Oh Snow You Didn’t: Who will be the First to Die in Game of Thrones Series 6
By Nicole Buckler
For those of us who are Game of Thrones fans, we cannot wait for series six to hit the shelves. You can see it on Sky Atlantic, and if you don’t have this channel, then you can pay per episode to see it on Amazon. You can buy the box set, or, you can borrow the box sets from your local library. But get on the library website and book it in advance, because demand is heavy. While the waiting times look long: don’t be discouraged. People binge-watch this like their lives depend on it and you’ll get your turn in no time. Just Game of Thrones and Chill, dudes, and all will be well across the Narrow Seas.
Or you could just pirate it like millions of others have… For four years straight, Game of Thrones has topped the list of the most pirated TV shows of all time. Ireland has had many famous pirates in its history, and you can be one too. Although let’s just remember what happened to most of Ireland’s pirates. Those peg legs didn’t start appearing out of nowhere…
And the reason why Game of Thrones should be on your watch-list? Because vast tracts of it were filmed in Northern Ireland. But you already knew that.
The series premiere airs on Sunday evening in the U.S. because as usual, the Americans get everything first. So when will it come over this side of the Atlantic? We are all hanging on for the announcement with sweaty excitement.
There are many ways to die in Game of Thrones. All are very creative and almost make you want to get a longsword to the spleen by a hot, one-armed heir who has had several children with his full-blood sister.
But here are some other ways to die Game-of-Thrones stylee:
-Falling to your death from a moon door
-Sword through the skull
-A dagger to the face
-Getting poisoned at your own wedding
-Getting your head squashed like an exploding watermelon with some huge giant’s bare hands
-Getting shot by your crossbow-wielding son while you’re sitting the toilet in your own damn castle
-A trial by combat, having one’s blood splattered all over the fingers of one’s opponent
-Getting eaten and turned into a White Walker by a White Walker.
I could go on, but I will refrain in case you are on an earlier series and no one you have got emotionally involved with has been eaten by a dragon yet.
Game of Thrones is so entrenched into our modern vernacular and lives now that betting shops have started taking bets on who will be the first character to die in season six of Game of Thrones. The bookie PaddyPower makes The High Sparrow its 8/1 favourite to be winging his way to a better place early in the series with Ramsay Snow, Davos Seaworth and Brienne of Tarth also considered amongst the frontrunners for the chop at 10/1.
Next in the betting is Jorah Mormont, Margaery Tyrell and Hodor who are all 12/1 to feel the wrath of George RR Martin while Grey Worm, Podrick Payne, Gregor Glegane and Olly are all available at 14/1 to be the first to have their fate sealed.
At the other end of the betting it’s an unlikely 25/1 for Daenerys’ dragons to be orphaned, 66/1 for Tyrion’s luck to run out and 100/1 for Cersei to follow in the footsteps of her son Joffrey.
There may be a return of John Snow, I know most of the ladies looking for some eye candy are holding out hope for his sweet, sweet, return. But he will probably be killed again too. Let’s face it, George RR Martin is fiction’s greatest serial killer and has been known to spring a few surprises on us. Nobody is safe.
Here are the odds, according to PaddyPower.
First character to die GOT Season 6
8/1 The High Sparrow
10/1 Ramsay Snow
10/1 Davos Seaworth
10/1 Brienne of Tarth
12/1 Jorah Mormont
12/1 Margaery Tyrell
14/1 Grey Worm
14/1 Podrick Payne
16/1 Bran Stark
20/1 Theon Greyjoy
25/1 Daenerys Targaryen
25/1 Petyr Baelish
25/1 Jamie Lannister
25/1 Samwell Tarly
25/1 Tommen Baratheon
25/1 Raff The Sweetling
33/1 Arya Stark
33/1 Daario Naharis
33/1 “Shame” Nun
33/1 Walder Frey
33/1 Ilyn Payne
50/1 Sansa Stark
50/1 Lady Melisandre
66/1 Tyrion Lannister
100/1 Cersei Lannister
It’s game on people. Grab some ale, a comfy spot, and your remote. Let’s see who makes it out alive despite having to do a nudy walk through town.
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