Ever since Game of thrones was introduced by George R.R. Martin back in 1996 it has gone to attain a cult status and following. HBO took the fantasy series a step further when they turned the series into a TV show which increased the fan base and helped George R.R. Martin attain a universal status with people proclaiming him as ‘the American Tolkien’.
Game of Thrones is loved and watched by a massive audience. GoT attracted over a 7 million people on the first episode of the 5th season and being one of the most downloaded TV show in the history of Torrents.
The TV show is based on the books by Martin from the fantasy series A song of Ice and Fire, but lately the show took a detour from the storyline of the books exciting fans who considered the show as a humdrum due to the fact that they knew what is going to happen. The show runners decided to take a different route for the show due to the fact that upcoming books by Martin will be a slow process and they need to release a season every year. The show runners took the help of Martin who serves as an executive Producer and a writer for some episodes in the show.
Game of Thrones has attracted attention not only due its highly addictive storyline and characters who we adore, but also due to the fact that GoT is filled with massive storyline theories that are waiting to be explored by the fans and the show runners. Since George Martin hasn’t finished writing the finale of the series it makes fans curious about the ending and the future of the TV show.
Today we delve into some of the fan theories and some incidents based on the books that we want to be addressed in the series finale of Game of Thrones.
Note: The post contains Massive spoilers from the books and TV shows. If you don’t want to be awestruck by the possible ending of the season, you better close the window.
- Lady Stoneheart making an appearance?
Ever since we saw Caitlyn Stark getting killed by the Freys we were filled with anger and revenge, there was not a single GoT fan who could say that they weren’t shocked by the death of their beloved Cat. According to the books released by George R.R. Martin the vengeful Stark returns as Lady Stoneheart to take revenge on the Freys and everyone who killed her boys and ended her family.
There were lots of speculations whether Lady Stoneheart will be included in the TV show and the fans were disappointed when she wasn’t. The show runners confirmed that she won’t be a part of the show anymore, but that doesn’t stop the fans from believing that she might return.
The name of the final episode was revealed to be ‘Mother’s Mercy’ sending waves of a possible return of their favourite mother-Caityln Stark. But this theory seems to be far from being true but there are signs that she might by a little chance make a return next season for revenge.
The North Remembers Mrs.Stark, the North Remembers.
This might be the most talked about and most controversial theory of Game of Thrones that hasn’t been addressed till now but it needs to be as soon as possible. This theory suggests that our beloved Night’s Watch Commander is not actually the son of Ned Stark and one of the girls he might have had with ,but he is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen the son of Mad King Aerys and Ned Stark’s sister Lyanna. Rhaegar might have raped her and this would have lead to the fight among the great houses. If this is the reality of Jon Snow’s parents then this would make him the strongest contender to sit on the throne.
There are also theories that the whole concept of Game of Thrones is based on A song of Fire and Ice where Fire represents Daenerys and Ice represents Jon Snow.
This explains the fact that George Martin considers Jon Snow to be present till the end of the novel. If Jon Snow is half Targaryen and half Stark then it makes him one true king and a possible favourite of everyone who loves Game of Thrones.
But one of the possible theory that needs to be addressed is the situation of Jon Snow at the wall, according to the books Jon Snow was attacked in a mutiny at the wall and his fate was not revealed, but the fans believe that the fate of Jon Snow will be revealed if he is attacked at the wall as it would be one of the most daunting cliff hanger if his fate is left hanging.
- Fate of Stannis and the Red Lady?
Stannis Baratheon turned from Dad of the year to one of the most hated characters on the show. The scene where Shireen is killed to please the Lord of Light might just be the most horrific scene in any TV show this year.
According to rumours Queen Selyse will finally realise what a crime they did by killing the innocent Shireen and she will kill The Red Lady Melisandre and Stannis Baratheon to take revenge on the death of her daughter.
Stannis didn’t look happy after killing his grey scale affected daughter but that doesn’t save our sympathy for him. The fate of Stannis and Melisandre will be decided in the final episode for sure, but whether he will triumph over the Boltons or be killed by his wife needs to be seen. Whatever the fate Stannis face he will still be as bad as Joffrey.
Shame on you, Stannis.
P.S. –The reaction of Davos Seaworth will also be worth noticing when he hears about the fate of Shireen.
- Fate of Cersei?
Cersei Lannister is one of the characters in Game of Thrones who really likes to exploit their powers. Cersei Lannister faced a setback in this season when she was captured by the Faith, an army which she created.
There are lot of speculations about the fate of Cersei Lannister and the most common and one that goes parallel with the books is the fact that Cersei Lannister will ask for mercy and she will made to walk the streets without any clothes termed as Walk of Atonment. There are also leaked photos from the sets of Game of Thrones revealing that a body double is hired the show runners to play Cersei during the walk of penance.
This explanation of the title of the finale episode goes perfectly with the fact that Cersei asks for Mercy to the Faith- a Mother’s Mercy.
There are other theories regarding her fate which conveys that she demands trial by combat and she chooses her champion to be Robert Strong, an upgraded version of the Mountain one on which Qyburn was experimenting and the Faith’s Champion is revealed to be the Hound who is still alive and has decided to dedicate his life to the Faith. This storyline seems a bit shallow but it is too good to be ignored.
Whatever, the finale episode of Game of Thrones holds for its fans. It is sure to break the internet and create a massive response. Game of Thrones has always lived up to the viewers expectations and no matter what happens on Sunday, people will be waiting for the next season with the same zeal as they did for this season