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7 Fictional Characters Whose Love Lives Ruined Everything

If you’re a fictional character and you’re dating someone, well, that’s just playing with fire. Do you know the most common cause of death in the world of fiction? It’s not sword fights or tuberculosis or even The Long Winter. No, no, it’s RELATIONSHIPS. Characters are constantly dying of Being in a Relationship, or else they’re dying of Someone Else Being in a Relationship.

The evidence? The following fictional characters all started dating people, and pretty much everyone they knew died as a result. Say what you will about your last relationship, but at least it (probably) didn’t have a body count.

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