Last year’s finale answered so many GoT questions that show fans have been waiting to learn for years– and book fans, like yours truly, have been waiting to learn for decades.
We may know that Hodor did what he was supposed to; we may know the truth behind, “Promise me, Ned!” But what is left for the remaining two seasons of the show? Don’t worry– we may be in the denouement of the show, but there’s no shortage of mysteries left to be solved in Westeros. And some of them stem from fan theories that are YEARS in the making.
**Be warned: here there be SPOILERS for not just the current six seasons of Game of Thrones, but also the Song of Ice and Fire books.**
GoT Question 1:
CLEGANEBOWL GET HYPE?
Trial by combat has been outlawed. Does that mean we won’t have our long-awaited c Cleaganebowl on the small screen? Personally, I’m not going to let it stop my hype. We’ve been waiting for this throwdown (or Thronesdown) since the introduction of The Hound and The Mountain all the way back in Season 1. And with the confirmation last season that The Hound is still alive, and the Mountain is still… well.
GoT Question 2:
Is Sansa pregnant?
Sansa’s rape at the hands of Ramsey Bolton was perhaps one of the most controversial scenes ever shown in an already controversial show. Many tinfoilers have speculated that her months of abuse at his hands could have resulted in something tangible– i.e. a bouncy baby Bolton of her very own.
Is it true? Sansa’s actress, Sophie Turner, doesn’t think so.
“Personally, I think it’s more figurative, especially because months and months have gone on and Sansa really hasn’t developed a baby belly. So I think he means he’s going to forever be imprinted on her in a way that he’s done such a terrible thing to her,” she said, in an interview last June.
But could Turner just have been playing dumb so the big surprise could be revealed next season? Those thick, Northern furs could probably hide an awful lot– including a baby bump. We’re keeping our minds open to this one.
GoT Question 3:
Will Jaime have to kill Cersei?
We know that Cersei can only die at the hands of the valonqar— the little brother. Of course, she always thought this meant Tyrion, but she’s made a point, time and again, to tell us that she’s the older of the incestual twins. And now that she’s gone all Mad King– or Mad Queen– we happen to know a certain someone who is pretty good at putting down Mad Kings when they get a little too into burning things down.
GoT Question 4:
Is Tyrion a Targaryen?
I’m a secret Targ. You’re a secret Targ. As anyone who has done their time trudging through the bowels of ASoIaF theory boards knows, we’re all secret Targs.
The theory goes that the dragon has three heads– and Danerys’ dragons will need three riders to take back Westeros. Obviously, Mama Dragon has a chief spot. But then there’s also Jon Snow, who is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen, Dany’s bro. So, where does Tyrion work into it?
Granted, this may be one of those theories that only gets play in the books, where we know that:
- Tyrion’s hair is closer to Dany’s silver than his golden-crowned siblings,
- The Mad King REALLY had a thing for his mom, Joanna, and had, in the past, ‘taken liberties with her.’
- Tyrion has LOTS of dreams about dragons, wishing he had a dragon, reading about dragons, etc.
- He invented a special saddle to help himself ride a horse, so maybe a dragon wouldn’t be far off,
- Tywin REALLY hated the Mad King. Really, really hated him. And he also really, really hated Tyrion.
And then there’s those things that he has in common with the other two proposed dragon riders, like:
- They have all murdered/were the cause of death of their lovers,
- All of their mothers died in childbirth,
- They are all three considered main characters and have all gone through miraculous events to survive (or sort-of survive, in the case of Jon) up until now.
Personally, I think the greatest insult Tyrion could give to Tywin would be to actually be his son. But fan opinions are pretty divided on this one.
GoT Question 5:
Will Arya use Walder Frey’s face to fuck up the Riverlands?
The Starks are back in Winterfell, and winter has come. In other words: fuck, we hope so.