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    Updated on Aug 21, 2020. Posted on Feb 26, 2014

    "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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