Part of the fun of Game of Thrones is predicting who’s going to die before each season starts, many betting agencies even offer odds on it. Although major character fatalities have fallen significantly in the last few seasons, it is still one of the most prolific shows in terms of death-count. With all this in mind I thought it’d be fun to predict some deaths and then make a chart so I’m not the only one who does this (hopefully). Fill it out with ticks for “live” and X for “die” or however you want.
Highly unlikely they’ll kill him off twice, unless they kill everyone, and it’s a pretty good bet he’ll be the one on the Iron Throne come the end. Death Probability: 1/5.
As already discussed, I think Dany is likely to be the heavy hitter that meets her fate this season. Her character arc is near its completion and her death will stop her obsessively listing off her titles like a child with Tourette’s. Death Probability: 4/5.
Tyrion is a fan favourite, will be somewhat removed from overtly dangerous scenarios because of his size and lack of combat skill, and is also one of GRRM’s favourite characters. I’ll be very surprised and upset if he bites the dust. Death Probability: 2/5.
Cersei’s character arc is also near completion. She has been a fabulous antagonist and, as discussed above, I have a sneaky suspicion her character has more yet to give. Despite this, she’s almost definitely going to meet her fate this season. Death Probability: 5/5.
Jaime’s character development has been one of the best, not just in GoT, but in any series ever. The audience has gone from utterly loathing the man, to him becoming a firm fan-favourite. That will make it all the more painful if he does die. It might be death by White Walker, as the trailer hinted, but personally I think he might kill himself after killing Cersei. Death Probability: 4/5.
Sansa receives an utterly unfair amount of hate. Yes, she was annoying and naïve in the first few seasons, but she has grown into one of the smartest characters in Westeros, moulded by her experiences, and I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest to see her make it out alive. Death Probability: 2/5.
Arya is another firm fan-favourite. But her standing as a warrior/assassin means that she will get into dangerous situations, unlike Tyrion and Sansa, and I have a sneaking suspicion that she is not as skilled and worldly-wise as we have been led to believe. Then again, she’s cool. Death Probability: 3/5.
Bran is an enigma. But he could have a huge part to play. Will he save Westeros with a bit of mind-bending, time-travelly weirdness? Will he die battling the Night King in his head? Or will he somehow become the Night King and die when he is defeated by the other characters? It’s impossible to predict. Death Probability: 2.5/5.