Game of Thrones fans think a season 1 poster foreshadowed the ending all along

Ryan Butcher@ryanjohnbutcher
Thursday 30 May 2019 14:45
Showbiz

Game of Thrones might be over but the content is still marching relentlessly on like the Night King and his White Walkers descending on Winterfell.

Warning: the rest of this article obviously contains spoilers, but if you haven't seen the finale of Game of Thrones by now, let's face it, you're probably never going to watch it.

Anyway, despite disgruntled fans signing a petition in their hundreds of thousands to have the final season remade, the pop culture behemoth has finally come to an end.

Like it or not, with Daenerys dead, Jon Snow banished to the wall and Arya Stark sailing off on her gap year, the lords and ladies of Westeros elected Bran the Broken to be the King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms - after Bran handed the North to his big sis Sansa - and Protector of the Realm. Because nothing is more powerful than a good story, or something.

Bran began training under the Three-Eyed Raven in season five, eventually shedding his Stark name and taking up the mantle of the new Three-Eyed Raven in season six.

For those not in the know (or just a little confused, which is completely understandable with Game of Thrones), the Three-Eyed Ravens are wargs and greenseers with the ability to see the past, present and future. Basically, they're all-seeing, all-knowing omniscient beings with a flair for the dramatic.

Anyway, some eagle-eyed fans think a poster for season one of the series foreshadowed Bran's coronation this whole time. The poster depicts Bran's father Ned Stark, who was dramatically beheaded at the end of season one, sitting wistfully on the throne. And to Ned's right? A raven.

Ned Stark. Raven. Bran Stark. Three-Eyed Raven. Bran the Three-Eyed Raven. Bran the Three Eyed-Raven and actual, eventual winner of Game of Thrones. Gettit?

So was the season finale foreshadowed all along?

Considering George RR Martin didn't actually tell the show runners how he planned to end the series until sometime between seasons three and four, probably not. But it's a fun little detail nonetheless...

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