50 most heartbreaking Game of Thrones deaths

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1. Shireen Baratheon – Season 5 “The Dance of Dragons”

If you don’t think this is the worst Game of Thrones death, you may have to check your chest cavity to make sure your ticker is still working.

Shireen was the daughter and only surviving child of Stannis and Selyse Baratheon. She caught greyscale as an infant, which is typically a death sentence, but Stannis refused to give up on her. He found a cure, yet she was left with scars all over the side of her face. Selyse always resented her daughter because she could not give Stannis a son. (All three previous sons were stillborn.)

Both parents ignored Shireen for much of her childhood, but she developed a close relationship with Ser Davos as she teaches him how to read.

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Melisandre convinces Stannis that in order for him to survive the war, he needs to sacrifice Shireen to the Lord of Light. She was burned alive. What makes matters worse, is that the child died for nothing, because Stannis didn’t defeat Ramsay.

Shireen’s death was not in the books. So, not only was this Game of Thrones death horrifying to watch, why was it even necessary? Her screams still haunt me.