'Game of Thrones': George R.R. Martin on killing characters, ending the series

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"It keeps you on your toes. I want people emotionally involved in my story. I want readers to be afraid to turn the page, not knowing who's going to live and die."So says "Game of Thrones" mastermind George R.R. Martin when asked by an audience member at Comic-Con why he kills so many beloved characters (See: Jason Momoa's Khal Drogo and Sean Freakin' Bean's Ned Stark to name a few). Momoa's reaction to Drogo's death? "F*** this s***!"At the HBO series' panel on Thursday, July 21, Martin, who moderated the hour-long discussion, admitted he mourns every character's death while writing the series. "I tell myself it's not be killing them," Martin says. "It's the other characters."When one audience member pointed out that he seems to reject themes such as the hero saving the day and good triumphing evil, Martin says, "We all know books and movies where a hero's are in trouble and you...


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