For a show that was supposed to be scary and action-packed, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" gave us a strong case of the ugly-cries almost on a weekly basis. Blade its creator, Joss Whedon.

The writer-director loves to kill off the characters you care about the most, as evidenced by his impressive list of TV shows. He also seems to get a rise out of RIP-ing your favorites on the big screen.

In honor of Whedon's birthday this week, from "Buffy" to "The Avengers," here all all the times he made you reach for the kleenex on both the big and small screens.