Not every character we meet “Game of Thrones” is blessed enough to make a name. Of course, even the people who do don’t exactly have greater odds in HBO’s version of George R.R. Martin’s epic storyline.
Nearly 72 percent of each named character who grabbed the display over the previous six seasons has expired before ever finding out who gets to sit on the Iron Throne. If you’re keeping track, that’s almost 3 in 4 characters whom we have ever dared to get emotionally invested or ever wondered if they may be”one.”
While it does not do Catelyn Stark or even Jon Snow’s wildling enthusiast Ygritte any good, women stand a better chance in the realm of”Thrones” than guys. While nearly 65% of named female figures over the series’s run have died in some glorious fashion, over 76 percent of male characters have fulfilled similar, gruesome fates.
You do not even need to be human in”Game of Thrones” to triumph over our hearts and leave us sad, angry, and perplexed. A number of the creatures featured on the show have expired, usually right with their owners. Of the six direwolf pups introduced within the first hour of the first season of”Game of Thrones,” four’ve died in manners that make us wonder whether it really could find any worse. Our fingers are crossed for Ghost and Nymeria to make it out alive.
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“Game of Thrones” continues to jolt us with fresh methods for killing characters every season. Just when you thought you had seen it in season 4 — when”The Mountain” (spoiler alert) crushed the skull of fan favorite Oberyn Martell together with his bare hands — season 5 showed us how Melisandre convinced the prospective King of Westeros, Stannis Baratheon, to burn his daughter in the bet… which, needless to say, proved fruitless.
Still, with all these wild and gloomy ways to die, good old-fashioned stabbings are still the hottest means to meet the Old Gods and the New at”Game of Thrones”. Over 1 in 3 personalities that died were stabbed one way or another. From every character who died during the Red Wedding (including Talisa, Robb, and Catelyn Stark) to Arya’s season 6 victim, Walder Frey, the odds of dying by sword or knife are comparatively high.
Arrows (such as those Tyrion utilized to kill Tywin Lannister in season 4) and explosions (found in the latest season finale at the Great Sept of Baelor) have each accounted for nearly 7% of “Game of Thrones” deaths through recent years.
Death by shadow demons or direwolves just accounted for less than 1% of named characters who have died in this mad, crazy world.
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