The funniest Game of Thrones memes from season 8
21 May 2019, 22:43 | Updated: 22 May 2019, 14:08
All the best memes from Game of Thrones season 8, including ones about Arya Stark killing the Night King, Bran becoming King of the six Kingdoms, Daenerys burning down King's landing and more.
The Game of Thrones season 8 finale officially marked the end of the show's long run on HBO. Despite it being over, we can all look back on the best memes of Game of Thrones season 8 with fondness. Game of Thrones as told by the memes definitely sums up the experience of watching the 6 episodes in season 8.
The final season of Game of Thrones was ripe for all the best meme-ing. Moments like Daenerys Targaryan's passive aggressive peace talks with Sansa, to Arya killing the Night King, and even Bran becoming king inspired people on the internet to come up with hilariously accurate captions and photo reactions.
Season 8 episode 1 memes covered everything from Jon and Daenerys arriving to Winterfell, Arya flirting with Gendry, and Bran waiting to pull up on Jaime Lannister.
Jaime Lannister seeing Bran at Winterfell pic.twitter.com/2s1aB0W9J0— 'Hated' Jon (@prasejeebus) April 15, 2019
In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1, Jon and Daenerys arrived to Winterfell, an affair which inspired plenty of memes. Jon reunited with his siblings but Dany's reception was icy, to say the least. Episode 1 set up some plot points that would make sense later in the season, like Arya and Gendry flirting and Jaimie coming face to face with Bran Stark.
Some of the best memes from episode 1 were the ones that implied that Daenarys' dragon was trying to warn Jon that he doing the dirty with his aunt. And, of course, the ones about Jon Snow finding out that he is a Targaryan with a legitimate claim to the iron Throne.
Season 8 episode 2 memes gave us Daenerys' fake smile and reactions to the plan to lure the Night King using Bran Stark. Arya and Gendry also had sex in episode 2 and the memes were god tier.
how my mom smiles at me when she wants to beat my ass in public https://t.co/WUXI78j4gN— Sweet Tee (@Trodgers_4) April 23, 2019
In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2, Dany's relatable fake smile became one of the more meme-able moments of the week. Jaime's credibility was put to the test and fans worried about whether Greyworm and Missandei would make it out alive. Ghost also showed up and Tormund was, well, Tormund AF.
Meanwhile, the plan to lure the Night King to the Weirwood using Bran Stark had people imagining all sorts of things, Arya and Gendry having sex set the internet ablaze, and Dany found out she was having sex with her nephew! Whew, packed episode!
Season 8 episode 3 memes and reaction focused on the battle of Winterfell and Arya Stark killing the Night King.
JORAH: I'll lead the first charge.— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) April 29, 2019
BRIENNE: I'll command the left flank.
GREY WORM: The Unsullied shall protect the gate.
BRAN: How cool would it be to fly around and just do like, general bird stuff
Melisandre: “What do we say to the God of Death?”— Mike T (@majtague) April 29, 2019
Bran signaling Arya to sneak up on the night king pic.twitter.com/X4NOnkiK9t— ya girl (@scusemyfrenchhh) April 29, 2019
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 was dark in more ways than one. Our favourite characters came face to face with the Night King and his white walker army but some of the funniest memes were about the fact that viewers could hardly see what was going on in this episode. Much of it was shot at night, giving fans QUITE the viewing experience.
Meanwhile, Arya killed the Night King in season 8 episode 3 and the memes were incredible.
Season 8 episode 4 memes had fans focusing on Arya Stark letting Gendry down after their steamy sex scene in episode 2, Jamie and Brienne having sex, and Jon walking away from Ghost.
this is what arya and gendry’s relationship looks like pic.twitter.com/aKEV9FKH0g— ziwe (@ziwe) May 6, 2019
Gendry really proposed after one night of sex. He might as well jump on the next Drake song with that attitude.— Zito (@_Zeets) May 6, 2019
Jon: Swear you won’t tell anybody I’m the real heir to the throne.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 6, 2019
Me on the phone with the Game of Thrones writers after watching Arya reject Gendry, Jon getting rid of Ghost, Jaime leaving Brienne for Cersei, Rhaegal and Missandei getting killed and Dany starting to go mad all in the same episode #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/BgFB7MhXmk— Damilare Eluwole (@mikedyrated) May 6, 2019
In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 there was a huge party in Winterfell to celebrate the win against the Night King and honour the dead. Overcome with a bout of clinginess, Gendry (a newly made Lord) proposes to Arya who lets him down gently.
Brienne and Jaime Lannister have sex and, elsewhere, Jon Snow reveals to Sansa and Arya that he is a Targaryan. The CGI creatures have a tough go of it this episode as Jon Snow refuses to pet Ghost and Rhaegal is killed on the way to confront Cersei.
Also, in case you forgot, a coffee cup accidentally made it to the final airing of the episode 4.
Season 8 episode 5 memes were kicked into overdrive as Verys was executed, Tyrion and Jaime said goodbye, and Daenerys and Drogon barbecued King's Landing.
Varys writing to tell everyone Jon is the heir to the throne pic.twitter.com/zzfR9X7YAz— Lord Demetrius of House Stark (@DemetriusHarmon) May 13, 2019
In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 Verys is executed by Drogon after it is made clear that he is plotting against Daenerys. Meanwhile, Tyrion releases Jaime, who promptly sets out in search of Cersei.
Daenerys wages war against Cersei Lannister's army and surprises audiences by ignoring the bells of surrender and burning King's Landing to a crisp. Jamie and Cersei die in each other's arms and Jon and Tyrion realise that Daenerys must be stopped.
Season 8 episode 6, the Bran Stark memes dominated the finale, as well as ones about Brienne writing in the book, and Sansa Queen of The North.
This shot of Daenerys walking out with Drogon taking off behind her was incredible and epic.— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) May 20, 2019
I SAID WHAT I SAID. pic.twitter.com/Ur9h0JAI28
Tyrion: Jon Snow should be the rightful ruler. He deserves to be King. He's the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He knows how to lead. He's the chosen one. The people love him. Convinces Jon to kill Dany.— Osibisa 🇬🇭 🇬🇭 (@paa__grant) May 20, 2019
Time to choose a King.
Tyrion: Bran.#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/G11iB0FY27
Tyrion: People love stories, who has a better story than Bran— Kyle Bolt (@kylebolt) May 20, 2019
Jon Snow: pic.twitter.com/48NCtwzrYH
In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 a lot happened including Daenerys Targaryan's death, Bran becoming the King of the six kingdoms, and Brienne of Tarth finishing off Jaime Lannister's story. Bran Stark's kingship inspired plenty of "group project memes", and the shot of Daenerys' wings had people thinking of films studies memes.
No matter what you thought of the ending, there's no denying the fact that it was all unexpected and emotional–including the memes.