game of thrones season 8 deaths

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Game of Thrones crypt: Those whose Watch has ended [season 8]

A quick recap of the most notable deaths from Game of Thrones season 8.

game of thrones season 8 deaths

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So, Game of Thrones season 8 has come and gone and we will never be same. The last season sparked a ton of controversy online, even a petition with more than 1 million signatures for the season to be redone.

I, for one, loved season eight. It’s not what I expected and possibly not even what I wanted. But to paraphrase Bran, all the remaining characters are exactly where they need to be.

If anything, I’m upset about all the loose ends that were never tied up, but perhaps those issues will be addressed in spin-off shows. We live in hope.

Season 8

Ah, up to date we are. While the showrunners warned us that plenty main characters would die during the Battle of Winterfell, there are a handful of fans of still believe they were being kind to us.

Most of my favourites made it. Personally, I think Missandei’s death was one of the most shocking. She and Grey Worm still had plans to return to Naath one day when all the wars were over.

The total number of deaths on Game of Thrones are staggering. From main characters – RIP Ned and practically everybody else – to characters whom you’d miss if you blink.

Not to mention the thousands upon thousands of extras used for the major battles. The thousands of unnamed wildlings, wights and soldiers. We’ve compiled a list of the most notable character deaths from seasons 1 to 7 as well.

Notable deaths:

Notable season 8 deaths

Eddison TollettA brother of the Night’s WatchStabbed in the back by a Wight during the Battle of Winterfell
Lady Lyanna MormontLady of Bear IslandMortally wounded by a club while killing a giant
Beric DondarrionBrotherhood without BannersStabbed by numerous Wights, gave his life so Arya could escape
The Night KingKing of the undeadStabbed in the chest by Arya at the Battle of Winterfell
Ser Jorah MormontDany’s best friend, Jeor Mormont’s sonStabbed multiple times by the Wights while protecting Dany.
MelisandreRed PriestessDied of old age after the Battle of Winterfell
RhaegelDany’s dragonShot in the neck by Euron Greyjoy using the Scorpion, a giant crossbow.
MissandeiDany’s best friendBeheaded by the Mountain on Cersei’s orders
Lord VarysMaster of Whispers, Dany’s advisorBurned alive by Drogon on Daenerys’ orders for treason
Euron GreyjoyKing of the Iron IslandsStabbed by Jaime Lannister
Qyburn‘Maester’ at the Red keepKilled by the Mountain
Sandor GleganeThe HoundSacrificed himself to kill The Mountain
Gregor CleganeThe MountainTackled by The Hound into a pit of fire
Jaime LannisterThe KingslayerBuried under rubble at the Red Keep while trying to escape with Cersei Lannister
Cersei LannistrThe Queen of the Seven Kingdoms Buried under rubble at the Red Keep while trying to escape with Jaime Lannister
Daenerys TargaryenThe Mother of DragonsKilled by Jon Snow

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