No show on television does a medieval scrap quite like HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones‘ series. Hell, the battles are so epically orchestrated some movies don’t even come close to matching the quality. And, through seven seasons the bodies have really piled up.
Whether it was wildfire spreading over Blackwater Bay, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) leading a band of Westeros All-Star swords beyond the wall, or the Free Folk attacking Castle Black, there’s been no shortage of emotional intensity and pure action on Thrones. And now, with the final season coming—and possibly the biggest battle in TV history—we felt it was a perfect time to go over some of the best battles on the series.
The stars of the show and the crew worked for hours, days, and months to bring these battles to screen. Whether it was Kit Harington dealing with sub-zero temperatures, or the crew shooting for 30 straight nights, these battles have become some of the best in TV history.
Here are the seven most intense battles in Game of Thrones history.