The internet's been stormed with wild theories about how Game of Thrones will end when the final episode for Season 8 airs this coming Sunday. To make matters more interesting, the show's writers apparently penned multiple endings to combat against the likelihood of leaks. So, even if you saw something about how Game of Thrones will end, you can't really be sure. Now, on to the theory that absolutely blew us away.
Ryan Caldwell's theory on how Game of Thrones will end went viral, and it is no surprise. Caldwell states that Daenerys Targaryen is a dragon. Yes, you read that right. And he supports this incendiary theory with quite the convincing argument.
Daenerys Targaryen waking up after giving birth to a demonic monstrosity...
The first fiery red flag for how Daenerys Targaryen might be an actual dragon. Caldwell writes:
The words of Mirri Maz Duur, the maegi who worked blood magic to "save" Khal Drogo, illuminate. Ser Jorah, over a recovering Dany, tells her,
"The boy did not live… the child was —"
"Monstrous." Mirri interjected, "Twisted. I pulled him out myself. He was scaled like a lizard. Blind, with leather wings, like the wings of a bat. When I touched him, his skin fell from his bones. Inside, he was full of graveworms."
The sorceress interpreted this as part of the exchange she made with her magic, slaughtering a horse for the ritual, knowing not of the Khaleesi's
The 'Stallion' Who Mounts the World wasn't going to bear a half-human…
She was always "the blood of the dragon."
Many might recall the shockwaves of terror, confusion, and disgust that accompanied Dany's tragic birthing process. Maybe that little monster was actually a dragon after all, and what she gave birth to was the natural result of union between man and dragon...
A mere few episodes later Daenerys Targaryen emerges from Drogo's flaming funeral pyre, unburnt...
This part of the show was definitely given necessary hype and shock value, but did we overlook it too easily for later on in the storyline? Could it be that Daenerys Targaryen is in fact the kind of different that her ancestors always aspired to be? That she's a dragon waiting to hatch beneath the surface of her human skin? I know, this is getting wild. But still, recall the moment in the show when Lady Olenna tells her: "You're a dragon. Be a dragon."
The theory goes on to suggest that after Dany lost two of her dragon children, she'll snap and set fire to King's Landing with a reckless abandon deserving of the title, Mad Queen. Caldwell goes on to write that it'll turn all eyes against her, even Jon Snow's. My dude, this guy was on the mark with his theory! Obviously the episode's aired, and as you'll see it's all lining up. But wait for the real kicker.
We haven't seen anything yet when it comes to dragons dominating this show. That could've just been the start.
He proposes that Dany will be sentenced to death after the burning of the Red Keep by Cersei. Now, this could be tough after what we saw looked like Cersei's demise. But either she didn't actually die, or there are other characters around that could see this part of the hypothetical plot through.
Caldwell goes on to write this about Dany's death sentence, following her being assaulted with that green wildfire:
"Then, in a growing and brilliant green firestorm, born… Daenerys, the Targaryen her ancestors dreamed of, that her father envisioned being, will be "reborn as a dragon to turn enemies to ash." The Daughter of Death, true to name. Breaking the chains of her human form, her chrysalis, she'll spread her wings and transform into the Largest. Dragon. Ever. Seen. No weapons, no armies, will stand a chance against her. She'll demolish everything in her path. Burn the entire city. Madness. End times. Pure Fire and Blood." She will burn King's Landing and its men, Cersei and even the throne room. Her vision from the House of Undying will finally come true. It wasn't snow that we saw but ashes, that she herself was responsible for.
I mean, please let something like this happen. It'd line up with that viral Game of Thrones theory from last week that suggested we haven't seen all of the show's dragons yet; and it'd do it in the kind of epic, jaw-dropping, electrifying way that would send the audience into tears of overwhelmed amazement.
Lady Olenna telling Dany Targaryen to be a dragon, and some closing thoughts on how this will end..
And Caldwell's thoughts on how Jon Snow will end up knowing way more than we previously thought, and not nothing after all. He could be the missing piece to this puzzle after all.
"Slamming down in front of him in a massive quake, he'll give her pause. The recognition in her eyes. The scent of his dragon blood. A painful moment of understanding. She'll be too far gone, though. A vicious whirlwind of a roar blasting him to the ground. Jon will do what heroes do… finally…Slay the dragon."
He will plunge his sword in the dragon's heart, killing the woman he loved and maybe, just maybe, when he pulls his sword out, it will be aflame, making him the prophecised Azor Ahai. The Prince That Was Promised, he will finally rule the seven kingdoms with a broken heart.
Do you think this theory might have legs? Will the writers end up shocking the Game of Thrones fans like never before with something a little different, and well outside the bounds of what most of us are theorizing will happen for the final episode? Who knows! Definitely enjoyed this theory though. And what a way it'd be for Daenerys Targaryen to go out.
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