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106 Memorable TV Deaths In 2015

With so many shows featuring zombies, serial killers, and supervillains, the death toll was bound to be high. These are the TV characters who bit it in 2015, presented in alphabetical order. (SPOILER ALERT for basically every TV series.)

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1. Aiden (Colin Woodell), The Originals

The CW

Once Aiden made plans to flee New Orleans with his boyfriend, Josh (Steven Krueger), it was obvious something terrible would happen. And lo, soon after buying a bouquet of flowers, he had his heart ripped out by Dahlia (Claudia Black).

2. Blanca Alvarez (Naya Rivera), Devious Maids

Lifetime

Like so many of the titular maids on Lifetime's soapy thriller, Blanca knew too much. She was kidnapped and eventually hanged by Sebastien (Gilles Marini), who was trying to frame her for the murder of Louie Becker (Eddie Mills).

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3. Alvin (Kevin Pollak), Mom

CBS

Alvin's weak heart gave out for the last time — just after he moved into a new apartment across the courtyard from his family. His death nearly led Bonnie (Allison Janney) to relapse, but Christy (Anna Faris) was able to talk her out of it.

4. Angelique (Jonny Beauchamp), Penny Dreadful

Showtime

Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) shared his bed and his biggest secret — that cursed painting — with Angelique. And then he poisoned her, because intimacy is not really his thing.

5. Athelstan (George Blagden), Vikings

The History Channel

Athelstan was praying when he received a fatal blow to the head from Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård), who was mad with jealousy and distrustful of Athelstan's Christianity. Sadly he didn't live to see his son, born to Judith (Jennie Jacques).

6. Myrcella Baratheon (Nell Tiger Free), Game of Thrones

HBO

Myrcella shared a tender moment with Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), revealing that she'd always known he was her father. And then she collapsed in his arms, poisoned by a fatal kiss from Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma).

7. Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram), Game of Thrones

HBO

Just how badly did Stannis (Stephen Dillane) want to be king? He was willing to burn his daughter Shireen at the stake, a sacrifice to the Lord of Light on behalf of Melisandre (Carice van Houten).

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8. Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), Game of Thrones

HBO

Shireen's death was all for naught: Stannis lost at the Battle of Winterfell and was beheaded by Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). (OK, we didn't see her ax make contact with his neck, but his death has been confirmed, and this time they're probably not lying.)

9. Will Belmont (Connor Weil), Scream

MTV

There were plenty of deaths on Scream, but none were as memorable as Will's. He was sawed straight through by a Jigsaw-inspired machine Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) accidentally triggered. She was haunted by his bloody corpse — both halves.

10. Ed Blumquist (Jesse Plemons), Fargo

FX

Honestly, it's amazing Ed made it as far as he did before dying from a gunshot wound care of Hanzee (Zahn McClarnon). Given how in over his head he was for the entire season, he deserves credit for surviving to the finale.

11. Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day), Supernatural

The CW

Supernatural has not always done well by its female characters, which is why fans were horrified when Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) found Charlie stabbed to death in a bathtub, a victim of Eldon Styne (David Hoflin).

12. Zeek Braverman (Craig T. Nelson), Parenthood

NBC

Zeek's heart was a ticking time bomb deeply felt throughout the final season of Parenthood. He ended up making it to the series finale, at which point he died in his armchair and was found by his wife Camille (Bonnie Bedelia). Zeek's family scattered his ashes on a baseball field. No, you're crying.

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13. Gigi Caldwell (Nasim Pedrad), Scream Queens

Fox

Gigi's death happened offscreen — she was yet another victim of Hester (Lea Michele) — but it certainly left an impression: Her decapitated head was served in place of a turkey at Thanksgiving.

14. Allison Carr (Miranda Otto), Homeland

Showtime

Once Allison put out a hit on Carrie (Claire Danes), her days were numbered. We didn't see Allison die, but we did see her bloody corpse in the trunk of her would-be escape car, so it's probably safe to say she won't be back next season.

15. Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), The Following

Fox

Joe Carroll's reign of terror had to come to an end eventually, but who would have thought it would be by lethal injection? At least he was able to fuck with Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) one last time.

