Game of Thrones fans have been experiencing a dry spell for the longest time, so naturally, whenever there’s a new report of Game of Thrones spoilers, fans eat them up like a bag full of Halloween candy. But the latest reports about Game of Thrones spoilers suggest that some of them are not only fake, they’re deliberately so in order to throw off fans.
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First, let’s discuss some of the Game of Thrones spoilers that might be fake, as revealed by Bustle. One of the biggest spoilers that are in question, according to the site, is the reunion between Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington). Even though “leaked” photos suggest that these two fan favorites will be meeting for the first time during the penultimate season of the show, Bustle is quick to remind us that last year, Game of Thrones producers deliberately leaked photos of different actors in costumes and scenes that ended up not making it onto the show. In addition, Bustle also pointed out that if the so-called “leaks” were true, the producers would have sought retaliation against the reputed “mole” in the camp.
Entertainment Weekly is another site that warns fans to be wary of some Game of Thrones spoilers. Pointing out that the cast and crew are known for playing elaborate pranks, both on one another and on fans, the site also reminds us that last season, Tyrion Lannister’s ex-girlfriend (who was killed in a previous season) was photographed on-set in full costume. This led fans to speculate that she was, somehow, coming back to the show — and of course, it turned out not to be the case.
In addition, Entertainment Weekly points out that the reason many of these “fake spoilers” are released is to keep fans guessing. When enough spoilers are out there — both true and false — it’s easy to get confused about which spoilers are real, and which spoilers are fake. So does that mean that all the spoilers out there are fake?
The answer as to which Game of Thrones spoilers you should believe, according to Culturess, is none of them. Of course, there are some that are more likely to happen than others — for example, it’s more likely that Daenerys and Jon Snow will get an Ice Dragon than it is that Khal Drogo will come back from the dead, especially considering Drogo was immolated on a pyre — but overall, Culturess warns fans to temper excitement with common sense.
In addition, fans need to remember that the remaining seasons of the show will be “off book” — in other words, because there’s no source material from George R.R. Martin to go by, it’s going to be very difficult to predict where, exactly, the story will go from here. Previous reports have indicated that Martin will be finished with the latest A Song of Ice and Fire book before the latest season premiered, however, Martin indicated that various setbacks have made that an impossibility.
This may upset some book fans — especially if they’re purists, meaning that they want the series to remain 100 percent true to the books — but it may also create a new, interesting series that Martin’s book fans may not have thought of, previously.
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