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Poll: Most Shocking "Game of Thrones" Character Death

Which of these "Game of Thrones" character death moments do you think is the most shocking assumed death of the series?

SPOILER ALERT: Intended for viewers current through the 2019 season, but poll may reveal Game of Thrones (2011) depicted or discussed shocking character deaths through the end of calendar 2019.

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    Kit Harington in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Jon Snow is stabbed to death by a traitorous group of Night's Watch brothers.
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    Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Hodor is killed by wights, while holding a door, as Bran and Meera escape the Cave of the Three-Eyed Raven.
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    Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Tywin Lannister is killed, while on the privy, by his son, Tyrion Lannister with a crossbow on Father's Day.
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    Harry Lloyd and Jason Momoa in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Viserys Targaryen receives a hot molten crown of gold from Khal Drogo.
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    Dean-Charles Chapman in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Tommen Baratheon commits suicide by stepping out of a Red Keep window.
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    Oberyn Martell's skull is crushed by Gregor Clegane during a trial-by-combat.
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    Jack Gleeson in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Joffrey Baratheon is poisoned at the Purple wedding reception by Olenna Tyrell and accomplices.
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    Iwan Rheon in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Ramsay Bolton is fed to his beloved hounds by Sansa Stark.
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    Game of Thrones (2011)

    The Tyrell family, High Sparrow, Lancel Lannister and many others are killed in the Sept of Baelor wildfire explosion, masterminded by Cersei Lannister.
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    Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Viserion, the dragon is killed by an ice spear thrown by the Night King.
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    Rory McCann, Gwendoline Christie, and Daniel Portman in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane's assumed death at the hands of Brienne of Tarth, as he falls from a cliff.
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    Sean Bean, Jack Gleeson, Lena Headey, Wilko Johnson, and Sophie Turner in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Ned Stark is beheaded in front of his daughters at the behest of Joffrey Baratheon.
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    Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Khal Drogo is smothered with a pillow by Daenerys Targaryen in a mercy kill.
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    Michelle Fairley and Tim Plester in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Catelyn Stark's throat is slit by Black Walder at the Red Wedding.
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    Ian Whyte and Spencer Wilding in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Waymar Royce is beheaded by a White Walker in opening sequence of the first episode
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    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nell Tiger Free in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Myrcella Baratheon is poisoned from a poison-coated kiss from Ellaria Sand as revenge for the death of her paramour, Oberyn Martell.
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    David Bradley and Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Walder Frey's throat is slit by a face-changing Arya Stark.
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    Esmé Bianco in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Ros, a Varys spy is killed by Joffrey, when he plays with his new toy, a gold plated crossbow and sadistically uses her as target practice.
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    Peter Dinklage and Sibel Kekilli in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Shae is strangled to death by her former lover Tyrion Lannister with his gifted gold necklace after committing the ultimate betrayal.
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    James Cosmo in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Jeor Mormont is killed by a rebellious faction of Night's Watch brothers.
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    Richard Madden in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Robb Stark's direwolf, Grey Wind head is attached to Robb's body, after both are killed at the Red Wedding.
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    Kit Harington and Rose Leslie in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Ygritte is shot with a vengeful arrow by Olly during the Battle of Castle Black.
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    Luke Roberts and Leo Woodruff in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Bran has heard the mortal combat story a thousand times of how Arthur Dayne was killed by his father, Eddard 'Ned' Stark sword at the Tower of Joy. But, Bran in a greenseer vision realizes Dayne was instead killed by Howland Reed, as he was literally stabbed in the back.
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    Gethin Anthony in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Renly Baratheon is killed by a Melisandre created demon shadow.
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    Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Jojen Reed throat is cut by his sister, Meera in a mercy kill, Meera mercifully cuts his throat during a wight attack. Then, Leaf uses magic to destroy Jojen's body to prevent its reanimation as another wight.
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    Kerry Ingram in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Shireen Baratheon is sacrificially burned at the stake by Melisandre as an offering to the gods.
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    Harry Grasby in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Ned Umber, who died at the hands of the White Walkers during the Fall of Last Hearth, dies yet again by Beric Dondarrion's Flaming Sword as he suddenly awakens as a re-animated wight.
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    Ian Whyte and Bella Ramsey in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Lyanna Mormont kills a Giant Wight, ten times her size with her last breath at the Battle of Fire and Ice.
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    Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik and Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones (2011)

    The Night King who seems to anticipate every foes move, fatally doesn't see the last one coming, as Arya makes an unexpected move in the godswood at the Battle of Fire and Ice.
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    Iain Glen and Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Jorah Mormont dies fighting wights alongside Daenerys Targaryen, as he heroically comes to her aid. Tragically, Jorah is the last man to die at the Great Battle of Fire and Ice.
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    Carice van Houten in Game of Thrones (2011)

    After Melisandre fulfills her role in the prophecy, she exits Winterfell after the Battle of Fire and Ice and turns to dust.
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    Nathalie Emmanuel and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Cersei Lannister demands the unconditional surrender of Daenerys Targaryen and her forces or else. Missandei is beheaded by Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane, as Cersei sends a message to Daenerys.
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    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Cersei and Jaime, who both came into the world together, fittingly go out together, when the Red Keep collapses upon them. The two had recently parted ways with a reunion seemingly unlikely.
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    Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Jon Snow, born Aegon Targaryen kills his Queen, Daenerys Targaryen with a dagger to the heart, when his sworn oath to protect the realm outweighs his allegiance and love for her.

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