16. Chanel No. 2 (Ariana Grande), Scream Queens

Fox

The Janet Leigh of Scream Queens, Ariana Grande didn't survive the pilot. She did, however, get the greatest death scene of all, texting with the Red Devil before live-tweeting her murder.

17. Boone Clemens (Nick Jonas), Scream Queens

Fox

One of several Red Devil killers — this fucking show, you guys — Boone was going to turn on Gigi when he was stabbed by Hester (dressed as the Red Devil, natch). Unlike his first Scream Queens death, this one stuck.

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18. Katrina Crane (Katia Winter), Sleepy Hollow

Fox

Katrina was just trying to be a good mother when she went after Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in revenge for her son's death. Ichabod (Tom Mison) was forced to stab his wife, after which Katrina dissolved into dust.

19. Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman), Justified

FX

Dewey and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) were once close friends and allies, but people grow apart. And in this case, that meant Boyd shooting Dewey in the back of the head.

20. Death (Julian Richings), Supernatural

The CW

Turns out even Death can die! Death tried talking Dean into killing Sam — but let's face it, that was never going to happen. Instead, Dean used Death's own scythe against him. (Rest assured, people on Supernatural still keep dying.)

21. Nadia Decotis (Stella Maeve), Chicago P.D.

NBC

Nadia was getting her life back on track — she had plans to become a police officer — when she was abducted, raped, and murdered by Greg Yates (Dallas Roberts). Her case ended up falling into the hands of Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

22. Paul Dierden (Dylan Bruce), Orphan Black

BBC America

Talk about overkill: Paul was stabbed by Styles Miller (Ari Millen), shot by Dr. Coady (Kyra Harper), and finally blown up by a grenade in a final act of self-sacrifice. At least he helped Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) get to safety.

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23. Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), Hannibal

NBC

There was something so romantic about the way Will (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) joined forces to bring the Red Dragon down. Sure, it was a big bloody mess, but it was — like so much of Hannibal — also artful and oddly sexy.

24. Donovan Donati (Ashton Moio), Teen Wolf

MTV

Stiles (Dylan O'Brien) didn't mean to kill Donovan — they were fighting when Donovan got accidentally impaled through the chest. Hey, it happens. Even though he was only defending himself, Stiles was consumed by his guilt.

25. Ned Dorneget (Matt Jones), NCIS

CBS

Special Agent Dorneget was trying to evacuate a hotel in Cairo when he was injured by a mine that triggered a larger explosion. Dorneget made it to the hospital, but he died soon after.

26. Sebastien Dussault (Gilles Marini), Devious Maids

Lifetime

How could someone so hot be so evil? Once Sebastien was unmasked as Devious Maids' killer — or at least the most recent killer — he tried blowing up all the witnesses and ended up blowing himself up instead.

27. Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara), Gotham

Fox

Commissioner Sarah Essen was one of the few non-corrupt members of the Gotham City Police Department, so it's impressive she made it as far as she did. She died from a gunshot wound when Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan) attacked GCPD headquarters.

28. Liz Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre), The Vampire Diaries

The CW

Most characters on The Vampire Diaries die a supernatural death, but — although her daughter Caroline (Candice Accola) tried to turn her — Sheriff Forbes succumbed to brain cancer.

29. Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson), Nashville

ABC

Jeff Fordham might win for the most ridiculous TV death of 2015. When a wasted and rock-bottom Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) came close to killing herself, Jeff pulled her off the ledge — and accidentally fell off the roof himself.

30. Francis II (Toby Regbo), Reign

The CW

As necessitated by history — and predicted by Nostradamus (Rossif Sutherland) — Francis finally died in the arms of his wife Mary (Adelaide Kane). Twice, actually: first from his illness, and then, after being brought back to life, by head trauma while defending Mary from an attack by assassins.

31. Bear Gerhardt (Angus Sampson), Fargo

FX

For a moment, it looked like Bear might kill Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson). (That wouldn't really have worked, given that an older Lou appeared in Season 1 of Fargo.) But thanks to some alien intervention — seriously, Bear got distracted by the sudden appearance of a UFO — Lou was able to blow Bear's head off.

