The Top 10 Best Deaths on Game of Thrones

This popular series has turned into an incredibly worldwide famous show due to its deaths on Game of Thrones with the political characteristics of the storyline and twisted plots. This is a show whose scenario is built starting from the well-known books of George R.R. Martin, particularly his series named A Song of Ice and Fire. In this sequence of intricate tales, we follow the adventures of the members of a powerful family in the great nation of Westeros while they fight for total control over the infamous Iron Throne. The content of the present will concentrate on the ones who have already died during these fearsome battles and betrayals.

These are the characters whose sudden endings shocked their loyal fans and these were that main figures that most other famous series or shows would not even think about getting rid of. Well, probably a show about zombies would do it, since they destroy everyone on sight. But the majority of other series, definitely not. This is one of the main reasons why fans from all round the world started to love more and more the series, due to its creators ability to eliminate some of the main characters that have captured the viewers interest and feelings, and still to be able to maintain their passion for the show.

10. Jon Snow

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He is a significant personality in the fifth seasons of the show and debuts in the first episode. Jon is the illegitimate son of Edd Stark and was a steward at the Night’s Watch. Jon has discovered a position of approval where the conditions of his birth have no significance. Jeor Mormont is the one who took him as his own steward and sees him as his surrogate son.

After the Castle Black Battle, the protection of which he led with bravery, Jon was chosen the 998th leader of the Night’s Watch. As commander, Jon reinforced a questionable partnership between his people and the Free Folk in the combat against White Walkers, and with a wildling friend, Tormund, he visited Hardhome, where the majority of the Free Folk were killed by the White Walkers and just a few of them evaded with Jon.

In the fight, Jon was the second black brother who killed one of the White Walkers, as well as finding their weakness to Valyrian metal. After all the difficult options to make the right decision for the higher good of his people, the damaged relationship with the Watch brothers lastly seals his destiny. As they conspire against him, our hero is stabbed many times and bleeds massively, passing away in the snow.

9. Stannis Baratheon

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Stannis is an important person in the starting from the second season. He is described in the first season as having a powerful influence in the kingdom, but does not appear in it. Stannis is intensely influenced by priestess Melisandre, one of the followers of the Lord of Light religious beliefs. He is also joined many times by his faithful sidekick and acquaintance, Davos Seaworth. He forms a new military with help from a loan of Braavos, and manages a significant victory on an infiltrating wild army over the Walls.

Stannis’ troops gradually advance to Winterfell to recover the Stark castle from their adversaries, the Northern Wardens, but after serious snowstorms and a serious mistake to kill his own girl as the ultimate sacrifice, it results in the majority of his soldiers deserting, while Stannis becomes very confused and beaten by the Bolton military. He endures the fight, but is discovered and killed by Brienne of Tarth for the role had in Renly’s murder, providing an end to the Baratheons of Dragonstone.

8. Ygritte

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She played an essential part in the third and fourth seasons and she originally showed up as recurring character during the second year. Ygritte was a member of the
Free Folks who resided northern of the Wall and she was one of Mance Rayder’s military and Jon Snow’s partner.

During the Castle Black fight, she kills several Night’s Watch brothers, such as Pypar. Facing Jon Snow, she points her arrow at him. Watching and speaking to him, it weakens her determination and hesitates, while Olly shoots her in the chest from behind. Then, Jon holds her and she asks if he recalls the cavern in which they made love and where she wanted them to remain permanently to not have to deal with the war and horrors outside. She tells Jon that they should have remained there and dies.

After the appearance of Stannis at the Wall, Jon talks to Tormund, now a prisoner of Night’s Watch. He asks him whether he loved Ygritte and Tormund says that she loved Jon a lot, as he was the only person she was talking about after he left her. He persuades Jon to take her dead body and burn it over the Wall. So, Jon carries her body to a place in the Haunted Forests and creates a memorial pyre in front of weir wood trees, while burning her body while crying.

7. Drogo

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Drogo is a significant character during the first season and debuts in the first episode. He is khal, or a chieftain, and a memeber of the Dothrakis and is generally called with his complete name, Khal Drogo. He is a higher ranked warlord and terrifying soldier. He is married to Daenerys Targaryen and consequently starts to really like her. He is decided to reconquer the Seven Kingdoms after she escapes a killing attempt and raids one of the Lhazareen villages to captures slaves and spend money in his organized intrusion.

