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13th May 2019

Everyone who died in Game of Thrones: season 8, episode 5

The show's penultimate episode saw the inevitable sacking of the capital, and but a few lives were taken in the process, RIP to our fallen soldiers

Reuben Pinder

“I will take what is mine… with fire and blood”

Spoilers ahead.

She wasn’t lying was she? Game of Thrones’ penultimate episode saw Daenerys sack King’s Landing just as she had promised, with fire and blood.

Even after the capital surrendered, the mother of dragons showed that she is her father’s daughter, proceeding to burn most of the city to the ground, indiscriminately killing anyone and everyone to avenge Missandei’s death in the previous episode.

Many viewers were disappointed in the way the show’s creators have developed Dany’s character, but we’ll get to that later. For now, here is a list of everyone who died in episode 5 of season 8.

Lord Varys

Varys has passed away. RIP u will live on forever. Can’t believe it. I wanna run to u. Really can’t believe this. @

He ultimately paid the price for trusting his treasonous judgement, after word of his preference to see Jon Snow on the Iron Throne reached Daenerys, who wasn’t having it.

Harry Strickland

Apparently this guy was a captain of the Golden Company. Am I the only one who didn’t recognise him? Will not be missed.

Euron Greyjoy

The horny pirate stumbled across Jaime on the shore of King’s Landing, where they fought for the sake of fighting, it seemed. Euron managed to wound Jaime but ultimately lost, bleeding out on a stone. His famous last words? “I’m the man who killed Jaime Lannister.” Not quite, mate.


Cersei’s hand fell victim to the brute force of Gregor ‘the Mountain’ Clegane, who neglected his duty of protecting the queen when confronted by his brother and nemesis, Sandor ‘the Hound’ Clegane. Qyburn, bless him, simply gave the Mountain a gentle reminder that Cersei needs protecting. The Mountain didn’t take kindly to this, throwing Qyburn against a wall and killing him instantly. Unlucky mate, at least it was quick.

The Hound

Sandor Clegane has been a consistent presence throughout the entirety of Game of Thrones, it was only fitting that his journey came to an end during a fight against his older brother after one final voyage by Arya Stark’s side, as he sacrificed himself to kill the Mountain, tackling his brother through a crumbling wall before they both fell to their death.

The Mountain

See above.

Cersei Lannister & Jaime Lannister

After Jaime finally found the queen in the red keep, in a more desperate situation than ever before, the pair were crushed to death underneath the rubble as Dany and Drogon burned the city to the ground. It was a fitting death that the incestuous couple breathed their last breath in each other’s arms, but disappointing that Arya was not granted the satisfaction of ticking Cersei off her list.