A fictional character’s death can be “satisfying” for a lot of reasons…like, maybe it’s a part of their redemption arc. Or maybe it’s done in such a poetic way, it made you emotional. Heck, maybe they just sucked and it was fun to watch them get their just desserts.
Well, all forms of satisfying character deaths were on display recently, when redditor u/Liteboyy asked, “What character death was satisfying to you?” The responses ranged from beautiful to brutal, but they were all fair.
So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the fictional character deaths that people actually found themselves enjoying, instead of grieving:
Also, WARNING: Like…this post is entirely about dead characters. So, uh, SPOILERS. Yeah.
Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones
Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Chidi Anagonye, The Good Place
The Warden, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Walter White, Breaking Bad
The Terminator, Terminator (1984)
Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Iosef Tarasov, John Wick (2014)
Smeagol/Gollum, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Voldemort, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Hans Gruber, Die Hard (1988)
Wolverine, Logan (2017)
Olenna Tyrell, Game of Thrones
Commodus, Gladiator (2000)
Count Rugen/The Six-Fingered Man, The Princess Bride (1987)
P’Li, The Legend of Korra
Howard Ratner, Uncut Gems (2019)
Scar, The Lion King (1994)
And finally — all of Edmond Dantes’ enemies, The Count of Monte Cristo
Now it’s your turn! What fictional character death did you find satisfying, and what made it so great? Share yours in the comments below!
Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.