The Game of Thrones finale: all the main unanswered questions

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Drogon on the loose.

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Tying up Game of Thrones in a small clean package would always be difficult. It is a sprawling fantasy epic with dragons and magic and a cast of characters that rivals 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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After the credits shot on The Iron Throne, the last episode neverand a wave of relief poured over everyone, there were still some obvious and obvious questions to answer. We've met so many characters over the years and we've had so many intertwined discussions to tie it all together Game of Thrones would always let us scratch our heads a little.

We are immersing ourselves in all the questions the series has never answered here, so take note: you are entering Spoiler Town.

Of course, if you have finished asking questions and would rather have answers, you can do it read our complete summary of the final episode that deepens the fate of the Throne of Swords or head to our look where each character finished now the show is finally over.

Without further ado, here are some of the persistent threads that we will probably never see bound.

Dro-gone

Hey, uh … the realm's most powerful weapon is simply moving to the East. The equivalent of a nuclear bomb with wings. Wandering, presumably eating all the sheep and goats that graze in Essos. This cannot be safe for anyone. We saw Drogon torch the kids! What happens if some enterprising wizard or pirate solves a way to capture Drogon? The Game of Thrones starts all over again.

Bran tells us in the last episode about his desire to track down Drogon, presumably with his warging skills. Why can't he just get into Drogon and then dive as far as he can into the ocean and leave it there? We will never know.

The Dothraki horde

There are some burning questions from the final episode concerning the Dothraki, the warriors tied to the horses that eat hearts, and it seems completely obliterated by the Battle of Winterfell. Surprisingly, they still have significant strength and are complicit in the flare of King's Landing by Dany.

The Dothraki go only to Westeros under the guidance of Queen Daenerys, who finally helps them cross the narrow sea. They were inflexible in their loyalty to Dany so, after Jon killed her in the Throne Room, it seems strange not to see any repercussions of that action and how it affects the Horde. What we see in the end is that Jon was captured and held prisoner by the Unsullied. He's alive, absolutely good – just a little more bearded. Jon thanked the Lord of Light for this, except because the Dothraki who let him rot in a cell is definitely not Dothraki.

Second: the entire Dothraki horde is now in Westeros. Should we just believe … go home? Their leader is like that dead and let it be? What will they do now? Who will give them the ships to leave Westeros? These guys are petrified by the water!

Dothraki's problem leaves one of the show's most confusing questions. Although it was problematic, it would have been easier to say goodbye to the horde at the hands of the Army of the Night King, in episode 3.

Daario Naharis

Daari: no more.

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Do you remember old Daario Naharis? The mercenary Tyroshi who was once Dany's advisor and boyfriend? At the end of the sixth season, while Dany prepares his assault on Westeros, he leaves Daario in Mereen with a small army to defend the Bay of Dragons. This is the last one that we hear about him besides the mention of a hand passed in season 7. Daario was a very noble and practical warrior with a blade, but his love for Dany had prompted him to leave it in East – it would have become too much trouble while doing a tilt to the throne.

The Honeycomb and Jackass

One of the long-standing secrets of the series, the story of Tyrion of bringing a honeycomb and a donkey to a brothel, is a legend in its own right. The joke was mocked twice before the finale – when he is imprisoned at Eyrie, in season 1, and during a scene in the sixth season where he shares wine with Gray Worm and Missandei.

At the meeting of the small council in the final minutes of the finale, the story begins again and – for a fleeting moment – it seems that we are ready to finally hear how the story ends. Then the camera turns off. Boo.

Bran the brother

There are a lot of questions about our new king, but let's stick to the easy one: what the hell is Bran's purpose in this world?

Bran takes over the direction of the three-dimensional crow and, according to Samwell, becomes the memory of the world. Keep all the stories and stories of the kingdom in your brain. He can also "warg", taking control of other living beings, but his eyes become veiled and becomes useless. Bran the Broken has stated repeatedly that he is no longer Brandon Stark. But that power opens even bigger and more frightening questions.

