OT: Game of Thrones Prediction Madness

Lets have a pre-season prediction contest to kick-off March Madness & the upcoming final season of GOT

Answer the following:

1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon?
2) Will Bran warg into a dragon?
3) Who ultimately kills the Night King? Which major character(s) does the Night King personally kill?
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound, all, or none?
5) Who kills Cersei Lannister?
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell), The Westerlands (Casterly Rock), The Reach (Highgarden), The Iron Islands
7) How many dragons are alive in the end?
8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard?
9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it?
EDIT: 9a) Is Bran the Night King? (should have included this originally)

and finally....

10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne?

bonus: Does Tormund ever get with Brienne?

Also feel free to make other predictions or whatever you like. This is all purely to waste time until Winter is finally here.

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My predictions:

1) Yes, and he will be the ruler of the Stormlands.
2) No but Jon Snow does
3) Bran and Jon Snow. Jon Snow, Beric Dondarrion and Jorah Mormont.
4) Jaime, Greyworm and the Hound
5) Arya Stark
6) Sansa (The North), Tyrion (The Westerlands), No clue (The Reach), Yara (Iron Islands)
7) Only 1 Dragon will survive
8) Targaryen, and he will wipe the Lannister bloodline out of Westeros.
9) Yes. Jon Snow which is how he ultimately defeats the Night King
10) Daenerys, pregnant with twins from Jon Snow.

Bonus: Sadly no, but he does become the ruler of the Free People and keeper of the new found truce between them and the people of the North.

The question that matters most is how to kill the Night King. The white walkers back in the old times were only stopped by Azor Ahai when the Light Bringer sword was forged and tempered by plunging it into the heart of his loving wife. The only equivalent I can see in this story line is Jon Snow having to do the same with Dany (with her urging to save everyone) after the sword is forged by Gendry. In the end Jon will be too heart broken to rule and will leave it to Tyrian to carry on with whoever is left. That's how I'd write it after episodes showing that neither Valyrian steel nor Dragonglass nor Fire alone could kill the Night King in successive battles that sacrificed the dragons to cover their retreat.

They need to bring back the other stark wargs from the books.

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1) uhh
2) no
3) Jongon
4) jaime and greyworm
5) cersei
6) Sansa, tyrion, ?, theon
7) 0
8) yes
9) yes, Jon, shes nissa nissa
10) The seven kingdoms

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Bonus: Yes, and thats all to it

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1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon? Yes. This is essentially known.
2) Will Bran warg into a dragon? Yes. I don't know for sure but have a feeling he might warg into the ice dragon.
3) Who ultimately kills the Night King? Which major character(s) does the Night King personally kill? I'm going to be contrarian and say Bran or Samwell (not a warrior character). NK kills Dondarrion, Mormont, and Jon Snow. I'm thinking a ton of characters die, so Jamie, Greyworm, Brienne, and Tormund are possibilities too.
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound, all, or none? Jamie, Brienne, Theon, Greyworm, The Hound. I can see Arya essnetially disappearing after it's over and Samwell lives.
5) Who kills Cersei Lannister? Jamie
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell), The Westerlands (Casterly Rock), The Reach (Highgarden), The Iron Islands. I don't think lands will mean the same but people will return to their homes so The North (Winterfell) - Sansa; The Westerlands (Casterly Rock) - Tyrion; The Reach (Highgarden) - doesn't get mentioned; The Iron Islands - Yara I guess.
7) How many dragons are alive in the end? 0
8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard? Targaryen bastard. Honestly I consider it a foregone conclusion.
9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it? Sort of. I don't think the show will go into detail about it but believe the concept will be assigned to Jon Snow (potentially it could be Jamie or Tyrion)
10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne? there won't be an Iron Throne as instead Westeros will reach some sort of state of peaceful cooperation

bonus: Does Tormund ever get with Brienne? Probably not but I'm rooting for them.

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1) Yes
2) No
3) Lyanna Mormont. Because she's a motherfucking badass
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, , Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, , The Hound,
5) Jaime
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell) Sansa, The Westerlands (Casterly Rock) No one, they're all dead. The Reach (Highgarden) doesn't get mentioned, The Iron Islands um...Yara...but no one cares.
7) One
8) He got some dragon blood
9) Yes. Jon.

and finally....

