Who got killed in Season 5?
Mance Rayder — The Wildling king was sentenced to burn at the stake by order of Stannis Baratheon, who could barely go an episode without Melisandre being like, “C’mon, just lemme burn another person. R’Hallor needs it, I swear.” As the flames consumed Mance, Jon Snow fired an arrow into his chest, ending his misery.
Ser Barristan Selmy — Once the greatest knight in Westeros, Ser Barristan died in an ambush in Meereen, but only after killing countless Sons of the Harpy himself. A tragic loss made worse by the embarrassing lack of tactical acumen by both sides in the fight.
Janos Slynt — In the first-ever episode of “Game of Thrones,” Ned Stark told his sons (including Jon Snow), “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.” Then he executed an oathbreaker from the Night’s Watch by chopping his head off. Later that season, Janos Slynt, the captain of the City Watch at King’s Landing, betrayed Ned, leading to Ned’s arrest and execution by decapitation. Slynt was subsequently forced to join the Night’s Watch, where he refused an order from a new Lord Commander who just so happened to be Jon Effing Snow. AND THE CYCLE OF HEAD-CHOPPING WAS AT LAST COMPLETE. This show rules.
Stannis Baratheon — The scrupulously inflexible jerk finished his downward spiral by getting wounded in the hopeless assault on Winterfell. Brienne finished him off after the battle, her long awaited revenge for the death of Renly.
Maester Aemon Targaryen — Pretty much the only person on this show to die of old age.
Meryn Trant — Arya Stark ticked one of the names off her nightly list when she saw the Knight of the Kingsguard in Braavos, then hunted him down in a brothel, stabbed his eyes out and slit his throat. Do not get on Arya’s list.
Myrcella Lannister — Yeah, yeah, her last name is technically Baratheon. Just ONCE I want you geeky sociopaths to consider letting me simplify things for casual fans. Anyway, Myrcella got a goodbye kiss from her aunt-to-be, shared a tender moment with her father, then died. TIME-DELAY LESBIAN POISON KISS.
Princess Shireen — Desperate to save his disastrous march on Winterfell, Stannis finally caved to Melisandre’s desire for a kingsblood sacrifice by burning his own daughter at the stake. It was one of the most disturbing scenes in a show that has provided no shortage of them.
Queen Selyse — Responded to her daughter’s death by hanging herself in the woods.
Hizdahr zo Loraq — Hizdahr accomplished a lot in Meereen: he survived the initial purge of slavers when Dany arrived, then brokered a marriage with the most eligible single mother in Essos (Daenerys Targaryen: total MDILF), then got his bride to re-open the fighting pits, then got stabbed in the chest repeatedly during the Great Games by four Sons of the Harpy. RIP.
Myranda — The good news for the skinny, masochistic paramour of Ramsay Bolton: she won a free flight on Greyjoy Airlines. The bad news: the flight was straight down off a high wall.
Jon Snow* — Stabbed by assassins. Maybe you heard?
*resurrection totally gonna happen