Thursday, March 22, 2012

In Memoriam, a look back at pop culture deaths 2011-2012

Something that I have noticed is that in the past year alone, I have seen more shocking deaths on TV than most of the past years combined. And no, I'm not talking about just deaths, I'm talking about a character dying and you say "What the hell?" And today, we're paying our respects to all those that gave their lives and careers for the sake of the survival of the show. And I won't be covering EVERY death that has happened in the last year, just the ones that had the biggest impact on myself. And before you ask, yes, there are going to be spoilers in this review. I find it unnecessary that I have to say that, but yes, there will indeed be spoilers. You have been warned.

Game of Thrones

Eddard "Ned" Stark, Lord of Winterfell, Warden of the North, Hand of the King, and loyal servant of Robert Baratheon the first of his name.
Death- Season 1, Episode 9 "Baelor"
Cause of death- publicly executed at the behest of a 12 year old twirp
We pray for your soul

Robert Baratheon, King of the Seven Kingdoms, Guardian of the Realm
Death- Season 1, Episode 7 "You Win or You Die"
Fatally wounded by a bore while hunting
We pray for your soul

Viserys Targaryen, self proclaimed "The Dragon" and true king of the seven kingdoms
Death- Season 1, Episode 5 "A Golden Crown"
Had molten gold dumped on head
We pray for your soul... to rot in hell.

Khal Drogo, The Great Khal
Death- Season 1, Episode 10 "Fire and Blood"
Smothered by wife as a mercy kill after being put in a vegetive state (it's a long story)
We pray for your soul

The Walking Dead

Dale Horvath
Death- Season 2, Episode 10 "Judge, Jury and Executioner"
Fatally wounded by a walker, mercy killed by friend Daryl
We pray for your soul

Sophia Peletier
Death- Season 2, Episode 7 "Pretty Much Dead Already"
Infected by a walker, and later shot in face by Rick Grimes after becoming a walker herself.
We pray for your soul

Death - Season 2, Episode 3 "Bloodletting"
Shot in the knee by Shane, left behind to be devoured by walkers
We pray for your soul
Shane Walsh
Death- Season 2, Episode 12 "Better Angels"
Stabbed by Rick Grimes after trying to kill him, then shot in head by Carl Grimes after turning into walker
I would pray for your soul, but you don't have one. Dick.

Boardwalk Empire

Jimmy Darmody
Death- Season 2, Episode 12 "To the Lost"
Shot in the face by Nucky Thompson
We pray for your soul

Angela Darmody
Death- Season 2, Episode 11 "Under God's Power she Flourishes"
Shot by Manny Horvitz
We pray for your soul

Batman: Arkham City

Hugo Strange
Stabbed and then blown to tiny bits
We pray for your soul

Ra's Al Ghul
Stabbed self while falling, impaled on an iron fence
We pray for your soul

Talia Al Ghul
Shot by the Joker
We pray for your soul

The Joker
Killed by infection caused by copious amounts of Titan in his blood stream.
Rest in peace you magnificent sadistic bastard! P.S- I still haven't gotten over this one.