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Top 10 moments from Game of Thrones Season 4

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Game of Thrones Season 4 remains one of my favorites after all this time. Here are my top 10 moments from the entire season.

Just like with the best deaths post, I will end up going through other seasons of Game of Thrones. This is just an old post that I needed a new home for and I plan to build up from it in time.

There were so many great moments in Game of Thrones season 4. It’s been really hard to narrow down my list, but I finally did it. I did want to do a top five, but I thought a top 10 was better—and these moments are in no real order since they are just so amazing (well, I think so anyway).

Read on and see if you agree.

My favorite Game of Thrones Season 4 moments

#1: The death of King Joffrey

We all knew it had to happen at some point. Too many people hated him, and he wasn’t good for the people of Westeros.

I didn’t realize it would happen so early on in the season. His wedding was dubbed the Purple Wedding. I thought it was due to the fact that he was king, and purple is a regal color, but no it was due to the color his face turns when he dies. I guess I overlooked some things when reading the books.

Oh, and that death scene is now the image for my ex in my phone. It suits him as he is a bit of a Joffrey in all the annoying, childish, narcissistic ways.

#2: Sansa Stark turning dark

I’ve never really liked Sansa, but I’m not one for following orders from the men in my life. I was definitely born in the right era! I have enjoyed her this season though, and loved the moment she turned dark.

She’s learning the “game of thrones” quickly, and knows how to play people. She can’t lie, but she can certainly twist the truth. I really want to know her plans now, and just how she is going to use Littlefinger (as I suspect she will now) to her advantage.

#3: Oberyn and The Mountain fight

It was a fight scene I’d been looking forward to all of Game of Thrones Season 4. I loved him dancing around, showing off his skills while taunting his opponent.

This was more than a fight to the death for him. He wanted to hear the confession and make sure everyone knew that Tywin Lannister had ordered the killing of his sister. It was just a shame that the confession was more important to him.

I still see the images of The Mountain squishing Oberyn’s head. It wasn’t pretty, but it certainly fit with the show.

#4: Ygritte’s death at Castle Black

I was almost in tears at this. I loved Jon Snow and Ygritte together. Now of course Jon couldn’t actually be with her, or he’d be a deserter, but that didn’t mean I couldn’t root for them in some way. We would eventually see that a friendship with Tormund was possible, so why not Ygritte?

When the Wildlings got into Castle Black, I knew it would end up with Jon against Ygritte at some point. I actually thought one would have to kill the other. And yes, I’d read the books, but I wasn’t sure if the show would change things to make it all the more heartbreaking. We needed to see it be Ollie kill Ygritte in the end.

It’s just a shame neither of them admitted their love for each other before she finally did die.

#5: The White Walker baby

I’ll stay to the north of Westeros for now, and go into North of The Wall. The White Walkers have interested me right from the start. Since I knew nothing about the books at first, I expected the White Walkers to become the main bad guys of the show. I soon realized that was wrong, and I’ve been disappointed that they didn’t really show up in the second and third seasons.

Game of Thrones Season 4 was excellent for the White Walkers though. We finally got to see the Night King, and how he changes the babies that Craster was sacrificing to him. That scene was never in the books, so I hope the showrunners do more like that that isn’t actually in the books.

#6: Daenerys takes Meeren

There were a few parts of this that stood out for me, but the main one was how she lashed out against the slave masters and crucified them in the same way as they had crucified the children. She has gone from a pawn for her brother to being the Leader of Men and Mother of Dragons, and she is certainly showing her authority.

Whether I agree with her decisions is another thing, but at least she is sticking to them. She did eventually allow at least one to be taken down and buried, but she made it clear that nobody wants to get on her bad side.

#7: Locking away the dragons

This moment was tearful, but a poignant and ironic moment. Daenerys has to put the lives of her people first, and it shows that she will be a just and loving queen. However, it is at the expense of her poor dragons.

I knew they were going to end up causing trouble. Jorah did point out that they were wild beasts. But my heart ached seeing the remains of the man’s three-year-old daughter. I couldn’t help but think of my daughter the first time watching it.

Daenerys would have known how he felt, even if her babies are dragons. It was just an ironic moment that the Breaker of Chains chained her dragons up for the safety of the people.

#8: Arya takes one off her list

Arya has spent the last season going through a list of people she wants dead. One name on the list was finally removed by her own doing; Polliver. This was the man who took Needle (her sword) and killed a friend with it.

The best part of this scene was how she repeated the lines he had said, and killed him in the exact same way. I wonder how long it took the character to realize who she was and what she was talking about. I’m sure by the time Needle went through Polliver’s neck he must have known.

#9: Jaime gives Brienne his sword

Jaime redeemed himself during Season 3, and then ruined it all during the controversial rape scene at the start of Game of Thrones Season 4. It’s important to remember that this is the man who pushed Bran out of a tower to protect his and Cersei’s incest secret.

However, there was a great moment when Jaime gives Brienne his sword. He had been struggling with his identity after losing his hand and struggled with the man he was. Brienne helped to set him back on his path and made it clear that he was not an oath breaker. In the end, she named his Valarien steel sword Oathkeeper.

#10: Tyrion kills Shae and Tywin

I knew how Tyrion’s storyline was going to play out, but that didn’t take away the surprise of why it would all happen. Tyrion Lannister is my favorite character on the show. He’s misunderstood, and a gentleman deep down. He’s just born in the wrong time and has the worst family imaginable.

The idea of him killing anyone in cold blood was surprising, especially when it came to Shae. However, she betrayed him and deeply hurt him doing it. Killing his father didn’t surprise me that much, but it was clear just how much his father has hurt him over the years. I can’t wait to find out what season 5 has in store for him.

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