‘Game of Thrones’ Death Watch: 19 Characters We Lost in Season 8 (PHOTOS)

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Ned Umber (Harry Grasby)

Sadly, little Ned Umber fell victim to the Night King and his White Walkers before the Battle of Winterfell at his home. He was found nailed to the wall and transformed into a wight.

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Edd Tollett (Ben Crompton)

The Night’s Watch man didn’t make it through “The Long Night” as Edd attempted to save Samwell (John Bradley). Instead he was stabbed on the battlefield in the process of helping his friend.

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Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey)

The young head of Mormont house went to battle during “The Long Night” and was overcome by an undead giant. But this girl didn’t go down without a fight — as she was crushed by the giant she managed to stab him in the eye with dragonglass, which killed him too.

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Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer)

During an attempt to escape wights, Beric used himself as a human shield for the Hound (Rory McCann) to remove Arya (Maisie Williams) from danger. The move caused him to be stabbed repeatedly and he died his final death.

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Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen)

The honorary Stark fought up until his final moments as he protected Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) from the Night King and his army. Ultimately he came face to face with the threat. Theon charged at the Night King, knowing that he wouldn’t survive, and was impaled by his own weapon.

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The Night King (Vladimir Furdik)

In one of the best death scenes from the season, The Night King is taken down by Arya who stabs him with her Valyrian steel dagger. The move also effectively takes out his entire army of dead in the process as they shattered into millions of icy shards.

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Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)

From the beginning, Jorah was Daenerys’ trusted friend, and up until his final moments in “The Long Night,” he was fighting to save her. Sadly the protector was overcome by his injuries after battling to keep the dead away from her.

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Melisandre (Carice van Houten)

The Red Woman made her single appearance during the Battle of Winterfell with the purpose of serving the Lord of Light by sending Arya to fulfill her fate as the Night King’s killer. After the battle was won, she walked out into the plains and removed her magical necklace, only to wither away into nothing.

GOT S8 deaths rhaegal


As Daenerys approached Dragonstone to figure out her strategy to defeat Cersei (Lena Headey) following the Battle of Winterfell, Euron (Pilou Asbaek) shot Rhaegal from the sky with one of the new and improved scorpions. The death was a second “child” lost to the Mother of Dragons as it left her with just Drogon.

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Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel)

In “The Last of the Starks,” Missandei is captured by Cersei’s cohorts and offered freedom in exchange for Daenerys’ surrender. But unwilling to budge in the fight, Missandei falls victim to decapitation by the Mountain.

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Varys (Conleth Hill)

His little birds couldn’t save him from his actions as Daenerys caught him spreading word about Jon Snow’s claim to the Iron Throne. Ultimately, Varys met his end through dragon fire after the Khaleesi uttered her famous word “dracarys.”

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Harry Strickland (Marc Rissmann)

The captain of the golden company was no match for Daenerys’ dragon power as Drogon torched him and the entire company from behind.

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Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)

The power-hungry Greyjoy may have dodged Daenerys’ dragon attack on his fleet of ships but was fatally injured after a brawl with Jaime. While he remained alive the badly-bleeding stab wound to his abdomen suggested he wouldn’t be for long.

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Qyburn (Anton Lesser)

Cersei’s hand wasn’t very effectual as they, along with the Mountain attempted to escape the Red Keep. Instead, the Mountain turned on his creator with a swift throw knocking the back of his head out in brutal fashion.

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Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson)

The once indestructable reanimated man was no match for flames when his brother Sandor tackled him, dragging him down into the flaming wreckage of King’s Landing.

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Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann)

The softer of the Clegane brothers finally got his revenge against Gregor in their final moments. Badly injured, The Hound tackled his attacker and jumped into the flames which were once his greatest fear after his brother burned him as a child.

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Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)

After a brutal fight with Euron, the badly injured Jaime makes his way to Cersei only to find their escape from beneath the Red Keep blocked. Certain to meet his end by injury, Jaime seemingly died due to falling debris while he embraced his twin.

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Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)

Unlike what most fans thought would happen, Cersei wasn’t killed by someone but rather something. While she and brother Jaime attempted to escape the collapsing city only to find their path blocked she embraced him as they were seemingly crushed by falling debris.

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Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)

The Mother of Dragons was no match for Jon Snow’s dagger as he kissed and killed the Queen. After most of Season 8, fans could see this coming from a mile away, but her beloved Drogon’s melting of the Iron Throne took the sting out of her death just a bit.

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[Warning: The gallery contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 8 of Game of Thrones]

In Game of Thrones‘ final season, death was an inevitability, but the showrunners really outdid themselves.

After reaching the end, we’re taking a look at the characters we’ve lost in the final season. Everyone from key characters to the non-human species are included in this roundup of deaths. Whether you were cheering when these faces met their demise or were in tears, the casualties matter.

Click through the gallery to remember these Westerosi characters forever etched in pop culture.