19 Shocking Game of Thrones Deaths

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Every season of Game of Thrones is packed with jaw-dropping violence, and season 5 was no exception. 

Over the years we've seen beheadings, poisonings, death by infected boo-boo (RIP, Khal Drogo), a man getting shot by an arrow while being burned (pour one out for Mance Rayder), even the old "molten gold dumped over the head" trick.

But even with all those grisly shockers, no one (aside from the smug spoiler machines who read the books!) could have predicted the astonishing final moments of Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 10.

Click below for a rundown of the most brutal deaths in show history:

1. Viserys Gets Crowned

Viserys was up there with King Joffrey in terms of douchebags we loved to hate. Even so, his death by molten gold is tough to watch.

2. Mande Rayder Swekered at His Own Barbecue!

Mance Rayder was spared a brutal death on Game of Thrones. He still died, of course...it just wasn't quite as brutal.

3. Tyrion Gets His Revenge

Tywin and Shae learned a valuable lesson: Don't mess with the Imp. Unfortunately, it's too late for them to do anything with that knowledge.

4. Balon Takes A Swan Dive

Balon Takes A Swan Dive
Euron returned to the Iron Islands, and in his quest to take over the throne, he killed Balon.

5. Ser Hugh Gets Skewered

The joust is supposed to be for recreation. But as they say, it's all fun and games until The Mountain gets involved.

6. Rat Torture

Rat Torture
This is how torture is done in Westeros, a rat is forced by rising temperatured to chew through your innards. Obviously, this dude was not a major character, but we'll never forget his horrific death.

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