The first episode of "The War of the Thrones" was marked by the death of Jon Arryn, the King's Hand Robert Baratheon. The owner of the Iron Throne wished his friend Eddard Stark to take his place. Ned leaves Winterfell and travels to King's Landing to help his friend rule the Seven Kingdoms. To celebrate and seal the deal, Robert Baratheon proposes that his son Joffrey marry Sansa, one of the daughters of Ned Stark.
With the proposal, the King ignored the bad relations between the Starks and the Lannisters. But even at the end of the first episode, the disagreements between the two families became clear: while playing, Bran Stark saw Cersei Lannister involved with his twin brother Jaime. The Lannister, without hesitation, pushes little Stark out of the window.
This was the first event that left many spectators with their hearts in their hands. But it was just the beginning.
Throughout the episodes of the first season, were several events that were arresting the spectators. But the death of Robert Baratheon in the wake of a hunting accident has added even more 'wood at the stake'. To prevent the throne from falling into the hands of Joffrey, the bastard of the queen and of his own brother Jamie, Ned changes the will.
But Lord Baelish decides to tell everything and Ned is reported to the Lannisters. Joffrey ends up on the throne and orders to kill the father of his future wife, Sansa. Ned Stark is beheaded and his head stuck on a stake in front of his family – this is the first big shocker for "The Throne Wars" fans … but it was just the beginning.
Seven seasons, seven moments
The death of Ned Stark was one of the most remarkable moments of the first season of "The War of the Thrones". When King Joffrey beheaded the character played by Sean Bean, fans of the HBO series were in shock. For Rolling Stones, Ned's death is one of the most remarkable events that has made "The War of the Thrones" a global phenomenon.
The episode nine of the second season was in the memory of the fans. With the epic Black Water Battle, the world has seen the most explosive and longest scene on television. And it was a truly explosive moment: Lannisters and Stannis Baratheon stood face to face.
In the episode, Stannis approaches Porto Real and believes he has all the trump cards up his sleeve to win the battle. Tyrion and Cersei are apprehensive because they know that the enemy army is bigger and that it can conquer the city. The first great moment of the battle arrives when part of the fleet is destroyed by a fire with green flames that spreads through the water.
In the end, Stannis Baratheon is defeated and Tyrion survives, despite injuries. Tywin Lannister is the great savior and becomes the King's Hand.
Third season, episode nine. Needless to say, all the big fans of "The War of the Thrones" have in mind what happened – for many, the "Red Wedding" is the most remarkable moment in the history of the Seven Kingdoms.
It all started with a quiet but sinister song by John Williams ("Jaws"). It was the wedding day between Edmur, Robb's uncle, and Roslin, daughter of Frey, and everything seemed to be going well. But as soon as the Lannisters' song is heard, the tension increased: something was wrong.
In a few seconds, a real carnage begins: Frey's men kill Talisa, Catelyn Stark and Robb Stark.
Lysa Arryn, Joffrey Baratheon, Oberyn Martell, Tywin Lannister, Shae, Mance Rayder, Ygritte, and some of the members of the Night Patrol died the fourth season of "The Throne War" was one of the deadliest ever.
The episodes were marked by several events, like the great Battle of the Black Castle or the trial of Tyrion, the "black sheep" of the Lannister.
Joffrey's marriage to Margaery Tyrell also marked the whole season. And everything was going well until the young King, considered one of the most terrible villains in the history of "The War of the Thrones," decides to make a toast … but his drink is poisoned and ends up dying.
"Shame, shame, shame!" In the fifth season, Cersei found an opponent to the height, the chief of the Sparrows (Jonathan Pryce). The Queen Mother was eventually judged by the Faith of the Seven for the sins she committed, especially the sins of the sexes. The High Sparrow compels Cersei to walk naked while being attacked by the people.
Everyone who watched the walk shouted "shame, shame, shame". It was one of the most remarkable moments in the history of Cersei … that would eventually take revenge.
