Game of Thrones Recap: Who’s Dead and Who’s Alive — and Season 8 Predictions

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Game of Thrones Recap: Who’s Dead and Who’s Alive — and Season 8 Predictions

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Bran Stark, aka the Three-Eyed Raven, who likely knows everything

Highlights
  • Game of Thrones season 8 kicks off April 15 in India
  • Tens of major characters have died across seven seasons
  • We predict the chances of survival for remaining ones

If there's one thing that's Game of Thrones is known for, it's killing major characters. Across seven seasons, we have witnessed hundreds of deaths in all sorts of manners, including swords, knives, arrows, fire, pillows, suicides, and even molten gold. In fact, people rarely die of old age in Westeros, at least from what we are shown on-screen. With Game of Thrones season 8 around the corner, we figured we would look back at the four dozen important character deaths and offer our predictions for the ones left alive. In the first table below, you'll find a list of major deaths in Game of Thrones seasons 1 to 7, along with the cause, place, and perpetrator(s) of their deaths. Following that is a table that lists all the big characters still alive in Game of Thrones season 8. We don't think Daenerys' dragons or Cersei Lannister will be alive at the end of Game of Thrones season 8, but hey what do we know.

Game of Thrones deaths — the ones we lost

Season Episode Character Cause Perpetrator Place
1 1 Jon Arryn Poisoned wine Lysa Arryn, Petyr Baelish King's Landing
1 6 Viserys Targaryen Molten gold Khal Drogo Vaes Dothrak
1 7 Robert Baratheon Wild boar Lancel, Cersei Lannister King's Landing
1 9 Eddard "Ned" Stark Beheading Ilyn Payne, Joffrey Baratheon King's Landing
1 10 Khal Drogo Asphyxiation Daenerys Targaryen Lhazar
2 5 Renly Baratheon Stabbing A shadow, Melisandre Stormlands
3 5 Richard Karstark Beheading Robb Stark Riverrun
3 9 Talisa Stark Stabbing Lothar Frey The Twins
3 9 Robb Stark Stabbing Roose Bolton The Twins
3 9 Catelyn Stark Slit throat Walder "Black Walder" Rivers The Twins
4 2 Joffrey Baratheon Poisoning Olenna Tyrell, Petyr Baelish King's Landing
4 7 Lysa Arryn Fell from height Petyr Baelish Eyrie
4 8 Oberyn Martell Crushed skull Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane King's Landing
4 9 Ygritte Arrow Olly Castle Black
4 10 Jojen Reed Stabbing, slit throat Wights, Meera Reed Beyond the Wall
4 10 Shae Strangling Tyrion Lannister King's Landing
4 10 Tywin Lannister Crossbow Tyrion Lannister King's Landing
5 4 Barristan Selmy Fighting Sons of the Harpy Meereen
5 7 Aemon Targaryen Old age - Castle Black
5 9 Shireen Baratheon Burned alive Melisandre Long Lake
5 10 Selyse Baratheon Suicide by hanging - Long Lake
5 10 Stannis Baratheon Beheading Brienne of Tarth Near Winterfell
5 10 Meryn Trant Stabbing, slit throat Arya Stark Braavos
5 10 Myrcella Baratheon Poisoning Ellaria Sand Dorne
5 10 Jon Snow (resurrected later) Stabbing Brothers of Night's Watch Castle Black
6 1 Doran Martell Stabbing Ellaria Sand Dorne
6 2 Roose Bolton Stabbing Ramsay Bolton Winterfell
6 2 Walda Bolton Mauled by dogs Ramsay Bolton Winterfell
6 2 Balon Greyjoy Fell from height Euron Greyjoy Pyke
6 3 Alliser Thorne Hanging Jon Snow Castle Black
6 3 Olly Hanging Jon Snow Castle Black
6 5 Hodor Mauled Wights Beyond the Wall
6 8 Waif Fighting Arya Stark Braavos
6 9 Rickon Stark Arrow Ramsay Bolton Winterfell
6 9 Ramsay Bolton Mauled by dogs Sansa Stark Winterfell
6 10 Lancel Lannister Stabbing, burned alive Cersei Lannister King's Landing
6 10 High Sparrow Burned alive Cersei Lannister King's Landing
6 10 Margaery Tyrell Burned alive Cersei Lannister King's Landing
6 10 Loras Tyrell Burned alive Cersei Lannister King's Landing
6 10 Mace Tyrell Burned alive Cersei Lannister King's Landing
6 10 Kevan Lannister Burned alive Cersei Lannister King's Landing
6 10 Tommen Baratheon Suicide by leaping from a window - King's Landing
6 10 Walder Frey Slit throat Arya Stark The Twins
7 3 Olenna Tyrell Sucide by poison Jaime Lannister Highgarden
7 5 Randyll Tarly Burned alive Drogon, Daenerys Targaryen Blackwater Rush
7 6 Thoros Mauling, freezing Wight snow bear Beyond the Wall
7 6 Viserion (dragon) Neck wound Night King Beyond the Wall
7 7 Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish Slit throat Arya Stark, Sansa Stark Winterfell

 

Game of Thrones season 8 — the ones left alive

Character Last known location Chances of survival (/10)
Jon Snow Narrow Sea 6
Daenerys Targaryen Narrow Sea 4
Sansa Stark Winterfell 7
Arya Stark Winterfell 6
Bran Stark Winterfell 8
Cersei Lannister King's Landing 1
Jaime Lannister King's Landing 5
Tyrion Lannister Narrow Sea 8
Theon Greyjoy Dragonstone 3
Yara Greyjoy King's Landing 5
Euron Greyjoy Essos 0
Davos Seaworth Narrow Sea 7
Brienne of Tarth Winterfell 7
Samwell Tarly Winterfell 10
Gilly Winterfell 10
Missandei Narrow Sea 6
Grey Worm Narrow Sea 3
Varys Narrow Sea 4
Jorah Mormont Narrow Sea 1
Sandor "The Hound" Clegane Narrow Sea 3
Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane King's Landing 0
Tormund Giantsbane Eastwatch 3
Gendry Eastwatch 4
Bronn King's Landing 5
Melisandre Volantis 2
Beric Dondarrion Eastwatch 0
Eddison Tollett Castle Black 1
Podrick Payne Winterfell 5
Qyburn King's Landing 0
Edmure Tully - 6
Lyanna Mormont Bear Island 6
Robin Arryn Eyrie 4
Night King Eastwatch 2
Drogon (dragon) Narrow Sea 3
Rhaegal (dragon) Narrow Sea 2

 


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