MANCE RAYDER IS THE CHARACTER WHO DIES
HE IS LIKELY THE ONE WHO THOUGHT HE WOULD HAVE MUCH LONGER ROLE THIS SEASON ACCORDING TO HIS PLOT IN THE BOOKS
So the heroically stoic Mance Raydar paid the ultimate price and burned in the courtyard at Castle Black rather than kneel to King of the North Stannis Baratheon. He did it rather than give his people over to Stannis’s army, but what will the Wildings do without their unifying leader? Roam free and join the White Walkers, or succumb to the relative heat south of The Wall?