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20 Of The Most Frustrating "Game Of Thrones" Moments Ever

The night is dark and full of annoying moments. [WARNING: SPOILERS.]

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1. Sansa lying about the attack on Joffrey.

Joffrey was basically an ass and a bully to the butcher's boy, so Arya and Nymeria put him in his place. Seeing him cry while Arya threw his sword in the river was ever-so-satisfying, but Sansa lying about it later on was less so. Her lies — or rather omission of the truth — ultimately resulted in Lady being killed. If she had just told the truth, Lady and Nymeria might've gotten more screen time. UGH.

(Season 1, Episode 2: "The Kingsroad")

2. Cersei ordering Lady to die.


Cersei basically ordered Lady to die once she realized no one was going to get punished for Joffrey's attack. Again, had Sansa told the truth, perhaps this could have been avoided, folks!

(Season 1, Episode 2: "The Kingsroad")

3. Ned keeping Cersei's incest a secret from Robert.


Ned should've told Robert about Cersei and Jaime's incest THE MOMENT he learned of it. Because he kept it a secret, it ultimately resulted in his death, as well as Robert's, and basically everyone else's since it set the war in motion.

(Season 1, Episode 7: "You Win or You Die")

4. Theon betraying Robb.


Theon betrayed Robb — who was basically like a brother and a best friend rolled into one — for his asshole of a father. Not only was Balon never thankful for that, but he didn't even TRY to rescue him later when he got captured. Meanwhile, Theon betraying Robb resulted in the Starks losing Winterfell until Season 6. Karma ultimately bit him in the ass, though, in the name of Ramsay, and he redeemed himself by helping Sansa escape, and denouncing his claim in favor of his sister Yara.

(Season 2, Episode 2: "The Night Lands")


5. Catelyn setting Jaime free.


TBH, Catelyn was kind of an annoying and frustrating character all around, but one of the worst things she did was set Jaime free in exchange for her daughters — one of which Cersei didn't even have. It was such a stupid and emotional move to let such a highly prized prisoner go, and thankfully, even Robb realized that.

(Season 2, Episode 7: "A Man Without Honor")

6. Robb marrying Talisa instead of a Frey.


Robb backing out on his word to marry a Frey was ultimately his biggest downfall. Instead he married Talisa, a decision which resulted in the epic Red Wedding. It was a decision that was refreshingly emotional for his character, but it was so incredibly frustrating to watch since it contrasted everything he was working toward.

(Season 2, Episode 10: "Valar Morghulis")

7. Theon not going with Yara.


By the time Yara got to Theon, Ramsay had successfully reduced him to Reek. Still, it was so frustrating to see him choose to stay, instead of returning to safety with his sister. It was sad to see Theon as Reek for so long, especially since that didn't have to be the case. And it was powerful hearing Yara declare Theon's death, especially since it was basically true.

(Season 4, Episode 6: "The Laws of Gods and Men")

8. Oberyn not killing the Mountain when he had the chance.


The fight between Oberyn Martell and The Mountain was one of the best choreographed scenes of the show up to that point. Oberyn was smart, handsome, and charasmatic — just the type the show likes to kill off. It was so frustrating to see a moment of revenge and satisfaction snatched from us due to Oberyn needing to hear a certain combination of words.

(Season 4, Episode 8: "The Mountain and the Viper")


9. Sansa not going with Brienne.


Everyone could see that Sansa staying with Littlefinger was going to lead to trouble. The moment of joy when Brienne and Pod finally found one of the Stark girls was quickly crushed by Sansa. She had come far at that point, but in that moment she was still a child pretending she knew how to play the game. The decision to stay with Littlefinger resulted in her marriage, abuse, and torture by Ramsay.

(Season 5, Episode 2: "The House of Black and White")

10. Olly ruining... everything.


Olly started out being a likable young character, but quickly joined the ranks of those whose death brought us joy. Not only did he kill Jon's love, Ygritte, but he was also responsible for luring Jon to his death, EVEN AFTER JON FORGAVE HIM FOR YGRITTE. It was sadly satisfying to see him hang.

