Game of Thrones Season 7 Character Predictions: Part VIII

*READ PART VII OF MY GOT S7 CHARACTER PREDICTIONS HERE*

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season. Every Sunday leading up to the season premiere, I will be posting my Season 7 character predictions.

This week, I will make predictions for the dragons and direwolves!

THE DRAGONS

Drogon

Dracarys! -Daenerys Targaryen, Season 2 Episode 10, “Valar Morghulis”

Drogon is the greatest killing machine on the show.

He is the most independent and fiercest of Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons. When the “Mother of Dragons” imprisoned two of her children, Drogon fled to the wild, where he grew larger than his siblings. When his mother is in danger, he always comes to her aid. He will get stronger and his bond with Dany will continue to grow in Season 7.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

Rhaegal and Viserion

Viserion? Rhaegal? -Daenerys Targaryen, Season 5 Episode 2, “The House of Black and White”

This is where things could get interesting.

After spending the past two seasons locked away in a dungeon beneath Meereen, Rhaegal and Viserion are free and off to Westeros with everyone else. So far, nothing has been able to stop the dragons. But it is worth noting that Rhaegal and Viserion, at best, have provided aerial support for Drogon, who usually takes the lead in dangerous situations. Now, they are large enough to battle, which is not necessarily the greatest thing in the world.

I think Rhaegal and Viserion will get taken down in Season 7.

Showrunners Dave Benioff and D.B. Weiss need to raise the stakes, and killing off two of Dany’s “children” would certainly do that. Not to mention, the show has killed off direwolves at an alarming rate. Why not the dragons?

Granted, dragons are formidable fighting machines, but they’re still mortal. It’s also worth noting that Essos had not seen dragons for hundreds of years since they burned the masters’ fleet last season. Of course they were not ready for such weapons. But it was only a few generations ago that dragons were alive and well in Westeros. Maybe Queen Cersei Lannister could have something up her sleeve that could neutralize them.

But the biggest threat to the dragons in Season 7 will be Euron Greyjoy.

*BOOK SPOILERS AHEAD! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!*

In A Feast for Crows, Euron Greyjoy brings a dragon horn, a.k.a “Dragonbinder”, to the kingsmoot when the ironborn choose a new King of the Isles and the North. Euron wins by promising to conquer Westeros with dragons. In A Dance With Dragons, a red priest named Moqorro says that the Valyrian glyphs on the horn read “I am Dragonbinder … No mortal man should sound me and live … Blood for fire, fire for blood.”

The horn has yet to turn up on the show, but if Euron has it, that could cause all sorts of problems for Dany.

There’s also the possibility that Rhaegal and Viserion are still mad that Dany locked them up in Meereen. Tyrion does say that “dragons do not do well in captivity” and that they are “more intelligent than men, according to some maesters.” Both of them could act up to the point where Dany needs to put them down.

No one on the show knows how dragons will react to long periods of captivity, and that could prove deadly.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 10 percent

DIREWOLVES

Ghost

The runt of the litter. That one’s yours, Snow. -Theon Greyjoy, Season 1 Episode 1, “Winter is Coming”

Now that Wun Wun isn’t around to eat up the CGI budget, Ghost should play a bigger role in Season 7.

If you look back at the other Stark direwolves, all of them died for a reason. Lady had to go to advance Sansa’s storyline, Grey Wind died during the Red Wedding, Shaggydog died as a precaution so the Umbers could hand over Rickon to Ramsay Bolton, and Summer had to sacrifice himself so Bran could escape the giant weirwood tree.

There’s just no reason for Ghost to die at this point in the story. How can one call Jon Snow the “White Wolf” without a direwolf?

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

Game of Thrones Season 7 Character Predictions: Part VII

*READ PART VI OF MY GOT S7 CHARACTER PREDICTIONS HERE

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season. Every Sunday leading up to the season premiere, I will be posting my Season 7 character predictions.

This week, I will make predictions for characters now in Dorne.

