Game of Thrones fan theory hints Sansa was behind Jon Snow's downfall

An interesting Game of Thrones fan theory seems to suggest that Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) plotted the downfall of her brother Jon Snow (Kit Harington), in the show’s final season.

As we all know, in the season eight episode The Last of the Starks, Jon confesses his true identity to his siblings: that he is really Prince Aegon Targaryen, the son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

And although the siblings were meant to keep this revelation secret, the Lady of Winterfell could not resist telling Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage).

This led to fears from Jon’s aunt, Daenerys Targaeyen (Emilia Clarke), that her nephew could pose a threat to her claim to the throne.

Jon eventually killed Daenerys after she obliterated King’s Landing, and this led to him being banished to the Wall rather than being executed or able to return to Winterfell.

While Jon was banished, Sansa became the new Queen of North – a role that she had long desired. She apologises to her brother for betraying him, although he feels no ill will towards her.

But that’s when the fan theory comes into play, which suggests that Sansa did this purposely in order to create the downfall for Jon, as she attempted to take over The North.

So that leaves the question: was Sansa telling Tyrion of Jon’s lineage intended to create all this mayhem? Or did she have her brother’s best interests at heart?

And as well as that, even more secrets have been revealed about the HBO series’ final season.

The season’s third episode, The Long Night, almost took a different direction during an epic scene that involved Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) hurling a dagger into the gut of The Night King (Vladimir Furdik).

Episode director Miguel Sapochnik revealed that the build up to reveal Arya leaping from the shadows was written to be much longer, and would have explained how she got there.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘At one point there was an elaborate plan to have her fight her way into the Weirwood forest, but as we progressed we realised she’d already done that earlier in the episode, so it felt like a repeat.’

Game of Thrones seasons one to eight are available to stream on NOW TV.

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