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The First and Final Shots of Game of Thrones Characters, Side by Side

As is well known by now, Game of Thrones is not a sentimental show. Your favorite lord, kind and noble and true? He’ll die. That smart, sequestered princess? She will also die. Most painfully, these (often literal) stabs of fate usually come when one is most attached to a character.

There are plenty of supercuts of these deaths, but in the above video Fernando Andrés takes a different, more insightful approach, placing characters’ final moments next to their very first close-up appearance in the show. In practice, that means we see a lot of people go from grim and gloomy to grim and gloomy and dead, but watching both kings and commoners expire also highlights Game of Thrones’ unique, equal-opportunity view of death.