Game Of Thrones: Everybody Who Survived The Show

Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale Cast Iron Throne

Surprisingly, the Game of Thrones series finale didn't have too many deaths, which means quite a few characters survived it all - but whom? Game of Thrones is easily one of the deadliest shows in television history, with its shocking deaths sometimes coming out of left field. In the Game of Throne series finale, the big death was Daenerys Targaryen, who was stabbed by her nephew and lover, Jon Snow. But Jon Snow wasn't executed for his crimes. Instead, he rode back North to rejoin the Night's Watch.

Everyone else managed to make peace with everything that happened in Game of Thrones season 8, and they all went their separate ways. Sansa Stark became the Queen in the North, Arya Stark went west of Westeros (into uncharted waters to discover an entirely new place), while the Unsullied went to Naath (the place the Missandei wanted to return to). But what about everyone else? Which characters actually survived the War of the Five Kings and the Battle of Winterfell, and lived to tell the tale?

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Interestingly, the number is quite high from what viewers were expecting. Here's every character that survived the Game of Thrones series finale, which has been officially titled "The Iron Throne":

  • Jon Snow
  • Arya Stark
  • Sansa Stark
  • Bran Stark
  • Samwell Tarly
  • Tyrion Lannister
  • Grey Worm
  • Davos Seaworth
  • Gendry Baratheon
  • Brienne of Tarth
  • Podrick Payne
  • Tormund Giantsbane
  • Bronn

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Of course, there are plenty of other characters who survived the Game of Thrones series finale, but they perhaps didn't have big enough roles to warrant being somewhat main characters. Characters like Robin Arryn and Edmure Tully returned in the series finale for the first time in Game of Thrones season 8, along with previously seen characters like Ghost and Yara Greyjoy. People such as Gilly, Little Sam, Maester Wolkan, Yohn Royce, Meera Reed, Hot Pie, and more are all expected to still be alive as well, but Royce is the only person who reappeared in the finale.

Unfortunately, Game of Thrones season 8 also saw numerous deaths, such as Jaime and Cersei Lannister as well as The Hound in "The Bells" episode, with most characters dying during the Battle of Winterfell, including Theon Greyjoy (who earned his place as an honorary Stark) and Jorah Mormont. But Game of Thrones' bittersweet ending leaves the Starks in charge of most of Westeros while everyone else in the Six Kingdoms is now kneeling to Bran the Broken. Perhaps George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire will end differently, with more deaths, but that remains to be seen.

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