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We all know that the powers that be behind Game of Thrones like to jazz things up with some emotionally devastating deaths every now and again, but this time they have really stuck the knives in our backs. According to GoT showrunner David Benioff, King Tommen's beloved cat, Ser Pounce, is dead, and they couldn't even give him the dignity of an onscreen demise.
"Cersei hated the name 'Ser Pounce' so much she could not allow him to survive," Benioff told Entertainment Weekly. "So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce's death was so horrible we couldn't even put it on the air."
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Honestly, we could absolutely believe the "Mad Queen" would do something like that.
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For those GoT fans who don't recall Ser Pounce (and shame on you, he's practically a knight!), the royal feline was introduced in the fourth episode of season four, shortly after Tommen is crowned king. Margaery Tyrell, looking to seduce herself a boy-king, visits Tommen's bedroom during the night, where her flirtations are interrupted by Ser Pounce hopping onto the bed between them. And it is in that exact moment that the royal kitty hopped his way into our hearts.
Of course, it all goes downhill for Tommen and Margaery after that. By the end of the sixth season, Cersei crowns herself queen, Margaery goes up in flames, and Tommen jumps to his death in his grief. It checks out that Cersei wouldn't want Ser Pounce around, since he's a constant reminder of the son whom she inadvertently killed with her diabolical machinations....
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