Game of Thrones has no mercy when it comes to killing off your favorite characters, and season 6 has been the most brutal season yet! Whether you love them (like Hodor) or just love to hate them (like Ramsay Bolton), click on a face to find out why your favorite characters had it coming...
As Arya Stark said, "Anyone can be killed." Even Jon Snow...
It seems like he always does the right thing, but joining forces with the Wildlings against the White Walkers led to a mutiny and his own assassination. Luckily for him, it looks like the Lord of Light isn't done with him just yet...
Game of Thrones has no mercy when it comes to killing off your favorite characters, and season 6 has been the most brutal season yet! Whether you love them (like Hodor) or just love to hate them (like Ramsay Bolton), hover over a face to find out why your favorite character had it coming.
As Arya Stark said, "Anyone can be killed." Even Jon Snow...
Though he never appeared alive in the show, it all started with the death of Jon Arryn, poisoned by Lysa Arryn at Littlefinger's behest, kicking off his gradual rise to power
Sansa's direwolf was put down in the place of Arya's direwolf Nimeria who attacked King Joffrey but could not be found
Stabbed through the eye by Jaime Lannister, who ordered the death of all Nedd Stark's men as revenge for his brother Tyrion being held in custody
Unlike his sister Daenerys, he was just a little too impatient and demanding to get ahead (although he did get his golden crown).
Preferring drinking and playing over sitting on the throne, the Lord of the Seven Kingdoms suffered a deadly wound while hunting wild boar.
An honorable man, the Lord of Winterfell was beheaded on the order of King Joffrey for standing up for the truth when he rightly challenged his birthright to the throne.
His brutal past as a warrior comes back to haunt him. Turns out witches don't want to heal you after you rape and pillage their village. You never know when the sun will rise in the East...
Burned alive by Danaerys for using black magic to kill her husband Drogo and their unborn child Rhaego
The one who gave Arya the idea to keep a kill list, he died in a fight with Lannister men while protecting Arya after the execution of her father
He might have thought he was rightful heir to the throne, but the shadow born of his older brother Stannis and the Red Woman thought otherwise...
Spit in the face of Theon Greyjoy who killed him only to maintain his already crumbling authority during the taking of Winterfell.
Though critical of Theon's leadership, he was stabbed trying to stop the mutiny against Theon and was later mercy killed by Osha
Tricked Jon Snow into killing him in order to make the Wildlings believe Jon has left the Night's Watch
Daenerys' loyal handmaiden was strangled by Doreah when she interrupted a plot to steal the dragons. Don't check on the dragons.
This Qarth merchant lied to Daenerys about his great wealth and power (not to mention tried to steal her dragons).
Fooled by Xaro's claims about his great Valyrian wealth, she betrayed Daenerys and was locked in the tellingly empty treasure vault
Killed by his own men in the Mutiny at Craster's Keep by trying to please the gods and keeping the peace with his host.
Killed in the Mutiny at Craster's Keep for being untrustworthy and repeatedly insulting the Night's Watch.
The slave trader from Astapor didn't know that Daenerys could speak Valyrian or that dragons stay loyal to their mother.
Too clever for her own good, this plucky prostitute perished as Joffrey's plaything when she started spying on Littlefinger for Varys and he found out about it.
Robb's new pregnant wife was stabbed in the stomach by Lothar Frey at the Red Wedding
More interested in love than politics, Robb Stark was brutally murdered at the Red Wedding for breaking his vow to marry one of Walder Frey's daughters.
Fiercely protective of her children, she tried to bargain with Frey for Robb's life before her throat was slit. Was this punishment from the gods for not keeping her oath to legitimize Jon Snow?
Shot with arrows by Frey's men, Robb's direwolf sensed his master's impending doom but could not save him.
Why was King Joffrey poisoned at his own wedding? Too many reasons.
The mutineer Night's Watchman almost killed Jon Snow but was first brought down by one of Craster's wives, frequent victims of Tanner's rape and abuse.
Sent by Bolton to kill Bran and Rickon, Hodor (under Bran's warg control) kills him to protect the boys.
Catelyn Stark's eccentric sister Lysa Arryn fell in love with the wrong man, Littlefinger who pushed her out of the Moon Door even after she poisoned Jon Arryn for him.
After successfully avenging his sister's death in his trial by combat with the Mountain, Oberyn's death can be attributed to cockiness and his insistence on hearing a spoken confession.
The giant was impaled while trying to lift the gate at the Battle of Castle Black
Enraged by fellow giant Dongo's death, Mag finds the strength to lift the gate before being killed by Grenn
Strong but slow-witted, he died killing Mag the Mighty and successfully holding the Gate at the Battle of Castle Black
The nervous Night's Watch recruit was excited to get one successful kill in, but was then shot in the neck by Ygritte at the Battle of Castle Black
The cannibalistic Thenn was bludgeoned in the head with a hammer by Jon Snow in the Battle of Castle Black
She might have been the best Wildling with a bow and arrow, but she put her guard down for Jon Snow and got shot down by a child in the Battle at Castle Black.
Stabbed by wights at the end of his quest to bring Bran to the Three-Eyed Raven. His prophetic powers warned him of his death beforehand.
Tyrion strangled the prostitute and love of his life Shae for hooking up with his dad and basically acting like a whore.
Tywin Lannister crossed his son Tyrion too many times and was shot with a crossbow while sitting on the toilet after hooking up with Shae.
