TV characters The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time  

Alexandra Plesa
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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

2
1,232 221
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Ramsay Bolton Game of Thrones

3
1,041 253
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Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

4
795 220
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Viserys Targaryen Game of Thrones

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814 234
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The Governor The Walking Dead

6
619 224
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Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

7
482 183
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June Stahl Sons of Anarchy

8
76 3
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones

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336 144
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Azazel Supernatural

10
358 176
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478 293
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Shane Walsh The Walking Dead

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258 131
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George Foyet Criminal Minds

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260 141
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Steve Newlin True Blood

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184 131
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Warren Mears uffy the Vampire Slayer

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100 68
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152 126
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Ralph Cifaretto The Sopranos

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120 111
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Phil Leotardo The Sopranos

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143 140
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Red John The Mentalist

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113 107
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Keith Summers Bates Motel

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117 144
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87 115
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79 117
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Lorne Malvo Fargo

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76 115
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Sam Keating How to Get Away With Murder

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57 102
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Lester Nygaard Fargo

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57 117
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Stringer Bell The Wire

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67 135
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Marissa Cooper The O.C.

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34 106
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DCI Ian Reed Luther

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23 99
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Brooke Armstrong Merlose Place

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41 145
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Rep. Peter Russo House of Cards

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22 100
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