THIS THREAD CONTAINS SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE TELEVISION SHOWS AND MOVIES IN QUESTION, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. Here we'll discuss the various onscreen deaths of characters from TV shows and Movies with how they drove the plot and affected the show and get general feelings on the event. Our first character death to discuss will be Jonathan Kent from Smallville. JK's death occurred in the 100th Episode of the series titled "Reckoning". Here Clark is forced to make a choice to save someone he loves. At first Lana dies but uses the Fortress of Solitude to bring her back. As a result, JK's life is taken. The death of a major character was forshadowed for quite sometime going back to the 3rd episode of season 5. When I first watched this episode I was shocked. I really loved JK and how John Schneider played him. As for how this affected the plot, I believe it was neccessary for it to happen in order for Clark to realize the limits of his powers and that he needs to accept his responsibility that comes with his powers for looking after the world.