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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5,338 546
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Game of Thrones
2
4,780 531
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Game of Thrones
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2,570 377
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones
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3,621 776
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Game of Thrones
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2,990 693
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Game of Thrones
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2,837 715
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The Walking Dead
7
2,113 553
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Sons of Anarchy
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2,002 718
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Breaking Bad
9
1,293 496
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10
908 341
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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1,217 510
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Supernatural
12
1,022 462
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Criminal Minds
13
845 379
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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901 450
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Steve Newlin True Blood
15
1,575 905
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The Walking Dead
16
739 392
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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689 431
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18
544 357
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The Sopranos
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589 402
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The Sopranos
20
529 434
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Red John The Mentalist
21
386 361
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Keith Summers Bates Motel
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221 192
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DevAcct added Stargate SG-1
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314 368
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424 516
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25
302 385
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