4. Used for Crossbow Target Practice
Gory details: As soon as Littlefinger learns Ros has been spying on him for Varys, he punishes the one prostitute he risked as a confidante by presenting her to Joffrey for “something new, something daring." Ros's death is bleak and violent: After shooting her with a crossbow in numerous sensitive body parts, Joffrey leaves her arrow-pierced corpse pinned to his bed.
Narrative importance: Littlefinger writes Ros off as a “bad investment," but her death and the manipulations involved fuels his passion to continue climbing up the social ladder amidst all the chaos.
Degree of difficulty: Intermediate. When you're a depraved boy king who prefers to creatively torture women rather than woo them, systematically killing a royal hooker is a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Creative scale: 6