Season seven of Game of Thrones has just ended, thus leaving its fans to speculate as to what will come next. There is no arguing that season seven was intense with plenty of plot twists and mad events (how crazy intense was the dragon fight scene or the frozen lake scene?)
However, season eight will not be released until late 2018/early 2019. This means that there is at least more than a year of waiting until the next season is released. That’s a lot of time when you think just how mad the last season was.
No doubt there will be plenty of Game of Thrones fan fiction written and plenty of fan videos made in the meantime. And every little bit of new information regarding the next season of Game of Thrones will be discussed and dissected by fans of worldwide.
In fact, there are already countless of fan predictions for the next season. There will only be six episodes in season eight of Game of Thrones. That probably means that every episode will be jam-packed with crazy events and intense moments.
15 Theon’s Attempt To Rescue His Sister Will Go Wrong
After Theon is reunited with Jon, Jon’s heroic actions rub off on him. When we last saw Theon we saw him making a brave decision – he decided to go after his sister Yara in order to rescue her from their evil uncle, Euron. As you can probably recall, Yara was kidnapped by Euron when the latter stormed their ship. Theon, who was terrified of Euron, jumped overboard thus abandoning Yara.
Some fans believe that Theon’s attempt to rescue his sister will not go well. Cersei fooled everyone by pretending to be Daenerys’ ally and Euron pretended to go back to the Iron Islands. However, Euron is actually on his way to Essos where he is supposed to meet with the Golden Company.
As such, it is unlikely that Theon will locate his sister easily, and even if he does, most fans do not think that he can take down Euron.
14 Sansa Will Die
Some fans believe that Sansa will die in season eight. That would be a pity since most of us had grown to really like Sansa – she has grown enormously over the past few seasons and has become a badass young woman.
However, some refer to George R. R. Martin’s original story outline from 1993 in which the only characters who survive are Arya, Daenerys, Jon, Bran and Tyrion. If the show follows this plan then Sansa will definitely die in season eight. And let’s not forget that Winterfell will be the first place to be attacked by the White Walkers.
13 Tyrion Lannister Is Confirmed To Be A Targaryen
There’s a theory out there that the mad King Aerys Targaryen had a secret affair with Tywin Lannister’s wife, Joanna, who is the mother of Tyrion (as well as the mother of Cersei and Jaime).
Some fans believe that Tywin knew about the affair. It is said that this might have been the reason he hated Tyrion so much – not because he was a dwarf, but because he wasn’t his actual son.
And of course, who can forget the scene where Tyrion shoots his father to death? Before Tywin died, he said – “You’re no son of mine.” Who can know for sure whether this was still just Tywin rejecting his son for dwarfism or whether he was being literal.
12 Arya Will Kill Cersei
Arya is not afraid to kill those who have betrayed her family. By now, all of us have realized just how ruthless Arya can really be. As such, while Arya was happy to go back to Winterfell to see her family, it is not very realistic to think that she will stick around.
Now that Littlefinger has been taken care of, Arya might decide to go back to her list of people that betrayed her family and thus deserve to die. Of course, the number one person on that list is Cersei.
Some fans argue that it is not possible that Arya will kill Cersei due to the prophecy given by Maggy the Frog (which said that Cersei's "little brother" will kill her). However, some point out that it is possible that Arya will use Jaime’s or Tyrion’s face to get close to Cersei.
11 Jon Will Ride A Dragon
In the finale of season seven we found out that Jon is actually a Targaryen and the heir to the Iron Throne. Ever since then, most fans are convinced that in season eight of Game of Thrones Jon will get to ride a dragon. This makes sense – remember the tender moment that Jon shared with one of the dragons in season seven?
However, one question remains: which dragon will Jon ride? Some believe that Jon will ride a living dragon while others claim that he will, in actual fact, ride an ice dragon or the undead Viserion. The latter theory is interesting if you consider Jon's Stark heritage.
10 Qyburn Will Try To Create A White Walker
You probably remember the intense scene in the season seven finale when Daenerys and her crew showed Cersei and her followers a White Walker. But do you remember how interested the former master Qyburn was in the undead? Everyone else was terrified but he walked up close to the White Walker and took his time examining him.
Some fans believe that Qyburn will find some kind of trick that would allow him (and in consequence, Cersei) to defeat the undead. Other fans believe that he will actually try to create a White Walker of his own which would help Cersei defeat not only the army of the undead but also Daenerys’ and Jon.
9 Arya Will Kill The Red Woman
Arya has recently become a cold-hearted killer so it did not take us by surprise when she killed Littlefinger. However, now that Littlefinger is out of the picture, there really is no point for Arya to stick around Winterfell.
As a result, some fans believe that Arya will go back to her list of people she must kill. As you can probably recall, Melisandre, also known as the Red Woman, is on Aria’s list and so it only makes sense that Arya will kill her in season eight.
Fans who believe that Melisandre will be killed in season 8 point out the prophetic scene between Melisandre and Varys in season 7. The scene involved Melisandre telling Varys that she will die in Westeros.
