A major death on the 'Game of Thrones' series finale has fans calling foul

HBOEmilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on the series finale of ‘Game of Thrones.’

Sunday’s series finale of “Game of Thrones” saw the end for Daenerys Targaryen, but many fans saw her death as undeserved.

On the episode, titled “The Iron Throne,” Daenerys (played by Emilia Clarke) stood alone in the throne room and was joined by Jon Snow (Kit Harington). What she didn’t know was that her lover and nephew wasn’t there to continue by her side as she ruled over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

After Queen Daenerys used her lone dragon to burn down King’s Landing and kill thousands of innocents on the penultimate episode, Jon wrestled with his feelings about his queen. Two more instances would further his resolve to stop Daenerys before she could continue her reign of terror. First, he watched Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) execute Lannister soldiers under her orders. Then, he was unhappy to see that Daenerys had imprisoned Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) for committing treason for releasing his brother, Jaime Lannister, who was being held by her army.

Grey worm jon snow game of thrones series finale Helen Sloan   HBOHelen Sloan/HBOJacob Anderson and Kit Harington on the ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale.

Along the way, both Tyrion and Arya (Maisie Williams) warned Jon that he wasn’t safe with Daenerys because he was technically the true heir to the Iron Throne.

So in that throne room, Jon led Daenerys to believe he was willing to continue with her, and then thrust a dagger into her heart as they kissed. When her last remaining dragon, Drogon, came into the room and saw that his mother had been murdered, he melted the Iron Throne with dragonfire and took Daenerys’ body away gently in his talons.

Fan reactions ran the gamut.

It appears the majority of viewers felt that Dany’s demise was undeserved, especially after all that she’s survived and all the people she has freed



Others felt her death was understandable



There’s one thing the above tweets prove both camps could agree on: The series finale had its faults.

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