10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne? Someway, somehow, my boy Davos

bonus: Does Tormund ever get with Brienne? You bet he does. But then they die so no Brienne/Tormund babies

Other prediction; We get White Walker Hodor. It'll be sad.

double bonus: Cleganebowl happens: Yes or No?

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Cleganebowl is my favorite thing about right after the first trailer drops.

1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon?
2) Will Bran warg into a dragon?
3) Who ultimately kills the Night King? Which major character(s) does the Night King personally kill?
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound, all, or none?
5) Who kills Cersei Lannister?
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell), The Westerlands (Casterly Rock), The Reach (Highgarden), The Iron Islands
7) How many dragons are alive in the end?
8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard?
9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it?

and finally....

10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne?

bonus: Does Tormund ever get with Brienne?

1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Bran/Jon Snow will kill the Knight King. Knight King kills Ser Davos, and Yara
4) The Hound, Greyworm, and Jaime Lannister
5) She dies while giving birth to her fourth child, a son
6) Sansa, Tyrion, ?, Theon
7) 2
8) Targaryren
9) Daenerys
10) Daenerys sits on the Throne
Bonus: No. Plot Twist: Brienne is present during Jaime's death and kisses him as he dies

Most of these I agree with but with #5, Cersei is drinking wine in the trailer which she refuses to do during S7 because she is pregnant so that says to me she survives the birth of her child.

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Cersei is also crying while drinking. Maggy the Frog told Cersei she would have three children. I suspect she miscarries this season.

1) With out a doubt
2) No chance in hell
3) No one kills the Night King, The Night King kills Jon Snow
4) Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Samwell Tarly
5) Tyrion
6) The North - the Night King, The Westerlands - The Night King, The Reach - The Night King , The Iron Islands - The Night King
7) Zero
8) Targaryren bastard all the way
9) Her prediction is correct that it's Jon Snow but he dies
and finally....

10) The Night King doesn't run back to the throne room to save the iron chair after he destroys kings landing

Bonus) Tormund kills Brienne after walking in on her and Jamie

Leg for the bonus LOL.

Bonus: what deal did Tyrion strike with Cersei?????

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1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon? Yes for sure.
2) Will Bran warg into a dragon? I'm going to say no because the trailer strongly hinted that Jon will ride Rhaegal which only leaves the wighted Viserion for him to warg.
3) Who ultimately kills the Night King? Which major character(s) does the Night King personally kill? Jon kills him, he kills Jamie.
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound, all, or none? Jamie, Theon, Greyworm, The Hound
5) Who kills Cersei Lannister? Jamie (the prophecy)
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell), The Westerlands (Casterly Rock), The Reach (Highgarden), The Iron Islands Sansa - The North, Tyrion - The Westerlands, Arya - The Reach, Iron Islands, who cares. Yara and Theon are totally dying.
7) How many dragons are alive in the end? One
8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard? I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say he Tywin's son but Tywin slept around with a Targaryen. There were some theories about this a couple years ago. Just remembered Tyrion's mother died while giving birth. Yeah I'm going to say he is a Targaryen bastard.
9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it? Jon

and finally....

10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne? Jon Fookin' Snow Targaryen/Stark

bonus: Does Tormund ever get with Brienne? Just a kiss.

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Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Thanks for answering this way. I was able to follow what question you were answering.

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Everyone dies except arya who sneaks away after the white walkers kill everyone else. night king who is bran is on the iron throne. jammie kills Cersei by bitch smacking her with his metal hand. All dragons are now white walkers.

Dang I forgot about the Bran is the Night King theory. I hope that doesn't come to fruition or if it does they keep it extremely simple because otherwise the concept will be overly complicated and lead to contradictions and inconsistencies within the plot.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Maybe they'll get a disease that turns everyone into zombies when they die, and the game will continue under a new paradigm.

...why?

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

An even better question would be, why the negative vote(s)?

Tough crowd.

Why did you edit your post if you don't think the negative votes are justified? (which wasn't me)

Maybe the negative votes came from you dropping in on a topic, posting something that had nothing to do with it, then you act like you did nothing wrong and it's everyone else's fault for not thinking it was funny. There was nothing funny nor edgy about it. It was just stupid.

