Ron Weasley Almost Died, And Five Movie Sidekicks Who Should Still Be Alive
Unfortunately, the characters listed below circumvented tradition too much, and thusly found themselves on the wrong end of character assassination. Of course, because none of the below cinematic deaths were wanted, or warranted, the filmmakers ensured their demise would be that much more memorable and affecting to the warmhearted viewers amongst us. Still, it wouldn't have been unwelcome if these Five Movie Sidekicks Had Survived to escape the Dead Sidekick trope. After all, a few of these were much more useful, and much less ridden with angst, than Ron.
Beware all, you who entres-vous. Possible spoilers abound.
Mr. Spock (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, RIP 1982):
Goose (Top Gun, RIP 1986):
Donny (The Big Lebowski, RIP 1998):
Ed (Shaun of the Dead, RIP 2004):
Boltie (Super, RIP 2010):
Jonathan Brandis (RIP, 2003):
Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force and tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar. He thinks it's too bad Chris O'Donnell's Robin never died in the Joel Shumacher Batman movies, he'd have loved to have put him on this list.