One Game of Thrones Scene That Shook The Fans More Than The Red Wedding
This might be the most disturbing moment of the series.
If there is one thing that Game of Thrones has never been short on, it is heartbreaking, devastating, and upsetting moments that have stuck with fans to this day.
Despite the extremely interesting and twisted storyline, one has to admit that the show was so dark, both literally and figuratively, not everyone could handle it.
At times, that eerie feeling just added to the suspense. At other times, even most fans are willing to forget.
The majority of the mainstream audience knows about such standouts as The Red Wedding from season 3 episode 9 of the show, or the gruesome death of Oberyn Martell with Pedro Pascal 's head basically being crushed in by Clegane's bare hands.
However, those who have watched the entire show know that there is a far worse and harder moment to come.
In season 5 episode 9 of Game of Thrones, little Shireen Baratheon is burned alive on the orders of her own father, Stannis.
Many fans agree that even for a show full of gore, rape, murder, and other gruesome themes, this moment stands out the most.
Both for the sound of the child screaming in pain and for the unthinkable cruelty a parent can show to their child.
The other thing that makes the scene so horrifyingly good is the outstanding performance of the actress, Kerry Ingram.
She did an amazing job of portraying all the fear and terror that Shireen was feeling and sharing those emotions with the audience.
Another talent that shines through is Tara Fitzgerald, who portrays Shireen's mother, Selyse Baratheon, who tried to convince herself that they were doing the right thing until the moment she heard her daughter screaming for her.
While the image of young Shireen's death is hard to erase from anyone's mind, you can revisit it by streaming Game of Thrones on MAX and see if it tops your personal ranking of the show's most devastating deaths.