Have ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Already Guessed the Ending?

Game of Thrones Ending: George RR

Speculating about “Game of Thrones” is one of the Internet’s favorite pastimes, but have some zealous fans already guessed the ending?

That’s what author George R. R. Martin implied during a Q&A at the Edinburgh Intl. Book Festival on Monday night, according to the Guardian.

“I’ve been planting all these clues that the butler did it, then you’re halfway through a series and suddenly thousands of people have figured out that the butler did it, and then you say the chambermaid did it? No, you can’t do that,” Martin reportedly said while addressing whether fan theories and online speculation influence his writing process for the “Song of Ice and Fire” series of novels on which HBO’s adaptation is based.

Martin also explained why the hit HBO show offers more explicit gay and bisexual sex scenes than his books, admitting that the books are limited to the perspectives of his “viewpoint” characters — none of whom are gay. “Frankly, it is the way I prefer to write fiction because that is the way all of us experience life. You’re seeing me from your viewpoint, you’re not seeing what someone over here is seeing,” he said. “A television show doesn’t have those limitations.”

Still, Martin didn’t rule out the possibility of homosexual p.o.v. characters in his remaining two novels. “Will that change? It might. I’ve had letters from fans who want me to present particularly an explicit male sex scene — most of the letters come from women,” he said. “I’m not going to do it just for the sake of doing it. If the plot lends itself to that, if one of my viewpoint characters is in a situation, then I’m not going to shy away from it, but you can’t just insert things because everyone wants to see them.”

Read more from the Guardian’s coverage of the Edinburgh Intl. Book Festival here.

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  1. keith says:

    That’s a good theory too.But I think that the dark of hair is an over looked clue.And Jon’s hair is darker than most of the Starks.The only one that has hair close to that dark is Rob.

  2. Helge says:

    The recipe seems to be: Anyone who is a even bit nice dies sooner or later. Ned went first, Jon a few books later after building the character first. So we’ll get an immensely complicated final battle involving dragons, “the others”, and the remains of various armies. All interesting people are killed; the best by backstabbing, the rest merely dies in battle. Daenerys will probably be one of the last to go.

    And then, Walder Frey gets the Iron throne by default. As always, late to the battle and nobody else survived.

  3. Jay says:

    I’m not a big fan of soap operas or the serials of the 40’s and 50’s. that used to entice the audience to return every week to see how their hero would survive. The only real difference that this medieval fantasy has with it’s older brethren is the blood and nudity. But the formula is the same and the audience keeps subscribing to HBO instead of buying movie tickets. It’s a cheap trick but something’s never change, like John Q Public.

  4. Daenerys describes sharing a bed with her servant Missandei in the Great Pyramid. They banged.

  5. Laurie66bay says:

    God, just what we need. Moar gay. No thanks.

  6. keith says:

    Glad to see I’m not the only one that has figured it out there is no way Jon could be a Targaryen.

  7. Stesha smart says:

    Yeah..John is a baratheon…Ned just brings home a bastard child…I don’t think so…that is his deceased sisters son for Robert baratheon.

  8. Christy says:

    The comments on this article are better than this USELESS article! The BARATHEON “seed” is strong I’m guessing Jon Snow is NOT Ned Stark’s Bastard son, But ROBERT and LYANNA’s Bastard son- He will marry Daenerys and STARK, Baratheon and Targaryen, shall rule in the end as It SHOULD BE!!

    • keith says:

      Yes,that’s my theory.All Tagaryen have white hair no matter who the breed with.Jon Snows hair is actually darker than the other Starks.In the first season when Ned was reading the book of houses it emphasized Baratheons are dark of hair and John Aryn’s dying words were the seed is strong implying that all Baratheons have dark hair.That is how he and then Ned knew Sersie’s children were not Robert’s.Given the dominant genes of these houses Jon can’t be Targaryen as so many people think.Starks have brown hair accept for Sansa who has red hair.This shows that starks genes are not as dominant so Jon’s hair would not be black if his father were a Targaryen.It would be much lighter.

  9. keith says:

    Dark of hair! Targaryans all have white hair

    • Mrs. Snow says:

      Actually Rhaegar’s daughter with Elia is stated in the books as not looking very Targaryen. With blue eyes and brown hair. Targaryen children of pure blood had silvery hair and purple eyes that denote Valaryian blood but when mixed with other bloodlines became more resessive. I speculate that when Rhaegar and Lyana went to the Tower of Joy (I think she went willingly, was not abducted) they concieved Jon and after he was born, when Ned found her, Lyana knew that Robert would kill a Targaryen offspring and made Ned promise to keep the secret. I also believe it’ll be revealed that Jon is Azor Ahai reborn. But no one can say for sure what Martin will unfold for the rest of the book series.

    • mike says:

      It’s said in the books that the Stark genes run dominant. That’s why all of the stark children had black hair and Sansa was the only one who had red hair like her mother.

  10. keith says:

    Robert and Lyana were secretly wed.They conceived a son on their wedding night.She didn’t want the Lanisters to kill him so she made Ned promise not to tell anyone.Ned at first was going to tell Robert,but then they had their falling out.Jon snow is Roberts eldest son and heir to the throne.

  11. Chris Harrington says:

    At the end of the series, it is revealed that all of the people of Westeros are actually beetles, and one by one, Cousin Orson smashes them with a rock…

  12. big daddy D says:

    How do you know GRRM isn’t a hairy little queen himself? Or Bruce Vilanch’s long lost bed buddy.

  13. big daddy D says:

    It happens, and there’s a following for the show. Look at Loras Tyrell-gay..Oberyn Martell-bi..screwed anyone/everyone, and I loved that dirty freak. I’m sure it was all over the Night’s Watch. I’m man enough to be ok with it

  14. Myrddin says:

    There is only 1 possible ending, and it involves Tyrion, the age of 80, and a belly full of wine…

  15. Jade says:

    wasn’t Renly also gay?

  16. youdon'tneedtoknow says:

    He could be talking about anything really, by now we’ve guessed every possible ending. However that being said I still think he’s talking about Jon being Azor Ahai and the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna.

  17. Norman Stanley says:

    It would be in Bad Taste to go ahead with the Mrs Doubtfire Sequel as nobody could ever replace Robin Williams as he was excellent in the Film in 1993

  18. big daddy D says:

    And that’s why GRRM is a BOSS!!

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