Character death?

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Destinie
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Tue May 21, 2013 4:08 pm

Somehow I've never commented on this thread...?

The only Anime character death that really caught me off guard was Hughes in FMA. (I'm not even going to put that under a spoiler. I think everybody knows this by now.) I was upset by it in the way that the death of the character invoked some emotions in me. I actually appreciate it in the story line because it was a real driving force for Mustang in what he did and why. I think that aided to a lot of character development, so I appreciated it.

I guess a character death isn't something I'm too often moved by.

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Tue May 21, 2013 6:21 pm

Mine was Ulquiorra in BLEACH. It moved me so much, even in the manga, which has no music (the music just makes it worse in the anime [but not in a bad way]). His death hit me so hard because I found him incredibly interesting and the way he died from Hollow!Ichigo just tore me apart. The way he reached out and asked Orihime if she was afraid of him also hit me hard. The way Kubo executed it was so raw with emotion that I needed to take a break from reading for several minutes.
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Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:12 pm

I think that, for me, a character's death isn't really important in moving the story line 'forward' or plot-related, but how the characters around him/her are affected from that point on. I'm more interested on a character's development and outlook on life afterwards because it mirrors our own personal experiences in the real world.

Personally, I think most good authors have some sort of similar thought in mind whenever they decide to kill off someone. And I think that its totally cool in terms of thinking about why we're emotionally affected by a character death. At the same time, as the audience, emotional attachment to a character sometimes removes people from trying to understand the purpose of their death, which usually isn't obvious until the aftermath, or somewhere else down the story.

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Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:33 pm

I know it's really loling, but the only death that comes to my mind is Lelouch's in Code Geass. Not counting the ridiculous way he falled, or even the whole thing behind his scheme, but honestly, it was Nunnally's sorrow that really really got to me. It was just so upsetting that Lelouch did all these crazy things just for me, and yet all she begs was that she was happy with her cruel circumstances as long as he was alive. The music didn't help either.

I definitely agree with Stefi about the concept of character death, not sure how to add to that haha.
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