Friday, 6 May 2016

Stop Killing Characters You Can't Afford to Leave Dead

This post contains spoilers for Batman Vs. Superman and Game of Thrones.
Kit Harrington is arguably the most recognisable star in Game of Thrones, think of the show and you think of Jon Snow.
Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes in comic book history and has only just appeared in his second film for the DC Cinematic Universe.
What do Jon Snow and Superman have in common I hear you ask?
Well they were both killed off in their respective franchises and because of how integral they are to the appeal of those franchises they will obviously not be dead (Jon Snow in fact isn’t). This means their deaths lacked any form of impact, emotional or otherwise, and were simply time fillers. They may as well have had a black screen with no sound instead of the scenes involving their deaths.
What is the point? The companies lack the balls to actually kill them and do something surprising so why bother? Kill them or don’t kill them, just don’t waste my time with this nonsense.

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