It's all too easy to forget that most of the characters who have appeared on Game of Thrones are dead. But we shouldn't!

To aid in your remembering, here's an abridged illustrated guide to (almost) every character who gave up the ghost for our fun. They're listed in alphabetical order (with sections organized in order of relative deadness).

1. Aemon Targaryen

Maester Aemon was best when he was being cheeky; remember that little grin when he cast a vote for Jon Snow?

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Cause of death: Old age.

2. Alliser Thorne

We can debate the merits of Jon's alliance with the wildlings all day, but let's face it: Ser Alliser Thorne isn't exactly wrong about Jon Snow here (cf. his behavior on the field when Ramsay sends Rickon running).

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Cause of death: Hanged by Jon Snow at Castle Black.

3. Areo Hotah

The fearsome captain of the guards for Prince Doran dies from a tiny little Sand Snake dagger? Pfft.

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Cause of death: Stabbed in the back and possibly poisoned by Tyene Sand.

4. Axell Florent

The hapless brother of Selyse was burned alive by Melisandre to his sister's evident delight. "They're with our lord now," she tells Ser Davos, thrilled his sins have been burned away.

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Cause of death: Burned alive by his creepy sister's witch friend.

5. Balon Greyjoy

His hair is upsetting. I think it's the length without the beard. It implies there was shaving, and that this aesthetic was a choice. Also he was a jerk about Theon.

Cause of death: Pushed off a bridge by his brother Euron.

6. Ser Barristan Selmy

He served both Aerys Targaryen and Robert Baratheon before switching over to Daenarys, and deserved a better death than he got.

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Cause of death: Killed while fighting the Sons of the Harpy.

7. Lord of Bones

This was pretty heavily foreshadowed. How could Tormund not beat him to a pulp?

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Cause of death: Beaten to a pulp by Tormund with his own staff.

8. Catelyn Stark

Oh, Catelyn.

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Cause of death: Throat cut by Walder Frey's illegitimate son Black Walder Rivers at the Red Wedding.

9. Lady Crane

“But to be fair to myself, which I always like to be, the writing's no good." She's right, of course. Still: Respect to the writers for including Withnail as a writer who's fed up with everyone who thinks they have better ideas. "You have no right to an opinion," he pouts, and it is impossible not to applaud.

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Cause of death: Throat cut by the Waif while she was hosting Arya and nursing her back to health.

10. Craster

He weds his daughters, donates his sons to the White Walkers, and has the rare distinction of being one of the most repellent men in a show filled with them.

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Cause of death: Killed in the mutiny at Craster's Keep by Karl Tanner.

11. Ser Dontos Hollard

He became Joffrey's fool and died saving Sansa. It always irked me that Littlefinger took credit for his apparent allegiance to her, and worse, that he turned out to be right.

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Cause of death: Littlefinger has him killed once Dontos delivers Sansa to his ship in the confusion following Joffrey's death.

12. Prince Doran Martell

He makes a cogent point to Illaria, not realizing that hers was more a comment than a question.

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Cause of death: Stabbed by Ellaria Sand.

13. Khal Drogo

It's always interesting to me that a) Daenarys clearly found this speech of his hot when she first heard it and b) expunged this bit when she plagiarized it in Season 6.

Cause of death: Smothered by Daenarys after some dark magic left him a vegetable.

14. Grenn

Dear Grenn, who came from a farm and died fighting a giant.

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Cause of death: He held the gate against the giant Mag the Mighty.

15. High Sparrow

A crafty and sanctimonious man whose precise relation to his own faith we never quite learn. It was infuriating to watch Margaery die because this mansplaining deflector was too stupid to understand his enemy.

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Cause of death: Cersei's wildfire.

16. Hodor/Wylis

Hodor died after having having his brain broken in an inexplicable time loop of horror so that we could learn something crucial about Bran's abilities. We didn't, though.

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Cause of death: Wights tore him to shreds in the cave of the three-eyed raven while Bran and Meera escaped.

17. Janos Slynt

One look at his name tells you he's two-faced and evil. But he's cowardly and kind of dumb too!

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Cause of death: Beheaded by Jon Snow for refusing to obey orders.

18. Joffrey Baratheon

He's so often horrible, but I always think of this moment (when he gives Sansa a necklace and pretends to treat her decently) as his most horrible scene.

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Cause of death: Poisoned at his own wedding to Margaery (by her grandmother Olenna).

