Game of Thrones is notorious for its merciless character deaths. Unlike many other popular franchizes, its producers and writers have no qualms about killing off characters that fans have come to know and love.

When Stannis Baratheon sacrificed his innocent daughter Shireen to the Lord of Light, fans were outraged. He did this so that he would be granted a miracle to help him continue his march to Winterfell to face the Boltons.

Usually when a character is a protagonist, they are considered to be safe, but even this isn’t the case in Game of Thrones, and many long-standing characters have been killed off, and, in Jon Snow’s case, brought back to life.

The penultimate season of the show may have drawn to a close, but now speculation is rife about the characters who may or may not be coming back for its final season, and one of its actresses has hinted that she won’t be returning.