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Here’s why Rickon Stark might have setup a trap and Shaggydog might still be safe

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Here's why Rickon Stark might have setup a trap and Shaggydog might still be safe

Game of Thrones season 6 has signaled the return of many characters after a long time. We saw Bran Stark, Hodor, Meera Reed, Yara and Balon Greyjoy making a comeback after a long time and the 3rd episode was no different. We saw Rickon Stark for the first time since season 3 and Art Parkinson, who plays the role of Rickon has grown a lot.

Fans were eagerly waiting for Rickon’s return since a long time but after watching the Oathbreaker episode, everyone wished that he had stayed wherever he was all this time. House Umber are loyal Stark bannermen but Smalljon Umber did the unthinkable by bringing Rickon Stark and Osha as a gift for Ramsay Bolton. To prove that he indeed had brought Rickon, Smalljon showed the severed head of Shaggydog to Ramsay. The first thing that came to everyone’s mind after watching the scene was that Rickon was a dead man and that he might become another Reek in Ramsay’s custody.

It was a terrible scene and it felt bad to see another Direwolf getting killed in the show. However, there is a good chance that all this might be a plan by House Umber and Rickon Stark to fool Ramsay and take control of Winterfell. If you are wondering how can this be possible, take a look at some of the scenes from the episode.

If you watched the scene carefully, Smalljon Umber refused to pledge his banners to House Bolton, swear loyalty to Ramsay as the Warden of the North and he also refused to kneel before Ramsay Bolton. This might be important as the Umbers might still be loyal to the Starks and they didn’t want to do any of that and at the same time make Ramsay believe that Smalljoy didn’t care a bit about the tradition.

By offering Rickon, the Umbers gained Ramsay trust and when the right time arrives, they might switch sides and attack the Boltons. It’s important to note that Rickon is a huge asset in Ramsay’s hands and he knows what happened the last time when he ill-treated a Stark. So there are good chances that he might not harm Rickon in anyway.

Here's why Rickon Stark might have setup a trap and Shaggydog might still be safe

Also when we take a look at the wolf’s head, it appears to be small for it to be a Direwolf. So it might be possible that Shaggydog is still alive and safe with the Umbers. Shaggydog might be somehow sneaked inside Winterfell when the battle starts and he then helps rescue Rickon from the Boltons and we should not forget that Osha is skilled at protecting herself and killing people if need arises.

When the Battle of the bastards begins, Jon Snow will attack the Bolton army from the North and at the right time the Umbers will change sides and attack Ramsay, thus creating confusion and giving Jon Snow an upper hand. This might help Rickon Stark and others to recapture Winterfell. All of this might still be wrong and who knows, Ramsay might torture Rickon as this is Game of Thrones and anything can happen but I strongly feel that it’s a trap setup by Rickon Stark with the help of Umbers.







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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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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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