Game of Thrones: Off With His Head
Ned Stark's death has been shocking A Song of Ice and Fire readers for the past 15 years, and HBO's faithful adaption, Game of Thrones, threw a whole new set of fans through the loop in 2011. Despite the common knowledge the Sean Bean (Ned Stark) always dies, no one expected Ned to bite the bullet before the first season was even over. He was the protagonist! The guy on all the posters! One of the two or three adult characters who wasn't totally morally bankrupt! They couldn't just chop off his head...
…Oh, wait, yeah, they totally could. With one simple, gruesome act, Game of Thrones let the audience know that on this show, anyone can die.
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