TV characters The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the times TV characters died onscreen and made your day so, so much brighter.

Warning: spoilers and televised violence abound.

TV deaths used to be sad affairs. Shows would promote them as “very special episodes” and warn viewers in advance to stock up on tissues. Now, not so much. Sure, there are still plenty of shocking TV deaths that break fans' hearts. But with villains and antiheroes becoming the norm in today’s entertainment landscape, satisfying TV character deaths are a more common occurrence.

Fans despise dreadful characters and root for their demise for months or even years. When it finally happens, they can’t help but cheer. Maybe the character was incredibly annoying. Maybe they were a jerk. Or, when it comes to Game of Thrones deaths, maybe they were so vile that seeing them choke on poison or being devoured by dogs seemed perfectly fitting.

Take a walk down memory lane and remember all the times TV characters died and you felt good. Here are the most satisfying character deaths in TV history.

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Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

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634 135
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Ramsay Bolton Game of Thrones

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561 125
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Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

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395 118
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Viserys Targaryen Game of Thrones

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420 135
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The Governor The Walking Dead

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352 123
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Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

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249 92
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June Stahl Sons of Anarchy

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255 149
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Shane Walsh The Walking Dead

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188 97
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145 70
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Azazel Supernatural

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140 83
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Steve Newlin True Blood

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120 66
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George Foyet Criminal Minds

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93 65
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Warren Mears uffy the Vampire Slayer

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79 70
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Ralph Cifaretto The Sopranos

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57 54
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Keith Summers Bates Motel

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73 76
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Red John The Mentalist

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57 58
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Phil Leotardo The Sopranos

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51 58
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58 72
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50 63
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Lorne Malvo Fargo

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Lester Nygaard Fargo

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34 62
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Stringer Bell The Wire

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39 70
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Marissa Cooper The O.C.

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31 59
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Sam Keating How to Get Away With Murder

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19 62
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DCI Ian Reed Luther

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15 56
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Brooke Armstrong Merlose Place

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20 82
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Rep. Peter Russo House of Cards

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