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Table 1 Characteristics of important characters in Game of Thrones (n = 330)

From: “Death is certain, the time is not”: mortality and survival in Game of Thrones

Characteristic Frequency (%)
Sex
 Male 237 (71.8)
 Female 93 (28.2)
Social status
 Highborn 104 (31.5)
 Lowborn 226 (68.5)
Type of occupation
 Silk collar 91 (27.6)
 Boiled leather collar 206 (62.4)
 Unknown/Unclear 33 (10.0)
Religion
 Great Stallion 19 (5.8)
 Lord of Light 14 (4.2)
 Faith of the Seven 35 (10.6)
 Old Gods of the Forest 31 (9.4)
 Drowned God 14 (4.2)
 Other 13 (3.9)
 Unknown/Unclear 204 (61.8)
Last known allegiance
 Stark 35 (10.6)
 Targaryen 23 (7.0)
 Night’s Watch 27 (8.2)
 Lannister 25 (7.6)
 Greyjoy 17 (5.2)
 Bolton 13 (3.9)
 Frey 17 (5.2)
 Other 134 (40.6)
 Unknown/Unclear 39 (11.8)
Allegiance switched during show
 No 285 (86.4)
 Yes 45 (13.6)
Relative prominence of character
 Low 111 (33.6)
 Medium 128 (38.8)
 High 91 (27.6)
Season in which character first appeared
 1 101 (30.6)
 2 52 (15.8)
 3 47 (14.2)
 4 36 (10.9)
 5 40 (12.1)
 6 48 (14.5)
 7 6 (1.8)