Game of Thrones is not for the faint-hearted. The favourites die all the time and their death isn’t just a plot point in the story, it leaves us with a lot of feelings and grief certainly tops the list.

Over the years, we have lost main characters in the form of Ned Stark, Hodor, Oberyn Martell, Khal Drogo and countless others and nobody but Jon Snow has returned from the dead (Technically, you can also count Beric Dondarrion and Benjen Stark). GoT loves pulling the rug from under our feet when we least suspect it but this suspicion has made us even more careful. We are afraid of getting attached to someone because we know, it’s Game of Thrones and in all likelihood, it won’t end well.

Here’s a list of 9 characters from the show that we believe could die this season:

1. Daenerys Targaryen

With Jon & Dany’s alliance taking shape in the next few episodes, there is a huge possibility that this will be the end of Daenerys’ journey on Game of Thrones. Jon’s allies haven’t had much luck in surviving but their armies have taken to Jon’s leadership. Since Jon is half Targaryen, we believe he can control the dragons as well.


2. Cersei Lannister

Cersei is on the verge of burning whatever is left and is fast transforming into the Mad Queen. Jaime, who served the Mad King Targaryen, got the name Kingslayer because he killed the crazy ruler. The man was burning the city and Jaime stopped him for the greater good.

There is a huge possibility that he’ll do the same again and this time, it’ll be Cersei on the pointy end. The old prophecy states that her younger brother would kill her and it could easily be Jaime.


3. Sansa Stark

Her association with Littlefinger has made us skeptical right from the start. And with Jon away at Dragonstone, Petyr will utilise every opportunity to create disharmony between the two and that makes us worry for Sansa. A Stark death would be heartbreaking and we know GoT likes breaking our heart over and over again. 


4. Petyr Baelish

Baelish has spent a long time making allies but we all know the cunning man that he is. This reddit thread strongly supports the theory that Arya will be the one killing him. She’s on her way to Winterfell and without Jon Snow, Baelish would be trying really hard to influence Sansa. All great villains on the show have had some gruesome deaths and we have a feeling that Littlefinger’s end will arrive this season.


5. Grey Worm

After the previous episode, Grey Worm has turned out to be one of the most loved characters from the ongoing season and we’ve seen enough Game of Thrones to know that the moment we start loving a character, they snatch it away from us. He has left for a battle against the Lannisters & there is a chance that he won’t return. The Lannister army is fighting on home turf so they certainly have an advantage and poor Grey Worm might never return to Missandei.


6. Melisandre

Davos and Daenerys have both lost people due to black magic. Davos lost Shireen, who was like his daughter due to Melisandre and Dany lost her unborn child due to Mirri’s black magic. Melisandre might have managed to earn Dany’s trust but we’re certain that she won’t forgive the woman for killing an innocent child. Dany has been on a spree of threatening people by burning them alive and there is a possibility that she’ll make an example out of Melisandre.

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7. Arya Stark

This would the worst possible event to happen on Game of Thrones and precisely that is why we believe that this could happen. Arya has turned into a savage killing machine but the kindness of her heart isn’t gone. In the previous episode, she chose Winterfell over revenge and being Ned Stark’s girl, this is what we exactly expected from her. She has been through a lot and honestly, we’re not ready to let go of her yet.


8. Euron Greyjoy

Euron has been pictured as Ramsay’s heir in terms of evilness. His association with Cersei is based on them destroying Dany’s fleet but from what we know of Cersei, she’ll kill Euron the first chance she gets and take over his fleet and the Iron Islands as well.


9. Tyrion Lannister

There are very few characters on the show who have interacted with characters from other storylines as well and Tyrion is one of them. The Wall, Winterfell, King’s Landing, and now even Dragonstone, Tyrion has been to a lot of places and his wisdom has presided in putting out a lot of fires in the show’s universe. He is definitely a fan favourite and that makes us fear for him.


Who do you think will die next?