Top 10 Game of Thrones Theories (Post Season 7)

Season 7 of Game of Thrones has come and gone and the theory that most of us already knew was finally confirmed. Jon and Dany are related! That attached to the rest of the finale gives us so many questions. Unfortunately, it looks like the release date for Season 8 is trending towards early 2019! So to tide us over here on The TV Ark, we are putting together our list of Top 10 GoT Theories.

10. Theon will stop The Golden Company from entering Westeros (Via Reddit: sbourwest)


While everyone else is gearing up for a war with the undead, Theon is going on a little side quest. The theory states that he will stop the fleet, gain redemption, possibly die in the process, but thwart Cersei’s plan. Hey it could happen.

9. Jaime will kill Cersei  (Via GamesRadar)


Here is what we know. Cersei will be killed by her “Valonqar” or little brother, at least based on the prophecy from Maggy the Frog  from Cersei’s childhood. Jaime has seen Daenerys' dragons first-hand, he knows Cersei won't win in open battle, and he's clearly not happy with the direction the kingdom and his family are taking. The article goes into it much further but it’s a definite possibility.

8. Bran was the reason the Mad King went mad (Via Chicago Tribune)


It is a definite possibility that Bran went back in time to try and warn King Aerys Targaryen II about the White Walkers, but things get a little lost in translation and the Mad King goes, well, mad.

7.  Varys is actually a merman (Via Nerdist,)

According to Nerdist, what Varys wants is simple: He is a merman and he wants to free his fellow merpeople. You heard that right. And not just any merman, but a member of the 'merlings' species, which exist in A Song of Ice and Fire. But why back Dany? Easy, dragons melt Ice, creating rising water above westeros, making a better world for...that’s right…. Merlings!

6. Game of Thrones is all about Climate Change (Via THRILLIST)


THRILLIST backs up their claim in the linked article but to simplify it to it’s core, the characters of GoT have all been playing politics but refuse to see the more ominous threat that is always there and if they don’t deal with it, it will lead to the death of humanity.  

5.  Bran the Builder/Bran the Destroyer (via Reddit user ntwiles)


This one pulls from several different theories but the main gist is that The White Walkers make it to the south and Bran wargs into a dragon to end the war. Through this process several main characters die but in the end Westeros is built by Bran and destroyed by Bran.

4. The Hound saw a vision of The Mountain’s death as kids (Via Chicago Tribune)


The theory goes like this. The Hound had a vision of the Mountain’s death by fire, possibly caused by the Hound. This led The Mountain to burn his face. Does this point to a possibility of a CleganeBowl in Season 8? We hope it does!

3. Game of Thrones is a story being told by Sam (via CheatSheet)


This one comes straight from a Game of Thrones actor, posited by John Bradley, who’s played Samwell Tarly since Season 1 of the show. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bradley notes that the presence of the gyroscopes from the GoT intro in the library of the maesters is far from a coincidence.

“I think it could mean any number of things. One theory is that what we’re seeing now and how we’re experiencing Game of Thrones is Sam telling the story of Game of Thrones. If you take the logic of the story now, the story of Westeros and the story of the battle for the Iron Throne, it would be a book in that library. The visual motif of that is you’re about to be told a story — the sense of an idea of being told a story, and people gaining that knowledge, the way Sam is absorbing knowledge in the library.”

This carries a handful of implications for the Game of Thrones endgame. First off, the story would carry a distinct bias based on what Sam heard and saw himself. Second, it would be generally biased toward Jon, Sam’s best friend and closest confidante. And finally, it could hint at one of two outcomes: Sam telling it to a group gathered around a campfire in the aftermath of a White Walker takeover, or to a classroom in Old Town years following a happy ending.

A side note: Wouldn’t it be cool if GRRM played an elderly Sam at the end of this?

2. Cersei will become the Night Queen (via Reddit User ZaroXen)


ZaroXen is not the first place I’ve seen this theory but it goes like this. At some point Cersei will die, be raised from the dead by the Night King and eventually killed by Jaime, making him Azor Ahai. Jaime’s child survives but is a White Walker so he exiles himself to the North to raise the child and the story starts over again. The end might be a little much but I am on board that Cersei could become the Night Queen.

1. Tyrion has Betrayed Dany and partnered with Cersei (Via Reddit User Ndotny)


The thread leads to some interesting conclusions, but Ndotny is not the first to think that Tyrion could be playing the other side, but after seeing the last episode, it is definitely possible. We don’t see the happenings of the secret meeting, Cersei calls Jaime “the dumbest Lannister” for not agreeing with her reasons to lie to Dany (possibly hinting that Tyrion does agree), we’ve seen Tyrion realize that maybe Dany isn’t the queen that will save the realm, and it would explain his emotions shown at the end of the season when he watches Jon and Dany enter her bedroom. Could it be that he is looking for redemption?  

That's a wrap. Leave your own thoughts on these and other theories in the comments below, or yell at me on Twitter about it @Mr_Sun_Shine

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