Winter is here. The dead have marched past the wall, the mad queen has sent Euron’s army to attack winterfell and we are waiting to witness the most epic battle of history of the most loved show of all time: Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones is not just a show, it is a way of life, it is something that we can never get enough of. The premier of game of Thrones Season 8 is still a week away, yet we cannot wait to discuss, talk about and overanalyze the promos and teasers to death.
So if the anticipation is getting on your nerves and you cannot wait to know a little more, have some information and simply get more of Game of Thrones, here’s a list of the most believable and relevant fan theories to keep you hooked to the mania that is Game of Thrones!
People for several seasons have believed that Daenerys is the prince who was promised, since Missandei gave the explanation that the term “Azor Ahai” is gender neutral and can refer to the prince or the princess who was promised. And who better to fit the bill of a warrior of light than a queen who can literally never be burned and is the mother of three dragons (yes, still three, there’s a theory about Viserion later).
But people believe that Jon, the only person who never wanted to have any kind of power is actually the one chosen to have the most. The twisted world of GRR Martin where the nice guy who wants a simple life is pushed rfather destined to be the biggest warrior and the saviour of an entire world. This theory has been extremely popular since Jon was brought back to life by the red witch Melisandre. People argue that the lord of light gave Jon his life back to serve a greater purpose and become a rather big piece of the Westerosi puzzle.
People who are ardent followers of the show or have read the books, know that Cersei has been consumed by the prophecies made about her. If you remember Maggy the frog made three prophecies about her:
Cersei: When will I wed the prince
Maggy: Never. You will wed the king.
Cersei: I will be queen, though?
Maggy: Aye. Queen you shall be... until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.
Cersei: Will the king and I have children?
Maggy: Oh, aye. Six-and-ten for him, and three for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shroud. And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.
Valonqar in high Valyrian stands for ‘little brother’ and people have forever been guessing that it would be Tyrion who will kill Cersei. BUT there’s a chunk of people out there who believe that Cersei will be killed by her other little brother- Jamie. Jamie was born a few minutes after Cersei and technically he is her little brother. Fans and theorists believe that when Cersei will finally evoke the spirit of Mad king and become Mad queen (another theory). Jamie seeing this will take matters into his own hands and finish Cersei for good.
In an episode where Bran is training with the Three Eyed Raven, he asks the Raven, “Will I walk again” and in response the Raven says “You will never walk but you will fly!.” Many people believe that Bran has already flown when he warged into the crows and the ravens and several others believe that Bran is set to fly one of Danny’s two dragons.
BUT, a major chunk of us believes that will not be the case because Drogon is clearly suited for Daenerys while Rhaegal is suited for Jon, who is a Targaryen himself. We believe that the show is leading up to is Bran warging into Viserion. Since it clearly seems that Viserion under the influence of the Night King has become rather ferocious and he might as well be too much for Drogon and Rhaegal who are expected to be tired out after the battles. It is only expected that Viserion will prove to be a bigger issue than we expect, hence Bran taking control and flying him around seems much more plausible than him taking control of one of the two dragons. Hence he will fly like he has never before.
Now don’t call me crazy. Tyrion Lannister is actually a Targaryen.
In the books it has been quite plainly mentioned that the mad king, Aerys Targaryen was obsessed with Joanna Lannister, Tywin Lannister’s wife. Aerys was taken by her beauty and charm so much so that it is believed that he would visit her often and often held her a hostage. If you recall, before Tyrion killed Tywin with the crossbow Tywin said: “You are no son of mine”
It is widely believed that Tywin was showing his disgust towards Tyrion, an imp. But if you look at Tywin’s character closely he shows no sign of disgust towards his other two children which very clearly have put him through hell, what with the incest and Jamie becoming a Kingsguard. Fans of the book believe that Tyrion was actually Aerys’ child, which is why Tywin showed contempt towards him.
You can also see the Targaryen in Tyrion showing up when he was dealing with the dragons. Also, if you look closely, there is a similarity in the way Jon and Daenerys were born, orphaned after taking birth. Tyrion is said to have ‘killed his mother’ as soon as he took birth and his real father (is the theory is true), Aerys was killed as well. So it is more probable that GRR Martin and the creator of the show David will D. B. Weiss have thought this entire thing through and established the connections.
Now this theory is one of the most believable ones. We can already see that Cersei has been turned blind by rage. Tommen’s death did not faze her and she was way too barbaric with Ellaria Sand and her daughter. She was even ready to drink poison as well as poison her children rather than surrender herself to the enemy, then her blowing up the Sept of Baelor has proved her to be quite alike Aerys. Fans believe that after losing Jamie and possibly her child she will lose her mind and direct Qyburn to burn down Kingslanding along with all in there.
Fans believe that Cersei will become the reason of her own downfall. It is a hugely popular theory that Cersei while paying off the iron bank in full, has dug her own grave. We even see the iron bank representative Tycho Nestoris telling Cersei that not even her father was ever able to pay his debts in full, to which Cersei remarks with: A Lannister always pays his debts.
Now fans also believe that this saying and this saying alone will become the downfall of the house Lannister aka Cersei. Her paying the debt in full makes the iron bank able to wash their hands off of her, had she not payed the bank in full, Iron bank would have had a stake in her winning. Now, they can pick and support the claim that they feel is the strongest.
So here we go, let these theories swirl in your head while you patiently wait for the new season to air. Happy Game of Throning.