Saddest character death.
I’m going to spring a surprise or two with this one. First up is the young king everyone loves to hate, Joffrey from Game of Thrones.
His death isn’t sad because you mourn the passing of the character. It’s sad because as he passes away, you are reminded that for all her faults, his mother Cersi is losing a child, which is the worst, most unimaginably painful experience anyone can face.
This brings me to the saddest character death I can think of, one that still feels like a punch to the gut whenever I think of it. The end of season 2 of Spartacus features Lucretia forcibly takes Ilithyia’s baby, and then ‘joins’ her dead husband, by stepping back off a sheer drop, with the baby still in her arms.
If I said that scene brought tears to my arms, it would be an understatement.