There’s no shortage of wild Game of Thrones theories, and we love every single one of them. With only 13 episodes left in the show, there’s only so much that the series can tackle. Plus, we all know how they love a slow buildup at the beginning of each season. So now, we’re talking about five mind-blowing theories that would be downright awesome and make sense with the amount of time the show has left to wrap things up.
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Okay, now strap yourselves in, because sh*t’s about to get real.
Bran wargs into a dragon.
Okay, this one shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise. We’re adamant that Bran mind-controlling a dragon has to happen. Don’t forget what the Three-Eyed Raven told Bran in the season 4 finale.
You will never walk again, Bran, but you will fly.
Yes, he could have been speaking metaphorically, but we like to take every spoken word on this show literally because you just NEVER KNOW. Now, if we could just get Tyrion to hop on Bran’s dragon (come on, we all know he’s a Targaryen too), and put Jon on the third one, we’d be set!
So, what would even set up Bran needing to warg into a dragon? Well, in the books, Euron Greyjoy has a dragon horn which allows the dragons to be controlled. Word on the street is Euron and Cersei will team up and take on Dany and her crew. If Euron is able to use the dragon horn against team Dany and Bran is around, maybe he’ll warg and take back control of Drogon. We could end up seeing a totally badass battle of the dragons if this happens.
BOOM! Marinate on that.
Melisandre still has a role to play.
Listen, Melisandre is NOT done yet. She has too much power and knowledge to just disappear forever, and it seems like she really does want the best for Jon and believes he’s basically a god (same, girl).
Let’s flashback to Meereen for a quick second. Remember that Red Priestess named Kinvara coming to Varys and dropping some insider knowledge on his castration form back in the day? There has to be a purpose for that scene. What if it was to make Varys truly believe in the power of the Lord of Light?
Why you ask? Because perhaps on his journey with Dany, Tyrion, and the seriously deep posse they’re rolling with, they cross paths with Melisandre. If Melisandre tells Dany she needs to hightail it up to Winterfell and team up with her nephew, Jon, Varys will be inclined to trust her and could convince Dany to go there. Melisandre could end up being the reason that Jon and Dany form an alliance!
Melisandre could also tell Varys that Jon is Azor Ahai (a figure she’s very well aware of). Which leads us to …
Jon Snow is Azor Ahai.
This theory involves knowledge from the books that has not been depicted in the series, so skip it if you want to avoid all possible spoilers.
If you haven’t read the books, Azor Ahai is basically like the savior of the human race. He wields his sword, Lightbringer, and over 5,000 years later, will supposedly be reborn as a champion. According to the books:
“There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.”
Hey, sounds like maybe it’s the perfect time for Azor Ahai to show up then.
So, what makes Jon the most likely candidate? Don’t forget that Melisandre thought that Stannis was Azor Ahai, but when she figured out she sorely misread that vision, she booked it over to Jon at the Wall. Now, let’s dive deeper into the legend of Azor Ahai for even more possible proof.
In the books, the legendary figure was said to have been “born under a bleeding star.” Flash back to the Tower of Joy scene. Young Ned Stark snatches up Ser Arthur Dayne’s sword. The sword is named Dawn and it was said that it was forged from a fallen star. There’s also a sun engraved on the hilt of it. Ned carries the sword up to the tower to see Lyanna, and the camera focuses on him leaning it against the bloody bedding. Because of this, many think that since Jon was quite literally “born under a bleeding star” this foreshadows him as being Azor Ahai.
Bran will destroy the Wall.
We know with Bran’s incredible powers, he’ll play a huge part in the big White Walker showdown that will inevitably happen. But what if he makes a critical mistake that actually throws the war into action?
The White Walker army has to reach Westeros somehow. What if Bran destroys the magic of the Wall that keeps the White Walkers at bay. Let’s not forget that Bran was marked when the Night’s King grabbed his arm. Because of that, the army was able to obliterate the Three-Eyed Raven’s batcave and Hodor lost his life.
If Bran’s still marked, he could cause the same disaster at the Wall. Unless Bran plans on hanging out in the frozen tundra for the next 13 episodes, he’s going to have to head south at some point anyway.
Arya kills Cersei.
Whoa! Whoa! Hear us out on this one. Let’s start by recalling the prophecy that witch lady told Cersei when she was a young girl.
1) “Queen you shall be… until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.
2) “Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds.” (referring to the deaths of her children)
3) “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 is High Valyrian for “little brother”)
Her children have all died while either wearing gold shrouds and crowns, or buried in them. Then, you have the prophecy about a younger queen casting her down which some say was Margaery, but it seems that it will truly be Dany. Lastly, is the part of the prophecy involving a “little brother” killing her.
Most viewers are assuming that this will be Jaime (who’s technically younger) based on that look he gave her at the end of season 6. After all, she did just do exactly what he killed the Mad King for. But is there a way for her to die at the hands of someone besides her brothers and still have the prophecy fulfilled? Oh, yes.
What if Arya does the deed while rocking a Jaime mask like she did when she killed Walder Frey. Arya is not going to stop on her revenge mission yet. She’s trained up and she’s ready to exact justice for her mother and brother, so it would make perfect sense.
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