Nora (Final Fantasy XIII)
Kicking off our list is none other than Nora, one of the most minor side characters who ends up propelling most of the story forward in the first 10 hours of Final Fantasy XIII.
After the proverbial shit hits the fan in Cocoon, Snow and his group of rebels look to the civilians and ask if anyone wants to step up to push back PSICOM. Nora, the mother of a young boy, then decides that this would be a great time to put herself in danger and leave her son alone with strangers.
Look, I get it. She thinks she’s keeping him safe, but couldn’t she have kept him safe by sticking with him? Nora’s death then leads to Hope aspiring to become a murderer, and Lightning even gives him the murder weapon to enable him to do so. Nice.