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A Study In Disney Deaths

There is a fine art to killing off cartoon characters. Look closely and you may start to see a pattern.

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Evil Queen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Disney

Death By Falling

When a bolt of lightening struck the cliff, the Evil Queen was standing on at the end of Snow White, she plummeted to her death. To add insult to injury (or maybe just more injury), she was also crushed by the boulder she'd been trying to push.

Gaston, Beauty and the Beast

Disney

Death By Falling

Don't stab a beast in the back if you don't have a good grip on something to save you when he jerks back. Rookie mistake for a hunter who uses antlers in all of his decorating.

Scar, The Lion King

Disney

Death By Falling

Taking a paw full of karma to the face, Scar falls off Pride Rock and lands in the midst of his army of hyenas who are no longer laughing.

Frollo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Disney

Death By Falling

When the living gargoyle he clings to breaks off from the cathedral, Frollo falls to his death in the blatantly symbolic fire below. Let's all take a moment of silence in memory of that brave gargoyle who sacrificed himself to drag this Disney villain straight to hell.

Hades, Hercules

Disney

Death By Falling

Already IN hell when he takes his nose-dive, Hades falls into a sea of his own previous victims. Ah, the cool refreshing splash of vengeance.

Clayton, Tarzan

Disney

Death By Falling

One of the more gruesome examples of falling to your death, Clayton gets tangled in a cluster of vines while fighting off a leopard, haphazardly cuts himself loose, then falls to his self-inflicted hanging.

Muntz, Up

Disney

Death By Falling

This is why you don't fight on top of a zeppelin after 60. Once you're past your prime, jumping onto a flying house that you've already shot down is just asking for an abrupt, albeit colorful death. In one last attempt to capture Kevin, Muntz finds himself ensnared in balloons and Christopher Plummets to his death. (yaseewhatIdidthere?)

Mother Gothel, Tangled

Disney

Death By Falling

Karma's a bitch, and so is gravity. Keep a girl trapped at the top of a tower for 18 years and you too might find your life flashing before your eyes as you fall to your death. They say when God closes a door, he opens a window. But if you don't build a door for him to close, don't be surprised when that window feels the need to overcompensate.

Ursula, The Little Mermaid

Disney

IMPALED THROUGH THE HEART WITH A FUCKING SHIP

SHE WAS LITERALLY IMPALED. THROUGH THE HEART. BY A SHIP. This ain't your grandmother's fairy tale. (Actually it probably is considering how much more gruesome the original versions really were. The Grimm Brothers were aptly named.) I guess it's pretty difficult to fall to your death when you're a giant sea-witch standing in the ocean, and that Prince Eric is a man of action. Go big or go home without your mermaid bride.

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