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  All the ‘Game of Thrones’ deaths, ranked from least tragic to most tragic by Carrie Wittmer on Apr 5, 2017, 2:18 PM Advertisement

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. It’s violent, vicious, and not for the faint of heart. Over the past six seasons, a lot of people on “Game of Thrones" have died. It’s a game of survival, and you’re lucky if you’ve made it this far.  Some of these characters came back from the dead. We barely knew some of them, and we knew a lot of them so well that we shed a tear or two (or two-hundred) when we watched them die on our TV screens. And some? We couldn’t wait for them to die, and when they did, we were cheering. On a scale of 1 to 10 (with some exceptions), we ranked 90 notable deaths (and semi-deaths) from the series — basically, the deaths of characters who had names, had more than a few lines, and/or had some kind of impact on a major plot point or a major character. Here are 90 “Game of Thrones" deaths ranked from the least sad to the most sad: Note: The Hound is exempt from this list. He was presumed dead and that was very sad for all of us, but turns out he never actually died. Direwolves are also exempt.SEE ALSO: Every HBO show ranked from worst to best, according to critics

90. Ramsay Bolton

Ramsay Bolton was Roose Bolton’s bastard son who had a penchant for extreme violence against innocent human beings. He was briefly married to Sansa Stark, and tortured Theon Greyjoy for several seasons. He also killed his dad, his stepmom, and his baby brother. And Rickon Stark. And Osha. And a lot of other people. Time of death:  Season 6, episode 9, “Battle of the Bastards" Cause of death: Sansa leaves him to be eaten by his own hounds. Sadness ranking: -25. Ramsay’s death is probably the most satisfying one on this whole show. His violence was gratuitous and he had zero redeeming qualities. Nobody loved him, not even his dad. 


89. Joffrey Baratheon

Starting with the execution of Ned Stark, Joffrey proved that he was completely out of control and wouldn’t listen to anybody. He was a terrible king, and also a terrible person.  Time of death: Season 4, episode 2, “The Lion and the Rose" Cause of death: Poisoned by Petyr Baelish and Olenna Tyrell at his wedding to Margery Tyrell.  Sadness ranking: -10. The only sad thing about Joffrey’s death is that we don’t get to hate him anymore. Joffrey was responsible for the untimely deaths of a lot of people who didn’t deserve it.


88. Walder Frey

Walder Frey was the Lord of the Crossing at the Twins, and for a brief period, the Lord of Riverrun. He had over 100 descendants, and so many daughters that he didn’t even know some of their names. He never had a good reputation in Westeros, and was often called the “Late Walder Frey" after delaying his assistance in Robert’s Rebellion until it was already won.  Time of death: Season 6, episode 10, “The Winds of Winter" Cause of death: Arya Stark slits his throat after feeding him a pie made out of his own sons. Sadness ranking: -8. He’s responsible for the Red Wedding, plus he’s really gross. Not sad, not even a little bit. 

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