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‘Game of Thrones’ in memoriam: What is dead may never die

‘Game of Thrones’
Here we honor those who have died, been murdered or had something even more unsavory happen to them during the course of “Game of Thrones.” Some characters might have been innocent and others might have deserved what they got, but we knew all of them for far too short a time. As the Ironmen say, “What is dead may never die.” -- Terri Schwartz (HBO)
Tywin Lannister - Died Season 4, episode 10 ‘The Children
After Tyrion killed Shae, he shot his father with a crossbow twice while Tywin Lannister was sitting on the chamber pot. (HBO)
Shae - Died Season 4, episode 10 ‘The Children
Tyrion discovers that his former love is sleeping with his father, and strangles Shae to death after she tries to stab him with a knife. (HBO)
Jojen Reed - Died Season 4, episode 10 ‘The Children
Wights attack Jojen when the group is in front of the giant weirwood tree, and his sister Meera has to slit his throat because he knows he will not survive. (HBO)
Grenn -- Died Season 4, episode 9 ‘The Watchers on the Wall’
Grenn died a hero for the sake of the Night’s Watch: He killed a giant and held the gate against the Wildling army. (HBO)
Ygritte - Died Season 4, episode 9 ‘The Watchers on the Wall’
In true “Romeo & Juliet” style, Ygritte died in Jon Snow’s arms after seeing him for the first time since he betrayed her and broke her heart. She couldn’t kill him, and in her moment of hesitation, she got shot by Olly’s arrow. (HBO)
Pyp - Died Season 4, episode 9 ‘The Watchers on the Wall’
Untested Night’s Watch recruit Pyp faced his first battle when Mance Rayder’s Wildlings attacked the Wall, and though he killed one of his enemy, he was shot through the face with an arrow shortly after. (HBO)
Oberyn Martell - Died Season 4, episode 8 ‘The Mountain and the Viper’
It was pretty hard to watch the Mountain pop the Red Viper’s head like a balloon, but Oberyn’s death also means Tyrion is sentenced to die. (HBO)
Joffrey Baratheon - Died Season 4, episode 2 ‘The Lion and the Rose’
Joffrey Baratheon, arguably the worst brat in all of Westeros, choked to death at his own wedding after being poisoned. Good riddance. (HBO)
Polliver - Died Season 4, episode 1 ‘Two Swords’
Finally, a death people were rooting for. Arya got revenge for Lommy by killing Polliver with Needle, thus getting her sword back as well. (HBO)
Catelyn Stark - Died Season 3, episode 9 ‘The Rains of Castamere’
Catelyn Stark had to watch her son Robb die before her eyes before she had her throat slit open by a Frey during the Red Wedding. (HBO)
Robb Stark - Died Season 3, episode 9 ‘The Rains of Castamere’
Though Robb Stark was repeatedly shot at by Freys, it was Roose Bolton’s knife into his chest that killed him. The North is sure to remember this. (HBO)
Talisa Maegyr - Died Season 3, episode 9 ‘The Rains of Castamere’
When Robb Stark joked he made a huge mistake marrying Talisa instead of the Frey he was promised, he didn’t know how true his words were. His pregnant wife was the first to die during the Red Wedding, with a Frey stabbing her in the stomach until she bled to death. (HBO)
Ros - Died Season 3, episode 6 ‘The Climb’
Poor Ros. After somehow managing to survive the journey from being a whore in Winterfell to being an employee of Petyr Baelish, she didn’t live past betraying Littlefinger to aid Varys. For his revenge, Baelish gave Ros to Joffrey to be his plaything, and the King murdered her with the crossbow he is so proud of. At least Ros has the honor of being the first person Joffrey has killed. RIP. (HBO)
Rickard Karstark - Died Season 3, episode 5 ‘Kissed By Fire’
Rickard Karstark earned his death by betraying Robb Stark and murdering the two Lannister children that the King of the North had been holding hostage. This wasn’t the first time Karstark had acted insubordinate towards Robb, and so the Stark heir beheaded his follower for treason. (HBO)
Lord Commander Jeor Mormont - Died Season 3, episode 3 ‘And Now His Watch Is Ended’
After the murder of Craster, Rast, a rebellious member of the Night’s Watch, killed Jeor Mormont by stabbing him through the back. The Lord Commander tried to strangle Rast to death but died before he could, and Rast then proceeded to stab Mormont repeatedly in the face. (HBO)
Craster - Died Season 3, episode 3 ‘And Now His Watch Is Ended’
The men of the Night’s Watch sought refuge with Craster after the attack at the Fist of the First Men, but he only served them bread made with sawdust and caused them to starve. After one of the Night’s Watch men died, those who survived rose up against Craster until one finally stabbed him and killed him in his own home. (HBO)
