The saying goes that when you play the game of thrones, you either win or die. But for the sake of this quiz, we're going to already assume that you're going to die. The question now is simply how do you meet your demise.
Throughout the course of the seven seasons of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, we've watched plenty of characters meet an unexpected, and often horrific, end. While some of these deaths -- like Robb and Catelyn Stark's -- have let us feeling torn to pieces, others -- like King Joffrey's and Ramsay Bolton's -- have left us literally jumping for joy.
With the show approaching its final season, we doubt that the series will let up on the bloodshed anytime soon, especially because all of the principal characters (with the exception of Littlefinger) made it out of season seven alive -- and what another satisfying death that was.
The reason that these deaths have so much drama behind them is because the show is so good at creating characters that we either absolutely love or absolutely hate. So it's time to find out which character you would be, and how your personality would directly impact how you meet your demise.
You’ve been gifted a Valyrian steel sword? What do you vow to do with it?
As of right now, there are only two materials in the entire world of A Song of Ice and Fire that are known to be able to kill White Walkers: dragonglass and Valyrian steel. Luckily, Dany has agreed to let Jon mine Dragonstone for the glass, but Valyrian steel swords are still extremely rare. So what would you do with yours?
Your friend has been accused of a heinous crime of which you know they’re innocent. What do you do?
Following the War of the Five Kings, lies and rumors have become just as relevant as trues throughout the Seven Kingdoms. Even if you've never wronged a person in your entire life, there's no guarantee that someone still won't try to accuse you of a heinous crime, especially if their life would be better off without you.
If you could warg into any animal, which would you choose and why?
The ability to warg still doesn't feel like it's been explored to its greatest potential throughout the course of the show. And with Bran now taking on the role of the Three-Eyed Raven, we have to wonder if him gaining the ability to "fly" was just a metaphor for his new title, or if he'll still go onto warg into one of Dany's dragons before the series ends.
Your betrothed to another as a marriage alliance, but you’ve fallen in love with someone else. What do you do?
In both Westeros and Essos, marriage proposals are the quickest way to acquire power. Therefore, children are often betrothed to another child before they even understand the concept of marriage so that the two Great Houses can preemptively join forces to defeat a common enemy. But what would you do if you found yourself falling in love with someone else?
Your father gives you away as a hostage when you are a child. But you’ve grown up and are now free to visit him. What do you do?
In Game of Thrones they don't exactly use the word "hostage," but instead they use the word "ward." A ward is someone that is given to another Great House as collateral for the other house falling in line. Theon was a ward of the Starks after his father, Balon, tried to revolt against Robert Baratheon. And as we find out, Balon believes his son is no longer a Greyjoy when he returns to the Iron Islands.
You’ve been recruited to go north of the Wall and capture a wight. How do you respond?
This is the scenario that we saw play out in the last few episodes of season seven, where Jon is tasked with going north of the Wall via Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, and capturing a wight to take to Cersei. While he ultimately succeeds, the mission is not without its losses. Men die and one of Dany's dragons was brought down by the Knight King. Knowing all this, would you have joined the expedition?
You’ve been offered a free visit to a brothel. What happens after you arrive?
One of the easiest ways to satisfy your carnal urges in the world of Game of Thrones is to visit one of the many brothels located throughout the Seven Kingdoms. While King's Landing seems to have the widest selection of various establishments -- including Littlefinger's brothel -- Mole's Town is also known for its brothel which the men of the Night's Watch frequent in secrecy. So how would you spend your visit?
Your older brother plans to marry you to a savage warrior so he can have a piece of the warrior’s army. How do you react?
When Dany is to be given to Khal Drogo as his bride, the future Mother of Dragons is still very much under the control of her older brother, Viserys. Luckily, everything ultimately works out for Dany, as Drogo slowly comes to love her and hate her brother, resulting in Viserys's death. But what would you do if put into a similar predicament?
Your mortal enemy offers you a cup of wine. What do you do?
As Tyrion Lannister once tells us, "That's what I do -- I drink and I know things." And he, along with his evil sister Cersei, prove that no one can throw back win quite as easily as the Lannisters. And while most people enjoy a free cup of wine, in the world of Westeros you have to be careful who's handing it to you.
What quality do you look for most in a partner?
Game of Thrones separated itself from a lot of other popular fantasies of the last few decades, like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, by throwing a lot of lust and romance into the mix. Unfortunately, many of these couples have been torn apart horrifically, including Jon and Ygritte and Tyrion and Shae, leaving a hole in the viewer's heart for seasons to come.
You’ve risen to the title of king or queen. What do you expect most from your people?
