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Warning: this article contains Game of Thrones season eight spoilers. 

With two days before the until the epic, eight-series-long saga that is Game of Thrones draws to a close, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on those who started season eight but did not make it to the end.

Throughout the final season, many of the show’s characters have perished in various gruesome ways, from having their limbs rearranged by White Walkers and being smashed on a staircase by The Mountain, to beheadings, stabbings, and everything in between.

Before the finale airs on HBO this Sunday, below you’ll find a comprehensive list of every known character to die during the brutal rollercoaster that has been Game of Thrones season eight.

Lord Ned Umber

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Death episode: “Winterfell”

How did he die? He was turned into a wight by the Night King, had his body rearranged into a spiral of severed limbs, and was then finished by Beric and his flaming sword.

Dolorous Edd

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Death episode: “The Long Night”

How did he die? Killed by a wight while protecting Samwell Tarly during the Battle of Ice and Fire.

Lyanna Mormont

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Death episode: “The Long Night”

How did she die? In the Battle of Ice and Fire after triumphantly taking down an undead giant.

Beric Dondarrion

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Death episode: “The Long Night”

How did he die? He sacrificed himself to save Arya Stark during the Battle of Ice and Fire.

Theon Greyjoy

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Death episode: “The Long Night”

How did he die? He perishes while defending Bran Stark from the Night King at the climax of the Battle of Ice and Fire.

Ser Jorah Mormont

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Death episode: “The Long Night”

How did he die? He died protecting his love and queen, Daenerys Targaryen, from white walkers during the Battle of Ice and Fire.

The Night King

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Death episode: “The Long Night”

How did he die? Stabbed with a Valyrian steel dagger by Arya Stark in a move so epic it’s now a meme.

Melisandre

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Death episode: “The Long Night”

How did she die? The red witch removed her necklace and welcomed death after the White Walkers were defeated.

Rhaegal

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Death episode: “The Last of the Starks”

How did he die? Shot in the chest with a scorpion bolt by Euron Greyjoy and the Iron Fleet.

Missandei

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Death episode: “The Last of the Starks”

How did she die? Beheaded by The Mountain during Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen’s negotiations.

Varys

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Death episode: “The Bells”

How did he die? Executed by dragon fire for betraying Daenerys.

Harry Strickland

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Death episode: “The Bells”

How did he die? Skewered in the back by Grey Worm as Daenerys’ forces storm King’s Landing.

Euron Greyjoy

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Death episode: “The Bells”

How did he die? Killed in a duel by Jaime Lannister.

Qyburn

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Death episode: “The Bells”

How did he die? Smashed down the stairs by The Mountain.

The Hound & The Mountain

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Death episode: “The Bells”

How did they die? Sandor Clegane, aka The Hound, threw himself and his brother Gregor, aka The Mountain, from the Red Keep.

Cersei & Jaime Lannister

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Death episode: “The Bells”

How did they die? Perished under rubble while attempting to flee King’s Landing.

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