Quiz: Which Tropey TV Lesbian or Bisexual Death Are You?

By now, we’re all familiar with how many lesbian and bisexual characters get killed off on TV, but did you ever stop and wonder what any of these iconic deaths might say about you as a person? Now you can finally find out! Even if your tropey lesbian and bisexual TV death match doesn’t resonate with you, hopefully you’ll get some good health and safety tips!

SPOILER WARNING: if you’re currently watching a TV show with a lesbian in it, they will probably be dead by the time you finish this quiz.

Which TV Lesbian or Bisexual Death Trope Are You?

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38 Comments

  1. “Congratulations, your TV lesbian death trope is Tara Maclay! You are universally loved and grieved, and really set the standard when it came to nonsensical deaths. Don’t stand so close to that window next time!”

    so the whole of queer fandom will use me as a measuring stick and remember me forever?

  2. “Congratulations, your TV lesbian death trope is Dani Clayton! You tried to outrun the call of your inevitable watery grave but succumbed in the end before you hurt the love of your life. Yes, I’m still crying about it.”

    Same Sally, same.

  3. “Congratulations, your TV lesbian death trope is Maya St Germain! Like all Rosewood deaths, yours was a convoluted nightmare. But the biggest mystery is how your demise wasn’t a red flag for all the subsequent girlfriends of Emily Fields, who also ended up dying!”

    This is the kind of low stakes online quiz that I didn’t know I needed. I usually get anxious answering these (I mean, IDK, sometimes I feel happy and sad at the same time, how can I choose just one answer?) But not this one.

    Plus, since I’ve never watched most of these shows, I don’t feel strongly about who I got.

  4. I love this entire quiz! My result was Tara from Buffy, which is appropriate since that was the first lesbian TV death I experienced (back in college when I thought I was straight). I was absolutely devastated me for reasons I couldn’t explain at the time, even to myself.

  5. I’m Tara and that feels very accurate. I also wanted to pick a 90s skirt like Tara often wore for the pants question, but settled for the nice glam red flared ones. And I’m so sad for Tara that I want to do a Buffy re-watch (again).

  6. “Congratulations, your TV lesbian death trope is Tara Thornton! Not content with dying once, you were turned into a vampire and died again! That’s great going.”

    So proud of this result. Never do things by halves <3

    (and it's the wrong Tara show but couldn't resist humming "hey, I've died twice…"

  7. Tara from True Blood, a show I never watched because 1st I’m scared of vampires, 2nd I was in the aftermath of a separation/divorce and where I moved to didn’t have cable. Nonetheless, I think I like the character :).

  8. “Congratulations, your TV lesbian death trope is The Many Deaths of Lucy Lawless! You just can’t stop playing gay, and have a 95% chance of death when you do so. Your deaths span history: beheaded in ancient Greece, jumping off a cliff in Rome, killed by an obelisk as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D in the present day, then condemned to die repeatedly as a cylon in the far future! You are the pinnacle of lesbian and bisexual TV death tropes – well done!”

    I’m just glad to be the pinnacle of something. Being at all associated with Lucy Lawless is a win in my boat.

    Also I read “Basket of Bobbins” as “Basket of Robbins” and was very disappointed that it wasn’t a clever Baskin Robbins joke.

  9. Love it! :)

    Congratulations, your TV lesbian death trope is The Many Deaths of Lucy Lawless! You just can’t stop playing gay, and have a 95% chance of death when you do so. Your deaths span history: beheaded in ancient Greece, jumping off a cliff in Rome, killed by an obelisk as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D in the present day, then condemned to die repeatedly as a cylon in the far future! You are the pinnacle of lesbian and bisexual TV death tropes – well done!

  10. I got Kate from Last Tango in Halifax =(

    Congratulations, your TV lesbian death trope is Kate McKenzie! It’s ok, your unborn baby lived and the whole experience will surely develop the character of your surviving white wife, who you married literally moments ago.

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