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I Used AI To Reveal What TV Characters Who Suffered Untimely Deaths Would Look Like If They Survived, And I Literally Started Crying

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When TV shows kill off my favorite characters, a little bit of me dies with them — so what if we had a chance to see them all live long, happy lives? So, I asked AI what these short-lived TV characters would look like if they had a chance to grow old and happy.

Disclaimer: The following images were created using generative AI image models for the sake of entertainment and curiosity. The images also reveal the biases and stereotypes that currently exist within AI models and are not meant to be seen as accurate or full depictions of human experience.

1.Lord Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones:

Lord Eddard Stark
HBO

Here's Ned after a long, happy life:

AI Lord Eddard Stark
AI Lord Eddard Stark

And here's Ned side-by-side:

Ned Stark from Game of Thrones, with a solemn expression, wearing a dark medieval outfit
Ned Stark from Game of Thrones, with a solemn expression, wearing a dark medieval outfit
AI Lord Eddard Stark
AI Lord Eddard Stark

2.Carl Grimes from the The Walking Dead:

Screenshot from "The Walking Dead
AMC

Here's Carl after a long, happy life:

AI Carl Grimes
AI Carl Grimes

And here's Carl side-by-side:

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AI Carl Grimes

3.Derek Shepherd from Grey's Anatomy:

Screenshot from "Grey's Anatomy"
Abc / ©ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's Dr. Shepherd after a long, happy life:

AI Derek Shepherd
AI Derek Shepherd

And here's Dr. Shepherd side-by-side:

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AI Derek Shepherd
AI Derek Shepherd

4.Glenn Rhee from The Walking Dead:

Glenn from The Walking Dead looks concerned in a forest scene
AMC

Here's Glenn after a long, happy life:

AI Glenn Rhee
AI Glenn Rhee

And here's Glenn side-by-side:

Glenn Rhee from The Walking Dead appears in a still, contemplative in a natural backdrop
Glenn Rhee from The Walking Dead appears in a still, contemplative in a natural backdrop
AI Glenn Rhee
AI Glenn Rhee

5.Sam from The Last of Us:

Screenshot from "The Last of Us"
HBO

Here's Sam after a long, happy life:

AI Sam
AI Sam

And here's Sam side-by-side:

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AI Sam
AI Sam

6.Candy Ferocity from Pose:

Screenshot from "Pose"
/ ©FX Networks/Courtesy:Everett Collection / Everett Collection

Here's Candy after a long, happy life:

AI Candy Ferocity
AI Candy Ferocity

And here's Candy side-by-side:

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AI Candy Ferocity
AI Candy Ferocity

7.Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy:

Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller in "Sons of Anarchy," wearing a black leather vest with patches
Fx Networks / ©FX Networks/Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's Jax after a long, happy life:

AI Jax Teller
AI Jax Teller

And here's Jax side-by-side:

Jax Teller on
Jax Teller on
AI Jax Teller
AI Jax Teller

8.Robb Stark from Game of Thrones:

Screenshot from "Game of Thrones"
HBO

Here's Robb after a long, happy life:

AI Robb Stark
AI Robb Stark

And here's Robb side-by-side:

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AI Robb Stark
AI Robb Stark

9.Dean Winchester from Supernatural:

Jensen Ackles in a plaid shirt and jacket, smiling slightly, from the TV show Supernatural
CW

Here's Dean after a long, happy life:

AI Dean Winchester
AI Dean Winchester

And here's Dean side-by-side:

Jensen Ackles smiles in a checkered shirt under a jacket, short hair, indoors
Jensen Ackles smiles in a checkered shirt under a jacket, short hair, indoors
AI Dean Winchester
AI Dean Winchester

10.Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones:

Screenshot from "Game of Thrones"
HBO

Here's Lyanna after a long, happy life:

AI Lyanna Mormont
AI Lyanna Mormont

And here's Lyanna side-by-side:

Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, wearing a dark fur-trimmed costume
Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, wearing a dark fur-trimmed costume
Close-up of Older Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones, wearing fur and a distinctive necklace. Snowflakes fall around her
Close-up of Older Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones, wearing fur and a distinctive necklace. Snowflakes fall around her

11.Eddie Munson from Stranger Things:

Joseph Quinn portraying Eddie Munson in a scene, with a focused expression and curly hair
Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022

Here's Eddie after a long, happy life:

AI Eddie Munson
AI Eddie Munson

And here's Eddie side-by-side:

Close-up of Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in
Close-up of Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in
AI Eddie Munson
AI Eddie Munson

12.Omar Little from The Wire:

Screenshot from "The Wire"
HBO

Here's Omar after a long, happy life:

AI Omar Little
AI Omar Little

And here's Omar side-by-side:

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AI Omar Little
AI Omar Little

13.Joyce Summers from Buffy The Vampire Slayer:

Screenshot from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Richard Cartwright / ©UPN / courtesy Everett Collection

Here's Joyce after a long, happy life:

AI Joyce Summers
AI Joyce Summers

And here's Joyce side-by-side:

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AI Joyce Summers
AI Joyce Summers

14.Jack Pearson from This Is Us:

Screenshot from "This Is Us"
NBC

Here's Jack after a long, happy life:

AI Jack Pearson
AI Jack Pearson

And here's Jack side-by-side:

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AI Jack Pearson
AI Jack Pearson

15.Sarah from The Last of Us:

Screenshot from "The Last of Us"
HBO

Here's Sarah after a long, happy life:

AI Sarah from "The Last of Us"
AI Sarah from "The Last of Us"

And here's Sarah side-by-side:

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AI Sarah
AI Sarah

16.James Novak from Scandal:

Screenshot from "Scandal"
ABC

Here's James after a long, happy life:

AI James Novak
AI James Novak

And here's James side-by-side:

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AI James Novak
AI James Novak

17.Wes Gibbins from How to Get Away with Murder:

Screenshot from "How to Get Away with Murder"
ABC

Here's Wes after a long, happy life:

AI Wes Gibbins
AI Wes Gibbins

And here's Wes side-by-side:

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AI Wes Gibbins
AI Wes Gibbins

18.Marissa Cooper from The O.C.:

Screenshot from "The O.C."
Fox

Here's Marissa after a long, happy life:

AI Marissa Cooper
AI Marissa Cooper

And here's Marissa side-by-side:

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AI Marissa Cooper
AI Marissa Cooper

19.Bob Newby from Stranger Things:

Screenshot from "Stranger Things"
Courtesy of Netflix

Here's Bob after a long, happy life:

AI Bob Newby
AI Bob Newby

And here's Bob side-by-side:

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AI Bob Newby
AI Bob Newby

20.Ruth Langmore from Ozark:

Screenshot from "Ozark"
Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

Here's Ruth after a long, happy life:

AI Ruth Langmore
AI Ruth Langmore

And here's Ruth side-by-side:

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AI Ruth Langmore
AI Ruth Langmore

Which TV character who died too soon would you like to see live a long, happy life? Let us know in the comments below!

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