Tonight's episode of Game of Thrones featured the death of two more characters, although most fans probably won't be too upset that they're gone.
At the end of this evening's episode, Euron Greyjoy attacked Daenerys's fleet, which was led by his niece and nephew Yara and Theon. While both Yara and Theon survived the attack, the Sand Snakes Obara and Nymeria Sand die at the hands of Euron.
The Sand Snakes were the bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell, the charismatic prince of Dorne who died at the hands of Gregor "the Mountain" Clegaine back in season four. Although the Sand Snakes weren't major characters, they played a role in the deaths of Myrcella Baratheon and helped Ellaria Sand (Oberyn's paramour) take over Dorne last season.
For reference, Obara is the Sand Snake that uses a spear, while Nymeria is the Sand Snake the prefers a whip. Both, rather ironically, were murdered by Euron using their own weapons of choice.
Only one Sand Snake survived the attack, although she's now a captive of Euron along with Ellaria Sand. Tyene Sand, the Sand Snake who flirted with Bronn in season five, is still alive and probably on the way to King's Landing, where Cersei probably has a deadly revenge in store for her role in the death of her daughter Myrcella. If Bronn is still in King's Landing, there's still a chance he might repay Tyene for saving his life back in season five.
Of course, its not a surprise that Nymeria Sand didn't survive this season of Game of Thrones. The actress that played Nymeria, Jessica Henwick, is one of the stars of Iron Fist and will even have a larger role next season.
These are the first character deaths in Game of Thrones this season, although we're guessing they're far from the last.
Scroll Down for 10 of the Most Shocking Deaths in Game of Thrones:
10. Viserys Targaryen
Season 1, Episode 6: "A Golden Crown"
About half way through the show's first season, Game of Thrones gave fans its first truly jaw-dropping death.
It wasn't just that they killed Viserys Targaryen. Dany's older brother had pretty much been asking for it since the first episode, after all. It was the way in which Viserys died that was so shocking. He was so incredibly obsessed with regaining the Iron Throne and placing a golden crown on his head.
So Khal Drogo, after having about as much of his brother-in-law as he could take, gave him a golden crown...one that was still liquid and grossly hot.prevnext
Season 4, Episode 9: "The Watchers on the Wall"
Jon Snow and Ygritte met under the strangest of circumstances, but are as close in rhetoric as any other star-crossed lovers. While Jon was out with a ranging party of the Night's Watch they were set upon by Wildings. Jon was forced to pretend to betray his brothers and join the Free Folk to survive.
Jon eventually earned the trust of the Wildlings and the heart of Ygritte. Though he was frequently tempted, he never truly betrayed his loyalty to the Night's Watch in his heart. Sadly, this is what killed Ygritte. Jon returns to the Wall and warns the Night's Watch of the impending assault from the Wildlings.
Unfortunately, he came face to face with Ygritte again only for a young members of the Night's Watch to shoot her with an arrow. She died in his arms.prevnext
8. Ramsay Bolton
Season 6, Episode 10: "The Winds of Winter"
Ramsay Bolton was one fo the most sinister and cruel villains in all of Game of Thrones.
He spread cruelty and pain wherever he went, often for his own amusement. Theon Greyjoy was his most famous victim, and Ramsay so thoroughly tortured Theon that he became practically another person, going by the name Reek. Theon was so broken that he wouldn't even leave with his sister, Yara, when she came to rescue him.
Then there was Sansa Stark, who was pressured into marrying him. He then repeatedly raped her until Theon finally found the courage to help rescue her from Winterfell. The Stark daughter would also eventually be the one to give Ramsay his comeuppance, locking him away with his own hungry hounds.prevnext
7. Shireen Baratheon
Season 5, Episode 9: "The Dance of Dragons"
One of the major themes of Game of Thrones has been the extreme lengths people will go to in order to gain power.
In the penultimate season of Game of Thrones, fans learned just how far Stannis Baratheon would go to sit on the Iron Throne, which he believed to be his birthright.
In what seemed to be his darkest hour, the Red Priestess Melisandre suggested that Stannis burn his daughter, Shireen, as a sacrifice to the Lord of Light. Stannis loved his daughter but was desperate enough to try things the Melisandre's way.
Shireen dies on his stake and for nothing. Stannis' death followed the next day.prevnext
6. The Destruction of the Great Sept of Bealor
Season 6, Episode 10: "The Winds of Winter"
Easily the most explosive death sequence in all of Game of Thrones was the epic destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor in the show's sixth season finale.
