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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1,521 219
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Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

2
1,402 241
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Ramsay Bolton Game of Thrones

3
1,178 288
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Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

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905 263
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Viserys Targaryen Game of Thrones

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900 270
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The Governor The Walking Dead

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203 17
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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones

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686 266
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Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

8
536 213
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June Stahl Sons of Anarchy

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376 170
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Azazel Supernatural

10
389 196
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524 332
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Shane Walsh The Walking Dead

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282 150
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George Foyet Criminal Minds

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275 160
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Steve Newlin True Blood

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200 150
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Warren Mears uffy the Vampire Slayer

Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

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119 84
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168 142
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Ralph Cifaretto The Sopranos

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136 126
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Phil Leotardo The Sopranos

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158 159
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Red John The Mentalist

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121 122
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Keith Summers Bates Motel

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128 164
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100 126
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Game of Thrones Death Pool

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85 130
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Lorne Malvo Fargo

23
80 127
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Sam Keating How to Get Away With Murder

24
61 116
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Lester Nygaard Fargo

25
63 132
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Stringer Bell The Wire

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71 149
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Marissa Cooper The O.C.

27
39 120
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DCI Ian Reed Luther

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26 111
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Brooke Armstrong Merlose Place

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45 160
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Rep. Peter Russo House of Cards

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23 112
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