Entertainment 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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4,867 519
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Game of Thrones
2
4,342 504
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Game of Thrones
3
2,267 330
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones
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3,319 714
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Game of Thrones
5
2,722 632
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Game of Thrones
6
2,582 671
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The Walking Dead
7
1,888 506
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Sons of Anarchy
8
1,843 665
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Breaking Bad
9
1,191 450
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10
750 270
Clay Morrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Casey Nicole added Sons of Anarchy
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1,115 463
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Supernatural
12
930 417
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Criminal Minds
13
689 292
Gemma Teller Morrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Casey Nicole added Sons of Anarchy
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808 411
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Steve Newlin True Blood
15
1,430 853
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The Walking Dead
16
652 345
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
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617 391
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18
489 319
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The Sopranos
19
525 364
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The Sopranos
20
483 391
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Red John The Mentalist
21
358 319
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Keith Summers Bates Motel
22
190 157
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DevAcct added Stargate SG-1
23
284 325
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24
382 464
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25
271 343
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