Game Of Thrones — the television series that narrates the fascinating story of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros — has ensnared viewers for seven long years. There are layers and layers to each character created by George RR Martin.
The series is based on his novel, A Song of Ice and Fire, and follows the lives of the wicked queen Cersei, her incestuous relationship with brother Jaime Lannister, and her enmity with her dwarf brother Tyrion.
While she sits on the Iron Throne of Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen is all set to reclaim the title after enduring a dramatic journey along with her dragon children. Jon Snow, who started his journey as the bastard son of Ned Stark, has emerged as the King of the North and by the end of the seventh season was the legitimate child of Lyanna Stark and Aerys Targaryen, therefore making him the rightful heir to the throne.
The eighth season is set to tie up the loose ends and offer its desperate fans a conclusion, though viewers have no clue whether the ending will be tragic or joyful. The final season is expected to premiere in late 2018 or early 2019.
Since the wait seems too long, a website has come up with interesting data from the show's last seven seasons.
Total number of Deaths in GoT:
174,373 deaths have occurred on screen between season one and the end of season seven of the HBO fantasy series, Game of Canada claims. Death and GoT are synonymous as no episode goes without the sacrifice of few major characters and the countless extras that no one seems to care about.
The most horrendous massacre in the show was the famous train loot attack, where Dany's dragon sprayed fire on Jamie's army roasting them to ashes.
The tale of the wigs:
An estimated $7000 (£5200) was spent on the wigs worn by the lead characters. It took a hefty amount of people to imagine and create the unforgettable characters and dress the actors exactly how Martin described them in his bestselling novel. The meticulous detailing of the characters also included their wigs, which are a vital part of the show's narrative.
The eye watering pay cheques:
$500,000 (£372,820) is the salary Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) received for each episode of the HBO blockbuster.
Jon Snow's screen time:
338 minutes of screen time has been dedicated to Jon Snow. Harington's character shared an epic journey. He started his journey at the Night's Watch as the watcher of the Wall and displayed unimaginable courage to fight off the Night's King and his undead army. He was stabbed to death but then came back to life only to defeat Ramsay Bolton and become the King of the North, travelled south to meet Dany to form an alliance in order to defeat the army of the undead and even petted a dragon.
16.5 million viewers have watched the seventh season of Game of Thrones. The show has broken barriers and became a craze across the world resulting in millions of fan following.
Over 300 girls were named Arya in England and Wales last year. Considering the ongoing trend where parents chose to christen their baby with a unique name, the popularity of the Game of Thrones offered them just that.