19. Jeor Mormont

Mormont chose Jon Snow as his steward and gave him Longclaw after Jorah disgraced himself, but my favorite exchange of theirs is undoubtedly this one, which happens very early on. "They killed my father," Jon says. "Oh and you're going to bring him back to life, are you?" he asks Jon Snow. "No? Good."

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HAVE WE THOUGH.

Cause of death: Murdered by Rast during the mutiny at Craster's Keep.

20. Jojen Reed

A Greenseer like Bran, he sits freezing in a cave and repents of his childhood appetite for fiction like Game of Thrones. As the three-eyed raven says: He knew what would happen, and he went anyway.

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Cause of death: Stabbed by wights and mercy-killed by his sister Meera, who cut his throat to end it.

21. Kevan Lannister

Kevan did not recognize Cersei's authority and refused to be her puppet. That was his first mistake.

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Cause of death: Cersei's wildfire.

22. Lancel Lannister

Lancel inspires precisely this response in me too.

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Cause of death: Cersei's wildfire.

23. Leaf

She created the Night King to save the Children of the Forest from humans, then saved Bran and Meera and died defending them. She's basically a parable for the tortured souls of the Manhattan Project.

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Cause of death: A suicide bomb that kills wights and helps Bran and Meera escape.

24. Loboda

A pretty badass Thenn, he rued the day he said these words when a White Walker shatters his axe. (His last words were literally "get the glass.")

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Cause of death: Stabbed by a White Walker.

25. Locke

Roose Bolton's henchman recaptured Jaime Lannister (along with Brienne) and cut off his hand. He also put Brienne in the bear pit. And then he died.

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Cause of death: Hodor, who was being controlled by Bran.

26. Loras Tyrell

Brother of Margaery, lover of Renly, and then of Olyver. Betrothals to Sansa and Cersei were floated and never quite took off. Poor Loras. It always amazes me that he defeated Gregore Clegane jousting.

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Cause of death: Cersei's wildfire.

27. Lothar Frey

He stabbed Talisa in the stomach. I wonder whether that was his toe in the pie.

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Cause of death: Arya, who bakes him into a pie.

28. Maester Luwin

Maester, tutor to the male Starks, nurse to Bran, and a gentle man who endures a lot of awfulness, including Ramsay's. He tries to help Theon off his bad path, and finally asks Osha to put him out of his misery.

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Cause of death: Stabbed by an Ironborn reaver named Dagmar and euthanized by Osha.

29. Lysa Arryn

Catelyn Stark's sister and lady regent of the Vale, she killed her husband Jon Arryn for Littlefinger, whom she loved. He ends up flinging her out her own moon door while Sansa watches.

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Cause of death: "Flying."

30. Mace Tyrell

His own mother regards him as an oaf. Poor Mace is the dictionary definition of collateral damage.

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Cause of death: Cersei's wildfire.

31. Mag the Mighty

King of the giants, he died storming the gate at Castle Black.

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Cause of death: Grenn and the other five men who held the gate at the Battle of Castle Black.

32. Mance Rayder

Leader of the wildlings, himself an ex-crow, he was as much an outsider as Jon Snow. I miss him almost as much as the Thenns do.

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Cause of death: Jon Snow shoots him in the heart with an arrow to spare him being burned by Melisandre.

33. Margaery Tyrell

My hat is off to her. Margaery, if you can hear me: Of all the strategic thinkers and careful schemers, you were, in fact, the best.

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Cause of death: Cersei's wildfire, and I'm not really over it.

34. Meryn Trant

He's assumed to have killed Arya's Braavosi swordfighting instructor Syrio Forel. Joffrey told Sansa Ser Meryn would help hold her down while he "visited" her after her wedding to Tyrion. In his spare time he likes whipping small girls.

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Cause of death: Arya, who illegally uses one of the Faceless Men faces to fool him, and peels it off to stab him.

35. Mirri Maz Duur

Her revenge on Drogo and Daenarys was tremendous: She left him essentially brain-dead and took Dany's baby (the "stallion" who would mount the world) as the blood price. Hers was and remains the most moving account of the carnage wreaked by the Dothraki. Here it is:

Saved me? Three of those riders had already raped me before you "saved" me, girl. I saw my god's house burn, there where I had healed men and women beyond counting. In the streets I saw piles of heads: the head of the baker who makes my bread, the head a young boy that I had cured of fever just three moons past. So: Tell me again exactly what it was that you saved?

You'd think we'd care about that. (Just as you'd think we'd remember the damage Dany's dragons did before they were chained, since now they're loose again and no one knows what they're doing.) And I mean, we care a little, I guess. Sure.

