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Someone Photoshopped Nicolas Cage As 30 Game of Thrones Characters

Welcome to Cage of Thrones

Game of Thrones has been over for a few weeks now, but fans with a lot of free time on their hands have kept themselves entertained by getting creative — like when one superfan re-cut scenes to make the despicable Ramsay Bolton look like a really nice guy.

This week, a Reddit user by the name of CarlosDanger100 gave you something else you didn’t think you wanted to see: He doctored Nicolas Cage’s face onto 30 different characters from the HBO hit. Some designs (like Cage as Cersei) aren’t as convincing, but others (like Cage as Stannis) work so well you may not be able to un-see it.

See the pictures below.

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Why Adults Are Getting into Coloring Books

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It's the latest "literary" craze.

Coloring books: they’re not just for kids anymore.

That’s the word from The Boston Globe, which reports that coloring books for adults are flying off store shelves. The books, which the paper says are more detailed than their child-focussed counterparts, are among the top sellers on Amazon and are well stocked by bookseller Barnes and Noble.

Why are grownups buying up a genre generally targeted at younger children? The answer seems to be that coloring between the lines can be a therapeutic exercise.

“I think it probably speaks to people’s enjoyment in doing this kind of relaxing hobby or distraction from everyday life,” Sarah Deaver, president of the American Art Therapy Association, told the Globe. “It creates an object of focus, and it creates something that’s beautiful and that’s satisfying.” One best-selling coloring book is subtitled Stress Relieving Patterns, and promises to provide “hours and hours of stress relief, mindful calm, and fun, creative expression.”

Adult coloring books have become so popular that even Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is getting in on the act. Earlier this month, Bantam books announced it would publish a GoT coloring book meant for a mature audience. The book “will feature 45 original black and white illustrations, inspired by characters, scenes, locations and other iconic images from Martin’s wildly successful ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series,” the company told the Los Angeles Times. The coloring book is scheduled for release sometime this fall.

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Watch Emilia Clarke Speak With a Pitch Perfect Valley Girl Accent

The Game of Thrones actress, like, totally loves Clueless

Game of Thrones’ Khaleesi may be able to fly dragons, but the actress who plays her has an even more formidable talent. Emilia Clarke showed off her Valley Girl accent on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night, and it was pretty much spot on.

The British star told Kimmel that she adopted the accent while shopping for an air conditioning unit at 3 a.m. in a New Orleans Home Depot while filming Terminator: Genisys so as not to be recognized. Clarke learned to talk like a Valley Girl from—what else?—Clueless, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary on July 19.

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Emilia Clarke Defends Abuse Toward Women in Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke at the European Premiere of 'Terminator: Genisys' in Berlin on June 21, 2015.
Luca Teuchmann—Getty Images Emilia Clarke at the European Premiere of 'Terminator: Genisys' in Berlin on June 21, 2015.

The actress suggests "not taking it too seriously"

It’s never easy for any character on Game of Thrones, no matter the gender. (Just ask Jon Snow.) But women seemed to have a particularly rough go of it in season 5, from Ramsay Bolton’s treatment of Sansa Stark to Cersei’s naked walk of shame.

Such sequences sent social media into overdrive, but not all the reaction was positive, with many criticizing the prevalent physical and emotional abuse directed at female characters. We asked Daenerys herself, Emilia Clarke, about this when she stopped by EW Morning Live on Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105), and Clarke shared her reaction to fan and media criticism about the treatment of women on the show.

“Well, obviously, it’s never nice hearing criticism about something that you, and you know everybody else puts their heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into,” said Clarke. “But in the same breath, it’s a shocking show so it’s going to invite commentary that everybody is free to have about the show. So I think it’s a couple of things, because I mean, as an actor, it’s bizarre, because you’ll relish those dark moments that allow you to get your teeth into a character and really kind of explore the darker depths to the reality of life and things that happen every day. But I think the thing that’s important to remember is that sadly, first and foremost, it’s a story that we’re telling that is make-believe—that is based in a fantastical world. So, whilst there is a political commentary that people can take from the show because that is everyone’s right to do so, I think not taking it too seriously is kind of the key here. So yeah, that’s kind of what I think, basically.”