Kraznys mo Nakloz - Died Died Season 3, episode 3 ‘And Now His Watch Is Ended’
Kraznys made a deal with Daenerys to trade her dragon Drogon for all of his Unsullied, but he misjudged the Khaleesi and didn’t realize that “a dragon is not a slave.” Dany uttered the command “dracarys,” and Drogon burned Kraznys alive. (HBO)
Maester Luwin - Died Season 2, episode 10 ‘Valar Morghulis’
Osha mercy killed Maester Luwin after she, Bran, Rickon and Hodor found him dying in the Winterfell godswood following Theon and his men sacking the keep. (HBO)
Qhorin Halfhand - Died Season 2, episode 10 ‘Valar Morghulis’
Jon Snow killed Qhorin Halfhand so that he could fool the Wildlings into thinking he had deserted the Night’s Watch. (HBO)
Doreah - Died Season 2, episode 10 ‘Valar Morghulis’
Doreah was locked in a Qarth vault along with Xaro Xhoan Daxos after they betrayed Daenerys and led to her dragons’ capture. She is presumed dead. (HBO)
Xaro Xhoan Daxos - Died Season 2, episode 10 ‘Valar Morghulis’
Xaro Xhoan Daxos was locked in a Qarth vault along with Doreah after they betrayed Daenerys and led to her dragons’ capture. He is presumed dead. (HBO)
Pyat Pree - Died Season 2, episode 10 ‘Valar Morghulis’
Daenerys’ dragons burned Pyat Pree to death after she found where he had hidden in the House of the Undying. (HBO)
Rodrik Cassel - Died Season 2, episode 6 ‘The Old Gods and the New’
Theon beheaded Rodrik Cassel to prove his authority when he took over Winterfell. (HBO)
Irri - Died Season 2, episode 6 ‘The Old Gods and the New’
Irri was strangled to death by Doreah after she discovered that Dany’s dragons have been taken. Her death scene was revealed in a deleted scene. (HBO)
Renly Baratheon - Died Season 2, episode 5 ‘The Ghost of Harrenhal’
Renly Baratheon was killed in his war tent by the shadow creature Melisandre created with Stannis Baratheon. (HBO)
The Tickler - Died Season 2, episode 5 ‘The Ghost of Harrenhal’
Jaqen H’ghar killed the Tickler as one of the three deaths he owed Arya. (HBO)
Yoren - Died Season 2, episode 3 ‘What Is Dead May Never Die’
Yoren was killed by Lannister men while protecting a group of Night’s Watch recruits, including Arya, who he was bringing up to the Wall. (HBO)
Old Nan - Last appeared Season 1, episode 4 ‘Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things’
Old Nan was a Winterfell resident and teller of old tales who passed away between Seasons 1 and 2. The showrunners had to write her off the show after the actress who portrayed her, Margaret John, passed away. (HBO)
Mirri Maz Duur - DIed Season 1, episode 10 ‘Fire and Blood’
Mirri Maz Duur was burned to death on Khal Drogo’s funeral pyre after her magic resulted in Drogo becoming a vegetable and Dany’s child being born a stillborn. (HBO)
Khal Drogo - Died Season 1, episode 10 ‘Fire and Blood’
Daenerys smothered her husband, Khal Drogo, to death when he was left as a vegetable after the magic Mirri Maz Duur used to save his life didn’t work the way the Khaleesi expected. (HBO)
Eddard Stark - Died Season 1, episode 9 ‘Baelor’
Though Ned Stark was supposed to be sent to exile in the Night’s Watch once he confessed to treason, King Joffrey made the last minute decision to have him beheaded despite orders to the contrary. This set off the rebellion in northern Westeros and caused Robb Stark to take up the mantle “King of the North.” (HBO)
Syrio Forel Potentially died Season 1, episode 8 ‘The Pointy End’
Though his fate is unclear, Arya Stark’s dancing master/sword trainer Syrio Forel was last seen being attacked by Lannister guards and is presumed dead. His actions allowed Arya to escape the Red Keep. (HBO)
King Robert Baratheon - Died Season 1, episode 7 ‘You Win or You Die’
After sustaining wounds from a boar during a hunt, King Baratheon died. The War of the Five Kings began when the successor to Robert’s throne turned out to be unclear.  (HBO)
Viserys Targaryen - Died Season 1, episode 6 ‘A Golden Crown’
Daenerys’ brother Viserys finally got his golden crown when Khal Drogo dumped a pot of molten gold on his head, killing him. (HBO)
Lady - Died Season 1, episode 2 ‘The Kingsroad’
Ned Stark killed Sansa’s direwolf Lady after Nymeria attacked Joffrey. Robert Baratheon ordered for one of the creatures to be killed to pay for the prince being hurt. (HBO)
Mycah - Died Season 1, episode 2 ‘The Kingsroad’
The Hound killed Mycah after Arya’s direwolf Nymeria attacked Prince Joffrey and the prince blamed it on the butcher’s boy. (HBO)
Will - Died Season 1, episode 1 ‘Winter is Coming’
Lord Eddard Stark executed Will after he deserted the Night’s Watch. As viewers saw in the beginning of “Game of Thrones’” pilot episode, Will had deserted because he saw his fellow Night’s Watch men, Gared and Ser Maymar Roye, murdered by the supernatural White Walkers. (HBO)