Every superhero has a weakness — hell, any hero of any kind has one. That's what makes an exciting story. But some characters have lamer Achilles Heels than others. In fact, there's a whole collection of movie characters who are completely, tragically, and hilariously undone by water. Take Peeta Mellark, for example. Peeta already suffers from a severe lack of battle skills, and turns out to be seriously lacking in the swimming department, which becomes a major issue in Catching Fire. The second Hunger Games book's arena is made up of mostly water, thus forcing the tributes to swim to shore to avoid the fishy beasts that are out to eat them. This is not exactly a competition where Peeta shines.
Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees is one of the most terrifying monsters in movie history, but he actually has a very common fear. After being drowned at a young age, Jason comes back to life and wreaks havoc on his sleepy rural town. However, Jason returns to a petrifying fear of water, thanks to his time spent at the bottom of Crystal Lake.
The Wicked Witch of the West
After years of being terrorized by the Wicked Witch, all those poor Munchkins had to do to stop it all was dump a bucket of water on her? Apparently that's how it works in Oz! Once hit with the water, the evil green witch begins to melt, eventually disappearing altogether, only leaving behind her iconic black hat.
David Dunn from 'Unbreakable'
David Dunn, a normal guy who realizes he has superhuman powers is almost taken down by his water phobia. After remembering a traumatic childhood event where he almost drowned, Dunn realizes that his fear of water may be his personal kryptonite.
Stitch, an alien being from another planet, escapes to Earth, but realizes his molecular density is too great to survive in water. But, since Stitch escaped to Hawaii, he obviously wants to learn how to surf... you can't really avoid it in those parts.
Walt Disney Pictures
Truman Burbank is a guy with a lot of problems, most of which he doesn't even know about. However, his biggest personal phobia is his fear of water, brought on by his "father's death" (or so he thought) by drowning.
This one's a little more complicated. In order to kill the Alien franchise's monster, you need to first hit it with lead that is over 600 degrees. Then, douse it with cold water, causing its outer shell to become brittle, and the internal pressure to overpower the alien, leading to explosion. Basic science.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Sassy from 'Homeward Bound'
Like most cats, Sassy hates water. However, this specific hatred causes her to get split up from the group and almost drown. When Sassy, Chance and Shadow set out to find their owners, they eventually find that they have to cross a river... one that Sassy, of course, falls victim to when she is pulled under by the current. Thank heavens for goodhearted woodsmen.
Buena Vista Pictures
If you grew up in the '90s, you mostly likely played, watched, bought, and breathed Pokemon. So you know that Charizard, like most of his fire-type brethren, absolutely hated water. You would do if your tale (and life force) consisted of a giant flame.
Warner Bros. Pictures
The Aliens from 'Signs'
In one of the lamest moves in cinematic history, the aliens in Signs are quickly destroyed by water. These aliens, who plan and plot to invade Earth, apparently had no clue that the substance that covers 70 percent of the planet would act like acid to their skin. Also, none of them wear any sort of clothing, so splash some aqua onto them and BAM! Dead.