There you have it. Khaleesi has spoken! And you can hear her thoughts on the subject for yourself by clicking on the SoundCloud audio clip below.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Game of Thrones Directors Revealed for Mysterious Season 6

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"Hardhome" director shooting next season's final two episodes

If there wasn’t enough mystery surrounding the next season of Game of Thrones, now there’s a veteran of ABC’s Lost joining the show too. Below is the list of directors for the sixth season of HBO’s acclaimed fantasy hit. Three of the names are Thronesveterans, and two are newcomers to the series. Once again, each will helm two episodes. Here is the Thrones shooting plan:

Jeremy Podeswa (Episodes 1 & 2): A veteran of Showtime’s Tudors and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Podeswa is returning to Thrones for the second year in a row. In season 5, he directed two episodes from the middle of the season, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” and “Kill the Boy.”

Daniel Sackheim (3 & 4): Sackheim is new to Thrones with a long list of credits going back to being an associate producer on 1980s classic Miami Vice. He’s directed episodes of several Fox shows (The X-Files, Lie to Me, House) and most recently directed six episodes of FX’s The Americans.

Jack Bender (5 & 6): An intriguing new name, Bender is familiar to fans of ABC’s Lost, having directed a whopping 38 episodes of the series, including many of the show’s premieres and finales. He’s also helmed episodes of CBS’ Under the Dome, TNT’s The Last Ship and Fox’s Alcatraz.

Mark Mylod (7 & 8): Mylod is a premium cable veteran of shows like Showtime’s Shameless and HBO’s Entourage. He directed the third and fourth episode of season 5, “High Sparrow” and “Sons of the Harpy.”

Miguel Sapochnik (9 &10): This name will likely cause some speculation. Sapochnik really earned his GoT stripes by helming the stunning “Hardhome” episode last season, featuring a half-hour battle sequence with Jon Snow, the Wildlings and the White Walkers’ undead army. He also directed the seventh episode of the season, “The Gift.” That Sapochnik is helming the penultimate episode and the season 6 finale might suggest we’re in for another epic battle climax given his “Hardhome” acclaim.

All the directors will surely be sworn to secrecy on the upcoming season, which is expected to be the first year that Throneslargely extends beyond the storyline in George R.R. Martin’s published novels.

If you’re wondering why each director films two back-to-back episodes, it’s due to the uniquely complex nature of the show that makes Thrones an extremely time-intensive directing gig. Various scenes from each episode could shoot weeks or even months apart, and in different countries too—so filming just one episode covers a large block of time that is most efficiently used for a second, and largely concurrent, Thrones assignment.

“When my agent called and said, ‘These are the dates,’ I said ‘No, you are wrong. It’s not possible,’” Bender recently told THR after his season 6 participation was leaked. “But that’s how long it takes. You’re overlapping with another director. There are two full units. You are there for a long time.”

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Emilia Clarke: I Think There’s a ’50/50 Chance’ Jon Snow Will Return to Game of Thrones

"There’s some very helpful people there who could bring him on back to life."

Spoilers for the season five finale of Game of Thrones ahead

Emilia Clarke says she, like Jon Snow, knows nothing. But the actress who plays Daenerys Targaryen believes there’s a chance Kit Harington’s character will return to Game of Thrones.

“Seriously, I can with all honesty say that I have no idea what’s happening,” Clarke told MTV, explaining that she is a terrible liar and could never be trusted with such a big secret. She says she was just as surprised as fans were when Jon Snow was killed in the final minutes of season five. She even cried when she read the script.

Pushed to name the odds of Jon Snow returning, she said, “If I had to bet, I’d say there’s like a 50/50 chance. There’s some very helpful people there who could bring him on back to life.”

Fans share Clarke’s skepticism and posited a number of theories about how the commander of the Night’s Watch could return.

