TV Trivia 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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3,964 447
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Game of Thrones

2
3,537 428
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Game of Thrones

3
1,678 245
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones

4
2,729 591
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Game of Thrones

5
2,198 539
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Game of Thrones

6
2,060 577
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The Walking Dead

7
1,284 452
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Sons of Anarchy

8
1,492 548
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Breaking Bad

9
932 384
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10
886 386
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Supernatural

11
759 337
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Criminal Minds

12
356 126
Clay Morrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Casey Nicole added Sons of Anarchy

13
640 346
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Steve Newlin True Blood

14
1,148 715
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The Walking Dead

15
318 139
Gemma Teller Morrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Casey Nicole added Sons of Anarchy

16
483 269
Principal Snyder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Melissa Willford added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

17
479 328
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
409 303
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The Sopranos

19
372 269
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The Sopranos

20
386 319
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Red John The Mentalist

21
287 261
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Keith Summers Bates Motel

22
134 96
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DevAcct added Stargate SG-1

23
314 375
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24
210 269
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25
213 274
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