We love our film heroes. Manly men like John McClane (Bruce Willis in Die Hard) and Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon) do things that we could never do. They sleep with women who are out of our league, find treasures beyond our wildest dreams, and kick ass without hesitation. But, sometimes, they live lives that are so beyond far-fetched that it's ridiculous.

Look, we get it. You're an excellent marksman. You're trained in every form of martial arts known to man. The gods favor you. But could you really waste a room full of elite Nazi zombie warlocks and emerge without so much as a scratch? When one of them actually shot you…in the head…twice…with a rocket launcher?

Sometimes Hollywood gets carried away with the feats of its heroes. While folks love seeing our favorite cowboys and cops in combat, when the pile of bodies is so high that you can no longer see out the window, something's got to give. Here are 25 Movie Characters Who Should Have Died But Didn’t.

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Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)