10 Most Painful TV Character Deaths of the 2018–2019 Season (PHOTOS)

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Missandei, Game of Thrones

Of all the Game of Thrones deaths in the HBO hit’s final season, the demise of Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) was the most devastating, considering the pureness of her heart and the dreams she had for a life in Tarth with Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson).

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Ser Jorah Mormont, Game of Thrones

Second to Missandei’s death, though, was the death of this reformed knight, loyal to his queen and unrequited love Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to the very end. He died protecting her from an onslaught of wights during the Battle of Winterfell.

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Enid, Tara, and Henry, The Walking Dead

The survivors should have known better than to make enemies of The Whisperers. Alpha promptly killed 10 people from the communities — including these characters, played by Katelyn Nacon, Alanna Masterson, and Matt Lintz — and left their reanimated heads on pikes to delineate the edge of his territory.

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Lucas Ripley, Station 19

Ripley (Brett Tucker) almost died of hydrofluoric acid exposure before accepting Vic’s (Barrett Doss) wedding proposal, but the two firefighters got to reconnect at the hospital before his final breath. “At least I get to spend the rest of [my life] with you,” he told her.

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Shannon Diaz, 9-1-1

Tragedy hit home for our gang of first responders when Shannon (Devin Kelly), wife of firefighter Eddie (Ryan Guzman), was fatally hit by a car after telling him she wanted a divorce. “I can understand if you never forgive me,” she wrote to their son, Christopher, in a letter Eddie found later. “But always know that I love you, baby. Even if it’s from a distance.”

iZombie - Jordan Gladwell
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Jordan Gladwell, iZombie

Jordan (Jade Payton), one of Major’s (Robert Buckley) staunchest supporters, died in a hail of sniper gunfire on this CW horror dramedy as she tried to rescue a team member during her patrol.

Chicago Med Cornelius Rhodes

Cornelius Rhodes, Chicago Med

Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) suffered a heart-wrenching blow in the penultimate episode of this latest Chicago Med season, losing his father, Cornelius (D.W. Moffett), to a fatal insulin injection in what later was suggested to be a murder.

Star Miss Ruby

Miss Ruby, Star

In the season 3 finale — and, unfortunately, series finale — of this Fox show, Miss Ruby (Juanita Jennings) was shot to death by the associates of the rapist she snitched on. She was brave to the very end, though, even taunting her assailants by yelling, “If you’re gonna shoot, bitch, do it!”

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The Grim Reaper was no slouch during the 2018–2019 TV season, killing many a fan favorite character … as well as scores of supporting characters and bit players, especially on a certain fire-and-ice-heavy HBO series.

Click through the gallery above to see the TV character deaths that seemed to hit fans particularly hard since September.