As Game of Thrones fan theories spread through the web like Wildfire, the latest is really something to behold – and marks good news for the King in the North.
George R. R. Martin has given us endless hours of literary and tele-visual enjoyment, so it’s only fitting that the next Game of Thrones fan theory pays homage to the fantasy genius.
It all began with an Imgur throwback to young George, alongside the perpetually unknowing Jon Snow:
While Kit Harrington, the Brit who plays Jon Snow, may have had a Hollywood makeover there’s more than a passing resemblance between the actor and author, who looks like he’s seen some hard times in Westeross in his high school year book photo.
Yet more regal flashbacks to Martin’s youthful days show him looking pretty majestic:
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 29, 2017
Some over-imaginative viewers have taken this affinity to mean the Stark-Targaryen hybrid might stay alive a little longer than his hometown compadres, in the hope that Martin’s assumed narcissism will keep Snow trucking on until the White Walkers destroy everything.
However, that’s a theory that any Game of Thrones book boffin will know to be untrue.
One claims Martin wrote himself into the story as Sam Tarley, while another Imgur theorist believes Martin is the real life answer to Rhaegar Targaryen.
The overriding theory? Martin must have a very attractive blonde aunt somewhere.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.