TOP CHARACTERS OF 2011: Tess Mercer, Smallville
Another beautiful, slightly villainous character. I loved her evil and I loved her even more when she sought to redeem her past misdeeds. Her unflagging devotion to Clark just gets to me every time. Even with her dying breath she maintained that Clark saved her and she sought to give Lex a chance to start fresh without evil, something Clark taught her.
I will never get over her death on the show. My beautiful, beautiful Tess. Badass extraordinaire.