22 Shocking Game of Thrones Deaths

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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...

1. Shireen

Shireen was burned at the stake by Melisandre, per the order of her own father. Holy craziness!

2. Jon Snow

Jon Snow
Is Jon Snow really dead? Really? For sure??!? Fans remain aghast by this Season 5 finale development.

3. Myrcella

NOOOO! Just when Myrcella was finally bonding with her father, she died in his arms.

4. King Joffrey

King Joffrey
Long live the King? Joffrey was felled at his own wedding by a glass of poisoned wine.

5. Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister
He didn't think his son was capable of doing it. But Tyrion proves his dad very wrong.

6. The Hound

The Hound
Aria would not put her occasional friend and mentor out of his mistery. Rest in peace, The Hound.

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Please double check your facts. Needle was given to her by Jon Snow. Not Rob.


a correction on some facts here - ARYA got her sword "Needle' from Jon Snow not Robb.. big difference! #getthefactsstraight


Nice touch including the Dire Wolves, especially Sansa's. Syrio might not be dead. I'm hoping he re-emerges in the last two books or HBO brings him back. There have been a lot of graphic, violent, surprising, and often heart-wrenching deaths if you think about it. Rarely does any death scene pass as just your run-of-the-mill death in GoT. Most are notable in one way or another. It makes the series quite unique.

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Game of Thrones Quotes

Tyrion: Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.
Jon: What the hell do you know about being a bastard?
Tyrion: All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.

I will hurt you for this. A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. And you will know the debt is paid.

Tyrion Lannister