‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Spoilers: Who Won’t Survive Season 5?

Season 5 of Game of Thrones ends Sunday, and in one of the most brutal and bloody seasons yet, fans are wondering who will survive the Season 5 finale? With Game of Thrones changing so many events from the book series, all bets are off as to who will live or die, but here are some characters who are definitely in danger of getting the ax. Or the stake. Or maybe a spear from a White Walker. Both book and television Game of Thrones spoilers follow.

Will This Night Watch End On Game Of Thones?

With all the talk about the Game of Thrones season finale, the cat is out of the bag about the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in the books. In a scene that sounds like it’s straight out of Julius Caesar, at the end of the last published book Jon is left stabbed multiple times by traitors in his ranks, with little chance of survival. Many Game of Thrones fans have been discussing in forums that Jon is about to die, but with so many drastic changes in the television series from the books, will this actually transpire?

Don’t be so fast to write him off. According to TheHuffington Post, it’s been previously reported that Harington has been signed on for the series through Season 6 and a potential Season 7. So unless they’re planning on doing a lot of flashbacks or Jon Snow will be spending some quality time as a wight, it looks like he will survive on Game of Thrones Season 5. However, there is also speculation about who might be ready to drive a dagger into the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.

In the books for “A Song of Ice and Fire,” Bowen Marsh leads the assassins in their attack of Snow. But many Game of Thrones fans have noted Olly’s (Brenock O’Connor) increasing frustration with every courtesy extended to the Wildlings that murdered his family. He’s already proven he won’t hesitate to kill, killing Ygritte (Rose Leslie) when she was about to shoot Jon with her bow and arrow. That innocent face seems to be hiding a sociopath, although almost everyone on Game of Thrones is, at the very least, a multiple murder.

Kit Harington is keeping fans guessing with his recent interview with The Huffington Post, but he hinted that he might not be back for next season of Game of Thrones. When talking about taking a long break after publicity for his upcoming film, Testament of Youth, he dodged a question about returning to the set of Game of Thrones, which shoots between July and December.

If I start filming Thrones. I can’t tell you if I do.”

Is There A Greek Mythology Connection Coming In Game Of Thrones?

Wired has come up with an interesting theory about how the plot will twist in the story of Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and Melisandre (Carice van Houten) now that he has sacrificed his daughter Shireen (Kerry Ingram). As this is one of the greatest departures from the book so far in Game of Thrones, fans have been struggling to make sense of this turn of events and what will happen next.

But Wired noted the parallels in their story to that of Agamemnon from Greek mythology. King Agamemnon led his troops against Troy in the Trojan War, and to defeat the Trojans, he sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. He also consorts with a mistress with the gift of prophecy, much like this Red Woman, Melisandre. So what happens next if Game of Thrones follows the story of Agamemnon? Both he and his mistress Cassandra are killed by his wife, Queen Clytemnestra.

In a Game of Thrones translation, that would mean Queen Selyse (Tara Fitzgerald) would kill her philandering, daughter-sacrificing husband and his witchy lover.

If you’re not convinced, one of the more interesting parallel points notes that in some versions of this myth, Iphigenia is saved at the last minute by being switched for a deer sacrifice, with the stag being the symbol of the House Baratheon and the gift given to Shireen by Davos (Liam Cunningham) which she was clutching as she was taken to the stake.

Or, perhaps those theorists are wrong and Davos will take revenge for the death of Shireen when he returns.

The Game Of Thrones Characters Fans Hope Will Die

While Game of Thrones fans seem divided on Stannis, with some saying he did what had to be done for the greater good, and others horrified he murdered his own child, there is no gray area for how fans feel about killing off one character on Game of Thrones — the wretched Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon).

The current bad boy du jour of the series has even exceeded the hatred for King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) before poison dethroned him. Previews of “Mother’s Mercy” show Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) may be at the end of her rope with her sadistic husband. Will she snap and kill Ramsay? And if she does, what will happen to her? Sansa has been on thin ice lately, but after all the wedding night rape controversy, it seems unlikely writers would heap more abuse on Sansa or kill her character off. Or would they?

One never really knows with Game of Thrones, where nothing and no one seems sacred. Before last week, who would have thought they would kill Shireen and kill her so horribly?

Game of Thrones fans would also love to see Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie) get his due, especially after he added pedophilia to his long list of shortcomings. This potential death seems fairly likely with Arya (Maisie Williams) hot on his heels and his name on her kill list. Surely the writers won’t have Arya meet a similar fate as her older sister on her wedding night in her quest to get close enough to Trant to kill him? That would certainly qualify as a huge shocker, as the show has been hinting at for the season finale.

Cersei (Lena Headey) is the Game of Thrones character everyone loves to hate, but we’ve already seen a prophecy in the season premiere that she’ll outlive her children, and fans love seeing her suffer, so they’ll get their wish with her upcoming walk of shame for her crimes. Queen Margaery (Natalie Dormer) and her brother Loras (Finn Jones) may not fare so well for their trial by the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce), and even he may find his life threatened the way he’s making enemies right and left.

Given how weak Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) is as King, with his mother in jail and his uncle/father off in Dorne, he’s vulnerable to assassination. And speaking of Dorne, Ellaria (Indira Varma) has gotten awfully friendly with Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free) after sending the Sand Snakes to try to assassinate the latter for revenge against the Lannisters. Perhaps Ellaria has decided that the best revenge against her enemies — and Cersei in particular — would be killing her brother/ lover/ father to her children.

What Game of Thrones characters are relatively safe? Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) is like a human cockroach that simply won’t die or be out-manipulated. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is the Daryl Dixon of the show, which doesn’t make him entirely safe, but killing off the absolute fan favorite is never good business. And Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)? She has a Dragon. She rides it now. She’s not going anywhere.

Who do you think survive this season of Game of Thrones?

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