Critical Role Actor Responds to Backlash Over Series Death

To say that fans were shocked by the recent death during a Critical Role episode would be an understatement. The current campaign that follow the Mighty Nein has seen one of its members permanently killed off, which has led to some rather harsh words from those who enjoy the program. (WARNING: Spoilers ahead)

“I appreciate the support, and judging by the conversation, a number of people suddenly hate me,” DM Matthew Mercer recently tweeted out. The internet couldn’t handle the death of blood hunter Mollymauk Tealeaf, who is played by Talesin Jaffe, so they went after the man in charge. Well, after receiving some not so kind words from Critical Role fans, Mercer responded.

Ashly Burch, who was guest starring a dwarf named Keg at the time of Mollymauk’s untimely death, took to Twitter to not only defend her friend, but also give comfort to those who were upset with Mercer. The thread that follows is beautifully said by Burch, who brings all of the feels.

You can check out that full thread by clicking right here. In addition to this, while there were many displeased fans calling for Mercer’s head, the support for the DM is in abundance. Fans took to Twitter to show their allegiance:

Losing a beloved character is always troubling for fans. After all, we grow attached to them like we do anyone else, whether it be a character from a D&D campaign, a video game, book, or more. Just try to be respectful of the people that play these characters and the ones who are in charge of them and their stories.

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Eric Garrett1576 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.

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