No matter how terrifying and tragic a given episode of Game of Thrones is, hop online right after it airs and you'll inevitably strike comedy gold. Clever denizens of the internet turn the show's darkest moments (figuratively and literally, as you'll soon see) into hilariously funny Game of Thrones memes faster than you can say "Valar Morghulis."
The eighth and final season of Thrones has been heavy on sadness, death, and destruction, but that hasn't stopped fans from finding plenty of moments to poke fun at. Thrones is a show that just lends itself to the meme treatment — it's like one of those "if I didn't laugh, I'd cry," situations, you know? Every week when the the latest episode ends, I find myself scrolling through the official hashtag on Twitter looking for laughs, and it never disappoints. LOLing is the perfect way to come down from the adrenaline high the show typically induces.
I feel like I should issue an obligatory warning that there are some spoilers in the 17 memes ahead. But seriously, if you have time to read this post, but not time to watch the latest episode... well then, in the words of Septa Unella: SHAME. SHAME. SHAME.
1. The Night Is Dark...
Unless your eyesight is a million times better than everyone else's, you probably had a little bit of trouble figuring out what exactly was happening during the Battle of Winterfell. The show received a barrage of criticism from people who felt the episode was poorly lit, forcing the show's cinematographer to explain that everyone probably needs to adjust their TV sets, according to TMZ.
2. Seriously, The Night Is Really Dark
3. R.I.P. The Dothraki
4. The Things We Do For Love (And Alcohol)
5. What's The Procedure?!
6. A Little Help Here, Bran?
You'd think that Bran, the only all-knowing being in the Game of Thrones world, would have given a little more helpful advice to his defenders as opposed to just checking out in a trance. But all's well that ends well, I guess?
I also have to give props to the maker of this meme for putting a shadowy bluish tint over everything, just like the real show.
7. That's Exactly What She's Gonna Do
Not to take anything away from Arya, Westeros' greatest assassin, but I think we can all agree that the Night King's own hubris played a not insignificant role in his demise. Could he not have walked through the Godswood just a little faster? Did he really have to pause for that staring contest with Bran? This could have turned into a very different series had the Night King just taken his opponents a wee bit more seriously.
8. Ice, Ice Baby
9. Ladies Night
10. Still Not Over It
11. Why Though?
12. Just Say No To Spoilers
13. The End Is Coming
14. Defensive Fail
15. What's Up With Tyrion?
Tyrion definitely seems to have lost his mojo a little bit recently, much like a certain God of Thunder. A few seasons ago, Tyrion was a brilliant Hand of the Queen conjuring up effective solutions to Daenerys's problems. More recently, however, he's been the architect of several stunning defeats. Can he redeem himself before the show's over?