"Joffrey... Cersei... Ilyn Payne... the Hound... Polliver... the Mountain..."
Every night, Game of Thrones' bloodthirsty Arya Stark recites a "prayer" of names to remind her who she'd like to wreak vengeance upon someday. You killed her dad? Your name goes on the list.
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Chances are that you have your own list of characters you wouldn't mind killing off, especially after last season's horrifying Red Wedding. Before the fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones kicks off (Sunday, April 6, 9/8c), check out our hit list of people we want to die this year and then share your top pick below.
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Walder Frey (David Bradley)
Why he deserves to die: The elderly Lord of the Crossing hosted the infamous Red Wedding in which Robb Stark (Richard Madden), his pregnant wife, his mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) and their bannermen were brutally massacred. Worse yet, Frey violated guest right, betrayed an ally and is kind of an oversexed perv.
Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton)
Why he deserves to die: He conspired with Walder Frey on the Red Wedding and personally wielded the dagger to kill Robb Stark. He's so cold-blooded, he even told Robb mid-stab, "Jaime Lannister sends his regards." Who does that?! But what else do you expect from a guy descended from men who like to flay people alive?
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Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance)
Why he deserves to die: Tywin was the mastermind behind the Red Wedding, which is merely a drop in the bloody bucket of his career carnage. In his youth, he completely exterminated the entire House Reyne for insulting his father, which was immortalized in the warning song "The Rains of Castamere."
Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson)
Why he deserves to die: Although it's easy to dismiss this little brat with a crossbow, let's not forget that this brat has power. The sniveling, egotistical and cruel child of privilege gave the order to behead Ned Stark (Sean Bean) and has shown a sadistic streak when it comes to torturing and even murdering prostitutes. His uncle Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) should do more than just slap him!
Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon)
Why he deserves to die: The bastard child of Roose Bolton shares his father's penchant for violence and treachery. Not only did he sack the Stark home of Winterfell, but he also kidnapped Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) and has been subjecting him to various tortures and mutilations, including castration ... for fun!
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Melisandre (Carice van Houten)
Why she deserves to die: First of all, that ability to give birth to a shadow baby that killed Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) is completely unnerving and unnatural. When she's not spreading the lethal fruits of her womb, the Red Woman counsels the powerful Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), and inevitably that advice boils down to burning people alive as a sacrifice to the Lord of Light. One of her intended sacrifices -- the royal bastard Gendry (Joe Dempsie) -- fortunately escapes, but that just means other Westerosi lambs will have to be slaughtered.
Have we missed any? Vote for who you want to die next on Game of Thrones and discuss in the comments.
Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9/8c on HBO.