If there’s one thing I’ve noticed in the lead up to the final season of Game of Thrones, it’s that if you mention a long-gone supporting character by name, you get met with a lot of blank stares and confusing. Fair enough! The series has a seemingly infinite laundry list of absurdly named characters, and they’re often dead before you even get the chance to say, “Wait, who’s that guy?” George R.R. Martin loves to kill his characters, it’s just what he does. In fact, he does it so often that you probably forgot about some of the saddest and upsetting deaths along the way. After all, there have been a lot of executions, murders, sacrifices, suicides, stabbings, spearings, decapitations, and poisonings on the path that got us here.
Now, if you’re a book enthusiast or a diehard who watched every season multiple times, you probably didn’t forget any of these. But for the casual viewer or those who started watching late, some of these heart-breaking deaths may have understandably slipped by in the relentless carnage. So, with the final season upon us, it’s time to pour one out for the forgotten ones. Here are the saddest Game of Thrones deaths you might have forgotten.