Death pool: Who will die in Game of Thrones Season 8?
Updated 06-05-19 | 07:00 AM | Staff Reporter
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Warning: This will contain 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 its eighth season on Monday 15th April. 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 final six episodes upon us, that’s truer than ever, as war and more war is on the cards. There’s war between essentially two factions fighting for the Iron Throne – Daenerys and her followers (and her dragons) versus Cersei inKing’s Landing, backed by Euron Greyjoy – and there’s war between everyone living and the White Walkers. With the Night King now sporting his own dragon, and having demolished The Wall, it’s only a matter of time until they reach Winterfell, when they’ll collide with Day, Jon Snow and the rest, as the all head north to stop them. In short, get ready to say goodbye to your favourite characters – with some, such as Tormund (on The Wall when the Night King’s dragon knocked it down), possibly already departed.
Who’s going to be bumped off in Season 8? After Season 7’s impressive body count, we decided to do the respectful thing – and hold another sweepstake predicting the next corpse to join the pile.
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With The Battle of Winterfell killing Beric, Theon, Jorah, Melisandre and – yes – The Night King, the question now is what battle will await the survivors of the clash with the dead. Brienne, Gendry and Grey Worm all survived, despite your predictions for Episode 3… will they be any safer with only Cersei to worry about?
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 seven seasons and calculated the odds of them dying before the final episode is out. (With the odds heavily steeped in favour of death.)
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.
Warning: A reminder that the below will contain spoilers for Seasons 1 to 7.