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!
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.
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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.