Game of Thrones forecasts for season 8 have been envisioned on a series of detailed infographics. The possibilities 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 approaching 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, taking into account that the series is renowned for killing off famous characters without warning.
Also, despite the fact that there are clear frontrunners with regards to who will sit on the Iron Throne- let alone survive – it’s anyone’s game. Now, to shake up the betting pools, some helpful infographics contain data that lends some weight to how things might play out once the series wraps.
A data visualization team called Visme gathered betting odds for Game of Thrones’ 8th season from the online betting site Bovada.
They gathered their information by changing over “betting odds into implied probabilities,” accordingly calculating which characters are the most likely to die first, as well as rule Westeros, in season 8. They even used this information to decide which characters on the show would be the most effective leaders.
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%, Yara (Gemma Whelan) with 25%, and Theon (Alfie Allen) with 16.7%. The character with the lowest possibility of dying first is Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) with 1%.
As for who is most expected to become ruler of Westeros and sit on the Iron Throne, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) has the highest spot with 25%. Jon Snow comes in second place with 22.2%, while Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) follows in third place with 16.7%. And, to round out the top five slots, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Gendry (Joe Dempsie) stand at 14.3% and 12.5%, 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.
Strangely enough, Ser Gregor Clegane/The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) was also listed as an effective detail-oriented leader and no characters were incorporated as effective assertive leaders.
While these percentages and probabilities can’t forecast how accurately Game of Thrones will wrap up, they’re still entertaining distractions for die-hard fans. That said, these stats might really be useful for any fans trying their hand at forecasting the result before the series finale. It’s hardly an accurate science, but like the impressive goings-on in Game of Thrones, you win some, you lose some.