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Crazy Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

Bill Bradey from the Huffington Post reported on the 28th Feb:

Warning! This post is dark and full of spoilers!

You know nothing about crazy, Jon Snow.

By now most “Game of Thrones” fans have heard about “R + L = J,” a theory about Jon Snow’s true parentage. Many fans are also aware of various other theories, like how Tyrion may not really be a Lannister. These have been widely accepted, but they’re just a few of the many theories out there. Yeah, a lot of theories are easy to dismiss right away. But the craziest thing of all is that some of the wildest actually make a lot of sense.
Here are seven “Game of Thrones” theories that are so crazy they have to be true:

1. Robb Stark is alive

Rob Stark

What we’re supposed to believe:

The King in the North was betrayed by the Freys and the Boltons at the Red Wedding, which led to his death, his mom’s death and freakouts across the Internet.

The theory:

Robb Stark is about to send his regards to the Lannisters. The Starks clearly have an uncanny ability to warg into animals. The theory, which can be found on various fan message boards, states that before Robb’s death he warged into his direwolf, and later into some other kind of animal when the wolf was killed. There’s actually evidence that this is possible, as shown by the wildling Orell, who wargs into an eagle as he dies.

2. The true identity of Jon Snow’s parents is not R + L = J

Jon Snow
What we’re supposed to believe:

“R + L = J” argues that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are Jon Snow’s real parents. It’s believed that it was Lyanna’s dying wish for Eddard to claim Snow as his own to protect him. Plus, Eddard is pretty much the most honorable dude around. Could he really cheat on Catelyn?

The theory:

Hells yeah he cheated on Catelyn. George R.R. Martin has said he doesn’t think there are characters in the story who are “wholly good or wholly evil.” Well, except for Eddard Stark, right? Unless, of course, he is actually Snow’s father. If so, Snow’s real mother could be Lady Ashara Dayne or even the wet nurse Wylla, who is actually mentioned in the show.

3. Jon Snow will become a White Walker

White Walker

What we’re supposed to believe:

Jon Snow is pretty much running the show at the Wall at this point. New clips show him seemingly trying to get Mance Rayder on his side in the fight against the White Walkers. The guy just doesn’t like them.

The theory:

The book series is called A Song of Ice and Fire. If Daenerys and her dragons are the fire, what’s the ice? As noted above, Martin has said his characters aren’t all good or all evil. Considering some events that occur in Martin’s novel A Dance with Dragons, it’s theorized that Snow will join up with the White Walkers in the fight against House Targaryen.

4. Jamie and Cersei are Targaryens

Lannisters
What we’re supposed to believe:

Jamie and Cersei are a couple of twins who have carried on a seriously disturbing incestuous relationship for years, and their father either didn’t know or never acknowledged it. This relationship results in three kids who should clearly not be sitting on the Iron Throne.

The theory:

In the books, it’s stated that the Mad King Aerys took some liberties with Tywin Lannister’s wife, Joanna, on Tywin’s wedding night. Also, as Reddit user tuna_HP points out, there are hints in the books that seem to support the idea that Cersei and Jaime might not be Tywin’s. This can be seen in a statement said to Jaime by his aunt:
Tyrion is Tywin’s son, not you. I said so once to your father’s face, and he would not speak to me for half a year. Men are such thundering great fools. Even the sort who come along once in a thousand years.

This, along with the fact that incest was a pretty common thing with the Targaryens, has led many to believe that perhaps Jaime and Cersei aren’t Lannisters after all. If that’s true, Cersei’s children might actually have a claim on the kingdom, and Jaime would be a kinslayer, not just a Kingslayer.

5. Syrio Forel is Jaqen H’ghar
Bravos Men

What we’re supposed to believe:

Syrio Forel, the former First Sword of Braavos, becomes Arya’s (swordfighting) “dancing” instructor and dies offscreen while defending her from Lannister guards following Eddard Stark’s arrest. He must be dead, because Ser Meryn Trant, one of his adversaries, continues to appear in the series, and that dude seems fine.

The theory:

Syrio Forel is actually one of the Faceless Men from Braavos — i.e., an assassin who can change his appearance. If that’s the case, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to suppose that Forel is also Jaqen H’ghar, the Faceless man who killed three people for Arya. It makes sense. As this Dorkly video points out, both Forel and H’ghar are from Braavos, they both offer Arya their help and they both call her “boy.”

6. Eddard Stark is alive

HBO's 'Game oF Thrones' EP01 'Winter Is Coming' On Sky Atlantic

What we’re supposed to believe:

Eddard Stark is accused of treason. Then, after Joffrey decides to be the gracious king he is, the Stark patriarch loses his head and the world goes nuts.

