Sansa Stark has a history of shocking reveals which have built her character in the most impressive of ways, and no one would be surprised if she were to pull something phenomenal this season after everything she’s seen throughout her run on the series. The characters along with the viewers have often underestimated Sansa and ended up surprised later on. Given her massive development in season 6 after she was tormented by Ramsay, and brought the army of the Vale to the Battle of the Bastards, she’s also managed to have Petyr Baelish wrapped around her little finger. Since the start of season 7, although it seems like Sansa is playing right into Littlefinger’s hands, there’s a chance that she might be the one manipulating him. According to this Redditor’s extremely plausible theory, Sansa Stark might have become the master of the game.
In one of the initial episodes, Sansa talks to Brienne about Littlefinger still having control of the Vale and it’s army, which the North required last season and will possibly require this time as well. If we are to go by this theory, Sansa’s next well-planned move would be to marry him and kill him in order to take control of the Vale. Littlefinger has been quite an annoyance this season since we don’t know exactly what purpose he’s serving to the plot at the moment. His unsolicited advice to Sansa, which went something like this: Fight every battle, everywhere, always. In your mind, might be a foreshadowing of what is to come.
Sansa is no stranger to Baelish’s manipulative ways of getting what he wants. She’s seen more manipulating characters on Game of Thrones than anyone. Suffice it to say that Sansa knows what she’s dealing with. This theory turned into a thread, one of the comments of which included:
That’s why I think Sansa has been speaking out against Jon in public, to make Petyr think there’s a rift between herself and Jon. Sansa’s manipulating Baelish.
If this is to be believed, Littlefinger could really be in for some trouble. Now let’s add some fuel to the fire. When he found out that the late Maester Luwin kept extensive records of every raven scroll that arrived to Winterfell, Littlefinger was obviously under a bit of stress. The Redditor says that this is of course because of the fact that back in season 1 Catelyn Stark received a letter from her sister Lysa Arryn about Jon Arryn’s death. It was later revealed that Littlefinger had manipulated Lysa into sending this letter that spoke of how the Lannisters had murdered Jon Arryn. Everything that happened after this event led to the separation of the Stark family and the death of most of it’s members. However, it is important to note the a rider had brought the letter, which Catelyn burned immediately but who knows, Maester Luwin might have kept a record of it.
In any case, if Sansa were to put two and two together, or if the much awaited arrival of Arya was to put things into perspective, Littlefinger’s fate does not look good anymore. Another Redditor gave impetus to this theory by stating a prophecy from the books, which goes like this:
“I dreamt of a maid at a feast with purple serpents in her hair, venom dripping from their fangs. And later I dreamt that maid again, slaying a savage giant in a castle built of snow.”
The purple serpents with venom connects to Sansa’s unwitting involvement in Joffrey’s murder, which was called the Purple Wedding. And the theory goes on to become more and more believable:
I think the castle built of snow is Winterfell, and the giant may be Littlefinger? The family sigil of house Baelish is the Titan of Braavos.
Sansa has been pretty vocal about the fact that she knows how Cersei’s mind works, which is an obvious indication of the fact that she’s learned a lot of manipulation after being manipulated by some of the most masterful players on Game of Thrones. Who doesn’t remember the look on her face after she had Ramsay’s own hounds kill him? Cold-blooded murder is no longer a cause of discomfort to Lady Stark anymore. So if we were to believe that this theory might pan out in season 7, Littlefinger really needs to watch out.
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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.
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.
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!
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.”
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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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.
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.
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.