Who will rule Westeros once “Game of Thrones” finally comes to an end? European oddsmakers BookMaker.eu are taking odds. Here are the Top 10 contenders, ranked from +1500 ($1,500 winnings for every $100 risked) to +215.
BRAN STARK (+1500)
The most superpowered of the Stark children has the longest odds of becoming Ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. Bran Stark has +1500, which means you could win big by betting on him.
One of the keenest political minds of Westeros still doesn’t have a great shot at ending up on top — rather than, say, at a ruler’s side. +1500 for Petyr Baelish.
Gendry? Really? The missing bastard does have some claim to the throne being an heir of Robert Baratheon, but that probably means little since Daenerys is about to descend with a much stronger birthright.
ARYA STARK (+1200)
The tenacious assassin Stark kid probably has a higher chance of survival than just about everybody on this list, but her older and more politically engaged siblings likely keep her odds of being the one true ruler of Westeros pretty low.
JAMIE LANNISTER (+900)
He’s gone through a redemption arc and become a fan favorite, but Jamie cemented his loyalty to his much more ambitious twin sister, and would probably not willingly sit on the throne himself unless something dastardly happened to her.
TYRION LANNISTER (+700)
Tyrion, on the other hand, is no longer loyal to his family or his family’s banner, and has made one shrewd move after another to advance himself. He’s sworn to serve as Daenerys’ hand, but surely that’s just until a better opportunity presents itself.
SANSA STARK (+475)
Surely the character who has made the biggest transformation, Sansa has been through a lot, toughened up a lot, and proven herself to be a cunning leader and strategist. She would make a fine ruler of Westeros, and her odds are getting better by the day.
JON SNOW (+440)
He’s become a new man since he came back from the dead and he is, indeed, now the King in the North, so Jon’s chances of sitting on the Iron Throne are pretty high.
CERSEI LANNISTER (+320)
She’s already on the Iron Throne, and if the incident with the wildfire taught us anything, it’s that Cersei will do anything to gain and maintain her power. If only her biggest opponent didn’t have dragons…
DAENERYS TARGARYEN (+215)
Of course the Mother of Dragons and the true rightful heir to the Iron Throne has the greatest chance of actually succeeding in her quest. She’s spent seven seasons just getting to Westeros, do we really think she’ll go down without a fight?