“Game of Thrones” sixth season is coming to an end Sunday (June 26) and you can’t have a Thrones finale without one or two major character deaths.
We’re not sure Season 6 will be able to top Season 5’s Jon Snow (Kit Harington) cliffhanger, but at least we can be assured that whoever dies in this finale will likely stay dead. The newest teaser photos for the finale episode, eerily titled “The Winds of Winter,” might shed some light on which characters are on the chopping block.
First up is Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), who faces his trial for “buggery” in The Great Sept of Baelor. The timing certainly would not be great to kill off a gay character simply for being gay, what with the controversy surrounding LGBTQ deaths on TV lately, but even we have to admit that Loras has been marked for death all season.
In his finale photo, Loras can be seen kneeling at the High Sparrow’s (Jonathan Pryce) feet, most likely begging for mercy. Here’s hoping the faith militant are feeling generous.
The other two contenders for execution in King’s Landing are Cersei (Lena Headey) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer), who will also face trial for their sins.
Dormer recently let it slip that Margaery might be the one to die in this finale, but we’ve got no photo evidence to back that one up.
Walder Frey (David Bradley) is a face we haven’t seen in a while, which is never a good thing in the land of TV. The Frey family was introduced back into the show in a pretty inconsequential way this season, but we have a feeling there’s a reason for that.
Now that the Starks are back on the rise, Walder Frey might finally get what’s coming to him as they take their revenge on the houses that slaughtered their family in the Red Wedding. The Boltons are already extinct after all, so the Freys seem to be next on the list.
Lastly, though we hate to even think of another Stark death, Bran might be in jeopardy as well.
He’s been marked by the Night’s King, with White Walkers and wights on his tail. If he finally learns the truth about Lyanna Stark’s past — and possibly Jon Snow’s true heritage — he will have served his narrative purpose.
He’s also the last legitimate son of Ned Stark standing, which presents a problem seeing as “Game of Thrones” has been presenting Jon and Sansa as the rising Starks.