Spoiler Warning! If you haven’t seen Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 3, look away now.


This episode of Game of Thrones was rife with bloodshed and fan favourites dying in poetic GoT fashion. But one of the most notable and heroic deaths was that of the brave and badass little bear, Lyanna Mormont. 

Since she showed up on the epic series, Lyanna quickly made a place in our hearts and became a fan favourite. This, of course, is an ominous sign in the GoT universe, that one is doomed to die when one is this loved. 

She was always loyal to the Starks from the very beginning. One may remember her first appearance as her encounter with Sansa, Jon, and Davos on Bear Island. But she was introduced much earlier, doing what she does best — showing older men their place.

When Stannis Baratheon made a failed attempt at securing the North, this was Lyanna’s epic response:

Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is Stark.

In fact, if it wasn’t for her, the Northern houses would’ve probably not rallied behind Jon Snow. She convinced the Northern houses that he should be the King in the North and was loyal to the North until the very end.


She even refused to cower down in the crypts and instead chose to stay in the line of fire, like the fierce warrior that she was.

Despite being one of the youngest nobles in the Seven Kingdoms, Lyanna was in no way any less than her bigger and older counterparts — men or women. And she totally proved her mettle as she didn’t go down without a fight. 

In what looked like a loose inspiration from the epic David and Goliath, Lyanna fought a Wight giant who had penetrated through the several lines of defence. While the giant crushed her like an ant, Lyanna spent her last breath plunging a spear through his eye ending his life and going down a total hero, herself. 

One of the most glorious deaths, hers was definitely a poetic end as she did what she does best. Essentially standing up to bigger and stronger men who think they’re undefeatable in front of this little champion. 

She was and always will be one of the fiercest warriors Westeros has known. And in our hearts, she will always be the boldest and bravest queen there is. 

Rest in peace, you little badass bear giant-slayer. You will always be a true hero!