‘Game of Thrones’ has shown more than 5,000 onscreen deaths in three years

There is absolutely no question that Game of Thrones revels in its violence and bloodshed. Oftentimes the killing is an up-close and personal affair — making the times our favorite characters get offed all the more traumatic — but given how widespread the War of Five Kings is, the body count has gotten pretty high in the last three seasons. With season 4 only a day awayDigg managed to compile every onscreen death the show has ever inflicted on its audience in three years. It estimates a grand total of 5,179 lost lives, but even that can’t come close to how much killing happens on the show.

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It, of course, helps that all the murder is set to Put On a Happy Face. Just keep in mind that Game of Thrones is…

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