Here is the complete guide on the game of thrones theories. We’ve had nearly 20 months since its Season Seven finale to contemplate how Game of Thrones will end. That’s enough time to, without sleep, watch the entire series about 212 times through. Judging by the depth of analysis that fans put into this show, it’s easy to imagine that some people have watched Game of Thrones that much.
As such, Game of Thrones has never been far from mind over the last year and seven months. Fans have been active on Reddit and elsewhere, coming up with new clues and details through re-watches that could come back in Game of Thrones Season Eight.
12+ Game of Thrones Theories
Jon Snow Is AzorAhai
One of the most popular fan theories was that Jon Snow was AzorAhai, a figure from George R.R. Martin’s books that was supposed to be the ‘Prince That Was Promised.’ Unfortunately, Jon Snow turned out not to be the one prophesied to save Westeros.
Bran Is the One to Lead the Night King through the Wall
We speak for nearly all GoT viewers when we say that Bran ended up being one of the most disappointing characters. Fans had several theories for the sole surviving Stark son, including that he would unintentionally lead the Night King through the Wall after being marked by him in Season 6.
Bran Is the Night King
Another Bran theory that would have been so much more exciting than the reality of Bran? If he was the Night King. He could have warned into the past and then become trapped in the villain’s body that way. It would have been more interesting than the real role Bran took in the final season.
Tyrion Fulfills the Valonqar Prophecy and Kills Cersei
The Valonqar Prophecy stated that Cersei would be killed by one of her brothers. Naturally, viewers expected it to be Tyrion, considering her intimate relationship with Jaime and how she and Tyrion were enemies throughout the show. But no. In the end, Cersei was killed by bricks.
Tyrion Is Not a Lannister, But A Targaryen
It would have made a just end for Tyrion if he had discovered that he was so different from the rest of the Lannisters because he was never really a Lannister at all, but a Targaryen. This could have happened if the Mad King had been involved with Joanna Lannister, Tywin Lannister’s wife.
Jon Snow Becomes the New Night King
Many fans were also expecting a more epic end for Jon Snow, one of the show’s most beloved characters. It would have been moving if he had ended up becoming the new Night King after trying so hard to get rid of the old one.
Cersei, Not Daenerys, Burns King’s Landing
Much to the dismay of many fans, Daenerys ended up losing her nerve and burning King’s Landing even after Cersei had surrendered. But viewers had anticipated that it would be Cersei who burned the city. It’s certainly in her character to prefer to watch the city burn than submit to a foreign ruler.
Daenerys Becomes a White Walker
This theory fits in with the theory that Jon Snow was AzorAhai. Azor’s wife was turned into a Wight so that he could seal the treaty that ended the first Long Night, so many people were expecting the same to happen to Daenerys, Jon Snow’s lover.
Arya Stark Is the One to Kill Cersei
For much of the series, Cersei Lannister was on Arya Stark’s ‘To Kill’ list after showing her true evil colours in the first season. If Arya had been the one to kill Cersei, her father, Ned Stark would have been smiling down on her.
Gendry Wins the Iron Throne
Toward the end of Season 8, many viewers were expecting Gendry to be a dark horse and win the iron throne. After all, Gendry is Robert Baratheon’s son, and after Daenerys legitimizes him as Lord of Storm’s End and head of House of Baratheon, he has a reasonable claim to the throne.
Tyrion Has the Ability to Ride Dragons
It would have been a kick in Cersei’s gut if Tyrion had ended up with the ability to ride dragons. He seemed to have more of an affinity with them than others, but sadly, this never eventuated anything. The only satisfaction Tyrion had over Cersei is that he outlived her.
Bran Stark and Bran, the Builders Are One And The Same
One theory claimed that Bran Stark was Bran the Builder, the character who first constructed the Wall protecting the North in the first place. Given Bran’s ability to appear at different points in time, it was possible. Like many other Bran theories, this never came true.
The Ice Dragon Fights for The King In The North – Jon Snow
It was a devastating moment when Daenerys lost one of her dragons, Viserion, to the Night King. Some fans believed that Jon Snow would be able to tame the ice dragon, considering he was both resurrected and of Targaryen blood. This never happened, though. Viserion fought Jon Snow after becoming an ice dragon.
Jaime Lannister Is the Brother That Kills Cersei
If the Valonqar Prophecy did come true, Tyrion would have been the most obvious choice to kill Cersei. That’s why it would have been such a twist if Jaime killed her. In a way, some argue that he did kill her because he led her beneath the Red Keep, where bricks crushed her.
Jon Snow and Daenerys Live Happily Ever After
The theory that many fans wanted to be true was that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen would somehow live happily ever after and rule Westeros together. But we knew in our hearts that scenario was too good to be true. As Ramsay Bolton said, “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
As we know all too well on Game of Thrones, our heroes rarely win. They died tragically and suddenly. Real justice is rare, if ever. So why should the end of this saga be any different? And, let’s handle it, things aren’t looking too good for Team Human.
At the completion of Season Seven, the Night King turned one of Daenerys’s dragons into a White Walker dragon, then used it to demolish The Wall that had been keeping them out for thousands of years.
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