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‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Theory Convincingly Predicts Night King’s Next Move

As far as fictitious universes go, George R. R. Martin’s wonderful world of Thrones probably spawns the most fan theories. They fly like moths, and like moths to a flame, they conglomerate on the internet. With so many buzzing around, it’s hard to parse the legitimate predictions from bewildering fanfiction. Reddit does a good job of separating the two camps, and redditor thetripleb has shared his various predictions on how HBO’s adaptation will end. At least one of them seems pretty likely, and, if it comes to pass, it’ll be exhilarating.

 

Game of Thrones season seven spoilers below. You have been warned…

 

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We last left King’s Landing with Jaime parting ways with Cersei, who revealed she had no plans on helping Jon Snow with his fight against the Night King. Jaime had other plans. According to reddit user thetripleb, Jaime will “convince at least a contingent, if not the entire Lannister Army to join him in going North.” Makes sense since he’s a war hero and a revered military leader. Jaime, then, will help Jon Snow and the North defend against the oncoming White Walker scourge. Likely, they’ll succeed combating the Night King’s wave of White Walkers who we last saw walking through the Wall.

 

Meanwhile, losing one of King’s Landing’s greatest military assets will leave Cersei relatively exposed. The Night King, on undead Viserion’s winged back, will use this vulnerability to his advantage and fly “south and destroy King’s Landing, trading his army of 100,000 for the 1,000,000 in King’s Landing including Cersei.” King’s Landing, then, will be under the Night King’s control. He will sit on the Iron Throne. Or, more likely, destroy it during his siege. Who will sit on the Iron Throne then? Nobody because the Night King will incinerate it.

 

If you remain unconvinced, the show has been hinting at a snow-covered King’s Landing for a while. In season two, while she was in the House of the Undying, Daenerys saw visions of a snowy Iron Throne. Bran had a similar winter-themed vision of King’s Landing in season four, and saw a dragon flying over King’s Landing simultaneously. Granted, we did see Daenerys fly Drogon into King’s Landing in the season seven finale, all evidence seems to suggest a snowy day for Cersei.

 

 

So it seems like this redditor’s predictions are, at least partially, very likely. However, he goes on to make some riskier guesses as to what the end will hold. For one, he thinks Dany will get pregnant with Jon’s child (or children), but die in childbirth, leaving Jon to raise Dany’s kids on his own. This seems a little too sentimental and bittersweet for the GoT writers, though. They generally avoid bittersweet feelings in favor of just bitter feelings. It seems more likely that Dany will indeed get pregnant with Jon’s children, but then the entire new family will, I don’t know, die in a house fire or something. Or actually Dany’s immune to fire damage, so maybe they drown.

 

In any case, let us know if you’re buying into thetripleb’s predictions. If not, let us know how you think HBO’s take on Game of Thrones will end!