Season 8 Theories and Speculation

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  1. Unbreakable Lex

    Unbreakable Lex Criminal Mastermind

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    With at least a year to wait, likely more, we'll have plenty of time to discuss what may happen to finish off this most epic of tales. With season 7 ending the way it did, it's hard not to wonder what may be in store for us once the final season finally airs. With 6 possible 90 minute episodes, the final season will give us 10 final hours of Game of Thrones badassness.

    To recap what we have going into season 8: Spoilers for the season finale below

    Team Daenerys and Aegon are heading together for White Harbor along with the Unsullied and the rest of Daenerys crew, Tyrion, Varys, Missandei, and the Unsullied where they will meet up with the Dothraki on the Kings Road for their final voyage to Winterfell.

    Theon has taken his small band of Ironborn back to the Iron Isles to attempt a rescue of Yara. They believe Euron has headed home, unknown to them he has really traveled to Braavos to pick up the Golden Company. Will Yara even be in the Iron Isles when Theon shows up?

    Jaime has finally had enough of his big sister and has seemingly grown tired of being on the wrong side of things. Heading north with a symbolic gesture of covering his golden hand, he appears to be heading towards Winterfell. Will he go at it alone? Hard to imagine Bronn staying by Cersei's side given the two actors won't share a scene together (notice how Bronn took Pod out for a drink just before the Queen arrived).

    Cersei has finally pushed all she holds dear away from her. With power being her only motivation, she cares not what happens to the realm if it means she will no longer live in the Red Keep. With her pregnancy, she has all the family she needs right in her belly.

    Tormund and Beric appear to be stuck atop the wall after the Night King brought it down and has brought his dead south. Where do they go first? I'd imagine the Umbers are in for it as the Last Hearth seems to be the likely first stop.

    With all of that being said let's get into what might happen when season 8 finally premiers.

    If I'm a betting man, I'm willing to bet that both of our Queens will be pregnant during next season. I'm also willing to bet that they both die in childbirth. This would fulfill Cersei's prophecy that she dies at the hand of the valonqar in that Jaime and her fourth child (if a son) would both be younger brothers. Also, if Daenerys were to get pregnant, chances of her dying in childbirth seem to be high in this universe and would tie into GRRMs bittersweet ending. Her inability to have children could be BS as Jon said, her source isn't very reliable, or perhaps the death of Viserion paid the price of death for her new child, or perhaps it was Jon's death that did it. Or maybe it's just that she needed another Targaryen. Either way, I'm pretty confident #epicboatsex leads to conception. Of course, the two young babies may also be destined to marry to join the realm in peace if they forward the story along 20 years.

    Aegon, or Jon, or whatever his name will be moving forward will be very conflicted over the news that he is the heir to the Targaryen claim. He'll want to marry his aunt regardless so that his child does not grow up to be a bastard. Something Jon has been so worried about he kept his virginity over. How Daenerys takes the news will also affect if they get married. Whose claim is stronger matters not if they wed. If they don't wed, then Jon will have a bastard and Daenerys will likely not be thrilled that she was not born to rule the seven kingdoms. I believe they will be wed and this will further cement the alignment between the North and Daenerys foreign armies.

    Sansa has proven herself a very capable leader in Jon's stead. I believe the threesome of Bran, Arya and Sansa will continue to rule over Winterfell. Jon will marry Daenerys and his attention will be focused on defeating the Night King and then helping figure out what to do with Kings Landing. This will leave the door open for Sansa to remain the lady of Winterfell. Of course, if the Night King is defeated for good, the need for a Stark to always be in Winterfell may not be so dire in the future so the Stark name, which is seemingly lost without a male heir, can fade into the songs. The show is also slowing showing us that there will be an end to the feudal family wheel that has spun for millennia. I do feel that Bran, Arya and Sansa will be the last remaining Starks.

    Tywin's legacy will live on. Even with his more cunning and vicious side showing through with his eldest, his two youngest sons will keep the family name from being dragged too far into the mud. With Tyrion's diplomatic skills and possible solution of succession and Jaime's military mind helping the realm defeat the army of the dead, both of them will live on as heroes in their own right and help change the narrative that he and his eldest daughter have tried to destroy through their desires for power. Of course, there is still a possibility that Arya could kill Jaime for crippling Bran and then use his face to kill Cersei. Possible, puts Brienne in a compromising situation, but blah...

