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The Saddest Fictional Sacrifices of All Time

The self-sacrifice is an essential plot-point in so much of fiction. It can be redemptive (“Look…at…me…”), allegorical (when in doubt, safe to assume Christianity), or the ultimate Edible Arrangement (say it with sacrifice)!

Which category do each of our 10 saddest examples occupy? The choice is yours.

[This slideshow was originally published in June 2016]