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This Guide to Every Death in ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Painfully Thorough

Whether you want to remember them or not, a lot of people have died in Game of Thrones. If you watch the series and struggle with the little details, you might want to refer to this guide.

 

The graphically illustrated guide was created by The Washington Post and includes every death broken down from season to season, along with a small summary of the season.

 

The degree of attention to detail in this guide is impressive, the researchers really did their homework! They even have the number of animal deaths accounted for, and I’m not just talking about the main character’s pets. They counted a pigeon’s death in Season 1 and a goat in Season 4! Now that is a dedicated fan!

 

To cover the basics, according to this guide there are exactly 2,339 deaths in the series so far. The creators promise that the number will be increasing with the addition to the new series, which they will be including as the final series continues on.

 

 

The deadliest location in the series was calculated to be beyond the Wall.

 

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The Season with the highest number of deaths is Season 7 (1,096).

 

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The top 5 deadliest characters was also a featured portion of the guide.

 

 

5. Arya Stark (64 Kills)

 

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4. Jon Snow (86 Kills)

 

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3. Drogon (135 Kills)

 

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2. Rhaegal (171 Kills)

 

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And who is the deadliest of them all?

 

  1. Cersei Lannister (199 Kills)

 

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So if you’re watching Game of Thrones Season 8 and a little lost on some of the details, this guide might just help you out!

 

You are going to need a little wine on the side though, to get over all those repressed memories. Cersei might be able to help you with that, if she doesn’t add you to her kill count first.

 

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All the Ways ‘Game of Thrones’ New Intro Hints at What’s to Come

The opening credits of Game of Thrones serve as a guide to the physical landscape of the series, changing with each episode to show not only the actors involved but also the places in which they’ll be. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that the intro to Season 8’s premiere is different from previous intros— but this intro is definitely most drastic update yet, and hints at many things to come.

So let’s talk about it.

 

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The most surface-level change to the intro is the animation is no longer colored with the bright golds and reds of the previous credits, but is now uses a darker, richer color palette. It’s a somber look, predicting the darkness to come.

Besides the color scheme, the intro is basically the same in the first few frames, so much so that your eyes flit past it. We see the small sun contained within an armilla that metaphorically depicts major events in Game of Thrones history – we’ve seen this before.

 

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Then we zoom to the map, and personally my eyes just shot open wide. We see the wall with its giant hole where the decimated Eastwatch used to stand. Ouch. Thanks for the reminder. Following this we a series of blue tiles that lead towards Last Hearth, the ancestral seat of House Umber. They’re dead, and this map shows us our worst fears: the White Walkers are on a collision course with Winterfell.

 

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Happy thoughts, happy thoughts.

Honestly, I would have just started here, but I get it: We need to fill a minute and a half of screen-time with SOMETHING to accompany Ramin Djawadi’s sweeping music.

Thirty seconds in we hustle over to Winterfell and at thirty-five seconds we rush back inside our favorite castle. Ooo, that’s new.

 

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After wandering around the Great Hall, we found ourselves inside the crypt at fifty seconds in. The looming shadows, the lanterns that light our way but don’t illuminate anything, it’s all very unsettling. Is something going to happen there? We shall see.

Break my heart, why don’t you? It’s only fifty-five seconds into the intro and you know what I see? Upon the armilla band, engraved in gold because they just want to hurt our little hearts, is a pivotal moment in Game of Thrones history. What is it, you may ask? Well, there’s a crouched hungry lion, the wolf torn apart with arrows, and the man holding up a severed wolf head.

 

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Go from a crypt to a depiction of the Red Wedding, why don’t cha?

From here, of course, we head over to King’s Landing. At a minute and ten seconds in we see the courtyard map from Season 7, symbolically reminding us that Cersei is out for Number One: herself.

A minute and twenty seconds in we see a dragon skull in King’s Landing. Hey, I get it. I think the Dragon Queen and Cersei (this might be a stretch) might not get along this season. But I’m just spit balling.

 

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The Non Sequitur

Don’t go shaking your head, there might be something to that theory. Going to a minute and thirty seconds into the video and you’ll see the Iron Throne with the Lion sigil — a nod that Cersei is now in control – but for how long?

 

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To build up the pressure, after we see the Iron Throne with the Lion sigil we go straight to  the armilla depicting three dragons below a comet. If you recall this event from Game of Thrones history, you’ll know Danearys took this comet as a sign that she would end up victorious.

From we here we see Game of Thrones. Because that’s what this show is about: people battling each other for a big chair. You know what? Let’s focus on this Cersei VS Danearys fight. Heck, it might give us our long awaited Cleganebowl. What could possibly go wrong?

 

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Maybe. Maybe not. Watch the video and tell me your thoughts!

 

 

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10 of the Funniest Twitter Reactions to New ‘Game of Thrones’

The wait is over! Game of Thrones has returned and the good people of Twitter dot com are freaking out, and rightfully so. Here are ten of the most hilarious reactions people had to last night’s episode.

 

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Royal Recipes for Your ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Party

Winter is (almost) here for Game of Thrones fans. While the show is about to have its final season premiere (I'm already crying), fans are gearing up their preparations for premiere parties and the inevitable stress eating that will ensue. So I have found and tested a lot of recipes that are perfect for any Thrones fan and will surely be a hit at any King's feast!

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There’s Officially a Graveyard for Your Dead ‘GoT’ Faves

In Sydney, Australian cable company Foxtel has erected a temporary graveyard so that Game of Thrones fans can LITERALLY weep at their faves’ tombstones. Is that extra? Yes. Are we extra obsessed? Also yes.

Game of Thrones is no stranger to playing games with its fans: one tragic piece of merchandise is a Hodor doorstop for the highest possible humor-to-angst ratio imaginable. If that’s too depressing, you could purchase a Khal Drogo thong and take George R.R. Martin to places even he has never imagined: your bedroom, namely. But Foxtel’s graveyard is no game. The graveyard is 2,000 square meters in Sydney’s Centennial Park. Does that sound massive? Well, consider the show’s massive death tally: if you believe unofficial estimates, 174,373 people have died on Game of Thrones so far. There may not be that many gravestones, but there’ll be that many tears.

Let’s check out some of the coolest graves—and yes, they’ll have you dying.

1. House Stark Mausoleum

 

Stark Family Mausoleum

 

Thanks to the Red Wedding, you’d honestly need a whole mausoleum to fit all the Starks’ bodies.

 

2. House Baratheon Mausoleum

 

House Baratheon Mausoleum

 

What’s more depressing than a bunch of dead Baratheons? The fact that Stannis and Shireen are cramped together in the same place for all eternity.

 

3. Ramsay Bolton

 

Ramsay Bolton's Grave

 

His gravestone reads: “eaten by dogs,” you know, in case we’d forgotten. Obviously, we haven’t.

 

4. Joffrey Baratheon

 

Joffrey Baratheon Grave

 

If you’re feeling too sad in the rest of the cemetery, come to this grave for a pick-me-up.

 

5. Tywin Lannister

 

Tywin Lannister Grave

 

Listen—Tywin Lannister was an awful father to Tyrion. Fans can still be upset that such a shrewd leader suffered the indignity of being killed by his own son. That is, until we remember this depressingly hilarious fact: the only throne Tywin ever sat on was porcelain.

 

6. Walder Frey

 

Walder Frey Grave

 

If you ever wanted to spit on Walder Frey’s grave, you’ll finally have the chance!

 

7. Hodor

 

Hodor Grave

 

Hold the door? More like HOLD BACK OUR TEARS.

Check out these graves and (many) more at the Game of Thrones graveyard in Sydney, Australia!

 

 

 

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