What is the most disturbing irony in Game of Thrones?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:

:: SPOILERS AHEAD ::

Do not read any further if you have not watched the series completely.

You’ve been warned.

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Alright, let’s get to the answer then. For me, the most disturbing ironies in GoT were the way people died on the show. Somebody had cleverly compiled this on Reddit and I think it’s rather brilliant.

Characters who were killed in the same or similar fashion as in their most infamous moments. In no particular order:

  • Ned Stark used his greatsword Ice to behead the Night’s Watchman; he was beheaded with his own sword.
  • Joffrey gave the command to execute Ned; he was killed in a way that took away his ability to speak. (I reached pretty far for this one, I’ll admit)
  • Tywin ordered the Red Wedding, where numerous Stark men were killed by crossbow-wielding musicians; he was killed by a crossbow.
  • Roose Bolton killed Robb Stark with a knife to the heart; he was killed by a knife to the heart.
  • Walder Frey ordered Catelyn Stark’s throat cut at the end of the Red Wedding; he had his throat cut by Arya.
  • Ramsay Bolton was fond of feeding people to his hounds; he was fed to his own hounds.
  • The Sand Snakes were each killed in a way that mirrored their own style: Nymeria was strangled by her own whip, Obara was impaled with her own spear, and Tyene was killed by her favorite poison.
  • Olenna Tyrell killed Joffrey with poison; she was executed with poison.
  • Littlefinger betrayed Ned Stark by putting a knife to his throat, and the Valyrian Catspaw Dagger was used in the attempt to have Bran Stark assassinated, which he intentionally blamed on the Lannisters, sparking the Lannister-Stark conflict. He was executed by having his throat cut by the Valyrian Catspaw Dagger.

Edit: changed the wording about Bran’s attempted assassination.

Are there any more that I haven’t thought of?

Edit 2: Some of the best ones from the comments!

  • Jon killing his Night’s Watch brother Qhorin Halfhand; he was later killed by his Night’s Watch brothers.
  • Ygritte killed many people with arrows; she was killed with an arrow.
  • Polliver killed What The Fuck Salami with Needle through the throat; Arya killed Polliver in the same fashion.
  • Lysa Arryn loved throwing people through the Moon Door; she was shoved through the Moon Door.
  • The One True King Stannis the Mannis killed his brother by way of his female assistant; he was later killed by his brother’s female assistant.
  • Lastly, Tywin gave Tyrion shit his entire life, literally making him in charge of all the sewers of Casterly Rock; Tyrion killed him on the shitter.

Mind…blown! O.o


Source and credits in comments section 🙂

Edit (11.09.2017)

Here’s one more I thought about right now….

  • Jaime Lannister pushes down Bran Stark from a window ‘for love’, and his own son Tommen kills himself by dropping off a window… ‘for love’
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One Comment Add yours

  1. sruthimadhu says:

    Wow. Tywin being killed while he’s shitting! Quite the irony😂

    Like

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