For five-plus seasons, we’ve journeyed the lands ranging from Braavos to Winterfell, Dorne to Meereen, and King’s Landing to the Iron Islands.
We’ve watched a dwarf urinate off a 700 foot wall and seen a man’s head crushed like a walnut by someone who appears to devour small cattle as if they were finger sandwiches. We root hard for our favorite characters to come through unscathed all the while wishing our ‘enemies’ vanquished in the most horrendous ways possible.
But, since I am writing this, here is my selection of 5 characters of Game of Thrones who need to die!
5. Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish
Not only does Petyr Baelish murder Lysa Arryn by pushing her through the Moon Door but he brokers the marriage of Sansa Stark and Ramsay Bolton that can only be likened to Ike and Tina Turner’s. On the Sleeze-O-Meter, he ranks a solid 8.5.
4. Sansa Stark
This would be a mercy killing in the truest sense. Sansa’s character arc so far is nothing more than an endless string of “DAMN GIRL!” She marries Geoffrey – a hateful demonchild of his mother’s making – only to be accused of his poisoning death. She flees, falling into an arranged marriage with Ramsay Bolton, a man who physically and emotionally attacks and torments her at his leisure. Death is the best option for Sansa at this point having gone through so much trauma, but with Brienne of Tarth safeguarding her, me thinks Lady Stark is safe…
3. Cersei Lannister
The incomparably beautiful Lena Headey possesses quite possibly the most awesome case of R.B.F. in the history of pay television. Queen Cersei Lannister dispatches all who oppose her, has Franken-Mountain to protect her, and has been written what will quite possibly shake out as the best revenge scenario ever seen on HBO. She has lost so much – including two of her children – but will undoubtedly take so much more.
2. Theon Greyjoy a.k.a Reek
Theon boiled our blood as he defected House Stark to rejoin his brethren in the Iron Islands, take possession of an unguarded Winterfell, and burn two farm boys and pass their deaths off as his younger surrogate brothers. It seemed almost too fitting he should lose his nether-regions to a hand more maniacal than his own when Ramsay Bolton played his twisted game of “Wobbly Sausage.” Reek, err excuse me, Theon needs to die to atone for his sins.
1. Ramsay Bolton
Goodness! I find it hard to believe that there exists a television character more sociopathically vile than Ramsay Bolton. He constantly seeks his father’s approval, all the while flaying and castrating countless characters, most noteably, Theon. After marrying Sansa Stark, he relentlessly tortures her physically and emotionally. Just when people think he couldn’t become more sinister, he murders his father and feeds his hours-old baby brother to his dogs. If death comes for us all, it’s should be taking a bullet train for Ramsay.
There you have it… the 5 people I think most deserve to be killed off in the Game of Thrones. Agree? Disagree? Think I should be fed to Ramsay’s hounds? Until then, Valar Morghulis!