Game Of Throne Deaths That Broke Our Heart – Hodor
HBO’s Game of Thrones has changed a lot. The HBO show Game of Thrones completely changed the fantasy genre by giving well-known characters and plots a Shakespearean tone. But as it went on, the show showed that it wasn’t the only one that could make complex stories with memorable characters. It was also the best at breaking your heart in ways you didn’t expect.
Even when it came to its most beloved characters, “Game of Thrones” never held back. During its eight-season run, fans of the HBO fantasy show had to say goodbye to many iconic characters with tears in their eyes. Even though “valar morghulis” (which means “all men must die”) was one of the most famous lines from the series and meant that viewers shouldn’t get too attached to the characters, some deaths were more painful than others. Even if we knew that some of the characters would probably die horrible deaths at some point, we wouldn’t have kept watching the violent show season after season if we didn’t care about the characters.
Some “Game of Thrones” deaths hit us hard because we cared about the characters, while others only seemed cruel because they happened in the context of the show. Even though we didn’t need these characters to be around forever, did they really have to leave on such a sad note? From vengeful beheadings to shocking betrayals, these “Game of Thrones” deaths hurt us the most.
Maester Luwin was one of the few people who cared as much about House Stark and its children as the sweet old man. During the first two seasons of the show, he guides young Bran and Rickon and teaches them about real history and life. Even though Theon Greyjoy betrayed him and turned evil, he is still one of the few characters who can talk to him.
But at the end of the second season, the selfless Maester Luwin dies a horrible death. Maester Luwin tries to help Theon after his own troops betray him, but he gets badly hurt in the process. Rickon, Hodor, Osha, and a returning Bran find him just as he is about to die. They give each other comfort by speaking from the heart. In his last words, Maester Luwin says again how much he loves the Starks: “I introduced you both to the universe. Since then, I’ve pretty much seen all of your faces every day. And I think that’s pretty lucky.”
If we’re being honest, we knew from the beginning that the relationship between the wildling Ygritte and the Stark jerk Jon Snow probably wouldn’t last. After all, Jon’s promise to the Night’s Watch put him against the Free Folk’s promise. They knew the odds were against them, but as they slowly fell in love, we couldn’t help but cheer for them. Things finally seemed to be getting better when Jon was accepted as one of the wildlings. This brought the two of them closer together. But their plan didn’t work out in the end because Ygritte found out that Jon still had the Night’s Watch on his side.
Jon and Ygritte still love each other, but in the last episode of Season 3, Jon leaves the wildlings and goes back to the Wall. So, when the wildlings finally get to Castle Black in Season 4’s “The Watchers on the Wall,” viewers know a fight is going to happen between them. We weren’t really ready, though, when Ygritte got shot instead of Jon during the battle and said she wished they’d stayed in the cave where they had their passionate meeting. She died in the arms of Jon. We all hoped they would stay in that cave.
Tyrion Lannister was never lucky with girls. When Tyrion was a teenager, he was led to believe that a woman loved him, only to find out that she was a hired prostitute. This was a very scary experience for him. Even so, Tyrion eventually let himself be open to the idea of love again, years after this happened. Shae was one of the most talked-about characters on the show when she was there, mostly because she was different from how she was in the books.
Shae really loved Tyrion, which was different from what happened in the book A Song of Ice and Fire. When he made her leave King’s Landing, it seemed like he had betrayed her, which broke her heart a lot. It’s bad enough that Shae betrays him by testifying falsely against him in his murder case when she comes back. It’s even sadder when you think about the fight that happens when Tyrion finds her sleeping in his father’s bed. They start fighting and fighting until he is forced to strangle her to death.
It’s not always necessary to know a character very well for their death to have a big effect on you. Myrcella Baratheon, the youngest of Cersei and Jaime Lannister’s three children, may have been the least grown up. Even though we knew a lot about their two sons, Joffrey and Tommen, Myrcella remained a charming mystery. She was a princess who was supposed to marry the prince of Dorne, but nothing was known about her. She was always kind, friendly, and upbeat.
That made it even worse that the Sand Snakes and Ellaria Sand killed her in a cruel way. Myrcella and her father, Jaime, were going back to King’s Landing when she suddenly died in her father’s arms. They had just talked openly about Myrcella’s family history when she started bleeding heavily for no obvious reason.
Ser Jorah Mormont
When he first showed up in the series, Ser Jorah Mormont was loyal to Daenerys Targaryen, who he thought was the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. As Daenerys’ best friend, most reliable advisor, and closest confidant, Jorah would show Daenerys over and over again the true nature of his loyalty and love, even though his motivations were unclear at first (because of a deal he made with King Robert).
Ser Jorah Mormont defied death many times to stay by her side. He finally gave his life to save his queen, which was the only way someone like him could die. During the Battle of Winterfell, Jorah died because he fought the Army of the Dead harder than he ever had before. He took all of the cruel blows that were meant for Daenerys and died in her arms when the battle was over.