DORNE

Ellaria Sand

We are everywhere in Dorne. I have ten thousand brothers and sisters. -Ellaria Sand, Season 4 Episode 2, “The Lion and the Rose”

Whether you like it or not, Dorne is an important site on the show. For one, Daenerys Targaryen will need to appease the people who rule it. If she completes her conquest of Westeros, she will need to install a ruler capable of keeping the peace among the people.

With two seasons left, it would not make sense to introduce more Dornish characters just so Dany can dispose of Ellaria and install someone else. It would be so much easier to just leave Ellaria alive and have her rule the South so we can all forget about Dorne.

Because we all want to forget about Dorne.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 85 percent

The Sand Snakes

The Sand Snakes are with me. They have the love of their people. They will avenge their father while you sit here in your chair doing nothing! -Ellaria Sand, Season 5 Episode 2, “The House of Black and White”

The Sand Snakes are incredibly expendable. They have been on the show for two years and have had little to no character development during that time.

Simply put, no one cares about the Sand Snakes.

Hopefully, we see some semblance of personality from one or two of them in Season 7, but die off they will.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: ZERO percent

Olenna Tyrell

Cersei stole the future from me. She killed my son. She killed my grandson. She killed my granddaughter. Survival is not what I’m after now. -Olenna Tyrell, Season 6 Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter”

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Olenna Tyrell is the “Ric Flair” of Game of Thrones: she is the dirtiest player in the game.

With one flick of her finger, she saved her granddaughter, Margaery, from marriage to the monster known as King Joffrey “Baratheon.” Best of all, Olenna did it before the marriage was consummated, so Margaery was still eligible to marry the next brother down. This eventually led to the deaths of Tywin Lannister, Myrcella “Baratheon”, and King Tommen “Baratheon.”

Now, only Queen Cersei Lannister remains. Olenna wants revenge and she may very well get it. Plus, we need more scenes like this in Season 7:

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

Game of Thrones Season 7 Character Predictions: Part VI

*READ PART V OF MY GOT S7 CHARACTER PREDICTIONS HERE

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season. Every Sunday leading up to the season premiere, I will be posting my Season 7 character predictions.

This week, I will make predictions for characters now in Winterfell.

WINTERFELL

Jon Snow

I don’t care if he’s a bastard; Ned Stark’s blood runs through his veins. He’s my king, from this day until his last day! -Lyanna Mormont, Season 6 Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter”

THE KING IN THE NORTH! THE KING IN THE NORTH! THE KING IN THE NORTH!

Jon Snow became Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch through hard work and bravery. Unfortunately, some people didn’t see it that way. But thanks to Melisandre, Jon rose from the dead and “avenged the Red Wedding” when he defeated Ramsay Bolton last season. He is a hero in every sense of the word.

Jon Snow is not dying again.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

Ser Davos Seaworth

“…there’s no hiding from this. We have to fight. And we need to do it together.” -Ser Davos Seaworth, Season 6 Episode 7, “The Broken Man”

Ser Davos is one of the few characters on the show with little to no blood on his hands. Sure, he fought beside Stannis Baratheon for most of the series, but he played no role in Stannis’ questionable acts, such as killing Renly Baratheon or burning little Shireen Baratheon. Ser Davos combines pragmatism with honor, which is why he will likely serve as Hand to the King in the North. To even have a chance against the dead, Jon will need to recruit a lot more people to his cause. To do that, he will need persuasive people like Ser Davos at his side. Remember what he did at the Iron Bank for Stannis and his speech at Bear Island to Lyanna?

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

Sansa Stark

I did what I had to do to survive, my lady. But I am a Stark, I will always be a Stark. -Sansa Stark, Season 6 Episode 7, “The Broken Man”

HOT TAKE: I think Sansa will die this season.

Right now, she has two options:

1) Support Jon Snow and his fight against the dead, essentially betraying Littlefinger’s “picture” in the process.

2) Side with Littlefinger and continue to play the “game of thrones” all the way to the Iron Throne.

I would place my money on the latter option. But would Sansa do that because she wants to rule? Or does she plan to foil Littlefinger’s plans and eventually kill him? Both are possibilities, but once again, I would go with the latter option. But is that the right option?

