Before the final season of Game of Thrones premiered (which was, somehow, only a few weeks ago), Bovada released the betting odds for “who will rule Westeros.” The odds-on favorite then was Jon Snow, followed by Bran Stark, Sansa Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, and, uh, Gendry. To the gambling website’s credit, all of those characters are still alive (although Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish was listed sixth, which is curious), but the odds have been updated in the days leading up to the series finale. The new future-ruler of Westeros: Bran!
According to Odds Shark, the Three-Eyed Raven is “now the -500 favorite (83.33% implied probability) to rule Westeros at the end of Game of Thrones,” finishing ahead of Sansa (+400) and Tyrion (+750). Here’s the full list.
Jon (Aegon) +800
Jon & Daenerys’ baby +3300
Odds Shark also revealed which character is most likely to die first in the finale. Hint: it’s the person who committed genocide via dragon in the last episode.
Grey Worm +250
Jon (Aegon) +1400
At this point, I don’t care if Daenerys survives (see: the aforementioned genocide), but I would be very upset if Arya were the first Stark to die, and if something happens to my sweet Sam, I will never watch an episode of Game of Thrones again. Don’t try to talk me out of it, either: I will never watch another episode of Game of Thrones if Samwell dies in the Game of Thrones series finale.