It’s pretty perilous to inhabit the worlds of some of television’s biggest shows. Average life-expectancy just isn’t the same as it used to be in the heyday of “The Sopranos,” or even “Law & Order,” which featured only a few deaths per episode. Take “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones,” for example; rarely a week goes by where scores of people, living or undead, aren’t plowed down by swords, guns, and barbed wire-wrapped baseball bats. It can be dizzying to keep up with, much less stomach. Thankfully, a super-fan on Reddit has crafted this nifty infographic, which breaks down the number of deaths for the first five seasons of the hit AMC and HBO shows.
As you can see, a lot of characters have shuffled off their respective mortal coils between the two shows: 704 in “Game of Thrones” versus 1216 for “The Walking Dead,” but who’s really counting? Apart from this fan, that is, since they went ahead and broke down the types of deaths between main, side and even ancillary characters. There’s even a nifty pie chart to boot, in case you want the grisly deaths to look a little more like a PowerPoint presentation.
Of course, this isn’t taking into consideration both shows’ subsequent seasons, which include events like the massive Battle of the Bastards and the slaughter of the Saviors’ outpost, not to mention the deaths of beloved characters such as Hodor, Glenn and Abraham.
Fans can continue the tally on “The Walking Dead,” as its mid-season finale airs this Sunday at 9ET/PT on AMC, while the carnage on “Game of Thrones” resumes sometime next year.
(via Entertainment Weekly)
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