The finale of season six of Game of Thrones aired on Sunday night — and, despite being devoid of any major battles, "The Winds of Winter" was pretty much a bloodbath from the start. Here are all the characters who lost their lives during the season finale — look away if you haven't watched yet.
The episode started off with the whole King's Landing crew gathered in the Sept of Baelor for Cersei's trial — everyone that is, except for Cersei and her son Tommen, aka the reigning king. Of course this sets off Margaery's suspicions, but her warnings fall on deaf ears.
Cersei uses the magical wildfyre hidden under King's Landing and lights the up the whole place like a matchbox — but not before Qyburn and his terrifying children assistants kill off Maester Pycelle for the evening's first death:
• Grand Maester Pycelle
Here's who bites it when the Great Sept explodes shortly after:
• Cousin Lancel Lannister (he's technically beneath the Sept, and he's already been stabbed, but let's count him anyways)
• The High Sparrow
• Queen Margaery Baratheon
• Mace Tyrell
• Loras Tyrell
• The King's Hand, Kevan Lannister
• Nearly all of the High Sparrow's most devout followers, as well as anyone else important enough to be at Cersei's trial
Cersei has had Tommen confined to his room for his own protection, but after witnessing the explosion from the Red Keep, he hurls himself out the window. Add him to the death list.
• King Tommen
Skipping ahead a little bit in the episode, Lord Walder Frey, who betrayed the Starks at the Red Wedding and has continuously proven himself to be a terrible, terrible man, is sitting down to a delicious meat pie served to him by a buxom wench.
But there's a twist! The buxom wench is actually Arya Stark, who has somehow zapped herself back over to Westeros, and the meat pie is actually filled with Frey sons, at least two, including Black Walder and Lothar Frey, and potentially more. Arya killed them, she tells the elder Walder, and then she slits his throat, bringing up the night's death count by at least three confirmed, named characters.
• Walder Frey
• Black Walder
• Lothar Frey
"The Winds of Winter" brought us death and destruction on a larger scale than most episodes, and we lost some pretty major characters. But the finals scenes of the episode — Daenerys sailing for Westeros, the North rallying around Jon Snow, Cersei taking a seat on the Iron Throne — hint that there's much more death to come next season.