13 TV Character Deaths We Should Have Seen Coming

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Death comes for everyone, and TV characters are no exception.

There have been countless character deaths over the years. Some were shocking and some were expected. However, there have been certain moments when certain character deaths are meant to be shocking, but in the end should have come as no surprise.

So, let's take a look at 13 character TV deaths that we should have seen coming.

1. Oberyn Martell - Game of Thrones

Oberyn Martell - Game of Thrones
Once we learned Oberyn's history with the Mountain and stepping up as Tyrion's champion, did anyone actually think there was any other way this was going to play out? The only other outcome of this fight would have been Oberyn defeating Cregor, avenging his sister, and Tyrion being released. That is far too much optimism for a show full of death and despair.

2. Zoe Barnes - House of Cards

Zoe Barnes - House of Cards
While her death was sudden, it wasn't unexpected. Zoe's persistence in probing deeper and deeper into Frank's personal affairs was a giveaway that her number was just about up. Especially since we already knew what Frank was capable of, after taking out Peter Russo.

3. Tristan - American Horror Story: Hotel

Tristan - American Horror Story: Hotel
Death and American Horror Story go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it's not all that surprising when characters are killed off. On American Horror Story Season 5 Episode 6 however, Tristan's death at the hands of the Countess was heartbreaking, but it shouldn't have come as much of a surprise. We discovered the Countess's selfish and jealous nature early into the season, so it was only a matter of time before she robbed her friend Liz of the only thing she had left in the world.

4. Jon Snow - Game of Thrones

Jon Snow - Game of Thrones
Although he was eventually resurrected, Jon Snow's death on Game fo Thrones Season 5 episode 10 still came as a shock to many fans. Alliser Thorne had much contempt for Jon, so it wasn't all that surprising when Thorne orchestrated a mutiny along with some members of the Night's Watch. It should have been expected, and there was always a lot more of Jon Snow's story to tell.

5. Eddie Thawne - The Flash

Eddie Thawne - The Flash
It was devastating to lose Eddie, but at least he went out heroically by sacrificing himself to stop Eobard. However, once the Reverse Flash revealed his connection to Eddie, it seemed unlikely that this character would make it out of the season alive.

6. Laurel Lance - Arrow

Laurel Lance - Arrow
Laurel started out with much promise when she took over as the Black Canary, but eventually her character began feeling a bit stale. Season four of Arrow opened with the reveal that someone close to Oliver was going to die. As the season went on, it became more and more clear that we wouldn't be hearing the Canary Cry much longer, but rather a cry for the Black Canary.

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