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When TV characters die, the actors who play them do too and you never see them again. OK, that's actually not true, but sometimes it feels that way, right? If a brave warrior gets shot full of arrows and sent out to sea in a little canoe on Game of Thrones, it's disorienting to see the same actor pop up as an orderly on some dragon-free CBS medical drama. What happened to all men must die?
But in the film and television business, a dead character doesn't equate to a death sentence for an actor's career. A visible role on a show as popular as Game of Thrones often leads to some pretty neat gigs, and getting killed off can even provide a death-bump. Let's take a look at how 14 performers whose characters were written off the show have chosen to spend their time in the afterlife. (Warning: spoilers for all five seasons of Game of Thrones follow.)