'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Three outrageous fan theories which may actually turn out to be true
Game of Thrones is fast approaching its final season, and fans have been spewing all sorts of theories. Here are a few theories which may actually turn out to be true in the finale
Season Eight will be the last and final installment in the 'Game of Thrones' franchise, and it's bound to upset a few die-hard fans. But for the rest, it brings a sense of relief, as the journey took eight years to complete, and some of us can't even wait for a video to buffer. But with almost a year apart for each season, it's not uncommon for fans to formulate their own hair-brained theories, some of which don't seem so silly once you have a closer look.
From the shadowy depths of the internet, we bring you three theories which really stand out from the crowd!
It was Bran Stark who really built the wall
With Bran being a Greenseer, and taking full ownership of the Three-eyed Raven role, he's slowly turning out to be one of the most powerful characters in the GoT series so far. Sure, he may not have the use of his legs, but who needs legs when you can just take over any other living soul's body (or maybe even a dead one). Bran has shown immense capacity as a time jumper and in Season 6 Episode 5, we all witnessed that heart-wrenching moment where the loyal Hodor was holding the door against the White Walkers army of the dead when Bran's time jump triggered the very event that made Hodor who he is.
The only other Bran we've heard in GOT is Bran the Builder (the founder of House Stark), who was responsible for creating the Ice Wall. Did Bran, while seeing the present situation of his kingdom, jump back in time to build the wall against the White Walkers well ahead of time? It doesn't seem so crazy when we've already seen only a bit of Bran's powers (which are still blooming), and Bran the Builder was the First King in the North. Bran (the Greenseer) could have well formed a faction before time. But this means that Bran may turn out to be his own great-great-great-great grandfather!
Tyrion is actually a Targaryen
Whilst Tyrion may be many things, from the Hand of the King to outright traitor, many will never picture Tyrion ever being a Targaryen. One of the main points to argue is that when Daenerys was testing where Tyrion's loyalty lies, she made sure to introduce Tyrion to her "children", with the intention of feeding him to them. But the dragons wanted no part of this deal, and it's one of the first times that her dragons disobey her (with the exception of Drogon of course, now that would be the real test).
There's also the fact that Tywin Lannister time and again said "I cannot prove that you are not mine", either in complete denial of Tyrion being his son, or else knowing full well that his wife was not faithful. If this theory holds true, we may see a dwarven figure manning one of Khaleesi's dragons. What a wonderful sight that would be!
Arya is actually dead
Surprise surprise! The Arya Stark you know well and love may just be a deceiver in disguise, after all, we are talking about the Faceless Men here. Arya's constant squabbles with the Waif reached a breaking point, and this led her to rebel and attack her. The battle that ensues never really gives us a clear picture of who emerges the victor, but we do see Arya heavily wounded after the battle, and with three stab wounds and a whole hell of unfortunate events later, no human should be able to survive.
This brings us to the theory that it is actually the Waif using Arya's face to infiltrate the kingdom.
The Faceless Men are assassins after all, and with their reputation of being able to disguise themselves as almost anybody in a matter of seconds, this theory may hold true, and if it does, it's going to break a lot of hearts the world over.
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 will premiere on April 14 on HBO.