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Cause of death: Burned alive by Daenarys.

36. Khal Moro

He plans to rape Daenarys and ends up taking her to Vaes Dothrak instead once he discovers she was once married to Drogo. That ends poorly for him.

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Cause of death: Daenarys' fire at Vaes Dothrak.

37. Mossador

Mossador, an ex-slave who was traded for a dog, made the mistake of killing a Harpy back when Daenarys was still feeling legalistic. (Remember when she believed "the law is the law"?) If only he had waited for her "tear down the stone houses" phase.

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Cause of death: Executed by Daenarys.

38. Mycah

Poor butcher's boy. He just wanted to play with Arya. (Poor Nymeria and Lady, too, although Nymeria might still be around.)

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Cause of death: The Hound.

39. Myranda

Ramsay's woman-hunting partner and "bedwarmer," as she's so charmingly called in the books.

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Cause of death: Pushed off whatever this high platform thing is by Theon.

40. Myrcella Baratheon

She had a nice father-daughter moment with Jaime before dying thanks to the Sand Snakes' poison, and didn't suspect how literally she meant this:

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Cause of death: Poisoned by Sand Snakes.

41. Ned Stark

Oh, Ned.

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Cause of death: Beheaded per Joffrey's orders.

42. Oberyn Martell

He was exquisitely and entertainingly rude to everyone (especially Cersei) and I take it as a personal affront that he is dead.

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Cause of death: Head crushed by The Mountain.

43. Septa Mordane

Remember her? If you want to remember what an absolute jerk Sansa used to be, rewatch "A Golden Crown," where Sansa asks her where she's from and then says, "Oh wait, I just realized: I don't care." For her service to the Starks, Septa Mordane ends up with her head on a spike alongside Ned.

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Cause of death: Killed by Lannister men.

44. Olly

Olly's whole family was killed by wildlings (Tormund led the charge!), but we didn't see it so we don't care! Only rich children are allowed personal vendettas. Olly can't stomach Jon's decision to team up with the wildlings and stabs him brutally. It ends badly. (For him. Jon seems fine.)

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Cause of death: Hanged by Jon Snow.

45. Osha

Osha survived multiple rape and murder attempts only to be killed in the middle of an unconvincing seduction of Ramsay Bolton. She deserved better, but this really boils down to faith. She just didn't believe enough in plot armor. "All these bad things happened because the gods [read: writers] have big plans for you? I wish it were true, little lord," she tells Bran.

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Cause of death: Ramsay.

46. Polliver

The Gospel of Polliver teaches us that it never pays to steal Needle from Arya or to discuss chicken with the Hound.

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Cause of death: Stabbed multiple times by Arya.

47. Pycelle

It's fitting, I guess, that Grand Maester Pycelle died in Cersei's trap. Here he is, faux-feebly counseling Ros about dealing with kings after Joffrey's ascent. "They're complicated men," he says, "but I know how to serve them." He could not say the same of queens, it turns out. (No need to feel for him, though; Pycelle's fate was sealed the minute he called Joffrey a "capable young man" with a "strong military mind".)

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Cause of death: Stabbed by Little Birds.

48. Pyp

Pyp ended up in the Night's Watch because he refused to sexually service some crappy lord, who accused him of theft. He's so proud when he actually hits an enemy at the Battle of Castle Black.

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Cause of death: Arrow through the neck, courtesy of Ygritte.

49. Ramsay Bolton

Here seen commenting on the turns the plot has taken as character motivations have become less and less apparent:

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Cause of death: His own dogs.

50. Brother Ray

We thought he was going to be a foil to the High Sparrow, but the best Criminals Anonymous sponsor there's ever been didn't quite last long enough.

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Cause of death: Hanged by the Brotherhood without Banners.

51. Renly Baratheon

I will part ways with Brienne and declare here that Renly, the inexperienced brother of Stannis and Robert, would not have been a great king. He's afraid of blood and his judgment is far from sound (he was all for Robert Baratheon's plan to kill Daenarys, for example). He did, however, say something pretty perceptive to Littlefinger:

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Cause of death: Melisandre's evil shadow baby.

52. Rickard Karstark

To be honest, his curse to Robb here doesn't mean much; Robb is a dead man walking at this point.

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Cause of death: Beheaded by Robb Stark for killing the Lannister boys.

53. Rickon Stark

Easily the best military strategist among the Starks, he tries to talk some sense into Bran.

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Cause of death: Ramsay shooting arrows at him.

