Game of Thrones Speculation: Who Will Die in Episode 9?
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Game of Thrones Speculation: Who Will Die in Episode 9?

Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 8, “The Mountain and the Viper,” featured the gruesome death of fan-favorite Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne. We’re hoping another beloved character’s death doesn’t break our hearts in Season 4, Episode 9, “The Watchers on the Wall”, but this is Game of Thrones after all. So who do we think will meet their maker this week?

We know that Episode 9 takes place entirely at the Wall, and focuses on the massive battle to take place there. Mance Rayder and his huge army will attack from the North while Ygritte, Tormund, and those scary Thenns will hit Castle Black from the South. Many will die, there’s no question about that, but will any character whose name we know perish?

Thanks to this featurette, we know the battle includes one showdown that does not occur in A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series upon which the show is based. Alliser Thorne and Tormund Giantsbane square off head to head, and we can’t imagine both of them surviving.

We will say that in the books, both characters are still alive as of the most recent book published, so we really don’t know who’s going to win. The matchup is an interesting one, since Alliser is on the “good guys” side, but we hate him, and Tormund is on the “bad guys” side, but we like him. The fight could go either way, but our money’s on Tormund getting the best of Alliser, saving his pal Jon Snow the trouble.

Who do you think will die this week? Let us know in the comments below!