With the news that the latest series of Game of Thrones will start on 14th April (12th for U.S), rumours are already flying all over the web. What’s more, the great man himself has said that the series will differ from the books.
Or, in his own words:
‘Everybody better be on their toes. [Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] are even bloodier than I am.’
What does this mean for lovers of the series? It means that HAVE MERCY WHY ISN’T IT THE 12TH OF APRIL ALREADY I CAN’T WAIT…erm, sorry; too much coffee.
So what’s really going to happen? Well, we don’t know. However, we’ve had a look at some of the theories doing the rounds, and these are definitely our favourites…
(None are confirmed, but some come from the books. As a result, consider these potential SPOILERS!):
Sansa gets hitched
Possibly the most disturbing theory is that newly-goth Sansa will end up marrying Ramsay Bolton. Yes, the one that chopped off Theon’s manhood before eating a sausage in front of him. Because, y’know, being around Littlefinger just isn’t creepy enough.
Jamie and Cersei aren’t Lannisters
Yes, fans are starting to question the birth of the gorgeous twosome, following hints that the Mad King took some liberties with Tywin’s wife. (You’d have to be mad to try that). Targaryens have always been a fan of the whole incest thing, so this would sort of make sense. In a horrible, horrible way.
(Of course, there’s always the possibility that Tyrion is the non-Lannister, which would explain why Tywin was always such an arse to the poor guy. Until Tyrion straight up murdered him, right in the toilet).
The Mountain returns
Even in the book this isn’t confirmed, but there are rumours that everyone’s favourite eye-gouging, skull-crushing loony will return with a new suit of armour, a new name and presumably the same anger issues. Can someone please, please just kill him properly?
Varys is a merman
Just YES. There has been the odd rumour in the books that ‘merlings’ do exist, and Varys definitely looks a bit reptilian. This theory seems almost entirely based on Varys’ reply when Tyrion threatened to throw him in the sea: ‘You might be disappointed in the results’. First person to make a compilation video and set it to ‘Part of that world’ from The Little Mermaid wins the internet.
Jon Snow ain’t a Stark – well, not Ned’s anyway
The standout rumour regarding the dishy wall guardian is definitely that Snow isn’t actually Ned Stark’s bastard child, but instead the child of Prince Rhaegar Targaryan and Lyanna Stark. As well as making dear old no-head Ned seem like less of a cheating swine, this would give Jon a solid claim to the Iron Throne.
What do you think will happen?
In tribute to what’s definitely the most addictive show in the world (especially since Walter White’s last hoorah), we’ve put together this survey on just what the real GoT fans think is going to happen to the parade of characters who’ll no doubt find themselves in peril over the next ten weeks. We’d love to have your expertise on some of the following questions:
Who's going to snuff it?
Who'll reign on the Iron Throne at the end (if anyone)?
Who's your favourite character (well, favourite still alive character?)
As well as a number of others. To take part, visit the survey here: