Tell me if I've missed any sad deaths so I can add them to this list
Rank these star wars deaths from saddest to least saddest
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1. Burnt cripple getting fried by Sheev
2. Qui-Gon's penetration by a crackhead
3. Old Ben becomes ghost (Dying)
4. Ol' Mool's last death (hopefully)
5. Both Clone deaths
7. Old, divorced father getting a surprise penetration by his emo son
8. Sequel Luke's (laughable & pathetic) death
9. The Poor Man's Caedus after sucking face with da Rey
Luke’s should have been the most impactful, but RJ screwed it up horribly.
Vader doesn’t deserve a sad response or redemption because he is a terrible individual.
Ben died for no reason.
Han’s should have been pretty rough, but it was too predictable.
1.) Anakin: I don't even really consider the greater context of the franchise with this one. It just hits me hard every time he says "now... go, my son. Leave me." Mark Hammil sells the hell out of that scene and Sebastian Shaw always stuck with me as this frail old man who finally felt at peace. ROTJ is my fav of the OT and Anakin's redemption and defeat of the Emperor has to be one of my all-time favorite moments in the franchise.
2.) Kanan: Such a gorgeously tragic moment that lingers episodes later.
3.) Han: This one gutted me in the theater. I felt it coming as soon as he shouted to his son, but I was bawling right along with Chewie. Harrison Ford and Adam Driver really sell me on their emotional connection, which makes Han's loving hand on his face as he dies all the more devastating.
4.) Maul: Not a tear-jerker, but still sad to think about how his life was completely and utterly wasted in the pursuit of vengeance, and that he was manipulated from the start by powers beyond his control. Beautiful sendoff with Obi-Wan bringing things full circle.
5.) Fives: Never got quite as broken up about this one as some, but it's still a hard-hitting scene. I think what really sells it is the other Clones removing their helmets and Rex's "don't go."
6.) Qui-Gon: The musical impact, Qui-Gon's stunned and saddened face, and young Obi-Wan's "NOOO" are the strongest part of this one.
7.) Luke: I think this got me pretty sad in the theater, but looking back it felt kind of odd. Did he die because he was exhausted by Force-projecting or just because he felt it was his time to move on?
8.) 99: Never tore me up inside as I didn't ever feel too attached to the hunchback. Plus it felt unnecessary, as he waddled out into enemy fire just to get some more grenades even when Cody and Rex were shouting at him not to. He ultimately died for nothing, which I suppose is sad in and of itself, but idk, it just doesn't get me. Tbh the only Clone death that really made me cry was Tech in Bad Batch.
9.) Obi-Wan: This one's not all that sad since the film gives you glimpses that he survived through the Force in the very same scene and during the Trench Run, and he's still a potent presence in the rest of the trilogy despite his limited screentime afterward.
10.) Ben: Nary a tear was shed by me. It just surprised and confused me more than anything. "Ohh, he's reviving Rey? Ohh, they're kissing? Ohh, he died...."
@a_fine_edition: i don't know why but I always got rlly attached to the clones, especially fives, and I cried when he died, which is the only tine ive ever cried at a movie/series. Looking back on it it seems pretty dumb
I think it's more the reactions that sell it. Like when Ben dies Rey kinda just doesn't do much, but when say han died everything went hectic chewie went crazy and finn and Rey reacted too, which made it a lot more emotional than it would have been without these reactions
@ieatnettles: Fair enough. The clones just never really broke me up that much. Don't feel dumb for getting emotional.
The reactions are part of it, but I think it's also just how it happens or why they died. Like Obi-Wan self-sacrifices and then not 30 seconds later is calling out to Luke to run. Luke was devastated by that death, but it never really broke me up inside because you knew Old Ben was still there with him to help. Plus that sly smile on his face and the confusing manner of his death makes it more of a bewildering moment. The movie also moves forward at a pretty quick pace after that and doesn't give you much time to mourn.
With Ben Solo, it was bewildering in a completely different way. They have Rey come back to life, kiss him and share a happy moment, only for him to then suddenly keel over and die. It came out of nowhere and left me scratching my head. It didn't help that I wasn't especially connected to these characters to begin with.
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