Now that Game of Thrones is finally over, it’s easy to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. That picture is one of dozens of characters who fans grew to love or loathe over the years. Many, but not all, met grisly ends, and most got exactly the endings they deserved–whether good or bad.
Whatever you thought of the Season 8 series finale, “The Iron Throne,” there’s no denying it was quite a journey. To celebrate the series’ conclusion, let’s take a look at the first appearances and final shots for a handful of the show’s most important characters.