That Looked Painful: 9 Times 'The Shannara Chronicles' Made Us Wince

All together now: OUCH!

Now that must have hurt.

This week's episode of "The Shannara Chronicles" ended with a viciously violent -- and super-shocking -- murder, but it certainly wasn't the hour's only bit of blood and gore. From Wil's attempt at healing to a soldier's gruesome demise, here are the nine most painful-looking moments -- in GIFS!

  1. Fallen father

    In a heartbreaking flashback, Amberle's dad was stabbed -- from both the back and the front -- by an evil gnome.

  2. Live bait

    Hoping to lure wolves with the scent of Crispin's blood -- and turn the poor guy into their dinner -- Cephelo grabbed a knife and cut right into the captain's leg.

  3. Healing hands

    In an effort to treat the captain's wound, healer-wannabe Wil jammed a piece of burning wood into it. We're guessing there was no Neosporin around.

  4. Hungry like the wolf

    Amberle's band of soldiers formed a circle to protect Wil and Crispin, but when one of the female guard's torch went out, she was dragged away (and presumably eaten) by a creature of the night.

  5. Face-off

    Big mistake when that soldier rode his horse into an area filled with poisonous gas: His face started to burn off and disgusting red stuff foamed out of his mouth. Ick.

  6. Heads up

    Amberle and crew finally arrived at that majestic fort, but its residents weren't exactly home: three decapitated heads were tossed outside by the demon that was waiting inside. Hey, buddy -- ever hear of a welcome mat?

  7. (More) live bait

    When The Reaper started to chase after Amberle, Cephelo sliced open Wil's hand so it would follow his scent of blood instead. Notice the S.O.B. didn't cut his own hand.

  8. Fire starter

    After luring The Reaper into that gas-filled field, a suddenly helpful Cephelo tossed his lighter at the beast and blew it to bits. #byefelicia

  9. Fallen monarch

    Remember that super-shocking ending we mentioned? This is it. RIP, King Eventine (and screw you, Changeling).

Which moment made you wince the most? And are you still bummed about the king's murder? Tell us in the comments, then be sure to catch another episode of "The Shannara Chronicles" Tuesday at 10/9c. Oh, and if you're still grossed out by all those GIFs, there was one other moment that might just erase them from your memory: Wil got shirtless again. You're welcome.