Back in season six, Arya Stark had a bit of a run in with the Waif (Faye Marsay). You might remember the moment, the Waif stabbed our sweet heroine in the stomach, before she into the water. Later, we see her suspiciously fine. This caused some fans to believe that from that point onward, Arya wasn’t actually Arya.
Maisie Williams told Digital Spy just how ridiculous she finds the theory, saying
People thought Arya was the Waif, which was sad. It’s just me. I feel like now the show has been going for a while, they like to think of really crazy things, but that’s just what humans do. We’re just curious.
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With the upcoming final season on the (far) horizon, the cast has been given their final scripts. “It’s just strange as it’s everything I’ve ever known, but also any interview I ever do ends up talking about this show and where it’s going and what’s going to happen, and this is it: I know what’s going to happen,” teased the actress.
Williams has compared spoiling the final season to ruining Christmas, so don’t expect her to share any spoilers anytime soon.
There are plenty of Harry Potter fan theories. We’ve all read them, from the one about the Triwizard Cup to the one about the Dursleys. However, a new theory concerning Beedle the Bard’s story The Tale of the Three Brothers, which features the Deathly Hallows may hold the key to Dumbledore’s true identity.
In case you need a reminder of the details of the story, the good people at Digital Spy have provided this summary:
Three brothers go to a river, and build a bridge to cross it, thus foiling Death who usually collects victims who drown in it. Death pretends to congratulate them, and offers them each a reward for their success. The oldest brother asks for an unbeatable wand, the middle brother for a stone which will bring people back from the dead, and the youngest (and wisest) for something which will allow him to leave without Death following him. He is given Death’s own Invisibility Cloak.
The oldest brother uses the wand to fight his enemy, and wins – but when he is sleeping, someone comes in and kills him and takes the wand for himself, and thus Death claims the first brother. The middle brother uses the stone to bring back his dead fiancee, but she is only a shade of her former self, and he becomes so miserable that he commits suicide, and Death claims the second brother. The third brother uses the cloak to lead a long and happy life, at the end of which he takes off the cloak and gives it to his son, and greets Death ‘as an old friend’.
So, as you know, this story turned out to be based in truth, as the storied invisibility cloak turned out to be Harry’s invisibility cloak.
The Elder Wand belongs to Dumbledore and Voldemort steals it from his grave. Prior to his death, Dumbledore finds the Resurrection Stone in a ring used by Voldemort to make the Horcrux, and gives it to Harry who then, by the end, owns all three Deathly Hallows. So the theory is that all three brothers are direct analogues to characters in the books.
Harry is the youngest brother, who never tries to cheat death and lives a long and happy life. Snape is the middle brother, who spends his life wishing for the return of his love, Lily Evans, and when he gets her back (in the form of Harry) it is not the same and he resents it, just like in the tale. Voldemort is the oldest brother who craves power and invincibility. He takes the Elder Wand from Dumbledore, however it is loyal to Harry and, thus, the wand ends up causing his demise.
So there you have it. Voldemort, Snape, and Harry are the three bros, and Dumbledore is Death. Do you buy it? It seems too perfect not to be true. But who knows? Honestly, I’ve spent so much time in the blackhole of Harry Potter fan theories that I now believe every single one I’ve ever read and can’t remember what’s real or who I am or what Hogwarts house I’m in or when I discovered I had magical powers or where I was when I found out I was the Chosen One.
Every Game of Thrones fan has got their own idea about how the show will end. Some say Daenerys becomes Queen, some say Jon becomes King, and some say it will end in a weird incestuous orgy, which is basically what the show is now anyway.
But our predictions are bupkis compared to what the show’s cast says. After Dickon Tarly got roasted alive last season, actor Tom Hopper spoke to Be about how the show will end.
Hopper said, “I like the Sam fan theory. It’s that Samwell Tarly is narrating the whole thing, like it’s his story.”
As Sam’s brother, Dickon would be the guy to ask about this. This might seem a little outlandish, but this is sort of what happens in The Lord of the Rings. It wouldn’t be outside the realm of fantasy writing to have the whole story be from one character’s perspective.
Not saying they’re the same person, but have you seen GRRM and Sam in the same room? / Via HBO and NME
Hopper didn’t stop there, though. He also said, “I think Jamie is probably going to end up killing Cersei.”
That’s probably the number one fan theory out there, so can’t knock Hopper for that one. We’ll see if it comes to pass. Cersei does have a lot of enemies, so Jaime might not get the chance. Only time will tell if Hopper’s predictions are right, and plenty of time at that. Season eight might not come until 2019…in case you forgot.
