All the 'Game of Thrones' characters who died in the battle at Winterfell

HBODaenerys and Jorah fought side-by-side.
  • Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season eight, episode four, “The Long Night.”
  • A number of characters were killed during the Battle of Winterfell.
  • Daenerys lost nearly her entire Dothraki army, as well as Jorah Mormont.
  • Keep reading for a list of who didn’t survive the battle.

The Battle of Winterfell decimated Daenerys’ troops during Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones.”

The Dothraki army was lost early in the battle, and Jorah gave his life to protect his queen.

Though not everyone was killed (including Ghost and Dany’s dragons), both Theon Greyjoy and Lyanna Mormont died heroic deaths, fighting until the very end.

Here’s a list of who died during the battle.


Qhono, along with nearly the entire Dothraki army, was decimated by the Night King’s army.

HBOQhono coming back from the dead.

Qhono was a Dothraki warrior and lieutenant in the Targaryen army, standing alongside Daenerys on the journey north. Nearly his entire army was killed quickly at the start of the battle.


Edd Tollett, also called Dolorous Edd, died saving Sam Tarly.

HBOEdd Tollett looking at Sam.

Edd, a member of the Night’s Watch, was close friends with Sam and Jon Snow while at Castle Black. He was unofficially named acting Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch when Jon left Castle Black.

He saved Sam from the wights before being stabbed in the back and killed. His final word was “Sam.”


Lyanna Mormont died a heroic death when she killed a wight giant.

HBOLyanna Mormont screaming at the giant.

Lyanna Mormont, the head of House Mormont of Bear Island, fought until the end, screaming and charging a giant wight in the Winterfell courtyard. He crushed her bones as he picked her up, but before dying, Lyanna stabbed the giant in the eye, killing him.


Beric Dondarrion died while protecting Arya Stark.

HBOBeric threw his flaming sword at a wight.

The Hound and Beric rescued Arya from a bunch of wights, but in the process, Beric was stabbed a number of times. He made it into a room with Melisandre, Arya, and the Hound before succumbing to the wounds. Melisandre said Beric, who was brought back from the dead five times, had served his purpose.

“The Lord brought him back for a purpose,” Melisandre says. “Now that purpose has been served.”


Theon Greyjoy died defending Bran Stark.

HBOTheon Greyjoy in the Godswood.

Theon Greyjoy was the last man standing to protect Bran.

“Theon, you’re a good man,” Bran told him. “Thank you.”

Theon shed a tear before charging the Night King and being stabbed.


The Night King thought he won before Arya killed him.

HBOThe Night King facing Bran.

As the Night King prepared to kill Bran, Arya leaped from behind with her weapon. The Night King caught her by the throat, but Arya dropped her weapon into her other hand and stabbed him, causing him to explode and his entire army to fall.


Jorah Mormont died fighting alongside Daenerys Targaryen.

HBOJorah was with Dany.

Jorah swore to serve Dany and fought for her until his death. He saved her from wights and the two fought together until Arya killed the Night King. Dany sobbed as she held Jorah in her arms.


Melisandre took off her necklace and walked to her death.

HBOMelisandre walking to die.

Melisandre arrived before the battle began and told Davos that she would die before morning. As the battle ended, she took of her necklace, which preserved her youth and life, and faded into a corpse as she walked out into the snow.


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Every ‘Game of Thrones’ character who survived the Battle of Winterfell

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