The episode nine was one of the most remarkable of the sixth season. It was the chapter of the Battle of the Bastards – to become lord of the North, Ramsay killed his father, Roose, stepmother Walda and stepbrother. Then he continued his battle and declared war on the Starks.
On the battlefield, Jon Snow, with support from Sansa, Baelish and the Knights of the Valley, manages to triumph and overthrow Ramsay, becoming the King of the North.
With fewer episodes, the seventh season of 'The Game of Thrones" also told of breathtaking moments – Daenerys arrives at Westeros and begins the (not always easy) way to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. On the journey, the 'mother of dragons' meets Jon Snow and goes beyond the Wall.
The seventh season ends with the castle of the Wall being attacked by the Night King, who is accompanied by Viserion. The ice dragon destroys part of the structure and the white hikers begin to walk south.
Seven seasons and so many deaths
"The Throne War" is probably the series with the most deaths per episode. To prove it, Youtuber Leon Andrew Razon added up all the characters who died in HBO's production.
In total, the fan of the series inspired by the saga of George R.R. Martin counted more than 150 thousand deaths – between main personages, extras and animals.
Before the new season, remember some of the characters that died:
Deaths of the first season: Jon Arryn, Ned Stark, Viserys Targaryen, Robert Baratheon, Syrio Forel and Khal Drogo, Jory Cassel, Benjen Stark, Rhaego, Mirri Maz Duur
Deaths of the second season: Renly Baratheon, Rakharo, Renly Baratheon, Rodrik Cassel, Pyat Pree, Doreah and Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Deaths of season three: Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark and Talisa Maegyr, Jeor Mormont, Beric Dondarrion and Ros
Death of Season Four: Lysa Arryn, Joffrey Baratheon, Karl Tanner, Oberyn Martell, Tywin Lannister, Shae, Mance Rayder, Ygritte, Lysa Arryn, The Mountain, Grenn, Mag the Mighty, Styr, Jojen Reed, Shae and Tywin Lannister
Deaths of the fifth season: Master Aemon, Shireen Baratheon, Selyse Baratheon, Janos Slynt, Selmy Barristan, Karsi, Hizdahr zo Loraq, Stannis Baratheon (still may return), Myranda, Myrcella Baratheon and Meryn Trant
Deaths of the sixth season: Areo Hotah, Tommen Baratheon, Rickon Stark, Margaery Tyrell, Loras Tyrell, Mace Tyrell, Kevan Lannister, Lancel Lannister, Doran Martell, Trystane Martell, High Sparrow, Roose Bolton, Walda Bolton, Ramsay Bolton, Walder Frey, Hodor, the Waif, Olly, Alliser Thorne, Three-Eye Raven, Greyjoy Balloon, Arthur Dayne, Osha, Khal Moro, Lady Crane and Leaf
Deaths of the sixth season: Nymeria Sand, Tyene Sand, Olenna Tyrell, Randyll Tarly, Dickon Tarly, Thoros of Myr and Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish
The eighth season: the goodbye time
THE FIRST TRAILER
The video reveals some details about what will be the biggest battle of the Seven Kingdoms and was recorded for 11 weeks. The trailer starts with Arya fleeing from the enemies. "I know death, there are a lot of faces I can not wait to see this," says the young Stark in the video.
"Everything you did brought you here, where you belong, the house," Bran says in the video released this Tuesday. Then the trailer shows the first time Sansa Stark crosses with Daenerys Targaryen's dragons.
Jon Snow also one of the protagonists of the trailer. "They come in. Our enemy does not get tired, he does not give up, he does not," recalls the character of Kit Harington.
See the video:
… and the last teaser revealed
Winterfell destroyed, covered in snow, and deserted. This is the setting for the latest teaser of "The War of the Thrones", and also the most tragic. Without the presence of any character, the new images present only an atmosphere of desolation with objects associated with some of the protagonists: the sword of Arya Stark, the metallic hand of Jaime Lannister, the wheelchair of Bran Stark or the sword of Jon Snow are among those fans have already identified on social networks.
