The night is dark and full of spoilers!

1/12The night is dark and full of spoilers!
The night is dark and full of spoilers!

We’re just days away from the Season 7 premiere of the much awaited and loved HBO series of all time, Game of Thrones. The series which has been touted as the first TV blockbuster, is on its last leg of seasons and we’re as excited as ever to get into the world of power, deceit, backstabbing, friendship, alliances and a lot of snow. Not Jon! This time, literal snow, as winter has finally arrived, bringing the dead along with it!

And as much as we cannot wait anymore, there is still a day left before the first episode of the Season 7 premieres. So, we thought of bringing you some of the probable theories that might make it to this season of Game of Thrones.

Jon Snow is Azor Ahai, the Prince who was promised

2/12Jon Snow is Azor Ahai, the Prince who was promised
Jon Snow is Azor Ahai, the Prince who was promised

We’ll start with the most basic one. Azor Ahai. He’s the guy Melisandre has been to prophesizing about and at one point mistakenly found him in Stannis Baratheon. We all know what happened to that dude. But now that we’re nearing the conclusion of the series, Azor Ahai will re-emerge and save the world from darkness.

The prophecy behind Azor Ahai is that he is an awesome warrior who defeated the enemies of the Lord of Light a.k.a R'hllor and carries a hero’s sword called Lightbringer. Azor Ahai will be reborn after a really long summer (we’ve spent almost 6 seasons), "When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers.”

Recently, HBO released the first pictures from Game of Thrones where in one image we see Gilly and Sam. While Sam is tucked away writing something, the focus of the frame is on what Gilly is reading. A Game of thrones subreddit thread pointed out that the text was actually from The World of Ice and Fire and reads: “It is also written that there are annals in Asshai of such a darkness, and of a hero who fought against it with a red sword. His deeds are said to have been performed before the rise of Valyria, in the earliest age when Old Ghis was first forming its empire. This legend has spread west from Asshai, and the followers of R'hllor claim that this hero was named Azor Ahai, and prophesy his return.”

Azor Ahai will be a descendant of the Targaryens and last season, Jon Snow did resurrect. Eventually, we found out that Jon Snow was, in fact, a Targaryen, son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. She whispered his name to Ned Stark when he arrived at the Tower of Joy, but we never get to hear his actual name on the screen. Although, people on the Internet and later the Empire Magazine did confirm it to be Jaehaerys Targaryen! (What do you think that spoiler alert was for?)

Tyrion Targaryen? umm…

3/12Tyrion Targaryen? umm…
Tyrion Targaryen? umm…

Well, it is one of the leading fan theories of all time. Tyrion Lannister is expected to be one of the three heads of the dragons (more on that later) who will join Daenerys and Jon in the upcoming battle. The theory comes from the rumour that Tyrion is the result of an affair between the Mad King Aerys Targaryen and Joanna Lannister, Tywin’s wife.

In the TV show, just before Tyrion shoots his father with the crossbow, Tywin says, “you’re no son of mine”. Now, that can also be a result of what Tywin was thinking in his last moments and his continuous rejection of Tyrion as a Lannister OR in his last moments Tywin could really have had told Tyrion, quite literally, that he wasn’t his son. Which begs the question of Tyrion’s parentage.

Apart from this, Tyrion’s looks are not classic Lannister and instead lean towards those of Targaryen’s.

Jon marries Daenerys

4/12Jon marries Daenerys
Jon marries Daenerys

Since it came out that Jon and Daenerys will meet real soon in the show, the rumour mill has been bursting with a theory that Jon might get into a wedlock with Daenerys, who technically will be his aunt. Now we don’t want to go down talking about Cersei and Jamie, but you get the picture.

However, Kit Harington has almost explicitly denied that his character won’t be getting anyone to fall in love for the remaining part of the show. In an interview with Us Weekly, Kit said “No, Ygritte (Rose Leslie) is the only woman for Jon. There will be no one else.”

Euron marries Cersei

5/12Euron marries Cersei
Euron marries Cersei

This theory comes from a fact and hence has a good possibility of coming true on screen. Euron Greyjoy just entered the series in Season 6 and we somehow have a bad feeling that he will prove to be quite the villain, even surpassing Joffrey. Now, as we know in the last season, Euron Greyjoy wanted to set up an alliance with Daenerys but his plan was thwarted by the best team-up ever as Yara hitched an early deal with the Mother of the dragons.

So, as the second-best option, we might see Euron getting up to Cersei to form an alliance. He might even get to be the King which is the kind of power he is after and the Queen will get access to his seafaring army!

Cersei dying at the hands of the Kingslayer

6/12Cersei dying at the hands of the Kingslayer
Cersei dying at the hands of the Kingslayer

A prophecy regarding Cersei states that “the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you." Decoding this Shakespearean-ish foretelling, the word “valonqar” means “little brother” in Valyrian and so we come to the Kingslayer. Jaime has been more than an advisor to Cersei and we think at the pace she’s going blasting through things, there might come a time when the Kingslayer will resurface and stop Cersei. We have already seen Jamie’s frighten look after Cersei took the Iron Throne and it might not be long before the Kingslayer rights some wrongs.

