Since Game of Thrones premiered on HBO back in 2011, it has been a juggernaut of the entertainment world. Just finishing its fifth season - with a finale that left fans grasping for answers -- this show always likes to push its viewers to their emotional limits. For anyone who has been living under a rock, Game of Thrones is based on the fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin about a cast of characters who live on the fictional continents Westeros and Essos. It has received widespread critical acclaim, along with a die-hard fan base who tunes into see their share of nudity, violence, and even some sexual violence each week. The large ensemble cast has won numerous awards for the show, even a best actor Emmy for Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister.
They don't shy away from controversy, and one of the actors from the show said in an interview that the explicit content is like "German porn from the 70's." So you know you are going to see some racy stuff when you tune in. If you don't normally watch, then this list of the most shocking Game Of Thrones Moments will give you a taste of what you've been missing. Don't say we didn't warn you, though - this show isn't for those with weak palettes.
The Cutting of Jaime Lannister's Hand
It's well known that Jamie lost his hand in the book, but the scene where it actually happens is vicious. Locke (Noah Taylor) got tired of Jaime trying to bribe him, so he enacted his retribution by slicing off his dominant hand. The worst part is that the next day Jaime had to wear the severed hand around his neck.
Cersei Lannister's Walk of Shame
There is copious nudity in the show, but the one character who had never appeared nude was haughty Cersei played by Lena Headey who used a body double in the scene. As a punishment for her sins, she had to have her hair cut short, and then parade naked through the streets of King's Landing while the townspeople threw rocks and food scraps at her.
Forced Incest Is Still Rape
Game of Thrones never shies away from a rape scene, but having a brother attack his sister is all the more shocking. To make matters worse the act happened in front of their murdered child's dead body. What? Horrible. Just horrible. Jaime Lannister played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has a regular ongoing incestuous relationship with his twin Cersei.
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Theon Greyjoy's special "male member" was severed in a gory scene that shocked even the most hardcore viewers. Ramsay Snow played by Iwan Rheon actually eats a sausage in the scene right after, leading viewers to squirm in their seats a bit after such a grotesque display.
Sansa's Wedding Night
Sansa, who is played by Sophie Turner, is not one to have an easy time in the Game of Thrones world, but her wedding night was brutal. She married the unpleasant Ramsay Bolton, the same guy who chopped off that other guy's penis in the last shocking moment, so you can be assured she didn't have a good time when the wedding night consummation that took place. The rape was so awful that most fans pretty much lost their collective minds over it on social media.
The Red and Purple Weddings with multiple graphic murders, and a poisonous asphyxiation these two events were both shocking and extremely violent.