A Look Back at the Best 'Game of Thrones' Shockers So Far

A Look Back at the Best 'Game of Thrones' Shockers So Far

"Game of Thrones" Season 5 is sure to bring a shocking twist or two! 

In preparation for Sunday night’s premiere, we're looking back at some of the best jaw-dropping moments so far…

Tywin's Untimely Death

Tyrion Lannister finally got his revenge against his father Twyin by shooting him with a crossbow... while his dad was in the privy.

The Mountain and The Viper

Prince Oberyn Martell (The Viper) died the most horrific death at the hands of Gregor Clegane (The Mountain) during a trial by combat. Fans may have thought there was a chance Oberyn would lose, but nobody expected his head to explode.

The Purple Wedding

One of the series’ most hated villains, King Joffrey, died a most horrific death at his own wedding feast! The cause? Poison.

The Red Wedding

Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey’s wedding becomes a massacre when Lord Walder Frey and his men turn on the Starks at the reception. King Robb Stark, mother Catelyn and wife Talisa are among the murdered.

Jon Snow the Turncloak?

The wildlings and their King Beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder, were a mystery until the day Crow Jon Snow was forced to kill Quorin Halfhand and join the other side as an undercover agent.

Ned Stark’s Beheading

King Joffrey Baratheon promised his bethrothed, Sansa Stark, he would spare her father, Ned, even though he was accused of treason. That didn’t happen and Ned lost his head, literally.

Daenerys’ New Beginning

In one fail swoop, Daenerys Targaryen seemed to lose everything. Her beloved Khal Drogo, unborn baby (aka The Stallion Who Mounts the World) and most of her khalasar. After jumping in the funeral pyre, Dany literally rises from the ashes along with her three newly-hatched dragons.

Lannister Loses a Limb

Jaime Lannister was at the top of his game… born into the wealthiest family in Westeros, a member of the King’s Guard and sleeping with this sister. That all changes when he’s captured and later has his arm chopped off at one of the enemy camps. 

Bran Takes a Tumble

Little Bran Stark made a habit of climbing the walls of Winterfell, but his hobby nearly turned fatal the day he accidentally came across Jaime Lannister making love to his sister, Queen Cersei. Hoping to protect their secret, Jaime pushed Bran right out the window.