Harington has insisted in interviews that he is done with the show, and the showrunners have said “dead is dead.” But George R.R. Martin, who wrote the A Song of Ice and Fire series upon which the HBO drama is based, was more coy about a potential Jon Snow return. (The character was also killed in the books.) “If there’s one thing we know in A Song of Ice and Fire, it’s that death is not necessarily permanent,” he said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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Read Next: Here Are All the Jon Snow Conspiracy Theories

 

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Amanda Peet Defends Treatment of Women on Game of Thrones

The actress says her husband David Benioff's show has "some of the greatest female characters that are on television"

Many fans (including this one) turned on Game of Thrones this season, complaining that the show had gone too far in its misogyny. The rape and abuse of women (not to mention the unnecessary nudity) had some high profile watchers like Sen. Claire McCaskill tuning out after five seasons.

But actress Amanda Peet, who is married to Game of Thrones co-creator and showrunner David Benioff, is defending the drama. She says critics of the series, which is based on George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books, should instead focus on the strength of the characters.

“I think it’s really misplaced. They write some of the greatest female characters that are on television,” Peet told the Wrap. “It’s a misogynist world, this world that George R. R. Martin created, but we have to experience it without thinking that people are condoning this.”

MORE: Game of Thrones’ Woman Problem Is About More Than Sexual Assault

She went on to say that the powerful women on Game of Thrones actually have an impact on the plot—which Peet argues can’t be said of many of other shows.

“It’s much more insidious to have middling, ancillary female roles where the women are not part of the plot — where they don’t advance anything,” she said. “Wife roles, girlfriend roles, there are very few of those in Game of Thrones. If someone takes their clothes off and it’s a massive part of the plot? So be it.”

Peet currently stars in another HBO show called Togetherness, which is trying to combat the sexualization of women in media in its own way. The show’s creators, brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, deploy a rule they call “balls equality“: “For every boob that shows up, there should be a testicle to go with it.”

Read more: How TV Sex Got Real

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Here Are the Best TV Shows of 2015 So Far

In a television market more crowded than ever, these were the shows that kept me watching

Every year, I keep a running list of shows that amuse me, amaze me, impress me or depress me (in a good way). At the end of the year, I whittle that list down to 10, and I have my best-TV-of-the-year list. But it’s tough. I have to leave out a lot of really good stuff. And why should arguing over subjective choices come only once a year?

In that spirit, I give you my very provisional list of The Best TV of 2015 (So Far). But first, a few notes:

  • This list is only in alphabetical order, because I hate ranking lists and no one forced me to.
  • I kept this list to 12 items, because it seemed like a good place to stop. It could have easily been a different 12. There are a few shows I came very close to including, and I’m not going to tell you what they are, because that’s the road to madness.
  • One show I did rule out, for the same reason I did last year, is Orange Is the New Black. I saw six episodes in advance for review (and loved them), but I haven’t yet seen the entire season, which is already online, and didn’t want to give the impression that I was assessing episodes I haven’t watched.
  • I reserve the right to put shows on my year-end list that I omitted here, because I changed my mind / considered new arguments / saw later episodes / suffered a blow to the head.
  • As always, there is one show that is obviously the best thing on TV now, maybe ever, and I just left it off because I am a biased idiot who should be fired: [Your Favorite Show Here]. Please, tell us about it in the comments!
  • The Americans

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    FX

    The Cold War came home on TV’s most intimate spy drama, as Soviet moles Philip and Elizabeth Jennings struggled with how to handle teen daughter—and potential KGB recruit—Paige, all while carrying out enough morally compromising missions to make any agent flip his or her wig.

  • Better Call Saul

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Ben Leuner—AMC

    What could have been a glorified <i>Breaking Bad</i> DVD extra evolved into its own thing, the picaresque story of James “Slippin’ Jimmy” McGill—the future Saul Goodman—trying to hustle his way into the Albuquerque law game.

  • Broad City

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Comedy Central

    Lightning struck twice for Comedy Central’s best new show of 2014, as the second season built on its confidence and surreal humor. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson make the kind of uninhibited comedy that dances like it’s alone in its apartment naked.

  • Empire

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Chuck Hodes—Fox

    Rising to number one with a bullet–multiple bullets, actually–Fox’s hip-hip family soap built a watercooler colossus out of insane story twists delivered with authentic passion. May its chaotic, infectious energy never drip-drippity-drop.

