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Ok, this article will talk about how Game Of Thrones might end. So, take a sip of ale, wipe that bit of grease from your face and start reading.

Game Of Thrones A song of Ice and Fire

Ice and Fire

Now, a very big inspiration for George R. R. Martin has been Robert Frost’s poem, Fire and Ice. So much so that he even named the title of his series, after the poem, A Song of Ice and Fire. Let’s first have a look at the poem:

Some say the world will end in fire, 
Some say in ice. 
From what I’ve tasted of desire 
I hold with those who favor fire. 
But if it had to perish twice, 
I think I know enough of hate 
To say that for destruction ice 
Is also great 
And would suffice.

In the poem, as you would’ve noticed, fire stands for desire and ice for hate. So in actuality, it is an analysis between desire and hate, and which of the two would cause the destruction of the world. For clarification, GRRM has also stated that the title of the series ‘A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE’ stands for desire vs. hate.

So, most likely, by the end of ASOIAF – and GoT, since the showrunners, D&D have said that they are just doing the story in broad strokes – the world would face a catastrophe, thus giving the title ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and the inspiration justice.

Now, what is ‘ice’ and what is ‘fire’ in GRRM’s world? Fire stands for the desire of the Targaryens/Valyrians who think they should rule the whole world and lust after the desire, and ice stands for White Walkers/Others since it is symbolic of hate. Yes, the Others represent hate, as it was hatred for the First Men by the Children of the Forest which led the Children to create the White Walkers. Thus, the end of ASOIAF/GoT would lead up to the ‘Great War’ between the Others and the Targaryens.

But who would win, ice or fire; who would cause the catastrophe?

Some say the world will end in fire, 
Some say in ice. 
From what I’ve tasted of desire 
I hold with those who favor fire. 
But if it had to perish twice, 
I think I know enough of hate 
To say that for destruction ice 
Is also great 
And would suffice.

It is explicitly mentioned that the world is more likely to be destroyed by fire, but if it should happen twice, then ice would do the deed more probably. And in Martin’s series, the world has already been destroyed by fire, i.e., desire once.

The Doom of Valyria, anyone? So it would be via ice, i.e., hate by which the world would be destroyed now.

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But then, this being a fantasy, there is the Prince That Was Promised, whose song is of ice and fire. And then, there is Azor Ahai, the champion of desire/fire. Likewise, there is a champion of ice/hate, the legendary Great Other or The Night King.

It would all lead up to the revelation that the reincarnation of The Prince That Was Promised is Jon Snow, half-ice, half-fire (it will be explained below clearly). Azor Ahai would be Daenerys Targaryen, the champion of fire, full of desire for the Iron Throne and exploited further by the Red Priests.

Meanwhile, Bran Stark (who has now arrived in Winterfell) would be The Night King (in the show canon, it would be revealed that “The Night King” is not actually the Night King, but one of the leader of the White Walkers, like Melisandre is of fire), the champion of ice, full of hate for the Westerosis to butcher his family and the Children & he would also be further exploited by The Children.

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The whole battle of the Children against the White Walkers was a created hoax (like the Wedding of Edmure was for The Red Wedding) as it was a way for the Children to destroy Bran’s mind. Remember we did not see any of the Children actually die and also remember that the Night’s King who was mentioned in the books, was also a Stark (a Night’s Watch Commander who turned evil). We’ve already seen Bran acting weirdly and disconnected to the world, and slowly this will increase, and he’ll turn into the Night’s King.

Thus, both the champions would be on their way to destroy Westeros.

So, till now, we have Bran & the White Walkers at the side of ice, and Daenerys & The Red Priests at the side of fire, representing the two sources of power and magic in Planetos and desire vs. hate. But where does Jon Snow fits into this, you’d ask?

Now, during the whole of the series, we’ve seen various instances where both forces have tried to appeal to him: The scene at Hardhome can easily be interpreted as the White Walkers’/Ice’s invitation, and, the resurrection of him by R’hllor(Red Priests)/Fire can also be seen as fire’s invitation. Plus, there are personal stakes for Jon too: ice has a Stark and fire a Targaryen.

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In the end, he chooses ice, and helps Bran/The Night King turn the dragons into ice dragons, thus fulfilling the prophecy of “his is the song of ice and fire.”

And Jon chooses to end his song with ice, ending with a poetic justice that after the world was first destroyed by Fire and now by Ice. The reason why he will choose is that after being himself born again as an “UNDEAD” he will start connecting with them, and this disconnection with FIRE will finally be shown in a battle (that battle in ice that featured prominently in the trailers).







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Does Melisandre’s ‘Green Eyes’ prophecy predict Arya killing Daenerys?

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“You will shut many eyes forever – brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes.” So said Melisandre of Asshai when she met Arya Stark for the first time. This prophecy has played out since then, with both ‘brown eyes’ (Walder Frey) and ‘blue eyes’ (Night King) succumbing to Arya’s blade. Fans have long predicted the green eyes to signify Queen Cersei. But the equation changed with Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 ‘The Bells’ when another pair of green eyes became very important – Queen Daenerys Targaryen.

In an unfathomably shocking act of madness, Daenerys Targaryen torched thousands of innocent King’s Landing civilians in Game of Thrones’ penultimate episode, and as such established herself as the most devastating villain of the series ever.

