For fans of television, there's nothing quite like sitting down to enjoy your favourite show. The series that we love are designed to provide many things for us, from simple escapism to pure joy, but the main component that we require in order for a series to keep our attention is really a selection of compelling characters.
Without these characters, TV programmes simply wouldn't be worth watching, which is why it's so frustrating for us when the writers and producers of our fave shows neglect some of their best fictional creations, refusing to allow him or her to reach their full potential, and - on occasion - kill the character off for no obvious reason whatsoever.
More often than not, the characters who fall victim to such fates are those that are forced into the background, despite shining brighter than the protagonist. It's the ultimate betrayal. After the hours we've spent with these people, is it too much to ask to see their story reach a natural conclusion? Believe it or not, we like to see these characters achieving their dreams, accomplishing their goals, or simply being able to stay alive against all odds.
With The Walking Dead having recently committed an atrocity of this nature, let's take a look at several characters that deserved so much more than what they were given.