    I have no idea how this story ends, but I do think that the Night Kings demise will happen at the Godswood in Winterfell. I mean the name alone begs for this to happen. Perhaps Winterfell will fall and all of the Starks gone with only Jon's lineage to keep the Stark blood alive. I believe Winterfell's purpose is to oppose the Night's King and once that objective is complete, there will be no need for the sprawling, growing castle to live on. Winterfell is tied to the White Walkers. He was defeated there before and he will meet his ultimate demise there. And I do believe it will be Arya who does it. She's too badass not to play a major role. She will kill again and it will be glorious. (I believe the scorched Red Keep that Daenerys saw in visions was only a possible future, one where she embraced her inner dragon and destroyed the capitol, allowing a permanent winter to set in. I believe that future will no longer happen thanks to the guidance of Jon and Tyrion to keep her from her "impulses".

    At the end of the day, I believe the Night's King will be dealt with first. He won't make it past Winterfell. Of course, how they give us 10 more hours of the Night King never making it past Winterfell will be difficult. Perhaps he conquers Winterfell quickly and kills off all of the Starks and sweeps through the realm only to be stopped in the south. All possibilities. Either way, he'll be defeated and the wrap up of the song of Ice and Fire will focus on the destruction of the wheel and the formation of a new type of government with magic finally ridden from the realm for good.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Legendver2

    Legendver2 SSStylish!

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    I do want to know what the NK's endgame is though. With Dany, the only reason she didn't burn down KL was because of Tyrion's guidance, and she doesn't want to be queen of ashes. NK doesn't have that dilemma. I don't see any reason for him to not just zip right through to KL on Viserion and blue flame Cersei's butt.
     
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  3. BrollySupersj

    BrollySupersj Fantastic spider powers

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    Plot conveinance mainly. I fully expect Tormund and Berric to reach Jon and warn them about the White Walkers before they even start attacking the North.
     
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  4. Legendver2

    Legendver2 SSStylish!

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    Or maybe the NK is just a super nice leader, and paces himself with his slow moving army.

    On another note, now that both Drogon and Viserion have riders, it seems Rhaegal is getting the short end of the stick in terms of relevance and screentime. I do hope Jon will eventually ride Rhaegal into battle. Extra points if they pull a Jurassic World and have Ghost onboard of Rhaegal too.
     
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  5. CB Fan

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    I expect that vision Danny had to come true. There will be a huge battle in Kings Landing and the dragons will destroy damn near everything including each other. Danny will die in the fight reuniting her with her husband and child, Beric will pass the flame of life from himself to Danny, reviving her but the baby she's carrying won't come back.
     
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  6. marvelrobbins

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    i don't think jon and dany will live happily ever after though i think boatsex in finale will led to dany being pregnent.

    i think eather jon dies to destroy the night king or dany will die in childbirth
    leaving jon to lead.one possibilty is if jon survives and has to live without dany
    is he ends up marrying one of his cousins eather sansa or ayra.in leaked early outline of got George R.R. Martin seemed to be heading into Jon & Ayra in early plans.after he and dany jon with sansa or ayra would be nothing.remember in s7 after ayra returned to winterfell they reminded people how much ayra loved
    Jon.

    Jamie's destiny may to kill cersi to bring things full circle.Tyrion may be last lannester still alive at end of show.assuming Tyrion is a lannister:cwink:

    how the night king will be defeated will be intresting.
     
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  7. Unbreakable Lex

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    Also, if Dany is pregnant, will she still ride?
     
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  8. CB Fan

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    She may try to sit out then feel she has no other choice but to join. Sitting and waiting isn't Danys strongest suit. She could die in child birth I could see that too. Or hell both she and Jon could die one in childbirth the other in war. It would match Rheagar and Lyanna.
     
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    Unbreakable Lex Criminal Mastermind

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    I wonder if another dragon goes down and that will leave just Aegon to ride.
     
