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Tonight's Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones wasn't as loud or expensive as the episode that preceded it, at least not at first. In fact, "The Winds of Winter" featured quieter moments than some of the previous episodes. At the beginning of the episode, we saw Loras, Tommen, Margaery, Cersei and others getting dressed as they quietly awaited the trials that were coming. Loras went first, renouncing his claims on Highgarden and committing to the Sparrows. Then, the world exploded.

Tommen was pulled from the trial by his mother before she blew up everyone involved with wildfire. However, while his mother is heartless, Tommen is not and he felt the loss of his wife Margaery keenly. He didn't wait long before he removed the crown from his head and quietly stepped to the edge of the window, falling to his death. His suicide wasn't the craziest or biggest death in the episode, but it was one of the most impactful and one of the most important in the episode, as it left the Iron Throne wide open. Here's why Game of Thrones was always going to kill that character off.

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The Lannister Children Were Always Fated To Die

Remember when Game of Thrones revealed its first flashback and it was a sequence when young Cersei bravely went into the woods and was given a prophecy by a fortune teller named Maggy? In Season 5, Cersei demanded Maggy tell her what would happen in the future, only she didn't really love the answer she got. She was told that her husband---Robert Baratheon---would have twenty kids while she would only have three. The witch also prophesied the doom of Myrcella, Joffrey and now Tommen, by noting, "Gold will be their crowns; gold, their shrouds." Sure, it could have just been some nonsense spouted by a crazy lady in the woods, but if that were true, it probably wouldn't have been a scene that made an episode of Game of Thrones.

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