Littlefinger is one of the best “game-players” on the show. For one, he started the entire chain of events when he told Lysa Arryn to poison her husband, Jon Arryn. He also knows that the Starks have “quick tempers and slow minds.” Littlefinger will know if Sansa tries to pull something, and I don’t think that it’s entirely out of the question that he will cause her eventual death because of a potential betrayal.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 20 percent

Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish

Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but refuse. They cling to the realm, or love, or the gods… illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is. -Littlefinger, Season 3 Episode 6, “The Climb”

Besides Queen Cersei Lannister (who we’ll get to in a few weeks), Littlefinger is the next-easiest character to predict. He will die in Season 7, and likely at the hands of Sansa. She may not kill him directly – that could be Jon’s job – but she will certainly bring about his downfall.

Once Catelyn Stark died in Season 3, Littlefinger immediately turned his attention to Sansa. Unfortunately, she is unaware that he has brought nothing but destruction and devastation to her family, specifically her father back in Season 1. Littlefinger is out for himself, but with the white walkers on the horizon, there’s not much room left for those kinds of game players.

Not to mention, no one really cares about Littlefinger. On the other hand, Sansa could find out information from former allies that will make sure that she ends Littlefinger’s plan once and for it. There’s a number of potential informants:

1) Her former husband, Tyrion Lannister
2) Varys, one of Littlefinger’s rivals
3) The Hound, who was in the throne room when Littlefinger turned on her father
4) Her brother, Bran, who could learn about it via a vision

Chaos may be a ladder, but Littlefinger fall off that ladder to his death in Season 7.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: ZERO percent

Tormund Giantsbane

Plenty of little men tried to put their swords through my heart. And there’s plenty of little skeletons buried in the woods. -Tormund Giantsbane, Season 3 Episode 1, “Valar Dohaeris”

First off, can we take a moment to appreciate the greatness of this video?

Anyway, no character in Game of Thrones loves life more than Tormund. He’s loyal and a natural-born leader who genuinely cares for his fellow wildlings, as well as close allies like Jon. He survived the Battle for Castle Black, the Massacre at Hardhome, and the Battle of the Bastards. But unfortunately, this is Game of Thrones, and valar morghulis (all men must die). If Tormund keeps putting himself in the line of fire, how much longer does he really have left?

Unlike fairy tales, fan favorites on Game of Thrones get the horrible deaths (i.e. the Starks, Oberyn Martell, etc.). As much as I would hate to see it, Tormund could be next up. Much to his detriment, he is in the important-but-not-too-important character group, so the show won’t lose a lot if they decide to kill him off. I really hope it doesn’t happen, though.

Who else is going to hilariously gawk over Brienne?

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 45 percent

Wyman Manderly, Robett Glover, Cley Cerwyn

THE KING IN THE NORTH! THE KING IN THE NORTH! THE KING IN THE NORTH! -All three of them, Season 6 Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter”

Just to refresh your memory, they are the three main lords who pledged their house to Jon in the Season 6 finale.

All three could play a role in Season 7 and maybe earn a role in Jon’s new cabinet, but they don’t offer much in terms of advancing the plot. We don’t really know them and honestly, we don’t really care about them. If the White Walkers begin their assault later in Season 7, these three lords and their men will likely be at the top of the death list.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 15 percent

Lyanna Mormont

If they [House Mormont] are half as ferocious as their lady, the Boltons are doomed. -Ser Davos Seaworth, Season 6 Episode 7, “The Broken Man”

Have you ever seen a more badass ten-year-old than Lyanna Mormont?

She’s fiercely loyal to Jon and possesses the leadership skills of her late uncle Jeor Mormont, the late Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Combine that with her ability to call out northern lords, and you have one of the most likable characters on the show.

Like most northern forces, House Mormont took a major hit at the Red Wedding, leaving them with a 10-year-old leader and only 62 men to offer the Starks in their time of need. But as shown by Ser Jorah Mormont, Lyanna’s cousin, the Mormonts are a tough out.