The environment of destruction suggests not only the death of emblematic figures of the series but seems to follow after the great battle that will take place in the third episode of the eighth season. According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), Jon Snow will again face the King of the North, this time in Winterfell. The character of Kit Harington will have Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). In the struggle for survival, the group is in smaller numbers and fights against a supernatural enemy:
The reunion between the brothers Stark
One of the promotional videos starts with the meeting between Arya Stark and Jon Snow, characters that were not together since the first season of the series. Cersei Lannister and Sansa Stark are also among the figures that appear in the teaser:
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF EPISODES?
The first chapter, which opens in Portugal in the early hours of April 14 to 15, will last 54 minutes. Already the second episode, which will be shown on April 21, will have 58 minutes and the third, available on April 28, will count with 60 minutes.
On May 5, the fourth episode, which will take 78 minutes, goes on air. The last two chapters of "The War of the Thrones," which will be shown on May 12 and 19, will take 80 minutes.
THE GREATEST BATTLE OF EVER
The beginning of the end of "The War of the Thrones" is approaching and the doubts about the destinies of the personages continue to answer. Entertainment Weekly revealed new photos of the final episodes and some details about what could happen in the Seven Kingdoms.
According to the magazine, Jon Snow will again face the King of the North, this time in Winterfell. In the episode, the character of Kit Harington will have Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). In the fight for survival, the group is in smaller numbers and fights against a supernatural enemy. According to Entertainment Weekly, the battle will feature the largest sequential battle scene ever made and will bring together the largest number of main characters since the first episode in 2011. "What we asked the team to do this year was something that was never done on television or in the movies," says executive producer Bryan Cogman. "This final confrontation between the Army of the Dead and the Army of the Living is completely unprecedented, relentless and a mix of genres even within the battle. There are sequences built within sequences, built within those sequences," he explains.
The episode forced 11 weeks of night work (77 nights) – in total, about 750 people worked all night for three months. Temperatures were negative, less than 30 degrees, and the crew worked under freezing rain and smoke, EW says.
Who can reach the Throne?
Who will sit on the Iron Throne? This is one of the great doubts of "The War of the Thrones". Throughout the seven seasons, there were several characters who occupied the place.
At the beginning of the first season, Robert Baratheon occupied the throne. After his death, the place was occupied by his son, Joffrey Baratheon. The young man remained in the throne until the fourth season, being ended up being assassinated. His brother Tommen Baratheon was later crowned.
In season six, Cersei Lannister loses his son Tommen Baratheon and becomes queen.
For the eighth season, everything is open. To promote the new episodes, HBO shared several posters with some of the protagonists sitting on the throne – will some of them be the new king?
Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Bran Stark, Brianne de Tarth, Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Davos Seaworth, King of the Night, Euron Greyjoy, Frey Worm, Jaime lannister, Jorah Mormont, Melisandre, Missandei, Sam Tarly, Sandor Clegane, Sansa Stark, Theon Greyjoy, Tyrion Lannister and Varys star in the pictures.
See the posters:
What characters from "The War of the Thrones" will survive?
According to Reidar Lystad and Benjamin Brown, professors at Macquarie University in Sydney, the lower-class and more loyal men are the ones most likely to die in the last few episodes of the HBO series.
During the study, the researchers also concluded that women of the upper classes are more likely to survive. In addition, teachers have realized that the characters who change their alliances have a longer life.
Based on the analysis, teachers advance that Sansa Stark and Arya Stark are the two characters who run the least danger of life. Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister also have the statistical data in their favor – belonging to the upper classes can help, but the constant struggle for their goals can hurt the characters.
Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister also lead the list of characters most likely to survive in the last season of "The War of the Thrones."
The study also concluded that 14% of the characters may die in the first hour of the series' eighth season.