The 7 'Game of Thrones' characters most likely to die next season

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Warning: Spoilers ahead!
The total character death count in "Game of Thrones" is shockingly high, and that number will only get bigger as we head into the show's sixth season. Certain characters, like the season six hot topic Jon Snow, have many fans who firmly believe they'll be alive and well. Actress Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) actually spilled the beans, and confirmed she survives the season. But there are several men and women of Westeros that we're pretty sure will get the axe soon.

Tommen Baratheon is out of siblings, and might be next on the chopping block.

In the first episode of season five, a flashback to young Cersei visiting a creepy fortune-teller was the opening scene. The witch lady, named Maggy, told Cersei that she would have three children. "Gold will be their crowns, and gold their shrouds," the woman tells Cersei. This scene, straight out of the book, has fans believing that all three of Cersei's children are destined to die prematurely. So far, the prophecy is two for three. Joffrey was murdered in season four, and Myrcella died at the hands of the Sand Snakes in the season five finale. The odds of the youngest Lannister bastard making it to the end of season six are low.

Balon Greyjoy's days are definitely numbered.

Back in season two, Melisandre had Stannis burn leeches filled with Gendry's blood and say the names of every "false king" he wanted dead: Joffrey, Robb, and Balon. Within the next two seasons, both Joffrey Baratheon and Robb Stark died, proving Melisandre's power to Stannis. But somehow Balon Greyjoy was forgotten over the years, but now he's back in season six. At least for a little while. We're pretty certain Balon's death is coming this season. He wasn't featured in the new trailer, but we did get a glimpse of his brother Euron. Based on events in the books, Euron's should assassinate Balon and try to take the Iron Islands for himself.

Jorah Mormont is a walking greyscale bomb.

Jorah the Explorer (as some fans call him) contracted the deadly disease of greyscale in season five. Based on our knowledge of the ailment, his survival would be basically impossible. Plus it feels like Jorah's character arc is coming to a close. He served Daenerys well as her advisor and friend, but that bond may have been broken beyond repair when she learned of his earlier betrayal. Knowing Jorah, he'll make some grand gesture or heroic act in the final days or moments of his life. We just hope he doesn't spread greyscale around too much before he dies.

Aliser Thorne chose the wrong guy to kill.

By leading the assassination plan against Jon Snow, Alliser Thorne put a big target on his own back. Our belief that Jon comes back to life aside, Alliser is in danger. Jon had plenty of enemies among the Night's Watch, but he also had some very loyal friends. Tormund is an angry wildling with a fierce belief in Jon, and he might come after Alliser for killing the Lord Commander. Plus, based on a new clip released, it looks like Alliser is going up against Davos and a crew of Jon supporters. We're hoping his jowly-faced backstabbing days are numbered.

Roose Bolton has been conspicuously absent from promo clips.

Roose Bolton has been on fan's death list since he helped orchestrate the Red Wedding, personally murdering Robb Stark and his army. But last season, he was getting into hot water with his psychotic son Ramsay, especially after threatening to take away Ramsay's power as heir to Winterfell. In the trailers and promotional photos we've seen, Ramsay is featured far more prominently than his father. In one video, Ramsay even says "Winterfell is mine." Our guess? Ramsay kills Roose in order to secure his hold on Winterfell, and then goes to war against the remaining Stark loyalists.

Ramsay Bolton might follow his father to the grave, if our hunch is correct.

Ramsay Bolton was recently voted the worst person on television. Needless to say, most fans are hoping for his death in the not-so-distant future. Between torturing Theon, raping Sansa, and generally terrorizing Westeros, he's made plenty of enemies willing to take him down. It's just a matter of when he's killed. Based on set leaks and context clues in the trailers, we know there is a major battle happening in season six between Ramsay and the Bolton army against Northern houses (probably) led by Jon Snow. We're betting on Ramsay losing the fight, and then losing his head.

Ellaria Sand has run out of chances.

Ellaria Sand deviously murdered Myrcella Baratheon in the season five finale, after swearing to her prince — Doran Martell — that she was loyal to him and his decision to let the girl live. Doran told Ellaria he believes in second chances, but not thirds. And what does she do? Don a very poisonous brand of lipstick and kiss the princess.

Unless Doran was secretly behind this plot, there is no way Ellaria is getting away with her crime. Valar morghulis, as they say. All men (and women) must die.

Tune in for the season six premiere on April 24.


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