This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.
Ever since his first appearance in Game of Thrones season one, Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage) has been a fan favorite. The drunken womanizer turned trusted political adviser often provides brief bits of humor and levity to a show that’s mostly “dark and full of terrors,” but he’s also a driving force in the plot. Tyrion is positioned to play a major role as we move forward from the battle with the Night King and his Army of the Dead to King’s Landing and a showdown with Tyrion’s sister, Cersei Lannister.
Now a new theory (via The Independent) suggests how Tyrion might die (NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!).
Here’s what the theory posits: Think back to season four when Tyrion kills his own father, Tywin Lannister, with a crossbow—while Tywin is on the toilet, no less. It’s a pivotal moment for the character and may come back into play in the final three seasons. Stay with us here: The Independent points out that many characters on GoT die by the same method they employed to end the lives of others. Olenna Tyrell poisoned Joffrey and was subsequently poisoned by Jaime Lannister. Ned Stark beheaded a member of the Night’s Watch and then publicly lost his own head. Ramsey Bolton used his hounds to kill his mother and sister, then Sansa turned them back on him in the end. The list goes on.
So it’s notable that in a previous episode we see Qyburn give Bronn the same crossbow Tyrion used on his father. We know that Cersei wants Bronn to eliminate her brothers, Jaime and Tyrion, now that they have turned against her. Could this be a signal that Bronn will kill Tyrion with that crossbow?
As much as we don’t want it to be true, it does make a lot of sense. Then again, maybe Sansa will use that dagger she now has in her possession to protect him. A girl can hope, right?