Fan theory claims Daenerys Targaryen's fate was revealed in 'Game of Thrones' season two
For seven years now, fans of Game of Thrones have been pulling their hair out over the fates of their favourite characters. With only a few more months to go before we all find out the destinies of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister and all the other main players, tension is at an all-time high.
This, of course, means that hype for fan theories is at an all-time high as well! The most recent hypothesis? It alleges that Daenerys Targaryen's fate was revealed all the way back in season two and we never realised.
Could it be so? People on Reddit sure seem to think they've cooked up a decent theory. So, let's dive in.
The latest elaborate theory, presented on the American discussion website by a user going by the name of KeDoG3, claims that there was a major hint that went over everyone's heads in the vision that the Queen of Dragons had in the second season.
Discussing his thoughts, he said: "There seems to be a very major hint that seems to have gone over people’s heads when it was first shown. Daenerys’ fate being hinted, if not foreshadowed in the House of the Undying. When Daenerys enters the tower she has a vision of the Throne Room blanketed in snow and destroyed then passes through to see Khal Drogo and their dead son. While this is a vision, this is a major dropped hint by GRRM and the producers on Daenerys’ fate."
The Reddit user continued to claim that "the hint is that Daenerys will die in the fight for King’s Landing between the White Walkers and the combined Westerosi army".
"Now the Khal Drogo and their son portion is Daenerys passing to the Shadowlands that the Dothraki believe is the afterlife," he wrote. "Khal Drogo is obviously believed to be in the Shadowlands by the Dothraki and remember that Daenerys did in fact give birth to the two’s son, but that the witch doctor killed the baby due to it’s grotesque appearance. That would solidify that Daenerys has foreseen her ultimate death and that the fate of Daenerys has been foreshadowed since the Finale of Season 2."
So, could Khaleesi's vision be not just a dream, but a prophecy of what her fate is?
Many people on Reddit certainly seemed open to this theory, with some even claiming that the blanket of snow in the vision meant that Daenerys' nephew and lover, Jon Snow, would take the throne. "The snow could quite possibly have a literal meaning of Jon Snow taking over the throne as well?" wrote Reddit user virtie.
However, others disagreed, insinuating that the theory was a little far-fetched. "I'm pretty sure it's just representing winter. If it represents anyone it's the Night King," wrote user iTzNiKo. "It was a very ominous vision for it to just mean that Jon Snow rules Westeros. Everything was destroyed. The one person that brings snow and destruction is the Night King."
Despite this, a user named ate4one argued their own side of the theory, believing that "the Night King makes Daenerys a White Walker and Jon Snow is forced to kill his wife, the woman he loves".
So, who will turn out to be right? If anyone, that is. We'll find out next year...