8 Cersei Will Die Giving Birth To A Dwarf
Some fans believe that Cersei will die in childbirth. Remember Maggy the Frog’s prophecy? – “Three [children] for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds. And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”
The first part of the prophecy has already come true – all of Cersei’s children are dead. However, her being pregnant with a fourth child ruins the prophecy. Or does it?
Cersei believed that the “valonqar” (“little brother” in Valyrian) in the prophecy referred to her little brother, Tyrion. But what if it referred to her fourth child? And what if Cersei’s fourth baby was a dwarf?
7 Daenerys Will Have Jon’s Baby
Most of us were not surprised when Jon and Daenerys got together in season seven finale. After all, it was a long time coming. In the finale, we saw Jon and Daenerys share an intimate scene.
As you probably recall, in season one Danerys was cursed by the priestess Mirri Maz Duur to never have children. Thus, we saw Daenerys confess to Jon that she will never be able to have children – “The dragons are my children. They are the only children I will ever have. Do you understand?” Jon replied that she doesn’t know that for sure but Daenerys was pretty convinced of her fate.
In addition, we saw Tyrion wondering about Daenerys' heirs and Ser Jorah Mormont mentioning children to Jon. As such, some fans believe that all this talk of babies and heirs means that there is a baby on the way!
6 Jaime Will Kill Cersei
A lot of characters in Game of Thrones want Cersei dead and there is no doubt that a few will come after her in season eight. However, some fans believe that Cersei will actually be killed by Jaime.
Remember Maggy the Frog’s prophecy? – “Three [children] for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds. And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”
Most of us assumed that “valonqar” or “little brother” referred to Tyrion. However, he is not the only “little brother” that Cersei has. Cersei and Jaime are twins and Jaime was born a few minutes after her.
Jaime has seen Daenerys' dragons and he is clearly freaked out by the White Walkers. And if Cersei is threatening to kill him, isn’t it possible that he might have murderous thoughts too?
5 Jon Will Kill Daenerys
Now that we know that Jon is a Targaryen and the heir to the Iron Throne, some fans say that there might be conflict between Danaerys and Jon. However, most think that the idea of Jon and Daenerys fighting (and possibly killing each other) over the Iron Throne is ludicrous.
But some fans believe that at least one of them will have to die to end the Long Night. In the prophecy which says that Jon is The Prince of Light, it is said that he will kill the Night King. But to kill the Night King Jon might need the powerful sword Lightbringer, or at least a sword made in a similar way. This could mean that to make the sword magical Jon will have to plunge it into his lover's - Daenerys - chest.
4 The Golden Company Cersei Relies On Will Betray Her
In the season seven finale we find out that Cersei has sent Euron to Essos where he is supposed to hire the Golden Company. However, while Cersei’s idea may seem good in theory, some fans think that the Golden Company will betray Cersei.
In the original Game of Thrones books by George R. R. Martin, the Golden Company turns on Cersei and sides with Daenerys instead. So who’s to say that the TV show will not follow a similar storyline? It is quite possible that the Golden Company will betray Cersei and will unite with Daenerys and Jon instead, thus leading to Cersei’s ultimate downfall.
3 Jaime Will Abandon Cersei
In season seven finale we saw Jaime and Cersei get into a fight after he learned that she had no intention of keeping her promise of helping Daenerys and Jon kill the White Walkers. Cersei then threatened to kill Jaime and the last we saw of him was him leaving Kings Landing.
Jaime even covered his hand to hide his identity on his way out of King’s Landing and out of Cersei’s life. It is very likely that he has decided to unite with his enemies and help them defeat the White Walkers on his own seeing as Cersei has forbid him to take the army with him.
2 Jon Snow Is Confirmed To Be The Warrior Of Light
A lot of Game of Thrones fans are convinced that Jon Snow is in actual fact the Warrior of Light that Melisandre, or the Red Woman, has been talking about all this time.
Melisandre’s prophecy said that the Prince Who Was Promised would have dragon’s blood (and recently it was revealed that Jon is in actual fact a Targaryen) and would be reborn in smoke and salt (Jon died and was reborn again. In the books, Jon’s wounds smoke and his friends shed salty tears all over his dead body).
When Melisandre looks into the flames, all she ever sees is snow. Can all of this be coincidence? Most fans don’t think so.
1 Sam Will Use His Heartsbane Sword
Most people have forgotten that Sam took his family’s Valyrian steel sword, known as Heartsbane, from his family home. Surprisingly, the Tarlys did not notice the disappearance of the sword and the sword itself was not mentioned again in season seven.
However, because the sword is a powerful weapon against the White Walkers, it is impossible for it to never be mentioned again. As such, the sword will definitely crop up in season eight.
A few fans have suggested that Sam might give the sword to someone else. However, most believe that he will use it himself. That way, Sam will become like one of those great men he reads about, just like he wanted all this time.