  • Game of Thrones

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    HBO

    HBO’s sprawling fantasy drama plunged over the edges of its vast map this season as it surpassed the storyline of its source books and headed into the unknown. Often harrowing, always spectacular, TV’s biggest entertainment is also one of its most thoughtful shows about morality and power.

  • Jane the Virgin

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Aaron Epstein—The CW

    The series began with Jane (Gina Rodriguez) pregnant, but it was born fully formed: playful, big-hearted and refreshing. Unlike some soaps, this comic telenovela never let its plot twists overwhelm its characters and their distinctive voices (not least among them the most delightful narrator in TV).

  • The Jinx

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    HBO

    You really couldn’t make this up: an artful, insightful documentary series, investigating an accused multiple murderer, that drew a character portrait rivaling TV’s best dramas and created actual news, as Robert Durst spilled his own beans on camera and was arrested in real life in time for the finale.

  • Justified

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Prashant Gupta—FX

    Like Harlan County, Kentucky, this Elmore Leonard-inspired series had seen its ups and downs. But the final run, focusing on the long-running, intimate rivalry between Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder, inspired some of this show’s best hours and finest barrel-aged dialogue.

  • Louie

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    FX

    The biggest flaw of Louis CK’s slice-of-his-life series was that there wasn’t more of it. But even a half-sized season—pulling back from last year’s formal experiments to deliver more flat-out laughs—was painfully funny and hilarious real enough to last us another year.

  • Mad Men

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    AMC

    Arguably the dominant TV drama of its time, the series deposited its characters in 1970, a decade older and maybe even a little wiser. Its final moments—juxtaposing Don Draper’s long-earned moment of Zen with Coca Cola’s “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” jingle—showed us a man who lived a lie for years coming to his own version of The Real Thing.

  • Silicon Valley

    John P. Johnson—HBO

    This sophomore comedy built out its satire of tech culture, the egos it feeds with cash and the wired culture it enables. Exquisitely cast (T.J. Miller weaves obscenity into gold like an R-rated Rumplestiltskin), it’s a consistently hilarious picture of the coders who carry the modern world on their scrawny shoulders.

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    The Americans, Better Call Saul, Blackish, Broad City, Empire, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, The Jinx, Justified, Louie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Netflix

    It’s alive, dammit! TV’s greatest miracle of 2015 so far was Netflix’s rescue of this oddball Tina Fey comedy from NBC. The first season shared the frenetic, joke-dense structure of 30 Rock, but with a twist: it was a dark sitcom about survivorhood, illuminated with optimism by human glow stick Ellie Kemper.

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Maisie Williams is Worried About the Next Season of Game of Thrones

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Will Arya Stark's punishment for defying the Many-Faced God be permanent?

Spoilers for the fifth season of Game of Thrones follow:

When last we saw Arya Stark in the fifth season finale of Game of Thrones, she was screaming her head off because her vision was rapidly disappearing. There’s been much speculation amongst fans of the show about whether the condition would be permanent, but Maisie Williams, the 18-year-old actor who plays Arya, already appears to have an answer.

“Somebody on the street will go, ‘Oh, you’re going blind,’” she told EW. “And I wanted to keep them guessing. I love keeping everything a surprise. So I’m always like, ‘Am I? Oh my God! Did I not get the memo?’”

Her loss of vision was a punishment from Jaqen H’ghar after Arya took the life of Meryn Trant—a life that Jaqen claims belonged not to Arya but to the Many-Faced God. If the penalty sticks, it could spell serious trouble for the Faceless Men’s new apprentice—and for Williams’ daily preparation. “I don’t want to wear these crazy contacts for the rest of my time on Thrones!” she said.

Read the entire interview at EW.com.

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Here Are The 61 People Who’ve Died on Game of Thrones

And how likely they are to return

Plenty of people have lost their lives on Game of Thrones, and most have met a violent end. While this list doesn’t record every named soldier who’s had his throat slit, it is a comprehensive account (in chronological order) of now deceased characters who had some major impact on the plot. You’ll be surprised how many you’ve already forgotten.

Inspired by season five finale conspiracy theories, we’ve also tried to determine the likelihood of these characters returning to the show. Of course, any unburned body could turn into a White Walker, but we assume those in the Seven Kingdoms will quickly learn to dispose of their corpses.

