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Game of Thrones Fan Theory Round Up

8th August 2017 Posted by: Becca Fadden

NOW in its seventh season, Game of Thrones continues to captivate millions of viewers worldwide, and create a social media storm after every episode. With millions of fans come plenty of fan theories and speculation about what will happen next.

We have rounded up some of our favourite fan theories for you to have a look at! Let us know what you think; what are your favourite theories? Are there any key theories you think we've missed?

And obviously, spoiler alert!

Jaime will kill Cersei

Our first favourite fan theory stems from a prophecy Cersei received as a young girl – that she will be killed by the ‘Valonqar’ – translated as 'younger sibling'. Many fans think Tyrion is too obvious, and due to Jaime being born a few minutes after Cersei, this would make him the prime candidate for a great dramatic twist.

Tyrion is a Targaryen

Theory suggests that Tyrion’s mother, Joanna Lannister, was impregnated by Mad King Aerys Targaryen, either through an affair or rape. Fans argue that this explains why Tywin Lannister hated Tyrion so much, telling him he was “no son of mine”. Along with his growing bond with Dany, this could be leading them to have a different kind of connection.

This links to our next favourite fan theory…

Daenerys, Tyrion and Jon ride the dragon

In Daenerys’s vision in The House of Undying, she witnessed the prophecy that the dragon will have three heads. Many have interpreted this to mean that there are three dragons and each one needs a different Targaryen to ride it. With Jon recently discovering he is a member of the family, it only leaves the theory that Tyrion is the other member and the final dragon rider.


This is one of the most popular and most wanted fan theory of them all – Cleganebowl. The two Clegane brothers – the Hound and the Mountain – will fight to the death. Their hatred for each other is well known, and fans believe that before the series ends for good, there will be a huge battle between the two. However many argue that this is more of fan dream than a realistic possibility.

Jon is 'The Prince Who Was Promised'

Fans have been trying to work out who exactly is ‘The Prince Who Was Promised’ or the ‘Warrior of Light’ or Azor Azhai for many years now. Whilst there are a few possibilities, the fan favourite is Jon Snow. The prophecy states that the Prince will have the blood of a dragon and will be reborn in smoke and salt, with the book saying Jon’s wounds smoke and his comrades cried salty tears over him. Also whenever Melisandre has tried to look for the Prince, she sees a lot of snow – which fans argue is not a coincidence. However is this too obvious? Is it Daenerys or Ser Davos instead? Or even Jaime? Only time will tell…


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