Let the slaughtering begin!
On Game of Thrones Season 4, that is.
If past history is indication of future events, we're in for even more shocking and sorrowful deaths when the fabulous series returns to HBO this Sunday.
It doesn't matter what family a character belongs to or what their rank may be, author George R.R. Martin made it clear from the very beginning that all bets were off when he killed the king and then his right-hand man, Ned Stark, back on Season 1.
That brutal, shocking death was merely the beginning, of course.
Since then, no character (human or animal) has been safe from stabbings, arrows and many other forms of violent murder.
In anticipation of Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 1, we remember those we've lost in the following gallery, exclaiming joy for those who deserved it and sorrow for those who did not.
Which of these deaths do you consider most memorable?
And who's going to bite it during Game of Thrones Season 4?