Season 6 ended just over a year ago the coming week. But with Season 7 still weeks away, how much do “weve been” remember from last year? Who lived, who subdued, who told their story?
Wait, this is. Let’s ask the proper question: Who died?
Answer: a of people. Virtually three dozen named characters in all. Here’s a rundown of all the murder and mayhem, ranking last year’s deathsfrom the best on down.
The best death of the year.Not only because Ramsay Bolton induced Joffrey seem tame, but because of who delivered the blow.
Jon virtually beat Bolton to death, until he appeared up at Sansa. Then he stepped back, and let her prove she’d learned well fromher husband.
Walder Frey (& Lothar& Black Walder)
The only death to give Ramsay a run for his money. Revenge pie turned out to be a dish best served at room temperature with a handful of large-scale toes, soWalder could enjoy both the visual of being forced into cannibalism and the taste of unwashed feet.
And in the end, he knew his death was at Stark hands, and the debt had been paid.
This one’s for the girls Who’ve ever had a Khal break theirheart Who’ve wished upon a dragonstar When Westeros is very far
This one’s for the girls Who necessity a multitude to have their back Who dream of gettin’ out of Vaes Dothrak All around Essos and the world This one’s for the girls
Did anyone like the Waif? When each of these action items is done by an unrelated party, one can tell it’s not personal, it’s business.
But having the same person do all of them on the reveal attained unrelated instances take on a menacing tint. Next hour, Waif, leave your problemsat the door and your face in the hall.
Doran& Trystane+ Areo Hotah
Ilike to think of these deaths as an apology for Season 5.
For years, readers meditated: DidBalon slip? Many whispered it was a Faceless Man who pushed him off that bridge.
Now we know. Theon’s terrible parent was killed by his equally horrible friend. Now, Yara has an insaneuncle tweeting at 6 o’clock in the morning about the most recent on the Iron Islands that are reporting, and how narratives from the mainland are fake news.
Brother Ray (& Lem Lemoncloak)
Our One Episode Wonder, Ian McShane arrivedfor only a single episode, then he was murdered by Lem Lemoncloak.
At least McShane made an impression during his short time on screen. Lemoncloak is simply remembered because the Hound ran after him toavenge Brother Ray.
If Catelyn Stark played Cersei Lannister for a living.
Perhaps that’s why Aryawent rogue on the jobsite saving Lady Crane becauseshe couldn’t save her mom. But once a epithet has been entered into Salesforce, it is owed to the Many Faced God, so he can have that programme differentiated complete.
The man who missed the Red Wedding because he was answering the call of nature ultimately was allowed to go off and gratify his maker.
In the end, he got to die with honor. It’s more than will probably be said for Edmure.
Osha& Rickon& Shaggydog
Not Tonks! She was nothing more than a good sweet Hufflepuff girl who loved a werewolf. Oh right, actually Osha wasn’t sorted into Hufflepuff. But we know she would have been, had Hogwarts school district embraced north of the Wall instead of stopping in Scotland.
Hush now, baby, child, don’t you cry Mama’s gonna make King’s Landing’s nightmares come true Mama’s gonna put the Lannister insanity into you Mama’s gonna retain you right herein the Red Keep She won’t let you have Marg, but she might let youweep Mama’s gonna continue babyfrom going to the Sept
Ooh, babe Ooh, babe Ooh, babe Of course Mama’s gonna let the Wall fall.
A giant can only be so much of a pincushion. If there was a VIP of the BotB other than Sansa, it would go toWun Weg Wun Dar Wun, known to his friends as Wun Wun.
But despite his chic ruff of arrows being as hipster as “theyre coming”, burning one into his eye was just one too many. Sleep well, my gentle giant. Sleep well, and dream of large-scale women.
Hodor& Summer& Leaf& The Three-Eyed Raven
Caught in a period loop of Bran’s own stimulate, this season’s most heartbreaking demises were those of Leaf, Summer, The Three-Eyed Raven and Hodor.
All this had happened before, and all this will happen again. Hodor trapped in his own intellect, being murdered by wights forever, holding the door in his own memory, so the son who hadn’t even been born yet could survive.
The Great Sept of Baelor Remodel
Tyrells and Lannisters and Sparrows, oh my! This scene was so spectacular, Ramin Djawadi broke out a piano. In one fell swoop, Cersei killed off 😛 TAGEND
A goodly section of the population that giggled at her at theWalk of Dishonor