11 December 2012 12:30 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Like any year at the movies, we lost a lot of good characters in 2012. Some were more expected than others. Some caught us completely by surprise. Some were beautifully telegraphed, and we watched them unfold in a hilariously unstoppable train wreck.

These are the most shocking movie character deaths of 2012!

There are many, many spoilers after the jump!

M (Judi Dench) in "Skyfall"

After seven movies as the world's "mum," Judi Dench hung up her ceramic bulldog and called it a day as M. She had a hell of a run as the head of MI6, and if your demise makes James Bond cry, you know you meant something to the world.

Coulson (Clark Gregg) in "The Avengers"

We figured someone was going down—this after all is a Joss Whedon movie—but we didn't want to believe it. It wasn't until Loki's staff went through this poor Captain America »


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