3. Molten Gold Poured on Head
Who: Viserys Targaryen
Gory details: Daenerys and Khal Drogo's marriage was originally orchestrated to get Viserys back on the throne. But his sister and the Dothraki have other ideas: During a feast, Viserys demands that he be presented with the army he was promised, and threatens to cut Daenerys' unborn child out. “I am the dragon! I want my crown!" Viserys shrieks. Ever the literalist, Drogo melts some gold medallions over a fire and pours the whole mess over Viserys' blond head. A dragon with cooked brains was never a dragon to begin with.
Narrative importance: With Viserys out of the way and the Dothraki army standing behind her, Daenerys is the last of Targaryens and is ready to Lean In before winter arrives.
Degree of difficulty: Expert. It's an imaginative and poetic death for Viserys, hinting at Drogo's secret sensitive side. Nobody messes with the Moon of his Life!
Creative scale: 8