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27 TV Characters Who Ended Up Being Much Better Than The Shows They Were On

Lexa's legacy will outlast The 100, tbh.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV characters were actually better than the shows they were on. Here are some of the best responses:

🚨Warning: There are some spoilers ahead!🚨

1. First, Lexa from The 100

Clarke and Lexa meeting for the first time and Lexa asking if Clarke has an offer for her

2. Regina Mills/Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time

Regina telling everyone that she is grateful people gave her a second chance, she's happy to have a found family, and in the end, everyone can be happy with a little hope

3. Killian Jones/Hook from Once Upon a Time

Hook telling Emma that he's afraid of losing his happy ending and that his happy ending is her

4. Michonne from The Walking Dead

Michonne killing a hoard of walkers and then crying

5. Sam and Dean Winchester from Supernatural

Dean telling Sam, "I'm gonna take care of you. I got you. it's my job, right? Watch out for my pain-in-the-ass little brother"

6. Cristina Yang from Grey's Anatomy

Cristina telling Meredith, "He's very dreamy. But he is not the sun. You are"

7. Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill

Brooke saying she was pretty lost and awful as a freshman, but she grew up. Also saying, "I stopped letting boys define me and I started believing in myself and my potential"

8. Michael Cordero from Jane the Virgin

Michael reciting his vows to Jane in Spanish

9. Santana Lopez from Glee

Santana coming out to her grandmother and saying, "I love girls the way that I'm supposed to feel about boys"

10. Mike Chang from Glee

Mike dancing and Tina telling him, "You don't talk that much, you hardly ever sing, but when I see you do that, it's who you are"

11. Pacey Witter from Dawson's Creek

Pacey and Joey dancing at the anti-prom and Pacey telling her, "I remember everything"

12. Claire Underwood from House of Cards

13. Villanelle from Killing Eve

Villanelle looking out the window and crying on the train

14. Olivia Pope from Scandal

Olivia yelling at Fitz and asking him "Am I your fluffer today, Fitz? Is. that what I am?"

15. Stiles Stilinski from Teen Wolf

Void Stiles saying, "You can kill the Oni. But Me? Me? I'm a thousand years old. You can't kill me!"

16. Bonnie Bennett from The Vampire Diaries

Bonnie making the feathers from the pillow fly for Elena one last time

17. Stefan Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries

Stefan sacrificing himself, reuniting with Elena, and telling her he let Damon live because "he's the better man"

18. Poussey Washington from Orange Is the New Black

Poussey looking out at the Manhattan skyline

19. Spencer Hastings from Pretty Little Liars

Spencer crying in a police car and then being sent to Radley

20. Toni Topaz and Kevin Keller from Riverdale

Toni saying, "How about the Vixens tickle the Bulldogs exclusively?"

21. Archie Andrews from Riverdale

Archie telling Betty about writing song lyrics for the first and how they make him feel great

22. Mickey Milkovich from Shameless

Mickey telling Ian that he loves him for the first time and that they "take care of each other"

23. Felicity Smoak from Arrow

Felicity telling Oliver, "You honor the dead by fighting. And you are not done fighting"

24. Winston Bishop from New Girl

Winston revealing his greatest prank, that Nick and Jess didn't have to move, and he's actually Engram Pattersky

25. Quinn King from UnREAL

Quinn telling Rachel, "Believe it or not, I care about you"

26. Veronica Mars from Veronica Mars

Veronica saying, "I Hope we're still friends after I taser you"

27. And finally, Fallon Carrington from Dynasty

Fallon saying, "Well, guess what? I am sick and tired of being used by miserably ungrateful men"

Are there other TV characters who were better than their shows? Tell us in the comments below!

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