Noble Bear wrote:...saying "because we think the plot demands it" or "because war is hell" is lazy as fuck bullshit. Quicksilver's death was arbitrary and haphazard, like all of Whedon's deaths.
We have had this disagreement before IRL and I will respectfully disagree with you again.
You may disagree with Whedon's reason for doing it but I find the reason meaningful and purposeful. I will say it worked much better in Firefly. I remember watching Wash die and thinking "wow, if Wash can die anyone can, who else is next". It set the ensuing fight up to be a dangerous confrontation and for the finale of the Serenity universe it made a better climax. The death of Quicksilver
did not work as well. By that point the fight was wrapping up. It did make for a strong character moment for Hawkeye, watching the fate that should have been his.
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