Game of Thrones (based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire) is one of the most successful TV series of all time. The mortality rate in Game of Thrones is famously high for either a book or TV series. Characters are ruthlessly killed. Can you foresee its ending? Who will win the Game of Thrones? Join our discussion about Game of Thrones theories
[SPOILERS ALERT] This debate and the comments may contain some spoilers for the people who haven’t read the books or seen the TV series. Be careful before you start to read! This poll is based on the situation of the story at the end of the last published book: A Dance With Dragons. Some events and characters might be different in the TV series.
Game of Thrones ending
The fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, adapted for television with the name of the first book, A Game of Thrones, also known as GoT, is probably one of the most compelling stories in popular culture today.The realm of “The Seven Kingdoms” in the continent of Westeros breaks into civil war. The 7 great houses and former independent kingdoms (Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tully, Arryn, Tyrell and Greyjoy) fight to win the Iron Throne, the symbol of power for the king of Westeros.
The author of bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF), George R.R. Martin, is one of the best contemporary sci-fi and fantasy authors. The HBO TV series became an instant classic, with 6 seasons already released and one more expected. The book series is not finished yet, and fans are furiously debate who is their favorite character, and, most importantly, who will sit on the Iron Throne at the end of the series, winning the Game of Thrones.
Who will win the Game of Thrones?
Here are the most important contenders for the throne:
- Daenerys (House Targaryen). She is one of the main characters and has been present since the beginning of the story. She spent almost all her life in exile but she is the heir of the last Targaryen king and has been able to conquer several of the Free Cities, such as Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen.
- Aegon (House Targaryen). Everybody thought he was killed years ago, but the grandson of the last Targaryen king has been revealed to be alive, and has a stronger claim to the throne than his aunt Daenerys. He also has Martell blood.
- Tyrion (House Lannister) (married to Sansa). The “Imp” is a very intelligent and educated man. After killing his father Tyrion he fled into exile. Tyrion is one of the main characters, probably the wittiest, and is likely to make a comeback after a long trip to the East.
- Jon Snow (House Stark). Jon is the bastard son of the late Eddard Stark. After a period serving on the Wall, which is infiltrated by the King-Beyond-the-Wall wildings ranks, Jon becomes the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
- Arya (House Stark). She is the youngest daughter of Eddard Stark, and after a long and hard journey through Westeros escaping from the Lannisters, she is exiled in Braavos, where she joins the House of Black and White and learn how to be a seasoned killer. Valar morghulis!
- Petyr Baelish. Petyr, also known as "Littlefinger," comes from a minor house and is member of the the Small Council in King's Landing. His ambition and skills made him reach great power. He is responsible for many of the plots that shake the political stability in Westeros.
- Margaery (House Tyrell). She is the only daughter of Lord Mace Tyrell and sister of Ser Loras Tyrell. She is very unlucky with her marriages, as Renly and Joffrey Baratheon died shortly after their weddings.
- Stannis (House Baratheon). He is the older brother of the last king (Robert Baratheon) and has a great sense of duty. He wants the throne because he believes himself to be the rightful heir. Stannis join forces with the red priestess Melisandre and embraces the Lord of Light to advance his claim for the Iron Throne.
- Asha (House Greyjoy). The daughter of Balon Greyjoy who was raised as a warrior. She has more common sense that her brother Theon or her uncles Victarion and Euron. She leads the ironborn to the conquest of Westeros.
- Arianne (House Martell). She is the eldest daughter of Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne. After her brother's death, she becomes the heiress of Sunspear and is the best option for House Martell to reach the Iron Throne, in particular if Aegon fails.
Game of Thrones ending is still uncertain. It’s very difficult to keep a short list of contenders. Some may object to Sansa or Bran Stark being absent from the list, the same as Jaime or Cersei Lannister. You can vote for them as "Other character" and tell us who you think has a better claim in the comment section!
Game of Thrones theories
The books and the TV series both contain many mysteries, and there are a lot of A Song of Ice and Fire theories, most of which have much to do with Game of Thrones's possible endings. Here are some examples of such mysteries that have generated more curiosity among the fans of the series and triggered debates and speculation about the Game of Thrones finale.
- Who is Coldhands? Some have said he might be the missing Benjen Stark, others argue that the books’ description indicate that this character is much older. What role has he yet to play in the destiny of Westeros?
- Where is Benjen Stark? As said before, some say he might be Coldhands, but other more original ASOIAF theories imagine he could be Daario Naharis, in disguise.
- Who is Jon’s mother? Ned Stark's infidelity doesn’t fit well with the honesty of the character, and since Ned Stark found his sister Lyanna Stark dying, most people agree that Jon is not Ned’s son but his nephew. In that case, his father would most likely be Rhaegar Targaryen. So Jon could be the Mad King’s rightful heir: a Targaryen and blood of the dragon.
- Who is the younger and more beautiful queen who will take Cersei’s place, according to the prophecy? Will it be Margaery Tyrell, Danaerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, Arianne Martell, or another character? And who is the valonqar ("little brother" in High Valarian) that will supposedly kill her? Will it be Tyrion? Jaime? Or maybe the "little brother" is not Cersei’s sibling but the Hound or Stannis…
- Is Tyrion a Targaryen? Tyrion had some strange dreams about his origins. Moreover, the hatred his father Tywin Lannister displayed towards him could be not the result of his beloved wife dying while she gave birth, but the result of Tyrion not being his natural son. What if Tyrion is not Tywin's but the Mad King’s son?
- Is Aegon really Rhaegar’s son? Or is he the head of another Blackfyre rebellion?
- Who is Azor Ahai, the reborn hero that will come back to save the world from the “cold darkness”? Melisandre believes Stannis is Azor Ahai, but other theories mention Danaerys or Jon Snow. Is Melisandre hiding her true visions from Stannis so as to get his unconditional support?
- Who are the White Walkers? What is the origin of these powerful creatures that seem to have the capacity to control the undead?
- What is the Red Comet and what is it heralding? Has the Red Comet that appears in the skies of Westeros any specific meaning? Is is an astronomical phenomenon or a sign from the gods?
- What are the true gods in Westeros? Who are the most powerful or real deities in Westeros and Essos: the Seven, the Drowned God, R'hllor the Lord of Light or the Old Gods?
These are only a few of Game of Thrones theories. You can discuss them in the comment section, along with your prediction of who will win the Game of Thrones. What do you think George R. R. Martin has planned as conclusion for the saga? Is the ending of Game of Thrones going to match that of the book series? Could this be one of the worst TV series finales ever, as some start to worry?
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