Game of Thrones: Season 7’s Biggest Unanswered Questions

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This page outlines the biggest unanswered questions and mysteries in Game of Thrones Season 7.

In a bid for marriage with Cersei Lannister, Euron Greyjoy has promised her a gift that will prove his value.

Some fans have theorized that it will be the Dragonbinder, an object from the books that Euron claims can control dragons. Others believe it may be Gendry, who is possibly the last living Baratheon, and may have a stronger claim to the throne that Cersei herself.

Samwell Tarly traveled from the Wall to Oldtown in order for him to train to become a maester, in the hopes of learning something that Jon Snow can use to combat the impending White Walker invasion.

As Sam himself has said, the Maester library at the Citadel is likely the single greatest collection of knowledge anywhere in the world, so it’s no surprise that Sam believes it may could contain forgotten knowledge about the White Walkers.

In season seven, it is revealed that there is a gated and locked portion of the library reserved only for Maesters, which Sam breaks into to steal several books. In one of those volumes, he is reminded that a large quantity of dragonglass exists below Dragonstone. It remains to be seen if there are any further revelations to be found within the library.

The last time we saw Jorah Mormont, he had been tasked by Daenerys Targaryen to find a cure for the disease he had been afflicted with: greyscale. It appears that he may be currently imprisoned in the Citadel in Oldtown.

In the books, there is no known cure for the disease. Some believe its progress can be slowed by applying substances like boiling water, vinegar, and limes, or through amputation of affected limbs. However, there is no proof that these methods are even somewhat effective, and it is likely that no true cure for greyscale has been revealed yet.

The 300-mile long Wall that borders the northern tip of the Seven Kingdoms was built 8,000 years ago for one purpose: to defend the lands to the south from another invasion by the White Walkers.

Apparently, magic woven into the wall itself has prevented White Walkers and their minions from crossing it for thousands of years. However, as we saw in Season 6, after Bran Stark was marked by the Night King, the protective magic of the Three-Eyed Raven’s home was lost. Now that Bran has crossed through the Wall, does this mean that its magic has also been tainted or even broken?

We saw a brief glimpse of the man who would become the leader of the White Walkers in a flashback set thousands of years before the start of Game of Thrones, and his subsequent transformation. However, we still do not know who he was exactly, why he was turned into a White Walker, or what his motivations are for re-emerging in recent years.

Additionally, we still do not know if the Night King is the same character as the Night’s King from the books, the 13th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch who infamously renounced his vows to marry a woman with “bright blue eyes.” He was later brought down by an alliance between the King-Beyond-the-Wall and House Stark.

EditHow will Melisandre and Arya meet again?

When Melisandre and Arya Stark first met in season three, Melisandre told Arya that she saw a “darkness” in her, and that the two will meet again.

Shortly thereafter, Arya set sail to Essos, while Melisandre journeyed north with Stannis Baratheon. Now that Arya has returned to Westeros, and Melisandre has been banished from Winterfell, there is a good chance that the two will soon reunite; but under what circumstances?

Despite featuring prominently in the first three seasons, Gendry has yet to appear again after Davos Seaworth saved him from being scarified by Melisandre, and set him free in a rowboat.

Gendry has become increasingly important in light of recent events. Not only does he have king’s blood in him, but he is also the last known survivor of House Baratheon.

EditWhere is Howland Reed?

Howland Reed was a minor figure in the story until very recently, simply known as the father of Bran Stark’s companions: Meera and Jojen Reed.

However, a flashback in season six set at the Tower of Joy revealed Jon Snow’s true parentage. Of the nine men who fought each other at the tower that day, there were only two survivors: Ned Stark and Howland Reed. This potentially makes Reed the last person alive who can verify Jon Snow’s true heritage.

The enigmatic Quaithe of the Shadow is one of Game of Thrones most long-running mysteries. First appearing in season two, Quaithe confronts Jorah Mormont, warning him of a plot being hatched by the warlocks of Qarth. She appears once more later in the season, and we have not heard from her since.

In the books, Quaithe plays a larger role. A magic-user hailing from the Shadow Lands, she appears to Daenerys Targaryen several times in Qarth, Astapor, and Meereen, providing her with cryptic riddles and prophecies.

Arguably the biggest mystery in Game of Thrones revolves around the prophesied return of a heroic warrior who will battle a great darkness.

According to the prophecy of “The Prince That Was Promised,” this warrior will be reborn amidst “salt and smoke,” and will wield a magical sword known as Lightbringer.

Melisandre previously believed that Stannis Baratheon was this “prince.” However, following his defeat and apparent death, she now claims that Jon Snow is.

Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, the Red Priests of Volantis (including their High Priestess Kinvara) believe that that Daenerys Targaryen is the prophesied one.

This section details unanswered questions that were addressed in season seven.


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