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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5,152 532
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Game of Thrones
2
4,610 517
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Game of Thrones
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2,457 352
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones
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3,505 747
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Game of Thrones
5
2,885 669
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Game of Thrones
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2,736 695
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The Walking Dead
7
2,066 525
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Sons of Anarchy
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1,935 697
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Breaking Bad
9
1,251 476
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10
866 320
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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1,181 488
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Supernatural
12
989 442
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Criminal Minds
13
796 354
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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867 438
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Steve Newlin True Blood
15
1,521 887
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The Walking Dead
16
708 369
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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661 414
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18
524 342
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The Sopranos
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570 387
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The Sopranos
20
508 416
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Red John The Mentalist
21
375 344
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Keith Summers Bates Motel
22
210 178
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DevAcct added Stargate SG-1
23
304 350
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24
411 497
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25
288 369
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