“Game of Thrones” fans had a big shock on the latest episode of the final season. But before you proceed… SPOILER ALERT!!!
In a totally unexpected turn of events, just when the war between the living and the dead had escalated to the point of no return, something happens. Arya kills the Night King. The surprises and intrigues in the episode are very stimulating, and fans can’t get enough.
Game of Thrones is renowned as a reckless show that kills off characters without mercy. Every noble family in Westeros, where the TV series is set, has lost important family members since the first season. Some houses have even been totally wiped out.
Now, for a little bit, let us take a trip down memory lane. Take a look at the major houses and those who have not survived the game so far.
They are regarded as the wealthiest house in Westeros. The dead ones are:
Tywin Lannister: His son, Tyrion Lannister, shot him with a crossbow while he was using the toilet in season four, episode 10.
Kevan Lannister: He was burned alive in Cersei’s wildfire explosion at the Sept of Baelor in season six episode 10.
Lancel Lannister: He was stabbed by one of the Qyburn birds and then blown up by the wildfires in the tunnels beneath the Sept of Baelor. This happened in season six episode ten.
Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion Lannister are still alive.
Game of Thrones Season one, episode one begins in Winterfell. The ancient House Stark at the time had presided over it for hundreds and thousands of years.
Benjen Stark: He sacrificed himself to an army of Wights so that Jon Snow could escape in season seven, episode six.
Ned Stark: He was beheaded by Sir Illyn Payne at King’s Landing right in front of his daughter, Sansa. The killing was carried out on Joffrey’s orders. This happened in season one, episode nine.
Catelyn Stark: Black Walder slit her throat at the Red Wedding in Season three, episode nine.
Robb Stark: A Frey shot him with an arrow, and then Roose Bolton stabbed him in the heart in season three, episode nine.
Talisa Stark: Stabbed in the stomach by Lothar Frey at the Red Wedding in season three, episode nine.
Rickon Stark: He was shot in the back with an arrow by Ramsay Bolton. This happened in season six, episode nine.
Sansa, Brandon and Arya Stark are still alive.
This house’s rule was cemented after Robert’s Rebellion destroyed the Targaryen dynasty in Westeros.
Stannis Baratheon: He was executed by Brienne of Tarth for murdering his younger brother, Renly. This was after Stannis’ failed attack on Ramsay Bolton’s army in Winterfell.
Selyse Baratheon: She hanged herself after watching her daughter burn alive in season five, episode 10.
Shirleen Baratheon: This is the daughter of Selyse and Stannis. She was burned alive by Melisandre as a sacrifice to the Lord of Light on Stannis’ order in season five, episode nine.
Robert Baratheon: He was wounded by a wild boar on a hunting trip after drinking wine given to him by Lancel Lannister. This was in season one, episode seven.
Renly Baratheon: The creepy ghost baby of Melisandre and Stannis killed him in his tent in season two, episode five.
Tommen Baratheon: He committed suicide by jumping from a window in the Red Keep in season six, episode 10.
Joffrey Baratheon: He was poisoned by Petyr Baelish and Olenna Tyrell at his own wedding in season four, episode two.
Myrcella Baratheon: She was kissed by Ellaria Sand while wearing poisoned lipstick in season five, episode 10.
Gendry is the bastard son of King Robert and the only surviving Baratheon.
They rule the Iron Islands with the biggest and most powerful fleet in Westeros.
Balon Greyjoy: He was pulled off a bridge in Pyke by his brother Euron Greyjoy in season six, episode two.
Theon Greyjoy: He died protecting Brandon in season eight, episode three.
Euron and Yara Greyjoy are still alive.
They ruled the seven kingdoms for hundreds of years. Almost all the remaining Targaryens died when Robert’s rebellion unseated the Mad King.
Aerys II Targaryen aka The Mad King: He was killed before the show began by Jamie Lannister when he threatened to burn down King’s Landing.
Maester Aemon: He died of old age in Castle Black in season five, episode seven.
Rhaegar Targaryen: He was killed during Robert’s Rebellion before the show began. He was the mad king’s eldest son and heir.
Viserys Targaryen: Khal Drogo killed him by pouring molten gold on his head in season one, episode six.
Daenerys Targaryen and Aegon Targaryen aka Jon Snow are still alive. Jon Snow was stabbed to death but was later brought back to life by Melisandre in season six, episode two. He is a part of both House Stark and House Targaryen.
They were the second-wealthiest family and rulers of High Garden.
Olenna Tyrell: Cersei poisoned her in season seven, episode three.
Mace, Loras and Margaery Tyrell: Were all burned alive in Cersei’s wildfire explosion at the Sept of Baelor in season six, episode ten.
Targaryens only became one of the seven kingdoms after 100 years because of House Martell’s diplomacy.
Doran Martell: Doran was stabbed by Ellaria Sand in season six, episode one.
Oberyn Martell: He volunteered to fight in Tyrion’s trial but lost to The Mountain, who smashed his face and skill with his bare hands.
Trystane Martell: He was stabbed in the head with a spear by Obara the Sand Snake in season six, episode one.
The Sands are not full-blooded Martells, but they have strong connections to the house.
Ellaria Sand: Ellaria had to watch her daughter die while she decomposed slowly in the Red Keep’s dungeon in season seven, episode three.
Nymeria Sand: Her body was seen hanging from the ship after Euron’s attack. This was season seven, episode two.
Obara Sand: Euron Greyjoy stabbed her and hung her body in front of a ship in season seven, episode two.
Tyene Sand: She was poisoned by Cersei in season seven, episode three.
Jon Arryn: He was poisoned by Lysa Arryn on Littlefinger’s orders in season one, episode one.
Lysa Arryn: She was pushed out of the Moon Door by Littlefinger for threatening Sansa’s life.
Littlefinger: Arya slit his throat with his own dagger in season seven, episode seven.
Robin is the last man standing in House Arryn.
They presided over Riverrun for generations until most of the surviving members were killed by House Frey at the Red Wedding.
Hoster Tully: Died of illness in season three, episode three.
Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully: Presumable killed by Lannister forces in season six, episode eight.
Edmure Tully is still alive.
They held the crossing for 600 years.
Walder Frey: Arya Stark killed him after feeding him a pie she baked with the bodies of his sons in season six, episode ten.
Lothar Frey: Killed and turned into a pie by Arya in season six, episode ten.
All men in House Frey: Arya Stark poisoned them in season six, episode ten.
Roose Bolton: Ramsey Bolton stabbed him in season six, episode two.
Walda Bolton: Ramsey also left her and her newborn son to be eaten by hounds the same season six, episode two.
Ramsay Bolton: Sansa left him to be eaten by his own hounds in season six, episode nine.
They rule an island north of Winterfell called Bear Island.
Jeor Mormont: He was stabbed to death by a traitor to the Night’s Watch at Caster’s Keep in season three, episode four.
Jorah Mormont: He died protecting Khaleesi in the latest episode: season eight, episode three.
Lyanna Mormont: She was also killed by a giant white walker in season eight, episode three.
This is a noble house.
Randyll Tarly: Daenerys had Karl Drogo burn him alive in season seven, episode five.
Dickon Tarly: Daenerys also had Drogo burn him alive because he won’t bend the knee in season seven, episode five.
Melessa, Samwell and Talla Tarly are all still alive.
The surviving members of House Clegane, though not of noble birth, are very important parts of GOT.
Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane: He is still alive as a murderous, monstrous zombie. He was stabbed with a poisonous spear during Tyrion Lannister’s trial by combat.
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane is also alive.