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Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

The better question is whether or not Bran is actually the Night King

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon?
2) Will Bran warg into a dragon?
3) Who ultimately kills the Night King? Which major character(s) does the Night King personally kill?
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound, all, or none?
5) Who kills Cersei Lannister?
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell), The Westerlands (Casterly Rock), The Reach (Highgarden), The Iron Islands
7) How many dragons are alive in the end?
8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard?
9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it?

and finally....

10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne?

bonus: Does Tormund ever get with Brienne?

1) No. He's actually Aegon Targaryen (Rhaegar & Elia), Jon's half-brother, who didn't die during Robert's Rebellion. (If D.B. Weiss and David Benioff can screw up the timeline, why can't I?)

2) Yes. But it will be the Ice Dragon locked in the Wall that is released from the magics the Children of the Forest used to help Bran the Builder create the Wall because the Night King broke through the Wall.

3) Summer, Ghost and Nymeria kill Night King (the pack survives) Beric Dondarrion, Jorah Mormont, Samwell Tarly, Greyworm

4) Jaime, Arya, Brienne, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound (after killing Ser Robert Strong)

5) Arya (after taking Jaime's face)

6) Sansa, Tyrion, Gendry, Yara

7) 3, Drogon (Danerys), Rhaegal (Jon/Aegon), and the Ice Dragon from the Wall

8) Targaryen

9) Yes. Jon/Aegon

10) There is no Iron Throne. Jon/Aegon destroys it.

Bonus: Yes. Tormund, Brienne and Jaime have a threesome (old school GoT)

5) Arya (after taking Jaime's face)

I like this idea. The scene in the trailer where Arya says something to the effect of Death having many faces, and she has been looking forward to seeing "this one" certainly seems like a hint that she may be able to notch off the final tally on her List, that being Cersei

  1. I thought this was already known to be true?
  2. Mmm, no. EDIT: Changing my answer. When asked, "Will I ever walk again" by Bran, the three eyed raven said "You will never walk again, but you will fly." I don't think Bran has 'flown' yet, and I don't think he will ride a dragon, so I guess he will probably warg into one.
  3. Jon discovers that the only way to defeat the white walkers is to be one. He sacrifices himself, becomes the night king, and leads the army away.
  4. All except Samwell and Brianne
  5. Jaime
  6. The North (Winterfell) - Sansa, The Westerlands (Casterly Rock) - Tyrion, Highgarden - Ser Bronn, Iron Island - Theon
  7. Zero
  8. Targaryren bastard
  9. Jon
  10. Daenerys

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Bran has warged into birds multiple times to spy on the WWs

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Yeah I interpreted the "You will fly" as the multiple times he would warg into ravens and be aware of what the WW are doing

3. The Night King is actually Bran, who went back and tried to stop the creation of the Night KIng by warging into his body before the children of the forest could create him and gets stuck. Jon ultimately has to kill Bran to kill the Night King.

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That's some game of thrones twisted stuff that would totally fit

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The largest unanswered questions IMO are:

  • What is motivating the White Walkers? GRRM has made it clear that he doesn't believe in clear-cut good vs evil, and that characters are far more complex than that, so something other than 'pure evil' has to be motivating the white walkers.
  • Who is Melisandre??? There's a scene in one of the earlier seasons where she takes off her necklace and we're shown that she is far older than we were led to believe. Between that, and here ominous comments to Varys, we need to know who she is.
  • Who is the many faced god? What is his relation to the lord of light? Does one represent death and the other life? Why did he take such a liking to Arya? You don't just kill a 'god'; there has to be more to this story.

If we get unsatisfying answers to these questions (WW are pure evil, Melisandre is just a magic priest, and the many face god was just a magic person who helped arya b/c she helped him once) I will be extremely disappointed.

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unsatisfying answers incoming...

Melisandre is just an old wizard who uses tricks to appear young and appealing to get access to the leaders she predicts will be azor ahai reborn.

Jaqen H'ghar (Arya's assassin mentor) isn't the many-faced god, he's a member of the Faceless Men, assassin disciples of the many-faced god. He takes a liking to Arya because she frees him and ends up showing a talent for killing.

The many-faced god is supposed to be the 'true' god, who represents themselves to different groups in different ways. so according the Faceless Men, the lord of light is just one representation of the many faced god, as are the 7 gods of westeros.

As to the white walkers, that is TBD.

