If you attempted to review the plethora of deaths on Game of Thrones, your brain would probably burst. There are so many to characters who have met untimely ends, and they tend to blur together in a bloody haze. However, there are some fans out there who have noticed that these deaths all tended to follow a morbid sort of pattern.
Unbeknownst to all of us, this theory may be a pretty accurate tool to predict the future demise of any important characters.
Eagle-eyed Redditor razobak09 made an interesting observation in regards to the many (many) deaths in the show. Namely, they noticed that many of the characters are killed in the same manner that they use to betray or kill someone else, or are killed by their own weapon of choice.
Just take a look at all of the examples (although the Joffrey one is admittedly a stretch):
Commenters even added some additional excellent examples, which adds some pretty compelling weight to the theory that all of these deaths are highly symbolic:
All of this makes a perverse sort of sense, considering the underlying morality of the show. In Westeros, violence, however necessary, begets more violence. Even if characters aren’t consciously seeking revenge, this trend of poetic comeuppance is a reminder that what goes around, comes around on Game of Thrones.
So basically, Melisandre better watch her ass around fire pits, that’s all I’m saying.