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Ok.

So, recently Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) kicked the bucket.

Since he was a high profile hero, being on the fantastic four, i wanted to ask:

Which hero deaths in comics & cartoons had you genuinly feeling sad? For me i guess, the most recent one was Nova's and Starlord's sacrifice in Thanos Imperative. Shit was epic. Of course, as a kid, i wept in the original Transformers movie too.



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Heh, so i guess no one reads comics.



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No, because it never lasts. Johnny will return due to time travel or some sort of Marvel equivalent of Crisis on Infinite Earths, or we'll figure out it was actually caused by Scarlet Witch's pmsing, or Mantis will intercede to rewrite the rules of reality (again), or some combination of the set

As far as American comics go, at any rate. If Anime characters die, they usually stay dead (but that's *if* they actually die, unlike, say, Pell in One Piece, Momo Hinamori in Bleach, or Gaara in Naruto, hell, the whole frickin' village of Konoha in Naruto at one point...)

Spoilers also help to diminish the emotional impact, but if i really liked a character and am certain that they are actually dead, then yes, i can get sad. Kamina in Gurren-Lagann did that, as did Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist



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Sad? only 2 times cause superman came back.. cap america came back.. batman came back.. even freaking bucky and robin (2) came back... other characters like cable can stay dead.. they ain't worth a tear

the only time i was sad was with Bambi's mother and ofcourse Mufasa in the Lion king, when  simba tries to crawl under his paw... :(



 

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Though I had problems with parts of the story, the build-up to Superman's death was pretty amazing. A six issue long fight across the country.

And everybody felt just a little bit sad when Marv died in Sin City.




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Well, in american comics there was a saying, that everyone comes back except uncle Ben, Bucky and Jason Todd. But even that rule was brocken, at least with the last two. We are not arguing that death is permanent, rather which "leave of absence" was more impactful for you personally in comics. In cartoons, death seems to stick more (Disney is a prime example in that). Superman dying back then was a big deal because when people think comics, Superman is the most iconic. Cap dying was big, because he is a symbol of an iddilic America. It's the way of death that's interresting in comics, the last stand under overwhelming enemies, rather than the time until the eventual return.



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Comics: Rorschach and V

Animated Movies: Mufasa,Carl's wife in Up, The little girl in Grave of the Fireflies,

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No, because it never lasts. Johnny will return due to time travel or some sort of Marvel equivalent of Crisis on Infinite Earths, or we'll figure out it was actually caused by Scarlet Witch's pmsing, or Mantis will intercede to rewrite the rules of reality (again), or some combination of the set

As far as American comics go, at any rate. If Anime characters die, they usually stay dead (but that's *if* they actually die, unlike, say, Pell in One Piece, Momo Hinamori in Bleach, or Gaara in Naruto, hell, the whole frickin' village of Konoha in Naruto at one point...)

Spoilers also help to diminish the emotional impact, but if i really liked a character and am certain that they are actually dead, then yes, i can get sad. Kamina in Gurren-Lagann did that, as did Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist


I agree. Captain America got assassinated,but, came back. In mangas/anime, when a character dies they are usually dead. When we see a dead character return in mangas/anime its usually in flashbacks or memories.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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