06/10/2013 12:01 pm ET Updated Aug 10, 2013

Meet the 'Game of Thrones' Weapons (SPOILERS)

People watch "Game of Thrones" for different reasons. If you're a fifteen-year-old boy, you probably watch for the gratuitous nudity. But if you ask me, the real stars of the show aren't Khaleesi's breasts, they're the exotic weapons that we meet in every episode. After all, without weapons, the infamous Red Wedding would have just been a regular wedding, and we all know how dull those are. So let's get to know some of the instruments of pain that have killed off so many characters over the first three seasons.

John O'Bryan is the author of A History of Weapons.

Weapons Used in Game of Thrones