This Is The Game Of Thrones Season Six Death That Was Way Too Gruesome To Air

Put your breakfast down for a second (or forever, your choice)

More From Game Of Thrones
20 articles
Jamie-Cersi-season-6
Absolutely Everything You Could Possibly Know...
Maisie Williams And Sophie Turner Got Matching...
Jon Snow
'Game of Thrones' Has Officially Won More Emmys...

*Spoiler alert, obviously*

However stomach-curdling your hatred for Game of Thrones' Ramsey Bolton, it's still hard to watch his gruesome, gory death at the end of 'Battle of the Bastards', where Sansa's ravenous hounds set about chowing down on his face.

It only goes on for about a second – which is all we could take, to be honest – and now it turns out that the show's visual effects designers originally planned for the shot to stretch out for a lot longer.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Image Engine supervisor Mat Krentz, who oversaw the scene,  told Variety that some of the artists on his team created CG representation of Ramsay's jaw with the skin being torn apart at the gums. The stomach-curdling scene was deemed a step too far.

game of thrones
GIF

Krentz and the Image Engine team were responsible for all 72 deaths seen in Game of Thrones' sixth season (slightly less than the number of casualties in a single Dream Team match day, fyi), and had this to say about coming up trumps with the gory goodness:

"To get the look right for that we filmed real meat being smashed. We used the same technique for shots where one character has their hand pulled apart. The best way to match the level of gore needed was to pull some meat apart, and use that in the comp. It all felt more realistic that way!"

So come season 7, you'll know that the Game of Thrones butchers block is a lot more literal than you once thought.

What do you think?

Jim Broadbent
TV
Share
Let The Hype Begin: Jim Broadbent Joins Cast Of Game Of Thrones
Another English acting legend heads for Westeros
maise-williams-reddit-ama-43
TV
Share
Maisie Williams: 'Nothing Will Prepare You' For Game of Thrones Season 7
But first, you have to handle a long wait
Battle of the Bastards
TV
Share
That Epic Battle Of The Bastards Scene On Game of Thrones Was Kit Harington's Idea
​It's based on one of Harington's greatest fears
Tyrion
GIF
TV
Share
The 10 Biggest Game Of Thrones Mysteries Solved
It's all there if you know where to look​​
Jon Snow gif
GIF
TV
Share
The End Of Winter Is Coming: Only Two Seasons Left Of Game Of Thrones
A raven has arrived with terrible news​
Dani blooper reel
GIF
TV
Share
Emilia Clarke Has No Idea How to Speak Dothraki In The Game Of Thrones Season Six Bloopers
​Plus, Melisandre removes the cloth covering dead Jon Snow's crotch
Cersei Game of thrones
TV
Share
Game of Thrones Season Seven Delayed Until Summer 2017
But there's a good reason why​
Jon Snow George R
TV
Share
George R.R. Martin Told Everyone About Jon Snow's Parents in 2002, But No One Noticed
​​Smooth
Game of Thrones locations
TV
Share
See The Real-Life Places Where They Film Game Of Thrones
Now you can visit King's Landing for yourself​
Ned Stark
TV
Share
Missing Game Of Thrones Already? Watch Sean Bean Play Ned Stark Again - Sort Of
​A first look at the upcoming comedy Wasted​