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The 'Game Of Thrones' Twist Was Actually Hinted At In The First Episode

The 'Game Of Thrones' Twist Was Actually Hinted At In The First Episode

*Game of Thrones finale spoilers ahead*

Game of Thrones is officially over and the final episode wrapped up some questions we've had all series long.


Bran took the Iron Throne (only theoretically as it was melted by Drogon), Sansa became the Queen in the North and Jon Snow returned beyond the wall to the wildlings, happy as Larry.

There was one major twist in the episode: after seeing her tyranny in King's Landing, and a few wise words from Tyrion, Jon Snow was forced to kill of Daenerys, his former lover and Queen.

Now, fans are convinced some points from the finale were hinted all along with some good ol' Game of Thrones foreshadowing.

Fans are convinced there was major hint at Dany's death at the hands of Jon Snow way back in episode ten of season two. And that Bran becoming King of Westeros was foreshadowed back in season one, episode one.

In the episode, Dany has a vision of herself approaching the Iron Throne in the Throne Room as it appears crumbled and destroyed around her - a near like-for-like premonition of the scene in the finale when Dany admires the Iron Throne.


In the vision, it is snowing around Dany, which has clear connotations. Snow... Jon Snow... geddit?

She reaches for the snow-covered arm of the Throne before stopped before she touches it, surely symbolic that she will never take the Iron Throne.

After this, Dany is reunited with Khal Drogo and her unborn child, which if a hint at what happened to Dany in her death, is actually rather poetic. Let's hope this came true.

In episode, Ned Stark beheads Will, a member of the Night's Watch who failed to warn his men about the White Walkers.

Reciting the oath of execution before seeing him off, Ned said: "In the name of Robert of the House Baratheon. First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm, I, Eddard of the House Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, sentence you to die," he says.

Here, the camera cuts to Bran, instead of Jon, as Ned says: "King of the Andals and the First Men".

Coincidence? We think not. Fans think this was a major hint that Bran would take the Iron Throne eight seasons later over his bro Jon.

Game of Thrones producers you never fail to amaze us. If only we'd been paying more attention back in series one we could have cracked the whole plot...

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Entertainment, TV & Film, Game of Thrones

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on


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