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Before Dany’s Mad Queen twist, Cersei was being regarded as the ‘Mad Queen’, mainly for blowing the Sept of Baelor with Wildfire in Season 6, but also for her general ruthlessness and murderous ways. The Lannister Lioness’ green eyes are quite famous and have been referenced multiple times in the books and the show.

Now, Cersei has been on Arya’s kill list since Season 2 and she even came to King’s Landing with the purpose of killing her. Melisandre’s prophecy in Season 3 also included green eyes, so many fans thought Arya will fulfil this target next. That expectation was strengthened when Arya left Winterfell on ‘unfinished business’ in episode 4.

But Sandor Clegane turned Arya back from that path and she went on to survive the burning of the city by just an inch. With Cersei now dead and Arya witnessing Daenerys’ carnage first-hand, it is all too possible that the significance of ‘green eyes’ has changed for Arya.

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Interestingly, Daenerys’ eyes were not even supposed to be green. In the books, they are purple, and in keeping with the unusual physiological traits of Valyrian Dragonlords from whom Daenerys is descended. But Emilia Clarke, the actor who plays Daenerys in the show, has green eyes. Although she wore purple contacts in the unaired pilot of Game of Thrones, that idea was discarded in the main show and Clarke stuck to her natural eye colour.

If the show follows the books in terms of major plot points (and Daenerys’ death should be a major plot point) then the Arya-killing-Daenerys-because-of-prophecy scenario is unlikely, because book Daenerys does not even have green eyes. But the show has introduced many plot twists – so this is not totally implausible either.

What do you think of this theory? Will Arya fulfil the ‘green eyes’ prophecy by killing Daenerys or some completely different end awaits the ‘Queen of Ashes’? Tell us in the comments!







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Here’s what Arya Stark and her white horse could mean for Game of Thrones

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Here's what Arya Stark and her white horse could mean for Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 5 “The Bells” had a lot going for it. So many happenings and so many deaths in just one episode, but it ended with a scene that baffled quite a lot of users. We saw Arya make her way through the destruction in King’s Landing, and find a white horse, whom she rides out of the city. Here’s what it could mean for the show, and the series finale.

White Horses have been used as a symbol in storytelling for a long time now, for both good and bad things. However, fans are speculating that this particular bit might be pointing towards a Bible verse that talks about the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The passage says:

“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.”

Here's what Arya Stark and her white horse could mean for Game of Thrones

Arya and death have danced for a long time in the show, and it seems like the show is hinting that Arya will have a final battle with death in the series finale. We saw who brought death in “The Bells” — Daenerys Targaryen, and it feels like could be the second bit of foreshadowing that Arya could be responsible for Daenerys’ death, after the ‘green eyes’ clue.

It also connects to both Arya and Daenerys, as Ned Stark used to ride a white horse, and so did Daenerys, at the beginning of the show. Maybe it’s things coming together for Arya and Daenerys, both of whose fathers were murdered in King’s Landing.

Either that, our we will get our expectations subverted again. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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We might finally get to see Cleganebowl in the next Game Of Thrones episode

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Fans have been waiting for the Clegane brothers to clash for so many seasons now that it would be heartbreaking if they passed that up completely. But fret not fandom. There are several hints that Cleganebowl is well and truly coming, and might actually happen Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 5. Read on!

The last time we have seen Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane and Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane come face to face was the Season 7 finale. Hound did not miss the opportunity to remind Mountain that the fight is still on. The Mountain didn’t respond except glowering menacingly but then he hasn’t been very talkative for some time, has he? But that scene was the first time the makers openly acknowledged and gave credence to what up till then have just been theories.

Hints galore in episode 4

The first three episodes of Season 8 had been preoccupied with the Dead. But Sandor Clegane is right back on track with episode 4. He says “there is only one thing that will make me happy” when Sansa talks to him, which is a clear indication to facing his brother. The next time we see the Hound he is striking out alone on a horse. Arya catches up with him and they share some good old warm and fuzzy insults.

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Arya and Sandor leave together for King’s Landing

Sandor then again says, “I have unfinished business in King’s Landing.” He is not interested in the war; he would have left with Jon Snow’s army then. So why is he going to King’s Landing? Obviously, to face his no. 1 nemesis and elder brother Gregor.

It’s even by supported narrative logic. The Mountain protects Cersei, and it would be necessary to eliminate him before anyone gets to her. Now Arya is obviously going to King’s Landing, and both Cersei and Mountain are on her List. It makes sense for Arya and Hound to team up again to execute their revenge.

What is Cleganebowl theory?

The Cleganebowl theory goes back beyond the show, it started with the book series fans. Sandor and Gregor’s enmity begun back into their childhood, Gregor would bully his little brother endlessly and once pressed his face onto a hot brazier over a small fight about a toy.

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Sandor and Gregor Clegane fight in Game of Thrones Season 1

The fire burned away one whole side of Sandor’s face, made him a complete cynic, and gave him a deep-seated fear of fire that made him defect from the Battle of Blackwater and would have done the same in Battle of Winterfell except for Arya and Beric. Hound has repeatedly said that he considers killing the Mountain to be his destiny. It was the one thing that kept him standing through all injuries and hardships. He is not the cold-hearted cynic he once was, but the hate still burns.

Right from Season 1, we are told that Sandor has vowed to kill his brother one day and by Season 7 it has almost become a destiny. Even the actors Rory McCann (Hound) and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Mountain) have been hyping about it off-screen. As Game of Thrones completes its journey in just two more episodes, Cleganebowl seems imminent.







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