[Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer]
With around six months until the season six premiere, and with little left to go on in the published books, even those who have read the novels are clueless about what is in store for next spring. However as always, there are plenty of rumours circling around about the fate of characters and storylines. Warning: there are spoilers if you aren’t up to date and there may be even more spoilers if these theories are true!
1) Is Jon Snow dead?
At the end of season five we see beloved Jon Snow die at the hands of the Night’s Watch. As we know fully well from the show, just because they’re a main character, doesn’t mean they can’t die. However, with the Red Priestess Melisandre having a dead Stannis on her hands, perhaps she was wrong to claim him as ‘Azor Ahai’. After all, she did try to seduce Jon and she’s only known to seduce those of royal blood (the R+L=J theory). This woman can also bring back the dead, so will she make the big decision to change the fate of either Jon or Stannis?
2) Is the R+L=J theory true?
Another theory based on Jon Snow, if you haven’t already heard the rumours or the ‘educated guesses’, Ned Stark is not Jon Snow’s father. The theory goes alongside another event, ‘Robert’s Rebellion’. Robert Baratheon was set to marry Ned’s sister Lyanna, however, she was kidnapped by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, starting the battle to rescue her. At the end of the battle, Ned is said to find her dying in a tower, where she asks him to make a promise. The theory states that Rhaegar and Lyanna are Jon’s parents, and that promise was to keep Jon safe. Not only does this make Jon the son of ‘Fire and Ice’, but makes him of Targaryen blood. Could he perhaps be one of the three dragon riders that Daenerys has a vision of in the House of the Undying? There has been much speculation about a tower (where filming is taking place), that could resemble the tower where Lyanna died. Could this mean that flashbacks are shown in season six?
3) Is Cersei doomed for death?
In the very first episode of season five, we see a flashback from Cersei to when she was younger. The Maggy the Frog prophecy in the TV show talks of a younger and more beautiful woman destined to take her crown – Margaery Tyrell. It also states that her children will all be crowned king or queen, but shall all die before her. This indicates that Myrcella won’t die, at least not soon; but there was another part to the prophecy that the show didn’t include: “And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.” ‘Valonqar’ means ‘little brother’, which explains why she always thinks Tyrion will be the one to kill her. But as we know from the relationship between Cersei and Jamie, he is also younger than her. Perhaps little brother means anyone’s little brother, but having Jamie kill his sister and lover would be sticking to the style that Game of Thrones is famous for. It may not happen in season six, but with the way things are going for Cersei, it doesn’t look too good.
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