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6 of the most brutal Game of Thrones scenes so far

Game of Thrones is notorious for its graphic and often-disturbing scenes.

Over its eight series run, there's no denying that the show has had some very brutal moments. There are far too many incidents to count, however, the following are particularly memorable in my opinion.

1. Viserys and Khal Drogo (Season 1 Episode 6)

Let's be honest, Viserys Targaryen is perhaps one of the worst characters in the first series of the show and therefore, his death at the hands of Khal Drogo was not necessarily surprising and perhaps felt a little justified. However, the way that his death is depicted—literally being burnt alive with melted gold—still haunts us all despite having happened back in 2011. The fact that his sister approved of the murder and even took some joy in it as she watched really set the brutal tone of Game of Thrones from the outset.

2. Ned's death (Season 1 Episode 9)

Sean Bean's casting as Ned Stark was very highly publicised and as a major lead role, his death at the end of the first series came as a major shock for fans who hadn't read the book series. Joffrey Baratheon well and truly earned his evil status in beheading poor Ned in front of his two daughters. His villain status was then solidified in season two when he forced Sansa to stare at her own Father's head on a spike—very disturbing!

3. The Red Wedding (Season 3 Episode 9)

This remains, perhaps, one of the most disturbing scenes in Game of Thrones history. The death of three of the Stark's (Robb, Catelyn and Talisa) after a betrayal by the Frey's made for some uncomfortable and shocking viewing. However, the writers took the already-brutal scene further by murdering Robb's direwolf, Grey Wind, and then mounting Grey Wind's head to Robb's body.

4. The Purple Wedding (Season 4 Episode 2)

Despite the brutal nature of Joffrey's death, The Purple Wedding is perhaps one of the most satisfying scenes of the entire show. After four series of his bratty and brutal reign, his poisoning at his own wedding was quite pleasing to watch.

5. Oberyn Martell vs. The Mountain (Season 4 Episode 8)

Game of Thrones has some very evil characters. The Mountain, for example, is particularly notorious for his love of violence (which began with him burning his younger brother, The Hound during their childhood). In the epic duel to decide the fate of Tyrion Lannister, it appeared that Oberyn's impressive abilities would win him the fight. However, in true Game of Thrones, nothing goes the way you expect. The Mountain wins and in doing so, pop's Oberyn's skull like a tomato.

6. Shireen Baratheon's death (Season 5 Episode 9)

George RR. Martin appears to really hate innocent characters in the Game of Thrones universe. The death of Shireen at the hands of her own father was a particularly disturbing addition to this storyline. Although Shireen's actual death is not seen on camera, arguably hearing her screams made it so much worse. The idea of Stannis burning his own daughter alive at the stake resonates as one of the most brutal death scenes in the whole show. Also, note that the show seems to have a reoccurring theme of depicting some of the most graphic deaths in the ninth episode of a season.

What are your favourite moments from the show?

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