Live Poll: "Game of Thrones" Season Eight Death Pool

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Who will die first in the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones"? Will it be a surprising, big splash major character, someone from Arya's kill list or an expendable minor character who has been in the background the first seven seasons? Analysis by "Game of Thrones" fan website, winteriscoming.com projects these characters have less than a 50% chance of surviving till the end of season eight.

Which of these "Game of Thrones" characters will most likely be the first to die in season eight?

See the partial list of "Game of Thrones" characters projected most likely be the first to die in season eight here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066651307/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/3vk0s4kXGf8/
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EVERYONE...!!! HA HA HA...!!!
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The question still says "season seven".

And you need to remove two people from your list.
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Thanks, I updated the list and made the corrections.

It is a bit of a quandary what to do with characters that were left in limbo or had no onscreen death. like Ilyn Payne, Ellaria Sand and Septa Unella.

??? possible 31-35

Richard Rycroft
Game of Thrones, Dragonstone
Maester Wolkan


Lino Facioli
Game of Thrones, Book of the Stranger
Robin Arryn


Hannah Waddingham
Game of Thrones
Septa Unella


Indira Varma
Game of Thrones
Ellaria Sand


Wilko Johnson
Game of Thrones, Baelor
Illyn Payne

Early "Game of Thrones" character Death Pool Projections (September 2017)
https://winteriscoming.net/2017/09/04/valar-morghulis-whos-most-likely-to-die-in-the-season-8-premiere/2/
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10/15/18: Updated Answer Pool, Introduction, Question, Spolier and added Odds Hyperlink

Who will die first in the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones"? Will it be a surprising, big splash major character, someone from Arya's kill list or an expendable minor character who has been in the background? "Game of Thrones" fan website, winteriscoming.com has handicapped these characters as the least likely to survive till the end of season eight.

Which of these "Game of Thrones" characters will be the first to die in season eight?
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While there are less than four months left to go until Game of Thrones Season 8, it's never to early to think about or voting on the topic of "Game of Thrones" Season Eight Death Pool, a popular water-cooler discussion topic prior to each GoT season. One writer's opinion and musings on the topic for those interested: 21 'Game Of Thrones' Characters Who Will DEFINITELY Die In Season 8

I think this poll suggestion would be better served by publishing it a few months prior to the season debut. A far better question to ask one month prior to season eight's debut and the series final season, rumored to a bloodbath 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Will Kill Almost Everybody, HBO Hints might be Poll Suggestion: Who Will Be the Last Man Standing in "Game of Thrones"?

A far better question to ask one month prior to season eight's debut and the series final season, rumored to a bloodbath 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Will Kill Almost Everybody, HBO Hints might be Poll Suggestion: Who Will Be the Last Man Standing in "Game of Thrones"?.

Unlike PS: "Game of Thrones" Season Eight Death Pool question it asks the opposite question and lists the thirty-five most popular, GoT characters still living that have best chance of surviving to the final second of the series. It lists the thirty-five characters with the most episode appearances prior to the season eight debut, plus the Night King. Amazingly, only thirty-eight characters have been in five episodes or more and lived to tell the tale, while well over named characters have died in the series to date.

Poll Suggestion: Who Will Be the Last Man Standing in "Game of Thrones"?.
At the beginning of each "Game of Thrones" season, one popular fandom question always is, who will die in season ...? As of January 01, 2019, only six furiously-paced episodes remain, in which the death toll will rise rapidly. The final season is rumored to be a bloodbath. A better question might be, at this point in the series run, who will live? One certainty, with over 750 depicted deaths and over 100 named character deaths to date, viewers know all too well that no character is above being killed off.

