Valar Morghulis — First & Final Shots of Game of Thrones Characters
THUMBNAIL ART by A Beautiful Death (beautifuldeath.com) GAME OF THRONES is my favorite series currently on the air. Its sprawling, merciless universe is peppered with characters upon characters, many of whom we have said goodbye to by this point in the show. I began to notice how while some characters did not last very long, there were others that when met with their demise had shown a great deal of physical and emotional change. And so, I took the very first shots in which we see these characters introduced to the show (their first close-up shots, that is) and juxtaposed it with their very last close-up shot — many of which show them meeting a very brutal end. The result is a strangely hypnotic way of understanding how GAME OF THRONES looks at how no matter our nobility or our wealth, we all die the same. DEATHS — Jory Cassel Viserys Targaryen Robert Baratheon Septa Mordane Ned Stark Khal Drogo Renly Baratheon Rodrik Cassel Maester Luwin Jeor Mormont Ros Talisa Stark Robb Stark Catelyn Stark Joffrey Baratheon Karl Tanner Locke Lysa Arryn Oberyn Martell Pyp Grenn Ygritte Sandor Clegane Jojen Reed Shae Tywin Lannister Mance Rayder Janos Slynt Barristan Selmy Maester Aemon Shireen Baratheon Selyse Baratheon Stannis Baratheon Myrcella Baratheon Jon Snow COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER — Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.