2015 was a good year to die, but mainly because so often death didn’t take. Along with dead-is-dead attacks by werewolves, torn apart by walkers, transformed by white walkers, and death by memory dump, there were multiple exits this year in genre that ended up being “not dead yet” fake outs and misdirects.
Still, even if death doesn’t always last in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, the act of dying was pretty exceptional this year. So, to honor both the dead and temporarily deceased, we compiled a list of our favorite send-offs from 2015.
It should go without saying we’re heading into hardcore spoiler territory for several TV shows, movies, and comics, so only move forward if you have no hesitation of going where angels fear to tread. And after you read our fond farewells, let us know your favorite deaths of 2015 in the comments below.
FINAL SPOILER WARNING FOR SEVERAL MAJOR SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR FRANCHISES. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.