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35 Black Characters From Popular TV Shows Who Were Wrongly Sidelined

Susie Carmichael from Rugrats deserved her own spin-off.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share which Black characters they thought were sidelined on TV shows. Here are some who deserved so much better:


1. Tara Thornton from True Blood

2. Toni Topaz from Riverdale

3. Stanley Hudson from The Office

4. Mickey Smith from Doctor Who

5. Mercedes Jones from Glee

6. Lisa Turtle from Saved by the Bell

7. Liberty Van Zandt from Degrassi: The Next Generation

8. Winston Bishop from New Girl

9. Darryl Philbin from The Office

10. Maggie Pierce from Grey's Anatomy

11. Angela Moore from Boy Meets World

12. Susie Carmichael from Rugrats

13. Andre Harris from Victorious

14. Kendra Young from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

15. Smash Williams from Friday Night Lights

16. Wells Jaha from The 100

17. Donna Meagle from Parks and Recreation

18. Missandei from Game of Thrones

19. Bonnie Bennett from The Vampire Diaries

20. Skills Taylor from One Tree Hill

21. James Doakes from Dexter

22. Poussey Washington from Orange Is the New Black

23. T-Dog from The Walking Dead

24. Wes Gibbins from How to Get Away with Murder

25. Jackie Cook from Veronica Mars

26. Cassie from Supernatural

27. Charles Gunn from Angel

28. Martha Jones from Doctor Who

29. Clayton Reeves from NCIS

30. Principal Green from Dawson's Creek

31. Princess Allura from Voltron: Legendary Defender

32. Every character Garrett Morris played on Saturday Night Live

33. Mrs. Freeman from Will & Grace

34. Captain Victoria Gates from Castle

35. And Charlie Wheeler from Friends

Note: submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

Which Black character from a TV show do you think deserved better? Share with us in the comments below.