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The Mountain’s Big Reveal Has Spawned A Glorious Wave Of Memes

Let's see what's underneath that helmet.

The Mountain revealed himself on Game of Thrones

It is not very nice to make fun of people’s appearances, but when the person in question is a lumbering, undead, murderous sociopath like The Mountain, AKA Gregor Clegane, from Game of Thrones, maybe there’s a little leeway to get mean.

After all, The Mountain is one of the true big bads of Game of Thrones. From the series’ very beginning, the masked marauder has committed some of the most heinous crimes in a show that simply can’t get enough of heinous crimes. Most notably, he went deep on the poor squishy eyes of Oberyn Martell, in one of the show’s very early surprise deaths.

Not that The Mountain got away from the incident entirely scott free. Martell’s blade was poisoned, leading The Mountain to go through a series of distinctly unpleasant changes, many of which went on underneath his distinctive helmet.

Well, in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells”, we finally got to see what was going on underneath that metal covering. And, as one might probably have been able to guess, the results of being poisoned and then zombified by a dusty old dude named Qyburn are not particularly pretty.

Partly because The Mountain’s face was so shockingly fucked up, partly because he is a bad guy and it is fun to take the piss of bad guys, the internet instantly took to memeing the zombie’s undead face. Before long, the supposedly imposing and monstrous Mountain was being compared to a variety of children’s cartoon characters, not to mention potato-headed aliens from Doctor Who.

Of course, getting made fun of by the internet was only one of the unpleasantries suffered by the hulking villain on “The Bells”; he was also unceremoniously yeeted off the edge of some battlements by his brother, which is a pretty metal, but also distinctly unpleasant way to go out.

Needless to say, there are more deaths forthcoming. This is Game of Thrones, after all.