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Game of Thrones season 8: Everyone who died at the Battle of Winterfell

Get your hankies ready (contains big spoilers).

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The third episode of Game of Thrones season 8, promised us an epic battle at Winterfell between the living and the dead and it didn’t disappoint. We expected to lose a fair few characters and we weren’t wrong. The episode kept us guessing right up until the end.

Read our recap of The Long Night and preview of episode 4. While you wait we’ve put together a list below of all the main characters who died during the battle.

If you haven’t seen Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 yet and don’t like to read spoilers then please stop reading now.

Watch the teaser trailer for Game of Thrones 8×03 below:

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  1. Dolorous Edd (Ben Crompton) – Someone had to be first and that duty fell to the acting Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Before his watch ended, Edd slayed many wights in front of Winterfell. His final act was to save Samwell Tarly (John Bradley-West).
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  3. Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) – The Lady of Bear Island insisted she would fight and she did just that inside the walls after the Army of the Dead broke through. Lyanna was faced with an undead giant as it broke down one of the doors. Lyanna was smashed by the giant but managed to get back to her feet. Showing no fear, Lyanna rushed the giant and it grabbed her. It raised her up towards its face and looked like it was going to bite her head off. As it crushed her tiny body she plunged a Dragonglass dagger through the giant’s eye and killed it.
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  5. Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) – He’d had a good run but with Thoros of Myr now dead, Beric was on his last life. He put up a good fight and managed to rally the Hound (Rory McCann) when he was about to give up. After fighting the undead on the walls and in the courtyard, the pair rescued Arya (Maisie Williams). Sadly Beric was overwhelmed and he died from his many stab wounds.
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  7. Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) – He had a terrible journey throughout the eight series but as Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) said, everything that had happened led him back home. On a final mission to atone for his sins and find redemption, Theon offered to protect Bran in the Godswood. He put up a good fight and kept Bran safe until the Night King finally made it inside. Theon’s last act was to charge at the Night King but the Night King killed him instead.
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  9. The Night King (Vladimir Furdik) – After much speculation the Night King was at Winterfell with his army after all. He put in a late appearance above the battle riding the undead Viserion. Jon (Kit Harington), riding Rhaegal, fought him in the air and managed to knock him to the ground. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) tried to burn him with Drogon’s breath but he simply walked away. Jon then tried to charge him but he resurrected all the dead to fight again. After killing Theon, the Night King went for his sword to put an end to Bran. He was surprised by Arya who came out of nowhere with her Valyrian Steel dagger raised (the same one that was originally meant to kill Bran!). Arya got within inches but the Night King grabbed her mid-air. Arya dropped the dagger from her left hand and caught it with her free right hand before plunging it into his chest. He immediately shattered and his entire army quickly suffered the same fate.
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  11. Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) – He led the Dothraki in the first charge, retreated back to Winterfell and continued fighting. Jorah also fought inside the walls and put an end to many wights. He eventually found himself protecting Dany and was stabbed many times. Each time he was stabbed he returned to his feet to fight some more. He kept his Queen safe until the very end and died in her arms. Following the death of Lyanna Mormont, Jorah’s death was the end of House Mormont.
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  13. Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) – The Red Woman returned as promised and armed the Dothraki with fire. Sadly it didn’t seem to have much of an impact on the battle. As he promised, Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) went to execute her but she said he didn’t need to as she would die that night. She popped up again mid-battle to ignite the trench with support from Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and the Unsullied. Her final help came when she helped motivate Arya to kill the Night King. After the battle, Melisandre walked outside Winterfell, removed her magical necklace, collapsed in her true form and died.

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 will air on the 6th May at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. Need to recap on the story so far? All episodes of Game of Thrones from series 1-7 are now available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

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