‘Game of Thrones’: The wildest — and likeliest — fan theories

We usually have to wait about dual years, give or take, before we finally get to find out where the “Game of Thrones” tale will end.


Sunday’s Season 7 culmination left a doorway open for several fan theories to manifest in Season 8. Here are 5 theories that keep removing brought up. Any others we can’t stop meditative about? Let us know in a comments.


Vladimir Furdik as a Night King. (HBO)

Bran is indeed a Night King

Bran keeps perplexing to repair things by going behind in time though messes up. Here, a speculation goes, he went approach behind to stop the Children of a Forest from formulating a initial White Walker (by trenchant a man’s chest), though he stranded around too long trapped in a guy’s body. Eventually, voilà, Night King!

In that scene, Bran is propped adult opposite a stone a same approach a First Man is propped opposite a tree. Also, a Night King and Bran have got some identical clothes.

Proponents of this speculation got a vital boost with a deteriorate culmination Sunday: as the undead Viserion lays rubbish to a Wall, a army of a passed marches southward in a arrangement that closely resembles a Stark sigil, a direwolf.

Some sagacious observers prisoner a picture and posted it on Reddit:

[NO SPOILERS] The Dead Form a Stark Sigil from gameofthrones

“Um, we don’t consider we demeanour that most like a Night King,” actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright said. “I’m not sure. Only a unequivocally few of us know what’s going to occur next.”

Okay sure, pal. Okay.


Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark on “Game of Thrones.” (Helen Sloan/HBO)

Bran was a reason a Mad King went mad

Maybe a time-traveling, physique inhabiting emo child went behind and attempted to advise King Aerys Targaryen II about a White Walkers, murmur to “burn them all” — solely a memo got flubbed and gathering Aerys crazy, branch him into a Mad King who burnt his possess people. Oopsie! Time-traveling can be tricky.

Jon and Daenerys are gonna have a baby


Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” (Helen Sloan/HBO)

Daenerys’s flood troubles keep removing brought adult — okay, we get it! The dragons are her babies! But a few things of note:

  • Jorah also drops a bit of indication this deteriorate with a criticism to Jon Snow about his destiny kids removing his sword. (Me? A dad?)
  • Daenerys tells Jon Snow this deteriorate “the dragons are my children. They’re a usually children I’ll ever have. Do we understand?” Is she usually generally seeking if he understands, or is perplexing to give him a heads adult not to demeanour to her to give him babies? In a after episode, Jon asks her, sooo, what’s adult with that, who told we that we couldn’t get pregnant?
    “The magician who murdered my husband,” she informs Jon, who responds: “Has it occurred to we she competence not have been a arguable source of information?” Not usually a good zinger, but a unequivocally good point!
  • Yes, Jon and Daenerys are nephew and aunt — that isn’t totally uncanny since they don’t know, maybe? Unclear — though they’re both Targaryens, who were all about incest.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” (Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Jaime is gonna kill Cersei

The Kingslayer could be a Queenslayer, too. At a finish of Season 7, we see Jaime skip King’s Landing and mangle adult with his sister. (Gotta admit, walking divided from your ex as she proclaims “no one walks divided from me” is kind of a baller pierce — generally after adventurous her to kill you.)

Jaime’s depart could be seen as him finally liberating himself from a romantic reason that his sister has on him — so paving a approach for him to kill her when he comes to terms with how demented her choices are.

There’s also a anticipation to contend with. In Season 5, we saw a flashback to a immature Cersei visiting fortuneteller/witch Maggy a Frog and perfectionist to know her future. (Girl, that’s never something we wanna know. Just live in a moment!) Anyway, Maggy tells her that she’ll never marry a prince, “you’ll marry a king.” That Cersei will “be queen, for a time. Then will come another, younger, some-more pleasing to expel we down and take all we reason dear.” As for kids, a aristocrat will have 20, and she’ll have three. (“That doesn’t make sense,” protests a young, and apparently utterly innocent, Cersei.) And those three children will have bullion crowns — and shrouds.

All of that has come to pass already. In a books, Maggy also added: “And when your tears have drowned you, a Valonqar shall hang his hands about your dark white throat and throttle a life from you.” Valonqar, apparently, is Valyrian for “little brother.” While a apparent choice as to Cersei’s torpedo is Tyrion, maybe that’s too obvious. Some fans envision Jaime will be a one to put an finish to his sister’s malicious ways. How tasty would that be?


Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane. (Helen Sloan/HBO)

Cleganebowl

We have all demeanour of kin relations on this show. In a “incredibly violent, working hatred” category, initial place goes to Sandor “The Hound” Clegane and his bro/literal monster, Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane, a duo some fans have been energetically watchful to face off in “Cleganebowl.”

Back in Season 4, the Mountain told Arya a story behind his scars and low hatred to fire: As kids, Gregor suspicion Sandor had stolen one of his toys — “I didn’t take it, we was usually personification with it,” a still-defensive Sandor recounted — so a child stranded his brother’s face right into a fire. “The pain was bad. The smell was worse,” Sandor says. “But a misfortune thing was that it was my hermit who did it. My father, who stable him, told everybody my bedding held fire.”

Talk about romantic scars. During a deteriorate finale’s Dragonpit reunion, a Hound walks right adult to a Mountain, takes in a man’s half-dead entrance and says: “What they do to you? Doesn’t matter. That’s not how it ends for you, brother. You know who’s entrance for you. You’ve always known.”

Some fans theorize that stealing-a-toy story isn’t the genuine reason Gregor burnt Sandor’s face. Sandor, who has recently seen visions of White Walkers while staring into fire, as a child might have seen a prophesy of Gregor’s genocide in a fire, and recounted it to him in detail, environment off a child who’d turn a Mountain.

While that a Hound’s array comments could be usually trash-talking, it’d be utterly sore trash-talk. The Hound is a crafty dude, so maybe his remark is a foresight curtsy to what he saw as a boy.

Previous deteriorate 7 recaps:

Episode 6: ‘Beyond a Wall’

Episode 5: ‘Eastwatch’

Episode 4: ‘The Spoils of War’

Episode 3: ‘The Queen’s Justice’

Episode 2: ‘Stormborn’

Episode 1: ‘Dragonstone’


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