As we come to the end of another year in television, we take a moment to mourn the loss of those characters who gave their lives so that we could be entertained in 2012. Let us honor their memory with this list of 10 character deaths that shocked, surprised, saddened, and even sometimes delighted us.

Click through for our list of the 10 TV character deaths that left a big impression on us this year. Major spoilers ahead, of course!

Does your favorite fallen character make the grade?