'Thrones' Finale Teeing Up To Be A Betting Battle Royale

Right now there are parents of young girls having second thoughts at having named their daughters Khaleesi.

According to The Guardian, 560 girls in the United States last year were named for the Queen of Dragons on HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.’ And plenty more, about 3,500, if you consider varied spellings or just typos.

After her fall from beloved heroine to mad queen, moms and dads may be regretting their choice. “Yeah, we named our daughter after the woman who had her dragon scorch King’s Landing and kill possibly thousands of people.” I guess time will tell if these kids grow up to be class president.

It’s hard to see how Daenerys can redeem herself in the sure-to-be-ratings-busting final episode of the epic series on Sunday. (A record 12.48 million viewers watched the penultimate episode.) All of her counselors of reason are gone, her lover has all but abandoned her, and she is armed with a dragon. Many say her end will be tragic.

With Cersei dying with Jaime under a pile of rubble, all eyes turn to Dany and Jon and the last big battle in this deadly game of musical chair – singular.

There’s all kinds of speculation and predictions on the internet but only a very small and tight-lipped group of people know if the web has actually captured the proper ending.

Reddit is the best source of predictions, speculation and the “GOT’ Prediction Pool where you can submit your finale choice in hopes of winning almost $10,000.

Of course, they also have a very active list called “My theories have all gone to shit’ Support Group.

Among the predictions:

  • No fairy tale ending will occur – the finale will find no king or queen sitting on the throne
  • Arya will kill Daenerys, possibly wearing the face of an ally
  • Sana will rule an independent North
  • Jon will claim his rightful seat after killing his aunt
  • Dany will try and kill Jon
  • Tyrion will commit treason bringing the end to Dany
  • The last dragon will die

Celebrity “GOT’ fans are making their picks as well. For example:

Several of SBR’s top-rated sportsbooks have a new blurt of prop bets dealing with the final episode ranging from the throne sitter to if viewers will get a flash of nudity once more before the screen goes black.

Consider these from BetOnline:

Last character to speak in the final episode?
  • Samwell Tarly +100
  • Jon Snow +200
  • Tyrion Lannister +200
  • Bran Stark +500
  • Sansa Stark +1000
  • Daenerys Targaryen +1200
  • Arya Stark +1400
  • Bronn +2000

Will Brienne be seen in final episode?

  • Yes -450
  • No +275

Will Ghost be seen in final episode?

  • No -300
  • Yes -120

Will Drogon perish in final episode?

  • No -300
  • Yes +200

Named characters Drogon will kill in the final episode?

  • Under 1/2 characters -300
  • Over 1/2 characters +200

Will Gendry be seen in final episode?

  • No -300
  • Yes +200

Will Grey Worm be seen in final episode?

  • No -250
  • Yes +170

Will Tormund Giantsbane be seen in final episode?

  • Yes -200
  • No +150

Will four remaining Starks be shown together in final episode?

  • Yes -160
  • No +120

Will there be nudity in the final episode?

  • No -300
  • Yes +200

Ruler of Westeros End of Season 8

  • Bran Stark -110
  • Jon Snow +175
  • Sansa Stark +250
  • Daenerys Targaryen +400
  • Tyrion Lannister +600
  • Gendry +900
  • Arya Stark +1200
  • Jon & Daenerys’ Baby +2000
  • Samwell Tarly +3300
  • Davos +5000
Method in which Tyrion Lannister Perishes
  • Survives -500
  • Fire +300
  • Sword or Dagger +400
  • Axe +600
  • Hanging +1000
  • Physical Force +1200
  • Takes Own Life +1600
  • Arrow +2000
  • Poison +2000
Method in which Jon Snow Perishes
  • Survives -600
  • Fire +300
  • Sword or Dagger +500
  • Axe +600
  • Hanging +600
  • Physical Force +1600
  • Takes Own Life +2000
  • Poison +2500
Method in which Jon Snow Perishes
  • Survives -600
  • Fire +300
  • Sword or Dagger +500
  • Axe +600
  • Hanging +600
  • Physical Force +1600
  • Takes Own Life +2000
  • Poison +2500
Method in which Daenerys Taragaryen Perishes
  • Sword or Dagger -600
  • Survives +300
  • Axe +800
  • Hanging +1000
  • Takes Own Life +1000
  • Physical Force +2000
  • Poison +2200
  • Fire +6600

On Bovada:

Who Will Rule Westeros At The End Of Season 8?

  • Bran Stark -500
  • Sansa Stark +400
  • Tyrion Lannister +750
  • Jon Snow +800
  • Daenarys Targaryen +1500
  • Arya Stark +3000
  • Gendry +3000
  • Jon And Daenerys’ Baby +3300
  • Samwell Tarly +5000
  • Petyr Baelish +6600
  • Brienne Of Tarth +15000
  • Bronn +15000
  • Davos Seaworth +15000
  • Jaqen H’ghar +15000
  • Daario Naharis +25000
  • Yara Greyjoy +25000
  • Gilly +50000
  • Tormund Giantsbane +50000

Wager will be settled based on the confirmed ‘King’ or ‘Queen’ of the Andals and the First Men. If there is no King or Queen, whomever rules or controls King’s Landing will be deemed the winner.

Will Jon Snow Kill Daenerys Targaryen?

  • Yes -500
  • No +300

Will There Be Nudity In The Final Episode?

  • No -400
  • Yes +250

Will Tyrion Lannister Survive The Final Season?

  • Yes -300
  • No +200