Re: Favorite/Saddest Deaths (or near death scenes
I agree that the distinction should be made between how the death itself affected and how the posthumous reaction to the death affected the reader.
Haku had one of the sadder Posthumous reactions, but his death itself wasn't terrifically tragic. Zabuza, on the other hand, got very little in the way of postmortem reaction, but his death itself was decidedly tragic.
I have to say, the saddest/most well done deaths/near-deaths themselves would probably be Obito, Yahiko, and, IMO, Danzo.
Of the "what happens after they die" category, the best have GOT to be Hiruzen, Asuma, and Jiraiya.
But, the only death I really feel is good in both categories has gotta be Itachi. Because the way he died, we weren't sure what to feel at first, and then all the revelations occured. His death itself became very, very tragic, and the 'reaction' to his death is still going on as Sasuke continues to make his death more and more sad by making Itachi's sacrifice pointless.
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