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5 Fictional Characters Who Were Killed Off for Absolutely No Reason

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Fictional characters do this annoying thing where they just up and die, and they do it right when you were getting attached to them. Sometimes authors have REASONS for killing off characters, including but not limited to “it was necessary to move the plot forward” and also “SYMBOLISM.” 

But other times, authors kill off characters for no reason other than “Why not?” The character’s death serves no greater purpose, none at all, besides making you feel vaguely sad for the rest of the day so that all your normal activities (eating tacos, doing homework, summoning demons, whatever it is people do) are tinged with melancholy. Here are just five characters whose deaths were as random as they were unnecessary.

Topics: Books
Tags: harry potter, romeo and juliet, books we love, the hunger games, to kill a mockingbird, the odyssey, classic literature, go set a watchman, fictional deaths, we hardly knew ye

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