Game of Thrones' red wedding should have been proof enough that author George R. R. Martin is ruthless, but if you need any more, this should do: Someone went through each of the books that Game of Thrones is based on (the A Song of Ice and Fire series, that is) and tabbed every single death that takes place in the books. Looks like a lot, doesn't it? Well, that's because it is: According to Buzzfeed, these color-coded tabs amount to a total of 284 deaths. The breakdown is as follows:
A Game Of Thrones - 54.
A Clash Of Kings - 72.
A Storm Of Swords - 97.
A Feast For Crows - 23.
A Dance With Dragons - 38.
And that's not even all of them—the series isn't over yet, so there are about 50 to 5,000 more deaths awaiting us ahead.
The logline of this show should literally be, "Game of Thrones: EVERYBODY DIES."