54. Robb Stark

He flirts with his wife at Edmure's wedding (she's suggested that maybe he'd have liked to be fed blackberries by Walder Frey's pretty daughter). It's funny cuz it's true!

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Cause of death: Stabbed by Roose Bolton shortly after making this remark.

55. Robert Baratheon

His and Cersei's frank discussion of their marriage is one of my favorite scenes in Game of Thrones. As of his death, Cersei and Jamie are both technically kingslayers.

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Cause of death: Gored by a wild boar while hunting drunk (thanks to Lancel, who got him to drink too much at Cersei's behest).

56. Roose Bolton

Alas, his plans for a Flayed Man Brady Bunch with his son Ramsay didn't quite work out:

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Cause of death: Stabbed by Ramsay after telling him he would always be his first-born.

57. Walda Bolton

We'll tack Roose's new wife Walda on here since she's an afterthought on the show too. Imagine going from Walder Frey to Roose Bolton and having this capacity for joy.

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Cause of death: Ramsay fed her and her baby to his dogs.

58 and 59. Ros and Shae

Neither Ros nor Shae know that the "Big mistake. Huge!" part of Pretty Woman got substantial rewrites for Westeros. (Network notes: not enough crossbow.)

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Cause of death: Ros died via Joffrey's crossbow, Shae was strangled by Tyrion.

60. Selyse

Stannis' wife was a pretty chill lady.

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Cause of death: Suicide.

61. Shireen

Her story books didn't prepare her. This little joke she makes to Ser Davos, her pal and fellow detainee, is so sad.

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Cause of death: Burned alive by Melisandre with her father's full approval.

62. Smalljon Umber

A fantastically interesting character (despite the ways the show version differs from the book). It was refreshing to see someone hold all the power in a conversation with Ramsay through sheer force of personality.

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Cause of death: Tormund bites his throat out during the Battle of the Bastards.

63. Stannis Baratheon

STFU Stannis.

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Cause of death: Brienne, avenging Renly.

64. Styr

A powerful and evil-looking Thenn who joins Mance Rayder. Hobbies include roasting the inhabitants of Castle Black and raping women. He tells a kid to run along now, he's about to eat his parents. Jon defeats him via the cunning use of spit.

Cause of death: Jon smashes a hammer on his head after spitting in his face.

65. Talisa

Robb's wife tried to talk some sense into him, fails.

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Cause of death: Stabbed in the belly by Lothar Frey at the Red Wedding.

66. Tansy

Tansy had the honor of being Ramsay's prey.

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Cause of death: Some combination of arrows and dogs.

67. The three-eyed raven

He wasn't just the last Greenseer; he was also two completely different actors.

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Cause of death: The Night King.

68. Tommen

Cersei almost poisoned him during the Battle of the Blackwater, so his chances always felt slim. In her final showdown with Tywin (when Cersei refused to marry Loras and confessed to incest) she told him she'd never leave her last son. "Margaery will dig her claws in," she told Tywin, "you will dig your claws in, and you will fight over him like beasts until you rip him apart. I will burn our house to the ground before I let that happen." Cersei ended up doing all that to him herself.

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Cause of death: Suicide by window.

69. Trystane Martell

That Trystane was killed by his own family is sad but maybe not that surprising.

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Cause of death: Stabbed in the head by Obara Sand.

70. Tywin Lannister

Tywin's kids really turned on him in the aptly named "The Children." "I'm not interested in hearing another one of your smug stories about the time you won," Cersei told him earlier. "This isn't going to be one of those times." When she's right, she's right.

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Cause of death: Tyrion shoots him with a crossbow mid-poop.

71. Viserys Targaryen

He was a blowhard with Ramsay's taste and Joffrey's temperament. His demands for a golden crown were technically met, but the incident inspired a generation of PR flaks to pre-emptively dictate (on behalf of their own clients) that people should take their remarks seriously, not literally.

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Cause of death: Khal Drogo poured molten gold over his head.

72. The Waif

She gets two slides because this whole storyline is so infuriating. Remember when we all wondered why she seemed to hate Arya so much?

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JK, no you won't. But the show pretends. Remember how the Waif told Arya a whole backstory about how she was basically an aristocratic Cinderella who had her stepmother killed? Finally, we thought! Some context for this character! Then she says this:

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GOTCHA! Punk'd! Whatever. Lady, it's not even that good a story. Like, why would you make that up? Seriously.

Cause of death: Arya.

73. Walder Frey

Walder. Buddy. They were right.

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Cause of death: Throat cut by Arya.

