Think about it, he was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t do. He knew who it was but was scared to say. He was targeted because of his height and race. He had God’s healing powers too! He could have made a living healing everyone. Instead, he had to die a death even the guards regretted. I think it’s just that these people are ‘alive’ but not really and the emotional toll of embracing true death. For us when we are approaching death we don’t really get to choose. For them, they could continue forever if they choose. It all comes down to them willingly taking a leap into what could be nothing without knowing what comes next (even after having already died) and I find that so unsettling.
Ghost and Roach from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. That shit was depressing as hell, you go through the entire campaign with that man and you’re like “Damn this guy’s invincible he can’t die” and then he gets betrayed and killed by Shepherd, one of the other main characters. I legitimately cried during that cutscene because it was so fucked up and out of the blue. Sayori from Doki Doki literature club I’ve been able to brush off video game character deaths but because the game had her as your childhood friend I was heartbroken and was shocked.