17 TV Show Characters Who Shouldn’t Have Gotten Redemption Arcs

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Every TV show has at least one character that we love to hate (some have even more than one — lucky us). What would a show be without a deplorable character or two? Whether they’re evil or just plain annoying, we thrive off of the frustration we feel whenever they’re on screen.

But so often, we see these characters go from outright jerks to misunderstood heroes. We’re rolling our eyes just thinking about how overdone this trope is. Sometimes these characters deserve the redemption, but most of the time they really don’t. There are some actions you just can’t excuse, like destroying families, killing siblings, and sexually assaulting people. So let’s all agree to let this trope die right now and never make the mistake of giving characters like these redemption arcs ever again.