The Game of Thrones Season 7 countdown has begun and fans are doing everything they can to keep it together, including creating a drawing montage of every major death in the epic series.
The upcoming seven-episode installment of HBO’s highest grossing drama has brought fans into a stupor after showrunners revealed that Season 7 won’t be out until summer 2017.
Now that the trailer is out and the official premiere date of the show has been revealed, it seems like fans are going into a spiral if only to keep themselves satiated for the time being while waiting for their favorite Emmy-winning TV show to return.
In fact, an Austrian artist decided to pay tribute to the deceased characters of the show approximately seven weeks before the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere on July 16.
According to Gizmodo, the illustration montage created by Hannes Sommer provides a concise refresher for GOT fans who already lost track of who’s dead and who’s not from Season 1 to Season 6 with a radio mix of the popular theme music running in the background.
As it turns out, Game of Thrones deaths can look very cool in an interactive pop-up book that not only shows which character died but also depicts exactly how they died.
Among the dead featured in the clip are deaths earlier in the show, starting with Daenerys Targaryen’s brother Viserys who died after getting his crown of molten gold, King Robert Baratheon who bit the dust while facing off with a boar, and Winterfell’s Ned Stark who was beheaded after he was accused of treason.
Khal Drogo, who has previously been rumored to have a guest appearance in Game of Thrones Season 7 per Metro, was also in the book as well as Renly Baratheon and Jeor Mormont who were killed by Stannis Baratheon’s shadow and stabbing in the forest north of the Wall, respectively.
Catelyn Stark and Robb Stark’s deaths during the Red Wedding were also featured as well as Joffrey Baratheon’s poisoning during his wedding party.
Other characters featured in the show include Lysa Arryn who fell to her death, Oberyn Martell who literally died at the hands of The Mountain, Ygritte who took an arrow through the heart, Jojen Reed who was killed by wights, and Tywin Lanniester who was shot while in the loo.
Interestingly, a character who will still be featured in Game of Thrones Season 7 is also included in the montage. As it turns out, Jon Snow, who died by the end of Season 5 and resurrected when Season 6 dawned, still made it to Sommer’s interactive pop-up book simply because his death is a major death with a twist.
Sommer’s take on this particular death was quite amusing, according to Gizmodo, as the artist relayed the involvement of magic in the plot twist many fans half-hoped but did not expect.
Meanwhile, The Verge notes that he also has a way of calling out the showrunners’ decision to showcase the burning of Shireen Baratheon in a humorous manner.
Sommer’s style was impressive, considering how he creatively portrayed gruesome deaths accurately by using simple and hand-made special effects, as The Verge also noted how he created the video in one shot not simply because “his book is thoroughly destroyed by the time he’s done.”
Overall, there is a good chance that fans waiting for Game of Thrones Season 7 would be pleased to watch the illustrated montage if only because it will save them the time to re-watch all 60 episodes from Season 1 to 6.
Or maybe not.
Check out the video posted above and share with us your thoughts on the highly anticipated series from HBO as we continue counting down to the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere.