‘Game of Thrones’ fans picked their favourite villains, heroes, seasons —  and which deaths were most satisfying

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The new season of HBO’s iconic hit “Game of Thrones” is coming back next month, and hype is reaching a fever pitch.

A new trailer dropped this week, and if you haven’t checked it out, you definitely should. (You should probably read our second-by-second breakdown of the footage as well.)

In honour of the new season, reviews-aggregator Rotten Tomatoes conducted a poll for Business Insider of over 1,00o “Game of Thrones” fans for a nice retrospective on topics like which seasons were the best (and worst), who fans want to see on the Iron Throne, and who is the greatest villain.

While the saddest death might not surprise you — clearly Hodor (tear) — many of the questions saw close battles for the top answer.

Here are the results of the Rotten Tomatoes survey:

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  1. Season 6… 30%
  2. Season 4… 23%
  3. Season 1… 19%
  4. Season 3… 14%
  5. Season 5… 9%
  6. Season 2… 4%


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  1. Season 5… 28%
  2. Season 2… 27%
  3. Season 3… 18%
  4. Season 4… 10%
  5. Season 6… 8% (tie)
  1. Season 1… 8% (tie)


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  1. Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark (Season 1)… 25%
  2. Jon Snow (Season 5)… 18%
  3. Robb Stark (Season 3)… 14%


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  1. Joffrey Baratheon (Season 4)… 44%
  2. Ramsay Bolton (Season 6)… 35%


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  1. Hodor (Season 6)… 35%
  2. Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark (Season 1)… 14%


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  1. Jon Snow… 33%
  2. Daenerys Targaryen… 17%
  3. Arya Stark… 10%


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  1. Cersei Lannister… 41%
  2. Ramsay Bolton… 22%
  3. Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish… 16%


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  1. Tyrion Lannister… 28%
  2. Daenerys Targaryn… 19%
  3. Jon Snow… 17%


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  1. Daenerys Targaryen & Tyrion Lannister… 44%
  2. Jamie Lannister & Brienne of Tarth… 13%
  3. Arya Stark and the Hound… 10%


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  1. Catelyn, Robb and Talisa Stark are murdered during the wedding of Edmund Tully (Season 3)… 29%
  2. Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark is beheaded (Season 1)… 13%
  3. Bran Stark discovers the true meaning behind ‘Hodor’ (Season 6)… 10%


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  1. Daenerys Targaryen… 45%
  2. Jon Snow… 29%
  3. Tyrion Lannister… 11%


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