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The Character That Longmire Fans Agree Is The Most Tragic

"Longmire" tells the tales of the various crimes that take place in Absaroka County, and Sheriff Walt Longmire's (Robert Taylor) attempts to solve them were a pivotal part of the show. The show's interesting and dynamic characters and how they were developed over the course of its 6 seasons, however, are arguably what made the series have the lasting impact that it did. From Henry Standing Bear's (Lou Diamond Phillips) journey toward finding his place among the Cheyenne tribe to Cady Longmire's (Cassidy Freeman) arc that often found her at odds with her own father, "Longmire" often provided rich character drama.

With that said, "Longmire" was never afraid to venture into tragic territory when it came to certain characters. That's not exactly a foreign concept for crime dramas, of course — but when "Longmire" went for it, it truly committed. With that in mind, one would think that it'd be difficult to nail down exactly who the most tragic character from the series is. However, some fans have recently agreed that one particular main character's story is perhaps the most tragic of all.

Beware of major spoilers ahead for "Longmire."

Branch Connally is the most tragic character in Longmire

Over on the r/longmire subreddit, u/KatD112 posted that they believe that Branch Connally is the most tragic character in the show. They wrote, "In the end I felt like his story was just a tragedy. He nearly died, no one believed him, people isolated him and didn't help him, and then his Dad murdered him." They also took issue with the fact that no one felt true remorse for the way the character was treated in Season 3 of "Longmire," which saw Branch become more paranoid after being shot in Season 2 and claiming that the person was still out there.

u/NightmareXander agreed, saying, "He was RIGHT ALL ALONG and no one believed him. And still nobody took responsibility for his death or the fact that they turned their backs on him when he needed them the most." 

While Branch's death serves as a major turning point for the show — as it leads Walt to discover that Barlow Connally was involved in his wife's murder — some fans clearly did not appreciate how it took the seemingly senseless murder of Branch to do so. And even if the character truly did have to die, it seems like at least a few fans would have appreciated some more feelings of guilt or reflection from his peers.