What Ned Stark Whispered During His Game Of Thrones Death

  • Published: 15 May 2019
  • The former head of House Stark has spilled the beans about his final moments on Game of Thrones.

    Even after seven more seasons of pain and bloodshed, the death of Eddard Stark still stings. Played by Sean Bean, Ned Stark was originally positioned as the closest thing the expansive fantasy series had to a main character, making it extra devastating and effective when he met his maker at the end of the first season. For those who don't exactly remember what happened to Ned, he falsely confessed to treason after Robert Baratheon died in a hunting accident calculated by Cersei Lannister, and Cersei's son Joffrey took the Iron Throne. Ned questioned Joffrey's claim to the Throne, then Cersei had him locked up and demanded he own up to treason. Though Ned's daughter Sansa and Cersei both asked Joffrey to reconsider, the little tyrant ordered Ned to death by beheading anyway.

    "So long as I am your king, treason shall never go unpunished. Ser Illyn, Bring me his head!"

    Just before the blade came down, the Stark patriarch could be seen whispering a few words. With none of his last words being audible and the books providing no insight, viewers have been left to formulate their own guesses as to what the former head of House Stark may have said as he shuffled off this mortal coil, from the obvious possibility of the series' favorite aphorism,

    "Valar morghulis."

    which translates to "all men must die." Others have made more plot-specific suggestions, like idea was that Ned was secretly stating that Jon Snow wasn't his bastard son but the child of his sister, Lyanna, and Rhaegar Targaryen.

    In an interview with the Huffington Post, actor Sean Bean finally revealed Ned's last words. They weren't an important message with grand implications for the plot, nor a popular catchphrase. In actuality, Ned said a simple, quiet prayer just before dying.

    Bean explains that he wanted to make Ned's death seem as realistic as possible in a series that features dragons and men coming back to life and a frosty villain who can reanimate corpses. He said,

    "I couldn't be too specific, because I don't know if religion [like that] was around in those days, whatever they were. I just thought, 'What would you do if this were really gonna happen?' You probably would pray. You probably would murmur some words and you'd keep it quiet. You'd keep it to yourself."

    According to Bean, he didn't set out to give fans something to speculate on, saying he only spoke during the scene because it felt right for the character.

    The interview also confirmed that Bean has indeed seen all of the online talk regarding his many onscreen demises, including a rundown from Nerdist that puts the actor's on screen death count just behind the oft-murdered Kenny from South Park. According to the actor, he's pleased people are amused at the unusual niche he's carved out.

    On the sort-of-bright side, Ned Stark was far from the last person to face an untimely death throughout Game of Thrones' run. Battle after battle after battle saw dozens of major characters bite the dust, with the final season including some of the most shocking, impactful deaths of the entire series.

    Another much-beloved hero was killed in the exact same manner as Ned: a swift sword chop to the neck ordered by a member of House Lannister. That character had but one final word to say before dying:


    But Ned had a small list to peak out. With the way things are going on season 8 of Game of Thrones, we just hope Ned's prayer included a wish for everything to turn out fine in Westeros.

    Watch the video to find out what Ned Stark whispered during his Game of Thrones death!

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Comments • 523

  • Looper
    Looper   4 months back

    What were your theories on Ned Stark's last words?

    • Joshua North
      Joshua North  1 months back

      "Keep my family safe."

    • hireshi-azu
      hireshi-azu  4 months back

      Wrong, AGAIN.
      John Hurt, may he rest in peace, has been killed off *almost* twice as much as Sean Bean.
      More research please, your shows are turning out more half-assed, those dislikes don't just come out of the forest, ya know?

      But Sean Bean and John Hurt are both European, as an American channel I wouldn't expect you to know anything about anything outside of your own border, but, a little professionalism is always appreciate, alright cupcake? ;)

    • kodah soliman
      kodah soliman  4 months back

      He said allah akbar

    • koekoek
      koekoek  4 months back

      Ned said: "Starbucks will be coming soon"

    • Man Bat
      Man Bat  4 months back

      He said 'Bran, is that you?'

  • nniivekk appo
    nniivekk appo  3 months back

    I still wish that he reached and fought through the long night with his children. Shocking they ended him quite quickly.

    • Теchno Mind
      Теchno Mind  3 months back

      He whispered "My name is Jeff"

      • Alexander Lazowski
        Alexander Lazowski  3 months back

        I think he said "Winter is coming"

        • Kia Mae Tabucanon
          Kia Mae Tabucanon  4 months back

          "Gangnam Style"

          • Mohit Aryal
            Mohit Aryal  4 months back

            The only series where the main character dies first, yet the series based on his deeds.

            • hireshi-azu
              hireshi-azu  4 months back

              Wrong, AGAIN.
              John Hurt, may he rest in peace, has been killed off almost twice as much as Sean Bean.
              More research please, your shows are turning out more half-assed, those dislikes don't just come out of the forest, ya know?

              But Sean Bean and John Hurt are both European, as an American channel I wouldn't expect you to know anything about anything outside of your own border, but, a little professionalism is always appreciate, alright cupcake? ;)

              • prajjwal lekhi
                prajjwal lekhi  4 months back

                Hit like if you didn't learned anything -_-

                • ToroidalVortexLove
                  ToroidalVortexLove  4 months back

                  He said "why do they always kill every fuckin character I play?"

                  • ToroidalVortexLove
                    ToroidalVortexLove  4 months back

                    He definitely said "Arya's gonna kill the Night King and Brans gonna be king." Fact.

                    • Bradley Obiner
                      Bradley Obiner  4 months back

                      Could you put up the title of other movies in the illustration?

