The 29 most shocking deaths in all of ‘Game of Thrones’

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Kristian Nairn as Hodor.
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Kristian Nairn as Hodor.
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Note: Spoilers for “Game of Thrones” ahead.

The death toll has been rising exponentially on the current season of “Game of Thrones.” That’s a necessary evil as the show winnows down the contenders for the Iron Throne.

But that doesn’t mean that fans have become numb to the casualties. Each death still inspires stunned reactions from fans and drives a huge amount of colorful commentary on social media.

Viewers are still reeling from the events that led up to Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) death and the origin of his name in Sunday’s episode. Plus fans kept the conversation going through the break between seasons five and six after Jon Snow (Kit Harington) bled to death in the snow. And don’t get us started on the intense emotions experienced when one beloved Stark after another fell during “The Red Wedding.”

While there are certainly more losses to come, there are many we could never forget.

Take a look at the biggest deaths on “Game of Thrones” below.


Jon Snow: Stabbed to death by traitors of the Night’s Watch. But… brought back by Melisandre.

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow.
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Death: Season 5, episode 10 (“Mother’s Mercy”)

Resurrection: Season 6, episode 2 (“Home”)


Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain: Killed by poison on Oberyn Martell’s sword after winning their duel. But… brought back to life (or the undead) by Qyburn.

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as The Mountain.
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Death: Season 4, episode 10 (“The Children”)

Resurrection: Season 5, episode 2 (“The House of Black and White”)


Hodor: Killed by wights while Bran and Meera escaped a White Walker attack.

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Kristian Nairn as Hodor.
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Death: Season 6, episode 5 (“The Door”)


Three-Eyed Raven: Slashed by the Night King’s sword.

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Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven.
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Death: Season 6, episode 5 (“The Door”)


Khal Moro: Burned alive along with all the other khals by Daenerys Targaryen.

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Joe Naufahu as Khal Moro
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Death: Season 6, episode 4 (“Book of the Stranger”)


Osha: Stabbed in the neck by Ramsay Bolton.

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Natalia Tena as Osha.
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Death: Season 6, episode 4 (“Book of the Stranger”)


Walda Bolton: Mauled to death by hounds along with her newborn son, on the orders of Ramsay Bolton.

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Elizabeth Webster as Walda Bolton.
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Death: Season 6, episode 2 (“Home”)


Balon Greyjoy: Thrown from a bridge by brother Euron Greyjoy.

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Patrick Malahide as Balon Greyjoy.
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Death:Season 6, episode 2 (“Home”)


Trystane Martell: Impaled through the back of the head by Obara Sand.

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Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell
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Death:Season 6, episode 1 (“The Red Woman”)


Doran Martell: Stabbed in the chest by Ellaria Sand.

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Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell.
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Death: Season 6, episode 1 (“The Red Woman”)


Roose Bolton: Stabbed by Ramsay Bolton.

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Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton.
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Death: Season 6, episode 2 (“Home”)


Stannis Baratheon: Killed by Brienne during a siege on Winterfell.

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Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon.
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Death: Season 5, episode 10 (“Mother’s Mercy”)


Selyse Baratheon: Committed suicide after sacrificing her daughter.

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Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Baratheon.
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Death: Season 5, episode 10 (“Mother’s Mercy”)


Shireen Baratheon: Burned to death by Melisandre to create blood magic.

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Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon.
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Death: Season 5, episode 9 (“The Dance of the Dragons”)


Myrcella Baratheon: Kissed by Ellaria Sand, whose lips were coated with poison.

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Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon.
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Death: Season 5, episode 10 (“Mother’s Mercy”)


Sandor Clegane aka The Hound: Thrown down a rocky hill by Brienne of Tarth. Later, Arya Stark found him injured and left him to die. There’s a possibility, though, that he survived.

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Death: Season 4, episode 10 (“The Children”)


Tywin Lannister: Killed by his son Tyrion Lannister with a crossbow.

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Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister.
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Death: Season 4, episode 10 (“The Children”)


Shae: Strangled to death by Tyrion Lannister.

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Sibel Kekilli as Shae.
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Death: Season 4, episode 10 (“The Children”)


Ygritte: Shot with an arrow by Olly.

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Rose Leslie as Ygritte.
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Death: Season 4, episode 9 (“The Watchers on the Wall”)


Oberyn Martell: Killed in a duel with Gregor Clegane.

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Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell.
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Death: Season 4, episode 8 (“The Mountain and the Viper”)


Joffrey Baratheon: Poisoned by Olenna Tyrell.

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Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon.
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Death: Season 4, episode 2 (“The Lion and the Rose”)


Catelyn Stark: Throat slit by Black Walder during the Red Wedding.

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Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark.
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Death: Season 3, episode 9 (“The Rains of Castamere”)


Robb Stark: Stabbed in the heart by Roose Bolton during the Red Wedding.

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Richard Madden as Robb Stark.
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Death: Season 3, episode 9 (“The Rains of Castamere”)


Talisa Stark: Stabbed repeatedly by Lothar Frey during the Red Wedding.

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Oona Chaplin as Talisa Stark.
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Death: Season 3, episode 9 (“The Rains of Castamere”)


Renly Baratheon: Assassinated by a magical shadow creature birthed by Melisandre.

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Gethin Anthony as Renly Baratheon.
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Death: Season 2, episode 5 (“The Ghost of Harrenhal”)


Khal Drogo: Smothered with a pillow by Daenerys while in a magically-induced vegetative state.

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Jason Momoa as Drogo.
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Death: Season 1, episode 10 (“Fire and Blood”)


Ned Stark: Beheaded by the order of Joffrey Lannister.

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Sean Bean as Ned Stark.
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Death: Season 1, episode 9 (“Baelor”)


Robert Baratheon: Mortally wounded while trying to kill a boar during hunting.

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King Robert Baratheon
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Death: Season 1, episode 7 (“You Win or You Die”)


Viserys Targaryen: Covered in hot, melted gold by Khal Drogo.

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Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen.
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Death: Season 1, episode 6 (“A Golden Crown”)