Math says Jon Snow is the most important player in Westeros, too bad he’s so dead

Jon Snow, who is obviously very dead and never coming back, may have been the key to the whole A Song of Ice and Fire story. Whoops!

At least, that’s what Andrew Beveridge and Jie Shan of Math Horizons argue in a new research paper that maps out the insanely complicated social networks of Westeros. The authors used the third book in the series, A Storm of Swords, to generate their list of characters and connections, which explains why the also-dead Robb Stark is featured so prominently. (RIP Robb, I’ll always remember when you ruined my life with your stunning jawline and laughably bad decision-making.)

The authors considered two characters connected if they interacted, spoke of each other, or were mentioned together….

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