31 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 Game of Thrones Season 7 about to come to a close, we've rounded up some of the most shocking deaths on the series to date...

1. Viserion

Game of Thrones raised the stakes in the penultimate episode of Season 7 when Viserion was taken out of the sky by an ice-infused spear from the Night King. Yes, he totally has blue eyes now.

2. Shireen

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

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. Prince Oberyn Martell

Prince Oberyn Martell
Rest in peace, Prince Oberyn Martell. You provided plenty of laughter and a lot of handsomeness.

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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.

Thoros: You still mad at us, boy?
Gendry: You sold me to a witch.
Thoros: A priestess. I'll admit, it is a subtle distinction.
Beric: We're fighting a great war. Wars cost money.
Gendry: I wanted to be one of you. I wanted to join the brotherhood, but you sold me off... like a slave. Do you know what she did to me? She strapped me down in the bed. She stripped me naked.
The Hound: Sounds alright so far.
Gendry: And put leeches on me.
The Hound: Was she naked, too?
Thoros: She needed your blood.
Gendry: Yes, thank you. I know that.
The Hound: Could have been worse.
Gendry: She wanted to kill me. They would have killed me if it wasn't for Davos.
The Hound: But they didn't, did they? So what are you whinging about?
Gendry: I'm not whinging.
The Hound: Your lips are moving and you're complaining about something. That's whinging. This one's been killed six times. You don't hear him whinging about it.