Game of Thrones is a show that has beautifully shown relationships, and sibling relationships are the best ones. They range from the incestuous Jaime-Cersei to ‘I will kill you’ Sandor-Gregor relationship. Speaking of which, we are instantly reminded about Cleganebowl.
If you don’t know what that is, let me remind you. The Clegane brothers, Sandor, a.k.a. The Hound, and Gregor, a.k.a. The Mountain, have always been at each other’s throats, and Cleganebowl is the name for their highly anticipated face-off.
In Season 7, we got quite close to Cleganebowl, and we even saw The Hound straight up walk up to The Mountain, and say “You know who’s coming for you. You’ve always known.” A new fan theory now confirms Cleganebowl from a new perspective. Read on!
The theory comes from Redditor Askingforafriendta, and it makes a connection between Hound seeing things in fire in Season 7, and the fact that he was burned by fire by his brother, as a kid. Read it in full, below :
“We know the Hound can see visions in the flames and we know there’s an unspoken hatred between the Clegane brothers. We never understood it until they see each other face to face. When the Hound says “You’ve always known”, he makes a very clear claim. The Mountain has always known that The Hound would kill him.
I theorize that when they were children, Sandor looked into the flames and foresaw Cleaganbowl – Gregor dying at the hands of Sandor. When he told his brother what he saw, Gregor became enraged and tried to kill him with that fire. Gregor never attacked Sandor over a toy, he tried to kill him to prevent the vision from coming true.
So Gregor has been rage killing ever since because he knew he was invincible to all but Sandor. Sandor has been avoiding the flames ever since not just because of the trauma of being burned, but because the visions he saw there caused everything between the brothers.”
As weird this theory sounds, it also seems quite possible. The theory might explain his conversation with the Mountain when he met him this season and would be a great arc for their storylines. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!