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Whoever wins, we lose: Ser Pounce has lost the game of thrones

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King’s Landing’s fluffiest citizen is dead, confirms Game Of Thrones co-creator David Benioff, who, in a chummy interview with Entertainment Weekly, seems to think Ser Pounce’s death is some kind of fucking joke.

Ser Pounce, Tommen Lannister’s pet kitty, was last seen interrupting a moonlit chat between the young king and Margaery Tyrell. And, while one might think the royal feline perished in wildfire alongside the Tyrell clan, Benioff reveals that his death came at the hands of Cersei, who currently reigns as the Queen of the Andals and the First Men.

“Cersei hated the name ‘Ser Pounce’ so much she could not allow him to survive,” Benioff said. “So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce’s death was so horrible we couldn’t even put it on the air.” Ha ha.


“If you buy the super-extended, super-charged Game Of Thrones box set that comes out, the death of Ser Pounce will be in there,” added showrunner Dan Weiss, who can seriously just fuck right off. “Just one whole episode devoted to the death of Ser Pounce.”

Benioff and Weiss’ brazen cruelty apparently stems from a poor working relationship with the fluffer. “That cat was really not fun to work with,” said Benioff. “Cats have an agenda,” Weiss added, a statement that only reinforces our now-perished dreams of Pounce one day taking the Iron Throne.

Cold are all comforts right now, but we’re casting our lot with the Ironborn in this time of mourning. “What is dead may never die,” they say, and those soggy bastards better be right. There’s no way we could stomach a second death for sweet Ser Pounce.

If you need us, we’ll be salving ourselves with song.


Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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