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The List: Best Game of Thrones Punishments

Knakveey April 27, 2015 User blog:Knakveey

Greetings GoT fanatics, this is the first of a series of blogs revolving around Season 5: Game of Thrones and Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series.

With last night's episode, "High Sparrow", we saw a recurring event and theme of punishment. Janos Slynt was executed by Jon Snow for refusing to obey an order given to him.

While in the game series, we all know what happened to Ethan Forrester when he refused to bend the knee to Ramsay Bolton. Take a look below from some of the best punishment scenes from the GoT universe.

"The Walk of Punishment is a warning, your Grace. "To Whom?". To any slave who contemplates anything these slaves did."
―Barristan Selmy to Daenerys[src]

The Walk of Punishment is experienced by Daenerys Targaryen during her visit to Astapor in her quest for an Army. She witnesses firsthand the cruel punishment the slaves endure from their master's.

""This is injustice, my Lord!""
―Erik to Ethan Forrester[src]

As the new Lord of Ironrath, Ethan Forrester must take to his new role with a strong hand and show his people he is in charge. One of the three possible outcomes in regards to the thief, Erik, was too remove three fingers. The other choices, not so bloody.

"Kill me and be cursed, you are no king of mine."
―Richard Karstark[src]

For treasonous acts against Robb Stark, Rickard Karstark was sentenced to execution. This scene is a great juxtaposition to when his father, Eddard Stark executed a deserter of the The Wall in the opening scene of the series.

"I'll do what's best for the house. I'll go. I'm not afraid."
―Gared Tuttle to Duncan Tuttle[src]

Your family is murdered in cold blood and you avenge them by killing two of the three men responsible. Unfortunately, all this does is end you up at The Wall. Gared Tuttle has been having a rough time as of late. With his Lord being murdered and his family dead, he is sent to The Wall in a political move to help protect him and the Forresters. This is another fine example of an undeserving punishment in the Game of Thrones universe.

"Sailors saw him flying over the Black Cliffs three days ago, my Queen. Nothing since then."
―Grey Worm to Daenerys[src]

After news that her dragon; Drogon had burned a three-year old child to death, Daenerys Targaryen decides that her "children" are a danger to society and must be locked away indefinitely. While Drogo is off doing whatever he pleases, his brothers are being punished for his actions with a life sentence.

"A dragon is not a slave."
―Daenerys to Kraznys mo Nakloz[src]

During Daenerys Targaryen's stay in Astapor, her hatred for the slave masters and culture became overwhelming. Her business relationship with the repugnant Kraznys mo Nakloz is consistently put to the test as he openly insults her to her face without the knowledge that she understands the language. To repay Kraznys, Daenerys has all the slave masters killed and her dragon; Drogon sets Kraznys ablaze. Dracarys! (The High Valyrian word for "dragonfire".)

Thanks to QueenBuffy for this addition!

"So long as I am your King, treason shall never go unpunished."
―King Joffrey to the crowd of spectators[src]

While this is obvious unfair punishment, it still fits the bill. Eddard Stark is told that he will receive mercy if he makes a false confession. However, Joffrey Baratheon has blood on his mind and has no regard for any counsel. He decides to make an example out of Ned and begin his mean streak toward House Stark and others.

Thanks to Gladiatus for this addition!

What are your most memorable punishments to date in the GoT Universe? Let us know in the comments!

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