Maybe it was lazy writing, maybe there was no other choice. But it's safe to say that none of these fictional characters deserved their fate. Thanks to a Twitter prompt posted by user Michael Matteo Rossi, we've compiled 10 of the most gut-wrenching character endings to ever hit the silver screen.
Tatum Riley - Scream
Unfortunately if you're friends with Sidney Prescott, you die.
Gaston - Beauty and the Beast
Gaston truly just wants to marry and care for Belle, until a furry man-beast decides to kidnap her. But sure, he deserved to die *sarcasm.*
Dobby - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Dobby does everything he can to protect Harry, and ends up getting stabbed by a thrown knife.
Black Widow - Avengers: Endgame
Just one of the multiple times I cried during this film. Thanos really is one of the worst fictional villains ever.
Thomas J. Sennett - My Girl
Talk about traumatizing children's movies. Spoiler Alert: He can't see without his glasses!
Mufasa - The Lion King
Although Mufasa definitely did not deserve to be thrown off a cliff into a stampede by his brother, this tragedy awakens the King inside of Simba so there's that.
Finnick Odair - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Imagine surviving not one, but two hunger games, marrying the woman of your dreams, only to go ahead and die in a sewer. Absolute garbage.
Zara - Jurassic World
Not even a main character, Zara just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Perhaps the most horrific death of the entire series.
Littlefoot's Mother - The Land Before Time
This is a kid's movie! What are we doing here?! Break out the tissues.
G-Baby - Hardball
Last but certainly not least. Gone but never forgotten. G-Baby dies as a result of stray bullets during a drive-by. This one hurts. Rest in peace, young king.