It can be debated as to whether the Jaqen that Arya frees and the one that mentors her in Bravos are even the same person. It could just as easily be another member of the Faceless Men assuming a face that she is already comfortable with.

The book makes this a little clearer in that the mentor looks nothing like Jaqen, and there is no indication that Arya expects to see someone with that face ever again. The last mention of Jaqen bookwise he is killing someone in Oldtown. (and its implied he takes that face to infiltrate the Citadel)

agreed, in the books there's definitely a different mentor/curator of the temple who trains Arya. The TV show has condensed so many different characters into composites, my first impression was that they took that approach with the Faceless Men too.

But you're right.. with the Faceless Men's face/disguise magic, there's no guarantee that's the same guy, even though it was the same face.

I really have no issue either with the way the show handled it. In a visual medium it makes sense.

I don't think Jaqen is important to the story beyond him introducing Arya to the Faceless Men as it is, so I don't think it makes a difference either interpretation

So this isn't entirely unsatisfying

Melisandre is just an old wizard who uses tricks to appear young and appealing to get access to the leaders she predicts will be azor ahai reborn.

Was she the same wizard who castrated Varys as a boy? If so why did she do that? What's her motive - power? peace? Or is she just a religious nut? Basically, if it turns out her character was just a vehicle to bring Jon back to life, I'll be pissed.

Jaqen H'ghar (Arya's assassin mentor) isn't the many-faced god, he's a member of the Faceless Men, assassin disciples of the many-faced god. He takes a liking to Arya because she frees him and ends up showing a talent for killing.

If it turns out that H'ghar was an assassine (thus a person, not a god) I'm okay with it.

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What about Griff and the Golden Company?

It's too late to introduce Griff at this point. But the trailer clearly shows the Golden Company sailing over. I'm guessing it will be Daario coming to support Dany after taking control of the group vs. Young Griff arriving and proclaiming himself to be Aegon. With only 6 episodes left that is just too much to cram in that whole other plot line. They already gave Jorah the Connington plotline with Greyscale.

I think Young Griff was a casualty of the show getting so far ahead of the books. I think he is ultimately a "fake Aegon" (in the book universe) and we can make that move because when GRRM told the showrunners how it would end, he effectively exposed many of his developing book plotlines as the red herrings. When they were deemed unnecessary for the show, at least the things that could have huge magnitude (Such as Griff being the rightful heir), it likely is saying, "this was always a red herring, sorry book readers."

1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon? Yes. Melisandre required the blood of a king for her leeches and Gendry's blood seemed to do the trick. He is Robert's bastard
2) Will Bran warg into a dragon? No. If anything I belivee Bran will warg into the NIght King himself
3) Who ultimately kills the Night King? Which major character(s) does the Night King personally kill? Jon Snow and Dany together kill the NIght King. NK will kill Jaime, the Hound, Brienne, Berric, and possibly Jorah
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound, all, or none? Brienne, Theon, Hound, Jaime. I think Sam lives as I like the "he's telling the story" theory
5) Who kills Cersei Lannister? Arya using the face of Jaime, or possibly Tyrion. I would be sad for either case
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell), The Westerlands (Casterly Rock), The Reach (Highgarden), The Iron Islands No one, the "wheel is broken" and the Seven Kingdoms will no longer exist as they do currently
7) How many dragons are alive in the end? 2
8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard? He is a Targaryen bastard. Tywin knew this the whole time, and explains his animosity towards him but he never revealed it for fear of weakening the Lannister family
9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it? Yes, but I can't go with the chalk on this one, gotta pick some upsets, so I am going to say that Gendry ends up being Azor Ahai. Although they never go into that prophecy in the show, in the book the constant references to forging his own sword with Azor Ahai gives me a strong "blacksmith" vibe. In order to finally create a new Lightbringer, he has to kill Melisandre with it, and she already knows this. Thinking back to her vague conversation with Varys

and finally....

10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne? See answer to #6. The Iron Throne is meaningless by the end of the series

I agree with most of this at a glance. I definitely think the Iron Throne and the entire concept of the seven kingdoms is squashed. Breaking the wheel has been a theme throughout, Dany conquering and then freeing all of the people from slavery has been a theme throughout, so I find it hard to see a situation where someone just claims the throne and the seven kingdoms go back to business as usual as a satisfying or appropriate ending. It would actually make me lose a lot of respect for the story at large if that was the case.

