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In Memoriam: Those we have lost playing The Game of Thrones
With season five just around the corner, let's take a look at those we have lost along the way. SPOILERS ahead!
Played by: Rob Ostlere
Killed by: Wights
The story begins with a pair of men from the Night's watch getting slaughtered by the undead Wildlings that they were hunting, setting the tone for the series.
Ser Hugh of the Vale
Played by: Jefferson Hall
Killed by: Gregor Clegane
Jousts are serious business. You could fall off your horse or you could get the tip of a lance shoved in your throat.
Played by: Jamie Sives
Killed by: Jamie Lannister
Jory was a loyal servant to Ned Stark coming to his aid during a fight with the Lannister and got a knife in the eye for his trouble. He should have seen it coming.
Played by: Harry Lloyd
Killed by :Khal Drogo
All he wanted was to be king. Theatening his pregnant sister in front of her massive horse lord husband was not the way to do it and ended up with molten gold burning his head.
Played by: Mark Addy
Killed by: a boar
Robert liked drinking and hunting. Sadly he got too drunk to hunt and the boar got him
Played by: Sean Bean
Killed by: Ilyn Paine on orders from Joffery
This is the one that surprised people. Ned was the hero of the show, but he was captured, imprisioned and made to confess his "crimes." He believed he would be sent to the Wall, but had his head lopped off. This was the moment that we knew all bets were off. Anyone can die.
Played by: Jason Moma
Killed by: Daenerys
After suffering a bad infection, Drogo was near death. His life was saved by black magic, but he was left brain dead. Wanting to spare him, she suffocated him with a pillow.
Played by: Oliver Ford Davies
He tried to poison Melisandre, but unfortunately she developed an immunity to iocane powder.
Played by: Francis Magee
Killed by: Amory Lorch
As a recruiter for the Night's Watch, Yoren was escorting Arya back home when they were assaulted by gold cloaks looking for Gendry. Yoren died defending them.
Played by: Gethin Anthony
Killed by: Shadow monster
Renly refused to join his brother Stannis, so Melisandre birthed a shadow monster that killed Renly in his tent.
Ser Roderick Cassel
Game of Thrones: Ser Rodrik's Death
Played by: Ron Donachie
Killed by: Theon Greyjoy
This one was brutal. After Theon captured Winterfell, he chopped off Ser Roderick's head, but made a mess of it, rather than giving him the clean death he deserved.
Most of Stannis Baratheon's men
A Game of Thrones (HBO) - Wildfire goes boom
Played by: Extras
Killed by: Tyrion and Bronn
Yeah, just watch.
Ser Mendon Moore
Played by: James Doran
Killed by: Podrick Payne
During the Battle of Blackwater, many men died. Ser Mandon Moore tried to kill Tyrion Lannister. Protecting his lord, Podrick Payne shoved a spear in his neck.
Played by: Simon Armstrong
Killed by: Jon Snow
Knowing Mance would never trust them otherwise, Qhorin ordered Jon to kill him, so that he can convince the Wildings that he has turned his cloak.
Played by: Donald Sumpter
Killed by: Dagmer Cleftjaw and Osha
Before leaving Winerfell, the Ironborn left Maester Luwin with a spear in his abdomen. After ordering Osha to take care of Bran and Rickon, he asks a final favor: an end to his suffering.
Played by: James Cosmo
Killed by: Rast
During a mutiny at Craster's Keep, Mormont is stabbed in the back by Rast, one of his own men. After a struggle, he is repeatedly stabbed by Rast.
Played by: Robert Pugh
Killed by: Karl Tanner
While hosting men of the Night's Watch, anger over the lack of food caused a mutiny. Karl stabs Caster through the throat.
Played by: Esme Blanco
Killed by: Joffery Baratheon
A character created for the show, Ros is a composite character. After double-crossing Littlefinger, she is given to Joffery for a crossbow target.
Played by: Oona Chaplin
Killed by: Lothar Frey
The Red Wedding, one if the most shocking moments of the show began when Lothar Frey repeatedly stabbed the pregnant Talisa in the abdomen, killing both her and her unborn child.
Game of Thrones: The Red Wedding
Played by: Richard Madden
Killed by Roose Bolton
As his wife lay dying and his men are slaughtered around him, Robb is hit by several arrows. He is finally killed by Roose Bolton with the words "The Lannisters send their regards."
Played by: Michelle Fairley
Killed by: Black Walder Frey
After watching her son murdered, Catelyn slits the throat of Walder Frey's wife before she herself has here throat cut. In the books she is resurrected and becomes Lady Stoneheart, but there are no plans to include this plot line
Played by: Jack Gleeson
Killed by: Oleanna Tyrell and Peter Baelish
The man we all loved to hate. The cruel king was poisoned at his own wedding by his bride's grandmother. A necklace with a solid concentrate of poison was worn by Sansa Stark. The necklace was a gift from Peter Baelish via Ser Dontos. The poison was dropped into Joffery's cup, killing him.
Played by:Pedro Pascal
Killed by: Gregor Cleagane
As Tyrion Lannister's champion, Oberyn fights Cleagane, seriously wounding him with a poisonous spear. In trying to wring a confession for the death of his sister, Oberyn gets too close. He is grabbed by Cleagane who crushes his skull.
Played by: Kate Dickie
Killed by: Peter Baelish
Consumed with jealousy, Lysa attacks Sansa Stark, nearly throwing her out the Moon Door. Her husband, Peter Baelish comforts her before telling her that he was always in love with her sister and pushing her out the Moon Door to her death.
Played by: Rose Leslie
Killed by Olly
During the assault on Castle Black, Ygritte has a chance to kill Jon Snow, but hesitates. She is pierced with an arrow by the young boy whose father she killed a few days earlier.
Played by: Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Killed by: Wights
In a departure from the books, Jojen is killed in an attack by the wights in helping Bran reach the Three-Eyed Crow
Played by: Sibel Kikilli
Killed by: Tyrion Lannister
After escaping his cell, Tyrion makes his way to his father's chamber. He finds his former lover in his father's bed. He strangles her.
Played by: Charles Dance
Killed by:Tyrion Lannister
Tyrion confronts his father in the privy, and when Tywin calls Shae a whore, Tyrion fires a crossbow quarrel in his abdomen