Bran Stark (1:5)
The Three-Eyed Raven is dead — long live the Three-Eyed Raven! The crippled, psychic Stark boy has become Westeros’ premier seer now that his mystical mentor has been slain by the White Walkers, and no doubt has a major part to play in wielding both magic and knowledge against the dead on humanity’s behalf. And like his predecessor, it’s likely he’ll survive in isolation for many, many, many years to come, a living bridge between past and present once the battle has ended.
Rickon Stark (1:4)
Things aren’t looking so hot for the youngest wolf right now. His direwolf Shaggydog and his wildling guardian Osha are both dead, leaving him hostage to the whims of psychotic Ramsay Bolton. But personally, we like the chances that Sansa and Jon will spring their baby bro from prison and help him become a vital part of a revived House Stark. Or maybe we just can’t bear to think of another kid getting brutally murdered.
Ramsay Bolton (100:1)
You think this giggling lunatic will survive to the end of the series? The dude’s probably not gonna live another two weeks. Like Joffrey Baratheon without the charm and restraint, the Bastard of Bolton has been a one-man horror show, destroying the lives of heroes and villains alike in his mad quest for power. But with Jon and Sansa gunning for him, his days are numbered. Look for him to be cleared from the gameboard by the time the White Walkers come calling.
Brienne of Tarth (1:3)
She’s spent her time on the show in the service of a series of lords and ladies — Renly, Catelyn, Jaime, Sansa — and in the process proven herself one of the Game’s greatest warriors. But despite all her rage, she’s remained a humane and empathetic figure, fighting to uphold the chivalric code that far too many male knights ignore. Westeros is a dangerous place, but we see her making it through the final conflagration to help point the way for the survivors (perhaps with her sidekick Podrick Payne riding shotgun).