I am, however, very worried about the Vegas betting odds released a few months ago about who will sit on the iron throne. Bran was the prohibitive favorite, and my worry is that someone knows something. If there was a full on leak, Vegas would pull the odds off the table, such as the episodes leaking on HBO Spain last year. However, it's very possible for someone in Vegas to have gotten inside information. It has been reported, for example, that Sophie Turner has told people the ending already so it's very possible she or someone else told someone and it got to someone who can make these odds.

I had no idea there were Vegas betting odds on this type of thing. Seems pretty idiotic given that some people are literally making up the story and others clearly know the outcome.

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Considering how Vegas does business, I agree with your assessment. Somebody knows something. It does seem strange that one would be willing to bet on something where people are literally able to make up whatever ending they choose and certain people would know that result well ahead of time.

But I would not put it past Vegas.

I've been following the odds and Bran actually opened at +225 with Jon at +150. Now it's Jon +200 and Brand +150. I just think the followed the bettors. Someone probably knows something, but it doesn't seem that crazy that folks were betting on Bran considering the theories that have floated around since Season (and before).

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This is very true. However, the odds have Bran separate from the Night King, which was probably the best argument for Bran to be the favorite (if he counted for both his human self and the Night King).

That said, my biggest worry isn't about who is the prohibitive favorite (even if I don't like it), but that anyone will be sitting on the iron throne at the end of the show. I think the entire construct needs to be destroyed and the seven kingdoms are no longer under single control. I do believe they could find a way to have someone count as "sitting on the throne," even if it's the destroyed remains of the Throne, or some other kind of symbolic image at the end of the show for someone to be on the throne outside of the traditional role as ruler.

All signs point to Jon Snow as Azor Ahai but I'm thinking it'll be Jaime Lannister.

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If Pod and Bronn don't find and team up with Hot Pie to rule the seven kingdoms I will be sorely disappointed.

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Spoiler alert: No one actually gets the Iron Throne. Instead, they all decide to switch to a democracy and Hot Pie is elected Prime Minister on a "free pies for all" plan.

1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon? Totes. Its already been said.
2) Will Bran warg into a dragon? He'll eventually take back Viseryon.
3) Who ultimately kills the Night King? Which major character(s) does the Night King personally kill? Jon with an assist from Bran.
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound, all, or none? Theon and Jaime
5) Who kills Cersei Lannister? Arya wearing Jamie's face to fulfill the prophecy.
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell), The Westerlands (Casterly Rock), The Reach (Highgarden), The Iron Islands. Sansa will rule The North, Tyrion will rule The Westerlands, Brienne will rule The Reach, The Iron Islands will be abandoned.
7) How many dragons are alive in the end? Just Drogon.
8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard? He is a Lannister
9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it? Jon

and finally....

10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne? Jon wants it the least, so it'll definitely be him.

bonus: Does Tormund ever get with Brienne? Nope. Jaime and Brienne get together prior to Jaime's death. Brienne will carry his child.

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My only thought when reading these responses is that Tyrion will die. He seemed to be on the outs with Danny and in with Cersei at the end of last season. His 'wits' have carried him an extremely far way, I just don't see them taking him to the end.

Big reason why I think Tyrion makes it to the end, GRRM came to VT in 2006 to talk about his books and have a AMA. GoT wasn't popular then and basically no one knew who GRRM was. I think it was a total of 10 of us in a Pamplin classroom.

Someone asked him who his favorite character is and he said Tyrion. I don't remember the reason he gave but since then Tyrion is the one character I never worried about dying.

Holy shit lol it'd be standing room only now

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1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon? Of course
2) Will Bran warg into a dragon? A dragon? No. That's fighting, don't think Bran is in the fighting business.
3) Who ultimately kills the Night King? Jon Which major character(s) does the Night King personally kill? Personally by the Night King? Probably Tormund, Gendry, Jorah, and maybe the new Gold Cloaks commander guy (He's gotta kill someone from Cersei's side)
4) Who among these characters die: Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Theon Greyjoy, Greyworm, Samwell Tarly, The Hound, all, or none? Jaime, Theon, Greyworm
5) Who kills Cersei Lannister? Arya as Jaime
6) In the end who rules the following: The North (Winterfell) Sansa, The Westerlands (Casterly Rock) Halfman!, The Reach (Highgarden) Don't care, The Iron Islands The sister
7) How many dragons are alive in the end? Zero
8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard? Targaryren
9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it? It's Jon. It's always been Jon.

and finally....