This list was compiled based on events on the Game of Thrones TV show, not on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series upon which the HBO show is based.

  • Will

    HBO

    Role: Ranger of the Night’s Watch

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 1

    Means of execution: Beheaded for desertion by Ned Stark

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Jon Arryn

    HBO

    Role: Hand to the King before Ned Stark

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 1

    Means of execution: Poisoned by Lysa Arryn and Littlefinger

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Jory Cassel

    HBO

    Role: Captain of the guards to House Stark

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 5

    Means of execution: Stabbed by Jaime Lannister through the eye

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Viserys Targaryen

    HBO

    Role: Exiled head of House Targaryen and brother to Daenerys Targaryen

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 6

    Means of execution: Khal Drogo pours molten gold on his head at Daenerys’ command

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Benjen Stark

    HBO

    Role: First Ranger of the Night’s Watch, Brother of Ned Stark

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 7

    Means of execution: Unknown

    Likelihood of return: 15% (He could have survived all this time—or become a White Walker)

  • Robert Baratheon

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    HBO

    Role: Lord of the Seven Kingdoms

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 7

    Means of execution: Mortally wounded by a wild boar after drinking wine given to him by Lancel Lannister at Cersei Lannister’s command

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Syrio Forel

    HBO

    Role: Master sword fighter and Arya Stark’s instructor in combat

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 8

    Means of execution: Presumably killed by Ser Meryn in a sword fight (he was only armed with a training sword)

    Likelihood of return: 30% (We never actually see him die. He was a master swordsman, after all.)

  • Eddard Stark

    HBO

    Role: Hand of the King and Lord of the North

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Beheaded by Ser Ilyn Payne at the order of Joffrey Baratheon

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Drogo

    HBO

    Role: Chieftain of the Dothraki people and husband of Daenerys Targaryen

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Smothered by Daenerys Targaryen in a mercy killing after a spell by Mirri Maz Duur leaves him in a catatonic state

    Likelihood of return: 0% (Unless it’s in another vision like Daenerys had in season 2)

  • Rhaego

    Role: Son of Khal Drogo and Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Stillborn because of a blood magic ritual performed by Mirri Maz Duur

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Mirri Maz Duur

    HBO

    Role: Enslaved godswife

    Time of death: Season 1, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Burned alive on Drogo’s funeral pyre by Daenerys Targaryen

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Rakharo

    HBO

    Role: Dothraki bodyguard to Daenerys Targaryen

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 2

    Means of execution: Killed and decapitated by a rival khalasar while scouting the Red Waste

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Yoren

    HBO

    Role: Recruiter for the Night’s Watch

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 3

    Means of execution: Killed by Ser Amory Lorch, loyal to House Lannister, in a fight

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Renly Baratheon

    HBO

    Role: Master of Laws, Claimant to the Iron Throne, brother of Robert and Stannis Baratheon

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 5

    Means of execution: Killed by a shadow with Stannis Baratheon’s face that was birthed by Melisandre

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Rodrik Cassel

    HBO

    Role: Master-at-Arms at Winterfell, Servant of House Stark

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 6

    Means of execution: Decapitated by Theon Greyjoy

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Irri

    HBO

    Role: Dothraki handmaiden to Daenerys Targaryen

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 7

    Means of execution: Murdered during Xaro Xhoan Daxos’ theft of the dragons at Qarth

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Maester Luwin

    HBO

    Role: Maester of Winterfell

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Osha ends his suffering after he is stabbed with a spear by ironborn raider Dagmer

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Qhorin

    HBO

    Role: Night’s Watch ranger

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Killed by Jon Snow (at Qhorin’s own behest) in order to trick the Wildlings into thinking Jon has left the Night’s Watch

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Pyat Pree

    HBO

    Role: Warlock from Qarth, Member of the Thirteen

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Burned alive by Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Doreah

    HBO

    Role: Handmaiden to Daenerys Targaryen

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Locked with Xaro Xhoan Daxos inside a Valyrian stone vault by Jorah Mormont at the order of Daenerys Targaryen

    Likelihood of return: 1% (We didn’t actually see her die, but unlikely save a miracle)

