Death scenes are part and parcel of sci-fi moviemaking. The dramatic stakes of science fiction are usually higher than traditional drama, so having beloved characters perish in one way or another is just kind of how it all goes. That doesn't mean these deaths always come without controversy, however. Some sci-fi movie deaths illicit fan outcry for various reasons, while others just make audiences really sad.
Maybe a true cinematic icon dies more than 30 years after debuting, causing emotional anguish for audiences everywhere (looking at you, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker). Maybe a character is given an unceremonious death while others in the same film are celebrated beyond belief (hello, Black Widow). Maybe some characters are killed off at the beginning of a sequel without a second thought (Hicks and Newt in Alien 3 come to mind). No matter the reason, we want you to vote up those sci-fi film deaths that just hit you a little bit harder than you'd ever expected.
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