32. Dodd Gerhardt (Jeffrey Donovan), Fargo

The CW

Somehow Dodd survived an inept kidnapping attempt by Ed and Peggy (Kirsten Dunst). But although Hanzee seemed to be there to rescue him, he actually turned on his former accomplice and shot Dodd in the head.

33. Floyd Gerhardt (Jean Smart), Fargo

FX

Floyd deserved better after a season of stepping up as matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family. Like so many of her clan, she was betrayed by Hanzee, who stabbed Floyd and left her for dead.

34. Simone Gerhardt (Rachel Keller), Fargo

FX

Yes, Simone betrayed her family, but let's face it, they totally deserved it. Alas, she couldn't escape unscathed: As retribution for her treachery, she was executed with a gunshot by her uncle Bear.

35. Gia (Nishi Munshi), The Originals

The CW

Don't fall in love with a Mikaelson, if you can help it. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Gia almost managed to find happiness, but Klaus (Joseph Morgan) was forced to compel Gia to remove her daylight ring and self-immolate to prove his loyalty to Dahlia.

36. Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), Revenge

ABC

Victoria "died" when she blew up the Grayson manor with herself inside. But of course, that was typical Victoria deception — the body found inside was actually Victoria's mother's — and she returned, only to be shot dead by David Clarke (James Tupper).

37. Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen), Justified

FX

In a fight over the fate of Wynn Duffy (Jere Burns), Katherine shot Mike Cosmatopolis (Jonathan Kowalsky) five times before he managed to crush her windpipe. For what it's worth, Mike didn't make it either.

38. Hannah (Erica Carroll), Supernatural

The CW

Once a love interest for Castiel (Misha Collins), Hannah had left Earth behind to let her vessel Caroline live her own life. Hannah ended up leader of Heaven, but she was stabbed with the angel blade by Efram (Dylan Archambault).

39. Siggy Haraldson (Jessalyn Gilsig), Vikings

The History Channel

Siggy was trying to save the sons of Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) when she jumped into the icy water after them. But though the boys survived, Siggy saw a vision of her dead daughter, Thyri (Elinor Crawley), and let herself drown.

40. Leo Hendrie (Scott Michael Foster), Chasing Life

ABC Family

Leo and April (Italia Ricci) barely had a chance. Just as they were about to settle into married life, Leo died in his sleep, succumbing to the cancer that had almost killed him several times before. Fans were distressed, to say the least.

41. Carolyn Hill (Aisha Hinds), Under the Dome

CBS

When her wife, Alice (Samantha Mathis), died, Carolyn had to take care of their daughter, Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz), alone. And she did an admirable job, until she was crushed to death in a collapsing tunnel, because the dome is a harsh mistress.

42. Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl), Hannibal

NBC

When Season 3 of Hannibal began, it looked as though Abigail Hobbs had somehow managed to survive the bloodbath in the Season 2 finale. It turned out she was just a hallucination — sorry, Will. (Technically Abigail died in 2014, but since she wasn't revealed to be dead until this year, she's included here.)

43. Hook (Colin O'Donoghue), Once Upon a Time

ABC

The odds are slim that Hook — or Killian, as Emma (Jennifer Morrison) calls him — will stay dead. This is a fairy tale, after all! But yes, Hook asked Emma to kill him, sacrificing himself to destroy the Dark One for good.

44. Clark Hudson (Jason Wiles), Scream

MTV

Sheriff Hudson was one of countless suspects during Scream's inaugural season. He wasn't the killer, but he did get himself disemboweled, because it wouldn't be Scream if someone's intestines weren't hanging out.

45. Ben Hunter (Brian Hallisay), Revenge

ABC

Ben made the fatal mistake of getting involved with Emily (Emily VanCamp) and her revenge drama. He was stabbed in the neck by assassin White Gold (Courtney Love) while searching for Victoria Grayson.

46. Jiaying (Dichen Lachman), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC

Is Jiaying really dead? She was an Inhuman with the ability to heal herself and regenerate, so it's possible that she would survive having her spine snapped by her husband, Calvin Zabo (Kyle MacLachlan). Maybe?