As enemies gather in the south, White Walkers march in the north, and winter freezes everything solid, Lyanna’s massive heart and fortitude will undoubtedly lift the spirits of everyone around her. Game of Thrones needs a character who can offer lightness in an ever-increasing dark world.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

“Bronze” Yohn Royce

The beauty of the Vale is matched only by the nobility of its great families. Lady Arryn often told me that you were her rock, Lord Royce. -Littlefinger, Season 4 Episode 8, “The Mountain and the Viper”

Ever since Littlefinger pushed Lysa out the Moon Door, “Bronze” Yohn Royce has been the face of the Vale. He commanded the Knights of the Vale when they helped Jon and his troops at the “Battle of the Bastards.” In the Season 6 finale, he was the one upset about “wildling invaders.”

If the Knights of the Vale stay at Winterfell, Royce will likely be on the front line of the war with the White Walkers, which doesn’t bode well for his survival. Not to mention, he is not that politically savvy, which could be a problem if he picks a fight with Littlefinger again.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 10 percent

Game of Thrones Season 7 Character Predictions: Part V

*READ PART IV OF MY GOT S7 CHARACTER PREDICTIONS HERE*

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season. Every Sunday leading up to the season premiere, I will be posting my Season 7 character predictions.

This week, I will make predictions for characters now in Oldtown and Horn Hill.

OLDTOWN

Samwell Tarly

“I saw it with my own eyes on our way down to Castle Black. He drove a dagger into the walker’s heart. He risked his own life to save mine more than once. He’s a greater warrior than either of you will ever be.” -Gilly, Season 6 Episode 6, “Blood of My Blood”

There is a compelling case for Samwell as the most knowledgable character on Game of Thrones. As the former steward of Maester Aemon Targaryen, Sam knows all the great houses of Westeros and even penned responses to some of them. Now at the Citadel, he will only expand his knowledge on the history of the realm.

When it’s all said and done, I think Samwell will be the Grand Maester to the new ruler of the Seven Kingdoms (which is a topic for another day). I mean – someone has to write a book about all of this, right?

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

Gilly and Little Sam

The thing about Gilly that’s so interesting… is after all that Craster’s done to her, she’s still got hope that life might get better.” -Samwell Tarly, Season 2 Episode 10, “Valar Morghulis”

Gilly has certainly come a long way from Craster’s Keep. Since then, Gilly and Samwell have fallen in love and formed one of the sweetest romances in the Seven Kingdoms.

Now at the Citadel in Oldtown, it’s safe to assume that Samwell will discover something pivotal as it relates to the looming war with the White Walkers. How long that will take, though, is unknown. That being said, it’s likely that Samwell and Gilly will stay at the Citadel for most of Season 7, which bodes well for Gilly and Little Sam’s survival chances. Not that anyone would want to kill a baby – thank goodness Janos Slynt is dead.

Granted, there could some threats lurking around Oldtown, similar to the A Song of Ice and Fire books. But barring something unforeseen, Gilly and Little Sam should make it through to the last season.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

HORN HILL

Randyll Tarly

I thought the Night’s Watch might make a man of you – something resembling a man at least. You managed to stay soft and fat, your nose buried in books, spending your life reading about the achievements of better men. I’ll wager you still can’t sit a horse or wield a sword… -Randyll Tarly, Season 6 Episode 6, “Blood of My Blood”

This guy is a first-class asshole. What kind of father threatens their son with death?

Not to mention, Lord Randyll is a loser. He fought with the Targaryens in Robert’s Rebellion and initially supported Renly Baratheon back in Season 2. As a vassal family to House Tyrell of Highgarden, Horn Hill’s forces will likely support Olenna Tyrell and Daenerys Targaryen. The Mother of Dragons is certainly no loser, but who knows what will happen in Season 7.

Randyll is not likely to show up that often in Season 7. If he does, expect him to exact revenge on Samwell for stealing the family’s valyrian steel sword and fleeing to the Citadel. With the support of Dany and her dragons, Randyll will likely make it to Season 8.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 75 percent

Game of Thrones Season 7 Character Predictions: Part IV

*READ PART III OF MY GOT S7 CHARACTER PREDICTIONS HERE*

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for their seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season. Every Sunday leading up to the season premiere, I will be posting my Season 7 character predictions.

This week, I will cover characters now located beyond The Wall.

