Summer of 2019 is going to be epic, all thanks to Game of Thrones season 8. The makers have announced that the first episode of GoT’s last season will premiere on April 14. The new episodes are coming after a break of almost two years. These two-odd years have given fans enough time to prepare themselves for the final blow. The huge time gap also gave fans time to re-visit the seven seasons gone by and come up with some compelling theories. These theories hint at possible plot twists, attempt to explain lose ends from the previous seasons and even predict how Game of Thrones will end.
The internet is flooded with such theories but there are a few fan theories that have caught the attention of the Game of Thrones fan community. These theories are so plausible that we are hoping they are true. Without further ado, here’s a look at five of the most convincing theories:
Several fans are convinced that Bran could be the Night King. Although there is limited evidence available to prove it, fans are leaving no stone unturned to prove their point. Fans are comparing Bran’s wardrobe to that of Night King’s ensembles. They have noticed that Bran and Night wear a similar-styled tunic which paved way for the theory. They believe that Bran went back into time and tried to stop White Walkers from being created in the first place but gets trapped into the body of a human who is turned into the Night King by the Children of the Forest.
Bran built the wall
Like how he went back into time and ruined Hodor’s memory, poor Hodor, there are chances that Brad might have influenced in the building of the wall. Fans believe that he went back into time and influenced in the making of the wall.
Jon Snow is Azor Ahai:
While there are different characters who have been associated to Azor Ahai. But most fans are rooting for Jon Snow to be Azor Ahai. We learnt in the previous seasons that Lyanna and Rhaegar had named their son Aegon Targaryen. And then in the chapter of A Clash of Kings (from the book Song of Ice and Fire), Dany sees a vision of her brother following the birth of his son. Rhaegar decides to name him Aegon, proclaiming he’s “the prince that was promised,” and “his is the song of ice and fire.” Going by this statement, fans have made up their mind that Jon is the Azor Ahai. Besides, Jon is the result of ice and fire.
Jaime will kill Cersei:
We’ve seen a pattern: every Game of Thrones character who reaches the ultimate height, eventually dies in the most tragic way. It wouldn’t be surprising that Cersei, who suffered in jail before she was sexually victimised, learnt the art of manipulation and watched all her kids die, would die at the hands of Jaime Lannister. Now that they are on the opposite sides of the war, there is a possibility that Jaime would kill his beloved sister. The hints were dropped long ago through a prophecy which read: “And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar [High Valyrian for ‘little brother’] shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”
Starks will die:
Last but not the least, a theory that came after Game of Thrones released the promo for the final season recently suggests that all the Starks are going to die. In the video, Jon Snow, Sansa Stark and Arya Stark are walking through the crypts of Winterfell which houses statues of Ned Stark and Lyanna Stark. As the trailer comes to an end, the trio sees their statues as well, hinting that they could get killed too.