Here is my interpretation of Tywin Lannister’s death in Game of Thrones.
Here is my interpretation of Tywin Lannister’s death in Game of Thrones.
I heard an interesting theory regarding Bran Stark and the Night King. Some people think that Bran Stark and the Night King are one and the same, which sounds insane, but I think I know how that can happen. When Bran Stark became the three-eyed raven, he became all-seeing and all-knowing with the power to not only see the past, present, and future, but also the ability to insert his presence throughout time. While training with the original three-eyed raven (Bloodraven AKA Brynden Rivers), Bran was warned if he wandered too long in time he would never return. What if Bran some time does this in the Dawn Age long before the Long Night and his essence became trapped in the past? He would have then been captured by the Children of the Forest, who could have sensed his presence due to their own greenseers. They would then turn him into a weapon against the First Men: the first White Walker and future Night King. By turning Bran into a White Walker, the Children would inadvertently amplify his magic. Because Bran can see the past, present, and future, he would come to realize that Westeros would be doomed to a constant state of war, conquest, and corruption. To solve this problem, Bran would turn himself into a common enemy for the people of Westeros to unite against. If this is so, Bran’s methods may seem cruel and questionable, but there is long-term thinking behind his cold madness. To make the Long Night even worse, if Bran and the Night King are one and the same then the people of Westeros are up against an enemy that not only controls cold, darkness, and death, but also knows everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen. The original three-eyed raven said Bran would fly and I think the Night King riding an undead dragon is the culmination of that prophecy. I hope we will get a clear answer to this theory next season.
The moment we have been waiting for years has finally happened: the White Walkers have breached the Wall! The Long Night has returned with a vengeance. The War of the Five Kings is over, but the battle for all of Westeros is about to begin! To make matters worse, the Night King has a dragon on his side. Dragons have been known to amplify magic, which would make the Night King’s magic stronger than ever. Luckily, I think the characters discovered the White Walkers’ weakness: if they can kill the Night King then the Long Night will end. I look forward to the next season even if I have to wait two years for it. Winter is here!
We finally got confirmation tonight that “Jon Snow” is not a bastard at all and is the one true king of the Iron Throne. In addition, we finally got to hear “Jon Snow’s” true name: “Aegon Targaryen”! Apparently, Rhaegar Targaryen annulled his marriage with Elia Martell in favor of Lyanna Stark, which would have made Elia’s children (Aegon and Rhaenys) illegitimate. Therefore, Rhaegar’s first son named Aegon became known as “Aegon Waters” due to being a bastard born in the Crownlands. In the books, this would make “Young Griff” the false Aegon VI and “Jon Snow” the REAL Aegon VI. Therefore, “Jon Snow” is Rhaegar Targaryen’s only legitimate heir and may have the potential to become the king his father never was. Also, we learned that Rhaegar Targaryen never kidnapped and raped Lyanna Stark as everyone was told. In reality, they fell in love and eloped. I can only imagine the political fallout that is going to consume the Seven Kingdoms when everyone finds out that their one true king has been harbored by the Starks all this time.
So far the Lannisters are winning in Season 7 of Game of Thrones, much to my disappointment. The Lannisters managed to destroy Daenerys Targaryen’s allies in Dorne, the Reach, and the Iron Islands as well as stranding her Unsullied in Casterly Rock. Now it looks like the Iron Bank of Braavos may side with the Lannisters, but only if they can pay the Iron Thrones’ debts. If the Iron Bank supports the Lannisters, there would be no stopping them because they would be able to pay for food, weapons, ships, and sellswords. Fortunately, Daenerys has yet to use her dragons and Dothraki, which she is clearly going to use in the next episode.
Right now, Jaime and the Lannister/Tarly army is marching back to King’s Landing with all the gold they plundered from Highgarden, which they plan to use to pay back the Iron Bank. However, that gold will never make it to King’s Landing because the Lannister/Tarly army is going to get ambushed by over one hundred thousand Dothraki backed by a dragon that is the size of a Boeing 747. It has been confirmed through a leak that the Lannister/Tarly army will be annihilated, which not only greatly diminishes the Lannister’s military strength but also prevents them from paying back the Iron Bank.
After this one battle, Daenerys will have achieved a crushing victory over the Lannisters for several reasons. First, with their land army gone, the Lannisters’ only military strength will consist of the garrison at King’s Landing and Euron Greyjoy’s Iron Fleet. Second, without the Highgarden gold to pay back the Iron Bank, the Lannisters will lose their support and the Iron Bank might support Daenerys instead. Third, without any allies from the Reach the people of King’s Landing and what is left of the Lannister’s army will starve especially since winter is here. If Daenerys does defeat the Lannister/Tarly army and intercepts the Highgarden gold, she will greatly cripple the Lannisters’ chances of winning the war to the point in which they cannot recover.
Overall, I am looking forward to the Lannisters getting their butts kicked as they face Robert Baratheon’s greatest fear: fighting the Dothraki on the open field. In addition, they will be the first Westerosi army to fight a dragon in over one hundred years. Up until now, Daenerys has been holding WAY back, but now the kid gloves are coming off next episode as the Lannisters witness the full power of Daenerys Targaryen! Before she died, Olenna Tyrell told Daenerys to be a dragon instead of a sheep if she hopes to rule Westeros. Next episode she will bring the Lannisters FIRE AND BLOOD!
Tonight, I finally got to see Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow meet face to face. Aunt and nephew are reunited and the blood of the dragon is whole again. As their conversation progressed, I saw signs that Jon and Daenerys are meant for each other. Clearly, Jon Snow learned some bad habits from the wildlings by refusing to kneel no matter what. Like real dragons they were at each other’s throats the whole time, but the more they resist one another the more they desire one another. The signs are subtle, but they are there. If they marry it would be very fitting because House Targaryen has been practicing incest for centuries. At the end of their interactions this episode, Daenerys said a line that reminded me of the wildling Ygritte, who was the woman Jon Snow loved, which hints something big is going to happen between the last of the Targaryens. Only time will tell as the Season progresses.
I think I found out how the White Walkers are going to get past the Wall. In the Season 7 opening credits, we got a clue when we saw the Wall. If you look closely, you will see that the ocean on the eastern side of the Wall is completely frozen. Due to this, the White Walkers are not going to attack the Wall directly. Instead they are just going to go around it by crossing the frozen ocean on the eastern side of the Wall. This is similar to what happened in 1940 with the Maginot Line, which was designed to halt the Nazi’s military offensive in France. However, even though the Maginot Line was impregnable, the Nazis simply went around it, which led to the evacuation of Dunkirk. I think the White Walkers are going to take a similar approach with the Wall. This might be one of the reasons why the White Walkers waited until now to reveal themselves. They were not just biding their time to rebuild their strength. They were waiting for a winter that was cold enough to freeze the sea on the east side of the Wall so they can go around it. If the Night’s Watch finds this out, they will be so cross that they defended the Wall ultimately for nothing.