BEYOND THE WALL

Prince Bran Stark

My dreams are different. -Prince Bran Stark, Season 2 Episode 4, “Garden of Bones”

Bran is now the Three-Eyed Raven, which means he has the power to see into both the past and future. He has some very important information to relay to Jon Snow and will likely uncover even more nuggets in Season 7. Bran has not yet learned how to control his power, which makes killing him off pointless.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 precent

Meera Reed

Some people will always need help. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth helping. -Meera Reed, Season 3 Episode 2, “Dark Wings, Dark Woods”

Meera is one of the few characters in Game of Thrones that is truly a good person. She may have lost her brother, Jojen, to the undead, but that has not affected her duties as Bran’s bodyguard, a role of paramount importance after Hodor held the door.

Considering the high mortality rate of all those who have tried to protect Bran, Meera’s survival chances don’t look so good. However, someone needs to carry him, protect him and march through the cold winter to get him where he needs to go. Why not Meera?

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 90 percent

Benjen Stark

The great war is coming, and I still fight for the living. I’ll do what I can… as long as I can. -Benjen Stark, Season 6 Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter”

Like Jaqen H’ghar and Daario Naharis, I’m torn on whether we will see Benjen Stark in Season 7.

Notice how I said “Season 7.”

Before rescuing Bran and Meera last season, Benjen had not appeared since Season 1. In other words, last season was a cameo appearance. Cameos don’t come back each season. Otherwise, they stop being cameo appearances.

So I do believe Benjen will return at some point – just not in Season 7. He’s more likely to come back in Season 8 once the “great war” has begun.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

The Night King

The true enemy won’t wait out the storm. He brings the storm. -Jon Snow, Season 6 Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter”

That’s an understatement.

The Night King is the most powerful character on the show. Not only does he command a large army of undead, but he can turn the recently deceased with a mere raise of his arms. His army only grows larger with each battle.

So how in the world can anyone defeat the Night King?

Well, it’s worth stating that the Night King was created by the Children of the Forest as a way to defend themselves from the invading First Men, who were cutting down their sacred Weirwood trees and slaughtering fellow “Children.”

The Night King and his fellow White Walkers have two known weaknesses – obsidian (a.k.a. dragonglass) and Valyrian steel. But even if every living person in Westeros possessed these weapons, it would be extremely difficult to kill the army and Night King’s lieutenants, let alone the leader himself.

The Night King is heading south towards the Wall and – let’s be honest – will likely succeed in invading the lands of men. As for defeating the living, that may have to wait until Season 8 after everyone in the South stops fighting over a stupid iron chair.

In the end, I do believe the Night King and his army will defeat the living and ultimately return to the Lands of Always Winter, but that’s a theory for a different day.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 100 percent

Game of Thrones Season 7 Character Predictions: Part III

*READ PART II OF MY GOT S7 CHARACTER PREDICTIONS HERE*

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for their seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season. Every Sunday leading up to the season premiere, I will be posting my Season 7 character predictions.

This week, I will cover characters now in unknown locations.

UNKNOWN LOCATIONS

Melisandre

The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away. -Melisandre, Season 2 Episode 1, “The North Remembers”

I hate Melisandre. I mean… how can you not?

Thank goodness Jon Snow sent her packing from Winterfell.

Melisandre has headed south, so it would make sense for her to run into someone heading in the opposite direction – like the Brotherhood Without Banners. For one, she can reunite with a fellow red priest, Thoros of Myr. That would certainly make for some very insightful conversations about the Lord of Light.

Granted, if she does head back north with the Brotherhood and they end up at Winterfell, things could get ugly. Ser Davos Seaworth promised to execute her if she came back and I don’t see any reason he should go back on his word.

But the fact is that Melisandre is too interesting to kill off now. Will anyone find out about her true age? How did she develop her powers? What other abilities does she own? As much as it pains me to type this, there’s just too many unanswered questions.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 90 percent

Ser Jorah Mormont

I love you. I’ll always love you. -Ser Jorah Mormont, Season 6 Episode 5, “The Door”

Remember when Ser Jaime Lannister said, The things I do for love, before pushing Bran out of the tower window?