At this point, we all know Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen had a smokeshow of an incestuous final episode: Jon Snow’s heritage was revealed via voiceover while the audience got an eyeful of honestly one of the best butts I’ve ever seen. The newest Game of Thrones fan theory has been well-researched and essentially confirmed by George R. R. Martin.
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Lemon trees don’t grow in many places in Essos, but they do in Dorne. Already raised in exile after Robert’s Rebellion, one explanation for Dany’s false memory of living in Braavos could be that she’s been lied to. The girl is already growing up in exile, lying to her about where in the world she actually is seems excessive. So why bother?
The theory right now is that Daenerys Targaryen is actually Rhaegar’s daughter, not Aerys. Yup, you got it, that means our favs are actually brother and sister, not aunt and nephew.
The Lemon Tree isn’t the only piece of evidence that the Nancy Drews of the Game of Thrones fandom have uncovered. In a post-season two interview with Vulture, Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, said: “You know, I asked [George] about who Jon Snow’s real parents were, and he told me. I can’t say who, but I can tell you that it involves a bit of a Luke Skywalker situation.”
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Now I’m sure Allen didn’t mean to start an epic conspiracy, but I’m glad he did.
Also, I’d like to mention that Alfie Allen found this out by chance, only getting the opportunity to ask after George R. R. Martin had fan-girled over Allen’s famous sister: pop icon legend star Lily Allen.
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As it turns out, Allen’s metaphor is shockingly on point. Luke and Leia were separated, hidden away from the Empire with their own families, their own lives, just like Jon and Dany. As per the book, the pair were born 9 months apart, which if you’re paying attention is how long Ned Stark went MIA after the Tower of Joy. Which, by the way, is also in Dorne.
If the theory is correct, each house got a child: Jon to the Starks and Dany to the Targaryens. Listen, this is what happens when you put two hotties in the same room and forget to mention that they’re brother and sister: a simultaneously smoking hot and super creepy love scene.
Speaking of Ned, remember back in season one when Robert wanted to assassinate Dany and Ned was like “dude, why?” The best reason Ned could give was that murdering a young girl was probably not the best idea, but fans have determined that his vehement protection of Dany is because he couldn’t stand to see Jon’s sister killed.
That’s not all: the Azor Ahai prophecy. Both Dany and Jon have been suggested to be the prince who was promised, Melisandre herself flip flopping between the pair (and others, RIP Stannis the Mannis). Consider it in Harry Potter terms: could’ve been Neville, could’ve been Harry. Whichever it is is irrelevant, just pick one already!!!
This theory is really catching wind with Game of Thrones fans, and I don’t blame them. It’s a very George R. R. Martin way to end the story.
Here’s how I like to imagine it goes down: in the scuffle to defeat the Night King the Red Keep will be destroyed in the dragons’ battle to the death, the Iron Throne will be reforged with two seats where Jon and Dany will rule side by side as lovers and siblings. I still haven’t decided if Dany will be sitting pretty and pregnant or have a smiling, bouncing ice blonde baby in her arms. I’m still betting on Dany dying in childbirth à la Lyanna, because that seems like something Martin would do.
It’s no secret that Game of Thrones kills off many of its beloved major characters. A new reddit theory from redditor razobak09 posits that major Game of Thrones characters get killed in a way that mirrors some of their most crucial moments throughout the series.
Littlefinger, for example, revealed he betrayed Ned Stark with a knife up to Ned’s throat. Also, when there was an attempted murder on Bran Stark earlier in the series, the Catspaw Dagger was found in the room. Littlefinger claimed the Catspaw Dagger belonged to the Lannisters. It didn’t. It belonged to him. Ultimately, he was killed by Arya when she sliced his throat…with the Catspaw Dagger.
Three of the most important deaths follow this pattern so perfectly that it’s tough to discredit it. For example, the redditor says, “Ned Stark used his greatsword Ice to behead the Night’s Watchman; he was beheaded with his own sword.”
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Next up, “Ramsay Bolton was fond of feeding people to his hounds; he was fed to his own hounds.”
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And lastly, “Olenna Tyrell killed Joffrey with Poison; she was executed with poison.”
This theory almost makes too much sense as it fits entirely with some of the major themes fans have come to love and expect from the hit series. Betrayal, revenge, and justice. We will definitely all be looking for this pattern in the deaths that will inevitably come!