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RIP to All the ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Who Deserved Better in Season 8, Episode 5


PSA: Winter Dracarys is coming, and so are Game of Thrones spoilers.

Did you expect to spend your Mother's Day watching all of King's Landing burn to the ground? If you're a true Game of Thrones fan, you knew that it was a huge possibility. After all, like it or not, Season 8 has been portraying Daenerys to be vengeful, angry, and unhinged—definitely someone who, if provoked, could barbecue an entire city and all of its citizens. And whether that's fair or not to her character, it happened. And a lot of characters whom we loved and hated (or hated to love) perished. Here's the full headcount.

1. Lord Varys

Source: HBO

We knew Varys was a goner as soon as we saw him writing a scroll about the true heir to the throne, presumably to spread the word like wildfire (too soon?). His plan was to spread that message as far as it would go (unclear if the scroll was sent out, but we hope it was). Moreover, his pleas to Jon Snow were a big mistake—Varys committing treason to someone who typically plays by the rules. Tyrion ends up ratting out Varys, who then faces the wrath of Drogon. Remember, Varys was one of the remaining characters who truly prioritized peace in the realm, no matter who is leading Westeros. RIP, Varys. You tried.