Who Will Perish First in GoT Season 8? Bookmakers Reveal Characters’ Odds
Date Posted: October 11, 2018
The hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones will be airing its final season next year. With the new year fast approaching, betusracing lets punters bet on who they think will die first in the TV show’s most awaited eighth season.
betusracing enumerates 22 characters online bettors can place their wagers on. The bookie’s list includes the show’s lead characters Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, and Tyrion Lannister. However, other characters have higher odds of dying first compared to these protagonists.
Here is the list of the top 5 characters that have the highest odds in betusracing’s First to Perish in Game of Thrones Season 8 betting event:
1| Yara Greyjoy: +225
Among all the choices, Yara Greyjoy has the highest odds of perishing first in the series’ final season. She stands at +225 odds.
Last season, Yara lost in a duel against her uncle Euron Greyjoy. Despite her incomparable combat skills, Euron still got the upper hand. She was then brought to King’s Landing only to become a prisoner of Cersei Lannister. Before the season ended, Theon Greyjoy, Yara’s brother, was shown planning a rescue mission to save her.
Will Theon’s mission of rescuing his sister be a success, or will it be the cause of Yara’s early death in the final season?
2| Theon Greyjoy: +500
Theon Greyjoy comes second with +500 odds of dying first in the upcoming Game of Thrones season.
Before Season 7 ended, Theon had to prove to the Ironborn warriors that it was not his intention to leave his sister captive to their uncle. He was almost beaten to death when he fought Harrag, the warriors’ captain. But the ineffectiveness of the captain’s knees-to-groin attacks led him to gain the upper hand in the battle.
Theon was able to beat Harrag by making the captain submit. This earned Greyjoy the Ironborn’s trust to the point that they all agreed on helping Theon rescue Yara. The question is: Will Theon get out of this mission alive?
3| The Mountain: +550
Gregor Clegane, more commonly known as The Mountain, runs close to Theon Greyjoy with +550 odds in being the first to perish in Season 8.
In the last season, The Mountain is seen as a full-pledged bodyguard to Queen Cersei. His great strength remained the same despite the manticore poisoning that almost killed him in the show’s fourth season.
On the other hand, Gregor’s orders of torturing the farmers at Harrenhal and raiding the village in Riverlands gained him a spot on Arya Stark’s kill list. This list may just be the reason for The Mountain’s early demise in the final season.
4| Tormund Giantsbane: +800
Fourth on this list is Tormund Giantsbane with +800 odds at being the first casualty in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.
In Season 7, Jon Snow sent Tormund along with other Wildlings to Eastwatch to guard that end of the Wall. While on duty, the King in the North visited him at the castle to tell him of an expedition up north to capture a wight. He joined the mission in an instant with no hesitation.
Their mission left them being ambushed by the Night King and his army of the dead. Fortunately, Daenerys arrived with her dragons to assist them with their escape back to Eastwatch. However, one of the dragons was killed by the Night King.
Viserion, the dead dragon, was later reanimated and turned into an ice dragon by the Night King. The undead creature accompanied the army of the dead going to Eastwatch. It burned right through the Wall, causing Eastwatch to collapse.
However, it is still unknown if Tormund survived the attack as he was manning the Wall’s defenses during the time. It will be no surprise if the first episode of the next season reveals he died during the ambush.
5| Euron Greyjoy: +800
Euron Greyjoy, now King of the Iron Islands, stands at fifth spot on the list, having +800 odds of dying first in the season finale.
During Season 7, Euron’s Iron Fleet arrived in King’s Landing with his new prisoners. He paraded Yara along with the other captives through the streets of King’s Landing for all the commoners to see.
Two of Euron’s captives are responsible for the death of Cersei’s daughter Myrcella Baratheon. He delivered these prisoners, Ellaria Sand and Tyene Sand, to Cersei as a fulfillment of his promised gift to her. In turn, Cersei granted his request of marrying her, saying their wedding will take place after they win the war.
Cersei later revealed in a private conversation with Jaime Lannister that she sent Euron to Essos for a mission. The Greyjoy was tasked to get the Golden Company to fight alongside the army of the House Lannister. If he succeeds, he may stay longer in the season, or he may not, considering that Cersei is known for being someone who knows how to play games.
Other than the mentioned characters, players can place their wagers on The Night King, The Hound, Bronn, Gendry, Davos Seaworth, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Brienne, Samwell Tarly, Bran Stark, Jorah Mormont, Varys, and Arya Stark.
betusracing also opened betting for who online players think will sit on the Iron Throne and rule over Westeros after the season finale. Cut-offs for wagering on both categories will end on October 15.
Bettors looking forward to knowing who will be the first to perish will have their answer as soon as the hit HBO series starts airing in a few months.