‘Game Of Thrones’ Theories Emerge Ahead of Finale — Jon Targaryen Confirmed?

As the fifth season of Game of Thrones draws to a close, a bumper crop of theories have hit the internet. Are we in for major deaths? Will Jon Snow finally be revealed to be Jon Targaryen? Is Lady Stoneheart on the horizon? Will winter finally come? Let’s explore some of the more prevalent theories.

The Death of Margery Tyrell

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, last week’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Gift,” saw Margery Tyrell finally drop her carefully-crafted kind-hearted public persona. While no Game of Thrones character is above schemes to serve their own ends, such an ugly display has never been seen from Queen Margery. That fact has some fans wondering if Margery’s final punishment will be death. In the source books, Margery Tyrell is alive and awaiting trial. Game of Thrones isn’t likely to move so slowly, but it doesn’t mean that, whatever her fate, we will see it play out this season.

Return to the Iron Islands

Game of Thrones fan website Watchers on the Wall obtained a copy of the casting notice for Game of Thrones Season 6. One description in particular piqued interest.

Pirate, man in his 40’s to late 50’s. He’s ‘an infamous pirate who has terrorized seas all around the world. Cunning, ruthless, with a touch of madness.’ He’s a dangerous-looking man. A very good part this season.”

Watchers on the Wall theorized that the pirate is Euron Greyjoy, uncle of Theon Greyjoy. If that’s the case, that would mean that Balon Greyjoy, who ought to have died sometime in Season 2, will meet his end either near the end of Season 5 or in Season 6. In the novels, Euron Greyjoy sends an emissary to court Daenerys Targaryen. This could mean that the Iron Born will be major players in Season 6 and bring the Mother of Dragons to Westeros for the first time in the series.

Jon Targaryen

The subject of Jon Snow’s parentage has been in question since the first season of Game of Thrones, but Season 5 has brought it back to the forefront a few times. As reported by the Atlantic, Stannis Baratheon made note of how uncharacteristic it was for Ned Stark to have fathered a bastard, and Petyr Baelish revealed back story to Sansa Stark which suggests that the story Robert Baratheon told of Rhaegar’s abduction of Lyanna Stark may not have been as clear as we’d been led to believe. There’s no way of knowing how Jon Targaryen could change the course of Westerosi history, but it may be as simple as one more person to ride Daenerys’ dragons in the end.

Mother Mercy

The title of Season 5’s final episode, “Mother’s Mercy,” has launched a flurry of internet theories. Mother’s Mercy was mentioned in “The Gift” as the punishment for a confessor to crimes against the faith. Therefore, the title could point to Cersei Lannister’s walk of penance. The situation at The Wall has become increasingly dangerous for Gilly and baby Sam, so the mercy could point to a decision she makes. There is one theory that is more far fetched, but has fans excited. In the appendix of A Feast of Crows, Mother Mercy is listed as an alias of Lady Stoneheart. Of course, everyone involved has sworn that Lady Stoneheart will not appear in Game of Thrones, but fans can continue to hope.

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