A leaked photo from Season 7 of Game of Thrones was released. It shows just how big Daenerys’ dragon Drogon will be this season. Apparently, Drogon grows to the size of a Boeing 747, which is about the same size as Balerion the Black Dread, the largest and mightiest of the Targaryen dragons. I cannot wait to see the carnage and mayhem Drogon will unleash upon the Lannisters and their remaining allies especially since Winter is here!



I have been thinking about House Stark lately and I have grown to respect them in a very extreme way. The reason for this is because no matter what happened to them their bloodline refused to die. After tragedy after tragedy, the Starks always find a way to endure. Lord Rickard Stark and Brandon Stark were murdered by the Mad King and Lyanna Stark died giving birth. Bran Stark was crippled, Benjen Stark became undead, Ned Stark lost his head, Robb Stark was murdered at the Red Wedding, Jon Snow was killed in a mutiny and later resurrected, and Rickon Stark was murdered by Ramsay Snow. Despite all of those tragedies and all of their hardships, House Stark always found a way to survive. I think in the end their bloodline will still survive the hardships to come whether if the bloodline in question is legitimate, illegitimate, male, or female. The Starks are like cockroaches because you cannot truly kill their lineage, which is a fitting feature for one of the oldest living dynasties in Westeros. Based on everything that is happening in the War of the Five Kings, the Starks will ultimately outlive the Lannisters, which would give them the last laugh.



I realized that Jon Snow is not like any other king in Game of Thrones. Unlike his Targaryen and Stark ancestors, Jon Snow was not born and raised into kingship. He had to work hard from the ground up to get to where he is. Also, while all the other monarchs (like the Lannisters) rose to power through treachery, Jon Snow rose to power the honest way by winning the love and loyalty of those around him. While every other monarch was focused on their own interests and craved power, Jon Snow has no desire for power, puts everyone else before himself, sees the big picture everyone else is blind to, and has what it takes to make the tough calls no one else is willing to make. Jon Snow’s rise to power reminds me of William the Conqueror because like Jon William was a bastard and had to work hard to become the Duke of Normandy and later King of England.



Since Jon Snow’s parentage was confirmed, people have been wondering if he is truly a bastard. Personally, I would say he is legitimate for a number of reasons. To begin with, even though Jon’s father Rhaegar Targaryen was already married to Elia Martell Targaryens have been known to perform polygamous marriages in the past. Aegon the Conqueror had two wives while Maegor the Cruel had six. Due to this, it is very likely that Rhaegar rekindled this Targaryen tradition and took Lyanna Stark as his second wife. Therefore, Rhaegar would have married one girl from the south and another from the north. Also, if Jon Snow was truly a bastard, Rhaegar would not have bothered to have the best of the Kingsguard (including Ser Arthur Dayne) protect a common bastard. As a result of these factors, I think Jon Snow is a legitimate Targaryen and the true heir to the Iron Throne, but he doesn’t know it yet. Therefore, his real last name would be Targaryen instead of Snow and he would secretly be known as the Dragon of Winterfell. The question is whether or not Jon Snow will find out who he truly is and how he and House Stark in general would react. What do you think?



I have a strong suspicion about Jon Snow’s identity. If you watch the clip of his birth and read Lyanna Stark’s lips, you will see that it is heavily implied that “Jon Snow” isn’t Jon’s real name. Being the child of a Targaryen, it is likely his real name is a Targaryen one like Aegon, Aerys, Baelor, or Viserys. Personally, I hope his real name is Aemon like Maester Aemon. Rhaegar was close with Maester Aemon and communicated with him frequently through raven messages. Because they were so close, it is likely that Rhaegar named Jon after Aemon. If Jon reclaims his birthright and accepts his true heritage, then he would be the first Targaryen king named Aemon to rule the Iron Throne. I look forward to finding out if this suspicion comes true next season.



As Season 7 of Game of Thrones draws closer, I realize that this season could depict the third and final phase of the War of the Five Kings. The map above shows the current factions in the War of the Five Kings. We have Daenerys Targaryen (RED) controlling the Reach and Dorne, Cersei Lannister (PURPLE) controlling the Westerlands, Riverlands, Crownlands, and Stormlands, Euron Greyjoy (YELLOW) controlling the Iron Islands, Petyr Baelish (GREEN) controlling the Vale while giving support to House Stark in the meantime, Jon Snow (GRAY) controlling the North, and the White Walkers (BLACK) controlling the lands Beyond the Wall. I have studied numerous leaked photos and plot lines and I have a pretty good prediction of the final outcome of the War of the Five Kings.

Everyone thought the War of the Five Kings ended with the Red Wedding, but the hard truth is that the Red Wedding only ended the first phase of the war. Also, in a war of five kings there is only one inevitable outcome: the last king standing gets it all. The Lannisters and their allies may have weakened House Stark and Renly Baratheon may have died, but as long as Stannis Baratheon and Balon Greyjoy were still active, the Lannisters did not win anything yet.

The second phase of the War of the Five Kings started during the death of King Joffrey and ascension of King Tommen. This phase saw the annihilation of Stannis Baratheon and his faction as well as the death of Balon Greyjoy. These deaths saw the end of the original five kings at the start of the war, but also saw the rise of new ones to take their place. After Balon Greyjoy’s death, his younger brother became the new King of the Iron Islands and kept his faction alive in defiance of the Iron Throne.

The third and final phase of the War of the Five Kings has started with the death of King Tommen and ascension of Queen Regnant Cersei Lannister. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, House Stark returned with Jon Snow as King in the North. In addition, easily the most powerful faction in the whole war, Daenerys Targaryen has entered the conflict.

Based on the leaked photos and plot lines, I have a strong suspicion that the remaining four factions will combine into two factions and battle one another in the final round for the Iron Throne. It has been heavily implied that Cersei Lannister will join forces with Euron Greyjoy while Daenerys Targaryen joins forces with Jon Snow. This would be a battle of beasts that pits the wolf of Winterfell and the dragon of Dragonstone against the lion of Casterly Rock and the kraken of Pyke. Since the War of the Five Kings is based on the War of the Roses, it would be fitting for this last clash to be the Game of Thrones version of the Battle of Bosworth Field, which ended the War of the Roses and installed a stable monarchy. Whoever wins this final battle will be the official winners of the War of the Five Kings and unite the Seven Kingdoms against the White Walkers when the Wall is breached. I look forward to finding out if my prediction is correct and I cannot wait for next season. Winter is here!