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The Game of Thrones Graveyard [Slate] [Spoilers] If you watch Game of Thrones, chances are you’ve watched the show kill off a character who mattered to you: a lord, a sellsword, a queen, a knight; someone you loved, or someone you loved to hate. It’s so hard to say goodbye, even when the deceased are fictional. That’s why we’re opening the Game of Thrones Graveyard, where the show’s most well-known characters rest for eternity. Buried in this sacred ground are brave souls who George R.R. Martin took from us too soon, likely by beheading them, filling them with crossbow bolts, slitting their throats, or all of the above. Others lasted far too long and died far too easily considering their depravity. But good or evil, they all touched our lives in some way. Leave a flower for a fallen character.
posted by Fizz (61 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oberyn didn't die, he just retired to an island, where he spends his life with beautiful women and men.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:05 AM on June 28, 2016 [15 favorites]


That's a hell of a title.
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:07 AM on June 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


This Washington Post one is nicely done as well, though only up to date to Season 5.

Also, Beautiful Death has really excellent episode-inspired posters.
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:09 AM on June 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


That's too many flowers for Ramsay Bolton, but I appreciate that Shireen has more flowers than her dad.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 7:10 AM on June 28, 2016 [10 favorites]


What is Rickon Stark's favorite band?

One Direction.
posted by T.D. Strange at 7:10 AM on June 28, 2016 [45 favorites]


I'm glad to see that Wun Wun has received much love. #giantthoughtsandgiantprayers #lastofhiskind #wunwunwonone
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:11 AM on June 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


What is Rickon Stark's favorite band?

One Direction.

It's been said in the fanfare threads already, but GODDAMNIT RICKON, SERPENTINE!
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:12 AM on June 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


It took me too many tries translating from Arabic-looking languages to figure out that the title is supposed to be a rose.
posted by sparklemotion at 7:33 AM on June 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


Waaaay too many flowers for Ramsay Bolton.
posted by dis_integration at 7:33 AM on June 28, 2016 [7 favorites]


Congratulations to the 4,000+ people who've left a virtual flower for Janos Slynt. I don't claim to understand it, but I suppose someone has to mourn corrupt middle managers who aren't remotely likeable.
posted by Copronymus at 7:36 AM on June 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


Considering that it's difficult to scroll on a phone without triggering flower dispersal and no way to cancel flowers, there may be a lot of floral regret going on.

Also, while, obviously, you shouldn't click for fear of spoilers, if they'd put the older entries at the top, the risk-inclined could have played "death spoiler chicken" with themselves, making it a game, too....
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:39 AM on June 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Who the f*ck is leaving those shitstain Freys any flowers? And Ramsay? WTF?
posted by zakur at 7:43 AM on June 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


RIP Ramsay. He was so misunderstood.
posted by T.D. Strange at 7:46 AM on June 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Who the f*ck is leaving those shitstain Freys any flowers? And Ramsay? WTF?

I had the same reaction for Olley. Why? Fuck Olley.
posted by Fizz at 7:48 AM on June 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Congratulations to the 4,000+ people who've left a virtual flower for Janos Slynt. I don't claim to understand it, but I suppose someone has to mourn corrupt middle managers who aren't remotely likeable.
posted by Copronymus at 10:36 AM on June 28 [2 favorites +] [!]


You literally own a House Frey t-shirt.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:57 AM on June 28, 2016 [14 favorites]


Who the f*ck is leaving those shitstain Freys any flowers?

I am going to miss Walder Frey.

In professional wrestling, there's a category of wrestler known as the "heel". A lot of people take "heel" to mean "villain" or "bad guy", but its more accurate definition is "the guy that people will pay money to see even a chance that he will get his comeuppance". There's an art to being a heel, and there are plenty of guys who are excellent villains who still don't have it in them to be heels.

Tywin Lannister might have been a villain, but he was no heel. Charles Dance kept my eyes glued on the screen because he was intensely charismatic and witty, but David Bradley brought me back week after week with the teasing possibility that maybe this week Walder will get what's coming to him.