After the battle was finished, he was provoked to a duel by the leader of the people in that village who considered him not worthy to continue ruling the Khalasars, as it showed up he was paying more attention to the orders of a lady. He kills the soldier, but is injured in his chest area and is taken care by one of the women in the village.

His injury gets worse and he becomes extremely sick. Daenerys requests the doctor to use blood magic, but she uses spells that takes Drogo in a vegetative condition as a vengeance for the devastation of her place. His wife finishes his struggling by suffocating him and then burning his dead body. She is seen walking into the fire with a few dragon eggs, but endures the flames and hatches several dragons. She calls the biggest one Drogon to honor her dead spouse.

6. Robb Stark

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Robb is the oldest son of Edd Stark and his spouse Lady Catelyn, sibling of Arya, Sansa, Rickon and Bran Stark, and is the half-brother of Jon Snow. When Edd is caught and consequently killed by King Joffrey, Robb is named Northern King and brings a revolt against Iron Throne. In the ignited war, he shows himself to be a skilled fight leader, obtaining several significant wins over Lannister troops and taking Jaime Lannister as prisoner. However, he is an innocent and unskilled politician, placing respectable ideas over realistic issues, and makes quite a few crucial mistakes.

With the battles switching against him, he is compelled to ask the help of the Freys again. He apparently wins their support by accepting his uncle to get married to Roslin Frey. Unknowingly to Robb, it is a snare, as the Frey and Stark families have now joined the Lannisters. At the wedding party, despite invoking their visitor right, the Frey family attacks the Starks, and Talisa, Robb and Catelyn, along with most of their military are killed in what will be known as Red Wedding. Roose Bolton himself kills Robb Stark and this successfully finishes the northern revolt, while the Starks have the ancestral seat removed from them in the North.

5. Robert Baratheon

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He was the leader of the Seven Kingdoms, officially known as Robert of the Baratheon House. He earned the throne thanks to his victories in the wars and he was an excellent soldier in his younger years. He murdered Rhaegar Targaryen at the Fight of the Trident. Once the war was over, Robert got married to Cersei Lannister to secure a partnership with the Lannistersin order to keep their kingdoms together, however their relationship is loveless. They have three children: but unknown to Robert, all of them were fathered by Jaime Lannister, Cersei’s brother.

Robert discovered the conquering of his empire to be far more satisfying than its ruling, and invested much of his time with women, alcohol and hunters. The authorities below him are assigned the boring duties of ruling the kingdom. He puts Ned Stark in a leading position next to him and Eddard makes a research, only to find that his forerunner was scrutinizing the real father of Cersei’s kids.

Afraid of being exposed, Cersei advices Lancel Lannister to intoxicate him with wine during hunting. Robbie is deadly injured by a boar and passes away because of this accident soon afterwards. He names Edd protector just before dying. Cersei then disregards this proclamation, captures Eddard and offers the throne to Joffrey, her son. The sudden argument results in the War of Five Kings.


4. Renly Baratheon

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Renly is Robert Baratheon’s Master of Laws at his council. He has the fourth rank in line, behind Tommen and Joeffrey, his nephews, and Stannis, his older brother. Renly is well known among his peers because of his helpful character and eager style.

Renly is engaged in a gay romantic endeavor with Loras Tyrell for several years. They have to keep the relationship secret due to the prominent religious beliefs of the world views homosexuality as a sin, even if many individuals are however conscious of this love, so it is more like their open secret.

Following the death of Robert Baratheon, he wants the Iron Throne only for himself, denying the statements of Joffrey Baratheon and Stannis Baratheon, his older brother. Renly is killed by a darkness animal conjured by Melisandre in the war. After Renly dies, most of his banner men from Stormlands accept the authority of his older brother.

