Daenerys Targaryen did promise to "break the wheel" of each "Game of Thrones" house circling to the top for a brief stint of power. What better way to break that cycle than to break the Iron Throne itself?
The latest "Game of Thrones" theory comes fourth-hand from a GoT fan to GoT alum Jack Gleeson (King Joffrey) to New York Comic-Con to Bustle. Gleeson told the NYCC panel that the theory wasn't a spoiler because he knew literally nothing about what was to come on the HBO show. But here's the idea:
"[A fan] came up with this theory that they told me ... someone's going to like melt down the Iron Throne because it has the Valyrian steel that will overcome the White Walkers. So, I think that's kind of a cool idea — the monarchy is literally dissolved."
"Game of Thrones" fans have the best theories. If you gathered them into a book it would probably be as long as "The Winds of Winter" and we could get it on shelves much faster.
Will the theory happen? Maybe.
The common thread of each Westerosi, highborn or not, is that they are humans threatened with extinction by the White Walkers. It does seem like a very Dany -- or Dany and Jon Snow -- thing to do to melt down the chair as a symbolic gesture that We Are All In This Together and use that symbol of power as a weapon against the one true enemy. And maybe that will be the end of the Iron Throne, with democracy ruling from that point forward. (Let Lyanna Mormont call every vote!) Dany isn't meant to have any heirs, so it might make sense if she is succeeded by The People, rather than another king or queen.
It's just a theory at this point, but what do you think?
"Game of Thrones" is currently shooting Season 7, which will premiere in the summer of 2017, with Season 8 ending the series in (presumably) 2018.
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