We can't deny it: one of Game of Thrones' defining features is its bloody violence. We don't think we've seen another show so full of heart-wrenching deaths.
And almost as fun as all the gore is finding out how the deaths are created behind-the-scenes.
The most recent murderous tidbit came from the SXSW Festival in Texas (via Radio Times), when series creators DB Weiss and David Benioff revealed which Thronesdeath was the most expensive to shoot.
While we'd forgive you for thinking Daenerys Targaryen's brother Viserys drowning in, y'know, molten gold would make the top spot, you'd be wrong.
As it turns out, GoT's most expensive death was actually when Maisie Williams' Arya Stark finished off Ser Meryn Trant, a knight of King Robert I Baratheon's Kingsguard and the first person on that list of hers.
Meryn met his end in season 5 when Arya stabbed him in the eyes, the chest and the back before promptly slitting his throat. Ouch.
So, why was Ser Meryn's death so bloody expensive, then? We reckon covering the cost of a prosthetic head for Ned's demise would have been pricier than a couple of blood bags.
David Benioff's explanation? "She couldn't really poke out his eyes." Of course.
From: Digital Spy