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13th May 2019

Game of Thrones fan theory predicts Arya’s next kill won’t be who we thought

After one person on her kill list died in in episode 5, fans now have a new theory on Melisandre's prophecy that she will kill someone with green eyes

Reuben Pinder

Spoilers are coming…

Game of Thrones fans were left disappointed by the show’s penultimate episode. The writing has been rushed. The character arcs no longer feel natural. Every week, the show seems to have moved further away from what made it great back in the day. But anyway, we’re all going to finish it aren’t we? We’ve come this far, we’re not going to stop just before the finale. We’ve been lured in like a mad queen on a dragon and ambushed with a flurry of bad decisions.

So, what will happen in the finale? It will, of course, focus on who ends up on the Iron Throne. All signs point towards Daenerys sitting on the throne after she sacked King’s Landing, burning thousands of innocents in the process. But that of course means she won’t end up on the throne. It’s too obvious, there would be no drama.

So, who will? Jon? He claims not to want it but if this show has taught us anything, it’s that he always ends up a leader. It’s in his nature. But to get to this point, Dany needs disposing of. And that plays nicely into this fan theory, which claims Arya Stark will kill Dany.

It all focuses on Melisandre’s prophecy that she first told Arya back in season 3 and repeated to her during the Long Night in episode 3 of season 8.

“I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me: brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever,” the Red Woman told Arya.

We have since learned that the brown eyes referred to Walder Frey, whom she killed. The blue eyes, obviously, referred to the Night King, and green? Well, we all assumed that was Cersei. She was on Arya’s kill list, after all.

But give Cersei’s rather underwhelming death under a pile of rubble, it must mean someone else. Who might Arya want to kill out of those who remain? Daenerys, obviously.

Arya has already expressed doubts about Dany’s ability to rule the Seven Kingdoms and is loyal to her ‘brother’, Jon Snow, who she’d rather see on the Iron Throne. It seems inevitable now that this will be the case.