As a prisoner of war he refuses to bend the knee to Stannis but is shot with a mercy arrow by Jon Snow before he's burned alive
After repeatedly refusing to follow the orders of Lord Jon Snow, Slynt finally pushes it too far, begging for mercy before Jon decapitates him.
The former knight of Rhaegar Targaryen was killed in Mereen fighting the Sons of the Harpy because of his allegiance to Danaerys
The Measter at Castle Black and last Targaryen in Westeros is perhaps the only character on the show to die of old age
Choosing to stay and fight instead of escaping on the boat, she was caught off-guard by the child Wights and turned into one at Hardhome
His allegiance to his bride to be was questionable, but he was stabbed to death by the Sons of the Harpy, indicating he was loyal to Daenerys after all
Rejected because of her unsightly Greyscale, her parents allow her to be burned alive as a sacrifice to the Lord of Light by Melisandre.
Once a religious fanatic quite cold to her daughter, Selyse breaks down while watching Shireen die and faced with the enormity of what she's done, hangs herself
Right after sacrificing his own daughter, Stannis was executed by Oathkeeper Brienne of Tarth for also using blood magic to kill his brother Renly, to whom Brienne was pledged.
After threatening Sansa, Ramsay's equally sadistic lover was pushed off a ledge by Theon, breaking free from Ramsay's twisted power over him. Ramsay vowed to avenge her death, but he still fed her to the dogs.
Arya marked the first name off her list when she disguised herself as an underage prostitute to kill Trant, who had a hand in her father's execution
Poisoned with a kiss by Ellaria Sand, getting revenge on Cersei Lannister for the death of her lover Oberyn Martell
Captain of the Martell guard stabbed in the back by one of Ellaria's Sand Snakes in her quest to avenge Oberyn's death
Killed by Ellaria Sand, blaming his weak leadership for the deaths of Oberyn and Elia Martell
Star-crossed lovers, Doran Martell's son and Cersei Lannister's daughter were killed by Ellaria Sand, avenging the death of her lover Oberyn Martell
Theon's ruthless father was pushed off a bridge by his even more brutal brother Euron in a play to take control of the Iron Islands.
After legitimizing his bastard son Ramsay, he threatened to take it back in favor of his new son with Walda. Ramsay stabbed him in the stomach, the same way he killed Robb Stark
Even though Roose Bolton was already dead, she and her baby were fed to the dogs by Ramsay Bolton, removing all threats to his rule of House Bolton
Showing no remorse even after Jon was brought back from the dead, he was hung by Jon Snow for heading up his mutiny and murder plot
Hung by Jon Snow for participating in his mutiny and murder
Hung by the resurrected Jon Snow for murdering him
After rescuing the orphan and forgiving him for killing Ygritte, the resurrected Jon Snow hung Olly for participating in the mutiny and luring him to his murder.
Killed by the Umbers when they captured his master Rickon Stark and handed him over to Ramsay Bolton
After being captured with Rickon, she tried to murder Ramsay during a seduction plot but was caught in a lie and stabbed before she got the chance
His life mission was fulfilled when he successful managed to "Hold the door" and allow Bran to escape from the White Walkers.
After marking Bran in a vision, the Night King goes to the cave to find the already escaped Bran and kills the three-eyed raven
Bran's direwolf gave his life protecting his master from the attack of the White Walkers in the cave
Sacrifices herself giving Bran, Meera and Hodor time to escape from the White Walkers in the cave
Chose to die resisting the Lannisters at Riverrun instead of easily escaping with Brienne to fight with the Starks at Winterfell
After Arya refuses to kill the actress (who bears a striking resemblance to her mother) and become a girl with no name, the Waif finishes the job
The Waif ended up in the Hall of Faces herself after her fight to the death against Arya who had lots of practice fighting in the dark while she was blind.
Captured as the only known surviving Stark male heir, he was easily shot down by Ramsay's arrow when he ran straight across the field.
The giant took one too many arrows breaking down the door of Winterfell, allowing the Starks to enter and defeat the Boltons.
Despite his disdain for the Boltons, he betrayed the Starks to fight with Ramsay due to his hatred for the Wildlings and was killed by Tormund in combat
After being beaten by Jon Stark, Ramsay was fed to his "loyal" dogs by his former wife Sansa, payback for torturing her and his other victims
Though more loyal to the Lannisters than to the crown, the shifty old man was killed by Varys' little birds and Qyburn just before the bombing of the Sept. Out with the old, in with the new
A fervent member of the Faith Militant, Cersei's reformed lover was also lured away by the little birds and tried to stop the Wildfire explosion but was the first incinerated instead
Still pissed about her walk of atonement, Cersei killed the High Septon in an explosion of Wildfire to avoid standing trial for any of her misdeeds ever again
After being imprisoned by the High Sparrow for months, he died in the Wildfire explosion just after finally giving up and agreeing to join the Faith Militant
Long disliked by Cersei along with the rest of the Martells, King Tommen's wife knew that something bad was brewing, but guards blocked her escape from the Wildfire explosion at the Sept
Long suspected of being too docile to rule, Maggy's prophecy was fulfilled when Cersei's last living child jumped from a window, overwhelmed by the explosion of the Sept.
Another name marked off her "death list," wearing a face Arya served him his sons in pie form and then slit his throat, the same way he killed her mother at the Red Wedding