There's guys you hate, and there's guys you love to hate.

I have (mostly jokingly) threatened to name my potential future offspring "Walder". My girlfriend has made it abundantly clear that attempting this would not end in my favor.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 7:59 AM on June 28, 2016 [11 favorites]


The amount of cognitive dissonance I have with Iwan Rheon playing both Ramsay Bolton and Ash Weston on Vicious... It even took me a couple of years to realize that they were the same actor.

He's apparently quite talented. I'm sort of glad he's free from the GoT contract. I want to see him do more new and wonderful things.
posted by hippybear at 7:59 AM on June 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


I had the same reaction for Olley. Why? Fuck Olley.

I know that it feels good to hate on Olly, but I can't help feeling that Olly is Arya might have become if she had fallen in with a group of racists who just also happened to hate the race that killed her family.

It's tragic that Thorne was a more effective father figure for him than Jon Snow, but I always felt bad for that poor kid.
posted by sparklemotion at 8:04 AM on June 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


LOLed at the hands poking out of Jon's and the Hound's graves; wondering if we'll ever get one of those for Catelyn.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:07 AM on June 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


I'm pretty sure they confirmed that Stoneheart was cut from the show entirely. Saw some speculation that the Stoneheart plotline (whatever that is) could be taken over by Melisandre after Jon sent her away in the most Stark-ian way possible. What, you're the only person at the Wall who can use magic with the White Walkers bearing down? Begone woman, for my morals are too pure for forgiveness!

Sorry, Jon is the worst strategic thinker on the show since Ned died. Unless Sansa is going to be the real power behind the reborn King in the North, I expect Jon won't have a long second life.
posted by T.D. Strange at 8:12 AM on June 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


The casting of Game of Thrones has been so fantastic, so many brilliant performances. Some great talents have been revealed out of nowhere. And it's a revolving door. They come in, give their performance, their character dies, and they bring in the next. I look forward to the future careers of the graduate class of Game of Thrones who've had their roles killed. Which they will have because 'I was killed on Game of Thrones' is a great thing to have on a resume.
posted by adept256 at 8:13 AM on June 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


They come in, give their performance, their character dies, and they bring in the next.

Jason Concepcion said it best about Septon Ray: Shouts to my dude Ian McShane, the best middle reliever in Westeros. He came in, threw 98 on the gun over three scenes, then died. The realm will never see his like again.
posted by saturday_morning at 8:17 AM on June 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


This is probably my fav meme [spoilers] to come out of this week's finale.
posted by Fizz at 8:19 AM on June 28, 2016 [13 favorites]


If there's ever a spot on that page for Lyanna Mormont I'm going to burn that website to the ground.
posted by komara at 8:22 AM on June 28, 2016 [15 favorites]


Considering that it's difficult to scroll on a phone without triggering flower dispersal and no way to cancel flowers, there may be a lot of floral regret going on.

I am suffering some myself. I did flowers for each of the wolves and an accidental flower for Selyse Baratheon who I detested. Ah well...
posted by WalkerWestridge at 8:35 AM on June 28, 2016


I fear no spoilers. I followed Season 6 exclusively by episode recaps and illicit Youtube highlights.
posted by thelonius at 8:44 AM on June 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


The amount of cognitive dissonance I have with Iwan Rheon playing both Ramsay Bolton and Ash Weston on Vicious....

Don't forget when he played the teen with superpowers who really wanted to be Ian Curtis!
posted by FatherDagon at 8:45 AM on June 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Cersei's dress at the end of S06E10 was so obviously inspired by the Cenobites from Hellraiser I laughed out loud. [spoiler]
posted by hippybear at 8:46 AM on June 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


LOLed at the hands poking out of Jon's and the Hound's graves; wondering if we'll ever get one of those for Catelyn.

I think reckon they should have one already up for Benjen, who is missing altogether.
posted by kisch mokusch at 8:46 AM on June 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Waaaay too many flowers for Ramsay Bolton.

