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Old 08-28-2017, 03:27 PM   #47
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Okay, first of all... GET HYPE, CLEGANEBOWL CONFIRMED!!!!!!!


Now that that's out of the way...

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My season 8 predictions (*spoilers*... maybe):

* Cersei miscarries. Almost right off the bat. Goes into a rage. "Nothing left to lose" mode.
Agreed. It is known. Cersei has sunk so low, showing herself willing to commit all sorts of evils to keep her position, that she doesn't deserve something as sweet and innocent as a newborn babe. No dice.

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* Theon almost certainly dies rescuing his sister or during the escape.
Yeah, there's no way his mission is 100% successful. Maybe he at least makes it inside whereever Yara is being held, and she sees that he's regained some sense of self and is seeking redemption, but then they both die. That's pretty close to a win in the Game of Thrones playbook.

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* Jon Snow has "the talk" with Sam and Bran. Mind is blown. Maybe he keeps this under his hat for a while, though, at least from Daenerys.
Yeah, that's gonna be difficult for him to process. Their are some funny videos of Kit and Emilia talking about how their characters may potentially react to the news of their familial relationship.


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* Jaime joins up with the combined Unsullied/Dothraki/North army just in time for the big battle. Brienne and Tyrion all vouch for him, that he's not just some mole.
Something pretty close to this. He's nowhere near the fighter he used to be now that he's lost his dominant hand, but he still has a mind for strategy and would hopefully be welcome into Dany's war council if Tyrion can convince her that he is simply trying to be on the side of the living.

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* The great big White Walker battle. Lots of death. At some point, though, Jon (or someone) gets through to the Night King. We learn they want something other than just to wipe out the living. A truce/understanding (or something) is struck. Or maybe Daenerys kills the Night King and becomes the Night Queen to control all the army of the undead!
Nah, I really don't think the White Walkers want anything other than total death and destruction of the living. And then there's a theory that hypothesizes that Bran, warging back in time through the weirwood net, gets trapped in the body of the man seen tied down by the Children, and becomes the first Other, the Night King. He's lived years and years longer than any of the other main characters at this point, by virtue of having "reviewed the tapes" recorded by all the weirwood trees.

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* Tyrion turns out to be a Targaryen, rides the other dragon at a critical moment.
I do think he has some Targaryen blood in him, and I do hope to see him ride a dragon. But I'm afraid that may not happen now, since the Night King killed one of Dany's dragons and I think Jon is more likely the destined rider of Rhaegal, it being named after Jon's father. There's a very interesting theory that Tyrion is actually a chimera, sharing DNA from both Tywin and the Mad King Aerys (which actually does a pretty good job of explaining why Tyrion looks so incredibly bizarre in the books, which the show didn't choose to go with) or that Tyrion is metaphorically a manticore, stating that he is secretly Oberyn's bastard son, who is secretly Aerys' bastard son. I can see it going either way.

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* On their return back south, here's the big Lannisters vs. everybody that's left battle. It looks bad but... here comes the Night King (or Daenerys as the Night Queen!) and the White Walkers to help!
* During the battle, Daenerys goes a little too nuts. All that stuff they keep repeating over all the seasons about, "I'm NOT like my father, the Mad King!" turns out to be foreshadowing for, well, her becoming exactly like her father, the Mad King, and then she starts wiping out even Lannister civilians, children and all. She has to be stopped, but the Dothraki and Unsullied remain loyal to her... so they all become the enemy.
* If Daenerys becomes the Night Queen, Jorah or Jaime will be the one to kill her.
* Cersei gives up the crown willingly after, #1) Learning/growing a lot from recent events, #2) Hearing and acknowledging his right to the throne, leaving Jon Snow the King at King's Landing. Maaaybe even takes him as her husband... but that seems super weird. But maybe they're going for super weird.
All of this I hope is so wrong I'm not even going to address it point-by-point I hope that the whole Mad Queen like her daddy thing was just a feint, as I want Dany to be the Good Queen Come to Save Everyone, but we'll see I guess. I think Jamie is destined to kill Cersei when he realizes she's a spiteful **** with no intention of allying herself with the rest of humanity to fight against the threat of the undead. The final nail in the coffin will be some evil act she commits after her miscarriage.

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* Sansa becomes officially the Queen of the North.
The best I'm hoping for is she is acknowledged as Lady of Winterfell and Warden of the North, and is allowed proper rule of the land, regardless of whether she marries or not.

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* Arya has a final visit from the faceless man Jaqen. Turns out he's been with her since the beginning, even using the face/name of Syrio Forel when he trained her during season 1.
I can't see that happening, just because Arya was mad disrespectful to the whole Faceless cult, and they probably don't take too kindly to that. The best I can see is Jaqen just letting Arya go her own way in Westeros, far from the Faceless Ones' domain. *shrugs* who knows though


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* Happy ending for Tormund and Brienne. Probably.
I definitely hope so, at least.

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* At least one more big time loop thing with Bran. I want the "Bran = Bran the Builder" theory to be true, but I don't know. Maybe he is the one that whispers in the Mad King's ear in the past, at least. *shrug*
I think Bran has a few more things to mess up in the past, it's his main deal at this point.

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Whatever happens, it won't just be as simple as... you know, Jon and Daenerys fight and defeat Night King, then go and fight and beat Cersei with her surprise reinforcements and probable surprise reinforcements for Daenerys (Daario does have to show up at some point, though... I expect "the Han Solo Save" at some point with him, no matter what happens, with the leftover armies Daenerys left across the sea), cue the happy ending. No way. Martin said the end will be "bittersweet."

I've also read compelling theories about "Arya was killed by the Waif, and the Waif has been masquerading as Arya ever since," but I don't think so. There is no good reason the Waif would bother to get revenge on Walder Frey.
I'm pretty up-in-the-air as far as what I expect to be the ultimate outcome of everything. I can't help but think of all the book plots that the show has trimmed away, which have huge effects on the book story. I'm content to just ride with whatever D&D come up with, knowing that the books will be richer and more complex.

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Sansa convicted him, Arya executed him.

What some of you consider "nothing" I consider actual character work.
The show started with the two of them as little girls hating each other for either not following the rules at all, or for following them too closely.

They've both grown, matured, and come into their own as women and I for one was pleased as freakin' punch to see them unite at the end of this season.
Agreed, while undeniably some parts of their characters' interactions were unrealistic, I think as a whole their arc this season was a good one and I enjoyed it. It really does a good job of showing how far they've come, and the unique skill sets each one has acquired.

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I also kind of love pretty much any scene that involved the Hound, especially his interactions with Brieanne (they both admire their adorable little murder-ball in common, Arya) and Tormond ('the giant blonde woman almost killed me.' 'lucky! I wish she would almost kill me...')
Ya, seeing Brienne and the Hound catch up was great.

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My predictions for the next season are this:

- Cersei isn't coming off that Throne willingly. It's literally the only thing she has left now that Jamie has abandoned her for the greater fight up north.
So she's going to cling to it, and the kid she's carrying, as tightly as possible.
Most definitely. She'll have a "you can come and pry it from my cold, dead fingers" mentality about the whole situation, which seems very fitting, considering
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