WARNING: This article contains lots of Game of Thrones spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the show before we recommend you don’t read any further.
Winter is finally here.
Game of Throne’s eighth and final season hits our screens next month and fans cannot wait to find out the fates of the few characters who have managed to survive up until this point.
In a fantasy world populated by dragons and White Walkers, it comes as no surprise that there is a lot of death in the hit HBO show.
Unless you are Jon Snow, no character can escape it.
From Ned Stark’s King’s Landing beheading to Arya silencing Littlefinger’s once and for all at Winterfell, here is a hot spot map of The Seven Kingdoms showing everywhere a notable Game of Thrones character has died.
Our statistics also show that season six was the bloodiest chapter in the show’s history with fifty-nine characters being killed off.
Notable demises include Winterfell’s gentle giant, Hodor, and the sadistic Ramsay Bolton.
In comparison, the following season only featured twelve character deaths, including fan favourite Lady Olenna who met her match against the Lannister clan.
Despite its beauty and grandeur, King’s Landing has hosted the majority of deaths in Game of Thrones, mainly at the hand of Cersei Lannister.
Ironically, two of the coldest and aesthetically unwelcoming locations in Westeros – Pyke and The Wall – have only seen one main character death each (though Castle Black has been the site of approximately 18).
However, we expect with the White Walker assault on Westeros that these figures will surely change.
The final season of Game of Thrones returns to Sky Atlantic on the April 15.