'Game of Thrones' fan theory may have predicted a tragic end for Daenerys
We all got used to having a new season of Game of Thrones every year. After a few months of watching our favourite characters suffer and die, we spent the rest of the year recovering from the trauma. It was a good system, until they decided to drop the next season in 2019 rather than 2018.
They had their reasons. This next one is also going to be the last, and as you can expect, it's going to be the most expensive and epic episodes we have ever seen in the show. As far as I'm concerned, they can take as long as they want perfecting those final episodes, giving us all a satisfying conclusion to the story we've been following since 2011.
However, such a long break has left many of us a little stir crazy. Without a new fix, we're searching for new Game of Thrones material wherever we can, hoping desperately that George R R Martin finishes the next book sometime soon, and browsing the internet to read all the fan theories for what's to come.
The biggest question of all to be answered in the final season is the same one we've been wondering since the very beginning of the show: when all is said and done, who will sit on the iron throne? There are plenty of people vying for it, some allies and some enemies. It's hard to tell what will happen, but one Redditor has reason to think that Daenerys won't be the one to make it to the throne, because she won't be making it at all.
Reddit user Bronn of the Blackwater, in his post 'Is Dany's vision in the house of the undying a big foreshadow?', wrote:
"I'm currently doing a re-watch, and I just finished watching S02E10. I just realised that Daenarys’ vision might be a big foreshadow. In her vision, Dany sees the iron throne, she reached for it, but then decided to go north of the wall and found Khal Drogo with her son.
"I think the first part already happened: Dany had the opportunity to seized the throne, by fighting Cersei, but decided to go North instead to help Jon Snow fight the Night King. So, maybe the second part of the vision will happen in season 8 and Daenerys will joined Drogo and her son by dying because she decided to go North.
To refresh your memory, here's the vision he was talking about:
Other Redditors added to his theory, with one user writing: "I think the Iron Throne / King's Landing will be in ruins after Cersei is defeated, covered in both snow and ash. That also calls back to Tyrion's threat to Cersei about turning joy into ash."
Another fan had another take on the snow in the throne room, adding:
"I think that the snowy throne and throne room could either foreshadow winter and that the walkers have won, therefore The Red Keep is in ruins. Or it could foreshadow the fact that Jon is the real heir to the throne, hence the snow"
So, what do you think? Is there a chance that this vision spells doom for Daenerys?