This part of the story is told through the post she’s writing and her capability to piece words together start failing her. And then it’s over. When the story comes back, Shaun is now the narrator and I am destroyed. There were so many emotions in those last few pages of Georgia’s story that I found myself sobbing uncontrollably at midnight in a way that I hadn’t for years. I can’t bring myself to read the rest of the series without Georgia. This book broke me and I’ve never quite been the same.
Which is a really weird thing to say about a book involving zombies.
Daniel from Something Strange & Deadly series by Susan Dennard
Speaking of books about zombies, Susan Dennard enjoys breaking hearts too. It’s not until the final pages of the final book in the Something Strange & Deadly series that the man who stole Eleanor’s heart (and mine) gets in over his head one too many times, but it still didn’t feel like enough time with him. Daniel was a genius inventory with a rough exterior and a heart of gold, who just wanted to be left alone and save the world from evil. I kept waiting for him to come back. For some sort of magic to resurrect him in perfect shape, but then the final page was done and I closed the book and I knew what it was to have “major book feels”.
Runner Ups: Most of the people that have been on Supernatural, especially the Trickster/Michael, Charlie, Balthazar, Jo and Ellen, Rufus, Ash, and the Winchesters’ poor half-brother who’s still stuck in the pit with Lucifer. (After)Life sucks for that kid. The only ones that don’t fall on this list are all angels that aren’t the Trickster.
And now I’m going to crawl into bed for a nice long cry. Whose death destroyed you the most? Share in the comments so we can be miserable together.