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Game of Thrones: The Ultimate Dead Character Recap

by Emmy Griffiths ,
Game of Thrones: The Ultimate Dead Character Recap

Because it’s hard to keep track of deaths in Westeros.

  1. · Season One
  2. · Ned Stark - Beheaded
  3. · Season Two
  4. · Season Three
  5. · Season Four

Remember this crucial piece of advice back in season one?

Unfortunately many characters did not learn sword fighting from the First Sword of Braavos, had no idea what to say to the God of Death, and died.

Just for a quick recap (and because we enjoy making ourselves miserable), here are the characters who have died between seasons one and four.

Season One

John Arryn - Poison


Robert Baratheon - Mauled by boar

Khal Drogo – Infection/witch/smothered with pillow

This one was just horrible. We love you forever Drogo!

Viserys Targaryen – Burned alive by molten gold poured over his head

A crown for a King!

Lady – Throat slit

Direwolves are main characters OKAY.

Jory Cassel – Knifed

Straight through the eye. We liked Jory as well!

Ned Stark - Beheaded

Are we ever going to forget the line that made us hate Joffrey and distrust this show for life?

"Ser Ilyn! Bring me his head!"

Season Two

Renly Baratheon – stabbed by smoke ghost

That's what happens when you go against your brother who is teamed up with a Priestess who gives birth to smoke babies, just saying.

Yoren – Shot with crossbow

Whilst saving Gendry. What a babe.

Rodrik – Botched beheading (bleurgh)

"Gods help you Theon Greyjoy. Now you are truly lost."

Irri – Strangled

Click on the picture to see the kind of weird deleted scene death...

Matthos Seaworth – Wildfire

"Death by fire is the purest death."

Maester Luwin – Stabbed


Pyat Pree – Dragon fire

Lesson learned: never steal Dany's dragons.

Qhorin Halfhand – Stabbed

This was noble. Thanks Qhorin, we should have cared more when you died.

Xaro Xhoan Daxos and Doreah – Shut in vault

This one REALLY gave us the chills.

Also quick shout out to all of Robert Baratheon’s bastards (apart from Gendry). Those were some sad times.

Season Three

Jeor Mormont – Stabbed

Then Karl drinks from his skull. DARK.

Talisa Stark – Red Wedding

Can't talk about this.

Grey Wind – Red Wedding

Can't talk about THIS.

Robb Stark – Red Wedding

"The Lannisters send their regards."

Catelyn Stark – Red Wedding

We hated that wedding.

Krazynys mo Nakloz – Dragon Fire

That's what happens when you slag off Daenerys in her mother tongue, bitch.

Rickard Karstark – Beheaded

Don't go against the King in the North!

Craster - Stabbed

Good. Good times.

Ros – Shot with crossbow

No one really cared about Ros, but this was a tad sadistic.

Orell – Stabbed

Warg your way out of this one!

Season Four

Joffrey Baratheon – Poisoned (lol)


Oberyn Martell – Head crushed in

We will never, ever get over this one. Damn it Oberyn, you'd WON.

Ygritte – Shot by bow/cruel irony

As if Jon's life needed to get worse.

Jojen Reed – Throat slit

He's still alive in the books! What is happening?!

The Hound – Battle with Brienne of Tarth

Well, we assume so anyway. Arya left him severely wounded, so "unless there's a Maester hiding behind that rock..."

Shae – Strangled

Don't mess with Tyrion Shae.

Tywin Lannister – Shot by crossbow

To be fair Tywin, he did warn you about saying the word 'whore'.

Locke – Neck snapped by Hodor/Bran

Hodor for the Throne!

Karl Tanner – Stabbed

Through the MOUTH.

Lysa Arryn – Pushed out of Moon Door

"I have only loved one woman. Only one, my entire life. Your sister" BOOM. Flysa Arryn. Hehehe.

Pyp – Shot by arrow

Damn this was sad.

Grenn – Killed by giant

This was so sad, but awesome.

Styr – Killed by hammer

Rather a cannibalistic wilding than Jon!

So that's it! Obviously there's a few hundred foot soldiers to add to this list, but who do you think we'll be adding in season 5? Tweet us your theories of who will die in season 5 @sofeminineUK!

This gruesome list was put together by Emmy Griffiths. Tweet her @emmyfg!

Fancy having your very own book to commiserate the deaths of these fictional loved (and hated) ones? Check out the Game of Thrones In Memoriam book!

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