It’s been a really long and cold wait, after the end of GoT Season 7. The suspense of the TV show is such that one just cannot ignore the need to watch the next episode!
Every Sunday night, I would wait with excitement and preparation to watch a new episode. And, the next morning I’d wake up with thousands of posts of people talking about it on social media.
That’s just the appeal of Game of Thrones and its worldwide fan-following that makes everyone feel special. Half of the fun revolves around predicting the insanely twisted plot of the series.
So, now with the season 8 just a month away, BestVPN.co decided to create a set of predictions for season 8, based on my conversations with GoT fanatics and re-watching all 7 seasons!
Here is a recap for you too!
Jon Snow Won’t be Escaping Death this Time!
Watching GoT has been a rollercoaster ride! And if there’s anything all fans know is that you can never expect any character to stay ALIVE for long.
It just doesn’t work that way. The second you start developing a likeability for a certain character, you are presented with a shocker, leading to their demise.
As such, while it does appear that Jon and Daenerys are all set to ride off into the sunset. Can we really believe that? I don’t think so. Especially considering that Jon Snow already escaped death once.
That plot twist even surprised Melisandre. Why was Jon resurrected by the Lord of Light? Surely not to settle down, happily ever after!
So, I believe that Jon might serve as the last resort for defeating the White Walkers (or not). He may get killed in the rampage, or have to pay his debt of life to the Many-Faced God.
Daenerys Will Continue Living (I Hope So :/)
Okay, there’s no use denying it. I f*****g love Emilia Clarke. Her smile and the way she laughs is just so mesmerizing, though we don’t get to see a lot of that on the TV show lol
She’s a pure Goddess in real life and on Game of Thrones too, so I just cannot imagine her character Daenerys dying. I would be broken, if they do that.
Not to mention, she’s the only sensible choice as a central protagonist. Daenerys is vital to the plot. She is responsible for the melting of The Wall, and the return of the dragons.
It is entirely possible that her character will remain alive, but surely the writers of the TV show won’t grant her an enchanted ending, hence the demise of Jon Snow. Makes sense, right?
(Fingers crossed. Please don’t kill her off)
Sam is the Promised Prince Who Will Fulfill the Prophecy
In George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”, there was a legendary figure known as “Azor Ahai”, who fought against [the darkness] with a red sword.
A man who “arose to give courage to the race of men and lead the virtuous into battle with his blazing sword Lightbringer”. There is speculation that Sam could very well be a secret Targaryen.
Based on the prophecy, Azor Ahai will be born again to wake dragons out of stone, when the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers.
Since Sam is the child of Elia Martell and Rhaegar, smuggled away later by Varys and taken care by the faithful Tarlys, who’s to say that he is the promised prince?
Melisandre (the Red Priestess) Will Return with an Army
This one may seem a bit obvious to many, but I can definitely see Melisandre returning with an army to fight the white walkers. This is because of her not-so-subtle threat at the end of the Season Seven to Varys.
She announced that she’d be returning one last time. “I have to die in this strange country, just like you.” It was a goosebumps moment that paved the way for us fans to know that she will be returning.
Considering that Melisandre has always believed in Daenerys’ cause and they will be converging in Volantis, it is also safe to assume that she will team up with Kinvara.
As you probably do know, Volantis is guarded by a massive army called the “Fiery Hand”. So, an army that follows a fire God definitely sounds useful in a battle against undead ice monsters!
Old Characters like Ned Stark Might Make a Comeback
In an early report from the set of Season Eight, EW claimed to see a number of old characters from the TV show. So, there is a good chance of seeing some familiar faces leading to the war.
Out of all the characters, Ned Stark sounds like quite an unexpected entry. Besides, it won’t be the first time that a characters returns after dying.
The Mountain, Beric Dondarrion, The Hound, Jon Snow, and in the books, Catelyn Stark were all resurrected. Now, you may think that wasn’t Ned’s head severed from his body?
But, here is a thought: what if that wasn’t actually Ned Stark?
The Night King Will Attack Karhold and Last Hearth First
If you’ve been watching GoT for a while, you probably know that the Westeros people do not burn their dead. Considering that the Night King is already heading towards the North, there is a chance of the army growing even larger.
This will grant the Night King the ability to attack Karhold and Last Hearth first, just like Jon stated on the season seven premiere. “If they breach the Wall, the first two castles in their path are Last Hearth and Karhold,”
These Umber and Karstark castles are currently only being overseen by the young Ned Umber and Alys Karstark, so there is a high probability of them failing. After the two castles fall, I can see Night King setting his sights on Winterfell for an attack!
Jaime Heads to Winterfell, Dying a Martyr
There are many theories about Jaime dying in the last season of Game of Thrones. We all know that his arc has been one of the strongest in the series.
He started off as an incestuous violent, sociopath slowly blossoming into a noble knight. So, I can definitely expect him doing a heroic deed or two in Winterfell.
We might also get a chance to see him and three-eyed Raven “Bran” reuniting, which will be a pleasant conversation to see. When the Night King attacks Winterfell, I can also see Jaime and Brienne fighting side by side with their twin Valyrian steel swords.
Jaime might die as a martyr then, or according to another fan theory he might fulfil the Valongar prophecy. The one that says Cersei will die at the hands of the “little brother”.
Considering how Cersei and Jaime often talk about coming into the world together and departing it at the same time, I can see Jaime finally killing his twin sister, before succumbing to his own wounds.
Viserion will Fight Drogon to Death
Named after Daenerys’ brother Viserys, the dragon Viserion resurrected by the Night King will have to face Drogon in a fight to death.
It would make great sense for Drogon to kill Viserion, considering that he killed Viserys in the first season. Regardless, the battle will surely be worth watching.
We might even see Jon Snow riding the Rhaegal to help Drogon into killing Viserion. The character has already proved that he can bond with dragons.
Other Fan Theories and Predictions
- Jon and Arya will finally see each other after their acquaintance in season one.
- Daenerys although infertile may have a surprise pregnancy (an incest baby!).
- A great surprise would be the realization that Tyrion is also a Targaryen.
- Nymeria will return once more with her wolf pack to help fight the White Walkers.
- Melisandre and Varys will both die, just as she said they would at the end of season seven.
- The Hound will see both Sansa and Arya again who have evolved greatly since Sandor.
- Gilly and Sam will learn more about Long Night and Azor Ahai from the stolen Citadel books.
- Some fans believe that BRAN is the NIGHT KING, and he’s the one who built the wall.
- It is entirely possible that despite putting up a great fight the White Walkers win the war!
Wrapping Things Up
If you are looking for ways to watch Game of Thrones, check out our GoT Online and Kodi guides. These should help cord-cutters access all 8 seasons via premium and free sources too! Let me know in the comments below what you think about my predictions and whether my guides proved useful. Have a great day and don’t forget to share this piece with other GoT fanatics!