Most Upsetting Death in the series
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(I'm kidding, guys, calm down.)
Lord Eddard Plantagenet Stark, Lord Protector of Westeros, Hand of the King, Warden of the North.
While most viewers were merely frustrated that the main character had died, I relieved teenage trauma that I experienced when Ned died on those pages. I was nearly as devastated as if my own father had died.
Few stories move me like that. I would, at risk of being crucified by literary buffs, put George next to Orwell, just because 1984 mentally crushed me the way A Game Of Thrones did.
I'm sorry, but few deaths after that in the series ruined me like that. Joffrey's death, ironically, was mildly upsetting to me, only because of my childhood trauma with suffocation.
I have been traumatized frequently in my young life, as you may have noticed.
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Otherwise, Maester Aemon and Oberyn.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:55 AM
The death that really got me even though i didn't read about it is the conclusive end of Beric Dondarrion. Although we all had it coming since he was losing a bit of himself every time I still felt that his sacrifice was a noble one and was happy that the one he used it on was Catelyn, or Lady Stoneheart now. I really hope that before Catelyn dies can eradicate the Frey lineage (those that had to do with the Red Wedding) from the face of the earth, or at least from the face of Westeros.
But I was kinda hoping that Berric would continue a bit more to lay waste on Lannisters. When the Mountain died though I knew that his reason for staying alive had perished as well. Still his death was the one that shocked me the most.
Eddard Stark's death didn't shock me as much as his betrayal from Petyr did. When he was betrayed I kinda knew that one way or another Cercei wouldn't allow him to live knowing what he knew.
And the death that made me a little bit happy was Joffrey's. I know it is bad to be happy that someone died but I really really hated that brat. Although I kinda wished it was Arya that was going to do the honors.
The death of Jon Snow doesn't count as I remain skeptical about it. I would hate it if he is truly dead and would even consider stop reading the rest of the series (just joking I couldn't stop until Arya kills Cercei and eats her guts with a bit of garlic)
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:26 AM
But, if George kills Stannis... I don't even want to think about it.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:47 AM
It was similair with the Hound and the Mountain in AFFC.
Of the real deaths... gee, I don't know where to start but the regular "Ned" or "Robb and Catelyn" ones don't strike me very hard, to be honest.
Tyrion killing Shae and Tywin was gut-wrenching and very powerful.
Lysa's death is also pretty horrible, not because I gave a damn about her, but because imagining how awful she must have felt in her final few seconds after Littlefinger's big revelation ("Only Cat.") is really heart-rending.
The deaths of Rickard and Brandon Stark are so incredibly awful in their injustice that they get me more angry rather than upset.
And of course all the nameless and unimportant victims of the war and the game of thrones - the two namess miller boys, the butcher's boy Mycah, little Weasel who just wandered off on her own, Lommy Greenhands, the thousands victims of Dany's "liberation" of Slaver's Bay and so on and on, and on.
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