Just think, in one week’s time, the last season of HBO’s biggest series inspired by George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy, Game of Thrones will finally be here.
We’ve waited two years for this moment, so let’s heighten the anticipation with some predictions.
And as it’s Game of Thrones, let’s focus on the character deaths. Make no mistake, this season is all about who lives and who dies.
The Hound kills the Mountain
The Hound versus the Mountain! Or as fans have labelled it, “the Cleganebowl.”
This fight has been teased ever since season 1 when they both clashed swords during a jousting tournament mishap. Later it was revealed that the Mountain was responsible for the Hound’s scarred forehead, having held the brother’s face painfully close to a fire.
It’s obvious, they absolutely hate each other.
The Mountain has since gotten even more deadly, becoming a zombiefied monster after his near death encounter with Oberyn Martell in season 4. The beast is near unstoppable now.
But the Hound is no pushover. Who better to take down the Mountain than his own little brother?
Jamie kills Cercei
Cercei was never the most loving of women, but after having lost all three children, and being forced to perform the Walk of Shame in season 5, she’s the symbol of terror in King’s Landing.
Now the Queen, she is the most powerful figure in Westeros.
But Jamie, twin brother and lover, seems to finally understand how evil his sister is.
Winter is here, and the only way to defeat the real threat is to combine forces. Good look doing that while Cercei is still alive.
Jamie is going to Kill Cercei, then lead the Lannister army into the final battle against the White Walkers.
Arya kills Melisandre
Let’s not forget that Arya has a list of doomed men.
She’s already scratched off a couple names – Polliver, Walder Frey and his entire house. Others like Joffrey and Tywin have been stolen from her, but there’s still a few more.
The Hound was spared, and characters like Beric and Thoros will probably get off easy, seeing that they’re one of the good guys.
That leaves Melisandre the Red Woman. And seeing that her purpose in the series is all but spent, things aren’t looking good for her.
Sorry Melisandre, but you’ve got a bloody death coming.
The Night King kills Daenerys
Now that Winter is here, there’s going to be an all-out battle between the people of Westeros and the White Walkers.
Daenerys has been really flexing her muscle by taking over cities and flying on dragons, but in my opinion, she’s gotten a bit too confident.
Her ultimate goal is to reclaim the Iron Throne and rule over the Seven Kingdoms, but after Jon swept her off her feet, now she’s decided to join the fight against the Night King.
Any other show might see the good guys win with zero casualties, then fast forward to the two favorites getting married, ruling Westeros together and having lots of kids, but this isn’t any other show.
This is Game of Thrones.
The Night King has a dragon. Daenerys has a dragon, or two, and she’s going to die during a brutal dragon-riding battle. Awesome!
Jon kills the Night King, then Dies, Again
When Daenerys dies, Jon is going to go nuts. And this will be the final, epic battle between the two heavywieights of Game of Thrones.
We have seen that Jon’s sword Longclaw is actually made of Valyrian steel, one of the few materials capable of killing White Walkers. And we all know how great a fighter Jon is.
The Night King will put up a good fight, but ultimately Jon is going to stab it through the chest, maybe even lop off a head.
But this fight will take too much from Jon, and he’s probably going to die… again.
So these are my season 8 kill predictions. All this death is really going to tear up Westeros.
Don’t worry, Sansa is going to do a good job sitting on the Iron Throne. Comments?