Current mood: Playing Game of Thrones‘ theme song on repeat until 15th April.
The Internet is dark and full of spoilers.
So, since there are a lot of them on the Internet, I thought why not just join and contribute more predictions into the Game of Thrones black hole.
After endless nights of watching reruns, here are some things that KajoMag predicts will go down in Game of Thrones Season 8:
- Cersei is not really pregnant
In Season 7, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones, Cersei tells Jaime that she is pregnant.
But if you recall in Season 5, Episode 1, Maggy the Frog told Cersei that she would become queen, would only have three children, and all of them would die. So far, she’s been right on all of these counts.
There are some mindbending theories, like the one about her and her mad scientist maester Qyburn conspiring together to impregnate her via artificial insemination. (He turned the Mountain into his own medieval Frankenstein monster, so it doesn’t seem completely impossible.)
Other speculations are whether the other part of Maggy the Frog’s prophecy which is present in the books, but not the TV series will show up in season 8:
And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.A Feast for Crows, Ch36, Cersei VIII
“Valonqar” in High Valyrian is “little brother”. Cersei in the books has long thought that it was Tyrion, which explains her (additional) loathing for him. Others recall that Jaime was born after Cersei, and so some speculate that it could be the one-handed Oathbreaker. Another theory is that in a twist of fate, Cersei could die in childbirth like her mother, killed by the “little brother” to her other children.
A more complicated reading of the “tears” in the above quote is that the salt water could be referring to the sea-going Greyjoys. The baby could be Euron Greyjoy’s and she may be killed in a miscarriage.
Yet another theory is that the pregnancy symptoms could actually be menopause symptoms. For those who are still grieving over Olenna Tyrell, the old lady might still have the last laugh over Cersei as in season 3, she argues with Tywin Lannister against Loras being married off to Cersei as her “change will be upon her before long”.
Knowing how well Cersei can lie with a straight face, she could be lying about her true condition to keep Jaime by her side.
In Season 7, we see Jaime questioning his allegiance to his sister/lover when she refuses to join the fight against the White Walkers.
Jaime whispers a tortured, “I don’t believe you” to Cersei before really leaving her in the final episode. So is he referring to her saying, “there’s one more yet to come”, (meaning their baby) or to her willing to kill him for walking away from her?
- Khaleesi will bear a child
At the end of the Season 7 of Game of Thrones, it’s revealed in a discussion between Bran and Samwell Tarly that Jon Snow was the son of Rhaegar Targaryen (Daenarys’ brother) and Lyanna Stark, which means that Daenerys and Jon are actually aunt and nephew.
All the while, this conversation takes place as we watch (in mounting horror) Jon Snow and his aunty Dany steaming it up on the ship, completely oblivious.
Prior to that steamy scene, there are subtle hints that Jon Snow and Daenerys could end up making a kid together in Season 7.
First, there’s that scene when Jon Snow first touches Drogon and Daenerys says that no matter how big her dragons get, they would always be her children (*subtle hint).
Then there was that scene after Jon Snow, Danaerys and the gang meet up with Cersei, where they have a heart to heart and she tells him about the witch who said that she would not be able to bear children. For some reason, Jon is cynical and casts doubt on that prediction. (*hint hint).
Danaerys is often quoting Mirri Maz Duur’s quote:
When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east
When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves
But the TV series cut out the next part, which appeared in the books:
When your womb quickens again and you bear a living child
Then he will return, and not before.
The ‘he’ could refer to Khal Drogo. So will that mean we will get to see the sexy Khal return to his Khaleesi?
With Jon Snow and Daenerys finally sealing the deal on their increasingly intimate friendship throughout season 7, now it’s just a matter of counting the months. We predict that Daenerys may end up on the Iron Throne cradling a baby, or the “stallion who mounts the world”.
The Targaryen has a long history of incest in their family so Dany might not think her relationship with her nephew is weird. But Jon Snow was raised a Northman, so he will likely pack up his bags, vow to take up a life of celibacy (and stick to it) and return to taking up his watch in the North – if he survives the great war.
- All the dragons will die in the season finale
I honestly think that the only reason why dragons appear in Game of Thrones is because of the great war that will take place in Season 8.
After the war ends, the dragons will no longer have a purpose until the next war comes.
So, the dragons will probably perish during the great war.
And then maybe at the end of the season finale, three new dragon eggs will appear indicating three new dragon riders?
- Sansa lives, Arya dies
After seven seasons, I think we all should know better than to underestimate the Stark sisters, especially Sansa.
After what she went through, she survived until season seven.
So, in the end she might end up as the only Stark in Winterfell. With Bran being the Three-Eyed Raven, and the possibility that Jon, not Dany, being the Prince that was Promised, Sansa could end up being Queen of the North as well.
Arya on the other hand is not interested in politics, more focused on completing her list. Due to her restless nature, she might put herself in danger, thus making her an easy target for death.
While the recent trailer of the Starks staring at their effigies in the Winterfell crypt may indicate that both sisters will die young (since Jon Snow’s statue is the only one that shows that he ages), it is not wrong to be hopeful that Sansa could survive it all.
After all, if anyone deserves at least one happy ending, it should be at least one of the Stark girls.
- Nymeria will show up
So far, Ghost is the only direwolf the we get to see on screen.
But in season 7 of Game of Thrones, we get to see Arya’s direwolf, Nymeria suddenly appear in the woods with her pack.
Could this be a hint that she will also appear when Arya most needs her in season eight?
- One of the Stark boys will become the new Night King
Fan favourite Jon Snow is predicted by many to have a bleak destiny.
Some say he will die or disappear.
Many have also speculated that Jon Snow will be the one to kill the Night King.
But what if killing the current Night King means that Jon Snow will have to replace him as the new one to lead the White Walkers back to the North?
Another fantastic theory by a Redditor called u/donkyboobs is that the Night King is after the “Prince That Was Promised” and he’s looking for Jon Snow to replace him and end his own reign as the Night King.
Why Jon Snow? The Redditors explains that in the stories about the Long Night and the Others told by Old Nan to Bran in Season 1 that the Night King was a Stark.
Also, there seems to be a hint of something in Jon’s eyes when he and the Night King finally see each other. Premonition?
For KajoMag, we can’t really see him on the Iron Throne or in Winterfell. His lone wolf persona fits the bleakness North of the Wall.
To echo Ned Stark: When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.
Alternatively, it could be Bran that becomes the new Night King.
Please do not be true, because I prefer the idea of Bran becoming a tree by the end of the season finale.
Some have theorised that he has become so otherworldly and so all-knowing as the Three-Eyed Raven that he could be the Night King warging back and forth.
Others have speculated that Bran has already travelled back through time, becoming Bran the Builder who built the Wall to keep the White Walkers out; becoming King Aerys, sparking off his madness and triggering him to yell “Burn them all!”, perhaps when Bran himself is in the present time facing down White Walkers; and if he wargs into the Night King’s body, he could be trapped there forever.
Since Bran has shown to have strong capabilities in warging and time travel – the Greensight – since becoming the Three-Eyed Raven, it would not be impossible for him to be the next Night King.
- Bran will time travel and rewrite history
Ok, this theory is a longshot. If Disney were to write Game of Thrones, you can expect a happy ending, despite how gloomy the storyline may first start off.
If GOT took the Disney route, our prediction is that, as Bran discovers his powers to time travel, as the Three-Eyed Raven, he will travel back in time to reverse everything before the Wars of the Five Kings or maybe before Robert’s Rebellion to save his family.