The best rulers are those who don't want to rule.
I think the character of Dany represents that even the people with the best intentions can get lost in their ambitions. When her father was king, he was not always the "Mad King". Something made him that way.
Wow. This is quite a theory. I do, however, believe that this series has to end with a total annihilation of the White Walkers. Why? Because we are humans theoretically descended from the people we are reading about and White Walkers no longer exist.
If your theory is correct, I think Bran would be a more likely candidate as he has the Stark name and birthright. He also has the traditional Stark power of warging, something Jon does NOT have.
I wonder what is happening with those babies. Are they getting older? It seems strange to want to change babies into White Walkers unless they can grow up or have some meaning to the army.
I had my own theory above, but an alternate theory could also be that Jon is Azor Ahai and Dany is Nissa Nissa (Mhysa Mhysa sounds very similar). So Dany is willingly sacrificed in the end to save humanity.
Don't quite know where to go with that, but I think it could be a possible ending.
Oh! One more thought. I believe Dany is clearly Azor Ahai, but I also believe that just because she defeats the White Walkers does not make her fit to rule all Seven Kingdoms. She will grow to be more and more tyrannical until the "good" must be defeated as "evil" (much as the White Walkers were created to PROTECT the Children of the Forest and instead ended up destroying them.
Whoa!! You definitely called it on the revenge. Nice predicting!!
I think Theon will redeem himself. I agree that there was nothing he could have done and saving himself was the wisest course of action. I do believe he has a greater role to play in the future.
Arya is heading North.
Nymeria was shown to represent how all of the people and creatures involved have been changed by years of warfare. She is not the same wolf she was. Nor is Arya. In Episode 3, we see that Sansa and Bran have drastically changed as well.
This is where the Game of Thrones writing excels. I felt that the meeting between Jon and Dany was exactly as it should have been. They do not know each other and are right to be wary. We, as viewers, can see that they are natural allies, but they have no way of knowing.
They also did a very good job of showing the weaknesses of the "good guys". Dany is arrogant and unwilling to listen to others. Jon is naive and doesn't mince words (although both weaknesses could also be considered strengths).
I think we will have a dead dragon in the very near future. Dany is far to assured of her own success, even in the face of consistent losses.
I do hope the North is not left to defend itself against the White Walkers alone. They need help and they will not receive it until Dany takes her eye off of the Iron Throne and turns it towards the North.
Fortunately, we see she has a pattern of doing the right thing instead of the expeditious one.
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