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What’s the saddest death in all of Star Wars?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by The Senate, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Chosen One star 6

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    Backstory: When I was younger (like 12 or 13), I read the junior novelization of The Force Awakens before I watched the actual movie, for complicated reasons that would take too long to explain. Even before I read that, I knew most of what happened in the movie anyways from visual dictionaries and talking to people, etc. So by the time I actually watched the Force Awakens, Han's death wasn't too emotional for me because I'd already experienced the shock and sadness of it from other sources. But when I tell you that I cried when I first read that novelization, I mean I really, really cried. So unconventional as it was, that was the saddest death for me.
     
  2. afterlight

    afterlight Jedi Master star 4

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    Kuiil's death really gets to me. He willingly -- and with much reluctance -- surrenders the peace and freedom of his old age to protect a child from the same regime that once enslaved him, and ultimately dies by its hand just feet away from safety. And absolutely nothing he owns or creates survives him, save for whatever of his is rusting back on Arvala-7.
     
  3. Nhisso

    Nhisso Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Ok im changing my answer to this one lol.
     
  4. Elder74

    Elder74 Jedi Knight star 2

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    The end of Episode 6.
     
  5. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Saga / WNU Manager -King of the North star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    The end of civility between Star Wars fans after the PT.
     
  6. someoneinpassing

    someoneinpassing Jedi Knight star 2

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    The scene of the Ewok dying in ROTJ, and his friend grieving, has always touched a nerve with me. It's moments like that (such as the Rancor's owner weeping over its death) that make SW feel "lived in" and real.

    Like others, I was also going to mention Luke's death in TLJ. But I'm not sure "sad" fully conveys how I feel about that. More like: frustrating, pathetic, are-you-kidding me; I can't believe I waited 30+ years for this. You get the idea.
     
  7. afterlight

    afterlight Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh, man, the rancor trainer always makes me super sad. Like, I feel weird about it, but pet grief hits hard.
     
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  8. Darthvader1975

    Darthvader1975 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Saddest deaths for me where

    1 vaders death
    2 lukes death.
    3 leias death
    4 Owen and beru lars
     
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  9. clone commander bossk

    clone commander bossk Ostrich Velocity Expert star 5

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    I've found all the major character deaths sad for obhious reasons,but i've always found the death of fives the saddest.

    The scene were the shock troopers take off the helmets really puts the cherry on top of this sad,sad cake.
     
  10. Jedi_Prophet77

    Jedi_Prophet77 Jedi Master star 4

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    I would immediately respond Han Solo here, but Vader's death is indeed still very sad. So is Anakin's 'death' in III.
     
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  11. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Master star 4

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    baby Ewok hands down
     
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  12. CrAsHcHaOs

    CrAsHcHaOs Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    When Salacious Crumb died in ROTJ when Jabba's sail barge exploded. Never again will we hear his laugh. RIP Salacious Crumb.
     
  13. The Togruta Jedi

    The Togruta Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    On screen: Han Solo

    Off screen: Carrie Fisher
     
  14. I Are The Internets

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    Ric Olie because I know in my heart of hearts he will die at some point
     
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  15. wobbits

    wobbits Force Ghost star 4

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    Shmi, Anakin, Vader
     
  16. study888

    study888 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yoda. That one got to me when I first saw it.
     
  17. MY Millennium Falcon

    MY Millennium Falcon Jedi Knight star 3

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    Han Solo dying at the hands of his son in TFA

    (So seeing him return in almost the same situation and dialog in TROS was another strong emotional event, but this time to redeem Ben Solo and turn him back to the light!)
     
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  18. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    Can't believe I'm having so much trouble coming up with examples of tragic deaths in SW. But I think in the end I'll go with the Ewok in ROTJ...followed by Anakin Solo...Qui-Gon...and Jango Fett.
     
  19. KaleeshFett

    KaleeshFett Jedi Knight star 1

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    Besides the obvious ones like Darth Vader and Han Solo, Kanan Jarrus from Rebels always gets me.
     
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  20. SithOverlord101

    SithOverlord101 Jedi Master star 4

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    Legends: Falynn Sandskimmer/Ton Phanon -- those Wraith Squadron deaths hurt

    Canon: Fives/Padme
     
  21. Darth__Lobot

    Darth__Lobot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  22. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Tuan We may her soul rest well
     
  23. Skorge

    Skorge Jedi Knight star 2

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    IG-11

    R.I.P. you crazy Aimbot
     
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  24. clone commander bossk

    clone commander bossk Ostrich Velocity Expert star 5

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    That meme tribute actually made me really sad! :_|[face_laugh]
     
  25. Prequelfan93

    Prequelfan93 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Good question i don't know considering force heal can now bring back anyone from the dead it seems. As Jake Skywalker said no ones ever really gone.