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

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*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.

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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.

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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.