Game of Thrones wrapped up its fourth season Sunday night with an hour full of intra-familial demise, medieval transfusions, leafy immortal children, Stannis Baratheon riding into town like a total boss, at least one passionate case made for the purity of incest, and a battle scene full of relentless skeleton warriors, as depicted to the right.

Now that the season is over and we're left with nine months of hand-wringing about events that half of us know are coming and the other half of us can pretty much guess are coming because the first half is not at all as cryptic as they think they are, it's time to take stock of the season as a whole, through the lens of facts and figures.


Total Body Count (all characters of note who bit it this season): 9
Deceased Who Were Murdered: 5 (Joffrey Baratheon, Dontos the fool, Lysa Arryn, Shae, Tywin Lannister)
Deceased Who Were Killed on the Field of Battle: 2 (Ygritte; Locke)
Deceased Who Were Killed as Part of the Shockingly Brutal Westerosi Judicial System: 1 (Oberyn Martell)
Deceased Who Were Killed by Monsters: 1 (Jojen Reed; though I guess Oberyn qualifies here too, if you count The Mountain as a monster, which you should)
Doesn't Officially Count but Will Probably Be Deceased Very Soon: 1 (Sandor "The Hound" Clegane)

Characters Who Were Imprisoned: 4 (Tyrion Lannister, Tormund Giantsbane; Danaerys's dragons Rhaegal and Viserion)
Characters Who Were Tried for Murder: 2 (Tyrion Lannister, Petyr Baelish)
Characters Who Were Convicted of Murder: (Tyrion)
Characters Who Are Currently on the Lam: 2 (Tyrion, Danaerys's dragon Drogon)
Characters Who Were Banished: 1 (Jorah Mormont)

Characters Who Testified Before a Court or Tribunal This Season: 7 (Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, Grand Maester Pycelle, Ser Meryn Trant, Lord Varys, Shae, Petyr Baelish, Sansa Stark)
Characters Whose Testimony Was NOT a Pack of Lies: (Jon Snow; Cersei Lannister, technically)

Characters of Note Who Began the Season in King's Landing: 19 (Tywin, Jamie, Cersei, and Tyrion Lannister; Joffrey and Tommen Baratheon; Ser Pounce; Margaery, Loras, and Olenna Tyrell; Sansa Stark; Shae; Dontos the fool; Grand Maester Pycelle; Varys; Brienne of Tarth; Podrick Payne; Bronn; Oberyn Martell)
Characters of Note Who Ended the Season in King's Landing: 7 (Cersei, Jamie, Tommen, Ser Pounce, Margaery, Loras, and Grand Maester Pycelle)

Characters of Note Who Began the Season at The Wall/Castle Black: 5 (Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly, Maester Aemon, Alliser Thorne, Janos Slynt)
Characters of Note Who Ended the Season at The Wall/Castle Black: 13 (Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly, Maester Aemon, Alliser Thorne, Janos Slynt, Gilly, Mance Rayder, Tormund Giantsbane, Stannis Baratheon, Ser Davos Seaworth, Mrs. Stannis, Kid Stannis, Melisandre)

Starks Left Alive at the Beginning of the Season: 5 (Sansa, Arya, Bran, Rickon, and Jon Snow)
Starks Left Alive at the End of the Season: 5 (somehow)

Bastard Count at the Beginning of the Season: 3 (Jon Snow, Ramsay Snow, Gendry)
Bastard Count at the End of the Season: 2 (Jon Snow, Gendry)

Clegane Family Members Left Possibly Mortally Wounded: 2 (Sandor "The Hound"; Gregor "The Mountain")

Gambling Odds on the First New Pair of Sex Partners in Season 5

  • Littlefinger and Sansa: 3-1
  • Missandei and Grey Worm: 7-2
  • Jon Snow and Melisandre: 2-1
  • Margaery and Tommen: 15-1
  • Brienne and Podrick: 32-1

 

Same-Sex Couple In Memoriam Tribute

  • Prince Oberyn and Olyver
  • That one time Loras Tyrell made eyes at Prince Oberyn at the Purple Wedding

Same-Sex Couple Keep-Hope-Alive Tribute

  • Ramsay Snow and Reek

Cool Female Warriors Determined to Protect/Avenge/Murder Loved Ones: 5 (Arya Stark, Meera Reed, Brienne of Tarth, Yara Greyjoy, Ygritte)
Cool Female Warriors Who Succeeded in Protecting/Avenging/Murdering Loved Ones: 0

New Map Locations: 4 (Braavos, Meereen, Dreadfort, and Moat Cailin)
Returning Map Locations: 0 (AHEM, THE EYRIE)

Arya Stark's Kill List Targets Who Died: 4 (Joffrey Baratheon; Tywin Lannister; Polliver; Rorge)
Arya Stark's Kill List Targets Who Were Killed By Arya: 2 (Polliver; Rorge)
Arya Stark's Kill List Targets Who Were Purposefully Not Killed by Arya but Who Will Probably Die Soon and Were Maybe Off the List by That Point Anyway: 1 (The Hound)

Current Arya Stark Kill List

  • Cersei Lannister
  • Walder Frey
  • Ser Meryn Trant
  • The Red Woman (Melisandre)
  • Beric Dondarrion
  • Thoros of Myr
  • Ilyn Payne
  • Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane