Two things even non-Game Of Thrones fans know about Game Of Thrones: everyone dies, and everybody is hot.
OK, maybe not everyone (White Walkers aren’t exactly lookers tbh), but it’s fair to mention most of the cast are more ‘Gods be good’ than ‘All men must die’ within the looks department.
Here, then, are the most well-liked from a really hot bunch. Just a shame more of them aren’t still alive. Obviously there are many spoilers here.
Natalie Dormer played the only popular monarch in Game of Thrones history, Margaery Tyrell. We naturally meant she had to die at the end of season 6.
She was Ramsay Bolton's formidable love interest but met her death at the hands of Reek. Which is pretty embarrassing and a great loss.
British actress Lena Headey's Cersei Lannister has juggled an incestuous relationship with twin brother Jaime and one of intense loathing with another sibling Tyrion – whom she believes poisoned her son Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). Last seen getting her revenge on... well, just about everyone, and finally being crowned Queen.
Esme Bianco was a Thrones regular throughout the first three seasons filling the role of prostitute Ros with aplomb. She horrifically met her maker at the hands of (then) King Joffrey, who was happier to use poor old Ros as crossbow-shooting practice.
Ex-Hollyoaks actress Nathalie Emmanuel made her debut in the third series as Khaleesi's Hand Maiden/Personal Assistant and her profile has continued to rise – both on-screen and off.
Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen has transformed from shrinking violet to Thrones's formidable Mother of Dragons over the course of six seasons. And now she's ready to take the Iron Throne.
One of a trio of Prince Oberyn's bastard daughters, Tyene takes a shine to Bronn in season 5 leading to a particularly memorable prison nudity scene. She is the only surviving Sand Sister after an attack at the start of season 7.
Rose Leslie's Free Folk Ygritte debuted in the second season after surviving an attack by Jon Snow and Qhorin Halfhand but bowed out in the fourth following a final clash with her nothing-knowing lover at The Wall. Greatly missed.
German actress (and former porn star) Sibel Kekilli played Shae, a prostitute who fatefully became the exclusive mistress of Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister.
After spending a few seasons casting her spell on Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), the Red Woman is now backing Jon Snow. Remarkably she's still alive. For now.