So, Game of Thrones season 8 has come and gone and we will never be same. The last season sparked a ton of controversy online, even a petition with more than 1 million signatures for the season to be redone.
I, for one, loved season eight. It’s not what I expected and possibly not even what I wanted. But to paraphrase Bran, all the remaining characters are exactly where they need to be.
If anything, I’m upset about all the loose ends that were never tied up, but perhaps those issues will be addressed in spin-off shows. We live in hope.
Ah, up to date we are. While the showrunners warned us that plenty main characters would die during the Battle of Winterfell, there are a handful of fans of still believe they were being kind to us.
Most of my favourites made it. Personally, I think Missandei’s death was one of the most shocking. She and Grey Worm still had plans to return to Naath one day when all the wars were over.
The total number of deaths on Game of Thrones are staggering. From main characters – RIP Ned and practically everybody else – to characters whom you’d miss if you blink.
Not to mention the thousands upon thousands of extras used for the major battles. The thousands of unnamed wildlings, wights and soldiers. We’ve compiled a list of the most notable character deaths from seasons 1 to 7 as well.
- Game of Thrones crypt: Those whose Watch has ended [seasons 1 – 3]
- Game of Thrones crypt: Those whose Watch has ended [seasons 4 – 7]
Notable season 8 deaths
|Eddison Tollett||A brother of the Night’s Watch||Stabbed in the back by a Wight during the Battle of Winterfell|
|Lady Lyanna Mormont||Lady of Bear Island||Mortally wounded by a club while killing a giant|
|Beric Dondarrion||Brotherhood without Banners||Stabbed by numerous Wights, gave his life so Arya could escape|
|The Night King||King of the undead||Stabbed in the chest by Arya at the Battle of Winterfell|
|Ser Jorah Mormont||Dany’s best friend, Jeor Mormont’s son||Stabbed multiple times by the Wights while protecting Dany.|
|Melisandre||Red Priestess||Died of old age after the Battle of Winterfell|
|Rhaegel||Dany’s dragon||Shot in the neck by Euron Greyjoy using the Scorpion, a giant crossbow.|
|Missandei||Dany’s best friend||Beheaded by the Mountain on Cersei’s orders|
|Lord Varys||Master of Whispers, Dany’s advisor||Burned alive by Drogon on Daenerys’ orders for treason|
|Euron Greyjoy||King of the Iron Islands||Stabbed by Jaime Lannister|
|Qyburn||‘Maester’ at the Red keep||Killed by the Mountain|
|Sandor Glegane||The Hound||Sacrificed himself to kill The Mountain|
|Gregor Clegane||The Mountain||Tackled by The Hound into a pit of fire|
|Jaime Lannister||The Kingslayer||Buried under rubble at the Red Keep while trying to escape with Cersei Lannister|
|Cersei Lannistr||The Queen of the Seven Kingdoms||Buried under rubble at the Red Keep while trying to escape with Jaime Lannister|
|Daenerys Targaryen||The Mother of Dragons||Killed by Jon Snow|
Recaps by season:
If you need a catch up of the first seven seasons, we have your back: A season-by-season breakdown of all the major events!
- Betrayals, beheadings and dragons – season one recap
- The night is dark, Jon Snow knows nothing – season two recap
- The Lannisters send their regards – season three recap
- Lannisters have regrets – season four recap
- A girl wants revenge – season five recap
- Hold the door – season six recap
- Winter is here – season seven recap
Season 8 recaps by episode