This is insane/amazing
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
If you thought you had picked up on every single clue about the future of Westeros, you were wrong. There has been a mind-blowing death pattern in Game of Thrones and we didn’t even pick up on it because we were so hung up on why Tyrion looked so forlorn when Jon Snow bedded auntie Daenerys. Oh, and we still can’t get over Ned Stark’s death so we have to comfort ourselves with theories that he’s still running about somewhere.
While there are tonnes of rumours about what will go down in Game of Thrones season 8, we actually have to look backwards to piece together the insanely amazing death puzzle. That’s right – while the deaths have been a mix of gory, shocking, heartbreaking and cathartic, there’s actually been a very clever bit of detail going on when the characters meet their makers.
Why? Almost every deceased character’s death mirrors how they themselves have killed someone else. Really.
It all starts with our beloved, gone-too-soon, Ned. At the start of season one, he beheads a man who has deserted the Night’s Watch with his sword, Ice. At the end of the same season, Ned is beheaded by order of King Joffrey with the very same sword.
Later on in the show, Tywin Lannister orchestrates the Red Wedding where many Stark men were killed by crossbow. Tywin cops it soon afterwards when Tyrion shoots him with a crossbow.
Roose Bolton murdered Robb Stark by stabbing him in the heart, and he met the same grizzly fate when his son, Ramsay, did the same to him. Who, by the way, used to feed his victims to his dogs – and we all know how that ended for him.
And it doesn’t end there. Remember how Jon Snow was stabbed to death by his fellow Crows? Before that he stabbed Night’s Watchman, Qhorin Halfhand. Stannis Baratheon killed his brother, Renly, with Red Witch Melisandre’s help, and later Stannis was murdered by Renly’s own female assistant, Brienne of Tarth.
Oh, and who can forget the moment when Catelyn Stark’s throat was slit in a ‘WHAT IN HOLY HELL IS HAPPENING?’ season 3 moment? When Arya came for Walder Frey, a co-conspirator in her mother’s murder, she slit his throat.
See? It all makes sense, and we had never really thought about it before. But what does that say for the characters who have managed to live another day in Westeros? The theory behind Cersei’s death would tie nicely into the pattern.
While Jon and Dany have a fair few kills between them, we’re hoping that they don’t fit into this pattern because they aren’t going to die.
Then again, it is Game of Thrones, so we won’t hold our breath.