Posted by Allanah Faherty @allanah
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After six seasons of Game of Thrones, fans are a hesitant lot, barely daring to choose a new favorite character lest said character is violently killed off in the episodes to come. By now it's an unwritten rule that no one is safe, and going into next week's Season 6 penultimate episode, "Battle of the Bastards," it seems like this is especially true.

In fact, people are so sure that some of our beloved characters are going to be axed (perhaps literally) that they're even willing to put money on it, and that's where Irish bookmakers Boylesports come in.

Renly was willing to take a bet in Season 1.
Renly was willing to take a bet in Season 1.

Ahead of Episode 9, Boylesports has priced up a special market for fans who just can't resist betting on which character will die next, and it looks like Ramsay Bolton is the hot favorite, with odds at 1/3. On the flip side, the character with the lowest odds is Daenerys Targaryen, at 33/1, which makes sense really because after such a dramatic entrance last episode, it'd be a shame to kill her off.

Take a look at the complete list of odds below:

  • Ramsay Bolton: 1/3
  • Cersei Lannister: 11/4
  • Brienne of Tarth: 9/2
  • Tommen Baratheon: 9/2
  • Melisandre: 11/2
  • Margaery Tyrell: 8/1
  • Bronn: 9/1
  • Jon Snow: 9/1
  • Jaime Lannister: 10/1
  • Tyrion Lannister: 16/1
  • Theon Greyjoy: 16/1
  • The Hound: 20/1
  • Arya Stark: 33/1
  • Lord Varys: 33/1
  • Daenerys Targaryen: 33/1

What a list!

Personally, I'd be hesitant to put money on Ramsay, though Cersei or Tommen seem like strong candidates for death. I also can't help but think that Varys's odds are a little low, considering he's on his way back to Westeros and his little birds are now under the control of Qyburn. But that could be because we may be unlikely to see the Spider in the series again until Episode 10.

Game of Thrones returns with Episode 9, "Battle of the Bastards" on Sunday, June 19.

Who would you place your money on to die in Episode 9?

Arya could afford a bet or two.
Arya could afford a bet or two.

Source: Uproxx, BoyleSports