For the past five seasons, fans of the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" havev watched the suffering or demise of many good characters, with latest deaths being those of Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), in the Season 5 finale. That episode angered a lot of fans, prompting E! News to compile a list of the series' most hated characters.
On Wednesday, E! News shared its list of characters who “so need to die next season,” ranking them from "tolerable" to "totally evil." Thirteen characters were identified, including assassin Jaqen H'ghar (Tom Wlaschina), who blinded Arya; Oberyn’s ruthless three daughters, who spent Season 5 trying to kill innocent Myrcella Baratheon (Nell Tiger Free); and Theon Greyjoy/Reek (Alfie Allen), who stood by while Ramsay raped and tortured Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner).
The top three included Olly (Brenock O'Connor) and the mutinous Night’s Watch brothers, who killed Jon Snow for doing the right thing; Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton), because fans still can’t get over the infamous "Red Wedding" scene from Season 3, episode 9; and finally Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), for all the horrendous and insane things he’s done.
While there may be some debate over who should really top the list, there’s no question that "GoT" fans are furious with Olly. According to the Telegraph, fans have turned their anger to young Olly, for casting the final blow. Several "GoT" fans even took to Twitter, writing that “Olly must die.” But a few fans were also concerned about the safety of O’Connor, tweeting: “You're about to get Joffrey/Ramsay level hate if people recognize you on the streets. Please be safe. I'm not kidding.”
Meanwhile, Rheon is uncertain over the future of his character. The Express reported that Rheon admitted during a Radio Times interview that he has “no idea” if his character’s death is imminent or not. Although the actor wants to remain on the series, he said he is well aware that “anyone can go at any time.” He added, “Death is always around the corner for all of us.”
HBO’s "Game of Thrones" is known for its body count as it slays off characters both good and bad. And while Season 5 had a lot of character deaths, fans were deeply affected and furious over the demise of Jon Snow.
Season 6 is slated to begin in 2016, with shooting to begin in July.