11 "Game Of Thrones" Fan Theories Better Than The Actual Ending

May 23, 2019

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BuzzFeed has compiled a list of fan theories that probably would have served as a better end to Game of Thrones than the finale that aired last Sunday. Here they are:

  1. Daenerys and Jon would have a baby. The show heavily foreshadowed Daenerys getting pregnant when she hooked up with Jon in Season 7. 
  2. Jaime would kill Cersei. A lot of fans thought Jaime would kill Cersei thanks to a book prophecy about the “valonqar” or “little brother” choking the life out of her.
  3. All magic would be destroyed. Some theorized that in order for the Night King to be destroyed, the magic powering him would need to leave the world. 
  4. Jon Snow would become the new Night King. Pretty much everyone thought Jon Snow would have to sacrifice himself in some way to defeat the Night King.
  5. Bran would become the original Night King. Many people were convinced that Bran would get stuck in the past after warging and end up in the body of the man who was turned into the Night King.
  6. The White Walkers would win. Some fans believed the series would end in the bleakest way possible, with the Night King winning and wiping out all of humanity. 
  7. Tyrion Lannister would ride a dragon. This theory stems mainly from the theory that Tyrion Lannister was secretly a Targaryen—which is based on the vision of Rhaegar Targaryen saying “the dragon has three heads” (Jon, Dany and Tyrion?)
  8. Jaqen H’Ghar was Syrio Forel. Since Jaqen H’Ghar was a faceless man who could take on the appearance of others, some thought he was really Syrio Forel--or rather, Syrio Forel was Jaqen H’Ghar. 
  9. The White Walker art had significance. We saw the spiral patterns of the White Walkers repeatedly throughout the series. But it turns out they didn’t really mean much. 
  10. [Insert character here] was Azor Ahai. There were a lot of theories about who the “promised prince: would be, and pretty much all of them turned out not to be true.
  11. Varys was a mermaid (mer-eunuch?). There is actually some evidence to back it up in an earlier season, but Varys' secrets died with him.