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    The Five Best Deaths from AMC’s The Walking Dead

    What are the best deaths thus far in The Walking Dead? Well, the first thing to figure out is what makes a death “good” in the first place.

    Firstly, its timing has to be right. If a character dies either before they’ve been around for a significant enough amount of time to make an impact, or, long after they’ve been a focal point of the show…it’ll land with a thud.

    Secondly, if the death lacks a certain amount of drama, while it may be realistic, it also may feel rushed or wholly insignificant. If, for example, a major character is standing in the background of a scene, gets gunned down by a villain (Whilst still just being in the background), and then the show simply moves on to the next scene without anyone mentioning that now-deceased character, it will be like that character was some nameless generic we weren’t supposed to care about.

    And, thirdly, if the death is too controversial, the controversy might just overshadow the in-story impact of the character’s death and the response you’re hoping to get from the audience, which is kind of counterproductive.

    There are other factors I’ll take into consideration, but, these three are going to be the big ones.

    In the article, he lists the 5 best deaths and his reasons why as:

    Sophia
    Dale
    Merle
    Hershel
    Siddiq

    While I could get on board with Hershel and Sophia, I'm not sure I agree with the others he chose.

    What about you? Do you agree with the list? Who would be on your list of the best deaths on the show, and why?

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    Who the fuck is sidiqq and why is he on the list? There were so many other mains that got really well done deaths

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    I agree with Sophia and even Hershel and Merle although I didn’t like seeing them die they did have good deaths. I don’t agree with Dale and Siddiq at all. Shane, Lizzie and Sasha were some of my other favorites and I thought Tyreese had a good death too.

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    I agree with all on the list except Siddiq. I would replace him with Gareth. It was so satisfying to see this arrogant prick on his knees begging for his life while Rick made good to kill him with that red machete.

    I thought Dale's death was pretty good.

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    I would say, in terms of emotional impact:

    Shane
    Sophia
    Lori
    Hershel
    Glen

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    I agree with the list except for Siddiq. I know Axel was a red shirt but his death was well done and a shocker.
    @Diseman81 agree about Shane and Lizzie.
    @Beatrice, yes Gareth's dead was satisfying wasn't it? Loved that Rick was fulfilling his promise. Rick taking out Joe with his teeth was another satisfying moment as well.

    Glen was heartbreaking. It was when my kids stopped watching.

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    Noah, his death was horrific.

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    I think the deaths have seemed less and less impactful as the show has progressed. Whether its due to the increasing number of extras available to kill off, or just the passage of time allowing the audience to get used to it, I don't know.

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    Sophia
    Dale
    Shane
    Merle
    Hershel

    Glenn almost made it until I remembered Shane.

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    I don’t agree with Dale
    I think Dale's death was a big deal for the show. It symbolized the death of humanity. He fought so hard for them to keep their humanity and failed. And then died. And they all had to stand there and watch their friend, mentor and humanity all die right in front of them and there was nothing they could do.

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    Sophia, Tyreese, Dale, Shane & Lizzie.

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