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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5,261 542
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Game of Thrones
2
4,710 526
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Game of Thrones
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2,528 366
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones
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3,585 759
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Game of Thrones
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2,947 684
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Game of Thrones
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2,803 706
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The Walking Dead
7
2,094 543
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Sons of Anarchy
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1,970 709
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Breaking Bad
9
1,271 489
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10
891 334
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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1,206 503
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Supernatural
12
1,012 456
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Criminal Minds
13
826 371
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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889 445
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Steve Newlin True Blood
15
1,555 899
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The Walking Dead
16
729 385
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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679 426
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18
535 353
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The Sopranos
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581 396
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The Sopranos
20
518 426
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Red John The Mentalist
21
385 354
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Keith Summers Bates Motel
22
217 188
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DevAcct added Stargate SG-1
23
311 361
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24
420 509
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25
298 378
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