Game of Thrones Bosses Name Their 2 Favorite Deaths — Do You Agree?

All Game of Thrones deaths were not created equal.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, co-showrunners for the HBO saga based on the George R.R. Martin novels, appeared on the latest episode of Happy Sad Confused podcast and revealed which character deaths were their favorite to orchestrate during the series’ eight-season run.

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“With Thrones, there was so much killing of good guys, and we finally got to really kill both Joffrey in Season 4 and Ramsay Bolton in Season 6,” Weiss answered. “It was fun to go back to the old-fashioned joys of just killing off a really bad guy. It felt like it was balancing the scales a bit, so that was enjoyable.”

In case you need a refresher, Joffrey, played by Jack Gleeson, choked to death at his own wedding reception, while Ramsay, played by Iwan Rheon, got his face eaten off by a hound.

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“At the end of ‘Battle of Bastards’ [Season 6, Episode 9], when Sophie sics the hounds on [Ramsay Bolton]…. You don’t actually see the death — you see some of it in the background — but what you do see is Sophie [Turner]’s smile, Sansa’s smile,” Benioff added. “It was all in one shot, and we did it seven times or something…. She nailed it on the seventh or eighth time, and it was just that feeling of, ‘That’s so epic.’ Sophie was so good, when she got that shot, I felt like, ‘I can now die happy.'” (Though Bolton… did not.)

Game of Thrones ran between 2011 and 2019. Benioff and Weiss most recently teamed up to produce Netflix’s 3 Body Problem, which debuted all eight episodes on March 21.

What was your favorite character death from Game of Thrones? Let us know in the comments!

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