The ending of Season 6 of Game of Thrones wasn’t kind to its bad guys. But did we ever stop to think that we wanted their evilness to root against? Because we are going to miss it. With two of the show’s most nefarious poor guys gone, who’ll step up and be the big awful in Season 7? I have assembled a list of the people that’ll possibly be on our dartboards next year.
The clear pick. Cersei’s (Lena Headey) shocking and volatile rise to Queen of the Andals via wildfire and BBQ’d be sparrow can simply mean horror for the remainder of Westeros. She was not the kindest soul, to begin with, but picture how fine she will be now that all three of her kids have been killed (one indirectly through her activities, ouch).
However, I look at her and see that Dany (Emilia Clarke) has come to ways since being married off to a horse lord, revealing little or no tolerance for those who differ with her morals as she is roasted lots of her foes. She can win any debate with one word: Dracarys! So who is to say she and her trio of dragons will not feel the Targaryen fire burn inside her and go power crazy just like her psycho dad?
This man had to be added to the show for some reason, right? Yep, he is a jerk. His strategy to overcome Westeros with Dany was submarined by Theon and Yara, but if his contractors made the boats he requested, he would be a leading presence on the seas. However, to be an accurate Game of Thrones villain, he will need to do something especially horrible to a character we adore.
Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
A master of the manipulative artwork, Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen) is the guy behind Joffrey’s poisoning, Lysa Arryn’s tumble out of the Moon Door, Sansa’s very disagreeable union to Ramsay and the skeeziest facial hair in the realm. As a guy who makes private gains by placing others at risk, he is not well liked or trusted, but you need to give props to his remarkable cunning. Littlefinger may see that as a negligible and betray Sansa and Jon.
But hear me out! Sansa has been differing with Jon ever since the hug heard ’round the world when they reunited, causing pressure between the two (who never actually got along while they were adolescent, either). If she suits a foil to Jon in any manner, perhaps teaming up with Littlefinger in the procedure, she will be treading in poor gal terrain.
I mean, yeah, he needs to march down south and suspend all our behinds off and turn our dead friends into his soldiers. I’d say that qualifies as a villain.
CONSIDER IT. His adoptive dad (Tommen) and mom (Margaery) were both killed as an outcome of the King’s Landing disaster, which was brought on by his wicked grandma. At a minimum, he better pee on Cersei’s new coat.
The front desk man at the Citadel
If Jon is ultimately able to claim the Iron Throne, will he have to go using this man to complete the required paperwork to formally become king? Ugh, it will not even be worth it. Who do you believe will be Game of Thrones Season 7‘s bad guy?