Everyone’s Worst Fear Just Came True on ‘Game of Thrones’ And Twitter Is Shook

Sharon Kehoe
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SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers from Season 7, Episode 6 of Game of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall”. Proceed at your own risk.

Sh*t just got real bad on Game of Thrones — more than usual, that is. Fans are used to horrible things happening in this series, whether it’s Ned Stark‘s head getting chopped off in “Baelor,” Jon Snow being stabbed to death by the Night’s Watch in “Mother’s Mercy,” or the ultimate heartbreaker, the Red Wedding. Somehow it’s even worse when the bad things happen to beloved animals, like pretty much all the Stark’s direwolves — save for Ghost and Nymeria (PLEASE STAY ALIVE). But Season 7 just ripped our hearts out with one of the most brutal deaths of the entire show.

Daenerys Targaryen lost one of her babies.

game of thrones crying gif

But that’s not even the worst part. In “Beyond the Wall,” we followed Jon Snow and his fearless crew on their mission to capture a wight. They need one to prove to the always open-minded Cersei Lannister that the army of the dead are real and everyone needs to put aside their petty power struggles to fight for the living right now. Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, things did not go too well and the guys found themselves surrounded by wights. After receiving a raven that the gang was in deep sh*t, Daenerys and her dragons swooped in to save the day. YAY, RIGHT?!


Turns out, the Night King is super talented with his ice javelin and he threw it right at Viserion. The dragon fell to the ground and into the ice water. At the end of the episode, the wights dragged Viserion out, the Night King touched his snout, and Viserion opened his eyes revealing them to be White Walker blue. So not only did a dragon die but now it’s now under the control of the Night King.

The internet did not deal with this well and took to Twitter for some group GIF therapy.

This is fine. I AM FINE.

When you care more about a CGI dragon than yourself

Westeros is totally fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-

Night King grabbing that #1 draft pick

When Game of Thrones kills a dragon but Littlefinger is still hanging around

Why’d you have to name Viserion after your dumb-dumb bro, Dany?


So how is the Night King going to use Viserion? Will he blow ice? Ice fire? Maybe Viserion will be able to freeze the water on the edges of the Wall so armies can invade that way. Or perhaps the Night King will have him fly over the Wall. After all, the magic protecting the living is within the Wall. That might give new Ice Viserion free reign to go nuts on Westeros. But how long until the Night King unveils his grand plan? The Season 7 finale is a whopping 81 minutes long, so we might get some answers. But let’s be honest, this is Game of Thrones and winter is here. Our emotions are totally doomed.

How are you coping with the latest episode of Game of Thrones? Share your reactions on @getfandom!

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