If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, it’s more than likely that you have a list similar to that of Arya’s – a list of characters that you can’t wait to see meet their bitter demise. However, being a fan of Martin’s fantasy epic, you’ll also know it may take quite some time before one, if not any, of those characters actually die. With that said, a lot of hated characters have graced us with their long-awaited deaths: Viserys Targaryen, Tywin Lannister, and of course Joffrey Baratheon, to name a few.
Yet there’s still a long lineup of despised characters walking freely in the realm of Westeros, and even if some people don’t share the same disdain towards these certain characters, they may agree on the fact that they deserve to die. Take Stannis Baratheon for example; a lot of people liked his character and felt he was the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. However, he was rather callous – we’re talking about the same guy who to the life of his younger brother and his own daughter!
So the question stands: who needs to die in season six of Game of Thrones? This is quite a popular question, so we thought we would help with the debate and weigh in with our own thoughts. See if our choices match yours. You never know: maybe you’ll add another name to your list.
10. Walder Frey
This perverted old bugger is both heartless and sadistic. First off, he doesn’t hide his lust for young girls, openly demeaning his young wife verbally and physically in front of people. That aside, he is just plain selfish and will do anything to further himself, including murdering a family while he eats his dinner. Sure, maybe he didn’t actually wield the blade himself, but he brought the meat into the slaughter house. Even when his poor wife’s life was threatened, he simply responded with “I’ll get another”, followed by a smile. Walder Frey is a slimy old lord whose death would surely be well received.
9. Roose Bolton
Speaking of the Red Wedding, Roose Bolton did wield the treacherous blade that killed Rob Stark. Any man who can kill a son in front of his mother is barbaric. Roose isn’t just responsible for Rob Stark’s death; he can also be held accountable for taking Catelyn and Talisa Stark’s lives along with Rob’s unborn son. Bolton caught both the Starks and fans of the show off guard, proving just how ruthless he can be when given the opportunity. Fans of the show have been waiting to see this usurper of the North die since season three, so keep your fingers crossed and we may just see justice served in season six.
8. Ser Alliser Thorne
Being sent to The Wall is bad enough as it is, but just to make things worse, Martin created the ill-tempered villainous character of Ser Alliser Thorne. Instead of being a proper leader, he sure as hell wouldn’t bat an eye if one of his trainees died due to his cruelty. That’s not to mention his disdain for Jon Snow, as he was the first person to plunge his sword into the Lord Commander during their Julius Caesar-like betrayal. Ser Alliser is just one of those characters that everybody hates; he’s always grumpy, constantly insults everyone around him, and has questionable loyalty – he needs to go.
Speaking of Jon Snow’s betrayal, let’s talk about Westeros’s very own Brutus. If you don’t remember, Olly is the orphaned farm boy who joined the Night’s Watch after his parents were killed by wildlings. At first, he was a likable character you felt bad for, but he took a turn for the worst when he decided to betray Jon Snow. This young character quickly made a name for himself, which in turn led to a giant red target on his back. Don’t forget, this is GOT we’re talking about – it doesn’t matter if he’s just a kid. Remember Shireen, or Arya’s friend Lommy, or all of Robert’s illegitimate children – who were just infants at the time? Olly better watch out in season six.
6. Ellaria Sand
This noble-born Dornish woman never shied away from her pompous personality, regardless of her status. At first she was just the annoying paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell – until Oberyn’s demise, that is. Ellaria then returned home to Dorn, thirsty for revenge. The problem here is that she acts without thinking, and neglects to realize the fact that without Oberyn, she is abusing her merit. This issue is brought to the extreme when she decides to go against Doran Martell’s wishes – who is the Prince of Dorne – and poisons poor Myrcella Baratheon, the daughter of Cersei Lannister. Killing this innocent girl most likely sealed her fate for season six.
5. Theon Greyjoy/Reek
Theon, Theon, Theon… where to begin? He betrayed the Stark Family, who he grew up with; he is a deviant little jerk who was inappropriate with his own sister. He also killed Ser Rodrik, who he also grew up with, and took the life of two young farm boys, who he claimed were Bran and Rickon Stark. Although he has been tortured for the last few seasons, it doesn’t make up for his traitorous actions. Theon may have helped Sansa last season, but this too is not enough; Theon Greyjoy needs to meet his end.
4. Cersei Lannister
Cersei has had her hand in so many cruelties, it’s astonishing she isn’t already dead. Although she may love her children and does everything for them, her actions are unforgivable. She is as ruthless as she is beautiful and isn’t afraid to show it. First off, she has been tormenting her younger brother Tyrion since birth and nearly got him executed. If that’s not enough, she has also mentally abused a handful of people and had a hand in the death of Jon Arryn. Sure she had her little walk of shame in the last season, but a few rotten tomatoes mixed with some insults don’t make up for a life time of wickedness. Going into season six, Cersei may just be reunited with her daughter after all.
Priestess to the Lord of Light or not, this red woman is as ruthless as they come. After slithering her way into the realm of Westeros, she proceeded to manipulate Stannis Baratheon until she had him wrapped around her finger. Once she had Stannis in the palm of her hand, it was pretty much game over for a number of characters on GOT. First she convinces Stannis to kill his own brother Renly Baratheon, and then she seductively puts an end to Robert Baratheon’s illegitimate son Gendry. If that’s not bad enough, she persuades Stannis to do the unthinkable and take his own daughter’s life at the stake! Seriously, this fork tonged seductress deserves what’s coming to her.
2. Petyr Baelish/Littlefinger
Baelish is arguably the main antagonist in GOT; he has had a hand in just about every ill-willed ploy on the show and seems to be far from finished. He is clever, deceitful, convincing, sinister, patient, and well-informed, which makes him one of the most dangerous people in Westeros. He is also the perfect example of a character that deserves to die, yet still has many fans – he is a brilliant character – but at the end of the day, he’s a snake in the grass and needs to be taken care of accordingly. Ask yourself this: do you really want to see Littlefinger sitting on the Iron Throne? Hopefully not; he’s a little weasel and doesn’t deserve anything but a trip to the gallows.
1. Ramsay Bolton
If you don’t want to see this character die, you must be one twisted individual. Ramsay is by far one of the most hated characters on the show; he pretty much replaced Joffrey Baratheon’s character. For starters, he gets off on torturing people both physically and psychologically. Believe it or not, he’s ten times worse in the books, so if you think he’s bad on the show, you don’t even know the half of it. He has done some pretty messed up things on the show: torturing Theon extensively, chasing prisoner’s down with war dogs, burning down Winterfell, and of course abusing Sansa Stark along with other things better left unsaid. What did you expect? After all, he is the son of Roose Bolton. If any character needs to die in season six, it would have to be the violent and sadistic Ramsay Bolton.