If there was one thing we learnt during eight seasons of Game of Thrones, it was to never become too attached to any of the characters.
From the second the sword fell on Ned Stark's neck is was pretty obvious that we would be losing lots of our favourite heroes.
As expected the final series saw many of Westeros's finest fall, but one of the characters who died wasn't actually meant to.
Writers had originally planned for Ser Jorah Mormont, Daenerys Targaryen's protector and friend, to survive, and they even had an alternative ending all sorted out for him.
He was supposed to survive both the Battle of Winterfell and the Last War, and head north of the Wall with Jon Snow after the death of his beloved Queen.
Instead, he died protecting her from the Army of the Dead in episode three.
Dave Hill told Entertainment Weekly: "For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at The Wall in the end.
"The three coming out of the tunnel would be Jon and Jorah and Tormund. But the amount to logic we’d have to bend to get Jorah up to The Wall and get him to leave Dany’s side right before [the events in the finale] … there’s no way to do that blithely.
"And Jorah should have the noble death he craves defending the woman he loves."
His early death means Ser Jorah didn't see Daenerys become the 'Mad Queen' and we will never find out if he remained loyal to her
Iain Glen, who plays him, said: "There’s a sweetness in that because Jorah will never know what she did.
"That’s probably best. It’s a blessing for him that he never found out what happened to her.
"And from a pragmatic story point of view, his death served a greater purpose. Where could we have taken Jorah from there? F— if I know."
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