Being a badass on the small screen doesn't always guarantee you will go out like one.
No matter what the intentions of the writers or producers are, no character, no matter how popular they may be with audiences, is ever truly safe from a totally undignified exit from the show they feature in.
Sometimes this can be purely down to the way the characters die. Death by poisoned taco might not seem a particularly glorious exit even if it is only temporary, but neither is being taken out during the shows opening credits at the start of a new season.
Characters who have featured from the very first episode of a show might get dramatic or even totally unexpected exists. But do they really do enough justice to the character if they aren't anything but shocking? Even some of the most-watched shows in Television history can be guilty of making oversights when killing off their cast.
The word "dumb" has many applications depending on the scenario, so with that in mind, we've put together a list of the 10 Dumbest Ways Supposedly Badass TV Characters Died.