74. Walder Rivers

He killed Catelyn but I can never recognize him or remember his name. It's an achievement to be that awful and that forgettable. (Lucky that the dialogue keeps reminding us.)

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Cause of death: Baked into Arya's pie.

75. Wun-Wun

Thought to be the last giant, he was a man of few words. Here are five of the seven he spoke on the show.

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Cause of death: An obscene number of arrows, but the last one was Ramsay's.

76. Ygritte

A great fighter, she dies at Olly's hand. It's arguably her fault: She hesitates to kill Jon Snow because in the end she is a woman with a womanly heart (and he does that thing with his tongue, which means a lot to her and we should all respect that).

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Cause of death: Olly shoots her with a bow he found lying around.

77. Zala

The 3-year-old girl killed by one of Daenarys' dragons. That's why she chained them. Tyrion unchained them, so: Yay.

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Cause of death: Dragon.

Whew. Okay. Those are your 77 dead Game of Thrones characters.

But wait, there's more! There's also the probably dead characters. (This means they died offscreen so, you know, you can never be sure.)

78. The Blackfish

We're told he died fighting at Riverrun. He wasn't exactly brimming with family feeling anyway. Here he is comfortably accepting Edmure's death.

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79. Greatjon Umber

Ser Greatjon Umber, one of the first to advocate for Robb Stark to be king of the North. His son Smalljon ends up handing Rickon over to Ramsay Bolton.

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80. Old Nan

She told Bran stories while he convalesced. When he got bratty and complained they were too boring, she told him about the White Walkers. We also see her in Bran's visions.

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81. Syrio Forel

Arya's charming sword-fighting instructor really liked talking about death.

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And then there's the once-or-semi-dead.

It's no secret that Game of Thrones has a lot of characters who manage not to stay dead. Here's a handful for us to consider as we come to terms with the fact that Jon's resurrection appears to have cost him nothing.

82. Beric Dondarrion

Beric Dondarrion keeps being brought back to life by his pal Thoros (who gives Melisandre instructions on how he does it, which I would have thought she used to resurrect Jon, except for the fact that no pieces of Jon seem to have vanished). Look at how adorable Beric used to be:

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He seems "damaged" in more ways than one six deaths later:

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83. Benjen Stark

Ned's brother welcomed Jon to Castle Black and reappeared to rescue Bran and Meera looking both different and dead.

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84. Gregore Clegane

Here's what The Mountain looked like back when he was confessing to and killing Oberyn.

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Here he is after Qyburn's efforts.

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85. Jaqen H'ghar

This guy may or may not exist, but whatever version of him gave Arya the coin and died survives in some form. Here are two of his incarnations.

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86. Karsi

My favorite leader of the wildlings dies because she can't kill kids, even if they're child-wights. When Jon Snow comes to the wildlings for help, she points out to Jon Snow that they built the wall to keep them, specifically, out. As for beating the White Walkers, "good luck with that," she says. "Run from them, maybe." Oh, and she "f--king hates Thenns." I hate that she becomes a wight.

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After the child-wights get her:

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87. The Night King

He was "created" by Leaf and took his resurrection badly.

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After:

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88. Orell

The wildling warg and jerk who cut the rope in "The Climb" while Jon and Ygritte swung for their lives (and got very upset when Tim put his stapler in some Jell-O). He suspects Jon of remaining a crow, and Jon whispers "you were right the whole time" as he stabs him.

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Bad luck for Jon that Orell can just warg into his eagle as his body dies. (God, Gareth would love that.):

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You might have noticed that in every one of the above resurrections, the person changed rather substantially. Then there's Jon.

89. Jon Snow

Here he is before, weighing the merits of cremation to foil the White Walkers:

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Here he is after his resurrection.

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A stunning transformation!

There was that whole rebirth sequence where it looked like he was crowning out of a birth canal of corpses. Remember that?

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Jaqen once asked Arya whether "a girl" was ready "to give up her ears, her nose, her tongue, her hopes and dreams, her loves and hates, all that makes a girl who she is." He knew she wasn't. "A girl is not ready to become no one," he said. "But she's ready to become someone else.” Let's hope Jon's ready to become someone else too, because it seems like every arrow in the show is pointing in that direction, but so far, there have been no real signs of it in his comportment or appearance. And he needs to change, because after all the catastrophic mistakes he made last season, it's getting harder to swallow these accidental victories.

Okay. Our period of mourning is over. The new season of deciphering Game of Thrones is upon us. May the Light of the Seven, the godswood, and the Lord of Light illumine our way.