As the curtain fell on the last of episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, many questions still remain unanswered.
Why did Ned Stark take on Jon Snow as his bastard son?
In the final episode of season six, Bran has a vision of Ned Stark’s last interaction with his sister Lyanna Stark (betrothed to Robert Baratheon) as she bleeds out on her death bed. The young lady endured rape by Rhaeghar Targaryan which nine months later had her sire him a son known to the audience as Jon Snow. To protect the young boy, he was brought up as the bastard son of Ned Stark, as he would have been a threat to Robert Baratheon the Usurper.
Who will have Khalesi’s hand in marriage?
Used as a means to foster alliances, marriage is a sure way to build a powerful, wealthy house strong enough to take claim of the Iron Throne. Though most eligible bachelors have passed away, there still remains a select few who could make a good match for the Mother of Dragons.
Jon Snow, now King in the North is a great candidate. The two could sire beautiful offspring. However, according to Bran’s vision the two are now known to be related.
Euron Greyjoy (Theon Greyjoy’s uncle) also presented his interests in the most powerful woman in Essos. With Euron’s promises of ships and weaponry, the duo could take on King’s Landing and claim the Iron Throne. Among the last bachelors in the market for Khalesi’s hand, Euron is a complete stranger to the art of wooing a powerful woman as The Unburnt Queen of the Andals. Despite his travels around the world, the stubborn yet determined lord was declared King of the Iron Islands as Yara and Theon Greyjoy escaped from his wrath. We later learnt that the two went to form an alliance with Queen of Mereen Daenerys Stormborn. It still remains to be seen how the Euron will present his wishes to make an alliance and takeover the Iron Throne. The only question is who will wear the pants in that relationship?
Who’s next on Arya’s Stark kill list?
Revenge is best served cold and Arya’s list still has a few names on it. Hunting down those who had a part in the execution of her father, Arya’s next chapter is shrouded in mystery as she plots the perfect payback for the unlucky on her list. Among those still on the kill list include Gregor Clegane the Mountain, Melissandre the Red Woman, Queen Cercei Lannister and Jaqen H’gar( Faceless Man). Arya Stark may very well finish off the few on the list as she seeks retribution in her father’s name now that she is back in Westoros.
Who will seat on the Iron Throne?
Queen Cercie Lannister’s claim to the Iron Throne will be short-lived in true Game of Thrones fashion. As houses align for the war ahead; winter is here and a storm is brewing. The drama yet to unfold in the next season is unfathomable as The Breaker of Chains makes her way to King’s Landing with ships and armies of men from her previous conquests in toe. Khaleesi’s is the biggest threat to Queen Cercei and a big fight is yet to erupt. It might be the clash of the Queens. In the North, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark work towards strengthening their house and the North in anticipation for war with the ruler of the South and The Night King. Season Seven is bound to be a battle to the death; a battle with fire and blood.
Who is the Lord of Cruelty?
Among the most shocking subjects on sixth season “Winds of Winter” is the sum of brutality and cruelty displayed by characters. The show’s medieval setting was not short of cruel punishments and mad death schemes. However, it is difficult to tell who is more demented of the elite high born crew, Kong Joffrey son of Queen Cercei Lannister or Ramsey Bolton bastard son of Roose Bolton.
Who do you think deserves the title of Game of Throne’s Maniac?