'Game of Thrones' fans predict who is most likely to die first in season 8
Using calculation to convert betting odds into implied probabilities, the people at Visme have come up with a list.
The final season of 'Game of Thrones' began a week ago on April 14 but fans have been predicting the fate of the most important characters for a while now. As the show comes to an end, there has been a huge debate on who will be the first character to die this season. Luckily, people at Visme, a data visualization tool, have collated all the latest odds published on a betting side called Bovada and come up with a brilliant illustration telling us which character people are betting on the most to perish in the eighth season of 'Game of Thrones.'
"Using calculation to convert betting odds into implied probabilities, we found that the bookmakers consider Euron Greyjoy to be the most likely to perish first, followed by Yara, Theon Greyjoy and Cersei Lannister," reveals the team at Visme. These tabulations are also brilliantly portrayed as charts on their illustrations, with the bloody knives representing bars to denote the character's probability of dying.
Euron Greyjoy - who has been established as a conniving strategist thirsting for the mad queen, Cersei Lannister - topped the list of who'll be the first to die, with an almost absolute majority of 40.8% voters betting on him. Can't blame them, he is an insufferable persona to endure, but he is followed by his niece, Yara Greyjoy and nephew, Theon Greyjoy, which is a little shocking because, despite their not so squeaky clean track record, we had kind of grown to root for the Greyjoy siblings.
Coming in hot at the fourth position is the one character fans have been aching to see perish, and that is, of course, our mad queen sitting on the Iron Throne. Called Cersei (Lena Headey), she is not only vile and cruel but also ruthless when it comes to vengeance. She blew up an entire city with wildfire just to get back at the High Sparrow for making her undergo a walk of shame in the nude, so it's about time she was met with some solid poetic justice.
Some might find it shocking how people have betted on Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) to be the fifth character to die on the show, but then again - a lot of people don't believe she has what it takes to be significant enough in the Seven Kingdoms. Still, to put her in a spot higher than the man who killed the king, committed incest and attempted the murder of one of our Starks just does not make sense. That's right, Sir Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has been voted to be the sixth most likely to die in the show, and that currently doesn't seem very convincing because he is already being held under trial by the Starks and the Targaryens.
Speaking of Targaryens, our Khaleesi - Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) - stood seventh on the list, which is quite believable because what would the show be without her reigning dominance? Daenerys is followed by the youngest Stark sibling - Arya (Maisie Williams) who of course has the ability to evade death as she is a trained, faceless assassin. The last two people on the list are Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), followed by Jon Snow (Kit Harington), for obvious reasons. Tyrion might have been reduced to a prop on the show, but he is still a skilled strategist, while Jon - well, he is Aegon Targaryen - the true heir to the Iron Throne. It's only sensible to not kill him off right away!