The theory:

What if it wasn’t Eddard who was killed that day? If Forel was in fact a Faceless man, he could’ve changed his appearance and taken Stark’s place, and there’s always that whole Stark warging thing.

Could Ned do it too?

Users on A Forum of Ice and Fire have marshaled what they claim is evidence from the book series that Eddard is alive, including Sansa not necessarily recognizing his face after his death and Catelyn’s comments about his bones not appearing how she expected. Though if Joffrey did have the real Eddard killed, it offers a good excuse to watch this:

The Slap
7. “Hodor” has a secret meaning that could change everything
hodor

What we’re supposed to believe:

Hodor is a simpleton who is loyal to the Starks. He’s just this awesome guy who carries Bran around and can only say “Hodor,” which can pretty much mean anything.

The theory:

Hold on to your Hodors. Hodor’s real name is actually Walder. In the books, Old Nan explains that “Hodor” is just what he says. But what if there’s actually more meaning to it?

Martin hasn’t really revealed how Hodor came to say “Hodor.” Fan forums claim thatHodor’s name was inspired by the Norse god Hod, and that the character has a connection to darkness and winter, perhaps being an agent for the Great Other who is the enemy of Melisandre’s Red God. Others even claim the word could have something to do with controlling dragons.

So what do you think about that, Hodor?

Hodor Gif

Well said.
The fifth season of “Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday, April 12, on HBO.

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Game of Thrones season five: Characters to cross paths for the first time

The following story comes from news.com.au :

IN GAME of Thrones’ fifth season, characters who were previously in completely different parts of the world will meet each other for the first time.

That information comes courtesy of Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy. Speaking to Digital Trends, Allen also hinted at the future of his own character.

“I can tell you that there will be characters crossing paths and interacting — especially in my storyline — who have never met, or have had just minute amounts of screentime together,” he said.

“The running theme of season five is that you get so many different characters who were in different parts of the world crossing paths with each other.”

Allen might have revealed something about Tyrion’s fate. Source: Supplied

Allen might have revealed something about Tyrion’s fate. Source: Supplied

So, who will be meeting whom? We can make educated guesses. For instance, at the end of season four, Tyrion hopped onto a ship, which was presumably heading across the Narrow Sea. A teaser for the next season showed him in conversation with Varys:

Varys: “The Seven Kingdoms need a ruler loved by millions, with a powerful army and the right family name.”
Tyrion: “Good luck finding him.”
Varys: “Who said anything about him?”

The strong suggestion here is that Tyrion’s path will intersect with that of Daenerys, who happens to be the only female candidate for the Iron Throne.

Allen specifically mentioned his own story arc, though. We’ve already seen Stannis show up to save Jon’s skin at The Wall. Perhaps he’ll head south and run into Theon.

Theon with his new best friend. Source: Supplied

Theon with his new best friend. Source: Supplied

Of course, it must be said that Theon isn’t really Theon anymore. Instead, he’s a mindless, castrated slave called Reek. But is there a way back for him?

“Theon may be returning at some point,” Allen said. “For me, the real start of it is when he finds out about Robb Stark’s death. There’s a part of his brain that’s been inactive that maybe gets reactivated by the news.

“It was intense doing that scene.”

Hopefully, if Theon returns to sanity, he’ll be less of a bastard. Source: Supplied

Hopefully, if Theon returns to sanity, he’ll be less of a bastard. Source: Supplied

But can Theon ever really be Theon without his “favourite toy”?

“I was speaking to David and Dan about that part of his anatomy being lost, and how appropriate and relevant that was to the character of Theon,” Allen said.

“It’s a big part of his identity, you know? Before that, he had an identity crisis — wanting to be loyal to the Greyjoys, and also wanting to do the deed that Robb Stark wanted him to do. But he was quickly turned by his family.

“So his only point of authority, really, was in the bedroom. He does start trying to make his own decisions, but he messes up.
“Now he’s being punished for his sins, strapped to the cross.”

Fun times.

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Just Who Exactly is Jon Snow?

As I watched the series, and as I read the books, I started questioning more and more who Jon Snow was. The mystery of his mother seemed important and, as I got to know Ned Stark a little better, I doubted more and more that he would betray his role as husband.

I came up with the idea that Jon Snow might be the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna to Robert, and that Robert did not know that he had impregnated her and had a bastard to the woman he was due to marry. The tricky bit was trying to work out why Lyanna had convinced Ned not to tell Robert.

Was it just to protect her reputation and virtue?

I hoped it would become apparent as the story progressed.

I have since discovered, however, that there is an even better theory, where pieces really seem to fit together well to hint that it may be true.

Here it is:

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