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‘Game of Thrones’ finale: What happened to every major character in the show

“Game of Thrones” ended Sunday night, so it’s time to take a look back at HBO’s extremely successful series and revisit some of the characters who lived, perished or disappeared throughout the series.

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‘Game of Thrones’ finale: The [REDACTED] is dead, boys / and it’s so lonely on a limb

“What I did... is it right?”

“What we did.”

“Was it right? It doesn’t feel right.”

“Ask me again in 10 years.”

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Game of Thrones, ‘The Bells’: the best reaction memes to season 8, episode 5

The penultimate episode of “Game of Thrones” finally delivered a long-awaited slew of fiery deaths and subsequently pissed off fans. The series has developed such a sprawling narrative over the past seven seasons that literally no ending could neatly wrap up all the loose ends, and people on the internet are reacting accordingly.

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‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Of pale horses and the Cleganebowl

Earlier this year, I read a magnificent book about the Troubles in Northern Ireland called “Say Nothing.” It was about a murder and the people who took part in it and the larger context for it.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4 recap: Game of Welp

So there’s this cardinal rule of filmmaking (or storytelling in general but let’s stick to filmmaking for a moment): Show, don’t tell.

After showing (sort of, it was a little murky) for 80 minutes of battle last week, this week’s “Game of Thrones” was 80 minutes of telling, not showing.

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The best reaction memes to “Game of Thrones” Episode 4: ‘The Last of the Starks’

Whether you loved it or hated it, there’s no denying that “The Last of the Starks,” the fourth episode of the final season of “Game of Thrones,” moved the plot along pretty dang fast.

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‘Game of Thrones’ episode 3 recap: Kill your darlings. (Well, some of them.)

Oh, man.

This hard-to-see nonsense called episode three of season eight of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was 80 minutes long, so let’s get into it. Broader points at the end.

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Sign me up for the ‘Game of Thrones’ doomsday fireplace club

You have one night until the army of the dead arrives on your doorstep – how do you spend it?

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Game of Thirst: ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8, episode 2 recap

Whoooo-eeee.

For those scoring at home, this is episode 69 of “Game of Thrones.”

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The Iron Throne from ‘Game of Thrones’ may end up in Texas

The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” premiered Sunday on HBO, but fans have been passing the time before the premiere with a worldwide scavenger hunt for the past few weeks.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s faux ‘Game of Thrones’ hotline features the cast answering your burning questions

Wondering what the cast of “Game of Thrones” will be doing after the show ends in May?

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‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Everybody hates Dany

Before he learns one very big thing indeed, the list of things about which Jon Snow knows nothing seems to grow significantly in “Game of Thrones” season eight, episode one, the main one being the following:

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‘Game of Thrones’ and the end of TV as we know it

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” begins its final season Sunday, an abbreviated run of six episodes that’s likely to claim the lives of nearly every character fans hold dear.

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A guide to where we left off on ‘Game of Thrones’

Well, Stark nerds, you sullied and Unsullied, you children of Westeros, we’re here: the final season of “Game of Thrones.”

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Photos: ‘Game of Thrones’ final season premiere

Stars attend HBO’s “Game of Thrones” final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York.

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The trailer for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is finally here

Feel that chill? Winter has arrived. So has the trailer for the final season of “Game of Thrones”

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Check out these 16 ‘Game of Thrones’ magazine covers to get excited for season 8

Winter is here, and so is the final season of “Game of Thrones” — almost.

To celebrate the end of the HBO show, Entertainment Weekly shot and published 16 different covers featuring your favorite — and least favorite — characters from the show.

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‘Game of Thrones’ final season is more ‘like six movies,’ HBO exec says

If you’re bummed out that the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” is only six episodes long, you don’t have to worry about feeling disappointed - the head of HBO says the episodes are movie-quality.

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Get in the mood for ‘Game of Thrones’ with these themed cocktails

Now that “Game of Thrones” has brought our binge-watching habits back full-force, we’re going to be spending a lot more time at home instead of out on the town.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy good drinks, of course.

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‘Game of Thrones’ wine – it’s so much better than getting beheaded

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.

