“Game Of Thrones”’ 14 Most Brutal Deaths, As 8-Bit GIFs

Season 4 of Game of Thrones is fast approaching. Here’s a recap of the best deaths to prelude the new season. Contains spoilers.

14. White Walker beheads a ranger of the Night’s Watch.

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The tone for the rest of the show is now set. (I, I).

13. Renly Baratheon assassinated by shadow.

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You had one job, Brienne! (II, V).

12. The Hand of the King’s Grand Tournament.

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There’s nothing like a knight being impaled with a lance through the throat to get the audience cheering. (I, IV).

11. Bronn volunteers to fight for Tyrion Lannister.

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And so the greatest friendship in Westeros begins. (I, VI).

10. Jon Snow saves the Lord Commander from a Wight.

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Brownie points for the bastard. (I, VIII).

9. Dragon Rampage.

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Kraznys is burnt to a crisp. (III, IV).

8. Samwell Tarly kills a White Walker.

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He’s officially a bad-ass of the Night’s Watch. (III, VIII).

7. The Wildfire.

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Congratulations, Bronn. You now hold the highest score for biggest mass murder. (II, IX).

6. The Hound vs. Beric Dondarrion.

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And by the Lord of Light, Beric survived! (III, V).

5. King’s Landing Battle.

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The show’s most spectacular orgy of violence (so far). (II, IX).

4. The beheading of Ser Rodrik.

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Theon Greyjoy buckles under peer pressure and botches Ser Rodrik’s beheading. (II, VI).

3. Viserys commits suicide.

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Threatening Daenerys and her unborn child, Viserys demands a crown. A crown is what he gets. (I, VI).

2. Eddard Stark’s Beheading.

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The moment we realise no character is safe. (I, IX).

1. The Red Wedding.

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The one that shocked us all. (III, IX).

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