How many times have we fallen for this?
There we are, happily engrossed in Disney’s newest movie. We’re in love with the main characters, we’re in love with the supporting characters, we’re in love with loving it all.
Then, it happens.
We’re almost at the end, when BOOM.
Someone central to the plot dies. Or so we think. We’re not really sure.
Our throats get lumpy, our eyes well up and we ugly cry into the shoulder closest to us. Sometimes it even belongs to someone we know.
Two seconds later it turns out the character is alive and well, and it was all just the ultimate fakeout.
Well played, Disney. Well played.
Nothing like that final moment of drama. Here’s 12 of the best character death fakeouts that really had us going.
Photo credits: Walt Disney Pictures and Disney | Pixar
Photo edits: All me.