Game of Thrones without the fan theories is like Winterfell without the Starks. The week's wait between each episode and the year's wait between seasons gives us plenty of time to speculate on everything from the so-brilliant-it-has-to-be-true to the syrio-sly crazy.
While some Game Of Thrones theories seem more and more likely as the series goes on, there are some theories that are either no longer possible, or no longer theories and now more just facts. And they are...
The Late King Joffrey Thinks He Knows How The Series Will End
With the exception of Cersei, there is not a single person in the Seven Kingdoms that misses the wicked weasel formerly known as King Joffrey. And yet, 24-year-old actor Jack Gleeson was just so good at being bad, it's almost a shame that we no longer get cringe at his on-screen insanity. Last week, Gleeson made an appearance at New York Comic-Con and shared his favorite theory for how he thinks Game of Thrones will reach its demise:
"This isn’t a spoiler because I know zero about the show and I literally know nothing about what will happen. But a fan came up with this theory that they told me - someone’s going to melt down the Iron Throne because it has the Valyrian steel that will overcome the White Walkers. I think that’s kind of a cool idea - the monarchy is literally dissolved."
Sansa & Jon Getting Married!?
The fan theorists over at Alt Shift X have come up with a new idea so craaazy it just might work. Based on prophecies from the books, and the fact that the people of Westeros have always played it fast and loose with the laws on incest, is a Targaryen-Stark wedding in the cards between ex-half siblings, now cousins Jon Snow and Sansa Stark? Watch the vid now to see for yourself!
At long, long last, those of us that always suspected Jon Snow was never really Ned Stark's son have all the proof we need to gloat to anybody who will listen. Courtesy of Bran's gift of greensight, we finally saw firsthand the day Jon Snow, the probably-not-bastard son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, came into the world and became Ned Stark's ward.
Meera Reed is NOT Jon Snow's long lost twin sister, even though some people thought she might be for a minute there. Despite being the same age, and despite the fact that Howland Reed also happened to be at the Tower of Joy with Ned Stark on that fateful day, we've already seen Jon Snow's dying mother Lyanna hand Ned one — count 'em: one — baby. Meera was safe at home at Greywater Watch, or maybe not even born yet.
Theories We Could See In Game Of Thrones Season 7
Sansa's Choice — Will Sansa team up with Littlefinger and betray Jon Snow?
A+J=T — Is there another secret Targaryen bastard in the game?
The Mad Queen Dany — Is Daenerys turning into her father, the Mad King Aerys?
Bran, The Game-Changer — Could Bran be able to move back and forth in time to alter the course of all the events that have ever happened in the History of the Known World?
The Seven-Faced Starks — Could comparing each member of the Stark family to their corresponding figure among the Old Gods predict the fates of each character?
Arya, The Bride of the Stranger — What does Arya's relationship to the Stranger reveal about her future?
The Direwolf Dilemma — Let's look at the symbolism in all of the direwolves and their tragic deaths
The Valonqar — Who will be the "little brother" that kills Cersei?
The Curse Of Robert Baratheon — Does everyone that Robert Baratheon ever touched wind up dying?
Ice Dragon — Do ice dragons exist? Is there one lurking in the wall?
The Grand Finale — Is this how Game of Thrones is going to end?
Azor Ahai — The last time that winter descended upon the Known World, one hero rescued all the people from getting turned into human slushies for the White Walkers to guzzle. This legendary hero is known across Westeros and Essos by many names, but one of these names seems to be the most popular: Azor Ahai. Now that Winter has come again, who will be the one to save the world?
Three-Headed Dragon* — When Daenerys visits the House of the Undying in the book, A Clash of Kings, unlike in the TV show, she sees her brother Rhaegar in a vision. Rhaegar is speaking to a woman holding a baby:
"He is the Prince that was Promised, and his is the song of ice and fire..."There must be one more... the dragon has three heads."
At first this seems like a reference to the sigil of House Targaryen, but many believe that it actually refers to two more riders that will ride the other dragons alongside Daenerys as she conquers Westeros.
Maggy The Frog — As a child, Cersei went into the forest to find Maggy the Frog, and have her future told:
Maggy: Queen you shall be...until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear. Cersei: Will the King and I have children? Maggy: Oh, aye. Six-and-ten for him, and three for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds.And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.
Daenerys's Three Treasons* — Also in the House of the Undying, Daenerys receives the following prophecy for her own future:
three fires must you light... one for life and one for death and one to love...three mounts must you ride... one to bed and one to dread and one to love... three treasons will you know... once for blood and once for gold and once for love...
*Only appears in George R.R. Martin's ASOIAF books, not in HBO's Game of Thrones TV series
What is your favorite Game of Thrones theory for Season 7?