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Subtle hints that uphold the theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together

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Subtle hints that uphold theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together

The Game of Thrones TV show and the book series are full of subtle hints and foreshadowing that leave the fans and theorists wonder what will end up happening in the end-game. Some of these include: Sam being the narrator of the entire story, Varys the ‘Merman’ theory, and many more. Such is the theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together as man and wife.

It’s a matter of a long-debate among many theorists and YouTubers if this would actually end up happening. Well, we believe that since the final season and the final two books are on the way, all we can do is speculate:

Hints in the TV series:

“I have a son, you have a daughter”

Subtle hints that uphold theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together

In the pilot episode of Season 1, the King Robert Baratheon arrives at Winterfell to name Eddard Stark his hand. He visits the Crypts of Winterfell and mourns for his betrothed Lyanna Stark and says to Ned, “If your sister had lived, we would have been bound by blood… well, it’s not too late…I have a son, you have a daughter, we’ll join our houses.”

In reality, Robert had no trueborn sons and all of his bastard children except Gendry (along with Edric Storm in the books.)  are dead. So, it’s highly probable that we will see the only surviving heir of House Baratheon marrying Arya in the final season.

“I can be your family”

Subtle hints that uphold theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together

Gendry, Arya, and Hot Pie, who break out of Harrenhal with the help of Jaqen H’ghar, come across the Brotherhood without Banners. Hot Pie finds a living serving as a baker at and an inn, while the other two continue their journey with the brotherhood.

Arya begins learning archery with Anguy, while Gendry works as a blacksmith, helping the brotherhood with their armour and weaponry. In the fifth episode of the third season, they both argue over whether to continue with the Brotherhood or not. Arya wants Gendry to go North with her, to serve Robb Stark’s cause. But, he disagrees and says that he’s done with serving people.

“These men are brothers. They’re a family…I’ve never had a family,” he says.

“I can be your family,” says Arya.

“You wouldn’t be my family. You’d be ‘my lady’,” Gendry replies.

So, we can expect this two-minute-scene to pay-off in the final season as now that all major characters in the story are coming together, bringing a major reunion at Winterfell. If keenly observed, the ‘Stark theme’ playing in the background can also be heard, which was played a number of times when reunions took place – whether it’s Jon and Sansa, Bran and Sansa, or Arya and Sansa.

Hints in the Books:

Arya’s first P.O.V. Chapter

Subtle hints that uphold theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together

A YouTuber named Bridge4 pointed out that it is foreshadowed in the very first P.O.V. chapter of Arya. While she is learning sewing with Sansa and the other ladies of Winterfell, Septa Mordane praises Sansa’s work and comments,

“Arya has the hands of a blacksmith.”

This is a subtle hint of Arya connecting with the blacksmith in the show, none other than Gendry of House Baratheon.

Arya and Gendry as friends

Subtle hints that uphold theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together

In the books as well, Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie’s meeting with the Brotherhood happen in a similar fashion, except a dialogue of Gendry. In a Storm of Swords, trying to protect Arya, Gendry confronts the Brotherhood and says,

“She’s not alone.”

Another instance is when Yoren’s party to the Wall get captured by Lannister men. Yoren is killed. Gendry and others are captured, apart from Arya, who later realises that she cares for her friend. While trying to save Gendry, she gets captured too.  

Two hearts that beat as one

Two hearts that beat as one” is a song sung in the books. For the first time, it is sung by Tom Sevenstrings, a singer in the brotherhood at Peach in the Stoney Sept. Arya and Gendry share glances and smile upon this. Another instance is when it is sung by Mance Rayder present at the wedding of Ramsay Bolton and “fake Arya”- Jeyne Poole (Sansa in the show).

Subtle hints that uphold theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together

With the reference of Arya in the two instance where this song is sung makes it probable that she and Gendry will end up together.

When Arya becomes possessive for Gendry

During one of the journeys of the two, they happen to be in a brothel. Some men there try to bother Arya. Gendry protects her by telling them, “She’s my sister. Leave her be.”  

Arya doesn’t like being called Gendry’s sister. She angrily replies, “Why did you say that? You’re not my brother.”

Gendry possibly understands that she has a crush on him and tries to tease her by saying that he’ll sleep with one of the girls in the brothel. This upsets Arya. In her another P.O.V., she angrily tells Gendry to go back to the brothel, which clearly shows her jealousy and possessiveness towards him.

Beyond the books and the series:

We already know that George RR Martin has suggested a bitter-sweet ending for Game of Thrones. We can’t entirely figure out what ending would that be? Which characters will die and who will survive in the end game of the series? But, one thing is probable that many characters will end up becoming something they never wanted from life – Jon a king, Daenerys losing claim to the Iron Throne, and who knows, even Arya would have to settle down as a lady after she cuts off all the names from her ‘kill-list’.

Subtle hints that uphold theory of Arya Stark and Gendry ending up together

And, who would be a better suitor for her than Gendry, the last living heir to House Baratheon?

So, what do you think would be the end-game for Arya’s character in the series? Tell us in the comments.







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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.

Have you noticed any other details in the teaser? Talk to us in the comments below!

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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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