Duncan – Dragon Age: Origins
Accompanying the player character for a good portion of their journey is Duncan, the commander of Ferelden’s Grey Wardens. Unlike many on this list, Duncan isn’t given some grand ceremony and nobody really weeps for him, except for those playing “Dragon Age: Origins”. Amidst a fierce battle against the Darkspawn, Duncan and his men are overwhelmed by the horde. Duncan does get one last victory blow as he takes down the towering orc that crushes his King Cailan to death. At the top of the game, he takes on the roll of characters like Obi Wan Kanobi, acting as the lead protagonists’ mentor before his inevitable and tear-inducing death.