The first episode of Game of Thrones airs this week. You may be scratching your head wondering who is actually left alive in Westeros. We saw a few major characters shuffle off this mortal coil last season. To get you back up to date, here’s the final list of everyone returning to battle for the penultimate season of Game of Thrones and who we can expect to appear. If you want to know what they might be up to, check our our ranked list of 21 fan predictions for Season 7 of Game of Thrones.
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. There’s a lot more plotting to be done at Dany’s side.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister. With King’s Landing still smouldering, the Kingslayer is going to have a plenty on his hand.
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister. With all her children dead, expect to see Cersei go full beast-mode this season.
Kit Harington as Jon Snow. He’s back, obviously. We don’t think he can actually be killed.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Guess who’s coming home?
Aidan Gillen as Petry “Little Finger” Baelish. He’s a survivor, expect great (sneaky) things.
Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth. Thankfully, we’ll be blessed with the Good Guy of Game of Thrones for Season 7.
Carice van Houten as Melisandre. Will we see more of the Red Woman or more of her true (very old) witch self?
Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand. It’s revenge time with a capital R. Queen of Dorne now. Last seen rubbing shoulders with Dany.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Sansa has an extraordinary character arc; from pushover to warlord. Keep it up Sansa.
Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei. Will be joining Dany (and dreamboat Grey Worm) on a daytrip to Westeros.
Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane. He just won’t/can’t die until #cleganebowl.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane. Neither will he.
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. She’ll be back with a vengeance.
Conleth Hill as Varys. The Spider has spent a great deal of time on the outer, subtly shifting the players across the board. Now he’s in the thick of it.
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy. No longer Reek, Theon is saddling up for another tilt at history and fame.
John Bradley as Samwell Tarly. Will Sam finally find some peace of quiet with a good book in Oldtown.
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth. Lady Brienne is back to kick ass and even make out with Tormund Giantsbane.
Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane. As above, we hope.
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. Bran will be a key player in Season 7. We’re approaching a showdown with the Night King.
Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy. Crazy eyes is just getting started, although he is currently without a fleet.
Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion. Here’s another Game of Thrones stayer that has the wherewithal to keep a Red Priest by his side to revive him.
Jerome Flynn as Bronn. He’s by Jamie’s side, which depending on whether you believe to fan predictions or not is a very dangerous place to be in Season 7.
Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont. He’s moping around the place somewhere with Greyscale. Expect more grovelling.
Hannah Murray as Gilly. Safe (for now) in Oldtown with Sam.
Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm. He’s back but we aren’t putting any bets on his longevity.
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Jessica Henwick and Keisha Castle-Hughes as the Sand Snakes. Much more revenge to come for the Dornish vipers.
Anton Lesser as Qyburn. He’s back, probably with more terrifying potions. We wish he weren’t.
Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy. She’s off on a tear with brother Theon.
Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed. Another character who has stuck around, see our list of fan predictions for a choice call on Meera.
Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont. Possibly the ultimate fan favourite will be back, thankfully.
Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne. Poor old Pod.
Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell. Another contender for audience choice award! Now she’s even angrier than in earlier seasons.
Now that you know who is back, check out who is going to die in Game of Thrones Season 7.
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