TV Characters 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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Game of Thrones

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2,359 326
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Game of Thrones

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862 123
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones

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1,875 446
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Game of Thrones

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1,526 400
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Game of Thrones

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1,507 427
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The Walking Dead

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931 326
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Sons of Anarchy

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1,084 413
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Breaking Bad

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652 280
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622 272
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Supernatural

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536 233
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George Foyet Criminal Minds

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851 506
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The Walking Dead

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458 245
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Steve Newlin True Blood

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295 174
Principal Snyder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Melissa Willford added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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340 236
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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283 219
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The Sopranos

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247 195
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The Sopranos

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276 233
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Red John The Mentalist

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217 193
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Keith Summers Bates Motel

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45 8
Clay Morrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Casey Nicole added Sons of Anarchy

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232 270
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36 17
Gemma Teller Morrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Casey Nicole added Sons of Anarchy

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39 31
Apophis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
DevAcct added Stargate SG-1

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153 197
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145 195
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Sam Keating How to Get Away With Murder

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15 19
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The Valeyard added 24

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21 30
Tara Knowles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Casey Nicole added Sons of Anarchy

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123 199
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Lorne Malvo Fargo

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98 180
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Lester Nygaard Fargo

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123 246
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The O.C.

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89 206
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The Wire

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46 144
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
Guest_e51d05ce-cf39-48a4-9307-672cde805ebe added Breaking Bad

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55 179
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55 188
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DCI Ian Reed Luther

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74 240
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House of Cards

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45 177
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Brooke Armstrong Merlose Place