Mourning Etta Bishop
I have this quirk, and I don’t know if it’s something intrinsic about me or something I’ve developed over my years of consuming serial media (eg. comics and television), but so many of my most favorite characters are the ones who end up assassinated in their canon. Sometimes literally. But I mean the characters who The Powers That Be don’t know what to do with so they do anything, and the audience turns on them because their character is underdeveloped and inconsistent and “makes no sense”, and then those characters are written out of the story.
Allison Cameron in House M.D.
Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl
Andie McPhee in Dawson’s Creek
Quinn Fabray in Glee
Ro Laren in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Comics are a little different because everything is so cyclical but Wanda Maximoff, Jean Grey, and Lorna Dane certainly fit the pattern. Even Carol Danvers went through a period of it. And movies are not immune, I give you Padme Amidala.