I guess the Draco in Leather Pants trope is still alive and well. At least I hope it is, given how creepy the alternative is.

Myself, I just keep wanting to leave flowers at the gravesite for the plot.
posted by happyroach at 8:56 AM on June 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


He's apparently quite talented. I'm sort of glad he's free from the GoT contract. I want to see him do more new and wonderful things.

Y'all saw this, right?
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:10 AM on June 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Uh, it lists The Hound as dying in ep 40, but wasn't he just mistaken for dead?
posted by RustyBrooks at 9:14 AM on June 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


The one thing that drives me nuts about the North is that the overriding theme of the Night's Watch story is that the idea that the wall was to keep the wildlings out is false. The wall was to keep the White Walkers out, but they've been dormant (or just confined to the far north) long enough that the South was able to forget they ever actually existed, and so the opprobrium turned to those who, as I think Ygritte said, were unlucky enough to be north of the Wall when it was magically erected.

Jon and Davos and Melisandre should all be emphatically screaming at everybody who does the "SIDE WITH WILDLINGS?!?!" thing that they don't understand what's really going on and that the real battle isn't North v South but the living v the dead. Instead they almost always just sort of reiterate that it's okay to side with the wildlings or turn it into a referendum on Jon's trustworthiness or whatever. It's maddening.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:15 AM on June 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Uh, it lists The Hound as dying in ep 40, but wasn't he just mistaken for dead?

Al Swearengen really chilled out after he moved to Westeros.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:15 AM on June 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Cersei's dress at the end of S06E10 was so obviously inspired by the Cenobites from Hellraiser I laughed out loud.

The shots of her being dressed in the montage honestly made me think she was going to show up in an all-black version of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper uniforms.
posted by Bromius at 9:17 AM on June 28, 2016 [3 favorites]




Cersei's garb was a direct reflection of Tywin's Hand of the King outfit
posted by T.D. Strange at 9:32 AM on June 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


This site desperately needs a dance option to balance out the flowers.
posted by Spatch at 9:38 AM on June 28, 2016 [8 favorites]


The amount of cognitive dissonance I have with Iwan Rheon playing both Ramsay Bolton and Ash Weston on Vicious... It even took me a couple of years to realize that they were the same actor.

He's apparently quite talented. I'm sort of glad he's free from the GoT contract. I want to see him do more new and wonderful things.


Have you seen him as Barry Simon on Misfits? That was a terrific role on a terrific show. He also plays a guy who has to overcome his natural creepiness to become a hero, which might be extra fun to watch if you saw him on GoT first.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:39 AM on June 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


One of the first lines spoken to Iwan Rheon's character on Misfits is "Don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a panty sniffer."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:42 AM on June 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


T.D. Strange: "Game of Thrones Showrunners Confirm There Are Only 15 Episodes Left, Max"

I'm wondering how much padding they're going to have to do to make that many. It seems like all the plot-lines are moving pretty quickly toward converging with each other.
posted by octothorpe at 9:45 AM on June 28, 2016


There's room for some more dialog at least, some of these scenes this year have felt like little more than highlight reels. Give me a scene with Varys and Olena scheming in Dorn, or a full scene with Bran and the Mad King instead of a rapid fire data dump. They could give us more content without watering down the plot.
posted by T.D. Strange at 10:03 AM on June 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Or 17 scenes of Lady Mormont inspecting the troops of the North. Tell me you wouldn't watch that.
posted by T.D. Strange at 10:05 AM on June 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


Jon and Davos and Melisandre should all be emphatically screaming at everybody who does the "SIDE WITH WILDLINGS?!?!" thing that they don't understand what's really going on and that the real battle isn't North v South but the living v the dead.

I am pretty sure that they have done this in every conversation about uniting for multiple seasons.

The problem is that no one believes them because the Walkers are considered to be fairy stories.

It would be like trying to convince the EU to help strengthen and stay united with Greece against the threat of minotaur hordes emerging from Mount Olympus.
posted by sparklemotion at 10:12 AM on June 28, 2016 [10 favorites]


The shots of her being dressed in the montage honestly made me think she was going to show up in an all-black version of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper uniforms.

