Safe (for now)
Tyrion Lannister. Simply too important a plot vehicle for David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to knock off. We’ll get some big reveals about Tyrion in Season 7 but a death isn’t likely.
Daenerys Targaryen. Who has the minerals to try and kill someone with three fully grown dragons?
Davos Seaworth. Too nice to die.
Melisandre. Keeps finding herself on losing sides without dying, a very handy trick in a realm where everyone dies. It must be the magic.
Samwell Tarly. Unless a bookshelf falls on him, he’ll be fine in that library.
Gilly. As above.
Bran Stark. Bran has far too much to do this season, he won’t be able to fit death into that schedule.
Lyanna Mormont. Don’t you dare, George.
Playing with dragonfire
Jon Snow. Loves being cut up in battle but importantly has someone who can bring him back from the dead.
Sansa Stark. Seems to have gotten out of a tough patch but still may die in childbirth.
Missandei. What could be more George R R Martin than killing an audience favourite who’s in love?
Brienne of Tarth. Look we don’t want to accept it either but
Podrick Payne. Had a quiet end to Season 6, may be time to depart this mortal coil.
Euron Greyjoy. He’s right in the thick of it but judging from the trailers Euron will be a major character in Season 7. Will likely live.
Meera Reed. She’s done well to date but if Bran makes it through the Wall, it might be time to drop off the perch.
Varys. Again, who would want to kill Varys? He’s practically the only good human left. George R R Martin, that’s who.
In the vanguard
Jamie Lannister. What can we say? He’s had a good run but it all seems to be coming apart at the seems for the Kingslayer. He is beset by enemies on all sides and the trailer shows him looking a little worse for wear in the middle of a flaming battlefield.
Cersei Lannister. It’s just about time to lose one of the great characters of GOT. We think she’ll survive a few scares but bite the bullet / arrow later in the season. There are just too many odds stacked against the Lannisters these days.
Arya Stark. Why not? She’s been crossing names off her death hit list. What happens after she’s done? It may be a little TOO neat for George R R Martin but this could be Arya’s final season.
Theon Greyjoy. Boat is on fire in the trailer. Euron is chasing them. Euron is terrifying.
Yara Greyjoy. Likewise.
Bronn. He’s stuck with Jamie for quite a while, which is to be lauded. We think he’ll be buried alongside his master.
Qyburn. Get him out. He’s done all the damage he can do.
Petry “Little Finger” Baelish. We just don’t like him to be honest.
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane. #cleganebowl will be a draw.
Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane. As above.
Tormund Giantsbane. We don’t want it to be true but it’s looking like we shipped Tormund and Brienne a little too early. This savage wildling will lady problems is on a one-way train to the underworld.
Olenna Tyrell. Sadly, the Queen of Thorns is probably going to find herself snagged on a blade. It’s not like she has too much to live for these days anyway.
Beric Dondarrion. Having Thoros of Myr by his side to reanimate his battered corpse is a great trick but even Beric’s luck will run out. He is most likely another Azhor Ahai pretender. Let’s just hope he goes down swinging (with that excellent flaming sword of his).
Jorah Mormont. We don’t actually think Jorah will die in this Season; we just wish he would.
Grey Worm. Sorry romantics but you can’t claim the Iron Throne without sacrificing a few trusted warriors. This will set up some interesting soul searching for Dany: what was the point of emancipating slaves for them to simply die under my command?
Ellaria Sand. Not the most exciting character. Cersei is going to watch her die painfully. We’re tipping the Mountain and some eyes to be involved.
The Sand Snakes. As above. They aren’t kicking too many goals and have a bullseyes painted on their backs.
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