By now, everyone has heard of the devastating death that took place on last week's season 5 finale of Game of Thrones. If not? Well, share your secrets, man, because that skilled ability to remove yourself so completely from the world is something I envy.
The thing about Game of Thrones, though, is in the back of every fan's mind, we know that no character is safe, despite how important they may seem to the story. That's why this week's Thirsty Thursday is dedicated to the dearly departed dudes of Westeros, because even though they're dead, the thirst is still real. Does that make me creepy? Maybe, but you can't deny you've had the exact same feelings.
And, just in case you HAVE NOT heard what happened, or are still playing catch up with the series...
5. Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington
Okay, I will accept that this is not a popular spot for this freshly fallen character, but I can't help it. I never really connected with his storyline and found all things "The Wall" terribly dull. However, his death shocked me to the core. Not just because of how it happened, which was brutal and moving all at the same time, but because I really thought he, Dany and Tyrion were endgame. That's the other beautiful thing about Game of Thrones, though... what's dead does not always stay dead, and there are many popular theories floating around that Jon Snow had to die so that Jon Stark/Targaryen could truly be born. I suppose we'll just have to wait until Season 6 to find out one way or another.
4. Oberyn Martell, played by Pedro Pascall
Oh Oberyn, we hardly knew ye. The Prince of Dorne was only around for about four episodes, but he made one hell of an impact in his short tenure. He was out for blood, Lannister blood, and he made no bones about it. Too bad his head literally got crushed by The Mountain before he could make good on his bloodlust. This goes down as one of the series' most gruesome deaths, for sure.
3. Ned Stark, played by Sean Bean
This one still stings. I remember watching this scene for the first time and really grasping that this show played by no one's rules but its own. I mean, what other show has ever killed off their leading character in the first season?! I guess when you've got literally millions of other characters to choose from, it's not such an earth-shattering ordeal. Still felt pretty earth-shattering, though.
2. Khal Drogo, played by Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa is the sexiest man alive. Khal Drogo is the sexiest character ever written. Khaleesi and Drogo were the sexiest couple to ever couple. I am still not over his death, nor will I ever be. The only reason he's at number two is because I just wasn't given a chance to get as attached to him as I did number 1. But it still hurts, okay? It still hurts.
1. Robb Stark, played by Richard Madden
The Starks have been so unfairly slaughtered throughout this entire series. I don't know if GRRM just has something against good, noble people, or if he really does just subside on the tears of his fans, but this family has been done dirty. And while I technically find the aforementioned Khal Drogo just a wee bit sexier than Robb, Robb's death was more devastating to me. We didn't get to know Drogo that much, and then there was that whole language barrier thing. But The King in the North was sweet, and strong and brave and just generally loveable. His death definitely hurt the most thus far; at least for me.
And there you have it, the sexiest deceased dudes in all the Seven Kingdoms. Think I hit the nail on the head, or am way off base? Be sure to vote in our poll below and let us know!