47. Gertrud Kapelput (Carol Kane), Gotham

Fox

Poor Gertrud was a pawn in a game against her son, Oswald (Robin Lord Taylor). Although the two were reunited, Gertrud died in her son's arms after Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas) threw a knife in her back.

48. Zebediah Kilgrave (David Tennant), Jessica Jones

Netflix

After being mercilessly tormented by the Purple Man, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) finally snapped his neck in the season finale. Is Kilgrave gone for good? Again, this is a comic book series, so that's impossible to say.

49. Sharon Knowles (Michele Hicks), Mr. Robot

USA

Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström) always seemed like a deeply unwell person. But his creepiness and lunacy peaked when he seduced Sharon onto the rooftop during a work party and strangled her to death.

50. Kristin Kringle (Chelsea Spack), Gotham

Fox

Miss Kringle was right to be wary of Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith). But she eventually gave in to his charms and the two started dating — culminating in the future Riddler "accidentally" strangling her.

51. Jo Laughlin (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), The Vampire Diaries

The CW

Oof, this one was brutal. Pregnant with twins, Jo was stabbed to death by her twin brother, Kai (Chris Wood), at her wedding to Alaric (Matt Davis). What's worse, she was resurrected by Bonnie (Kat Graham) — and then died again.

52. Coco Marchand (Lizzie Brocheré), The Strain

FX

Personal assistant and later love interest of Eldritch Palmer (Jonathan Hyde), Coco was shot during an assassination attempt on Palmer by Ephraim (Corey Stoll). Rather than let Coco become a strigoi, Palmer was forced to kill her and remove her heart.

53. Marie de Guise (Amy Brenneman), Reign

The CW

In order to bring Francis back from the dead, Mary was willing to let an innocent die. To be fair, she didn't know that would be her mother, who dropped dead at the moment Francis woke up. Nevertheless, Mary didn't seem to mourn Marie much, and Francis died (again) in the very next episode.

54. Sal Maroni (David Zayas), Gotham

Fox

Being a crime boss in Gotham is a job that comes with an expiration date. He was shot to death by rival Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) — though if it's any consolation to him, she didn't last long after that.

55. Bradley Martin (Nicola Peltz), Bates Motel

A&E

Bradley never should have returned to White Pine Bay after faking her death. But alas, she came back and tried to run off with Norman (Freddie Highmore), and Norma (Vera Farmiga) wouldn't stand for that. Well, the Norma in Norman's mind wouldn't, at least — he bashed her head against a rock as his mother.

56. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro), The Strain

FX

Nora survived the book series on which The Strain is based, but TV is unkinder. After being infected, Nora decided to kill herself rather than fall under the Master's thrall — she electrocuted herself by touching her sword to the third rail of the subway.

57. Rachel Menken (Maggie Siff), Mad Men

AMC

One of the early affairs of Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Rachel had all but disappeared from Mad Men when Don dreamed of her in the show's final season. He soon learned that she had died of leukemia.

58. Mikael (Sebastian Roché), The Originals

The CW

Mikael managed to do a lot of damage on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. He was finally killed by his son Klaus — and then brought back, and killed by Klaus again. Well, it's not like he didn't deserve it.

59. Esther Mikaelson (Alice Evans), The Originals

The CW

The Mikaelson family matriarch also met her end this year. And like her husband Mikael, she died twice. She earned a nobler death the second time around, allowing Klaus to kill her so that she could end Dahlia's reign of terror for good.

60. Deanna Monroe (Tovah Feldshuh), The Walking Dead

AMC

Deanna didn't actually die onscreen: Dying from a walker bite, she opted to go out fighting, using her final moments to gun down a herd of walkers. (It's almost certain she was eaten alive shortly thereafter.)

61. Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), Gotham

Fox

From the beginning, Fish and her former lackey Oswald were pitted against each other. So it was no surprise when he took control of Gotham and tossed her off the roof of a warehouse. (For a while her death was uncertain, but her body recently turned up, so there's your closure.)

62. Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock), American Horror Story: Freak Show

FX

The terrifying Dandy Mott finally had his murderous rampage cut short when the remaining members of the freak show (the few he didn't kill) drugged him and dumped him in Houdini's tank, where he drowned as they watched.

63. Mary Newhouse (Ashley Scott), Unreal

Lifetime

Mary probably never had a chance of winning Adam's (Freddie Stroma) heart, but it would have been nice if she'd survived Everlasting. Instead, she had her meds tampered with and had a psychotic break, culminating in her suicide.

64. Shayla Nico (Frankie Shaw), Mr. Robot

USA

Elliot (Rami Malek) did his best to save Shayla, his drug dealer turned love interest. He broke Fernando Vera (Elliot Villar) out of jail, only to discover that Shayla had been dead the whole time. He found her body in his trunk, her throat slit.

65. Cami O'Connell (Leah Pipes), The Originals

The CW

You know how this works — just as you're celebrating the fact that Cami and Klaus are finally together, something terrible happens. In this case, Klaus awoke to find that Cami's throat had been slit by Aurora (Rebecca Breeds). She could be back, of course, if she died with vampire blood in her system.

66. Beverly O'Connor (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), Nashville

ABC

The last season ended on a cliffhanger, as someone flatlined during Deacon's (Charles Esten) liver transplant. It was a pleasant surprise when Beverly actually recovered. And then, of course, she fell into a coma and her daughter Scarlett (Clare Bowen) had to make the gut-wrenching decision to take her off life support.

67. Liza Ortiz (Elizabeth Rodriguez), Fear the Walking Dead

AMC

The main characters of the Walking Dead prequel mostly held it together through the brief first season. In the end, Liza was the only major casualty. She got bitten by a walker and asked her ex-husband Travis (Cliff Curtis) to shoot her.

68. Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), Doctor Who

BBC

Clara had many adventures — with the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), with the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and on her own — but she couldn't live forever. Clara was killed by the Quantum Shade, an event the Doctor could delay but not change.

69. Liv Parker (Penelope Mitchell), The Vampire Diaries

The CW

There was no saving Liv when she told Tyler (Michael Trevino) to kill her. And when he suffocated his sometimes-girlfriend, he again became a werewolf, which saved his life. Very thoughtful of her.

70. Luke Parker (Chris Brochu), The Vampire Diaries

The CW

Liv's twin Luke had died earlier — it's not easy being a witch (or the only gay character on this series). Luke was forced to merge with his older brother, Kai, a process that ended up killing him.

71. Henry Parrish (John Noble), Sleepy Hollow

Fox

Henry — or Jeremy Crane or the Sin Eater or the Horseman of War — was taken down with a bullet fired by Abbie. After he dissolved, his mother, Katrina, unleashed her wrath and sucked Abbie into the past. Which, fair.

72. Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory), Penny Dreadful

Showtime

After her brief appearance in Season 1 as the medium Madame Kali, Evelyn returned to Penny Dreadful with a vengeance, serving as Season 2's primary antagonist. She nearly killed Vanessa (Eva Green), but had her throat ripped out by Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) in his werewolf form.

73. Rosalind Price (Constance Zimmer), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC

Again, this is why we can't have nice things. It looked like Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) might actually find happiness with Rosalind, at which point she was shot and killed by Grant Ward (Brett Dalton).

74. Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend), Homeland

Showtime

There's some debate over whether Quinn actually died in the Homeland finale. But given that he suffered severe brain damage from his exposure to sarin gas — and that Carrie seemed to make peace with pulling the plug — it's probably time to move on.

75. Danny Rayburn (Ben Mendelsohn), Bloodline

Netflix

The relationship between brothers John (Kyle Chandler) and Danny was contentious, to say the least. But that still didn't really excuse John for completely losing his shit and murdering Danny, drowning him.

76. Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds), Game of Thrones

HBO

Mance was due for a gruesome death — burned at the stake by Melisandre — so it was an act of mercy when he was felled by an arrow from Jon Snow (Kit Harington). In the books (SPOILER ALERT), Mance's spirit lives on. The show has given no indication that that is the case.