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  10. The Big G

    The Big G A Filthy Ningen

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    Dany's preggers for sure...that being said to have her, her mother AND Lyanna die in CHildbirth is WAY too repetitive.

    Also so family rom/com/dram is headed Winterfells' way
     
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  11. Black Narcissus

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    I don't see Jamie surviving.
     
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  12. RoastBeast

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    Maybe Jon will die in childbirth. Enough women dying in childbirth in GoT. Daenerys would die in war.
     
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    See my first post for how I really think it could go down. Childbirth was something MarvelRobbins brought up and honestly it isn't an option that's completely off the table.
     
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    I do hope more for your option 1 than 2, you can probably tell :)
     
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  15. CB Fan

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    In terms if Danny that would be a very bittersweet ending. She'll lose all her children but she'll have Jon and the throne and be able to usher in a new era filled with change for Westeros.
     
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  16. Brother Jack

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    I don't see most of the characters surviving until the end. With the exception of Littlefinger, Lady Oleana, and a few others, there were no major deaths this season. At least not in comparison to previous seasons. The Snow Squad going beyond the wall felt particularly bloodless considering the circumstances, with Thoros and the dragon being the only casualties. But I think that was deliberate to save the majority of the death for the last battle. I don't think everyone will die, but a good number will.
     
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    Yeah, but that prophecy said he'd come back, not that she'd go to him... I can't see the twist in my head right now, but there is one. Pretty sure part of it has to do with the baby (which she never saw) being described as all dead-dragon-y. Maybe her dragon dying and being reanimated made that a full circle.
     
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    In any event, I predict in a (few?) years we'll probably be able to sing a good round of "Love Sucks" together, because if there is one constant, True Love ends unwell in there.
     
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    I think the Arya/Jon reunion will come by episode three, with several misses. Hes on his way back, and she takes off to House Mormont to help train Lady Mormont how to fight. Who knows, maybe Tormund survives and sends for help and Sansa sends out Arya to lead an expedition.
     
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    I think Theon will rescue Yara and they'll intercept and kill Euron, taking control of the Iron Fleet and the Iron Bank army and will be the last minute cavalry moment (that all dramatic battles have) against the white walkers.
     
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    I'm feeling we've got an upcoming "Siege of Winterfell" featuring all the "good guys." Now that they've got Jaime joining the other characters in the North dedicated against the White Walkers, it feels inevitable they'll make good on showing Sansa prepping Winterfell for Winter, gathering all the Stark kids there, and bringing the bulk of the cast North, where the largest single set they have is... Winterfell. Add in the books' and expanded universe building up Winterfell as likely having some magical properties like the Wall, it feels like we'll see a major confrontation there. Then I think we'll get Cersei as the final villain.

    As for specifics... I feel like that same battle will likely lead somehow to the permanent rest of all three dragons, to clean the board for Mad Queen Cersei as the main villain. Which means I figure Sandor is guaranteed a way out of that fight for #CLEGANEBOWL #GETHYPE; I also figure that his pyromania probably means that either he'll end up using a firesword for irony points, or that somehow, someway, Gregor's going to be in fire for the final fight. Jaime also likely gets out, since I figure his fingers have an appointment with Cersei's neck.
     
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  22. The Big G

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    How Season 8 will pan out:

    Episode 1&2 will be "Dealing with the Stargaryens"

    Episode 3&4 will deal with the Night King

    Episode 5&6 will deal with Cersei and Euron

    HOW I would like the episodes to pan out.

    1 & 2 fighting the Night King

    3 & 4 Cersei and Euron

    5 & 6 "The Stargaryens or JvD"
     
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  23. Guts

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    The Iron Bank is not associated with the Iron Islands. The Iron Islands are located off the west coast of Westeros and the Iron Bank is in Braavos.
     
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  24. Havok83

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    Season 7 read too much like fan fiction. Actually thats how its been since season 6 but was acceptable and more forgiveable then bc of how dreadful Season 5 was. I dont expect things to change but I would hope 8 will be less predictable and they actually dont give viewers what they think they want.
     
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  25. KevTravels

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    I want to theorize each episode is 70-75 mins with the finale being 85 minutes.
     
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