GAME OF THRONES came to a dramatic conclusion earlier this year, but fans of the HBO series are still theorising how the show could have ended differently and finding clues to explain certain characters’ behaviour in the final series. Now, one fan has revealed the Night King may have been behind Daenerys Targaryen’s decision to burn King’s Landing.
Not all Game of Thrones fans were pleased with the final season of the HBO series and ever since the show’s dramatic finale, many fans have come up with alternative theories to explain some of the characters’ shocking decisions.
Daenerys Targayen (played by Emilia Clarke) shocked fans when she chose to ignore King’s Landing cry of surrender after spending the earlier seasons freeing slaves from their rulers.
While there may have been a few clues along the way which hinted at the possibility of Daenerys turning into the Mad Queen, many viewers were still surprised to see Daenerys turn against everything she believed in in order to sit on the iron throne.
Now, one fan has theorised there may have been a different reason behind Daenerys decision to burn King’s Landing, and has detailed a few changes to the final season which would would explain the reasoning.
Reddit user Zylorarchy began: “The Dead still lose in Winterfell but retreat when the Night King realises how vulnerable he really is after many of the White Walkers are killed resulting in significant losses to the army (but not total).
“Viserion still dies (presumably killed by one of the other dragons in this instance).
“Bran informs the Starks and Dany that to win the Great War the Night King is now marching his army straight to Kings Landing which would guarantee a victory for the Dead, because (A) A million people added to the Army of the Dead would make them virtually unstoppable (as well as the dead in the city which would come to “life”), and (B) the Dragons beneath the Red Keep would rise again on the side of the Night King as skeletal nightmares against Dany, her dragons, and the Living.”
“A raven is sent to Kings Landing requesting they evacuate and destroy the dragon remains (which Cersei obviously ignores),” they add.
The fan continues to explain that Bran Stark (Issac Hempstead-Wright) would have warned those around him about the dangers of allowing the Night King to reach King’s Landing.
However Daenerys would realise her army and the Northern armies were too badly wounded to defend the city.
“Thus the only solution to this is for Daenerys to deny the “resources” of Kings Landing to the Night King. Instead of madness, this is a tragic sacrifice to deny the Army of the Dead an unstoppable force which would destroy the Living entirely (a line from Bran would say that even before death burning a body means it cannot rise again),” continued Reddit user Zylorachy.
“The final episode would then be a climatic clash between the last of the Dead and the Living in which the Night King (and all his forces), are finally destroyed.”
Despite this fan detailing a number things that would have needed to have happened for this theory to work, Daenerys may have come to the conclusion the Night King wanted to seize the city on her own.
Viewers watched as the Night King shattered into glass after a fatal blow by Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), but could Daenerys have feared that the Night King would find a way to return?
Perhaps she thought the only way to save the city was to burn it the ground rather than millions of people joining the army of the dead.
Meanwhile has Sansa Stark’s (Sophie Turner) role in Cersei Lannister’s (Lena Headey) death been revealed?
One fan believes Sansa used the lessons she had from Cersei to take revenge on her.
Reddit user QueenSalsaFan theorised: “I think it is Sansa, she said to Olenna about Joff’s true nature that convinced her to kill Joff and as consequences of it Tyrion kills Tywin.
“Also, in the books, Jaime turns away from Cersei to help find Sansa with Brienne. She takes from her, her firstborn, her father, her brother/lover.
“P.S prophecy not said young queen but young and more beautiful.”