Game of Thrones: Top 5 Deaths!
Where do I start? With a series notorious for the deaths of our favourite characters, this really should be the top 1 million deaths…
I digress… and with a huge spoiler warning on this entire article, here are my top 5 death scenes in Game of Thrones:
5 – Eddard Stark
Sean Bean… the guy that never seems to live:- 006, Boromir, many more and of course Eddard (Ned) Stark. The one character out of the GoT favourites that I was really routing for met his unfortunate end at in the finale of season 1, by the hands of Joffrey. Yes it may havbe actually been Ser Ilyn Payne, but we all know the king was the one who sliced Ned’s head off! Right?!
Which leads nicely onto:-
4 – Joffrey Baratheon
I am filled with glee in writing about this characters death; his puple face, gasping for breath in front of his wedding guests. Lets start with his toast, asking uncle ‘Imp’ to pour him a glass… having the feels for poor Tyrian as he was ridiculed. Even Cersi was squirming a little. Taking a sip, having a bite of that pie. I think I may have wet myself a little with excitement when I saw him hit the floor! I must admit, I’ve never read the books (I know, my bad.) So his death was a well kept, non-spoiler moment for me. It made for amazing viewing!
3 – Oberyn Martell
This death was another shock to the jugular. ‘The Mountain and the Viper’ was, in my opinion, one of the best and yet the most disturbing moments of the show so far. In a fight to the death against the 50 foot bulk-of-hulk Mountain, you really think Oberyn has the upper hand. But no, the Mountain had his ‘eye’ on the Viper and certainly took out an eye or two. *shudder*.
Goodbye Oberyn, you were a great chap.
2 – The Dog
The Dog’s (Sandor Gelgane’s) death must be one of the most poetic deaths in the entire series. The one you love to hate turning into the one you want to win. What made this so much worse is the fact that his opponent was Brienne of Tarth. The internal conflict in my head of who I wanted to come out of this alive was really intense.
As Pod and Brienne frantically search for the little Stark girl, Arya gently walking over to the bloody-faced Dog, having a few final quips at each other. But then witnessing his morale finally breaking as Arya takes his last nuggets of gold and leaves him to die alone shouting “Kill Me!” Deep stuff.
1 – The Red Wedding
And finally, the top spot! The infamous Red Wedding. Granted I am cheating a little as this covers a few more than one death. First, lets start with Catelyn Stark. As soon as the somber Reigns of Castlemere was played, she looked up, knowing something wasn’t quite right – looking over to Bolton to see him donning his finest chain-mail armour.
Then sh*t hit the fan.
The band of assassins brought out their favourite crossbows and rained down bolts of arrows, slitting her throat.
Talisa Maegyr and the unborn Ned Stark lost their lives in the chaos, being some of the first to go – another sad moment from G.R.R. Martin’s brutal, sadistic mind.
And finally we come to the top spot of deaths Robb Stark – King of the North! Watching his bride stabbed to death after finding out she was pregnant – heartbreaking. That last gut-wrenching grab for Talisa’s hand.. sob.
- The Baratheons
- Robert, his death probably being the least exciting… poison being passed off as being drunk.
- Renly and his exotic death by the hands of Lord of Lights Millisandre
- Lysa Arryn’s plunge through the moon door
- Tywin, sat on his own throne as Tyrian went on his way of vengeance
- And finally Robbs direwolf – Greywind. When Bolton’s men put the wolf’s head on Robb’s body, yuk.