After six seasons of intrigue and backstabbing as the game of thrones was played in King's Landing, Cersei Lannister decided to flip the board.
As Cersei's trial date dawned and the Tyrells and the Sparrows filed into the Great Sept, Cersei hung back at the Red Keep and had her men make sure the king did the same.
When the wildfire ignited the explosion was seen throughout the city and debris rained over King's Landing. She removed the last of her enemies from King's landing but she couldn't protect her son. King Tommen, realizing what his mother had done, threw himself from the window of his room in the Red Keep.prevnext
Season 6, Episode 5: "The Door"
There's a thing in long, serialized fiction that's sometimes referred to as "killing the family dog." It's when you kill off a beloved but not exactly important character in order to make the world feel dangerous without upsetting the status quo (the most famous example is probably when Chewbacca died in a Star Wars novel).
Game of Thrones frequently kills off beloved and important characters, so killing the dog has never been necessary. The closest it has ever come has been the death of Hodor in the show's sixth season.
Hodor's death was one of the show's most talked about scenes, revealing the origin of his simple nature at the same time that he was sacrificing himself to save his companions.prevnext
4. Oberyn Martell
Season 4, Episode 8: "The Mountain and the Viper"
Oberyn Martell entered Game of Thrones with a lot of intensity and he left in much the same way.
The Dornish prince harbored a lot of bad blood towards the Lannisters after what happened to his sisters and her children at the end of Robert's Rebellion. Still, he came to King's Landing as a guest at Joffrey's wedding. The events of that wedding drew him much deeper in Game of Thrones's web of intrigue.
After Joffrey's death, Tyrion Lannister, the accused, called for trial by combat and convinced Oberyn Martell to be his champion. Cersei's champion was the man who killed Oberyn's sister and children, Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane.
The worst part of Oberyn's death is that he had the Mountain beat, but the Red Viper had to soak in his revenge showboating. He gave the Mountain just enough time to recover that giant of a man got his hands on Oberyn's skull, crushing it for what easily the physically traumatizing death ever in Game of Thrones.prevnext
3. Joffrey Baratheon
Season 2, Episode 4: "The Lion and the Rose"
For three season, Joffrey Baratheon not only reigned as King of Westeros but as one of the most hated characters on television.
The boy-king combined all of the worst traits of his parents, merging Cersei Lannister's pettiness and Jamie Lannister's pride, but lacking Cersei's cunning or Jaime's courage.
Joffrey Lannister tortured murdered on a whim. He made Sansa Stark's life miserable until she was taken from him, and would have done the same to Margaery Tyrell. However, Margaery Tyrell's aunt, the Queen of Thorns, had a plan.
A pie laced with poison snuck into Joffrey's wedding feast turned Joffrey's face purple. He choked to death on the spot and poor Tyrion Lannister was left to shoulder the blame, thus ending one of the worst and most tyrannical reigns in television history.prevnext
2. Ned Stark
Season 1, Episode 9: "Bealor"
Ned Stark's death in the first season episode "Bealor" set the tone for Game of Thrones going forward.
Ned Stark in almost any other television series would have been the hero fans followed through seven seasons. In Game of Thrones, he didn't he make it to the season finale, setting up the trend of big penultimate episode moments in each Game of Thrones season.
Ned Stark, despite his best efforts, knew that he was defeated. Cersei Lannister had him corned and he was willing to surrender in exchange for mercy and to avoid a war. Joffrey's fickle and wanton cruelty pushed Westeros into conflict.
Ned Stark was honorable and honest He sought justice and he lost in life in that pursuit.prevnext
1. Robb Stark and the Red Wedding
Season 3, Episode 9, "The Rains of Castemere"
The Red Wedding, which took place in the season three episode "The Rains of Castamere," is the event that truly shot Game of Thrones into the mainstream consciousness.
After Robb Stark, King in the North promised to marry one of Walder Frey's daughter in exchange for safe crossing through the Twins, he then met and fell in love with a Southron woman after being wounded on the battlefield.0comments
Robb returned to the Twins to try to make amends, but Frey had already made plans to retaliate for the Starks' sleight. During the wedding of Edmure Tully, the Frey's struck and several Stark Bannermen, including Roose Bolten, betrayed the Starks.
Robb followed his heart and it cost him his own life, the life of his wife, his unborn child, his mother Catelyn Stark, and many others.prev