While most of the internet is still debating whether or not that character is dead, one another unresolved death that occurred in Game of Thrones' season five finale has been clarified.
Although the finale aired this past summer, Polygon understands that not everyone has had the chance to see it and some people are just bingeing the series now. With that in mind, consider this your official spoiler warning.
One of the most tense moments in the finale occurred when Brienne of Tarth came face-to-face with Stannis Baratheon, a contender for the Iron Throne and the older brother of the deceased Renly, the lord to whom Brienne pledged her loyalty to.
Brienne had been out for Stannis' head ever since his partner Melisandre sent a shadow figure to Renly's tent and killed him, and while it may have looked like she had finally fulfilled her life-long duty to avenge his death in the finale, the way the scene was shot left the outcome up to interpretation.
As Vanity Fair points out, the audience never gets to see Brienne's sword actually slice through Stannis. Instead, we see her swing her sword a final time before the camera cuts to Ramsey Snow.
Now, however, HBO has officially confirmed Stannis' death through a passage in the new book, Game of Thrones: The Noble Houses of Westeros Seasons 1-5.
According to his official biographic passage, Stannis was "killed outside of Winterfell by Brienne of Tarth, who wished to avenge Renly's death."
It's hard to keep track of who's alive, who's missing and who's dead in the show, but this one character in particular can now be put to bed.
Whether or not Jon Snow is alive? That's a whole other debate.