Total Nerd Daenerys Is Going To Die Before The Series Ends, And We Can Prove It  

Rebecca Shortall
684 votes 245 voters 60.3k views 10 items Embed

List Rules Vote up the theories about Daenerys's death that make sense; vote down the ones that just don't hold up.

WARNING: Massive SPOILERS for everything up to Season 7, episode 6 of Game of Thrones (and possibly the future of the series). 

Before the 6th episode of Season 7 of Game of Thrones, "Beyond the Wall," aired, most viewers probably thought Daenerys and her dragons were nearly invincible. But once the Night King launched an ice spear into the neck of the dearly departed (and icily resurrected) Viserion, it has become all too clear the Mother of Dragons is as vulnerable as any being in Westeros. In fact, her end may come sooner than the audience expects. Tyrion repeatedly reminds Dany that she's not invincible, and Daenerys herself has reminded viewers she's unable to conceive children and, therefore, continue her legacy. This has to be more than coincidence. So that leaves us with the question: How will Daenerys die? 

Now, we all know Game of Thrones loves to surprise its loyal fanbase with sudden deaths of major characters. As the series draws to a close, the audience should prepare themselves for a shocking twist that will see at least one main character meet an untimely end. There are more than a few Daenerys Targaryen theories floating around the Internet that will totally convince you she's going to die, and soon. 

78 30

Dany Might Have Seen Her Own Death In A Vision

Dany Might Have Seen Her Own D... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Daenerys Is Going To Die Before The Series Ends, And We Can Prove It
Photo: HBO

Redditor Try_Another_NO has a theory based on all the imagery in Dany's vision of the House of the Undying: It all foreshadows her untimely death. In the vision, Dany sees the Iron Throne and reaches out to touch it. Before she can lay a finger on the coveted seat, she's distracted by the sound of a dragon crying.

She follows the sound and emerges at the gates of Castle Black. She goes through, walking beyond the Wall and into White Walker territory. She continues and finds a tent in the middle of the snowy landscape; she enters and finds her dead husband Khal Drogo and their unborn child waiting for her. Try_Another_No thinks this could all be a prophecy predicting she will battle the White Walkers, but die doing so. In the end, she will be reunited with her husband and stillborn child in the afterlife. 

73 27

There Will Probably Be Another Big Death

There Will Probably Be Another... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Daenerys Is Going To Die Before The Series Ends, And We Can Prove It
Photo: HBO

Game of Thrones pulls no punches when it comes to shocking deaths. The fatality list is lengthy and full of people viewers could envision eventually sitting the Iron Throne. However, since the premiere of Season 7, no major characters have died. 

Daenerys may have torched the Lannisters' army, but apart from dearly departed Dickon and his dad, the only people killed were nameless extras. As tensions are ramping up, we should expect a big death just around the corner.

Jon Snow has already died once, so it wouldn’t make much sense for him to be killed again.

Cersei certainly lives life on the edge, and she will almost certainly die before the end of the series if Westeros is to see a peaceful future. How? Well, if Jaime proves to be the Prince That Was Promised, he will be the one to kill her

But we shouldn't discount Daenerys from the death pool. It would be a hell of a twist if the person most expected to end up on the throne was bumped off before she even got to sit on it. 

40 18

Will The Qarth Prophecy Come True?

Will The Qarth Prophecy Come T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Daenerys Is Going To Die Before The Series Ends, And We Can Prove It
Photo: HBO

Book-reading fans may remember this foreboding prophecy from A Clash of Kings. While in the House of the Undying in Qarth, Dany was told that she would experience three treasons during her life time: one for gold, one for blood, and one for love. 

It has been theorized that she's already endured the first two treasons. The "blood treason" occurred when Mirri Maz Duur killed her unborn child, Rhaego, to save Khal Drogo's life. Following that betrayal, the "gold treason" came to light when it was revealed Jorah had been spying on Daenerys for Robert Baratheon. But what of the final betrayal? The treason for love? Could that last treason be the one that causes Daenerys to meet her maker? And will Jon be her betrayer?

43 21

Could Childbirth Kill Daenerys?

Could Childbirth Kill Daenerys... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Daenerys Is Going To Die Before The Series Ends, And We Can Prove It
Photo: HBO

With all the resurfaced discussion of Daenerys's supposed infertility, it's not out of the question that we might get a surprise Targaryen baby before the series ends. Game of Thrones loves nothing more than a good twist. Maybe Jon Snow will beat the odds and give Daenerys the heir she's been reminding viewers she'll never have.

While Daenerys's pregnancy would certainly be a shock, and likely a cause for celebration among the Taragryen loyalists, it doesn't bode well for Daenerys herself, especially if that baby shares Jon Snow's genetic makeup. Both Daenerys and Jon's mothers died while giving birth to them—and that's not to mention all the mess that happened the last time Daenerys went into labor. it could all be foreshadowing the possibility Dany may die giving birth to her successor.