Game of Thrones predictions for season 8 have been visualized on a series of detailed infographics. The probabilities of who will live, who will die, and who should rule by the time the series ends has been organized through a set of data visualizations.
With season 8 of Game of Thrones nearing its April 14 premiere, fans are placing their bets - whether literally or figuratively - on how the popular HBO series will end. Based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, the odds in Game of Thrones appear to be in no one's favor, considering that the series is famous for killing off popular characters without warning. And even though there are clear frontrunners when it comes to who will sit on the Iron Throne - let alone survive - it's anyone's game. Now, to shake up the betting pools, a few helpful infographics include data that lends some weight to how things might play out once the series wraps.
A data visualization team called Visme collected betting odds for Game of Thrones' 8th season from the online betting site Bovada. They collected their data by converting "betting odds into implied probabilities," thus calculating which characters are the most likely to die first, as well as rule Westeros, in season 8. They even used this data to determine which characters on the show would be the most effective leaders. Check out the infographics below:
As for which character is the most likely to die once season 8 rolls around, all three members of the Greyjoy family are ranked with the highest percentage - Euron (Pilou Asbæk) with 40.8 percent, Yara (Gemma Whelan) with 25 percent, and Theon (Alfie Allen) with 16.7 percent. The character with the lowest likelihood of dying first is Jon Snow (Kit Harington) with 1 percent. As for who is most likely to become ruler of Westeros and sit on the Iron Throne, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) has the highest spot with 25 percent. Jon Snow comes in second place with 22.2 percent, while Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) follows in third place with 16.7 percent. And, to round out the top five slots, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Gendry (Joe Dempsie) stand at 14.3 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively.
Visme also visualized how effectively certain characters would lead based on their Myers-Briggs Personality Type. Under four different classifications of leadership - Explorer, Driver, Coordinator, and Administrator - The Night King was listed as an effective strategic leader, Cersei Lanniester (Lena Headey) was listed as an effective decisive leader, and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) was listed as an effective detail-oriented leader. Oddly enough, Ser Gregor Clegane/The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) was also listed as an effective detail-oriented leader and no characters were included as effective assertive leaders.
While these percentages and probabilities can't predict how exactly Game of Thrones will wrap up, they're still fun distractions for diehard fans. That said, these stats might actually be helpful for any fans trying their hand at predicting the outcome before the series finale. It's hardly an exact science, but like the dramatic goings-on in Game of Thrones, you win some, you lose some.
Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on April 14, 2019 on HBO.