Why Does Tyrion Look So Concerned in the New Game of Thrones Trailer? Fans Have a Theory
The creators of Game of Thrones are certainly under a lot of pressure to make the upcoming final season the best one yet. Between the many unanswered questions we're looking to have resolved, at least one epic battle, and a handful of confrontations we know our favorite characters must have, the HBO series has a lot on the line. And the first full-length trailer for season 8, which was released last week, only added to that hype, as it has raised even more questions and has fans offering up a dizzying number of theories about what might happen when the show comes to an end.
One character who has created quite a buzz is Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister. While he's barely in the trailer at all, the few seconds that do feature him are extremely telling. He stands there, with a concerned expression on his face, staring up at the sky looking at … something. This, of course, has led to a stream of speculation about what that something could be. The Huffington Post has posed an interesting theory—and one with enough evidence behind it that it might just be true: Tyrion could very well be watching Jon Snow ride a dragon.
Back in season 7, fans began suspecting that Jon would be riding a dragon in the final season, with many believing he's ready to in one of the scenes in the new trailer. But why should we be so sure Tyrion is looking at this? Well, HuffPost points out an important detail: In a poster for season 5 and the trailer for season 7, Tyrion is looking up at a dragon. And in the trailer for season 6, we see him getting ready to unchain Dany's dragons. The show's promos clearly love to pair together Tyrion and at least one of these creatures, so it wouldn't be surprising if it was the same for the final season.
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On top of that, the last time we saw Tyrion, he was looking equally as distressed after discovering that Jon and Daenerys had become romantically involved. Keeping with this theme, it's easy to believe he's again looking at one of them, if not both, in the scene in question. The personal and political relationship among these three will no doubt be important in the upcoming episodes.
Game of Thrones returns on April 14, 2019.