But when you play the “Game of Thrones” wine tasting, everybody wins. Also nobody gets stabbed, decapitated, disemboweled, impaled, poisoned, burned alive, blown into a million little pieces or shoved out the Moon Door.

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How to throw an epic 'Game of Thrones' watch party this season

Season eight of “Game of Thrones” starts in April, and at some point you may want to throw your own watch party at home. We’ve gathered some suggestions for how to throw the perfect “Thrones” party, no matter how good (or bad) you are at Pinterest DIYs.

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Would you name your baby after a “Game of Thrones” character?

“Game of Thrones” fans, would you name your baby after your favorite character?

Apparently people are. Names.org, which tracks baby name trends, found that 1,890 babies were named Arya in 2016. Her sister Sansa only inspired about 26 parents to name their babies after her that year.

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‘Game of Thrones’ must end tragically to be true to itself

After Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) set triumphant sail for Westeros at the end of the sixth season of “Game of Thrones,” and after a rather talky beginning to the seventh season of the series, the end of the most recent episode of the show came as something of a shock.

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Everything you need to know to catch up with ‘Game of Thrones’

The new season of Game of Thrones starts Sunday. Here is where (almost) everyone is on the massive chessboard that is Westeros.

Separate the weak from the obsolete.

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Season 7 Recaps

Warning: Spoilers, spoilers everywhere

12 things that ruled about ‘Game of Thrones’ s7e1: ‘Dragonstone’

So it’s gonna be like that, huh?

“Game of Thrones,” in its penultimate season, decides to switch things up a bit stylistically, catch everyone up and delivers one of its coolest openers. Here are 12 reasons it rules (and yes, spoilers everywhere).

Who shot ya?

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12 awesome couples in ‘Game of Thrones’ s7 e2: ‘Stormborn’

Well, that was not quite how anyone, anywhere wanted the episode to end, but here we are.

We got some truth-telling, some temper flares and some hot couples who are torn apart almost instantly. And, oh, yeah, Cersei starts putting some numbers on the board in the season’s first battle.

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Seven new nicknames from ‘Game of Thrones’ s7 e3: ‘The Queen’s Justice’

Another evening of the Westeros Wing, wherein people with great power stand around talking about it (and occasionally torture each other until one of them gets turned on — I’m pretty sure Pres. Bartlet never did that, but I wouldn’t put it past, say, Josh Lyman).

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10 near-death experiences in ‘Game of Thrones’ s7 e4: ‘The Spoils of War’

Sweet, glorious fire and blood.

An awkward family reunion, a flirty archaeological expedition and finally, finally (finally!) we see Drogon unleashed on Westeros.

Oh my stars, so much to love. Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” episode “The Spoils of War” was certainly a ripper and a nail-biter with loads of tension, action and a very ominous ending. Let’s dive in.

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The 12 reunions in ‘Game of Thrones’ s7e5 ‘Eastwatch’

Twists, turns and intrigue abounded in Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” episode “Eastwatch.”

We got a low-key massive reveal that you’d miss if you blinked, the return of a fan favorite thought lost to the ages and a pretty sweet Reservoir Dogs-walkout to cap it off.

But throughout the episode we saw a number of reunions on happy, sad and angry terms. Let’s dive in.

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15 crucial conversations from ‘Game of Thrones’ s7 e6 ‘Beyond the Wall’

Man, I yack about “Game of Thrones” for three weeks and the show is mostly guys and gals standing around, talking.

I leave for two weeks, and my man Phil subs in, recapping two of the most exciting episodes the series has thus far produced.

I get back and, until the last 20 minutes (of an episode that went about an hour and 20 minutes), it’s back to standing around talking. Or walking in the cold and talking.

That last 20 minutes, though, hoo boy.

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A ‘Game of Thrones’ power ranking following s7e7 ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’

In the immortal words of the perma-stoned engineer in “Galaxy Quest”: Well, that was a hell of a thing.

A plot line from before season 1 episode 1 got resolved in the most satisfying way possible, a zombie dragon destroyed the undestroy-able, the gal on the Iron Throne reminded us that she is NOT to be trusted...

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