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TV Characters We'd Be Happy To See Just Vanish

By Pajiba Staff | Lists | November 10, 2015 |

By Pajiba Staff | Lists | November 10, 2015 |

These are the TV characters we can do without. Don’t bother showing us how their plots resolve. Don’t work out some violent death for them. We don’t care enough for all that. Just Judy Winslow them out of our lives. Have them walk up those Family Matters stairs and be forgotten forever.

Grace from Scream Queens
Is she supposed to be the protagonist? I think she is, but I completely forget about her whenever she’s not on screen. —Vivian Kane

All of Ryan Murphy’s boys who aren’t Donovan from American Horror Story: Hotel
Matt Bomer’s good enough to play all their characters, and nobody can keep the rest of them straight, anyway. — Cindy Davis

Bran Stark from Game of Thrones

Season five was all kinds of rough times, but at least we didn’t have to feign interest in his tedious wargness. — Kristy Puchko

Rowan from Scandal
The whole show grinds to a halt whenever they “handle” his plotlines. — Genevieve Burgess

Killian from You’re The Worst
Couldn’t even find a gif of him. THAT’s how underwhelming this sad sack kid is. The show has moved past him, and for the better. — Kristy Puchko

Anika from Empire
They don’t have a plot for her, she just keeps showing up to remind us that she exists, but every time she does it just reminds everyone that she has nothing to do. — Genevieve Burgess

Tom from The Leftovers
AND MAYBE HE DID. (Like, literally). — Dustin Rowles

Winn Schott from Supergirl
Kara is awesome. Her show is only being brought down by this condescending Nice Guy. — Kristy Puchko

Howard Lyman on The Good Wife.
He’s like a bad David E. Kelley character who got drunk and stumbled onto the wrong legal show. — Dustin Rowles

Oliver’s Boyfriend from How To Get Away With Murder
I should know your name, Oliver’s Boyfriend aka That Main Guy Character Who Isn’t Frank or Asher, but you’ve been outshone by your hacker badass boyfriend. — Emily Chambers

His name is Connor. You’re still not wrong. He exists to either have fits of panic that result in making the other students do dumb things, or to get himself and other handsome gentleman out of their clothing. Sometimes both happen in the same episode. Otherwise: useless. — Genevieve Burgess

Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine
She used to bug me less, but it’s like she’s not even on the same show. — Steven Wilson
[Editor’s Note: this one caused a lot of debate (read: Chelsea Peretti gif-usage) as Overlords rushed to her defense. But Kristy’s organizing this post and she agrees with Steven’s latter point. Peretti does feel like she’s on a different show. A better show. Come at me, bro.]

Major Lilywhite from iZombie

[Editor’s Note: This one also divided the Overlords. But Kristy concurs: Major is totally a weenie in the vein of Veronica Mars and Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s most forgettable boyfriends.]

Thea Queen and Laurel Lance from Arrow

There’s nothing left but glaring and flailing screeches.

It’s time for a couple of birds to fly away. — Cindy Davis

Manny from Modern Family


Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.