Game of Thrones season 8 theories: Will Tyrion and Jaime be killed by Bronn? New theory predicts tragic outcome

With just three episodes left, anything could happen

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 03 May 2019 10:36 BST
Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 4 - trailer

There’s a Game of Thrones theory doing the rounds that might break your heart.

With just three episodes to go until the HBO series draws to a close, fans are feverishly predicting which surviving characters will meet their grisly ends.

Some viewers believe that one such death was cryptically teased a few episodes back, and it's a character many assumed would make it out alive.

The moment in question arrived when Qyburn (Anton Lesser) gave Bronn (Jerome Flynn) a crossbow with Cersei’s orders to kill her brothers, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).

With Tyrion no doubt headed back to King's Landing now the Battle of Winterfell is out of the way, one theory from Reddit user HilmAbigail is gaining heat.

The theory reflects upon the causes of the show’s many deaths to see whether they could work out if Bronn will carry out Cersei’s commands.

Thrones has a long history of characters dying in the same way they killed other people in previous seasons. For example, Olenna Tyrell poisoned Joffrey and later died by poison, while ​Walder Frey had his throat cut by Arya seasons after ordering her mother Catelyn’s throat to be cut.

Reddit user HilmAbigail’s theory predicts the death of Tyrion Lannister (Reddit)
Reddit user HilmAbigail’s theory predicts the death of Tyrion Lannister (Reddit)

With this in mind, could Tyrion die by crossbow? Backing up this theory is the fact that Bronn is now in possession of the very same crossbow Tyrion used to kill their father, Tywin (Charles Dance).

You can feast your eyes on the first-look photos from the final season's fourth episode below.

You can find a list of who died - as well as a ranking of how well they fought in the big battle - here.

The intense trailer for the next episode sees everyone turn their attention to the Iron Throne and the fate of Cersei Lannister.

The final season of Game of Thrones continues every Sunday. Our extensive ranking of every episode in the series – from worst to best – is below.

The show will be available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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