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New Game of Thrones theory says Tyrion and Sansa are destined to rule Westeros

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Game of Thrones theory says Tyrion and Sansa are destined to rule

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!

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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.

What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!







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Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon

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Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon

HBO just dropped the teaser trailer for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon, and it broke the internet as soon as it was released. The highly anticipated prequel series has been HBO’s top priority for quite some time, and judging by the reaction of the fans that the teaser received, we can assume that they were right to do so. Though we witnessed several details about the upcoming show from the teaser, and of course the recent leaks, we didn’t get much information about the dragons, hardly any at all. But the teaser did give a slight hint about a certain dragon, Aegon The Conqueror’s famous ride Balerion the Black Dread might not be there in the series.

Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon

In the teaser, we captured a quick glance at what appears to be a dragon skull. Judging by the size of the skull, and the thousands of lit candles in front of it, we can assume it is the skull of Balerion, who was dead by the time of Dance of the Dragons in Fire and Blood novel.

The size of the skull is comparable, if not slightly bigger than the skull we have seen in Game of Thrones, stored in the Red Keep. Another fact that points towards Balerion’s absence is that HBO recently changed the description of House of The Dragon on their official website. Instead of the earlier synopsis that said the timeline of the show being set 300 years prior to Game of Thrones, it has now been changed to 200 years. Balerion died in 94 AC, when Viserys I Targaryen was still young and hadn’t ascended to the throne. Hence it is very unlikely the dreadful beast will make an appearance, given that the series mainly focuses on the civil war that began after Viserys’ death.

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New House of The Dragon leaks might be showing the first look at Daemon Targaryen’s first wife

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Rhaenyra Targaryen

Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the main characters have been cast, and HBO has officially declared who’s playing who in the much-awaited prequel. With set pictures leaking quite often on the internet, the fans are getting a glimpse of more cast members in action. Recently, another rather unknown member of the House of The Dragon cast came into the limelight, via a leaked picture from the Aldershot set posted by Portal House of The Dragon Brasil.

One of the most common theories about the cast member in question is that she’s playing Prince Daemon Targaryen’s first wife Rhea Royce. This is how the character’s wiki describes her:

In 97 AC, Queen Alysanne Targaryen wed her grandson, Prince Daemon Targaryen, to Lady Rhea Royce, the heir to Runestone. Although the marriage was a fine, rich match, the marriage was not a success. Daemon found the Vale of Arryn little to his liking and grew bored. He soon developed a dislike for his wife, holding no love or affection toward Rhea, referring to her as his bronze bitch, a mocking reference to the ancient armour of the Royces. Rhea likewise had no love for Daemon, and they were soon estranged.”

Well, the armour certainly checks out, but other details about the character are currently under wraps. Who do you think the character from the recent leaks is? Tell us in the comments below!







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Recent leaks from the set of House of The Dragon point at Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon’s wedding celebrations?

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing with every passing day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any more info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans, as they’re left wondering and speculating who’s who in the new set pictures. Here’s one of the theories we have been pondering about looking at the most recent leaks, the crew of House of The Dragon is gearing up for a tourney being held for Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon’s wedding celebrations.

Theo Nate to play Laenor Velaryon in Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon

There are plenty of factors that point towards the above conclusion. One, in the last few days, we have seen a few leaks showing a young Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon taking a walk together on a beach. Two, we recently had more pictures of Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen filming on set, one in Royal costume and the newest ones in Targaryen battle gear. Props for his dragon Caraxes were not spotted as well, and since he mostly rides Caraxes for a battle, it seems more than likely that he’s donning the armour for a tourney.

Matt Smith spotted in Targaryen battle gear on House of The Dragon set

Matt Smith spotted in Targaryen battle gear on House of The Dragon set

Also, there were pictures of a Targaryen camp being set up, close to the place where Daemon Targaryen was spotted in costume. There are not many soldiers in the view, so it doesn’t seem to be like a preparation for war.

Fresh leaks from the set of House of The Dragon show Targaryen camps being constructed on Holywell Beach

However, one of the flaws to the theory is that in the book, the tourney was held at King’s Landing, while all the shots above have been taken close to a beach. Tell us about your theories in the comments below!







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