The biggest Game of Thrones fan theories swirling around the internet right now

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  • If theory number one is true it will change everything

    1) How the show is going to end

    There’s a new (pretty exciting) theory for who is actually *telling* the story of Game of Thrones. John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly, told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘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.’

    Does this mean that the show will end with a shot of an elderly Sam Tarly writing the story of the Battle of the Iron Throne? There are only 13 hours left and not long to go until the last ever season. Eek.

    2) The big one: Daenerys is actually a baddie

    Along with the Starks, Daenerys has earned ‘good egg’ status in the last six seasons of the show. She’s freed slaves, she’s battled sexism and she’s generally fought for the rights of the underdog. But at the close of episode six we also saw her astride one of her dragons shouting to her blood riders to help her ‘kill the men in iron suits’, burn down their castles and generally commit atrocious acts of war in The Seven Kingdoms. This has led some GOT theorists to suggest Danerys isn’t actually good, but mad. It definitely runs in the family – her father Aerys was also known as ‘The Mad King’ and in the books the streak of insanity in the Targaryen line is widely discussed. However, it should also be pointed out that the Targaryen line has a track record for producing great rulers too (they tend to be either mad or great.) But is Daenerys one of the good ones, or is she mad? Time will tell…

    3) Jon Snow and Daenerys are related

    Now confirmed by HBO, this was one of the most common GOT theories out there. Jon Snow is presented in the series and books as Ned Stark’s bastard son, but who his mother actually is remains a mystery – Ned even tells his wife Catelyn that she should ‘never ask’ where Jon came from. But it’s widely agreed that nothing about Ned’s character fits with the idea that he would father an illegitimate child. The more likely theory, fans suggest, is that Jon is in fact the son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and his mother was Ned’s sister, Lyanna Stark. This makes Jon Snow both Stark and Targaryen – and since Rhaegar was Danerys’ sister, it also makes her Jon Snow’s aunt. Boom!

    4) Bran made King Aerys go mad

    In episode five we watch Bran travel back in time to try and influence King Aerys to destroy the White Walkers. All the Mad King appears to hear, however, are whispers, which makes him shout ‘burn them all’ and appear to be a paranoid nutter who wants to burn all his citizens. This ‘madness’ sets the whole rebellion (and storyline) in motion. Jeez – nice one Bran.

    5) Sansa is pregnant with Ramsay Bolton’s child

    Sansa tells Littlefinger she can still feel the effects of Ramsay’s attack ‘inside’ her since the harrowing rape in season five, she’s also sewing new clothes for herself and says she’s finding the food at Castle Black difficult to stomach. If true, it’s a huge deviation from the book, where Ramsay actually marries Jeyne Poole, a friend of Sansa’s from Winterfell pretending to be Arya Stark.

    6) The Umbers are going to do one over on Ramsay

    More of an ‘everyone’s just got a gut feeling about this’ type of theory. The Umbers feel too northern and good egg-ish to go against the Starks. Remember the late Greatjon? He wasn’t a man for turning.

    7) King Tommen will be killed by The Mountain

    Tommen is slowly turning against his mother and father (with some urging from Margaery Tyrell) and things look very likely to escalate now they’ve gone all ‘born again’. Maggie the Frog told a younger Cersei she would lose all of her children. Joffrey and Myrcella have already snuffed it and it looks likely that Tommen will turn on Cersei – but will her unscrupulous protector The Mountain then intervene?

    8) Arya is going to be a-okay
    Fans were pretty distraught to see Ayra, who finally seemed to be getting her life together, stabbed at the end of the last episode. On the upside, people all over the internet are convinced that she’s actually going to be fine. A Reddit poster who goes by the name of passingwisdom, shared their thoughts:

    ‘Ok…so we can all assume that fight scene was an act….but I figured its worth some suggestive ideas. So….

    Before the scene she was seen flaunting Money to the Westeros Captain in order to get the word out there that a young girl was on her way to westeros in the morning.

    Then she chooses an open spot to try and avoid an easy death check after the fight. (Bridge)

    We can assume she knows enough from training to figure the waif will attack to the body. So I believe she has 1 or more pigs blood pouches around her body. She knows where and how to do this because last episode…she saved the actress. The actress then provided her help to make the scene on the bridge large and realistic.

    She then leaves the water and leaves a trail of blood….to lead her enemys to her. Expecting an unarmed (because she choose not to show needle during the fight scene) and injured girl; they will instead walk down a dark alley and be met with an uninjured girl who knows how to fight in the dark and carrying a sword.

    So there you go. Maisie Williams probably won’t be getting her P45 just yet.

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