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Is Littlefinger Really Dead On 'Game Of Thrones'? His Devious Plans Took An Unexpected Turn

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Every season, Game of Thrones fans have watched Littlefinger lie and manipulate everyone around him, edging himself closer and closer to that Iron Throne. However, it seems as though he underestimated the Starks sisters and that mistake seems to have come with very grim consequences in the form of his demise. But is Littlefinger really dead on Game of Thrones? His ladder of chaos seems to have come to an end.

As you know, Littlefinger has been attempting to pit Sansa and Arya against each other for a while now by tricking Arya into discovering an old letter Sansa wrote to their brother Robb way back in Season 1, pleading with him to pledge his loyalty to Joffrey. The Lannisters forced her to do this, but it was enough to make Arya angry over Sansa's betrayal of their family. I was shocked (and yes, even disappointed) to see these two turn on each other so quickly and try to out-do each other regarding which of them has suffered more. But now I know it was all building toward this one epic moment: the complete and total downfall of Littlefinger.

You see, Sansa finally realized that she was being played by Littlefinger, with a little help from Bran, who was finally able to make himself useful this episode rather than just acting emo underneath a tree.

This prompted Sansa to finally take action and sentence Littlefinger to death, which Arya was all too happy to carry out. (See, having an assassin for a sister comes with some perks, I guess.) Sansa had been playing Littlefinger this whole time. She's become fully aware of all of his wrongdoings — including how he held a knife to Ned Stark's neck. Bran saw the whole thing play out in his all-knowing visions. After that, there was no lie Littlefinger could tell. No way he could spin this in his favor. All that was left was for Ayra to carry out the deed in a swift knife to the throat.

His begging did nothing to sway Sansa from changing her mind. She knows now what he's capable of and, if given the chance, he would do even more harm to her family, regardless of his supposed love for her. So he is truly dead? Yes, absolutely. While I know that death isn't always permanent on this show, I'm 100 percent positive we won't be seeing him again. And, you know what, after everything he's put the Starks through, I'm entirely OK with it.