MUAHAHAHAHAHAH - All Your Characters Are Belong To Us!
I told you they'd get deleted but everyone was like "NO, it doesn't make sense", "There's no balance issues", "I worked hard during the few days that I wasted away", "It's not fair!"...
While your characters were dying, I was smoking cigars and drinking scotch as each let out a whimper. I used your tax-payer money to do it too! Oh yeah I am THAT WICKED.
I did have cigars and scotch during the announcement though. :)