It’s hard out there for a Game of Thrones character. Peasant or king, you’re likely to suffer through such tragedies as losing a limb, being assaulted or dying under a mosh pit of ice zombies before finally facing your own bloody and violent demise. Five seasons in, watching Game of Thrones is more an exercise in masochism than in entertainment.

That’s why it’s important to remember that this show isn’t all doom and gloom. There have been some happy moments between the hard-to-watch scenes—when two people find love, victims become heroes and Joffrey finally, finally dies. So before you embark on yet another torturous journey through Westeros when season six premieres Sunday, remind yourself of these ten happy moments.

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