The top 16 Game of Thrones deaths

June 19th, 2014 at 4:35 pm by David Farrar

The SMH gives its list of the top 16 GOT deaths.  They rate them out of 10 for surprise, gore and impact. Their top 10 are:

 

  1. The Red Wedding 9/10/10 = 29
  2. Ned Stark 10/7/10 = 27
  3. Oberyn Martell 8/10/7 = 25
  4. Tywin Lanniester 8/7/8 = 23
  5. Joffrey 7/7/8 = 22
  6. The Hound 8/8/6 = 22
  7. Shae 7/6/8 = 21
  8. Khal Drago 7/5/8 = 20
  9. Viserys Targaryen 5/7/7/ = 19
  10. Renly 5/4/8 = 17
  11. Ygritte 4/5/7 = 16
  12. Lysa Arryn 4/7/5 = 16
  13. Ros 3/8/2 = 13
  14. Lady 6/2/4 = 12
  15. Ser Dontas 5/3/2 = 10
  16. Jon Arryn 0/0/20 = 10

I thought Arya leaving The Hound to die was incredibly powerful.

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23 Responses to “The top 16 Game of Thrones deaths”

  1. Ryan Sproull (7,205 comments) says:

    I’ve read the books so not bothered, but dude, you’re going to want to hide this post behind a spoiler alert.

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  2. sHr0oMaN (26 comments) says:

    Nothing suggests that the Hound is dead.

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  3. Ryan Sproull (7,205 comments) says:

    Nothing suggests that the Hound is dead.

    Forget the Hound. Nothing suggests that Syrio is dead.

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  4. David Farrar (1,899 comments) says:

    There’s nothing there from the books. This is all from the TV series.

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  5. Ryan Sproull (7,205 comments) says:

    There’s nothing there from the books. This is all from the TV series.

    I know, but you’ve got a lot of readers, man. Gotta be a significant segment who aren’t up to the latest in the TV series.

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  6. Albert_Ross (298 comments) says:

    Stop quibbling DPF. This is 100% spoiling and you should know better.

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  7. Dom Knots (155 comments) says:

    you’re gonna piss of sean plunket if he’s lurking here. He lives by that show

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  8. straya (80 comments) says:

    Agree with Ryan Sproull. I’m up to date TV wise to the end of Season 4 ( thank you interwebs) but seriously you should hide that list behind the fold.

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  9. Bazar (37 comments) says:

    For those complaining about spoilers
    The title is the top 16 Game of throne deaths?

    You’d have to be an idiot not to understand there could be spoilers from the tv show. Although a disclaimer that its only from the TV would be nice.

    Also i think its a travesty that Tywin Lannister scored higher then Joffrey. His death wasn’t much of a surprise or gory. More like the conclusion of long standing events. Only notable because of Tyrion.

    Joffrey however, i didn’t see that coming at all, let alone the gore. Just wow. I mean we knew someone had to kill him, but i was expecting a power play from the new queen and something perhaps from Shei and Tyrion… It was just so sudden.

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  10. WineOh (630 comments) says:

    Personally I think it’s unfair to bunch together all the deaths of the Red Wedding into one. When you have minor characters like Ros & Ser Dontas rating by themselves, but then combining Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark and Robb’s wife (name escapes me at the moment) into one???

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  11. Northland Wahine (667 comments) says:

    I loved that Twyin died on the shitter and Oberyn’s eyes were especially graphic.

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  12. Johnboy (16,651 comments) says:

    I’ve never watched the GOT shit but surely there is a death by a trusted, gay deputy or a death by a nasty old retainer that used to be a big man in Wainui, or even a death by a raddled, old hag from Moxham Ave? :)

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  13. edhunter (547 comments) says:

    I’ve got the books here gathering dust, it’s just that the TV show is so damn enjoyable & part of that is the shock factor in not knowing who’s next. The fact we’re going to have to wait another 9 months already has me itching to cheat but damn it Eddie be strong, what would Ned have done?

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  14. noskire (842 comments) says:

    OMG, they killed Ned Stark?

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  15. budgieboy (113 comments) says:

    Tywin is dead???

    Actually dead???

    Tywin??????????????????????

    OMG… nobody called, nobody texted…I am gutted.

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  16. Yogibear (366 comments) says:

    Come-on this is plainly a anti-north of the wall list with only Ygritte making it

    In terms of impact, the Half-Hand’s death launched a thousand “You know nothing Jon Snow’s”

    Mormont anyone?

    Craster – whose death has inflicted that whiny buck toothed child of incest on the good men of the Nights Watch and turned Samwise Gangee into an even more useless hunk of lard..

    Crows before Hoes

    Special shout out as well to our friendly slaver who got incinerated and didn’t make the list.

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  17. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (786 comments) says:

    ****************************SPOILER******************************

    Some of us believe the Hound has a grave digging job and is alive and well

    ********************************************** Spolier above *****************

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  18. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (786 comments) says:

    ratings look a little off
    Oberyn dies in a combat to the death…surely that is expected somewhat
    Joffrey’s and Robb’s deaths shouldn’t have been a surprise if you noticed the leech scene

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  19. Rufus (667 comments) says:

    They killed my nigga’ Ned!

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  20. Yogibear (366 comments) says:

    I would also say that my girl Ygritte’s death pretty much scored a zero on every count. It was a death any self-respecting Wildling would have been ashamed of.

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  21. Brian Marshall (202 comments) says:

    You know nothing….. Yogibear..

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  22. ChardonnayGuy (1,207 comments) says:

    A certain nauseating GOT royal personage’s death was surprisingly mild, given their disgusting behaviour over their tenure of office. I sort of hoped they’d be incinerated by Daenerys and an attack squadron of her dragons…

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  23. iMP (2,387 comments) says:

    Stop squabbling, winter is coming…

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