77. James "Junior" Rennie (Alexander Koch), Under the Dome

CBS

It was pretty much fated that Big Jim (Dean Norris) and his son Junior would end up killing each other — it was really just a matter of who would get to it first. Junior came close to strangling his father, but Big Jim got the upper hand and stabbed his son to death.

78. Wendy Ross-Hogarth (Robin Weigert), Jessica Jones

Netflix

Wendy survived being dangled over a subway track by Jessica Jones, but she was no match for Kilgrave. Under his influence, she attacked her soon-to-be-ex-wife, Jeri (Carrie-Anne Moss), until Jeri's girlfriend Pam (Susie Abromeit) hit Wendy over the head with a vase. That didn't kill her, but a well-placed glass coffee table did the trick.

79. Lily Salvatore (Annie Wersching), The Vampire Diaries

The CW

Lily staked herself to kill Julian (Todd Lasance), not realizing that the two were no longer linked. Oh well. She got to share a nice moment with her son Stefan (Paul Wesley), though Damon (Ian Somerhalder) refused to make peace with his dying mother.

80. Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney), Game of Thrones

HBO

It really seemed like Ser Barristan Selmy was going to be an important figure at the side of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke). Instead, he was slain by the Sons of the Harpy before he got to do much of anything for her.

81. Sembene (Danny Sapani), Penny Dreadful

Showtime

Speaking of underutilized, Sembene never really got a chance to come into his own — he was pretty consistently stoic and mysterious. And then he got mauled to death by Ethan in his werewolf form.

82. Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), True Detective

HBO

After being stabbed by his sketchy business associates, Frank wandered out into the desert. Like you do. He walked for some time, his shirt becoming increasingly drenched with blood, and enjoyed some typically unsubtle hallucinations before dying.

83. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), Grey's Anatomy

ABC

Honestly, hadn't Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) suffered enough? Apparently not! McDreamy was badly injured in a car accident while doing his thing (saving other people). He was eventually pronounced brain-dead, and Meredith took him off life support.

84. Hope Shlottman (Erin Moriarty), Jessica Jones

Netflix

You can't save everyone. Hope made the brave (and gruesome) decision to die, stabbing herself in the neck with a broken glass, so that Jessica would be able to take Kilgrave down.

85. Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch), Grimm

NBC

Poor Juliette was perhaps the most maligned character on Grimm. Many fans celebrated her death: She was about to kill Nick (David Giuntoli) when she was shot with the Doppelarmbrust by Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni).

86. Emily Sinclair (Sarah Burns), How to Get Away With Murder

ABC

We knew Emily Sinclair was going to die, because her body was prominently featured in the flash-forward. But who could have guessed she'd be run over by Asher (Matt McGorry)? (A lot of people, really. He had to kill someone eventually.)

87. Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Game of Thrones

HBO

Listen, Jon Snow is dead. He's dead. He was stabbed repeatedly by members of the Night's Watch. He died. He will also be back next season, perhaps resurrected by Melisandre. Deal with it.

88. Emilio Solano (Carlo Rota), Jane the Virgin

The CW

When Rose (Bridget Regan) drowned her husband, Emilio, in cement, we learned she was Sin Rostro. We also learned that Jane the Virgin — despite its lighthearted tone — wasn't afraid to off the occasional character.

89. Michael Stappord (Brett Cullen), Devious Maids

Lifetime

Before Sebastien went boom, he shot and killed Michael, who returned to Devious Maids in its third season after a season away. The moral of the story: If you escape Beverly Hills, never come back.

90. Varick Strauss (Jason Butler Harner), Ray Donovan

Showtime

Though married to Paige (Katie Holmes), Varick was having an affair with his father-in-law, Andrew Finney (Ian McShane). Andrew fatally struck Varick with a fire poker, then tried to pin it on Ray (Liev Schreiber). (Ray has killed plenty of people, of course, but here he was innocent for once!)

91. Rebecca Sutter (Katie Findlay), How to Get Away With Murder

ABC

The mystery of who killed Rebecca was poised to be the driving force behind Season 2, but we actually got our answer in the premiere: Bonnie (Liza Weil) suffocated Rebecca to keep her from talking.

92. Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), The Flash