This is turn reminded me of how I've gone through phases, as a younger writer, when I wanted to bring various either historical or fictional characters back to life. (In particular, I remember many time-travelling machinations to save Anne Frank--but I know she wasn't the only one.)
For historical characters this makes much sense, and there's an entire sub-genre based around doing this sort of thing--one wants to play with that turning that might have made things turn out differently, and wonders whether the world might be improved as a result.
In fiction, it's more complicated: most writers choose to kill characters for good reasons, and bringing them back--whether the author or a fanfic writer does it--often seems to me to directly undercut the story.
And yet ... that impulse to want to orchestrate a rescue is still there, I think, for many of us as readers. Which makes me envision a society for the rescue of fictional characters. (Maybe this is ground the not-yet-read Eyre Affair has covered, but I'm going to ignore that.)
So my question is: if you were a member of such a society, which fictional characters would you send a rescue party out for, and why? And, if you're feeling inventive, how?
And: are the characters you would rescue for personal and sentimental reasons different from the ones you would rescue for the sake of improving their stories?