Unfortunately for all of us, Game Of Thrones is down to its final eleven episodes, which is a simultaneously horrifying yet tantalizing prospect.
On one hand, most of the characters we love are going to die, but on the other, those are the best scenes, right?
Sure, watching Ned Stark’s head roll and Rob Stark’s baby mama get gutted Shawshank Redemption style was as depressing as any hour of television can get, but they also make for the most memorable episodes. And with only eleven episodes left, you can bet that bodies are going to be hitting the floor left and right in similarly brutal fashion.
That said, you will not find Jon Snow, Tyrion, and Daenerys on this list because these three will either A) not die, or B) die in one of the final two episodes, which at that point, literally anything will be possible.
7. Beric Donndarion
Beric Dondarrion has always been one of the most intriguing characters on the show, you know, given the fact he’s mastered resurrection and wields a flaming sword. The only reason Dondarrion isn’t higher on this list is that we haven’t spent much time with him throughout the course of the show, but whenever we have, he’s been a scene stealer. Did I mention his flaming sword?
6. Davos Seaworth
Davos may be the only person in the entire show who always seems to have a clue what the difference between right and wrong is. He’s also like the Grandpa of Game Of Thrones…if Grandpa was a fingerless smuggler who doesn’t know how to read.
5. Grey Worm
My man pulled the finest chick in the show without a dick. Literally no penis. What more needs to be said? Double-edged sword, though, because now that he’s finally had sex with(?) Missanedi, his chances of survival have been essentially cut in half.
4. Jaime Lannister
In a show known for its complexity, Jaime Lannister is its most complex character. Go back and watch season 1 and he’s arguably the most detestable dude in Westeros, which is certainly saying something. And now here we are, seven seasons, three dead children, and one bat shit crazy incestuous sister into Game Of Thrones and Jaime is now one of the most sympathetic characters left.
If Jaime somehow survives the Mad Queen’s reign, he’ll eventually be slaughtered by a White Walker towards the end of the series. Jaime Lannister has ‘tragic hero’s death’ written all over him and everyone knows it.
3. The Hound
Another Jaime Lannister type, The Hound started off as a monster and has slowly been scratching and clawing his way towards redemption, and while he may finally achieve said redemption this season, it’s likely going to cost him his life.
Tormund once f*cked a bear — people forget that.
I was torn between Tormund and Bronn for this number one spot, but I ultimately went with Bronn simply out of longevity. Where Tormund popped up in the season three premiere, Bronn’s been with us basically since the beginning.
But more so than how long we’ve been with him is who he is as a character.
Bronn is introduced to us as one of the world’s greatest sellswords, which is essentially a Westerosi bodyguard/hitman/goon. Right off the rip, he’s got the most bad ass occupation in all of the realm. Yet, while the man’s profession is fighting, his passion is lovemaking. And that’s what makes Bronn more or less the most relatable, and therefore the most likable, character on the show.
All the guy wants is to get paid, get laid, and retire, or as he puts it, ‘a lordship, a castle, and a high-born beauty’, and that’s pretty much all of us, isn’t it?