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13th Apr 2019

Scientists have created an algorithm to predict who will die in Game of Thrones

Alan Loughnane

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Some popular faces will be biting the dust, it seems.

Computer science students in Germany have developed an application that scours the internet for data on the Game of Thrones series.

Using the information gathered, students at the Technical University of Munich have been able to use an algorithm to predict which characters are most likely to survive to the end of its final season.

With data extracted from the TV series and from book wikis, the algorithm weighs factors like gender, age, and house to determine the Potential Likelihood of Death (PLOD).

It’s good news for those on Team Khaleesi, as the program has predicted there’s just a 0.9% chance that she will be dead at the end of the story.

We imagine fans will no doubt be most excited by the promise of Tyrion lasting through the series, although if Cersei has any say in the matter, his head will undoubtedly be on a spike.

Here are the top five characters most likely to survive, according to the algorithm:

  1. Daenerys Targaryen
  2. Tyrion Lannister
  3. Varys
  4. Samwell Tarly
  5. Jaime Lannister

In more sobering news, the algorithm has said that Bronn is 93.5% likely to die, because, let’s face it, he was never going to get that castle and gold he was promised.

Pour one out for our boy Bronn…

Say goodbye to the rest listed below, according to the algorithm, anyway:

  1. Bronn
  2. Gregor Clegane
  3. Sansa Stark
  4. Bran Stark
  5. Sandor Clegane

Game of Thrones airs on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday morning, and we can’t wait for it…

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