31 TV Characters Whose Deaths Were Super Unnecessary And Kind Of Ruined The Whole Show
The 100 was the king of unnecessary TV character deaths.
We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV character deaths totally didn't have to happen. Here are some of the best reponses:
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1. First, on 13 Reasons Why, when Justin Foley finally got his life together, but in the series finale, it was revealed he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and he died.
2. On The 100, when Lexa and Clarke finally slept together, but then, Lexa was killed by a stray bullet moments later.
3. On The 100, when Jasper decided he didn't want to survive the death wave heading towards them and he poisoned himself before dying in Monty's arms.
4. On The 100, when Clarke shockingly shot and killed Bellamy while she was trying to protect Madi and the rest of their friends.
5. On Veronica Mars, when the revival season ended with Logan getting blown up right when he and Veronica were finally happy.
6. On Killing Eve, when Villanelle was shot and killed during the series finale while protecting Eve, and only moments after she and Eve finally kissed for the first time.
7. On Orange Is the New Black, when Poussey died after CO Bayley restrained her while she was trying to calm Suzanne down during a protest in the cafeteria.
8. On Orange Is the New Black, when Pennsatucky died of a drug overdose after she wasn't allowed extra time while taking the GED exam she spent the entire final season studying for. Worst of all? She had passed.
9. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Tara was killed by a stray bullet while Warren Mears was trying to hurt Buffy.
10. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Anya was stabbed during the final battle in the series finale.
11. On The Walking Dead, when Carl was bitten by a walker after saving a new survivor, and Rick and Michonne just had to sit back and watch him die.
12. On Supernatural, when Dean died during the series finale while on a pretty typical hunting job with Sam.
13. On Supernatural, when Castiel saved Dean's life by finally experiencing true happiness and saying that he loved him, only to die when he was consumed by the Empty seconds later.
14. On Criminal Minds, when Maeve was abducted by Diane, and just when Reid thought he had convinced Diane to spare Maeve, she killed herself and then Maeve.
15. On Once Upon a Time, when Hades was about to kill Regina using an Olympian Crystal, but Robin jumped in front of her at the last second and died.
16. On Chicago Fire, when Shay was suddenly killed after being struck by a collapsing pipe during an explosion inside a building.
17. On The Originals, when Hayley went missing for a majority of the final season, only to die while protecting Hope when she finally returned.
18. On The Originals, when Elijah decided to die alongside his brother Klaus during the series finale.
19. On Money Heist/La Casa de Papel, when Tokyo sacrificed herself so Denver, Rio, and the rest of the team could escape Gandia and his men.
20. On On My Block, when Oscar, aka Spooky, was about to leave and start a new life with his family, only for him to be shot and killed while moving out of town.
21. On The Last Kingdom, when Thyra realized that she was going to die in a fire set by Tidman, so she stabbed herself with her own blade.
22. On South of Nowhere, when Clay was unnecessarily killed during a drive-by shooting at King High's prom.
23. On Bones, when Sweets suffered massive internal trauma while fighting off his attackers, and Booth and Bones couldn't save him.
24. On Grey's Anatomy, when George was hit by a bus while trying to save someone's life, and he never got the chance to realize his dream of becoming a surgeon in the army.
25. On Grey's Anatomy, when Lexie was crushed underneath a plane during the plane crash that stranded Meredith, Derek, Mark, Cristina, and Arizona in the wilderness.
26. On Downton Abbey, when Sybil suddenly died right after giving birth to her and Tom's daughter.
27. On Girl From Nowhere, when Nanno was stabbed numerous times by Waan right at the end of the Season 2 finale.
28. On The Vampire Diaries, when Stefan brutally ripped Enzo's heart out, just when he was finally going to get his happy ending with Bonnie.
29. On The Vampire Diaries, when Tyler begged Damon, who was being controlled by Sybil, to not kill him because no one would ever forgive him if he did, and just when Tyler thought he was escaping, Damon ripped into his throat.
30. On Teen Wolf, when Allison died in Scott's arms after being stabbed by an Oni and saving Lydia.
31. And finally, on Game of Thrones, when Daenerys was stabbed by Jon Snow shortly after burning King's Landing to the ground and trying to take the Iron Throne.
We can't fit everyone into one post, so which other TV character deaths do you think were totally unnecessary? Tell us in the comments below!
Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.