9. Throat Torn Out by Direwolf
Who: Bran's nameless Catspaw assassin
Gory details: Bran is knocked unconscious after Jaime Lannister pushes him out of a tower window for catching him and Cersei having incestuous twin sex. He's comatose and paralyzed, but the Lannisters still aren't certain their secret is safe and hire an assassin. At the last moment, Bran's direwolf Summer jumps up, rips the nameless killer's throat out, then hops back into bed and snuggles his master.
Narrative importance: It's not often a Lannister plot goes awry, and Bran and Summer's bond will only get stronger.
Degree of difficulty: Easy. The Stark children have each adopted a direwolf, and the pups have proven to be loyal companions.
Creative scale: 2