The series finale of Game of Thrones premiered last night and much like the season, many people were left divided and wanting more. But all good things must come to an end unfortunately. After the finale there were still a few questions we had. Some we think we may have an answer for and others not so much. So here they are…
What was the point of Jon Snow being a Targaryen?
In the season 7 finale “The Dragon and the Wolf” we learn that Jon Snow is not the bastard of Ned Stark, but that he is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. With Jon having the rightful claim to the throne this kept fans wondering how this would affect the relationship not only between him and Daenerys but all of Westeros. Throughout the final season we are teased with moments regarding Jon’s true identity, it even seems at one point that the secret gets out thanks to Varys. But ultimately Jon being the rightful heir to the Iron Throne serves no real purpose in the final season. Was his true identity only used as a crutch to help support Daenerys turning mad so quickly this season? It seems that the biggest secret in the shows universe proved to be pointless and served no real purpose in furthering the shows plot.
Did we ever get Azor Ahai?
Throughout the show the viewer has been constantly reminded of the importance of The Prince That Was Promised. Fans have had their predictions as to who exactly this would be and as of late many though it would be Arya to fulfill the prophecy, after all she did kill the Night King. But what if the Night King wasn’t the “darkness” the Prince was supposed to save the people from. What if it was Daenerys, in the final episode she reveals her plans to free the world of tyrants, but she essentially is a tyrant herself. When Jon confronts her by the Iron Throne he is conflicted but does what is right by killing Daenerys. He did truly love her as Azor Ahair truly loved Nissa Nissa. By Jon killing Daenerys this fulfills the prophecy making him The Prince That Was Promise. So at the end of it all we did get Azor Ahai right? Just not exactly how everyone planned for it.
Did Bran know everything that was going to happen?
“Why do you think I came all this way.” That is how Bran responds to Tyrion when asked if he would serve as king of Westeros. Does this mean that he knew this was going to happen the entire time? We don’t know how clearly Bran can see in the future or if he can at all, it’s never really established. But with that sentence it makes you wonder whether or not he knew everything that was going to happen. The way Bran ended up playing out as a character was somewhat disappointing, after all he is the Three Eyed Raven, but unfortunately not much was done with that part of his character in the final season. Making Bran the king makes sense though, he does know the entire history of everything, and history repeats itself so he could essentially stop all of the bad stuff from happening again right?
What’s west of Westeros?
During the series finale last night we finally saw Arya leave Westeros and head west. This left fans wanting more, and maybe we will get a future spin-off centered around Arya? Okay, probably not but it’s pretty cool to think about it and we could dream. Arya heading west left viewers with so many questions to what exactly she will be doing on her new adventures. What will she see? Who will she encounter? These are just some of the things we would want to know but unfortunately these are questions we may not get answered anytime soon.
What happened to Drogon?
After Jon killed Daenerys he has a confrontation with Drogon. Out of anger and pain Drogon melts down the Iron Throne instead of roasting Jon. We then see him pick up Dany and fly away never to be seen again by the viewer, although later in the show we see Sam tell Bran that he was last seen flying east. Bran then hints at being able to find him, maybe Bran will be able to control Drogon now? Either way, there is still a dragon out on the loose in Westeros and let’s just hope he isn’t out there burning down villages and eating people.