There’s a Game of Thrones theory doing the rounds that might break your heart.
With just five episodes to go until the HBO series draws to a close, fans are feverishly predicting which characters will meet their grisly ends.
One scene in last week’s season eight opener seems to have cryptically teased the death of a character many assumed would make it out alive.
The moment in question arrived when Qyburn (Anton Lesser) gave Bronn (Jerome Flynn) a crossbow with Cersei’s orders to kill her brothers, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).
Metro has highlighted a theory from Reddit user HilmAbigail, who has looked back on the causes of the show’s many deaths to see whether they could work out if Bronn will carry out Cersei’s commands.
Thrones has a long history of characters dying in the same way they killed other people in previous seasons. For example, Olenna Tyrell poisoned Joffrey and later died by poison, while Walder Frey had his throat cut by Arya seasons after ordering her mother Catelyn’s throat to be cut.
With this in mind, could Tyrion die by crossbow? Backing up this theory is the fact that Bronn is now in possession of the very same crossbow Tyrion used to kill their father, Tywin (Charles Dance).
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Arya was almost part of an incestuous relationship that’s impossible to comprehend.
Last week’s season opener included a hilarious reference to last season’s controversial Ed Sheeran cameo, as well as a terrifying death at the hands of the Night King that has people theorising over his true identity (no, not Bran Stark).
Viewers in China were left furious after six minutes of the episode – which broke HBO records – was censored by tech corporation Tence
You can find our extensive ranking of every character – from worst to best – here and our definitive episode ranking below.
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