                      • Kristopher Holiday
                        Kristopher Holiday  4 months back

                        He Whispered: Brienne has some bomb Azz pu$$y.

                        • Cereal Killer
                          Cereal Killer  4 months back

                          The former head of house Stark... I see what you did there

                          • Bibin John
                            Bibin John  4 months back

                            What Ned stark whispered:
                            Oompikku mairukale, you all are gonna suck😂

                            • Blake Virtonis
                              Blake Virtonis  4 months back

                              His last words were: "Fuck Bruce Willis"

                              • Agusta Sister
                                Agusta Sister  4 months back

                                The actor didnt.say anything..but proves the casting was also magical...all but dumb and dumber.

                                • Richard Horsfield
                                  Richard Horsfield  4 months back

                                  "Bastard"... that's what he said.

                                  • ARNO VIKTOR DORIAN
                                    ARNO VIKTOR DORIAN  4 months back

                                    North remembers father 💔

                                    • Matthew Barajas
                                      Matthew Barajas  4 months back

                                      "hide yo kids, hide yo wife and hide yo husbands, cuz they rapen everybody around here"

                                      • Miguel Borrero
                                        Miguel Borrero  4 months back

                                        It doesn’t matter! Nothing else mattered 😡😡😡

                                        • Sivasankar
                                          Sivasankar  4 months back

                                          Perhaps, he was just chewing a gum! 😂😂

                                          • Shira Navon
                                            Shira Navon  4 months back

                                            He whispered: death is coming

                                            • David A. Damilola
                                              David A. Damilola  4 months back

                                              LMFAO! What did I just watch? He said absolutely nothing, but your video title states otherwise. Y'all joining the bandwagon on clickbaits too?

                                              • The Pain Train
                                                The Pain Train  4 months back

                                                Wait wait wait... people didn't assume that from the start? That's the first thing I thought

                                                • Andy Brown
                                                  Andy Brown  4 months back


                                                  • ryan duenas
                                                    ryan duenas  4 months back

                                                    No there is a interview he said
                                                    Gangnam style
                                                    He really did say it

                                                    • Yeeting Brownies
                                                      Yeeting Brownies  4 months back

                                                      I swear to god youtube has ruined GoT.

                                                      • Christine Brett
                                                        Christine Brett  4 months back

                                                        I hope my hair doesn't look too greasy....

                                                        • FRISHR
                                                          FRISHR  4 months back

                                                          What he actually said was “I eat ass”

                                                          • Kalyn Ulbrich
                                                            Kalyn Ulbrich  4 months back

                                                            I'm gonna stick with mumbling Jon's heritage

                                                            • spock
                                                              spock  4 months back

                                                              Looper is Internet Explorer

                                                              • Robert McDaniel
                                                                Robert McDaniel  4 months back

                                                                Did you not see the last episode. Things are not ending out fine.

                                                                • Ghostwriter
                                                                  Ghostwriter  4 months back

                                                                  Ned's last words: "I'm coming for you, Kenny."

                                                                  • F is the bomb
                                                                    F is the bomb  4 months back

                                                                    The real question is what NK murmur to Bran before Arya turn him into ice balock

                                                                    • Austin Simpson
                                                                      Austin Simpson  4 months back

                                                                      This video sums up season 8, all hype and str8 trash!

                                                                      • MasterJD
                                                                        MasterJD  4 months back

                                                                        His last words"MY LIVES ARE A LIE" I love Ned stark and Sean Bean, but he dies so many times

                                                                        • johnny johnny
                                                                          johnny johnny  4 months back

                                                                          He said, “up the blades”

                                                                          • K F
                                                                            K F  4 months back

                                                                            I hope once the books are finished Netflix remakes from season 7

                                                                            • Shawn Edwards
                                                                              Shawn Edwards  4 months back

                                                                              I wish I was a writer for Looper bc u know these narrators aren't fans or watch GOT. I would write something like Sansa is a hermaphrodite and butt fucked Tyrion and they got remarried just to hear this tool read it and I bet he wouldn't question one word of it. He would just read his script and collect his check

                                                                              • Simon Guy
                                                                                Simon Guy  4 months back

                                                                                Don't understand why this video was so long 😂

                                                                                • Lane Tilmon
                                                                                  Lane Tilmon  4 months back

                                                                                  There is no theories. The actor already said in an interview that he mumbled a small prayer to himself just to make the scene better. There is no secrets or hidden meaning behind it. Sean beam stated this himself. Lol

                                                                                  • moody owl production's
                                                                                    moody owl production's  4 months back

                                                                                    Chop till you drop.....

                                                                                    • Oh Aww Geez
                                                                                      Oh Aww Geez  4 months back

                                                                                      This video did not answer the question.

                                                                                      • Ashraful AL Ashad
                                                                                        Ashraful AL Ashad  4 months back

                                                                                        "Oppa Gangnam Style."....He said that in an interview

                                                                                        • Hussein safwat
                                                                                          Hussein safwat  4 months back

                                                                                          He said “ I wish a job that I don’t die from the first movie / season “ 😅

                                                                                          • Yash Sharma
                                                                                            Yash Sharma  4 months back

                                                                                            He whispered “Winter Is Coming” 😉

                                                                                            • Jaime Lannistah
                                                                                              Jaime Lannistah  4 months back

                                                                                              He whispers, "Lyanna, I promise".

                                                                                              • Thomas Davies
                                                                                                Thomas Davies  4 months back

                                                                                                Well, that’s 3:51 I’m never getting back. Cheers boys 🤙🏻