'Game of Thrones' Showrunner Reveals Ser Pounce Died

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Out of all of the characters on Game of Thrones, Ser Pounce-a nonmagical and perfectly ordinary cat owned by King Tommen Baratheon, First of His Name, in King's Landing-may have made the biggest impact with the least amount of screentime.

"Cersei hated the name "Ser Pounce" so much she could not allow him to survive", he told Entertainment Weekly on Monday.

The Game Of Thrones showrunners are being extraordinarily tight-lipped about season eight.

But apparently not. Cause of death for Ser Pounce?

While Tommen committed suicide back in Season 6, the fate of Ser Pounce has been left up in the air. "So she came up with her most diabolical (execution)", Benioff said.

Fans will also likely remember how Cersei's explosive plans left Margaery and the entire Tyrell house dead. And then Ser Pounce had to suffer an even bigger indignity: an off-screen death. Cersei killing her son's cat falls aptly in her characteristic.

OK, OK, sarcasm aside, why did they get rid of the only cat on the show?

Dean-Charles Chapman, the actor who played Tommen, previously said that he had imagined a much brighter outcome for Ser Pounce.

Elsewhere, Benioff has also confessed how hard it was to work with the cat because you know how cats listen to themselves. To which Weiss adds, "Dogs generally do what you ask them to do if they're smart and well trained", Weiss says. Some even jokingly suggested that he's joined the White Walkers.

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