"Death is the enemy. The first enemy, and the last..."
In Game of Thrones Season 7, death was victorious again, yet not quite as often as in previous years. The old adage of the show is that almost anyone can die at any time - Valar Morghulis and all that - but this year saw characters both main (Jon, Jaime) and supporting (Bronn, Tormund, Beric) in serious peril and live to tell the tale.
However, for those who do turn in to Game of Thrones for the latest death race results, there was still plenty to enjoy (or be utterly horrified by). While many said not today, the God of Death found a few victims. They may not all have been the biggest characters, with Thrones (presumably) saving deaths for its endgame, but there were those that were either shocking, devastating, satisfying, or simply a marvel to witness.
Death always wins, after all.
Cause Of Death: Slashed by Jon Snow's Valyrian steel sword, Longclaw.
When Jon Snow first killed a White Walker, back in Hardhome, it felt like a seismic event. Those dangerous ice warriors could be defeated with Valyrian steel, giving a boost to the army of the living.
This time it provides us with more key information - the seemingly new rule that killing the White Walker destroys the wights he's in charge of - but the death itself is all very easy. Jon's a great warrior, but he barely breaks a sweat in battling the White Walker before it shatters.
There's nothing particularly wrong with this moment, even though it does further highlight the White Walkers aren't particularly strong fighters (and before they encountered Valyrian steel, they'd never really needed to be), but it's not all that memorable either.