From the downright bizarre to the cleverly calculated, these ‘Game of Thrones’ fan theories are making our brains hurt.
The Prince That Is Promised Is A Woman
One of our favourite ‘Game of Thrones’ fan theories by far. While Jon Snow is expected to be ‘Azor Ahai’ or ‘The Prince That Is Promised’, fans are starting to believe Daenerys Targaryen is the prophesied person who will bring down the ‘Whitewalkers’. This was speculated after Melisandre’s visit to Daenerys.
Melisandre said: “The long night is coming. Only the Prince Who Was Promised can bring the dawn.”
Daenerys replied: “I’m afraid I am not a Prince.”
Melisandre said: “Your grace, forgive me. But your translation is not quite accurate. That noun has no gender in High Valyrian, so the proper translation for that prophecy would be the Prince or Princess who will bring the dawn.”
Another potential win for the women in ‘Game of Thrones’ thanks to Daenerys once again.
Tyrion Lannister Is Targaryen
We already know Jon Snow is Targaryen, but Tyrion Lannister too? It’s all too exciting. This fan theory goes that Tyrion is the illegitimate son of Aerys ‘The Mad King’ who sneakily bedded Joanna Lannister, which also explains Tywin’s hate for Tyrion.
Bran is actually Bran The Builder
Bran The Builder lived 8,000 years ago and was the founder of House stark. He built ‘The Wall’ and ‘Winterfell’. The important thing fans have noted is that the name Brandon constantly crops up throughout the Stark family tree. Is it merely a popular name or does Bran simply reappear as and when is necessary throughout time because of his time travelling abilities? Perhaps there was even foresight into this one in season one’s script?
Arya Stark, after Bran becomes paralysed: “He wants to be a knight of the Kingsguard. He can’t be one now, can he?”
Eddard Stark: “No. But someday he could be lord of a holdfast or sit on the King’s council. Or he might raise castles, like Brandon the Builder.”
Meera Reed Is Jon’s Twin Sister
This one is a bit out there but we love it all the same. Meera Reed (aka the girl helping Bran) is Jon’s twin sister via Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targareon. The theory is that when Ned Stark and Howland Reed went to rescue Lyanna from the tower in Bran’s vision, Ned took one baby and Howland took the other. Twinnies? Possibly. But probably not.
Sam wrote A Song Of Fire and Ice
Samwell Tarly is not only the sweetest member of GoT but he maybe one of the most important too if this popular fan theory is anything to go by. The suggestion is that Sam wrote A Song Of Fire And Ice. George R.R. Martin said himself he most identifies with Sam according to The Ringer: “I would probably be Samwell Tarly,” Martin said.
“Tyrion might be who I want to be, but Sam is probably closer to who I actually am. The fat kid who likes to read books and doesn’t like to go up a lot of stairs.”
Sam has seen ‘Whitewalkers’ and spends a lot of time with Jon Snow, so it’s not madness to think he could have narrated the story. Plus, in the current season, there’s a scene with Archmaester Ebrose and Sam in the Citadel library where Sam is holding five books, the same amount of GoT books George R.R. Martin has written so far. By the end of the scene Sam has eight books on his pile, which is the amount of books ‘A Song Of Fire And Ice’ is expected to be. One of the more interesting ‘Game of Thrones’ fan theories.
Cersei Will Become The Mad Queen And Jaime Lannister Will Kill Her
This is such a popular theory it feels almost a certainty, but as we know in ‘Game of Thrones’, nothing is certain. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime even said it was far too obvious. But the reasons we think it’ll happen are as follows. Jaime killed the ‘Mad King’ because he was going to burn King’s Landing with wildfire, like Cersei went on to do. He finally slayed the king because he demanded he kill his father. We think Cersei will ask Jaime to kill Brienne who he is secretly in love with. Got it?
Daenerys, Jon and Tyrion Will Fulfil The Prophecy Of The Three Dragon Heads
Daenerys has a vision of her brother Rhaegar who suggests the dragon has three heads. Fans believe this means there will be three riders on her dragons in battle. Naturally Daenerys is going to be one and now that we know Jon Snow is Targaryen it’s likely he will be the second going bareback. As for the third? Tyrion is a popular choice. Fans already think he might be Targaryen himself, plus, Daenerys’ dragons are Tyrion fans (who isn’t?) after he unchained them without them so much as breathing an ember onto him. It is certainly a step in the right direction toward riding dragons.
Bran Will Warg Into A Dragon To Kill ‘Whitewalkers’
Firstly, it is a possibility Bran might want the Iron Throne in the end and to even stand a chance of winning it, he needs to help in the fight against the ‘Whitewalkers’. The only way he can do this is using his ‘warging’ powers to control one of Daenerys’ dragons as he cannot battle on foot. It is hinted at too in season four when Bran meets the Three-Eyed Raven. His question of ‘will I ever walk again?’ is met with a response suggesting he will not, but instead he will fly. Interesting. Very interesting.