Death pool: Who will die in Game of Thrones Season 7? Place your bets!
VOD News | On 16, Jul 2017
Warning: This contains spoilers for episodes that have already been broadcast.
All men must die. Not our words, but the words of the High Valyrian proverb that governs the world of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic, which returns to Sky Atlantic for a seventh season on Monday 17th July. And as the show has proven time and time again, it’s not just men on Death’s chopping block: anyone can kick the bucket.
With the penultimate season upon us, that’s truer than ever, as trailer after trailer has promised has war, war and more war – war between all the human factions now fighting for the Iron Throne, as Daenerys (and her dragons) finally make the crossing over to Westeros, Cersei tightens her grip on King’s Landing and Jon Snow tries to warn people of the Night King advancing with his army of white walkers. In short, get ready to say goodbye to your favourite characters.
But who’s going to be bumped off in Season 7? After Season 6’s impressive body count, we decided to do the respectful thing – and hold a sweepstake predicting the next corpse to join the pile.
How do you know who to put your (imaginary) money on? Below, we’ve rounded up the usual suspects and favourite faces from Game of Thrones’ first six seasons and calculated the odds of them dying in the seventh.
We’ll be keeping this list updated as the season progresses, to cross off those who don’t make it – and to account for Jorah’s next inevitably terrible decision.
Valar Morghulis, baby. All’s fair in winter and war.
There wasn’t much death in the opening episode, unless you count the whole of the House Frey – and that sets the tone for the coming season, with Arya firmly on a rampage of revenge. With Euron teaming up with Cersei and Jon heading to Dany, there are only seven episodes to resolve all the loose ends and prepare for the final season – dead bodies are very likely to pile up very quickly.
Preview: Episode 2
Warning: A reminder that the below will contain spoilers for Seasons 1 to 6 – and Season 7 too.
Dead People Walking
|Greyscale is guaranteed to get Jorah – unless he tries some idiotic sacrifice play first.||If Euron storms Dragonstone, the expendable sidekicks will be first to go.||The Kingslayer’s already redeemed himself – when will he check out?||After his poisoning in Season 6, he’s like Jorah: a man waiting to die|
|Davos knows she killed Shireen. How long until he takes revenge?||Cersei is out for revenge. Euron has promised her a present. The head of her enemy…?|
|After wiping out King’s Landing, who will stop her doing worse?||Because being a mad scientist has always ended well.||Grandma Tyrell has survived so far, but can she avoid Cersei’s revenge for much longer?|
|Picking a fight with the Red Priestess? The Onion Knight may peel sooner than expected.||Destined to clash with Jaime, will she survive the duel?||He may be far from the battle, but Sam is just right for a heartfelt surprise departure, once he’s given us all the exposition we need.|
|He may be on Daenerys’ side, but that doesn’t mean he’s safe.||What will Meera’s role be, now Bran has found Benjen?||Someone Jon Snow loves has got to die – and with Sansa safe, is it time for his beloved direwolf to join the departed pack?|
|With Jon Snow holding him by the neck in Episode 2’s preview, it’s not looking good.||After everything he’s been through, Theon is ripe for a redeeming sacrifice||With Winterfell’s men heading to Dragonstone, Tormund could be at risk out in the open.|
|With Tyrion guaranteed to make it another season, is it time for his friend to fall?|
Safe… for now?
|Even though Beric will be in the crosshairs,|
he’ll only come back to life anyway.
|The last heir to Robert Baratheon, which could prove good or bad.||Girl got dragons, yo.||Arya is still too bad-ass to die.|
|Even if Varys gets it, Tyrion is too fun to depart.||Just as Sansa starts getting her own back? No chance.||The Sight. Benjen. Everything’s coming up Bran.||They wouldn’t. Would they?|
|The only thing harder than being a main character on Game of Thrones? Being one of the horses in the background.|
Season 7 Prediction
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