I really hope you read that in the voice of Taggart. If not, or if you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m very disappointed.
I just killed someone.
It’s the first time I’ve killed a character I loved, I think. It’s rubbish, but it needed to be done.
And now, wise words from a man who knows his business when it comes to character assassination (see what I did there?):
“I’ve been killing characters my entire career, maybe I’m just a bloody minded bastard, I don’t know, [but] when my characters are in danger, I want you to be afraid to turn the page (and to do that) you need to show right from the beginning that you’re playing for keeps.”
-George R. R. Martin