5. Ned Stark
Going all the way back to series one, if you can remember that far back – I know I barely cat – Eddard, or Ned, Stark was perhaps the first character to die who we truly cared about. But he wouldn’t be the last.
Game of Thrones‘ Ned was father to the Stark children and Lord of Winterfell, and while we all hoped he’d be the true hero of the entire series, his head was cut off long before any of that could happen. RIP Ned. Maybe in another dimension you’re happily back in Winterfell, ruling the North with your family by your side, and your head intact. We still miss you.