The Game of Thrones Season 7 finale is mere days away, and you know what that means? Time for wild and crazy fan theories about who's going to die! Because, let's face it, this is a Game of Thrones finale. Somebody's definitely going to die. And according to this fan theory on Reddit, that someone is going to be Daenerys Targaryen. Well, the theory doesn't necessarily say that Dany will die next Sunday, just that Daenerys will die on Game of Thrones someday.
Because let's be honest: It's highly unlikely that Dany will be the one to die in this finale. What the heck would Season 8 be about if she did? So no, not this season, but this Reddit thread make a pretty convincing argument that Dany will die before the end of the series.
Most seem to think that Dany will somehow make an irreversible change in Westeros, but still end up dead. Reddit user glass_table_girl made the interesting point that Dany is very similar to Shakespeare's "tragic heroes," like MacBeth, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. George RR Martin is a Shakespeare fan himself, so it seems likely he might shape Dany to have the same fate as those characters — to become the villain in her own story, and ultimately, die tragically.
The Reddit user went on to cite the Shakespeare references in Dany's chapters in A Song of Fire and Ice.
Of course, some fans also argue that the tragic hero at play here is Jon Snow, not Dany — but Jon Snow already died once!
I guess we'll figure out all the answers next season, but in the meantime the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.