Game Of Thrones: 9 Fan Theories On How It Will End

7. The Song Has Already Been Sung

Old Nan Game of Thrones

The entire series the show is based on is called A Song Of Ice And Fire. As evidenced throughout the books and series, songs are sung of great heroes and major historical events, such as The Dance of Dragons.

Eventually, the events unfolding now will become the stuff of legend; singers sing of them, and Old Nan type figures tell children the tales of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. And that is what the show is.

Of course, the Song of Ice and Fire does already exist, which may counter this idea somewhat. It is referenced to Dany in the House of the Undying, although no one actually knows the contents of it. It was said to be the song of the Prince that was Promised, but given that person may be the one who saves Westeros in the end, it could be a fitting eulogy to the end of the saga.

The Song of Ice and Fire thus details the events building up to the arrival of the Prince, and the salvation of the world. It has already happened long ago, and is now the stuff of Westeros legend, in much the same way the Stark kids hear tales of Bran the Builder and the like. Cue end scene, a group of kids gathered around an old lady, begging her to tell it again.

An alt-version of this, based on what we've seen on the show, is that it's Samwell Tarly who is chronicling the events of the series. This is based upon his arrival at the Citadel, those astrolabes in the library, and the glasses the person who met him was wearing, which fit with the style of the opening credits, mean that the story could be written in a book at the Citadel, and Sam is the author/narrator.


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