Could he see all the death and destruction that Dany would have rained on the people of King's Landing? If it did, isn't it a bit complicated in that genocide? It is a murder accessory! Bran saw war crimes and simply left them unpunished. Don't give me the hiccup story "can't change the things that will happen" either. He turned CNET's second favorite Hodor into the man he ended up becoming.

Bran's powers also seem, in a sense, to suggest that no one has any free will. It is better not to think about it.

I just thought about all those war crimes that I forgot to stop.

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The birds of Varys

Although some of the most powerful lords and lords of Westeros make the decision to sit in Bran on the new seat of power, it is not immediately clear whether this is the will of the whole continent and of all its houses. If Varys done take crows away (we are led to believe it is unlikely but …) before being dracarys & # 39; d, so Jon's kinship word will be filtered across all kingdoms by now.

There will certainly be some who do not want an almighty god-man who can literally control human bodies with his omnipotent sovereign magic. Have seen this kind of thing go wrong before.

No Iron Throne, but an Iron Bank

Throne disappeared.

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The Iron Bank of Braavos was introduced in the history of Thrones, but it is only in the fourth season when it really shows up. The bank is known for having accumulated debts and collaborates with both Stannis and Davos and finally with Cersei. In season 7, the bank sends Tycho Nestoris to collect the debts the Lannisters owe.

The need to pay the bank helps spur Jaime and Bronn to head for the Highgarden and loot the place. They pave their riches at King & # 39; s Landing before Dany's forces attack in the famous LOOT TRAIN battle. Before the battle, we see Tycho for the last time, chatting with Cersei in Holdfast of Maegor. Cersei explains that Qyburn asked for the services of the Gold Company to help her win the coming war and he is more than happy.

"Don't worry, Your Grace," he says. "You can count on the support of the Iron Bank as soon as the gold arrives."

So we are led to believe that Cersei needed more assistance from the Iron Bank to take over the (useless) Golden Company and the murderer Harry Strickland before being crumpled by bricks. Did you repay the bank? With what money? We know that there is not much gold left for the King because the last meeting of the council in the final sees bickering between Davos and Bronn. Will the Iron Bank come to collect the debt from Tyrion, the last Lannister – or will he conduct another uprising against the Broken King?

Arya's White Horse

Trace the horse.

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Two words: glue factory. Wait, no, I mean: hole in the plot.

After finding a white horse at the end of the penultimate episode, Arya rides from King & # 39; s Landing to gallop and then … we see her watching Jon from a distance in King & # 39; s Landing in the next episode? It is a shocking affair that I suspect will only seem more absurd if I decide to attend the last season. It's easy to say that it doesn't matter (and, well, it isn't), but if you were wondering what happened to Shadowfax, you'll have to keep asking yourself.

The promised prince / princess?

Don't even ask beginning think of this prophecy. It will end only in misery. While you're at it, any questions about the King of the Night or the Lord of Light should forget you too.

Essentially, the prophecy was an important part of the book series, but it never reached its level in the television program. Whether it's because the show has tried to stay away from the most imaginative elements or because writers have just forgotten, it's actually an open-ended question. The promised prequelhowever, it could reveal some of the secrets of the final season, in particular the genesis of the King of the Night and his army.

Flat earth theory

If the theory of planetary formation applies to Westeros, the world in which they live should be round. If you continue to sail to the west, in the end, you will find yourself in Westeros. Arya's journey could be noticeably short, depending on how large the world is. In a kingdom that has dragons – giant flying creatures that wander where they want – and power-hungry tyrants, isn't it just a little weird that no one has ever dared West?

Even in the days of exploration in the real world, people navigated to the unknown almost as soon as we could navigate. According to the books, the Sunset Sea is particularly dangerous, but … uh … dragons?

This could mean that the world of Game of Thrones is completely flat and exists on the back of four elephants, in turn resting on the back of a giant turtle. I wonder what you think Kyrie Irving.

Updated May 21 01:00 PT: Additional question

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