Warning: This post contains Westworld spoilers.

Thanks to Ford’s dramatic retirement plan—total Westworld sabotage—it’s time for a new god in town. A working gun might be useful, but experience may just be the key to ruling Westworld. So who’s closest to taking over in Season 2? With another mass murder down and both of the park’s founders dead, one thing’s for sure: the hosts are now primed to inherit the earth (or wherever this story takes place).

But in this artificial town, there are no safe bets, except that knowledge isn’t necessarily power. As developments seesaw and hopscotch, a girl can really get to know herself and close in on the center of the maze only to have some professional life-ruiner drop her right back where she started. In view of the facts on the ground, the ten characters below are the players who will compete to rule Westworld next season, ranked from faintly possible to most likely to succeed.

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