Few things in the movies are as dramatic as the death of a beloved character. From the death of Mr. Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan to the shooting of Bambi’s mother, the most dramatic moments in many movies come from the death of a central character. However, not all deaths in the movies are noble and dignified. In fact, many fictional characters die in downright stupid ways that often make little sense. These deaths leave audiences bewildered and angry. Yet the trend towards killing off important characters continues, so here we look at the 10 fictional characters that died in incredibly stupid ways.
10. Boba Fett – Return of the Jedi (1983)
A fan favorite, and arguably the most popular bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe, Boba Fett first appeared in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back as the bounty hunter who will deliver Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. In 1983’s Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett had his role expanded to include a decent fight scene on the planet Tatooine during the movie’s first half. However, fans of the film were disappointed to see Boba Fett get eaten by the dreaded Sarlacc during the fight. Especially disappointing is the fact that the scene is played for laughs, with the Sarlacc belching after swallowing the bounty hunter. Worse, Boba Fett himself let’s out a weak whimper of a scream as he falls into the Sarlacc’s mouth. Surely the most fearsome bounty hunter in the universe deserved better.