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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5,314 544
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Game of Thrones
2
4,760 529
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Game of Thrones
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2,556 374
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones
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3,610 769
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Game of Thrones
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2,979 691
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Game of Thrones
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2,827 713
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The Walking Dead
7
2,108 549
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Sons of Anarchy
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1,993 714
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Breaking Bad
9
1,286 493
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10
906 337
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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1,214 507
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Supernatural
12
1,019 458
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Criminal Minds
13
843 374
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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898 447
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Steve Newlin True Blood
15
1,568 904
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The Walking Dead
16
736 390
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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687 429
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18
540 355
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The Sopranos
19
586 399
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The Sopranos
20
525 431
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Red John The Mentalist
21
386 359
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Keith Summers Bates Motel
22
220 191
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DevAcct added Stargate SG-1
23
314 366
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24
421 515
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25
299 383
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