The exact figure fluctuates depending on the source, but the number of deaths through five seasons of Game of Thrones is somewhere between a lot and A LOT. In the hundreds, at least. Probably in the thousands if you include faceless, nameless White Walkers and tasty chickens. Not every character has received a fitting farewell, or even a proper introduction, but you can say hello and goodbye to them in this “first and final shots” supercut.
Vimeo user Fernando Andrés writes:
Game of Thrones is my favorite series currently on the air. Its sprawling, merciless universe is peppered with characters upon characters, many of whom we have said goodbye to by this point in the show. I began to notice how while some characters did not last very long, there were others that when met with their demise had shown a great deal of physical and emotional change. And so, I took the very first shots in which we see these characters introduced to the show (their first close-up shots, that is) and juxtaposed it with their very last close-up shot — many of which show them meeting a very brutal end. The result is a strangely hypnotic way of understanding how Game of Thrones looks at how no matter our nobility or our wealth, we all die the same.
Woah. That’s deep. Me, I would’ve just said, “Let’s watch Joffrey and Locke die again and again.” It gets the same point across.