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AP2HYC TV Awards 2019: Most Heart-Breaking Death

It’s time for the 5th Annual AP2HYC TV Awards!

This year’s TV season brought with it a slew of new heroes and villains, a bevy of bombshells, and enough excitement to tide us over until the Fall. We’ve spent months reviewing, recapping, and OMGing over your favorite (and maybe even least favorite) shows, and now it’s time to put you in the hot seat. Be sure to cast your vote and determine the best-of-the-best of nerdy TV. Which shows will come out on top? Only you can decide!

This year brought with it a number of gut-wrenching and shocking deaths that left more than just fictional characters weeping silently in the dark.  We’ve chosen six of the biggest (aka most heart-breaking) deaths of the year and now it’s up to you to decide which one hit the hardest. Check out the nominees and be sure to vote!

Dolls (Wynonna Earp)

The good Deputy Marshall Xavier Dolls could have had a happy ending with the titular character Wynonna Earp. His death was unexpected, but he went out sacrificing himself to face a demon so that Wynonna didn’t have to.

Pogo (The Umbrella Academy)

Pogo was setup to be the endearing animal mascot/mentor for the Hargreeves, but there was much more to this primate than meets the eye. Despite his secrets, he still managed to work his way into our hearts, which made his death all the more unexpected. But it’s the fact that Vanya was the one who killed him that really broke our hearts.

Tabitha Galavan (Gotham)

While the show glosses over this death and her relationship with Barbara Kean, fans were heartbroken when Penguin shot and killed the bad ass assassin. She deserved so much more.

Khalil Payne (Black Lightning)

Khalil was a kid with a bright future before Tobias Whale got his hands on him. After a brutal fight where Tobias rips Khalil’s spine out of his back, Khalil dies in the hospital, able to say goodbye to his girlfriend and his mom. He is a tragic character made even more tragic by his undeserved death.

Daenerys Targeryen (Game of Thrones)

For fans of the Dragon Queen, it was truly heart-breaking to see Jon kill her. Dany was a series favorite and beloved by a lot of people especially as she was the Mother of Dragons. Dany still had a lot to do and she was cut down in her prime and that’s the saddest thing.

Theon Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)

Theon Greyjoy’s death was no surprise but a fitting end. Theon went from a sniveling coward as the ward of the Starks to a warrior dying for one of the Starks that treated him like family. Theon died for Bran and he went down swinging.

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Dara Berkey

Superhero nerd. History nerd. Favorite personal hero--Shazam/The Original Captain Marvel. Favorite female hero--Any of the Batgirls. Favorite male hero, other than Shazam--Any of the Robins.