The 7 Craziest Moments in the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale

Game of Thrones Season 6 is finally over, and it was a fantastic thrill-ride. After Episode 9's climactic "Battle of the Bastards," fans thought the season couldn't get much bloodier -- oh boy, were we wrong.

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Season 6 has been a rampage of jaw-dropping surprises, from Jon Snow's resurrection to Daenerys' second emergence from the flames. This year has been a thrill ride, but the latest episode, "The Winds of Winter," did the best to finally wrap up the story and get us ready for the (rumored) last two seasons.

Named for the forthcoming next book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, this episode tied up a number of loose ends and sped up the pace of storytelling a great deal. Parts of Seasons 5 and 6 had begun to really drag, but the last few episodes of this season, and this one in particular, returned the show to the fast-paced dramatic effect that made Seasons 1, 2, and 3 such strong successes.

"The Winds of Winter" felt a great deal like Season 1 Episode 10, "Fire and Blood." In that episode from 2011, we saw northern lords swear fealty to the King in the North, Daenerys emerging "unburnt" from the pyre of Khal Drogo, and Arya heading north. In Season 6 Episode 10, we saw...

1. The King in the North!

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After Jon's surprise victory in "The Battle of the Bastards," the northern lords unite to proclaim Jon Snow (Kit Harington) the new King in the North. And this wasn't even the most exciting part of the episode!

Many of the northern lords had refused to follow Jon into battle against the heartless Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), but the little Lady Lyanna Mormont roused them all by proclaiming that her tiny house had risked life and limb, and they should follow her example. "The North Remembers!"

Here is the "King in the North" scene from Season 1.

Here is the "King in the North" scene from Season 6.

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