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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5,174 534
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Game of Thrones
2
4,626 519
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Game of Thrones
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2,469 355
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones
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3,517 752
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Game of Thrones
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2,899 672
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Game of Thrones
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2,756 696
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The Walking Dead
7
2,079 526
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Sons of Anarchy
8
1,940 700
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Breaking Bad
9
1,256 479
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10
873 321
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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1,190 491
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Supernatural
12
998 444
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Criminal Minds
13
805 359
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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872 440
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Steve Newlin True Blood
15
1,528 891
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The Walking Dead
16
716 373
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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668 417
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18
527 345
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The Sopranos
19
572 390
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The Sopranos
20
509 419
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Red John The Mentalist
21
377 347
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Keith Summers Bates Motel
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210 181
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DevAcct added Stargate SG-1
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304 353
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24
414 499
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25
291 373
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