2013's 10 Deadliest TV Series: The Most Shocking And Memorable Character Deaths

By Jesse Carp 11 months ago discussion comments
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7. Arrow
Most crime series come with a substantial (minor character) body count, but The CW's Arrow doesn't just create a lot of (significant) corpses, it has also made murder an integral part of the protagonist's journey. The superhero show only recently acquired its 'super' status with the majority of its early run dealing with a very human hero taking it to Starling City's white collar criminals and, by extension, cutting down their blue-collar henchmen. But not all of the bodies belong to henchmen and/or their respective villains of the week, something that caused the aforementioned change in the crime-fighter's methods. No more killing! Unless, you know, it's absolutely necessary.

The last comment refers to the Hero (formerly known as the Hood) choosing to kill Seth Gabel's Count Vertigo even after the 'no killing rule' was implemented and he's just one of several villains (recurring or not) that have met their end by Ollie's hand in the past year. He didn't make the decision to stop until Colin Donnell's Tommy Merlyn died while saving Katie Cassidy's Laurel from the earthquake in the Glades. That episode, the Season 1 finale, also saw John Barrowman's Malcolm Merlyn die but he's since come back to life (and Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson technically did too) so... there might be hope for a reversal of some of the other emotional losses that occurred on Arrow? The recent death of Celina Jade's Shado comes to mind. Well, maybe death should be permanent sor the sacrifices mean something. I'm sure there are more to come.
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