2. Goodby Ned Stark
This one was a shock and is a fitting place to begin our list. Ned Stark was the star of the series early on so it certainly came as a huge shock when the hero lost his head, literally. Normally we don’t think of the star of a series or show to be killed off in the first season but Game of Thrones has continually gone against what is considered ‘normal’ for a television series. Even though Ned is gone his character lives on through his kids.