Game of Thrones is getting bigger and bigger despite an abridged run for its final season. As the series is approaching towards end lots of theories are coming out.
And the theory which we are going to discuss today wraps around the catspaw dagger. Yes, the same dagger that Arya used to kill The Night King. Catspaw dagger has caused nothing but trouble since it arrived on the show in the very first episode all those years ago and now it is been used to kill the dead army.
The latest theory goes much deeper into the flames about the weapon’s secrets and who can claim it as their own.
Forged In Fire
We have already seen a clueless Gilly discover that Rhaegar Targaryen had wed Lyanna Stark in secret, but Sam’s trip to the Citadel also provided context for him to come across the dagger earlier in the season 7.
You may remember that when searching for a Greyscale cure, the camera lingered on a very familiar looking weapon tucked in the dusty pages. In a text about Targaryen weaponry and dragonglass, the book may have inadvertently revealed that the dagger actually belonged to a rather famous Targaryen — Rhaegar Targaryen himself, to be precise!
While the show has only given us fleeting glances at the dagger, Entertainment Weekly may as well have done a whole cover story on it. Looking closer though, notice that the gem in the hilt appears to be a precious stone, most likely a ruby.
Trying to find further, those who have read up on their Thrones history will know that Rhaegar was famed for having ruby-studded armor. During his dramatic defeat by King Robert at the Trident, the Baratheon beast hit Rhaegar with his war hammer and the rubies flew into the water — this area affectionately became known as the Ruby Ford after that.
Bran may indeed know the dagger’s owner, but George RR Martin’s books aren’t quite so clear — or are they? Littlefinger Implicated Tyrion Lannister by saying that he won it in a bet, but Jaime says it was Robert’s. Jaime and Tyrion then guess that it was stolen off Robert, possibly by Joffrey.
Cast your minds back to when Baelish gave Bran the dagger, the creepy cripple muttered, “Do you know who this belonged to?” It seemed like a throwaway question, but it could suggest that Bran is aware of the weapon’s true potential to stir the proverbial pot if it were revealed to be Rhaegar’s.
Howland Reed Might Know Everything
As we prepare for Season 8, fans are rightly questioning, “Where is Howland Reed?” Present at the Tower of Joy, if anyone can shed any light on what happened that fateful evening it is Howland.
If Howland Reed Ever shows up in, he might recognize the dagger or even recall the tale of how Robert Baratheon took it off a dying Rhaegar.
All the pieces fit neatly into place, and while we may not get a full-blown Battle of the Trident (we can hope), expect to see a well-timed flashback of Robert taking the dagger from a deceased Rhaegar.
What do you guys think about this theory? Discuss in the comments below!
Drake Gave the Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Shoutout To Arya Stark During His Billboard Speech
Drake gave a shout out to a fellow northerner at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night.
During his win for Top Billboard 200 Album, the rapper referenced Arya Stark from “Game of Thrones” and her show-stopping kill from last week’s episode.
“Shout out to Arya Stark for putting in that work last week,” he said while making a stabbing motion with his new award.
Spoilers for the most recent episode, “The Long Night,” which included the epic Battle of Winterfell: Arya ended the fight by killing the Night King with a dragon glass dagger, taking out his entire undead army with him. Drake must be a fan of Maisie Williams’ character — along with the rest of the world as Sunday’s episode was the most-tweeted about in TV history with 7.8 million posts. It also broke records for the most-viewed episode in the HBO series’ history.
Twitter is going crazy about Drake mentioning Arya during his acceptance speech and they can’t keep calm. Have a look.
drake literally just said "shout out to arya stark for putting in that work last week" in his acceptance speech and i've honestly never seen the billboard music awards before but it is now my favorite one
— Jamie (@Jmw3iss) May 2, 2019
I just have this strong feeling that Drake’s next hit is going to have some Game of Thrones reference lyric about Arya Stark.. it’s something he would do
— sad naruto flute (@FaithRies) May 2, 2019
Oh no, Drake just cursed Arya. https://t.co/NPuvuex5eZ
— Sean, from the internet (@theshow55) May 2, 2019
I can’t… he couldn’t keep his mouth shut, everyone on the Arya bandwagon now but I have been ride or die since day one she first shot that arrow pass bran, ain’t no other character got my loyalty like that 😐 pic.twitter.com/Wgyh7ay6nq
— Stem Corps (@StemCorps) May 2, 2019
Writers are rewriting the ending as we speak. She's a goner.
— George (@beers_nolan) May 2, 2019
He just got my favorite character killed… 😡
— Shane Gray (@JMG4AU) May 2, 2019
This is the only Stark I acknowledge as my favorite, and who REALLY put in that work last week… pic.twitter.com/wykI1hyBjE
— ¥M (@youngmarrs) May 2, 2019
Twitter is saying, because Drake mentioned Arya, she is not going to survive the show for long. What do you think?