Now think about all that Ser Jorah Mormont has done out of love for Daenerys Targaryen – ignoring his multiple banishments from Meereen, capturing Tyrion Lannister, fighting off the Stone Men in Valyria, contracting grayscale, getting captured by slavers, spending time in Meereen’s fighting pits, saving Dany in the ambush by the Sons of the Harpy, and saving Dany again at Vaes Dothrak.

Jorah just won’t go away.

Sure, Jorah has done some not-so-cool things in his life such as selling slaves and spying on Dany for Varys. But he’s never been a bad person. He is a brave man who, again, has saved Dany’s life on multiple occasions.

But unfortunately, he had to go away when he revealed to Dany that he contracted grayscale.

So where will Jorah find this cure? It’s certainly out there, as Stannis Baratheon pointed out in Season 5. But will he find it in time? That is the big question.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 50 percent

Gendry

You wouldn’t be my family. You’d be my lady. -Gendry, Season 3 Episode 5, “Kissed by Fire”

Well, it’s about time Gendry showed up.

Last time we saw him, Davos freed him from Dragonstone and told him to head back to King’s Landing, specifically Flea Bottom, where he was born. But wouldn’t make sense for him to somehow return to the Riverlands and reunite with the Brotherhood Without Banners? This would also make for a potential reunion with Arya Stark, his lady, as well.

In terms of the big picture, Gendry could certainly play a role in the battle against the White Walkers. His experience as a blacksmith would go a long way in terms of potentially crafting Valyrian steel swords. As of now, only Jaime, Jon, Samwell Tarly and Brienne of Tarth have a Valyrian steel sword. Other ancestral swords, such as the Tarly’s “Heartsbane”, will likely show up over the next two seasons.

Gendry is also the bastard son of King Robert Baratheon. This will come up at some point, though maybe not in Season 7. It would be awesome to see him survive the war against the White Walkers and revive House Baratheon, with Arya as his lady.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 95 percent

Game of Thrones Season 7 Character Predictions: Part II

*READ PART I OF MY GOT S7 CHARACTER PREDICTIONS HERE*

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for their seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season. Every Sunday leading up to the season premiere, I will be posting my Season 7 character predictions.

This week, I will cover characters now in the Iron Islands, Meereen and Castle Black (a.k.a The Wall).

IRON ISLANDS

Euron Greyjoy

I am the Drowned God. From Oldtown to Qarth, when men see my sails, they pray. -Euron Greyjoy, Season 6 Episode 2, “Home”

Sea battle, anyone?

There will be a lot of praying when Daenerys Targaryen and company go head-to-head with Euron and his 1,000 ships. I mean, why else would anyone build 1,000 ships? For a cruise?

Fortunately for Dany and company, Euron has no chance of coming out on top in any sort of battle. The main purpose of his character is to serve as an obstacle for Dany and her fleet on her way to Westeros. He’ll do his damage and die, probably early on in Season 7 as well.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: ZERO percent

MEEREEN

Daario Naharis

All rulers are either butcher or meat. -Daario Naharis, Season 5 Episode 7, “The Gift”

Like Jaqen H’ghar in Part I, I’m torn on whether we will see Daario again.

Last time we saw him, he was parting ways with Dany, who told him to stay in Meereen to enforce her peace. Technically, as the main commander of a big city, Daario is an important character. Then again, he’s not really all that important when it comes to future storylines in Westeros.

Then again, this quote from an interview with Entertainment Tonight back in September says otherwise:

Yes I do [plan to return], and I’m not supposed to spoil that.

So with that in mind, what could be in store for Daario in Season 7? Well, here are three potential storylines:

1) Ser Jorah Mormont somehow cures his greyscale and returns to Meereen, looking for Dany. Daario tells him to follow her to Westeros. Goodbye forever, Daario?

2) Slaver’s Bay (a.k.a the Bay of Dragons) is still in a bit of chaos, and with Dany’s dragons gone, the slave masters could potentially rise up again. In the end, Daario would end up biting the dust via one of the slave masters.

