Game of Thrones Fan Theory Says There's Another Secret Targaryen

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Helen Sloan, HBO

One of the biggest Game of Thrones shockers that left us desperate to know what'll happen next—especially after the season 7 finale—was the reveal that Daenerys Targaryen is Jon Snow's aunt. Viewers saw, through Bran Stark's eyes, that Jon's mother was actually Lyanna Stark (Ned Stark's sister) and that his father was Rhaegar Targaryen, Daenerys's brother. What will happen when the newly coupled pair finds out they're related is something we're anxious to see in season 8, but a curious fan theory that Screen Rant reported on suggests there could be yet another secret Targaryen.

The theory is kind of reminiscent of Star Wars, as it suggests that the "secret" Targaryen is actually Jon's twin sister, who is just as much in the dark about her parentage as her brother.

The theory, brought forth by Redditor MikeTysonsLifeCoach, says that Lyanna had twins the day Ned found her in the tower. While Ned took Jon to raise him, she gave her daughter to Howland Reed, and she was raised as Meera Reed. The evidence that backs this up is that both Jon and Meera were born in the same year, and while Meera was brought up by Howland, the whereabouts of her mother are still a mystery.

The pair also have similar features, with their pale skin and long dark hair. Other proof that Howland took in Lyanna's daughter comes from the fact that Howland owed Lyanna a great debt: She defended and saved him during the Tourney at Harrenhal. Howland, like Ned, would have certainly felt obliged to take in the infant and protect her at all costs.

While this theory is sort of a long shot, there is some plausible evidence in its favor. Plus, it would be an epic twist—and we can't count that out, given that this is the final season of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones returns for the last time on April 14, 2019.

[h/t Screen Rant]

These Rugged Steel-Toe Boots Look and Feel Like Summer Sneakers

Indestructible Shoes
Indestructible Shoes

Thanks to new, high-tech materials, our favorite shoes are lighter and more comfortable than ever. Unfortunately, one thing most sneakers are not is durable. They can’t protect your feet from the rain, let alone heavy objects. Luckily, as their name implies, Indestructible Shoes has come up with a line of steel-toe boots that look and feel like regular sneakers.

Made to be incredibly strong but still lightweight, every pair of Indestructible Shoes has steel toes, skid-proof grips, and shock-absorption technology. But they don't look clunky or bulky, which makes them suitable whether you're going to work, the gym, or a family gathering.

The Hummer is Indestructible Shoes’s most well-rounded model. It features European steel toes to protect your feet, while the durable "flymesh" material wicks moisture to keep your feet feeling fresh. The insole features 3D arch support and extra padding in the heel cup. And the outsole features additional padding that distributes weight and helps your body withstand strain.

Indestructible Shoes Hummer.
The Hummer from Indestructible Shoes.
Indestructible Shoes

There’s also the Xciter, Indestructible Shoes’s latest design. The company prioritized comfort for this model, with the same steel toes as the Hummer, but with additional extra-large, no-slip outsoles capable of gripping even smooth, slippery surfaces—like, say, a boat deck. The upper is made of breathable moisture-wicking flymesh to help keep your feet dry in the rain or if you're wearing them on the water.

If you want a more breathable shoe for the peak summer months, there's the Ryder. This shoe is designed to be a stylish solution to the problem of sweaty feet, thanks to a breathable mesh that maximizes airflow and minimizes sweat and odor. Meanwhile, extra padding in the midsole will keep your feet protected.

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The Office Writers Considered Making Michael Scott a Murderer, According to Greg Daniels

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NBCUniversal, Inc.

Greg Daniels is best known as the showrunner of The Office, a job that earned him two of his four Emmys. As reported by Screen Rant, the acclaimed creator dished in a recent interview with The Guardian about why the American version of the much-loved show almost wasn't made, along with a proposed plot twist for Michael Scott that forced Daniels to put his foot down.

"The UK version hadn’t finished airing and I’d never heard of it. My agent sent me a VHS tape of season one. It had a somewhat boring title so I didn’t look at it. He told me he wanted to show it to someone else if I wasn’t interested, so I popped it in. I watched the entire first series that evening," Daniels said.

As the show really got going after Steve Carell's role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin made him a household name, Daniels said some ideas in the writers room got too wacky for their own good. He recalled one particular instance, saying, “There were times where [the writers] would become enamored with a joke, and I'd have to put my foot down. For instance, they really wanted Michael to kill Meredith with his car. That was an early pitch, where he runs her over in the parking lot and then comes back, gets a tire iron and finishes the job. I was like, 'You can’t do that, that’s crazy!'”

Michael being a murderer certainly would have changed the tone of the show, so it makes sense that it never happened. Imagine the courtroom scenes we would have had to endure! The Scranton Strangler storyline would have paled in comparison.

[h/t Screen Rant]