Which of these living characters that appear in five or more episodes has the best fighting chance to survive till the conclusion of the "Game of Thrones"?
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Maybe Beric Dondarrion and Tormund both would be revealed to be dead in opening scene (after following the events of last episode of season 7).
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I would bet against that scenario. It was a nice way to end a season with a great cliffhanger. But, it wouldn't be a fitting way for either warrior to die. I see both being killed off in direct combat. I also don't think GoT has a pattern of confirming viewers expectations, actually the opposite is true, where they always try to have surprising outcomes. Also, GoT is all about great death scenes, so just showing them dead would be a wasted opportunity. Lastly, GoT is efficient at wrapping up loose ends, so it won't be the last time we see the pair. Since, I think it would be unlikely they are just be shown dead. They will be  either injured or be shown miraculously escaping the army of the undead. However, I could envision both being killed off in direct combat with this horde.
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"I also don't think GoT has a pattern of confirming viewers expectations, actually the opposite is true, where they always try to have surprising outcomes.".
-I totally agree with you.

And I hope that they surprise us again with something which we haven't imagine off.
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In a way, I am actually less curious about what happens in season eight and more curious about fan reactions to it. HBO has been impressive in handling hackers, keeping plot details under wraps and managing expectations, so far IMHO.

That said I am bought into the rumored bloodbath 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Will Kill Almost Everybody, HBO Hints. I have faith in the writing team to keep fans off-balance, as well as, entertained. But, most of all there a couple mind-bending GoT fan theories that I hope play out too and would like to see a The Usual Suspects (1995) like plot twist wrap up the series.
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Everybody excluding white walkers
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"Game of Thrones" Season Eight Death Pool April 14 Season Debut

Game of Thrones Dead Pool Odds -  Betting Proposition

Game of Thrones Dead Pool: Which character will perish next?
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Euron
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  The white walkers will pay to rebuild the wall.

THE END
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lol
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My predictions thus far haven't been that great but I trust Peter's judgement so I'll follow his lead and say Euron.

'Really good poll. May I suggest a few minor edits to the intro.? ('below in bold: just three punctuation edits and one typo)

Who will die first in the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones?" Will it be a surprising, big splash major character, someone from Arya's kill list, or an expendable minor character who has been in the background? "Game of Thrones" fan website, winteriscoming.com, has handicapped these characters as the least likely to survive 'til the end of season eight.
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Corrected.
Who will die first in the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones?" Will it be a surprising, big splash major character, someone from Arya's kill list, or an expendable minor character who has been in the background? The "Game of Thrones" fan website, winteriscoming.com, has handicapped these characters as the least likely to survive till the end of season eight.

As to the choice, its a crap shoot anyways, it is best to pick someone you are certain is going to die and hope he or she dies early on in the season or in the first episode of the season. Now, that the timeline has exceeded the scope of the books, one can't even use that as a guide. Before, one could check to see where in the story line that last episode left off and make an educated guess based on novels. Even, that was risky, as the story jumps around a bit.

My pick would be Eddison Tollett, chosen on the basis, the more North you are, the more likely you are to die, Dolorous Edd, as the acting commander of the Night's Watch, is going to be in the thick of things with the Wall breech that ended season seven.
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ruby, you don't want to trust my judgement here. I can barely recall what happened last season.

But I hope Pilou has a good death scene.
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I voted
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CG UM
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You seem to have a few old character links in the descriptions that you should probably update or change to plain text.
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Is Sansa missing?


I don't think the first to die will be a major character, I voted for Melisandre.
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Yes, "For the most part, the "Game of Thrones" fan website, winteriscoming.com, has handicapped these characters as the least likely to survive till the end of season eight." Sansa Stark, according to the article has been given a 0% chance to die in season 8 by the author. What do they know that we don't????

As for whether it will be a minor, mid-major or major character, I would normally would agree with you. I think they would like to save a major character death to at least till the end of the premiere, by which time a couple deaths may have occurred. This season's shortened episode run and the the fact it is the last one, means all bets are off. Expect a zig when you are looking for them to zag.
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How Did you do???

Season Eight Death Pool Winner: Any Other Not Listed Minor Character
Greyjoy Guard (first GoT death during Theon's rescue of Yara)
Ned Umber (first named GoT character death)

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Be careful with these posts, everyone might not have watched the episode yet.
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Fair point, I was going to use spoiler tags, but forgot to do it.
Martin Starr in Game of Thrones 2011Rob McElhenney in Game of Thrones 2011
Ironborn #1/Ironborn#2 1st/2nd place
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