The deadliest character in Game of Thrones may surprise you

The deadliest character in Game of Thrones may surprise you

Warning: Spoilers abound herein

Fans of Game of Thrones the TV show and George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series will have learned to accept that you should only believe what you see on the screen, or read on the page.

What that in mind, and with the UK premiere of the fifth season of the HBO show on Sky Atlantic on Monday, here's a comprehensive breakdown of all the on-screen deaths of named characters we've witnessed since the show began (ie, largely ignoring the Battle of the Blackwater or deaths we hear about but do not see).

There have been 133 confirmed kills, with season four actually the deadliest, 116 of them men and 17 women.

The most common way to die in Westeros, or Essos, is during a swordfight, with 13 characters dying this way, and 10 by the bow.

The deadliest character is actually a tie, between Jaime Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen, with five kills each, while Jon Snow has killed four people.

The Great House with the most to mourn meanwhile? The Lannisters, with six family members killed, although the four members of House Stark who have died were all senior members of the family.

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