Game of Thrones is a long journey to an ultimate end : Who will rule the seven kingdoms? Over the years, we have had quite a lot of probables. Remember back in Season 1 when we all thought Ned Stark would be on the Iron Throne? Good old times. In the recent times, the biggest speculations have pegged either Jon Snow, or Daenerys Targaryen to take the throne, and now we’re expecting both of them to do it together, but it seems like there’s a possibility that we aren’t considering. A theory now says that the couple to rule the seven kingdoms might not be the one we have been expecting, but Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark. Here’s how!
The theory was explained by DigitalSpy, and has a few key points that prove that the plot has been screaming at us all this while to see that this is how it would actually end. First off, it talks about how it’s too obvious for Jon and Daenerys to be the endgame. The argument here is that George R. R. Martin doesn’t do obvious. We have always had the storyline throw us completely off, time and again, like how Ned Stark got his head chopped off for being a nice guy, and pretty much the same thing happened with his son, Robb. George has always shown that Game of Thrones doesn’t swim with the tide. For Jon and Dany to end up ruling would be betraying his usual style, not to forget that the end is supposed to be ‘bittersweet’.
Secondly, Jon and Daenerys make horrible decisions. We have seen both of them being in really close situations where it was a matter of life and death, and get saved at the last moment, or if we’re talking about just Jon, die and be brought back to life. The one time they were a team in Season 7 and Jon ended up being stupidly brave again, Daenerys ended up giving a free dragon to the Night King. Definitely not the smoothest team.
Next, the theory says that they’re Azor Ahai. Now, we know that Jon and Dany are the top contenders for the title of the Prince that was Promised, also known as Azor Ahai. There is the good chance that Jon is Azor Ahai, which means that Dany is Nissa Nissa. The fulfillment of the prophecy requires that Nissa Nissa die, so that Azor Ahai’s magic sword to fire up (I mean, she’s fire herself!), enabling him to save the world. The theory says that Daenerys will die first, and then Jon will, too, ending the White Walker threat forever, paving the way for Tyrion and Sansa to rule.
Supporting this claim is the fact that Geroge has based the story on real historical events. There is one main inspiration for the story : the Wars of the Roses, which happened between the Lancasters, which are considered as a parallel to the Lannisters, and the Yorks, which are to the Starks. The war was followed by the rule of Henry VIII, who was a once handsome king, who put on a lot of weight, and had a festering wound. (Keep that in mind.)
Henry was followed by Edward VI, who was young blond boy, and died suddenly, which points to Joffrey and Tommen, after which Queen Mary I ruled. She was known as Bloody Mary, which is a name she got because of her love for executions, making her the English history equivalent of Cersei Lannister. What comes next is the most interesting : Elizabeth I followed to rule next, and she is known as one of the best things to happen in the history of England.
She was a young redhead, and ruled with wise counsel, which equates her to Sansa Stark, and who else to be the wise counsel than Tyrion Lannister, who is also, technically still Sansa’s husband. Cycling back, the War of Roses concluded with a redhead on the Throne, Elizabeth of York – married to Henry VII, who was a former enemy, previously associated with the Lancasters.
So it’s basically the history of England, revolving around the War of Roses, except that the Iron Throne has been cycled through before the outcome. Notice how Tyrion has ruled in Daenerys’ absence, and Sansa has ruled in Jon’s absence. It would be a lovely end to both of their character arc.
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