Sunday, June 21, 2015
This post is dark and full of spoilers..With the shocking conclusion of Game of Thrones S5, TV Series Fans and Book Fans are now on equal ground now that the books and Series has overlapped - somewhat. The TV series has no more references to continue on Season 6, or do they?
People are pretty much worried as to what will happen now that there is no more source material. I'd say that's a pretty bleak analogy/view of it. I can tell you that there are still aspects of the books that have not been shown in the TV Series.
Just some sort of a disclaimer: I'm more of a TV series watcher + Wikia reader person so I'm lazy or my attention span is really limited when I hold a book (though most books I finish are self help ones and rarely some fiction-story ones.
I'm breaking a rule here that I've set for myself. And that is not to get emotionally attached to fiction (or fictional characters - cause I'm supposed to be a grown up). But right now, to hell with that! So this is just my take into the whole crazy world of fire and ice.
First things first, in order for all these theories and predictions to work the current set up of the books and TV series has to continue in terms of "Time." I don't know about you but the 'sense of time' in the books and all the more in the series is pretty "messed up." Basically, it is difficult to tell time in that world, so I'm counting on that to make the predictions work. So, here we go:
Dead or dying; even if Brienne showed some mercy, the wounds he has will still kill him
We start off in some swampy area with a pile of bodies. A man approaches an sees wolves, and a big wolf. The man calls out for more Men to dive them away.
Brotherhood without Banners
A group of men finds a familiar figure among the dead. The body is taken to Thoros of Myr and Beric Dondarrion, which leads to the appearance of..
Catelyn Stark / Lady Stoneheart
We will follow her story, her plans of vengeance, her memories and whatever. It will be a good mirroring journey of Arya and her Mom (kind-of). Also, she could cross paths again with Brienne and Sansa. That should make things really awkward.
We will see the blind Arya being tested more by them Faceless Men, which means Blind Beth, Cat of the Cannals and other personas she has taken!! Warging, missions and assassinations!
Okay, that's not enough to fill the whole season so what else is there?
"All men must die," but they never said anything about staying dead. No John Snow on Season 6 but maybe Season 7? Or we could get a development at the season finale.
More direwolves please! So if Nymeria shows up through Arya's warging dreams (just like what happened to Bran once befoe), Ghost can be Jon's subsitute - wandering, stalking from a distance the watcher's of the wall.
Melisandre and Davos Seaworth
Davos witnesses the stabbing of John Snow, being a righteous man with no lord to serve, he drags John's body out of there and hides it. Then he asks the Melisandre for help. They somehow decided to leave, got out, and seek the Wildlings for aid.
Things have been rough for them south of the Wall. Some settle near and others in the abandoned castles of the wall. The remaining elders meet with Davos and Melisandre regarding the fate of John Snow, of course the Red Priestess demands a sacrifice to bring John back. It is up to Davos to convince the Wildlings (and maybe with the Help of that Cool Giant together with Tormund Giantsbane) to follow the instructions of the Red Priestess, somehow to revive John Snow (I'm guessing it will be too boring/easy if Jon gets revived like Beric or Catelyn and sacrifice is her thing ahahah).
We will probably see some weird stuff happen between the current Khal and Daenerys. Either they saw her riding her dragon and have come to worship or become her bloodriders or Khal Jhaqo (or the series can totally go south and use another Khal) will take her as his Khaleesi.
She is captured by the Dothraki and effectively sidelined for the time being. We will probably find some familiar scenario of our Khaleesi being 'bedded' by Jhaqo, then she kills him mid 'you know.' Before Drogon strolls in again, only bigger this time, like a boss. Khaleesi mounts Drogon and off they go. Dothraki admire strength to a fault
Drogon the Black Dragon
Eats more and gets bigger. Yaaaay! Oh and sweeps Dany off her feet when she's in a pinch.
Jorah Mormont and Daario Naharis
Travelling by horseback, there is bound to be some interesting conversation between the two, perhaps even some friction as well. Jorah will be found out to have Greyscale.
Reek/Theon Greyjoy and Sansa Stark
They escaped, yey! They are falling, Nooo! Reek/Theon - has finally found some redemption. Myranda fell and died, Bran fell and became disabled. So, I can only conclude that one of them must die; holding hands, Theon shifts in mid-air to be Sansa's cushion, dies and truly redeems himself. "What is dead may never die."
Roose and Ramsay Bolton
He will get a boy baby! He will be a happy dad in his own way. Until Ramsay snaps. He is a paranoid bastard now that he has a baby (legitimate) brother; Myranda is dead; Reek and Sansa Stark escaped! Imagine a sadistic man getting a lot of bad news - something is gonna snap. He will probably hunt Sansa and Reek down with his hounds first!
