13 TV Characters Who Cheated Death

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Cheating death is no small task. 

Some of these characters were killed and made miraculous returns. 

The others managed to avoid death by the skin of their teeth. 

In some cases, these characters ruined the legacy of the show they were part of. 

But we'll let you be the judge of that. 

Have a look below. 

1. Jon Snow - Game of Thrones

Jon Snow - Game of Thrones
Viewers witnessed Jon die at the conclusion of Game of Thrones Season 5, but he came back to life in the sixth season premiere thanks to Melisandre. It's a pity he didn't stay dead given that he had very little purpose in the final two seasons.

2. Alison DiLaurentis - Pretty Little Liars

Alison DiLaurentis - Pretty Little Liars
The whole point of the mystery of the freshman season was that these teenagers were being stalked a year after their friend went missing. In an unsurprising move, Ali had actually cheated death, and lived to scheme another day.

3. Lydia Davis - Revenge

Lydia Davis - Revenge
Lydia survived a fall from a high-rise balcony on to a vehicle below, and even a plane bombing. She must be a ninja to avoid death on those two occasions!

4. Cookie Lyon - Empire

Cookie Lyon - Empire
Cookie was doing too much on Empire when she tried to nurse Lucious back to good health. In a scary scene, she almost lost her life. That wasn't the only time she almost died.

5. Dan Conner - Roseanne

Dan Conner - Roseanne
Dan died on the original series finale of this controversial comedy series. However, the show's revival explained the "death" as a joke. Yikes.

6. Huck - Scandal

Huck - Scandal
Huck was always a complicated character with murderous tendencies. When he thought he found the woman of his dreams who understood him, the rug was pulled from under him and he was shot several times. After leaving fans in the lurch for multiple weeks, we learned that he had put in the trunk of a car and managed to escape because he imagined what his colleagues would tell him to do. Ridiculous? Yes. Tense? YES.

7. Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead

Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead
Rick survived many scuffles with the dead on The Walking Dead, but his exit storyline was the wildest of all. He used dynamite to blow up a bridge filled with the undead. In a crazy twist, the force sent him into the depths of the river below. He was saved by Jadis and taken away on a helicopter, setting up the movie universe.

8. Brian Griffin - Family Guy

Brian Griffin - Family Guy
Seth McFarlane made a big deal about Brian's death ahead of the controversial episode. He was replaced by another dog, and fans were outraged. Unsurprisingly, the OG Brian returned two episodes later.

9. Michael Cordero Jr.

Michael Cordero Jr.
Michael was seemingly killed off on the show, effectively ending the central love triangle, but just as Jane and Rafael were getting closer again, he returned from the dead.

10. Michael Scofield - Prison Break

Michael Scofield - Prison Break
For a TV show that might as well have been a sci-fi given the crazy plot twists, Michael's return after dying was needed given that Fox had given the green light to a revival.

11. Meredith Grey - Grey's Anatomy

Meredith Grey - Grey's Anatomy
Being the focal character on a show for almost two decades means Meredith has had several brushes with death. The scariest of which involved her holding a bomb inside a patient's body. It detonated mere moments after our hero let go.

12. Archie Andrews - Riverdale

Archie Andrews - Riverdale
He was attacked by a bear and lived to tell the tale. Need we say more?

13. Oliver Queen - Arrow

Oliver Queen - Arrow
Oliver went toe-to-toe with Ra's Al Ghul and lost during the show's third season. He was impaled and thrown off a mountain, but he reappeared during the next episode to fight again.

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