Romantic relationships are great and all, but there's something uniquely special about a bond between two guys.
Officially, it's called a bromance.
Gaining the classification involves more than a few fist-bumps and shared beers, however.
When two dudes "click," they become emotionally vulnerable with each other. It's an unspoken understanding.
When they go on adventures together, spend all their time together, share secrets, and eventually, better each other, only then do they earn the coveted title and become serious friendship goals.
Sadly, oftentimes, a bromance is broken up by an unexpected death that is extremely painful.
We're looking at some of our favorite TV bromances that took a deadly turn. Some were mere accidents, some motivated while other deaths involved one party making the ultimate sacrifice for the other.
Olinksy & Voight -- Chicago PD
Olinksy was so loyal to his friend, boss, and partner-in-crime Voight, that he helped him bury a dead body and took the fall to keep him out of prison. Sadly, his loyalty was eventually his undoing. Before Voight could arrange for his freedom, Olinksy was stabbed to death in his prison cell.
Marcel & Josh -- The Originals
Marcel was the fearless vampire leader while Josh served as his side-kick before filling in and leading his people when Marcel skipped town. Sadly, when a feud between the factions broke out, Josh became a victim of Nazi-vampires and died in Marcel's arms. I'm not crying, you're crying.
Damon & Stefan -- The Vampire Diaries
Damon and Stefan had a love-hate relationship. Their brotherly bond strengthened as time went on though Stefan would do anything to keep his brother happy. Eventually, he sacrificed himself so that his brother would be reunited with the woman they both loved, Elena, and Mystic Falls would be saved from Hell Fire. What a good dude.
Keith & Dan - One Tree Hill
Keith and Dan were brothers with a very turbulent relationship and remained estranged for much of the series. Dan blamed his older brother for a lot of things, including the dealership fire that almost killed him. In retaliation, he shot and killed the beloved Uncle Keith in the high school hallway.
Klaus & Elijah -- The Originals
Klaus and Elijah's co-dependency was borderline unhealthy. Klaus relied on Elijah for everything and in turn, Elijah was always there for him because of the guilt he felt. One could not live without the other so when Klaus decided to die to save Hope from the darkness, Elijah was right by his side.
Hank & Walt -- Breaking Bad
The DEA agent was put into a tough spot when his brother-in-law became a meth kingpin. Walt did everything he possibly could to convince Jack not to kill Hank, but alas, it was too late, and Walt just had to watch the murder go down in the desert.