Death in movies can be used to many great effects. They can show how atrocious violence is. They can make us hate a villain or sympathize with a hero. Heck, they can even be used to lighten the mood. All of this, of course, only happens if you even acknowledge that someone kicked the bucket.

Hollywood has a long streak of killing off "Above Redshirt Class" characters without even blinking an eye -- so much so you can't even envision why said character had to eat it. We asked our readers to bring us the worst offenders, and gave money to best entries ...

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