Post # 1
Stolen from I09. It’s a really interesting discussion IMO, but I hate Kinja and refuse to try and deal with their comment system right now.
Plus, I think the bees will probably have more diverse ideas than 25% saying “Batman” and another 25% saying the dog from the Jurassic Bark episode of Futurama.
Post # 3
@EffieTrinket: Sorry, is there a link or a poll? I’d definitely like to discuss! I hate that kinja system too.
Post # 5
@starlitgirl: No, it’s really just more a question aimed at the bees. In other words, out of all the stories (books, movies,etc.) you’ve heard, what character has the most tragic backstory?
Post # 7
Heathcliff, from Wuthering Heights or Robbie from Atonement.
I see a pp said Snape, and I’ve got to agree that’d he’d definitely be up there as well!
Post # 9
Peter Pan– if this makes sense– suuuuper tragic in that every time someone dies (a lost boy, tinkerbell, etc) he forgets they ever existed.
Post # 10
Of any character ever? Not from a particular series?
Ram Mohamed Thomas from the book Q&A was pretty friggin tragic. If you can believe it, I happened to be reading the book when I got a call from World Vision soliciting for sponsors for children in India (the character is a poor Indian orphan). Good timing for them, I signed up.
Post # 11
Oh my god yes, Fry’s dog from Futurama was the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. I bawled.
Post # 14
Jack O’Neill from Stargate. His son shot himself with Jack’s gun! 🙁
Snape is up there too.
Post # 15
@EffieTrinket: Ohhh I get it now…
@LavenderHouse: I agree – Edward Rochester had a fairly tragic backstory. In the vein of Jane Eyre and all of the literary retellings of it, I think Mr. De Winter of Daphne DuMaurier’s novel Rebecca is also quite tragic. Perhaps even more than Rochester!
I agree with Snape. That was definitely very sad.