Well, on second thought, let's not go to Westeros -- it is a silly place. Right.
posted by thelonius at 10:38 AM on June 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


It would be like trying to convince the EU to help strengthen and stay united with Greece against the threat of minotaur hordes emerging from Mount Olympus.

I'd watch that movie.
posted by unreason at 10:39 AM on June 28, 2016 [7 favorites]


G R E X I T U S
posted by saturday_morning at 10:48 AM on June 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


I doubt the Blackfish is anything like dead. All we've got is him running offscreen with a sword out, and then later Tully soldiers telling Jaime Lannister that the Blackfish has totes been killed, absolutely killed, 100% chopped to bits, no, no need for you to go look at the body he's dead we deaded him trust us.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 11:39 AM on June 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


No grave for Theon's, ahem, "bits?"
posted by yeolcoatl at 12:57 PM on June 28, 2016


"It would be like trying to convince the EU to help strengthen and stay united with Greece against the threat of minotaur hordes emerging from Mount Olympus."

That was just the IMF delegation. It's a common mistake.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:50 PM on June 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


Congratulations to the 4,000+ people who've left a virtual flower for Janos Slynt. I don't claim to understand it, but I suppose someone has to mourn corrupt middle managers who aren't remotely likeable.

The Gold Cloaks deserve more representation on this show, as they are the only soldiers practical enough to wear protective and maneuverable chainmail and to fight with ranged spears, and yet are still seemingly useless except as brutes and pawns.
posted by Apocryphon at 4:12 PM on June 28, 2016


This site desperately needs a dance option to balance out the flowers.

Or a piss option.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:36 PM on June 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm pleased that Margaery is getting lots of roses.

Honestly, I think that's the death that pisses me off the most. She was awesome.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:14 PM on June 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


There are roses on Craster's grave. People are weird.
posted by gingerest at 6:27 PM on June 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


All the plot lines are resolved or converging?

Are you crazy? But we have no resolution on Briormund!
posted by Sara C. at 6:31 PM on June 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think Briormund is just a beautiful dream. I like that it isn't being played as "here's the only man who could truly love her".
posted by Night_owl at 8:34 PM on June 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sara C.: "All the plot lines are resolved or converging?

Are you crazy? But we have no resolution on Briormund!
"

I sat here trying to remember what city Briormund was until I googled it to find out it's one of those shipping things that I never get.
posted by octothorpe at 5:06 AM on June 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


The amount of cognitive dissonance I have with Iwan Rheon playing both Ramsay Bolton and Ash Weston on Vicious... It even took me a couple of years to realize that they were the same actor.

He's apparently quite talented. I'm sort of glad he's free from the GoT contract. I want to see him do more new and wonderful things.


Best Iwan Rheon is Iwan Rheon playing Ben Whishaw on Grandma's House.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:47 PM on June 29, 2016 [1 favorite]




I'm pleased that Margaery is getting lots of roses.

Honestly, I think that's the death that pisses me off the most. She was awesome.


Same here. Margaery's death upset me more than any other this season. Natalie Dormer was fantastic.

Margaery Tyrell is Westeros’ biggest badass—and the show can’t handle her

Margaery Tyrell Was One of Game of Thrones’ Greatest Characters

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posted by homunculus at 7:05 PM on July 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


There's room for some more dialog at least, some of these scenes this year have felt like little more than highlight reels. Give me a scene with Varys and Olena scheming in Dorn, or a full scene with Bran and the Mad King instead of a rapid fire data dump. They could give us more content without watering down the plot.

I want to leave a flower for the dialogue which was murdered in the writer's room. Like the conversation where Jon must have told Sansa and Brienne that holy shit the White Walkers are fucking real! And they can only be killed by dragonglass and Valyrian steel! Speaking of Valyrian steel, whatever happened to the Stark family sword? ...
posted by homunculus at 10:08 PM on July 1, 2016


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