1. Jon Snow’s Mother
His blood but not in fact his son? Is he the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna and her Targaryen lover?
2. The Lord of Light and the Other
What does she know?
3. The Chosen One
“He stands before you,” Melisandre declared, “though you do not have the eyes to see it. Stannis Baratheon is Azor Ahai come again, the warrior of fire.” (III.884)
Fans are pretty sure the chosen one isn’t Stannis…
4. The Night’s Watch Oath
There are literal magic swords and horns in the series. Which ones are meant? What part will they play?
5. What is Sansa becoming?
Sansa Stark: I like the sound of that. (Mockingbird, 4.7)
She’s not an innocent any more.
6. A woods witch tells Arya in the books:
This is the Red Wedding, in which the fool with little bells dies in the books. At another wedding, Sansa wears poisoned amethysts in her hair (a necklace in season four). Later Sansa literally beheads her cousin’s doll in her snow fort. Is this significant because of her aunt’s death after? Or will she literally slay a giant later, like Littlefinger (whose family crest is the Titan of Braavos)?
7. Arya’s Path
“If you would learn you must come with me…The girl has many names on her lips: Cersei, Joffrey, Tywin Lannister, Illyn Payne, the Hound. Names to offer the red god. She could offer them all…one by one.
“I want to but I can’t. I need to find my brother and mother…and my sister.” (Valar Moghulis, 2.10)
Her brother and mother are dead, her sister vanished. What will Arya become without them?
Asshai, Daenerys thought. She would have me go to Asshai. “Will the Asshai’i give me an army?” she demanded. “Will there be gold for me in Asshai? Will there be ships? What is there in Asshai that I will not find in Qarth?”
“Truth,” said the woman in the mask. And bowing, she faded back into the crowd. (II.426)
It’s the land of dragon eggs, origin of Melisandre and the mysterious Quaithe (speaking above). Is a Targaryen sword waiting for Daenerys? An army of dragons? Ancient magic?
9. Upon the stillbirth of her child, Mirri Maz Duur advised her that Drogo will return from his comatose state:
This may be a curse—a complex way of saying “never.” Or it may come to pass.
10. As Melisandre the Red Priestess foretells:
The entire prophecy was fulfilled by Daenerys at the end of the first book and season. But is there more to come? More dragons from stone? Dragonstone Island was the Targaryen stronghold. What remains there?
11. Old Nan tells Bran:
Once more, winter is coming…and it seems the evil was defeated before but…how?
12. In the House of the Undying, Daenerys gets a prophecy in the books:
. . . three fires must you light . . . one for life and one for death and one to love . . .
. . . three mounts must you ride . . . one to bed and one to dread and one to love . . .
. . . three treasons will you know . . . once for blood and once for gold and once for love . . .
A great love awaits her at her story’s climax – Jon Snow, according to fan theories. But will he betray her? Kill her? Teach her warg powers? Melt the Wall?
Tyrion notes: “The Seven Kingdoms will never be more ripe for conquest than they are right now. A boy king [Tommen] sits the Iron Throne. The north is in chaos, the Riverlands a devastation, a rebel [Stannis] holds Storm’s End and Dragonstone. When winter comes, the realm will starve.” (V.281)
Who will win? Who will finally take the Iron Throne?