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Game of Thrones: RIP, Varys

Game of Thrones Season 8

REST IN PEACE, LORD VARYS

FIRST EPISODE | Season 1, Episode 3, “Lord Snow”

FINAL EPISODE | Season 8, Episode 5, “The Bells”

HIGH POINTS | Escaping his enslavement and climbing the social ladder; getting revenge on the sorcerer who castrated him; forging a seasons-long friendship with Tyrion Lannister, which included his role in freeing Tyrion from prison; talking his way into a job as Daenerys’ advisor; forming an alliance among Dany, the Dornish and House Tyrell; creating a network of “little birds” that spanned the Seven Kingdoms.

LOW POINTS | Getting castrated and left for dead; being forced to watch Ned Stark’s execution; testifying against Tyrion at his trial; learning that Joffrey murdered Ros, the prostitute he’d enlisted to spy on Littlefinger; losing track of Tyrion during their visit to Volantis, resulting in Tyrion’s kidnapping.

CAUSE OF DEATH | Executed by a vengeful Daenerys after passing along the truth about Jon Snow’s parentage — he was flambéed by Drogon. (At least he got to say goodbye to old pal Tyrion first.)  

EPITAPH | The Spider was so much more than Westeros’ resident gossip. He was also one of the shrewdest, most resilient strategists the Seven Kingdoms had to offer — and we’re sad to see this little bird fly away.

Now it’s your turn. Hit the comments with your favorite Varys moments over the years, and then tell us which Game of Thrones character you fear/hope will fall next!