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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5,319 544
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Game of Thrones
2
4,765 529
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Game of Thrones
3
2,559 374
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones
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3,613 769
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Game of Thrones
5
2,982 691
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Game of Thrones
6
2,831 713
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The Walking Dead
7
2,110 550
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Sons of Anarchy
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1,994 716
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Breaking Bad
9
1,287 494
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10
906 338
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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1,215 507
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Supernatural
12
1,019 459
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Criminal Minds
13
844 375
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
14
898 448
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Steve Newlin True Blood
15
1,571 904
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The Walking Dead
16
738 390
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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689 429
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18
540 356
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The Sopranos
19
586 400
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The Sopranos
20
526 432
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Red John The Mentalist
21
386 360
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Keith Summers Bates Motel
22
221 191
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DevAcct added Stargate SG-1
23
314 367
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24
421 515
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25
300 383
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