Main Character Deaths

Both The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are full of death scenes, both in terms of lead characters, side characters, and more (see final page for totals).

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Side Character Deaths

In addition to not being afraid to kill off a lead character, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead kill off side characters just as frequently.

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Game of Thrones Leads in Background Character Deaths

In addition to lead and side characters, both shows regularly kill off background characters. Surprisingly, this doesn’t include zombies…

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Non-Human Character Deaths

For The Walking Dead, this is where the deaths take the cake. Over 1,000 walkers have been killed on The Walking Dead. 

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Total Character Deaths

Thanks to all of the zombie deaths on the show, The Walking Dead has 1,216 deaths versus 704 deaths on Game of Thrones. 

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