Game of Thrones just offered a smooth finishing to its most successful season 6 with great accomplishments.
Jon Snow is alive and proclaimed King in the North, Daenerys sails off to Westeros with a huge army and three dragons, Arya completes her painstaking training from the Many-Faced God and instead of being No One, she decides to go back to her Arya Stark of Winterfell identity and implicates her lessons on Walder Frey.
The season started confirming the fan theory Melisandre brings Jon Snow back to life and ends with hints that the widespread R+L= J theory is on the way towards the spotlights.
So, some fan theories have got proven right. What are the others?
We’ve collected 11 of the most shocking fan theories to look forward.
Let’s learn about them.
1. Brandon Stark is Bran the Builder
Previously in the shows, we’ve seen the time traveling power of Brandon Stark and in some cases, he could easily alter the past. Although the Three-eyed Raven told him, “The past is already written, the ink is dry”, it seems the phrase isn’t applicable for Bran.
So according to this fan theory, the Night King left a mark on Bran’s hand which breaks the protector spells cast by the Children of the Forest. Hence, when Bran proceeds to the Wall, the White Walkers will follow him causing massive destruction and finally, devastate the Wall. Shocked Bran will go to the past and reconstruct the wall with help and magic of the Children of the Forest. Inevitably, he’ll find the House Stark and establish Winterfell.
2. Jon Snow is the prince promised
Melisandre already assured it several times after Stannis’s death. The promised prince or the legendary Azor Ahai is said to be reborn under a bleeding star. Some fans believe the bleeding star is Ser Arthur Dayne’s sword Dawn which showered in its owner’s blood just before Jon’s birth.
Another thing to notice in the season 6 finale is when Eddard moved towards the tower of joy he was holding Ser Dayne’s sword upwards. He went there and met Lyanna in the bed of blood. This phenomenon also supports the theory from the fans.
3. Tyrion Lannister is actually Daenerys and Drogo’s son Rhaego
Yes, you heard it right friends. The bizarre theory is discussed and elaborated by Redditor xyseth. According to the theory, the witch Mirri helped Dany’s fetus to time travel through Drogo’s soul to an already occupied womb which happened to be Joanna Lannister’s, Tywin Lannister’s wife. This way Dany’s child, Rhaego absorbs the energy from his father’s soul and kills him.
From the books, the physical characteristics of Tyrion also support the theory. Tyrion has black hair (which could be from his supposed father, Khal Drogo) and pale blond to almost white hair (resembles much of Dany?). He has mismatched black and green eyes, not to mention where those came from. Learn more here.
Another fan theory suggests the mad king Aerys Targaryen lusted over Tyrion’s birth mom Joanna and raped her. So Tyrion is actually Dany’s half-brother and a Targaryen. Either way, Tyrion is not a Lannister.
4. Daenerys Targaryen is the ultimate villain of the show
Currently, Daenerys is on the way to conquer Westeros with her fleet. She’ll get sickeningly obsessed with power and burn thousands of innocents just like her father. There are several indications in the books and the show that Daenerys might get diverted from her peaceful, commoner-friendly approach to a deadly ruler. Finally, Jon Snow will come forward to defeat her and stop the madness.
5. Jaime Lannister will kill Cersei the Mad Queen
If you remember the prophecy by Maggie the Frog, she has foreseen a valonqar will end the life of Cersei Lannister. As valonqar means little brother, Cersei allegedly suspected Tyrion and never thought of the other brother who might become a threat too. Well, Jaime loves her deeply and declared to do anything to be with her. Why would he kill Cersei?
Jaime came back from Riverrrun in the season 6 finale and witnessed the destruction she caused. Her madness compelled their only living child to commit suicide. Previously during the reign of Aerys Targaryen, he became kingslayer as the mad king wished to burn every one of the city with wildfire. Seeing his sister cum lover doing the same thing he’s absolutely frustrated and might turn into the queen slayer this time.
6. Syrio Forel and Jaqen H’ghar is the same person
In season 1 we met the favorite dancing teacher of Arya Stark Syrio Forel. At the end of the season, he was attacked by Ser Meryn Trant and we assumed that he was killed. Well, was he?