3. Tywin Lannister

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He was a significant personality in the previous seasons of the series. He originally showed up as a recurring character and then appeared temporarily as live corpse during the fifth season. Intelligent, determined, callous and overwhelming, Tywin was the wealthiest person in Westeros and successfully its leader when he was assisting for his grandsons, Tommen and Joffrey. His power was to protect his heritage and the Lannister name, and that he wants to do anything he regarded necessary to defend his close relatives. Tywin was many times figthing with his children, Cersei and Tyrion, considering them to be major disappointments.

When a war started between the Starks and Lannisters after King Robert’s death, Tywin led the battles against the Stark family and he delegated to his children the ruling of King’s Landing. Despite a difficult beginning to the war, he turned the odds by organizing a partnership with the Tyrells and leading all combined armies to succeed the Baratheons during the Blackwater Battle.

Tywin was renamed Hand of King after these successes and took once again the leading of his realm. The main objective was to stop the war: he organized the wedding of Petyr Baelish and Lysa Arryn, to take her back and, even more important, supported the Bolton and Frey Houses in their disloyalty to the Starks at the notorious Red Wedding that finished the North revolt.

After the sudden death of King Joffrey, his grand son, during the wedding with Margaery Tyrell, he lead a trial against Tyrion, the persons was charged of this action. When he lost the trial by fight, Tywin condemned Tyroin, his own, son, to death. Tyrion ran and, as a vengeance, murdered his dad as he assisted to the whole scene.

2. Eddard Stark

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Also known by his loved ones as Ned, is a main character during the first season. He was the leader of House Stark and father of Arya, Sansa, Robb, Rickon and Bran by his spouse, Catelyn Tully, and of Jon Snowfall, the bastard child by an unidentified mom. He is a devoted dad and husband, a faithful friend and a respectable lord.

For many years, Ned stayed to rule Winterfell, leading the Northern realm in the name of Robert Baratheon. After Jon Arryn’s death, who was Hand of King, Robert provided Eddard this role and he visited the capital along with his girls to help in the ruling of the kingdom. He found out that Jon had been killed because he knew about Robert’s kids with Cersei were in reality a result of her incest with Jaime Lannister, her own brother.

After Robert Baratheon’s death during hunting, Ned Stark tried to detain Cersei along with her children and install Robert’s young sibling, Stannis, on the kingdom’s throne as the legal heir. But Petyr Baelish’s disloyalty brought Eddard’s arresting for treason. After hearing about his dad being arrested, Robb Stark brought up the armies of the Northern realm to free him. To avoid the future war and have his daughters protected, Eddard admitted the treason but Robert Baratheon’s son, Jeoffrey, who has become the new King, denied his request and had him executed.

Eddard Stark’s death started a big war between the Houses of Stark and Lannister. Raged by their lord’s killing, Eddard’s banner men denied the power of the Iron Throne and recognize Robb, Ned’s son, as the real king.

1. Joffrey Baratheon

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Joffrey is considered to be the oldest child and heir of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister, a couple who joined a political marriage partnership after he conquered the throne from Aerys Targaryen. Actually, his father is Jaime Lannister, Cersei’s twin brother and the leader of the king’s guards.

Joffrey is similar to his mom regarding his looks and character, his golden-haired locks being a small hint that he is not in reality a Baratheon, who popularly always have dark hair even when a parent has blonde hair. He is usually associated with his sworn protector, the powerful Sandor Clegane, also named the Hound. Even prior to ascending to the Iron Throne, he is angry, conceited, cowardly and spiteful, however, these characteristics are further amplified after Robert Baratheon’s death and his rise to the top.

Joffrey was initially arranged for a marriage with Sansa Stark and he held her captive after he killed her dad for treason, as Ned Stark tried to expose the reality about his parentage. But, he got rid of Sansa for Margaery Tyrell, as a formal aspect of the new partnership between the Lannister, the main followers of Joffrey, and the Tyrells, the leading house of the Reach that assisted in defending King’s Lading against Stannis Baratheon’s strike.

At his marriage with Margaery Tyrell, he was killed by consuming poisoned wine. The last action as he was passing away was towards Tyrion Lannister, his uncle. Upon his unexpected death, Cersei arrests Tyrion on the reason of regicide, even if the real orchestrators are Petyr Baelish and Olenna Tyrell.

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