Get Medieval: The Seven Most Awful Things People Did on 'Game of Thrones' Season One

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Daenerys and Drogo melt Viserys's head (Episode 6, "A Golden Crown")

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Okay, so exiled wannabe king Viserys Targaryen was an utterly unlikable douchebag who abused his kid sister Daenerys, sold her into sexual slavery, and threatened to kill her and her unborn child. But…actually, wait, there are no buts, he's just terrible. Still, the punishment that Dany's extravagantly shirtless husband Drogo devises, with her silent approval – rewarding Viserys's demand for a crown by pouring a red-hot vat of molten gold on his head – isn't a fate I'd wish on anyone. Well, okay, maybe Prince Joffrey. (Fun fact: This is not the only case of a character melting their brother's face off  – according to the creepy story that sleazy Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish tells Sansa Stark, that's how the warrior known as the Hound earned his horrific scars at the hands of his even scarier older brother the Mountain.)

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