(Season 4, Episode 3: "Breaker of Chains" to Season 6, Episode 3: "Oathbreaker")

11. The High Sparrow's existence.


Although initially exciting, the High Sparrow quickly became a detested character. There was something pompous about such a humble man, and all of his scenes soon became least favorites. His death was by far his most exciting scene.

(Season 5, Episode 3: "The High Sparrow" to Season 6, Episode 10: "The Winds of Winter")

12. The Tower of Joy scene.


R+L=J was and is one of the biggest fan theories ever. When the first flashback of the Tower of Joy came, people were expecting the theory to finally be confirmed, but we all shared in Bran's disappointment when we were cut short. It definitely made the reveal later more exciting, but it was so cruel of the show to dangle something so enticing, just to pull it away.

(Season 6, Episode 1: "The Red Woman")


13. Ellaria killing everyone in Dorne.


Ellaria was never as charismatic as Oberyn, but she was strong, witty, and beautiful, so her scenes were still fun to watch. It was annoying that she was too caught up in revenge to have patience for diplomacy. Her need for revenge led her to kill Prince Doran, Prince Trystane, and Princess Myrcella. Hopefully, she learns some diplomacy and patience by working with Olenna and Daenerys.

(Season 5, Episode 10: "Mother's Mercy" to Season 6, Episode 1: "The Red Woman")

14. The Umbers betraying Rickon.


Another huge fan theory was the Northern Conspiracy, and a big part of that relied on the Umbers, so seeing them turn over Rickon and Osha was frustrating and soul-crushing. No one wanted to believe it, and people were still expecting them to betray Ramsay — until Smalljon's death.

(Season 6, Episode 3: "Oathbreaker")

15. Arya getting stabbed.


No one could believe Arya would be stupid enough to flaunt herself around Braavos and get stabbed — especially when she surely knew the Waif was after her. It was super disappointing when none of the fan theories about her turned out to be true. Thankfully, the writers gave us a great chase scene and revenge a few episodes later.

(Season 6, Episode 7: "The Broken Man")

16. Edmure handing over Riverrun.


When we saw Edmure walk up and demand to come in, we knew it was over. Blackfish knew it, too, but unfortunately the guard gave in. You could tell he regretted his decision later on. Sure, Jaime had threatened Edmure, but it was still frustrating to see him give in like that.

(Season 6, Episode 8: "No One")


17. Rickon not running zig-zag.

Rickon dying wasn't *much* of a surprise — many thought it would happen soon, anyway. BUT it was so frustrating to watch Rickon run in a straight line, which was an easy target for Ramsay. While it was made for some beautifully heartbreaking scenes, his death was mostly irritating, as a few zig-zags might've saved his life.

(Season 6, Episode 9: "Battle of the Bastards")

18. Jon falling into Ramsay's trap.


The moment Sansa warned Jon not to fall into Ramsay's trap, we knew that's exactly what he was going to do. It was only made more apparent when he dismissed and ignored Sansa. Using Rickon to lure Jon out was smart, but Davos ordering the men to follow Jon into the trap was stupid. Seeing Jon's men get destroyed because of an emotional decision was SO FRUSTRATING TO WATCH.

(Season 6, Episode 9: "Battle of the Bastards")

19. Sansa not telling Jon about the Knights of the Vale.

After such a joyous reunion between Jon and Sansa, and after Sansa's cold manner towards Littlefinger, it was frustrating to see Sansa withhold such important information from Jon. It was clear she had her reasons, and Jon was being a bit of an ass toward her, but her secret-keeping and schemes that she learned from Littlefinger might've been the cause of her downfall.

(Season 6, Episode 9: "Battle of the Bastards")

20. And Daenerys taking SIX SEASONS to head toward Westeros.


From the first episode, a few big plot points were set into motion: Winter coming, the White Walkers returning, and Daenerys headed West. Thankfully, the Season 6 finale confirmed all of these things were coming to completion. Daenerys's journey was a bumpy one that went from being the most exciting moments of the episode to the most boring. Hopefully, her finally making her way to Westeros will mean an exciting Season 7.

(Season 6, Episode 10: "The Winds of Winter")

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