3) Combine 1 + 2 – Jorah returns to Meereen and finds it in chaos. He finds Daario and asks him to go with him on another road trip, this time across the Narrow Sea. Hopefully, the two of them won’t kill each other battling for Dany’s love on the way there.

Again, I’m not sure about Daario. We will have to wait and see.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 50 percent

CASTLE BLACK

Eddison Tollett

I always imagined I would end up doing much worse. -Eddison Tollett, Season 2 Episode 8, “The Prince of Winterfell”

“Delorous Edd” has been through it all… the first white walker attack, the mutiny at Craster’s Keep, the Battle of Castle Black, and the Massacre at Hardhome. He also proved his loyalty by defending Jon Snow’s body from Ser Alliser Thorne and his followers.

Unfortunately, I think Edd will be the last Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Winter is here and the White Walkers are coming. Edd and his brothers are the first line of defense against the Night King and his army, who are capable of breaching the Wall. The brothers of the Night’s Watch will likely be nothing more than a speed bump for the Night King as he continues to make his way south.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 10 percent

Let me know what your predictions are for GoT Season 7 in the comment section or send me a tweet @danny_shin131

Game of Thrones Season 7 Character Predictions: Part I

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for their seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season.

Every Sunday, for the next 11 weeks, I will be posting my Game of Thrones Season 7 character predictions. This week, I will cover characters now in the Vale and Braavos.

THE VALE

Robin Arryn

Isn’t he beautiful? And strong, too. Jon knew it. His last words were “the seed is strong.” He wanted everyone to know what a good, strong boy his son would grow up to be. Look at him, the Lord of all the Vale. -Lysa Arryn, Season 1 Episode 5, “The Wolf and the Lion”

Well, that’s not exactly the most accurate description of Robin Arryn.

Anyway, Robin is actually one of the more important pieces in this “Game of Thrones.” Unfortunately, he is a bit oblivious to everything that is going on in Westeros. Robin is the rightful heir to the Vale, one of the few remaining areas of Westeros still untouched by war. As we saw in the “Battle of the Bastards,” the Vale is full of soldiers and whoever controls Robin controls the Vale.

At this moment, Littlefinger controls Robin. But who is to say that someone will attempt to pry the little Lord away from him? For instance, “Bronze” Yohn Royce did not seem happy with Littlefinger’s influence on Robin. Maybe he could organize a coup.

But perhaps the most interesting influence on young Robin could be Sansa. For one, it seems that she is learning how to play this “Game of Thrones” thanks to Littlefinger. Maybe she will try to win Robin over via marriage, which would certainly give her influence over him and the Vale. More importantly, it would diminish Littlefinger’s power.

Robin reminds me of Tommen, in that he doesn’t really have an active role in this “Game of Thrones.” It is a dangerous game to play and once there is war, it’s a wrap. But if Robin manages to steer clear of the fighting, and the Moon Door for that matter, he should make it to Season 8.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 50 percent

BRAAVOS

Jaqen H’ghar

A man teaches a girl. “Valar Dohaeris.” All men must serve. Faceless Men most of all. -Jaqen H’ghar, Season 5 Episode 3, High Sparrow

I’m torn on whether we will see Jaqen H’ghar again.

From his introduction in Season 2, his purpose has been to serve Arya’s storyline. He killed for her back at Harrenhal while serving the Many-Faced God, and then later trained her to do the same.

Of course, that didn’t pan out as Arya had anticipated.

Jaqen allowed the Waif to go after Arya, which she sees as betrayal. She doesn’t need him anymore, which is why she went back home to Westeros.

But don’t you get the feeling that Jaqen let Arya leave the House of Black and White a bit too easily?

Maybe he some plan that we are not aware of at the moment. Perhaps it serves his purpose to let Arya run through her list, as we saw in the Season 6 finale.

Or worst of all, Jaqen could be following Arya silently, waiting for an opportunity to kill the person who disrespected the organization to which he’s dedicated his life. Perhaps Arya’s death is imminent in Season 7.

Then again, Jaqen could let this whole thing go and stay in Essos. Since I’m still torn on whether we’ll see him again, I’ll leave his survival rate at 50-50.

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 50 percent

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