For comic book characters, death isn’t quite the final condition it is for the rest of us. It’s more of an annoying flu that sidelines them for a few years at most before they find a way to kick it. WatchMojo has put together a list of the 10 saddest superhero deaths in which the condition stuck (it also included supporting characters on the list, and given the subject matter it goes without saying that this is a SPOILER intensive list.
Most of the entries come from films outside the MCU and DCEU, both of which have been pretty merciful to characters so far (unless they were underdeveloped villains). I have a feeling that the MCU’s mercy, at least, is going to change with Avengers 3 & 4 in a big way, but most of the entries on this list come from X-Men, Spider-Man, and pre-DCEU Batman installments. While I agree with a lot of the choices (and the rule that no one resurrected should be included), choosing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 or X-Men: Apocalypse over Watchmen struck me as a particularly grievous oversight. I definitely agree with #1, but I think there should be two entrants from Logan on the list. What traumas did you find left out? Let’s grieve together, people!
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I agree, there should be 2 deaths from Logan on this list and none from TASM2. As a. Sidenote, I think both the MCU and DCEU need to kill off a hero or two to help restore actual tension and raise the stakes.
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Well, I think Infinity War is going to seriously thin the herd, especially with the FOX characters incoming. If I had to guess, I’d say Cap, Hawkeye, and Vision at least were goners. Probably more over the next two Avengers films. The DCEU has actually killed more supporting characters, but it needs to firm up its footing and get direction before offing huge pillars.