As we are approaching the finale of season six, here’s the best what obsessive fans speculating about.
Time flies when you seeing kingdoms rise and fall and so yet again get ready to say goodbye another season of Game of Thrones, only to count down another ten months before returns. This past season uncharted territory, having been first season to move beyond books. Though show differed from the novels, that doesn’t mean novels don’t hold clues for fans speculate on future of the series. Between the books, interviews by author George R.R. Martin, and good old-fashioned obsessive speculation, beautiful fan theories have been born. We’ve combed the message boards and found these, the best Game of Thrones fan theories. Spoilers abound, obviously.
R + L = J (and the implications therein)
This one has moved way beyond the theory since were all basically positive it’s true at this point, but this posits that Jon is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. We all know Ned Stark found Lyanna in the Tower of Joy dead in a pool of blood, and then eventually returned from the war with Jon. Most believe that Lyanna died in childbirth, and Ned rescued his nephew. This is basically accepted as fact, but the implications of Jon’s Targaryen blood is still up for debate. Some believe that Jon, like his aunt Daenerys, is fireproof. Some also believe that Meera Reed is Jon’s twin or at least his sister, being that she was born in the same year and (in the TV show) has the same hair, though the book describes Meera much in the same way Arya Stark is described, who, you guessed it, is said to look like Lyanna. A bit of a stretch, but certainly not the strangest thing to happen in this world.
Tyrion is a Targaryen
And while we’re expanding the Targaryen family, let’s revisit the old “Tyrion is a Targaryen” theory, which suggests that Tyrion is not Tywin’s son, but rather the son of the Mad King. (Remember when Tywin told Tyrion he wasn’t his son before Tyrion killed him? Maybe it was literal!) Fans take Tyrion’s blonder hair as a clue that he’s got some white-haired Targaryen genes. It’s a bit optimistic to say that Tywin hated Tyrion for reasons other than the fact that he’s a dwarf, but it doesn’t not make sense, so there you go. There’s also the possibility that Tywin’s discovery of Tyrion’s parentage led Tywin to join the Baratheon rebellion. Tyrion’s identity as a Targaryen also fulfills the prophesy of the three-headed dragon. In the TV show, Tyrion is able to calm Daenerys’s dragons, and in the books, he had an explicable desire as a child to have a dragon. Also, think about it… A Song of Ice and Fire. Daenerys is the fire. Jon Snow is the ice. And Tyrion is the song. And all of them killed their mothers in childbirth. THINK ABOUT IT.
Cersei and Jaime Are Targaryens
A sub-theory of sorts is that Tyrion is the true Lannister, and Cersei and Jaime are the Targaryens. Incest is a staple of the Targaryens, so it checks out there, and Cersei is said to act almost exactly like the Mad King. If you can ignore the timeline of Areys’s visits to Casterly Rock, it makes sense. It would also mean that Jaime is not just a kingslayer, but a kinslayer as well. Yikes!