No series on television stuns and shocks like Game of Thrones.
Truly unafraid to kill off any character, the HBO epic leaves fans' jaws on the ground for weeks at a time, as heroes get stabbed by their colleagues, daughters get poisoned by their rivals and mean kings drink from their fatal wine glasses.
With the Game of Thrones Season 5 finale providing possibly the most unexpected murder of all, we relive some of the show's most brutal and surprising death scenes here...
Shireen was burned at the stake by Melisandre, per the order of her own father. Holy craziness!
NOOOO! Just when Myrcella was finally bonding with her father, she died in his arms.
Long live the King? Joffrey was felled at his own wedding by a glass of poisoned wine.
He didn't think his son was capable of doing it. But Tyrion proves his dad very wrong.
Aria would not put her occasional friend and mentor out of his mistery. Rest in peace, The Hound.
Prince Oberyn Martell
Rest in peace, Prince Oberyn Martell. You provided plenty of laughter and a lot of handsomeness.
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