Is this theory "Game" over?
There are a lot of theories out there about "Game of Thrones" nowadays. (What else are we supposed to do while we wait for Season 6?) But Loras Tyrell, aka actor Finn Jones, has a theory that may answer the biggest "Game of Thrones" question of them all: Who will finally win the Iron Throne?
... or does it?
The theory: In the end, there won't be an Iron Throne.
The actor predicts there will be a big battle between "ice and fire" and the Iron Throne, which he says is made of Valyrian steel, will be taken apart because White Walkers can be defeated by those weapons.
He continued, "I think out of the ashes will come the tree people, they'll grow [out the new world]. Bran, Hodor, Tyrion [will survive] to bring peace back to the realm. But knowing 'Game of Thrones,' it'll be Littlefinger on the throne and there will be no help."
Nice, dude. This does actually make a lot of sense. But there is one problem ...
The Iron Throne isn't made out of Valyrian steel. (At least, it doesn't appear to be.)
On his blog, George R.R. Martin says the throne is "made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes."
Valyrian steel is said to have been made with magic and dragon fire, giving it unparalleled quality. Words like "broken" and "twisted" aren't generally used to describe it.
Plus, Valyrian steel is rare. The knowledge of making it was supposedly lost in an event called the Doom of Valyria. So if someone yields a Valyrian steel blade, uh, you're gonna want to keep it, not make it into a chair.
Still, there is evidence it could happen ...
According to the books, the Iron Throne is thought to have been forged using dragon fire from Balerion the Black Dread, one of the most legendary dragons ever. Being that dragon fire is one of the main ingredients in the steel, if this is true, it's conceivable that the throne has some Valyrian steel properties.
Also, it's totally realistic to predict the dismantling of the Iron Throne. It's just bad news (and uncomfy). Additionally, filming has already started for "Game of Thrones" Season 6, so we can't rule out that perhaps Jones knows something we don't.
H/T Digital Spy
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