Spoiler alert at 1600

By Oliver Gettell
Updated June 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

President Obama might be the ultimate Game of Thrones fan. After all, the commander-in-chief has enough pull that he gets episodes in advance, and he probably has a greater appreciation than anyone of Westeros’ ever-shifting alliances and tangled power struggles.

That said, even the superfan in the Oval Office has trouble recalling all the characters who have met met their maker over six seasons of the hit HBO show.

In a recent voting PSA produced by Buzzfeed, Obama racks his brain to recite every death on GOT, and he doesn’t even make it to double digits.

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

“All right, you’ve got Ned, Robb, Khal Drogo, Jon — but maybe that doesn’t really count,” he says. Then he ticks off Renly and two of the Starks’ direwolves (which may be cheating).

“And then Hodor. That was sad.”

It’s true what they say about playing the game of thrones, after all. Watch the Obama video above.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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  • TV-MA
  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
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