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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Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

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Ramsay Bolton Game of Thrones

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Rob Banks added Walder Frey Game of Thrones

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Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

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Viserys Targaryen Game of Thrones

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The Governor The Walking Dead

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June Stahl Sons of Anarchy

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995 392
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Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

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Azazel Supernatural

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George Foyet Criminal Minds

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Shane Walsh The Walking Dead

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Steve Newlin True Blood

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258 160
Principal Snyder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
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Warren Mears uffy the Vampire Slayer

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Ralph Cifaretto The Sopranos

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Phil Leotardo The Sopranos

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Red John The Mentalist

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Keith Summers Bates Motel

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Apophis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
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Game of Thrones Death Pool

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Sam Keating How to Get Away With Murder

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Lorne Malvo Fargo

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The Valeyard added Sherry Palmer 24 - A long time coming...

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Lester Nygaard Fargo

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Marissa Cooper The O.C.

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Stringer Bell The Wire

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24 88
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Satisfying TV Deaths Of All Time
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DCI Ian Reed Luther

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Rep. Peter Russo House of Cards

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