Much like the title implies, Game of Thrones is all about power -- how to achieve, where the people think it lies, and what to do once you have it. So imagine that you're the ruler of the North, or Meereen, or the entirety of the Seven Kingdoms; would you use your power to crush your enemies, or help the commoners? Or both?
You’ve been sentenced to live out the rest of your days at the Wall? How do you react?
While Jon Snow is one of the few people that actually volunteers to join the Night's Watch, many of its members or former criminals who were forced to serve to avoid execution or imprisonment. Therefore, life it bleak and your Brothers aren't always the nicest people. What would you do if you were suddenly facing life on the Wall?
If you lived in the Seven Kingdoms, which god would you worship?
Religion looms large in the lands of Westeros and Essos, and it's hard to find someone that doesn't believe in some kind of god. While the Faith of the Seven is the official religion in Westeros, many in the North still worship the Old Gods. But the Lord of Light has now taken center stage with the White Walkers fast approaching.
Your mortal enemy has invited you to talk with them at their castle? What is your response?
Now that many of the character in Game of Thrones are finally coming face to face after season apart, Jon Snow has had to face this particular scenario twice, upon meeting with Queen Dany and Queen Cersei. Miraculously, all of these character made it out of these meet ups alive. So how would you handle it?
If you could chose, which area of the Seven Kingdoms would you prefer to live in?
The continent of Westeros is vast and diverse, with plenty of beautiful areas for you to settle down in. But keep in mind the type of people that living in each area, as King's Landing is all about politics and power, while the North may be cold, but the people are usually quite honorable and just.
What is your weapon of choice and why?
If you're going to make it far in the game of thrones, you're going to want to keep a weapon on hand at all times, even if that means you always have a couple bits of information you can spill if you find a knife at your throat. While most warriors chose to use a sword, few have decided that a crossbow or a war hammer is the better fit for them.
If you could own any castle in the Seven Kingdoms, which would it be and why?
Just as each kingdom and each Great House is distinct in their own way, each castle featured on Game of Thrones is also just as different as the next in look, as well as by the people and servants that inhabit them. While Harrenhal is easily the biggest castle in the Seven Kingdoms, it's also cursed, meaning you should definitely avoid it at all costs.
You’ve been imprisoned by the High Sparrow for weeks now. What do you do?
While in the show the High Sparrow's power seemingly came out of no where, in the books his rise up through the ranks is much more gradual, as he earns the respect of the commoners long before he challenges the crown. But what would you do if you found yourself suffering from his wrath.
Now that your dragons have grown into adulthood, what are your plans for them?
Until the Night King destroyed one of Dany's three "children," dragons were long considered one of the hardest beasts to kill -- making them an invaluable asset in the time of war.But as we know, with great power comes great responsibility. So what would you do if you owned the only three dragons in existence?
Your own father hates your guts, but he’s one of the most powerful men in the Seven Kingdoms. How do you deal with him?
Tywin Lannister is one of the shrewdest characters in the entire series, who largely controls the action's of his children (along with a good chunk of the Seven Kingdoms) before he's killed by his son Tyrion. However, one of his biggest downfalls is not trusting Tyrion with enough responsibility simply because he is a dwarf -- as Tyrion is easily the smartest of his three children. So what would you have done in Tyrion's shoes?
You’ve returned to the Seven Kingdoms after extensive training with the Faceless Men. What is your next move?
Training with the Faceless Man can be an invaluable skill, as you ostensibly become an assassin without an identity. While you are supposed to use these skills to serve the Many-Faced God, Arya has proven that it is possible to escape the group with your life. So what would you do now that you can become and kill anyone?
Your life is on the line for a crime you didn’t commit. What do you do?
Tyrion Lannister is falsely accused of crimes he didn't commit on multiple occasions. First, for ordering the assassination of Brandon Stark, and second, for poisoning his own nephew and king, Joffrey. The dwarf is cunning enough to get himself to safety both times, but barely. How would you fare?
You’ve been brought back to life by the Lord of Light. How do you react?
Out of all the gods in the world of Game of Thrones, the Lord of Light has definitely been shown to exhibit the most power in the physical world. It's been able to bring people back to life, as well as spawn a shadow and kill even the most heavily protected king. So what would you do if you found yourself favored by R'hllor?
If you were king or queen, what would you do in your leisure time?
Things have been so contentious in the Seven Kingdoms since the War of the Five Kings, that it's almost impossible to imagine the rules taking some much needed vacation time. But let's pretend that you're the ruler and things are stable enough to take a few days off, what would you do?
You’re a sword for hire. But what are the terms of your employment?
Being a sellsword in Westeros is actually a pretty good gig, provided that you're more than confident with your sword skills and you know how to sell yourself to perspective clients. Sellswords profit off of conflict, and we've seen plenty of that. But hopefully you set up some guidelines for yourself, it is a job after all.