Game of Thrones written by George R.R. Martin has been by far the most iconic fantasy drama series that ever existed.
The series first aired on April,2011 on HBO and since then it has been everyone’s favorite.I watched Game of
Thrones during my late teenage years since the show also used to be in a lot of controversy , there was always a
buzz about it.
There were total of eight seasons of the show , ending being the most shocking revelation to me,I was
expecting a rather happy ending after so much chaos,
Game of Thrones has the highest body count when compared to any other TV series, it is like a complete
package of thrill, betrayal, bravery, ruthlessness, loyalty and thrones of course,
Game of Thrones being the crazy as it is has given us some of the most shocking and stunning moments
whether its Jon Snow returning from the dead or Ned Stark’s execution , every moment from the starting of the
show has left us astonished.
So here are some of the most shocking Game of Thrones moments;
1)Ned Stark is betrayed
Ned Stark finds out in the first season of Game of Thrones the condition of his son Brandon Stark is because of
the Lannisters he also realizes that none of the Cersei’s children are the rightful heir to Robert’s throne, when
Ned finally decides to confront Robert Baratheon by telling him that none of the Cersei’s children are
legitimate heirs but before Ned could tell him, Robert is killed by Cersei. In his last moment Robert asks Ned to
find the rightful heir to the iron throne.
Ned finds Stannis to be the rightful king but before he could claim it, Ned is betrayed by Lord Petyr Baelish,
Alas! Littlefinger has always been a double crossing person in the Westeros , Ned is executed by the orders of Cersei and Joffrey on the grounds of treason against the crown ;
mainly because Ned accused Joffrey of not being the rightful heir to Robert Baratheon.
Ned Stark is executed in front of his daughters Arya and Sansa Stark; whereas Arya manages to escape the kings
Landing and does not see her father being executed , Sansa faints at that time and is stuck with the ruthless imbecile Joffrey
2)Stark’s face a gruesome fate
In the third season of the Game of Thrones
Robb Stark , his mother(Catelyn Stark), his pregnant wife (Talisa Stark) and his banner men are mercilessly
massacred at the Frey’s Castle on his daughter’s wedding day also called the Red Wedding because of the ruthless killing of the Stark’s.
In the episode Rains of Castamere ; one of the most horrific incident’s takes place where Lord Walder Frey
betrays the Starks for fulfilling his grudge with Robb Stark for not marrying his daughter; Robb Stark falls prey in
the trap laid by Tywin Lannister and looses everything in front of his eyes.
This has been by far the most horrific scenes since I extremely loved the King in the North (Robb Stark’s)
character and seeing his pregnant wife being assassinated in front him was a very awful scene to watch.
Besides all this Arya was so close to her family at that time , she indirectly witnessed the awful happening with
her family , this makes it overall the hardest scene to watch.
3) The Purple Wedding
One of the most sudden death portrayed in the show was of Joffrey Baratheon , everyone hated him
anyway but this was a very sudden and astonishing one , it was not very much expected;
Joffrey Baratheon was poisoned on his very birthday after he just mocked his uncle , Tyrion Lannister,
Since the drink that poisoned him was brought to him by Tyrion , Everyone thought it was Tyrion who poisoned Joffrey .
Although it was later revealed that it was Olenna Tyrell who poisoned Joffrey to save her grand-
daughter(Margery Tyrell) from marrying a ruthless imbecile.
That final shot is of Joffrey turning purple and dying in his mother’s arms.
4) Tyrion murders Shae and Tywin Lannister
In the final episode of season 4
When Tyrion got broken out of jail by none other than his big brother Jaime, he knew that there was one thing left to do before he fled Westeros for good.
He was betrayed by his father and his sister and was put on trial for the murder of his imbecile nephew Joffrey,
Tyrion was only supported by his brother Jamie Lannister, Tywin had always belittled and abused him, he was
constantly undermined by his father and he also did not help Tyrion during the trial instead proved him guilty by
getting Shae to testify that Sansa and Tyrion planned the murder together , hearing the lie by the person Tyrion
saved and loved broke him which has been yet another portrayal of betrayal in the series.
After the Prince of Oberyn loses the Trial by combat Tyrion is sentenced to death by his father Tywin Lannister,
Jamie helps Tyrion escape the kings landing with the help of Lord Varys, before leaving Tyrion goes back to finish
some unfinished business , when he goes to Tywin’s bedroom to his surprise he finds Shae, his lost love, who had testified against him at his trial, lying in Tywin’s bed.
