So in the end of the Inheritance Cycle, the end of Eragon’s prophecy comes true: he leaves Alagaesia forever and breaks our shipper hearts as he and Arya and now Saphira and Firnen cannot ever be together.
But what we forget is that the prophecy is never as black and white as it seems to be.
In the prophecy Angela gave Eragon in Teirm, she says that a family member will betray him. Eragon then assumes it’s Roran because he is the only family he has. Later on, it’s revealed to be Murtagh as he strips him of Zar’roc.
So here’s the new loophole: Angela gave that prophecy to Eragon the farm boy, Eragon Son of None. It’s Eragon Bromson, Leader of the Dragon Riders who is left. Eragon the farm boy left Alagaesia forever once Eragon realized he could not go back to that life he had before.
ERAGON COULD HAVE STAYED.
Eragon and Arya could have had the ending they deserved. Roran could have his entire family together. Murtagh could have his brother.
But again in this line of thinking we’re forgetting something else: