If you're a Game of Thrones fan, you know that it's not wise to become too attached to your favorite characters. Over the course of the hit HBO show based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series of books, Game of Thrones has proven time and time again that major characters can shockingly be dispatched without much warning. Fortunately, the many Game of Thrones deaths lead to some excellent, and occasionally poignant, Game of Thrones quotes, as GoT characters utter their last words.
Before a character shuffles off this mortal coil (or do they?!?!?), sometimes he or she says something profound, silly, inspiring, desperate, or tragic. Do you remember what Joffrey's last words were before he choked on poison? What about Robb Stark's last utterance? Or how about Tywin Lannister's last words to his son, Tyrion, who he accused of murdering Joffrey?
Scroll through some of the most memorable deaths in Game of Thrones history and reread the characters' final words. Which parting phrases do you think are the most memorable, telling, and worthy of being last words? Vote up the most memorable and infamous last words said by the many fallen heroes and villains of the Seven Kingdoms.
"What do we say to the god of death?"
After fighting off four Lannister guardsman to protect Arya Stark, Syrio Forel refuses to flee with her and hearkens back to a previous lesson. Arya responds, "Not today" and makes her escape, leaving Syrio to duke it out with the guards. Were these really his last words? So far! But only time will tell if Syrio is really dead. see more on Syrio Forel
"You know nothing, Jon Snow."
After being mortally wounded during the fight for Castle Black, Ygritte lies dying in the arms of her former lover Jon Snow. Jon tries to assure her that they will be alright and will return to the cave where they made love. But as Ygritte reminds him, he knows nothing.
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"Hold the door!"
Bran's loyal companion Hodor dies while holding back hordes of wights, giving Bran and Meera time to escape. At the same time, Bran is warging into Hodor's past self, Wylis. That causes Wylis to suffer a seizure and begin repeating the phrase "Hold the door!" – the phrase that eventually becomes his new name, Hodor.
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Yoren Has Always Hated Crossbows
"I've always hated crossbows. Take too long to load!"
Yoren doesn't take well to being shot by a Lannister crossbow for refusing to drop his own weapons and takes matters into his own hands, before meeting his death.