Best Served Cold: The Most Satisfying Revenges in ‘Game of Thrones’

Most Game of Thrones characters have at least one bone to pick by now. Between the murder, back-stabbing, double-crossing, and betrayal that we routinely witness, the men and women of Westeros have racked up plenty of vendettas. And they’re not shy about reminding us, or each other, that, like winter, retribution for misdeeds will always come for those that deserve it.

Sometimes, it’s swift. But the best instances of revenge so far on Game of Thrones have come when characters spent seasons stewing and plotting. Here are the greatest moments of vengeance on Game of Thrones, ranked from satisfying to downright epic.

7. When Cersei blew up the Sept of Baelor

The Sept of Baelor explodes with wildfire in a scene from season six of 'Game of Thrones.'

The Sept of Baelor explodes with wildfire in a scene from season six of 'Game of Thrones.' Wildfire at the Sept of Baelor | HBO

Cersei Lannister has never held back when it comes to dealing with her enemies. She’s not above issuing executions, or sabotaging anyone she thinks could stand in her way — just ask Ned and Sansa Stark. But in the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones, she went torched earth, quite literally.

Granted, Cersei’s anger was valid. She’d been humiliated by the High Septon and High Sparrow, and the Tyrells had slowly stripped her of her power after Tommen Baratheon married Margaery Tyrell. And she was facing even more restriction with a new impending trial. But to blow up the entire Sept, and everyone inside of it, was maybe a little extreme.

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