Some may say Game of Thrones to be an over glorification of deaths, gore, nudity and other touchy subjects, however, it is much more than that. It’s rich backstory, interesting characters and compelling story have amassed a pretty big fan base.These are the fans that comb over every episode to find some kind of clue about what will happen next.They make dozens of theories about what they find and this is one of them.
Redditor razobak09 posted a theory that claims that the deaths shown on screen are presented as an homage to how they lived, especially the way they have harmed their enemies.Examples include, “Ned Stark used his greatsword Ice to behead the Night’s Watchman; he was beheaded with his own sword. Joffrey gave the command to execute Ned; he was killed in a way that took away his ability to speak.”
“Tywin ordered the Red Wedding, where numerous Stark men were killed by crossbow-wielding musicians; he was killed by a crossbow. Roose Bolton killed Robb Stark with a knife to the heart; he was killed by a knife to the heart. Walder Frey ordered Catelyn Stark’s throat cut at the end of the Red Wedding; he had his throat cut by Arya.”
“Ramsay Bolton was fond of feeding people to his hounds; he was fed to his own hounds. The Sand Snakes were each killed in a way that mirrored their own style: Nymeria was strangled by her own whip, Obara was impaled with her own spear, and Tyene was killed by her favorite poison. Olenna Tyrell killed Joffrey with poison; she was executed with poison.”
“Littlefinger betrayed Ned Stark by putting a knife to his throat, and the Valyrian Catspaw Dagger was used in the attempt to have Bran Stark assassinated, which he intentionally blamed on the Lannisters, sparking the Lannister-Stark conflict. He was executed by having his throat cut by the Valyrian Catspaw Dagger.”
Other people joined the discussion with their contributions, expanding the list greatly.If you need more proof, here it is: “Jon killing his Night’s Watch brother Qhorin Halfhand; he was later killed by his Night’s Watch brothers. Ygritte killed many people with arrows; she was killed with an arrow.”
“Arya killed Polliver in the same fashion. Lysa Arryn loved throwing people through the Moon Door; she was shoved through the Moon Door. The One True King Stannis the Mannis killed his brother by way of his female assistant; he was later killed by his brother’s female assistant.”
“Lastly, Tywin gave Tyrion sh*t his entire life, literally making him in charge of all the sewers of Casterly Rock; Tyrion killed him on the sh*tter.”
GoT has a kind of love for poetic justice, but the most interesting is that now if this theory holds up, we can predict how our beloved characters will bite the dust.If we take Cersei for example, who created a massacre with wildfire, could she go out in flames in the future also? Dragon flames anyone?
All we can do at the moment is wait for the next season of Game of Thrones, the six episodes set to reach HBO either late 2018 or early 2019.