He finds Theon's dead body (he smiles, and probably caresses him - because he is sadistic like that) and then off with the hunt. He eventually finds her, tries to contemplate how much of her will he leave behind. Then..
Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne
After fulfilling her primary sworn duty, she leaves the battlefield and finds the damn broken tower with a lit candle from a far. She partially regrets her decision but moves forward anyway. I'd like to think she finds Ramsay and his hunting dogs and decides to tail him which in turn leads her and pod to Sansa.
Since Ramsay likes to monologue with Sansa, this gives Brienne enough time to save the day! We will get a really awesome fight scene with Brienne kicking Ramsay and his men's butt! Ramsay doesn't die but retreats (to die in Brienne's hands is too easy, that bastard needs to suffer). They will try to go to the Vale or end up in the Riverlands while along the way, Sansa asks Brienne to teach her how to fight and wield a sword! That should make things interesting to the ever victim Sansa.
Varys and Tyrion Lannister
The dream team for any "proper" ruler, the imp and the spider get to work and flex their brains by trying to rule Meereen in the absence of Dany. They try but are struggling since Meereen is a different creature compared to Westeros, but are enjoying themselves as they walk through the politics of the ancient city. Call it learning pains.
King's Landing occupy version
Something like that, the Faith of the Seven and the Faith Militant has gotten so much influence that it literally threatens all the nobles and by extension the Crown.
Jaime Lannister, Bronn and Tristane Martell
Technically, they are still within the coast of Dorne and they return to it to bury Myrcella Baratheon. And they all wonder the outcome of this, together with Doran Martell while Bronn together with some Dornish Warriors hunts for the Sand Snakes. They are wondering because whether another War will come and that it will be useless and costly. And would Myrcella want it? Let's leave it at that.
High Sparrow vs. Small Council
Kevan Lannister recognizes the threat of the Faith based on what happened to Cersei and easily convinces the small council or any other lords to somehow suppress the Faith Militant. The High Sparrow reveals his grand plans (that sneaky old fool, Olena was right that he has plans but it is still in line with the Faith!)
King Tommen Baratheon and Cersei Lannister
Depressed little sh*t.. learn's of sister's death (maybe by end of Season)..get's more depressed. Same with Cersei, she wants to go to War, but is pressured by her uncle to think properly. Now Jaime is at Dorne in Myrcella's place and the Faith Militant is giving them more problems now more than ever.
Olena and Margaery Tyrell
Margaery confesses easily, gets her own walk-of-shame but is still beloved by the people, this surprises the High Sparrow. Olena offers assistance to the small council while secretly colluding once again with Littlefinger to kill Kevan and Maester Pycell when during their clash against the Faith Militant.
He is enjoying his position, Lord of the Vale, plotting with Roose Bolton, Olena Tyrell, while also "assisting" the small council in their campaign against the Faith Militant. He later runs off when he learns that Sansa Stark has 'escaped' Winterfell.
Bran Stark and the Last GreenSeer
Bran is exploring the range of his Warging and we will be seeing a lot of visions (past and present), he sees the White Walkers, Wights, Hardhome, Jon's stabbing perhaps, riverlands, basically a lot while the GreenSeer says some mentor-riddle-like advise that Bran is suppose to figure out. A some sort of training arc like that of Arya's.
Direwolf summer is doing scouting duties while being controlled by Bran Stark.
Osha, Rickon and Shaggydog
More direwolf this season means shaggydog too! We will see what they are up to, I want to be surprised as to what they are up to (comic relief in GoT? I'm curious).
Meera Reed and Leaf
Meera is hunting to provide food as well as bonding and learning with the so-called last Child of the Forrest, Leaf.
Hodor: "Hodor" Hodor... Hodor. Hodor-Hodor~Hodor (Hodor) [Hodor] Hodor; Hodor, Hodor? Hodor!
The Nights Watch and White Walkers
Climate Change just came knocking on the door, I mean wall. Winter has come! A horn has been sounded..is it a Crow? another horn is heard..wildings! and then a third one.. Although there is only a mounted White Walker Scout with a spear, the Night's Watch jaws fall to the ground. They better be regretting stabbing Jon Snow by now.
There's still going to be some skin shown (if you know what I mean), some death of main-stay characters and some awesome fight-encounters as mentioned above. As for a big fight scene or just a big scene, I'm guessing Dany returns riding drogon with that 20,000 or more blood riders, sweeping into Meereen. Take that Sons of the Harpy! And we here a sigh of awe and relief from Team Dany at the Pyramid.
Note: This post is getting too long, please see here for my theories for Jon Snow, Game of Thrones or Winds of Winter in general!
Finally, I am not pretending to know all or have kept up with every fact, other rumor, theories or scrap of evidence in this Fictional World, so feel free to offer your own predictions in the comments section below. ^_^