One of the biggest mysteries going into Game of Thrones season eight is who will, ultimately, end up on the Iron Throne. There are several fan theories about this, but a new pic HBO just dropped offers a strong clue.
Take a look at the pic for yourself, further below. At first, it just looks like a normal rendition of the Iron Throne, but check out the bottom. See those eyes? For this graphic, HBO literally put the throne on top of Drogon, one of Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons. We never see creatures in photos of the throne, so this is an interesting development.
And it could mean a number of things. Or nothing! However, the dominant theory is Drogon’s presence means Daenerys ends up on the Iron Throne, and she takes her dragons with her. They’re a scary trio, so it’s probably wise she doesn’t leave them behind if she does win the throne.
It’s important to take all these theories and hypotheses lightly. HBO is notorious for including images in Game of Thrones promos that never actually make the show. That being said, I’m fully on board with Daenerys taking the throne once and for all. Jon Snow, who?
This isn’t the only big GoT theory to pop up in the last few days. A Redditor named DaughtersOfTheHarpy posted a convincing hypothesis nine days ago suggesting the Night King is after Bran Stark. “The Night King has had many opportunities to kill Jon,” they write. “If he was after him that bad, he would have killed him by now.” Good point.
We’ll find out the answers to these theories and more when Game of Thrones season eight premieres Sunday, April 14 at 8 P.M. ET on HBO. That’s only a few weeks away, but it feels like a lifetime.