Game of Thrones: 10 years later, 20 unanswered questions

Game of Thrones: 10 years later, 20 unanswered questions

“Game of Thrones” was launched ten years ago (already)! But the HBO series with millions of fans still raises many questions. Uncover some unsolved mysteries even after the series finale.

Game of Thrones will have marked a generation of spectators. Airing for eight years on HBO, the fantasy series was one of the biggest hits on the small screen of the 2010s. Ten years after its launch and two years after its finale, however, it has left an ocean of unanswered questions, including here is a little anthology.

Did Bran have it all planned and will he rule forever?

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As the immortal “Three-Eyed Crow”, Bran Stark has visions that allow him to see the past and the future. During the season, his enigmatic sentences suggest that he had planned everything: “Why do you think I’ve come this far?” He throws at a dumbfounded Tyrion during the council in the last episode. What if Bran had manipulated his world to reach the final coronation?

Did Azor Ahai’s prophecy come true?

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In this legend, Azor Ahai (Jon Snow) was to plant a sword in the heart of his beloved Nissa Nissa (Daenerys), igniting his Illumination blade in order to push back the darkness. But the series does not offer this solution. Is the blade replaced by the dragon Drogon, who destroys the throne with his fiery breath and thus, shatters the wheel of fate? We will never really know.

Why does Bran want to find Drogon?

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At the end of the last episode, Bran leaves the Small Council to abruptly go in search of Drogon, who seems to be his new priority. What purpose ? Does he wish to own it like he did with the crows or Hodor?

Who are the lords present at the Council?

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At the council where Bran was elected the new King of the Six Crowns, several Lords present remain unknown. We recognize in particular a Prince of Dorne with his characteristic outfit, but who is he? Is this a member of the Martell family that we did not yet know? No answer will be given.

Where is Drogon taking Daenerys body?

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Drogon grabs the lifeless body of his mother, Daenerys, and flies away with her. Why did she do this? Does it mean anything? Where is she going ? One more mystery …

Where’s Meera Reed?

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After risking her life (and losing her brother, Jojen) in the North for Bran Stark, Meera is kindly thanked by the latter in episode 4 of season 7. Since then, the young woman has totally disappeared from the story without any other form. of trial. Too bad, we really liked this character played by actress Ellie Kendrick.

Why is Jon’s true identity not mentioned?

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Despite the ravens sent by Varys all over Westeros to spread the news (Jon is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne), Snow’s (Aegon Targaryen) true identity will never be mentioned again. Not even by Tyrion during the council with the lords of the various lands. And we wonder why.

Has the Master of Light completed his work?

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In Episode 4, Davos and Tyrion discuss the Master of Light. This god expressed himself by promising the advent of a Prince manifested by fire. Why did he intervene? Are you after the victory of men against the Night King? The magic of previous seasons has vanished. “It won’t make you happier”, chanted Tyrion in Davos … a message to the spectators?

What happened to the Dothrakis?

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The nomadic warriors of Daenerys fight fiercely at the battle of Winterfell and then at that of Port-Réal, but following the death of the dragon queen, we do not see them again. Have they returned home to Essos? Did they associate with the Immaculate? No answer is given.

What do the spiral symbols mean?

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These motifs have appeared several times in the series. Linked to the Children of the Forest, they were corrupted and used by the White Walkers to communicate, especially at the end of the first episode of Season 8. It is not known (probably forever) what they meant.

Who was really the Night King?

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This character as fascinating as enigmatic will ultimately not utter a word in the entire series. We won’t know anything more about the Night King. Why is he connected to Bran? What is the real extent of his powers? Why was he not afraid of the fire of the dragon? What was his real goal? It is not the spin-off with Naomi Watts that will answer us, since it has been canceled.

Why did Yara Greyjoy and her Ironborns not fight in Port-Réal?

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The Queen of the Iron Islands returns like a hair in the soup during the Council of the Lords of Westeros, even allowing herself to threaten Jon Snow. She will soon be picked up by Arya. But where was Théon’s sister during the great battle of Port-Réal? She was quietly waiting on her island for Drogon to visibly do the job …

Where has Daario Naharis gone?

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After Season 6, Daario was pulled out of the action by Daenerys, who gave him governance of Meeren. However, this emeritus fighter would have had his place alongside his queen during the war, especially against the White Walkers. Perhaps he would have overshadowed Jon Snow in the heart of the Khaleesi?

What about Arya’s white horse?

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At the end of episode 5, Arya sets off on a white horse, an animal often associated with justice or chivalry “without fear and without reproach”. She is then thought to be gone to have a key role, killing Daenerys, thus fulfilling the last part of Melisandre’s prophecy, closing green eyes forever. Except that it will not be. What about his faceless abilities as well?

Where’s Vère and the baby she had with Sam?

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At the end of episode 4 of season 8, Jon says goodbye to Sam and Vère, who is pregnant. If we see Tarly become Grandmaster in episode 6, there is no mention of either the young woman or her baby. Did she stay in Winterfell? Did she follow Sam to Port-Réal? We’ll never know.

Is this man Howland Reed?

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Sitting to the right of Edmure Tully, Sansa, Arya and Bran’s uncle, this man could well be Howland Reed, father of Meera and Jojen Reed and former best friend of Ned Stark. But his name will never be mentioned, so we will never get to the bottom of it.

Is the Night Watch finally dissolved?

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In episode 6, Jon learns that the Night’s Watch still exists. Tyrion said to him: “There must always be a home for bastards and broken men”. But when Jon arrives at Chateaunoir, he goes beyond the Wall with the free people. Has he ended the Night Watch? Are “bastards and broken men” welcome in the North? Will our heroes meet Children of the Forest?

Did Ellaria Sand die in the dungeons of Port-Réal?

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Her last appearance in Episode 3 of Season 7 saw her trapped in a dungeon, at the mercy of Cersei Lannister, and forced to watch her daughter Tyene’s corpse decompose. Even if one can imagine that she died crushed by the collapse of the Red Keep, her fate officially remains in suspense.

Why did the White Walkers transform babies?

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Back in season 4 (episode 4), in which Craster gave one of his sons as an offering to the Night King. The latter then transformed the child into a White Walker, but we will never know why. Was it to make lieutenants of them? Or was it to train a successor who would bide his time in case the war against Men was not victorious?

Gray Worm and the Immaculate Dying on Naath Island?

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At the end of episode 6, Gray Worm leaves for Naath Island, Missandei’s homeland. This territory, also called “the Butterfly Island”, is rather hostile because according to this book, the butterflies that inhabit it transmit a fatal disease to the strangers who visit it. Gray Worm may therefore be running to its doom, unless it is originally from the island itself. Which we will never know.

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