by Billy Kirk September 20, 2017

Ready to relive Joffrey’s weasely little self meeting his demise, or witness Oberyn Martell going  splat again? We’ve got part 2 of our “Top 10 GoT Deaths” for ya right here!

If you missed Part 1, click here!


5. Joffrey Baratheon | Season 4, Episode 2, "The Lion and the Rose"


Uber-dick Joffrey finally got what was coming to him—at his wedding to Margery, no less—thanks to Olenna Tyrell. Watching him slowly die of a terrible poisoning made so many cackle with so much glee.

How you like them apples, Cersei?

4. Petyr Baelish | Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and The Wolf” 

Perhaps the truest example of a love-him-and-hate-him character, Petyr Baelish played the game better than anyone. He was also with us for seven seasons, offering a completely virtuoso performance. These acting skills reached their crescendo in his death scene. Fantastic.


3. Ned Stark | Season 1, Episode 9, "Baelor"


This one happened all the way back in season 1, but for non-book readers, there’s no forgetting how utterly shocking it was to have the principal protagonist of a television series get beheaded in the first season. It was many folks’ first introduction to the wild world of George R.R. Martin.

Farewell, Sean Bean.


2. Catelyn Stark/The Red Wedding | Season 3, Episode 9, "The Rains of Castamere" 

The Red Wedding goes down in Game of Thrones lore as one of the most visceral scenes of the show, top-to-bottom—the surreal nature of seeing Talisa Stark’s pregnant stomach punctured over and over by the dagger, Robb’s struggle to crawl to her, and then, most notably, Catelyn’s grief and eventual death. Powerful stuff.


1. Oberyn Martell | Season 4, Episode 8, "The Mountain and the Viper"

Just watch. That’s all you have to do to understand this one.



Hodor | Season 6, Episode 5, "The Door”


Call it a “bonus” entry if you want, or not, but this one stands altogether outside any Top 10 because of how special it is.

Hodor was perhaps the most loyal character in all of Game of Thrones. He protected Bran Stark and never asked anything in return, and in a true act of altruism, gave his life up to the undead to save the young cripple and Meera. Of course, simultaneous with his death we uncovered the secret behind his origin story. Masterful writing.

“Hold the door!”

Billy Kirk
Billy Kirk