Game of Thrones Season 8 Theories
Since I’m fairly sure the leaked plot is legit - it’s been pretty accurate up until this point- I’m going to jump ahead and put my bets for Season 8.
1. Sansa won’t be happy about the possible D + J marriage/partnership.
Shipping aside, considering what Sansa has been through to reclaim her home and Dany’s overall attitude about being in control of the Seven Kingdoms, I doubt she’ll be nothing but warm and welcoming to the Dragon Queen.
This could put more tension in her relationship with Jon.
2. Dany will try to convince Jon it’s his duty as a Targaryen to join forces with her.
After being convinced that she is the last of her house, Dany won’t be to happy to find out that there is another with a potentially stronger claim to the throne than she does.
At that point, she could either have Jon killed or marry him to secure her position. Dany does not seem like the type who would kill a good man like Jon so it will most likely be the latter. She probably won’t like the idea of sharing power but it’s a fair compromise.
Given the Targaryen tradition of marrying relatives, she’ll most likely try to convince Jon it’s his duty to marry her and honor his house. Jon will hesitate at first but give in eventually to maintain peace and order.
Jon and Dany might even marry.
3. Jamie will join Jon.
I’m 50/50 on this one. Jamie loves his sister so much he’s putting a blind eye to almost everything she does. But now that the whole of Westeros is in danger, being the decent man he is, he knows the battle with the White Walkers is a more pressing issue than the fight over the Iron Throne.
This could lead him to abandon Cersei and join the rest of the people up north - potentially taking a few Lanister soldiers, Bronn, and a few minor Westerosi lords with him.
4. Cersei won’t like being ignored.
At this point, most people would have realized they’re all going to die unless they defeat the army of the dead - everyone except Cersei.
Not liking the fact that she’s been all but abandoned and ignored, she’ll try to reinstate the fact that she is still the reigning queen of Westeros and she’s in charge.
She could either launch an attack on Jon and Dany or try to foil their battle plans in some other way.
It’s either she realizes it doesn’t mean shit if she’s on the Iron Throne when they’re all fucked or she remains the stubborn woman she is and ignore everybody else.
5. Dany will die
I was pretty sure of this the moment she came out of the flame at Vaes Dothrak and amassed an enormous army with ships and dragons. She’s just too much of an obvious choice for the throne and frankly she’s getting a bit annoying this season.
Dany is a fantastic conqueror but it doesn’t seem like she makes a great leader - not next to someone as level-headed as Jon Snow that is.
My guess is she’ll be killed right before she gets her hands on the throne (possibly by one of her dragons). There was also an interesting theory on how this was foreshadowed in Dany’s vision at the House of the Undying.
In her vision, she was at the throne room in Westeros and it was snowing. She went past the Iron Throne and joined Khal Drogo and her stillborn son on the other side instead.
There’s also another theory that she sacrifices herself to give Jon the power to defeat the White Walkers.
6. Bran might also die :(
Emo!Bran might not last until the end. The Night King has already touched him before and he’s too powerful to leave alive and on the other side of the battle.
I’m not sure when or how, but it seems likely he’ll meet his end as well.
7. Jon will win the Iron Throne (if there’s still a throne to win)
I was also thinking Jamie or Sansa but I’m 60% sure Jon will live this one through.
Jamie doesn’t strike me as the kind of man who wants the throne, not after everything he’s seen and done. As for Sansa, she might still be queen if Jon chooses to ignore a lifetime of seeing her as a sibling and accept the fact that they don’t share the same father after all.
If Dany does die, she seems like the only character left for him to end up with. It’s a good way to unite the north and the south - him being a Targaryen and her being a Stark. It’s also a good way of keeping his word to protect Sansa. Marrying her will make sure she doesn’t end up with some lunatic ever again.
8. The Seven Kingdoms will go back to being seven kingdoms
After all the hullabaloo for the Iron Throne, there might not be a throne left to fight for in the end. If Jon does win, he might choose to abolish the system and bring things back to where they were before the Targaryens swooped everything up and made it their own.
It’s a bit poetic - a Targaryen united the Seven Kingdoms and a Targaryen will also be the one to set them free.
At this point, Jon might go back to Winterfel to settle and rebuild the north after taking care of the mess the war left.