  • Xaro Xhoan Daxos

    HBO

    Role: Merchant in Qarth

    Time of death: Season 2, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Locked in a Valyrian stone vault by Jorah Mormont on the orders of Daenerys Targaryen

    Likelihood of return: 1% (Again, we didn’t actually see him die)

  • Hoster Tully

    Role: Lord of Riverrun, Father of Edmure Tully, Catelyn Stark and Lysa Arryn

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 3

    Means of execution: Illness

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Jeor Mormont

    HBO

    Role: Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 4

    Means of execution: Stabbed to death by Night’s Watchman Rast during a mutiny

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Craster

    Role: A Wildling who lived with his daughter-wives beyond the Wall

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 4

    Means of execution: Killed by Karl Tanner, a Night’s Watchman

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Kraznys

    HBO

    Role: Salve-trader in Slaver’s Bay and one of the Good Masters

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 4

    Means of execution: Burned alive by Drogon after he tries to trade the Unsullied for the dragon and insults Daenerys

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Beric Dondarrion

    HBO

    Role: Leader of Brotherhood Without Banners

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 5

    Means of execution: Killed by the Hound in trial by combat

    Likelihood of return: 100% (He’s already back! Thoros of Myr has resuscitated Dondarrion six times via prayers to the Lord of Light)

  • Ros

    HBO

    Role: Prostitute in Littlefinger’s brothel and spy for Varys

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 6

    Means of execution: Shot by Joffrey Baratheon with a crossbow

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Talisa Stark

    HBO

    Role: Wife of Robb Stark

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Stabbed in the stomach while pregnant by Lothar Frey at the Red Wedding

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Robb Stark

    HBO

    Role: King of the North, son of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn of Winterfell

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Shot by a Frey crossbowman and then stabbed through the heart by Roose Bolton at the Red Wedding

    Likelihood to return: 0%

  • Catelyn Stark

    HBO

    Role: Wife of Eddard Stark, Mother of Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon

    Time of death: Season 3, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Throat slit by Black Walder Rivers at the Red Wedding

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Polliver

    Role: Man-at-arms for House Lannister

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 1

    Means of execution: Stabbed in the throat by Arya Stark

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Tansy

    Role: Servant of House Bolton

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 2

    Means of execution: Hunted down by Ramsay Snow and eaten by his dogs

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Joffrey Baratheon

    HBO

    Role: Lord of the Seven Kingdoms

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 2

    Means of execution: Poisoned at the Purple Wedding by Olenna Tyrell and Littlefinger

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Karl Tanner

    HBO

    Role: Brother of the Night’s Watch, leader of the mutiny at Craster’s Keep

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 5

    Means of execution: Impaled by Jon Snow during the raid on Craster’s Keep

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Locke

    HBO

    Role: Man-at-arms for House Bolton

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 5

    Means of execution: Neck snapped by Bran Stark while Bran is warging into Hodor

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Rast

    HBO

    Role: Ranger in the Night’s Watch

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 5

    Means of execution: Ripped apart by Jon’s direwolf, Ghost, during the raid on Craster’s Keep

    Likelihood to return: 0%

  • Lysa Arryn

    HBO

    Role: Lady Regent of the Vale, sister to Catelyn Stark, briefly the wife of Littlefinger

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 7

    Means of execution: Pushed out of the Moon Door by Littlefinger

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Oberyn Martell

    HBO

    Role: Prince of the House Martell

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 8

    Means of execution: Skull crushed by the Mountain in a trial by combat

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • The Mountain

    HBO

    Role: Knight and Head of House Clegane, loyal to House Lannister

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 8

    Means of execution: Poisoned by the spear of Oberyn Martell in a trial by combat

    Likelihood of return: 100% (Reanimated by Qyburn)

  • Grenn

    HBO

    Role: Ranger in the Night’s Watch

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Killed fighting the giant Mag the Mighty in the Battle of Castle Black

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Mag the Mighty

    HBO

    Role: Giant fighting in Mance Rayder’s army

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Killed by Grenn and five other members of the Night’s Watch in the Battle of Castle Black

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Pyp

    HBO

    Role: Brother of the Night’s Watch

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Shot through the neck with an arrow by Ygritte during the Battle of Castle Black

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Styr

    HBO

    Role: Thenn fighting in Mance Rayder’s army

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Bludgeoned in the head with a hammer by Jon Snow during the Battle of Castle Black

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Ygritte

    HBO

    Role: Soldier in Mance Rayder’s army and Jon Snow’s lover

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Shot with an arrow by Olly in the Battle of Castle Black

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Jojen Reed

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    Role: Warg, brother of Meera Reed, traveling companion of Bran Stark

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Mercy killed by Meera after being stabbed multiple times by a wight; burned by a fireball thrown by “the Children”

    Likelihood of return: 30% (Could Jojen have warged into someone or something before he died?)

  • The Hound

    HBO

    Role: Member of House Clegane, brother of the Mountain, former personal bodyguard of Joffrey Baratheon, kidnaps Arya Stark

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Critically wounded by Brienne of Tarth, left to die by Arya Stark

    Likelihood of return: 50% (We never see him die, and the Hound is one of the strongest warriors in the seven kingdoms)

  • Shae

    HBO

    Role: Prostitute and girlfriend of Tyrion Lannister

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Strangled to death by Tyrion Lannister

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Tywin Lannister

    HBO

    Role: Head of House Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock, father of Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion Lannister

    Time of death: Season 4, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Shot on the toilet by Tyrion with a crossbow

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Mance Rayder

    HBO

    Role: Leader of the Free Folk

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 1

    Means of execution: Shot with a mercy arrow by Jon Snow before he’s burned alive

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Janos Slynt

    HBO

    Role: Former commander of the City Watch in King’s Landing, exiled to Night’s Watch by Tyrion Lannister

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 3

    Means of execution: Beheaded for insubordination by Jon Snow

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Barristan Selmy

    HBO

    Role: Former member of the Kingsguard, advisor of Daenerys Targaryen

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 4

    Means of execution: Killed fighting the Sons of the Harpy in Meereen

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Maester Aemon

    HBO

    Role: Maester at Castle Black

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 7

    Means of execution: Dies of old age

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Karsi

    HBO

    Role: Chieftainess of the Ice-river clans

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 8

    Means of execution: Mauled to death by Wights

    Likelihood of return: 100% (We see her become a White Walker)

  • Shireen Baratheon

    HBO

    Role: Daughter of Stannis and Selyse Baratheon

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Burned alive as a sacrifice to the Lord of Light by Melisandre at the order of Stannis Baratheon

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Hizdahr zo Loraq

    HBO

    Role: Scion of the House Loraq, former slave trader, husband of Daenerys Targaryen

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 9

    Means of execution: Stabbed to death by the Sons of the Harpy

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Selyse Baratheon

    HBO

    Role: Wife of Stannis Baratheon

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Hangs herself following the death of her daughter

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Stannis Baratheon

    HBO

    Role: Lord of Dragonstone, brother of Robert and Renly Baratheon, claimant to the Iron Throne

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Executed by Brienne of Tarth

    Likelihood of return: 50% (We don’t actually see Brienne kill Stannis)

  • Myranda

    HBO

    Role: Servant of House Bolton and Ramsay Snow’s lover

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Pushed off a ledge by Theon Grejoy

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Meryn Trant

    HBO

    Role: Knight in the Kingsguard

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Blinded and stabbed before having his throat slit by Arya Stark

    Likelihood of return: 0%

  • Myrcella Baratheon

    HBO

    Role: Daughter of Cersei Lannister and Jaime Lannister, sister to King Tommen Baratheon

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Poisoned with a kiss by Ellaria Sand with the help of the Sand Snakes

    Likelihood of return: 25% (It’s unclear whether Myrcella is dead or dying and Bronn could theoretically have stolen or been given the antidote)

  • Jon Snow

    HBO

    Role: Commander of the Night’s Watch, bastard son of Eddard Stark (or maybe not)

    Time of death: Season 5, Episode 10

    Means of execution: Stabbed by Night’s Watch mutineers, including Alliser Thorne and Olly

    Likelihood of return: 75% (Why drop so many hints about Jon Snow’s parentage only to leave them unresolved? Read all the theories about how Jon Snow could be resurrected here)

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