Game of Thrones: 10 Most Important Moments
By Catherine Gee et al.
Barely an episode of this fantasy series goes by without a moment that causes slack-jawed shock from its viewers. George R.R. Martin, who wrote the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire on which the drama is based, has a brutal, ruthless approach to story¬telling. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorably shocking mo¬ments in the series that had everyone talking.
10. Daenerys Targaryen: Mother of Dragons
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) had seemingly lost it all by the first season finale. Her husband was dead, her child stillborn and her abil¬ity to lead the Dothraki in question. When Dany entered husband Drogo’s (Jason Momoa) burning funeral pyre with three dragon eggs, it seemed cer¬tain she too, would perish. The next morning Dany emerged, naked and un¬harmed, three baby dragons clinging to her. The iconic image secured actress Emilia Clarke a place in the hearts of fanboys for life.
9. Tyrion’s revenge
By the end of Season Four Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) had finally had his fill of being treated like the family embarrassment. Broken out of his prison cell by his faithful brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), mere hours before he was due to be wrong¬fully executed for the murder of King Joffrey, Tyrion took a quick detour through the castle on his way to free¬dom. In his father’s room he found his former lover, Shae (Sibel Kekilli) asleep in Tywin’s (Charles Dance) bed. This was one betrayal too far. When she lunged for a knife he throttled her then shot his father with a crossbow while he sat on the privy, denying Tywin the dignity that he had held back from Tyrion for so long.
8. Bran Stark is pushed through a window
In Season One, Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) is introduced as a curious young boy who loves climb¬ing. While scaling an old tower, he catches sister and brother Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister having sex. Jaime goes over to the stunned boy and it appears he is going to pull Bran up. Instead, he pushes Bran off. Bran survives but is comatose. An as¬sassin comes to kill him, but is stopped by Bran’s direwolf, Summer, in an¬other intense scene.
7. Wildfire lights up the Blackwater
In a show that can move slowly, the Battle of the Blackwater was a nonstop thrill ride. Season Two cli¬maxes with an epic battle in which the fleet of Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), rightful king of Westeros and pitiless war commander, attempts to seize King’s Landing from young psy¬chopath Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). Jof¬frey’s troops are badly outnumbered, but the Lannisters have an ace up their sleeve—Joffrey’s clever uncle, the dwarf Tyrion, has been working with the Alchemists’ Guild to equip the city guard with “wildfire,” a combustible, unquenchable oil that burns with a hellish green light.
6. The white walkers attack the wildlings
When the horde of white walk¬ers attacked the wildling camp as they prepared to leave with Jon Snow (Kit Harington), it made for a scene that seemed straight out of a horror film. The sight of newly transformed white-walker children stood staring dead-eyed at their mother only added to the shock value. But that moment when the boatful of Night’s Watchmen were escaping, staring agog at the scene of destruction they were leaving behind, the Night’s King—the sinister leader of the walkers—silently raised his arms, all the while maintaining eye contact with Jon. At his command, all the dead arose. Suddenly we realised, Westeros is screwed.
5. The Purple Wedding
Apparently every wedding on this show is cursed. In Season Four, the sadistic King Joffrey, celebrating his marriage to Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), mocks his uncle Tyrion and makes him his cupbearer. After Tyrion hands Joffrey a cup of wine, Joffrey starts to choke violently and with his last bit of strength, points to Tyrion in accusation.
4. The Trial of Tyrion Lannister
In King’s Landing, Tyrion goes on trial for Joffrey’s murder. Listening as former friends and foes painted him as a murderer, Tyrion objected to the unjust trial with his usual barbed witti¬cisms. But when Shae (Sibel Kekilli), his former lover, took the stand and betrayed him with one lie after another, he finally snapped, shouting, “Yes, Fa¬ther! I am guilty! Guilty! Is that what you want to hear?”
He had everyone thinking he was going to confess to Joffrey’s death, but he delivered one epic speech instead. When Tywin asked if he was confess¬ing to Joffrey’s murder, Tyrion said no. “I’m guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I’m guilty of being a dwarf... I’ve been on trial for that my entire life.”
There’s something almost the¬atrical about the entire scene, and only Peter Dinklage could pull it off, froth¬ing in a Richard III rage. “I wish I was the monster you think I am. I wish I had enough poison for the whole pack of you,” He vented to the crowd on the public gallery. The episode ended with Tyrion demanding a trial by combat.
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3. The execution of Ned Stark
Sean Bean, who played Stark patriarch Ned, was featured heavily in all of the promos for Game of Thrones and was a selling point to many new fans. This made his beheading in Sea¬son One that much more shocking. Daughter Sansa begged King Joffrey not to go through with it, but was forced to watch the violent act, as was Arya, who’d escaped into the crowd. The killing of a main character before the first season even ended proved this was one show that doesn’t play by the rules.
2. The sacrifice of Shireen
Of all the unpleasant things to happen on this show, Stannis Barathe¬on’s murder of his own daughter has to be one of—if not the—nastiest. Previ¬ously something of a fan favourite, he was dubbed “Stannis the Mannis” on the internet for his dour, no-nonsense attitude. But, in the penultimate epi¬sode of the fifth series, he finally suc¬cumbed to the will of Melisandre (Carice van Houten)—who told him that if he sacrificed his daughter the Lord of Light would show good for¬tune to his military campaign. So he had his poor, screaming child strapped to a stake and set on fire. Even his fa¬natically religious wife Selyse (Tara Fitzgerald)—who had rejected her Shireen (Kerry Ingram) ever since she contracted the greyscale that scarred her face—changed her mind about the sacrifice at the last moment. But Stan¬nis remained determined. By the epi¬sode’s end he was certainly no longer “the Mannis”.
 光之王（Lord of Light）的女祭司，被叫做“红袍女”，为史坦尼斯•拜拉席恩服务。
1. The Red Wedding
Walder Frey (David Bradley) ap¬peared surprisingly relaxed about Robb Stark (Richard Madden) marrying Tali¬sa (Oona Chaplin) instead of the Frey daughter to whom he was betrothed. Just when we thought we’d made it through with no serious fatalities, the last five minutes happened. The cel¬ebration of the marriage of Roslin Frey and Edmure Tully gets in full swing. Catelyn Stark (Ned’s wife) notices the banquet-hall doors are closed and the Lannister song, “The Rains of Casta¬mere,” begins to play. She realizes it’s a trap, but it’s too late. Her son Robb’s pregnant wife, Talisa, is stabbed in her stomach, and before Robb can run to her aid, he is shot. Catelyn, shot in the back, tries to take Walder Frey’s wife hostage but he doesn’t care. Catelyn begs for Robb’s life, but Roose Bolton stabs him in the heart. An anguished Catelyn slits the throat of Frey’s wife, and then allows her own throat to be slashed. This jaw-dropping bloodbath had social media on fire for days. The wrenching episode won a Primetime Emmy award for outstanding writing in a drama series. ■