Game of Thrones finale features the biggest death of the series
- WARNING: SPOILERS ARE COMING
- Season Finale of Game of Thrones (season 8, episode 6) featured the biggest death of the series
- Fans were shocked to see Daenerys Targaryen - long the hero of the show - bite the bullet
- Game of Thrones is no stranger to killing-off some of its biggest characters
Wow. In a Game of Thrones season full of big name deaths and fast-paced shockers, the most shocking death yet just occurred.
Daenerys Targaryen, having just won King’s Landing and the Iron Throne that she’d been attempting to capture for years, was murdered. By her nephew, lover, and the show’s other main hero—Jon Snow.
Up until the moment he killed her, Jon seemed torn as to what to do about his Mad Queen. He was appalled at the carnage in King’s Landing, and was shocked to see Grey Worm executing defenseless Lannister soldiers who’d been taken as prisoners of war.
But Tyrion came to the conclusion that Dany was unfit to rule much more quickly than Jon did—finding his brother and sister crushed in the bowls of the Red Keep hurried him down the path to “Dany is a Mad Queen.” After confronting her about the destruction of King’s Landing, Tyrion tossed his the pin signifying himself as her hand, and was promptly imprisoned at Dany’s command. Jon visited Tyrion, and the former hand convinced the reluctant Jon that Daenerys was not going to stop killing, even after she held the throne.
That was where Jon confronted Dany—by the Throne that she'd been coveting for years. After asking her about the murder of POWs and seeing that she was completely unrepentant, the two embraced. They both professed their love for each other, and Dany once again asked Jon to rule alongside her. He vowed that he'd love her always, and then stabbed her in the heart.
Then, after showing up and absolutely torching the actual Iron Throne, Drogon picked up Dany's body and flew away, but not before scaring the hell out of Jon.