In the whole cast of Game of Thrones, there aren’t that many characters who are good and pure. Shireen Baratheon is in that small group. Shireen Baratheon, daughter of the cold and cruel Stannis Baratheon, got greyscale at a very young age and was doomed to live a lonely life. She became good friends with Ser Davos Seaworth, and she even taught the old Onion Knight how to read.
Then, just when it looked like the future princess would avoid her father’s crazy claims, Melisandre sent a message that the Lord of Light wanted royal blood to be sacrificed. Shireen was burned at the stake in a cruel way, which made her mother kill herself and led to the end of Stannis.
Power corrupts, and it corrupts even more when it’s not checked. These facts are well-known and are often brought up in real and Westerosi history debates. At the start of the series, Daenerys Targaryen was a young girl with big eyes and a hope to return home one day. At the end of the series, Daenerys Targaryen was a “Mad Queen” who had lost touch with reality and couldn’t even begin to understand what she had done wrong. During the last season, her sudden rise to power and slide into madness gave many viewers a bad impression of her.
The most heartbreaking part, though, was how the show decided to end her story. Even though she had almost no one on her side except for her last dragon, Daenerys still hoped that Jon Snow could love her the way she loved him. This seemed to be the case when the lovers-relatives told each other how they felt, but Jon surprised her by stabbing her in the heart with a dagger, ending the Song of Ice and Fire.
Most of the important “Game of Thrones” characters over several seasons were either warriors, nobles, or a mix of the two. But Hodor, the kind giant who helped Bran Stark get around when he couldn’t walk, wasn’t like that. Even though Hodor was an adult, he was often shown as having a childlike mind and spirit. People knew that all the amazing things that happened in Westeros could easily charm or scare him. Because he was a Warg, Bran could sometimes take control of Hodor and use his body to protect his friends, even though Hodor was scared. In “The Door,” the last episode of the sixth season, he died. It was a very sad ending.
Hodor, Bran, and their friends are stuck north of the Wall with no way out. Our heroes get out of the Three-eyed Raven’s den by using a tunnel and closing a door behind them as an army of wights chases them. Unfortunately, Hodor is the one who has to hold the door open to keep Bran safe. The fact that Bran still has flashbacks, including one of a young Hodor when he was still called Wylis, makes the moment sad and tense.
The young Wylis falls to the ground and keeps saying, “Hold the door,” over and over again, until the words all run together and he can only say “hold the door” from then on. As Bran watches and understands this in his vision, he is horrified. When Hodor’s backstory was being told in the past while his body was being torn apart in the present, it was a scene that made me gasp. It’s a huge tragedy, though, because we found out that the one-word guy we’d loved for so many seasons had been shaped by his own tragedy since he was a child.
When talking about important deaths in “Game of Thrones,” the Red Wedding is always brought up, and for good reason. Robb Stark’s father was killed by the Lannister family. In the second and third seasons of “Game of Thrones,” Robb gathers his army to get revenge. During that time, Robb and Walder Frey’s daughter agree to get married in exchange for Robb’s safe passage through the Frey family’s land. But after Robb agreed to Frey’s demands, he fell in love with Talisa and married her in secret. Because of this, the Frey troops leave Robb’s army, which makes Robb’s mom, Catelyn, very angry.
Robb suggests that his uncle marry Frey’s daughter instead, thinking that the Freys would still be happy with the marriage. The old Frey agrees, but when the banquet hall doors are locked after the ceremony, Catelyn knows it’s a trap. But by then, it’s too late. Talisa, Robb, Catelyn, and the rest of the Stark army have all been killed.
To add insult to injury, Frey’s warriors kill Robb’s direwolf, Grey Wind, outside the feast hall while Robb’s younger sister hides and watches helplessly. One of the most heartbreaking parts of the show is when Robb has to watch his wife and unborn child die. Then Catelyn has to watch her son get killed, and Arya has to watch Grey Wind get shot.
Fans of George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series knew what to expect from “Game of Thrones,” but people who had never seen the show were in for a rude awakening when “Baelor,” the second-to-last episode of the first season, showed Ned Stark’s head being cut off. Up until that point, Ned had been the moral centre of the series. He always tried to do the right thing, even when it was hard, and he tried to hold everyone around him to a high standard.
Ned’s bad luck is that “Game of Thrones” is not the kind of show where being honest usually pays off. In the end, the hero is tricked into admitting to treason, even though he is innocent. This gives the cruel young king Joffrey Baratheon an excuse to break his promise and kill Ned instead of sparing his life.
Even people who had read the books and knew Ned would die found the scene sad, especially since both of his children were there to see him in his last moments. Anyone who thought this was the kind of show where the good guys always win and the bad guys usually lose got a gut punch that was worse than the death itself. After Ned was killed and Joffrey was still in charge, it was enough to put an end to that foolish hope.