WARNING: There are copious spoilers in this post for Last of the Mohicans, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Faith, The Walking Dead, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Lost. Our spoilers are hidden, but proceed with caution! Highlight to read spoilers.
Mirriam NealI have a cemetery. In this cemetery are many, many headstones marking the names of characters who have died unjustly. These are graves I plan on avenging, but for now I can only mourn them – daily. Honestly, some of them just aren’t fair, and here are three of my biggest ‘still not over it’ deaths.
Last of the Mohicans
Uncas (+ Alice)
I’m not talking about the book here (although I thoroughly enjoy the novel) - I’m talking about the 90’s movie version. In this movie we have a gloriously beautiful Eric Schweig playing the Mohican in love with Alice, Colonel Monroe’s youngest daughter. In fact, he’s so in love with her that when Magua, the villain whom I despise and loathe, drags Alice away, Uncas goes after her. This is one of those deaths that is both painful and frustrating to watch every time, because Uncas’s friends and family are literally ten seconds too late. Uncas is killed in his attempt to save Alice, and Alice, distraught at the thought of living the rest of her life with the man who murdered Uncas, jumps off the cliff after him. This death. This scene. This movie. It’s beautiful and tragic and is a favorite, because Uncas is sheer perfection and I’ll never be over his death. Not ever.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Shocking, I know. Me? Including someone from Faith? There are at least three character deaths in this drama that really chap my khakis, but this is probably the biggest. Jang-Bin is entirely lovable and completely kicks gluteus-maximus. He’s the Royal Doctor but also a warrior in his own right, and he basically spends the drama saving lives, fighting defensively, and getting dragged into playing middle-man when the king and queen argue. The biggest gyp? We don’t even get to see his death. We’re told he’s dead and given an item he was protecting from those who killed him, but we never even see the body. I understand that Philip Lee had to leave the show for eye surgery, but couldn’t they at least have filmed a five-second glimpse? It felt so…unresolved. Plus, he was an amazing character and he will always be missed. RIP, Jang-Bin. You are mourned.
Sky DestrianSky here. Like Mirriam, I also have a fictional character graveyard. It's honestly hard to pick which three to feature here, but these are the ones that have bugged me the most...
The Walking Dead
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.