This thread contains massive spoilers, t(h)read carefully (ha!) Sometimes, the creators of our favourite shows/books/games/stories decide to be reeeal dickheads, and suddenly off one of, or several of our favourite characters. On occasion, character death can actually be very helpful plot devices that move the story onwards, but most of the time, it seems like nothing but an aggressive method to attack us consumer's emotions. One character death that I think actually aided the story was the death of Madoka Magica spoilers (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Madoka Magica spoilers (open) Madoka Magica spoilers (close) Tomoe Mami in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. At first, I was just in shock, and I really didn't like it because I loved her as a character, but i the end, her death made me like the series even more. Harry Potter spoilers (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Harry Potter spoilers (open) Harry Potter spoilers (close) On the other hand, I think pretty much all deaths in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows were unnecessary. Like, Hedwig being offed within the first few pages for no reason. Remus, Tonks, and Fred being killed in the Battle of Hogwarts, towards the very end of the book. It didn't give the story any more depth, it just made me dislike it more. So, what are some memorable character deaths you can think of, and, what do you think of them?