Through compelling character development and whip smart dialogue, Joss Whedon gave us heroes for the ages with shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly proving themselves better with each rewatch (despite the dated fashion choices). However, nothing ever comes easy in the Whedonverse, with nearly every character undergoing a devastating amount of loss, some more than others. And yet his audience thanks him for it. No matter how much emotional pain Whedon has handed out, they still show up every time while remembering the lost characters. And so, because Whedon fans are all so used to being sad when thinking about the Whedonverse, let’s take a walk down memory lane and recall the most devastating moments that came from the mind of Joss Whedon.
Also, it should go without saying, but spoilers ahead.