But anyway, Cersei’s end is near and she might not make it to the next season, alive. But being dead, well, that’s a whole new theory altogether.

Gendry-Sam team up

7/12Gendry-Sam team up
Gendry-Sam team up

Robert Baratheon’s only alive son was last seen in Season 3 and fans have kept hopes alive since then, awaiting his return. Recently, Joe Dempsie confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that his character is indeed returning to Season 7.

With that settled, there’s a massive theory regarding Gendry’s role in the whole series. When we first saw him, he was working as a trainee to Tobho Mott, an armourer with the knowledge of reworking Valyrian steel in King’s Landing. With the White Walkers notching up their prominence on the show, Gendry might prove to be a very efficient ally because if he knows how to forge Valyrian steel, boy the White Walkers wouldn’t have seen that coming. To kill a White Walker, you either need a Valyrian sword or a Dragon Glass and there’s a scarcity of both of them.

The theory suggests that Gendry will come across Sam in Oldtown who would just have discovered the process of creating more Valyrian steel and Gendry will help him forge new weapons.

The Mountain vs The Hound

8/12The Mountain vs The Hound
The Mountain vs The Hound

This is going to be outright awesome! Don’t deny it. You know things have been leading up to this and deep down your heart, you want it to happen. The two hulks of the show, Sandor "The Hound" Clegane and Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane might battle it out this season. With The Mountain having gotten amped after his fight with Oberyn Martell and The Hound surviving the fall after his fight with Brienne, it will be pretty amazing to see both the brothers going up against each other in a battle we all want so desperately to witness. Season 7 might be the right time for them to finally “sort out” their differences which will then set either of them on the path of a bigger threat.

Euron can control the dragons!

9/12Euron can control the dragons!
Euron can control the dragons!

This isn’t actually a theory but something that happens in the books. In the Game of Thrones mythology, there exists a dragon horn called Dragonbinder which is embossed with Valyrian glyphs in red and white colours and glows when someone blows on it. Euron claims that the sound of the horn can control the dragons. The World of Ice and Fire app also states that this dragon horn was indeed stolen by Euron from warlocks.

Also, in the fifth book, Daenerys mentions that “The dragonlords of old Valyria had controlled their mounts with binding spells and sorcerous horns. Daenerys made do with a word and a whip."

This is a pretty crazy theory because till now we have only seen Daenerys control her dragons and throughout the series, they have a close knit relationship with her mother. But if Dragonbinder proves to be something that will disrupt that bond, the Mother of Dragons isn’t going to sit quietly, rest assured.

The three heads of Dragons

10/12The three heads of Dragons
The three heads of Dragons

The three-headed dragon theory is part of the books where Daenerys has a vision when she visits the House of Undying. In the vision, Rhaegar lays down a prophecy saying “the dragon shall have three heads”.

We can take this up as a literal translation as the three heads of the dragons which could mean that Daenerys’ three dragons will have three riders. Mix it up with the fact that last season confirmed the existence of another Targaryen and Tyrion’s tête-à-tête with the dragons, we have a possibility here.

The Wall will fall

11/12The Wall will fall
The Wall will fall

As crazy as it may sound, the Wall is what’s keeping the White Walkers away for quite sometime now. But with Bran headed with the marker towards it, we might see the Wall’s enchantment wear off as he crosses it, something we saw in the gut wrenching episode last season, The Door. As Bran crosses the Wall, the magic that defers the White Walkers to stay behind it might just wear off leaving it ripe for destruction.

Unless of course, Bran doesn’t cross the Wall. But remember, he has something to tell to his brother. And we really need him to reunite with his family now.

Bran is more integral to the story than we thought

12/12Bran is more integral to the story than we thought
Bran is more integral to the story than we thought

Speaking of the guy in question, he is on a really important mission with Meera to inform his brother about a mis-parentage case. Now this theory about Bran comes from the fact that he can create ripples in past which impact the present, firstly with Hodor and then at the Tower of Joy when he calls out Ned and he seemingly hears his future son's voice.

So according to this theory, Bran will become an integral part of the story as the series nears its end and there is a possibility that many of the things in present have been the result of these ripples Bran created. So, we have the Mad King Aerys who heard voices and it is possible that our little guy here might have had a role in that.

In what will be the craziest of them all is the possibility that Bran is, in fact, all the Bran’s in the history of the kingdom. Remember Brandon the builder? In the books there’s this passage recited by Old Nan which explains it:

"I could tell you the story about Brandon the Builder. That was always your favourite. Thousands and thousands of years ago, Brandon the Builder had raised Winterfell, and some said the Wall. Bran knew the story, but it had never been his favourite. Maybe one of the other Brandons had liked that story. Sometimes Nan would talk to him as if he were her Brandon, the baby she had nursed all those years ago, and sometimes she confused him with his uncle Brandon, who was killed by the Mad King before Bran was even born. She had lived so long, Mother had told him once, that all the Brandon Starks had become one person in her head.”

And then there’s the possibility that when the three-eyed-raven tells Bran that he will never be able to walk again but will fly instead, what he could actually be implying is that Bran will turn into one of the dragons?