|"Valar Morghulis" means "All men must die." But actors in need of a job|
may be hoping that it is not their turn for the cutting room floor.
Eddard Stark was played by well-known fan favorite and actor Sean Bean. Many of us thought for sure that with this casting, he wouldn't get killed. But he got his head chopped off in season one.
What about Robb Stark, his son? Well Robb got murdered along with his mother Catelyn Stark at the Red Wedding. Weddings are supposed to be happy occasions. I guess Walder Fray never got the memo.
Renly Baratheon? Murdered by a demon sent by Melisandre the witch.
Kal Drogo? Poisoned by a soothsayer and witch. The best parts of him died when Daenerys refused to let him go and was rewarded with a body that lived but had no mind. Then she killed him.
Robert Baratheon? He was a king and I quite like the actor. But he got done in by conspirators and traitors and died too.
Talisa Stark (Robb's wife)? She got stabbed in the baby maker at the Red Wedding. That's like killing two wolves with one rock.
Viserys Targaryen? Kal Drogo crowned him with molten gold. That had to hurt.
Ros? Littlefinger found out she was spying on him for Varys so he gave her to King Joffrey who used her as a live target, brutally killing her by filling her with crossbow bolts.
Jeor Mormont, leader of the Crows, has his watch ended in Crastor's keep by Rast who betrays him.
Xaro Xhoan Daxos is killed when Dany seals him in his own vault from which there is no escape.
Pyat Pree the necromancer is set on fire by Daenerys' dragons.
Rakharo, one of Daenerys' blood riders, dies off screen when his horse returns bearing a severed head.
Body count for HBO's Game of Thrones is 13 (and this excludes probably a hundred minor characters). Okay, so now for The Walking Dead. Here's who we've lost thus far (by the end of season four):
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Jim got bit in the stomach, died of infection.
Dr. Edwin Jenner and Jacqui died in an explosion at the CDC via suicide.
Otis was hobbled by Shane and devoured by walkers.
Sophia (Carol's daughter) died of infection from a walker bite.
Dale got disemboweled by a walker. Rick Grimes put him out of his misery with the trusty colt python.
Randall got his neck broke by Shane.
Shane was stabbed in the heart by his best friend Rick.
Jimmy got devoured by walkers.
Big Tiny got his head bashed in repeatedly.
Tomas got his head split in half by Rick and a machete.
T-Dog got devoured by walkers.
Andrew was shot in the head.
Lori was dying from childbirth complications so her son, Carl, killed her out of mercy.
Merle was shot in the chest by the Governor.
Milton was stabbed repeatedly in the stomach by the Governor.
Andrea got bitten on the shoulder by Milton and then committed suicide.
Karen and David were killed by Carol and then set on fire.
Caleb (the doctor) died from an unknown flu.
Caesar Martinez got bashed over the head by the Governor who then fed him (while still alive) to walkers.
Hershel got decapitated by the Governor.
The Governor was stabbed in the chest by Michonne (and killed).
Lizzie got put down by Carol (in one of the most shocking episodes ever).
Joe (leader of the claim gang) got his throat ripped out by Rick Grimes (and he bled to death).
That's twenty-four deaths of characters that got varying degrees of screen time, but all of them had speaking parts on the show. Just from memory (and looking at these numbers) I'd have to say that the group of actors in HBO's Game of Thrones probably have better job security in their characters. The Walking Dead is just way more brutal.
Agree? Disagree? What say you? Please take my poll and have a good Wednesday.