10) After the dust settles who sits on the Iron Throne? The Targaryean Girl. Jon pulls some "I need to go back to my commitment to the Black to protect against another uprising and feels uncomfortable about being married to his aunt.

11) Who gets Humperdinck? Someone's gotta do it. Is it Fezzik? Inigo? Who?

So I still stand by my theory that everything completely falls apart during this last season. Everything that we hope to come true, doesn't and in the end the White Walker army advances and kills everyone that they encounter.

The final scene is the Night King, three dragons, and all the dead on ships to Bravos or some other land to continue their conquest. To make us watch the death of everyone we cared about is a damn near perfect GRRM ending.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

GRRM is on record saying the ending will be "bittersweet". Which I take to mean it'll be a bloodbath at the end but the good guys do end up on top.

This is what I expect. They may save a few fan favorites on the tv show though as there is very limited time left and I don't think it will would have as much emotional impact to just show character after character dying.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

For as fatalistic as GRRM is with these novels, he is still a storyteller.

If the ending goes the way you described, I still feel like we will understand why. If not, then what is the point?

For the record I don't think it will go that way, but if it does we will at least get a conclusive reason why

"3) Who ultimately kills the Night King?"
It has to involve dragonglass or Valyrian Steel so that leaves us with a few options. The Valyrian steel weapons on the show currently are being wielded by Jon, Sam, Brienne, Jamie, and Arya. So, my guess is that it plays out with Jaime attacking the NK and being killed. This causes Brienne to take on the NK, but she too is killed. Then one of two scenarios play out:
1. Jon attacks the NK and Jon is disarmed and mortally wounded, but Sam tosses Jon his sword which Jon uses to kill the NK. Then everyone gets a teary goodbye with Jon before he dies. or
2. Jon fights the NK, but is mortally wounded, but the NK doesn't notice Arya who sneaks up and kills him with the dagger (get it, the wolves are stronger together than separately). Then everyone gets a teary goodbye with Jon before he dies.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Is the Iron Throne made of Valyrian steel? If so I could see that sucker being melted down into weapons after Cercei attempts to backdoor the fight against the WWs and the NK and is killed by Jaime.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Nobody has ever said that it is and Valyrian steel has a very specific look, so it's extremely unlikely.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

The swords that make up the Iron Throne were melted down with dragon fire after the Conquest. The implication being that they were all just regular swords, as its unlikely that anyone in the Seven Kingdoms would have had a Valyrian steel blade before the Targaryens came.

This is the only GOT prediction I truly want to see come to fruition...

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

1) Is Gendry the son of Robert Baratheon?
Yes

3) Who ultimately kills the Night King?
Jaime

5) Who kills Cersei Lannister?
Jaime

8) Is Tyrion actually Tywin Lannister's son or is he a Targaryren bastard?
Targaryen

9) Does Melisandre's prediction that Azor Ahai returns come true? If so, who is it?
Yes, Jaime. And he "creates Lightbringer" by killing Cersei.

EDIT: 9a) Is Bran the Night King? (should have included this originally)
Yes

Saw a theory yesterday pertaining to Gendry...he's not the bastard of Robert, he's the son of Robert and Cersei. Cersei said she lost her first son "a black haired" boy. He said his mother died, "she had yellow hair." Now, how this all would've gone down wasn't necessarily spelled out, but when I first saw it I was almost instantly sold on it. Probably won't come true with only six episodes left, but who knows.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Cersei seems cold enough to give up her kid to ensure a "pure" Lannister sits on the throne, but this wouldn't jive with the witches prediction for Cersei.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Bran, seeing the carnage that the war with the whites is bringing to the world, wargs back in time to a random dude to try and stop the Night King from being created by the Children in the first place. Bran, as that person, is captured by the Children and turned into the Night King by getting the dragon glass stabbed through his heart.

Bran kills the Night King and therefore kills himself.

Jon dies. Daenerys dies. They have a child who lives.

Gendry sits on the Iron Throne with Arya. Tyrion as their hand. Sansa rules the North.

All the dragons will die.

Bran