Did The Curse Of Robert Baratheon Predict Some Of The Biggest 'Game Of Thrones' Deaths?

Or is hindsight just 20/20?

The very first episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" might have held some serious clues if you look back on it after Sunday night's episode. 

(Warning! This post is dark and full of spoilers!)

In Season 6's Episode 9, "Battle of the Bastards," Ramsay Bolton kills Rickon Stark right before his big battle with Jon Snow (P.S. Jon wins and Ramsay gets eaten by his dogs, so all's well that ends well). 

While some hoped Rickon would prevail, his death might've been predictable had people been keen to what is best dubbed "The Curse of Robert Baratheon." 

Reddit user NANAs_Mic shared a theory in a post titled "Robert's Curse is finally complete" Sunday night after the episode aired. The theory circles back to Season 1, Episode 1, when King Robert Baratheon heads to Winterfell to see the Starks. As NANAs_Mic notes: "King Robert visits the Starks, but he only touches a few people in greeting."

Those he touched -- Ned, Catelyn, Rob and Rickon -- are, now, all dead. 

If the theory is true, luckily, no other Starks seem to be in danger. (Although, Robert did ask Arya her name, which is even more clever now due to all that's happened to the youngest Stark girl since this initial introduction.) Robert's widow, however, is another story. User FiveTool joked "Welp, I guess that means Cersei is safe then," since the two did not have an, ahem, intimate relationship. 

Others disagree. 

Only time will tell. 

Watch the full scene from Season 1, Episode 1 here



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