In a moment of rage and grief (and, partially, self-preservation, since Shae does go for a knife) he jumps on top of her and strangles her with her own necklace.
Later he finds Tywin and kills him with a crossbow while he was sitting on the toilet seat.
5) Jon Snow is stabbed to death
The season 5 left us with the biggest shock, when Jon Snow got stabbed.
This episode ended with the biggest cliffhanger of the entire show, and we had to wait nearly an entire year to
see whether Jon Snow had finally left or not,
After Jon Snow and his Night’s Watch brothers successfully integrated the wildlings into their numbers,
everything looked extremely fine for the people in the North until when,
Ser Alliser rushed into Jon’s office claiming his Uncle Benjen was back from beyond the Wall,
but that what had to be a long awaited reunion turned out to be a betrayal, as no one had come back instead it
was Jon Snow who was summoned to be ultimately called out Traitor and be murdered, it all turned out to be a
trap, and Jon, while staring at the “TRAITOR” sign, was stabbed to death by all the Night’s Watch brothers.
6)Jon Snow’s real parents
Season 6 had a bundle of surprises for us,
The Great Sept was blown away by the very carefully executed plan by Cersei, she blows up the Great Sept with
the help of Wildfire killing the High Sparrow and all his Sparrows.
The Tyrell’s also died in the Sept, King Tommen out of misery killed himself out of his love for his wife Margery Tyrell,
On the other hand Jon snow’s parentage is also revealed , where everyone wondered whether who could have
been with the righteous man like Ned Stark, Catelyn Stark hated Jon for being his husband’s bastard but it was a
curious fact that it was never revealed who was his mother,
Ultimately it turns out that Ned was not Jon’s father instead was his uncle, Yes! Jon was the son of Lyanna Stark
and Rhaegar Targaryen, where everyone including Robert thought Lyanna was abducted by Rhaegar in fact she
willfully fledged with him and got married in secret, they both loved each other and conceived a baby during the war between Robert and the Targaryen’s
Ned knew this secret since he had found his sister and Lyanna during her last moments asked her brother Ned to save her son(Aegon Targaryen) from the wrath of Robert Baratheon,
Therefore Ned Stark raised Jon as his bastard to save him, hence Jon Snow may be dead but Aegon Targaryen was alive.
7)Arya takes her revenge on the house frey
I personally admire Arya Stark’s bravery but it was one of the most iconic and brilliant moments when she finally takes her revenge on the House Frey.
After returning to Westeros, Arya killed Frey’s two sons and served them to him in a meat pie before slitting his throat.
She not only took revenge on Walder Frey but rather all his men who were present at the time of the Red
Wedding,after all these years it was the moment when she finally avenged her family by poisoning all the men at the Frey’s Castle during the feast.
Before killing Walder Frey, Arya said,
Leave one wolf alive, the sheep are never safe
Arya proved it correct by avenging the Stark’s.
8)Littlefinger got what he deserved
In season 7 Arya also avenged the main villain which destroyed her family, yes of course Petyr Baelish was a curse to the Stark’s , who finally deserved an end by none other than a Stark indeed.
“How do you answer these charges… Lord Baelish?”
says Sansa Stark before giving the death sentence to Littlefinger
Littlefinger was turning the two Stark sisters against each other, they both turn the tables on him at the last second,
when Sansa passes the sentence and Arya executes him.
9) Arya kills the Night King
In season 8 after taking revenge on many people that Arya had in her list she had to beat the night king to complete the list,
In the season 8 which had everyone nail biting over who would kill the night king it was Arya who succeeded in
kiling him using the dragon glass.
It turns out that Melisandre seemed to know from the start that Arya was destined for greatness.
The great Arya Stark stabbed the night king with the dragon glass saving everyone.
10) Daenerys Targaryen is killed by Jon for being a mad queen
Jon puts a knife through Dany’s heart. This was unarguably the most shocking revelation, Jon’s trust in Dany had vanished after he saw her dark side.
She had lost her most beloved people Jorah and Missendei, because of which she became lonely , sad and
isolated, after Missendei’s murder out of rage and grief Daenerys burns the whole Westeros becoming the mad
queen just like her father.
I must say I never foresaw it coming because a person who was so kind followed an abrupt change and Dany
being one of my favorite characters the last scene was hard for me to watch.