Before we get into the awards of "Most Likely to Succeed" and the like, let's recap who's still around as we head into the seventh season of "Game of Thrones" on July 16. While this isn't comprehensive — there are a lot of characters — here's a brief look at which characters are still alive and where we left them last season.
- Arya Stark: Arya left her training with the Faceless Men and returned to Westeros to seek revenge on the Freys and others on her list.
- Bran Stark: Bran is still beyond the Wall with Meera. He was just saved by his Uncle Benjen and learned some secrets about Hodor and Jon Snow.
- Sansa Stark: After escaping Ramsay Bolton and partnering with Petyr Baelish to help win the Battle of the Bastards, Sansa is now back in Winterfell with Jon Snow.
- Jon Snow: Jon left the Night's Watch and took back Winterfell from the Boltons. He was just named King in the North.
Other House Stark members and allies that are still with us:
- Brienne of Tarth
- Davos Seaworth
- Meera Reed
- Tormund Giantsbane
- Samwell Tarly
- Benjen Stark
- Lyanna Mormont
- Podrick Payne
- Robin Arryn
- Edmure Tully
- Cersei Lannister: Cersei is currently sitting on the Iron Throne after blowing up the Great Sept of Baelor and everyone in it.
- Jaime Lannister: After bringing Myrcella's body back to King's Landing, Jaime went to Riverrun to help the Freys retake the castle. He then returned to King's Landing, where he saw Cersei's coronation.
- Tyrion Lannister: While technically a Lannister, Tyrion was just named Daenerys Targaryen's Hand of the Queen. He was last shown on a ship with Daenerys on their way to invade Westeros.
Other House Lannister allies that are still with us:
- Maester Qyburn
- Ser Bronn
- The Mountain (Ser Gregor Clegane)
- Daenerys Targaryen: After finally acquiring enough ships and people to cross the Narrow Sea, Daenerys — along with Theon and Yara Greyjoy, Missandei, Grey Worm, Tyrion, the Dothraki and her three dragons — are on their way to conquer Westeros.
Other House Targaryen allies that are still with us:
- Grey Worm
- Ellaria Sand
- Olenna Tyrell
- Jorah Mormont
- Daario Naharis
- Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion
- Euron Greyjoy
- Theon Greyjoy
- Yara Greyjoy
- Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger): While currently serving Sansa Stark, it doesn't seem right to place Littlefinger within a house alliance. Most recently, we saw him tell Sansa he wants to sit on the Iron Throne with her beside him and then stare disapprovingly as Jon Snow was named King in the North.
- The Hound (Sandor Clegane)
- The Night King
- Beric Dondarrion
- Jaqen H'ghar