George R.R. Martin Said Some Of The Fan Theories About ‘Game Of Thrones’ Are True And That The Ending’s Been Guessed


If there’s a Game of Thrones theory out there, I’ve probably read it. From R + L = J to the idea that Stannis Baratheon is actually a giant praying mantis in disguise, I know all of them.


As you can see, some of them are stupid while others are brilliant. And while as of right now these theories are completely unconfirmed, George R.R. Martin decided it was time to dangle some bait in everyone’s face.

“When asked about the many fan theories appearing on websites, Martin said: ‘I’ve wrestled with this issue, because I do want to surprise my readers. I hate predictable fiction as a reader, I don’t want to write predictable fiction.
‘I want to surprise and delight my reader and take them in directions they didn’t see coming.
‘But I can’t change the plans. That’s one of the reasons I used to read the early fan boards back in the 90s but stopped. One, I didn’t have the time, but two is this very issue.
‘So many readers were reading the books with so much attention that they were throwing up some theories and while some of those theories were amusing bulls— and creative, some of the theories are right.
‘At least one or two readers had put together the extremely subtle and obscure clues that I’d planted in the books and came to the right solution.
‘So what do I do then? Do I change it! I wrestled with that issue and I came to the conclusion that changing it would be a disaster, because the clues were there.
‘You can’t do that, so I’m just going to go ahead.”

Via Telegraph

I swear to fucking Christ that if Bran ends up warging into a frickin’ dragon I’m going to punch a hole through a wall, because that’s all my friends keep telling me and I keep saying “No that’s stupid, you can’t just warg into random shit you have to have a connection with it.” But NOOOOO, that’s how he’s going to “fly” according to all the damn “scholars” around me. I’m with Jaime Lannister on this one.

Whatever, it’s not like we’ll ever find out at the rate Martin’s writing the books anyway.

[H/T Telegraph]