It’s the network study you’ve all been waiting for! Who is the most popular Game of Thrones character? Prof. Beveridge of Macalester College and one of his undergraduate students have calculated a number of network statistics based on the proximity of names mentioned in George R. R. Martin’s famous novels. The only question is: can these metrics help predict who is likely to meet an unfortunate end in the future? If popularity is a significant predictor then I’m not looking forward to what happens next!

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Mathematicians mapped out every “Game of Thrones” relationship to find the main character