Game Of Thrones Season 7: Who’s Not Gonna Die?
Game of Thrones is one of the very few shows on television that’s willing to kill off your favourite character in a manner that’s both brutal and shockingly sudden—and they aren’t afraid to do it again and again (see: Ned Stark, Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, Hodor, Ygritte, every child Cersei’s ever given birth to, etc). The sadistic showrunners behind the epic series even killed off Jon Snow at the end of Season 5, only to let the Red Woman bring him back to life two episodes into Season 6. So who will be left standing after the show returns next summer? Here are our deathpool bets:
Arya’s brushes with the Grim Reaper happen at least once a season and seem to escalate in severity, reaching peak near-death in this most recent run when she was stabbed repeatedly in the stomach by that awful urchin The Waif. In the end, Arya bested both her and master assassin Jaqen H’ghar. We like to think that some of her Doctor Who immortality has rubbed off.
Dead or not dead in season 7: Not. Dead.
Emmy-nominated actor Lena Headey just gave an interview to The Wrap that provides some insight on Cersei’s current state of mind: “The thing that gave her humanity was her kids. They’re gone now. Her father is gone. Tyrion is gone. There’s no one to tell her she can’t, she’s stupid, she’s just a woman,” says Heady, adding, “The point with Cersei is her utter will to survive, to achieve validation that she is something. That she has nothing left to lose is not something she considers.” Hmm, whether Cersei dwells on it or not, we’d say someone with nothing left to lose is a very dangerous person.
Dead or not dead in season 7: Dead—but she’ll probably take all of King’s Landing (or the half she didn’t incinerate last season) down with her.
Jon Snow’s technically already dead, which has the guy who’s playing him feeling very secure about his position in the GoT universe. “I feel like one of the safest people on Thrones now,” Kit Harington told The Wrap. “Maybe I shouldn’t say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season. Because if I come back to life in Episode 2, it would be awful storytelling if you kill me in Episode 4. So I felt a bit cocky this season.”
Dead or not dead in season 7: Still undead.
It would be cruel of showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to kill off Khaleesi just as she’s assembled her Dothraki horde in preparation to march on King’s Landing. But then again, look what they did to Robb. That said, we think Daenerys has staying (alive) power. Cersei may have tasted victory in Season 6, but 7 will belong to the Targaryens (including newly discovered Targaryen, Jon Snow).
Dead or not dead in season 7: Probably not dead, but we can take either outcome as long as no harm comes to those dragons. It’s hard enough when a Dire Wolf dies.