In the Game of Thrones, if you don’t actually see a person dying, he might come back (Sandor Clegane, maybe?). This popular fan theory suggests that Syrio isn’t dead and he returned to train Arya as Jaqen H’ghar. Both of them are Braavosi and high-quality assassins. Moreover, Jaqen knew Arya’s name beforehand even though she never introduced herself as a Stark. Convinced much?
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7. Arya Stark will be reunited with Nymeria
Last time we saw Arya Stark’s wolf Nymeria was in season 1 when Arya was forced to release her in the woods in order to save her from the wrath of Joffrey Baratheon. Now in the recent seasons, there is a rumor regarding a pack of wolves terrorizing the Riverlands which is led by and unusually large wolf. It’s reasonable enough to suspect the leader as Nymeria.
Finally, as Arya is on her way to return to Westeros, we might expect her to reunite with her long-lost pet and hope to see some more of Stark vengeance.
8. Sansa Stark is bearing Ramsey’s child and will marry Littlefinger to cover it up
Some of the fans noticed a baby bump in Sansa’s abdomen back in the first episode of season 6. Later when Ramsey was kept captivated in Winterfell with his hounds, he muttered, “That’s all right. You can’t kill me. I’m part of you now”. This statement made many fans suspect that Sansa is pregnant with Ramsey’s child and she might say yes to Littlefinger’s proposal for marriage.
In the season finale, Littlefinger expressed his desire to acquire the Iron Throne and have Sansa beside him. Although Sansa seemed unconvinced, she might consider it when she’ll discover that Ramsey Bolton’s child can relinquish her rights on Winterfell. She’ll marry Littlefinger and pass the child-credit to him.
9. The Wall will be diminished and the Iron Throne will be destroyed at the end
The map of Westeros will be a lot different at the end of the show. The 700 feet icy Wall was erected by Bran the Builder with the help of his fellows and the magic of the Children of the Forest. The Wall saved the lands from the White Walkers for 8000 years and now is a potential threat of extinction as Bran is heading towards it, with a tracking mark created by the Night King in his hand.
The mark breaks the magic of the Children of the Forest. So it’s inevitable that the Wall will be devastated by the White Walkers and a large scale war between the living and the dead is yet to come. The Iron Throne will be destroyed too as the dark war will change most of the existing systems of the seven kingdoms.
10. Melisandre is Shiera Seastar and Bloodraven’s lovechild
From the books, Shiera Seastar is the last of the great bastards of King Aegon IV Targaryen. Her lover Brynden Rivers aka Bloodraven was also a legitimized bastard of King Aegon IV and a half-brother of her. Their romantic relationship was a widespread gossip material during their time and fans suspect that Melisandre is a love child resulted from the affair.
As described in the books, both Melisandre and her supposed mother Shiera have slender, elegant body full of breasts, heart-shaped face and slim waist. Melisandre is taller than most knights which she might have earned from her tall father Bloodraven. Her skin is pale, cream white while Bynden’s was white as milk. Both were albinos and used to cover their delicate skin with hoods during daylight.
Both Shiera and Melisandre wore prominent necklaces studded with jewels. This theory of her Targaryen predecessors also makes her a Targaryen child who dyed her hair with rich scarlet pigments.
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11. What’s the ending? White Walkers vs. Dragons or Daenerys vs. Jon?
The ending of the Game of Thrones is now a hugely debated subject. Nobody’s predicting anything fairytale-ish as it is a GRRM production, yet the fans are divided into several groups. One group is suggesting a Dany-Jon-Tyrion trio who’ll fight the ultimate war between living and dead with the three dragons. This theory supports the Ice vs. Fire hypothesis.
Another group predicts Daenerys as the future Mad Queen who’ll devastate the civilization and Jon Snow will rise as the savior of the mankind.
So, how the Game of Thrones will weave the ending of the show? Anything can happen. Do you have any idea or a striking fan theory that might blow everybody’s mind? Do share with us!
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