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Sam Ellis    ORIGINAL GONGSTER

5 Game of Thrones Scenarios You Haven't Thought of

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The seventh season of Game of Thrones is a little over two months away, and an army of fans that would outnumber even the wights await eagerly to see the fallout from the explosive season 6 finale. With Cersei being crowned Queen, Jon being crowned the King of the North, and Daenerys on her way to throw a spanner in the works, it promises to be an action packed season that will lay the foundations for the story’s conclusion next year.

Every fan has a theory about how the story will play out this year. Whether it be The Wall collapsing, Bran's weirwood visions, or Cersei finally meeting her maker, but what about the rest of the GOT universe? Here are 5 scenarios that are likely to play out at some point over season seven.

1. Seven Hells! Is that a dragon?


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One of my favourite moments of GOT so far was back in season 5 when Jorah and Tyrion were sailing through Old Valyria, reciting a poem about the doom of the ancient city that occured a couple of centuries before. Suddenly, Drogon emerges through the smoky ruins, leaving Tyrion in a sense of amazement and disbelief.

Dany and her Dragons are bound for Westeros, and with the realm being free of dragons for hundreds of years, we might well see some comical reactions from the likes of the sharp and witty Olenna Tyrell, The born sceptic Ser Davos, and the not so easily flustered Tormund Giantsbane. The mixture of reactions we will see from the people of Westeros will be just an inkling of what will make the upcoming season one to remember.

2. A Dothraki culture shock


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Since the first episode, we have all seen the Dothraki as savages, leaving only death and destruction wherever they roam. However, Daenerys despises this part of the Dothraki way of life, and will no doubt install more discipline into her army of bloodriders. In Westeros, it’s a different way of life compared to Vaes Dothrak, and it will be interesting to see how the horselords adapt to the climate, terrain, and the overall Westerosi way of life. The Mother of Dragons will no doubt keep her horsed warriors in line, but the transition will be an interesting change to what we’ve previously seen from the Dothraki.

3. The Hound and the Brotherhood without banners


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The last we saw of Sandor Clegane, he was breaking bread with Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr who were trying to convince him to travel north with the Brotherhood to fight in the great war to come. The question is: where in the north are they heading? Will they go to winterfell and join forces with Jon? Melisandre has already proclaimed Jon The Prince That Was Promised, so it’s possible that the Lord of Light could direct them that way. 

Alternatively, they could head to Castle Black and offer to help defend the wall from the Night Kings imminent attack. They could even head north of the wall and could be crucial in assisting Bran and Meera with their journey back down south to reunite with Jon, Sansa, and Arya, with the latter supposedly heading home to Winterfell from The Twins.

4. Jorah the Explorah and his quest for a cure


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As we saw last season, Daenerys has commanded Jorah to find a cure for Greyscale, which he contracted in Old Valyria after a scuffle with the Stonemen. It’s widely believed that Jorah the Andal is en route to The Citadel where he could well met up with Sam, who served his father Lord Commander Jeor Mormont at The Wall. Sam has also met Shireen when she and her father Stannis Baratheon were at Castle Black. Sam knows that Shireen was cured of Greyscale, which could well prompt him into helping Jorah find the cure.

5. Gendry Docks?


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Joe Dempsey who plays Gendry was spotted at Belfast airport when filming began last year, which fueled rumours amongst GOT fans that he could finally be returning to Westeros after rowing out of our lives at the end of season four. The likely return of Gendry will have a lot of fans wondering what part he has to play in the final two seasons. Being the last known living descendent of the Baratheon line would have given him a claim to the Iron Throne. However with Daenerys and her army making their way to the shores of Westeros, and Jons long suspected parentage all but confirmed, it would seem that Gendry has another part to play. 

A popular theory is that he’ll be involved with the forging of Valyrian steel swords, which we know are effective against the Wights, but where he'll have learned the skill is another matter. One thing we can be certain of is that wherever Gendry has been, he’ll have a story or two to tell. With four GOT spin offs recently confirmed, could Rowing with Gendry be one of the spin offs HBO decide to run with? 

Do you think that any of these scenarios will pop up in season 7? Let me know in the comments.

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