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Since it's been on the air, Game of Thrones has generated nearly as many memes as character deaths. That's because Westeros is a cruel, but hilarious, place, one where you can orchestrate a massacre and then moments later find yourself on the cover of a fake blockbuster.
From Joffrey Bieber to Red Wedding Crashers, here's a brief rundown of our favorite GoT memes (stay tuned for Season 7 updates):
The "Stannis the Mannis" jokes celebrated this Baratheon for his stoicism and badassery. They were pretty much perfect -- until the Lord of Dragonstone turned into an insect. Then they became totally perfect.
George R. R. Martin published AGame of Thrones in 1996, quickly earning praise for his immersive world-building and gripping storylines. For almost as long, the author's also been known as the Michael Phelps of offing fan faves.
One of the best parts about Game of Thrones is when it turns into a mother-son bonding story, one about a moody kid (Drogon) who just wants to play Grand Theft Auto and roost with his friends at the mall. Unfortunately, he can't -- not until the chores are done. FiGhT fOr Me, DRoGoN. Ugh, fine, Mom!
Arguably the most potent meme on the list. It has the power to ruin your day by simply reminding you what happened that fateful night, when Rickon became the running version of John Travolta saying "Adele Dazeem."
"For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie," show creator David Benioff said at a SXSW panel this year. Mission accomplished last night, as the English recording artist cameo'd to sing a Storm of Swords-y tune, hang with Arya, and make viewers everywhere go nucking futs.