New Game of Thrones Theory Argues That Tyrion Actually Became King

Peter Dinklage stars as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage stars as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones

Even though Game of Thrones aired its series finale more than a week ago, the show is still very much alive in fans' minds. But while we’re still trying to wrap our brains around the unexpected ending, Redditors are somehow coming up with new fan theories, including one about how it was Tyrion Lannister who truly won the Iron Throne, which—strangely enough—sort of checks out.

According to BuzzFeed, Redditor AgnostosTheosLogos broke down several key moments in the final season that led him to conclude that, in the end, it was Tyrion—not Bran—who really became King of the Six Kingdoms.

To begin, the user recalls that both Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen, who were fighting for the Iron Throne, died in the final season. And while Jon Snow had the most legitimate claim to throne, he didn't want it—therefore breaking the Targaryen line of succession. This brings us to Tyrion, the only living relative of Cersei, the previous ruler, making him next in line to the throne, the fan believes.

The user went on to argue that Gendry couldn’t take the throne, even though he was Robert Baratheon’s son, as he was a bastard. The scene at the end of the series finale where Bran Stark leaves Tyrion in control of the council is another key piece that the user believes is evidence of Tyrion’s true power position. The last surviving Lannister sits at the head of the table in the scene, and seems comfortable leading everyone through the meeting.

Tyrion—who was a prisoner in the show's final minutes—likely couldn’t have ended up as king. But by nominating Bran for the job, the Redditor argues that Tyrion believed he could rule the Six Kingdoms through Bran and by serving as the Hand of the King.

Not to put a damper on the theory, but it's worth noting that Tyrion was very vocal about not wanting to be named Hand of the King. And since Cersei really just took the Throne for herself after her children died, her claim to it wasn't exactly legitimate. Which would dispute that whole "Tyrion is officially next in line" business.

But with all the plot holes in the final season (such as Daenerys just forgetting about the Iron Fleet), there’s room for some speculation on just about anything—including the show's conclusion.

[h/t BuzzFeed]

Kodak’s New Cameras Don't Just Take Photos—They Also Print Them

Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.

Snapping a photo and immediately sharing it on social media is definitely convenient, but there’s still something so satisfying about having the printed photo—like you’re actually holding the memory in your hands. Kodak’s new STEP cameras now offer the best of both worlds.

As its name implies, the Kodak STEP Instant Print Digital Camera, available for $70 on Amazon, lets you take a picture and print it out on that very same device. Not only do you get to skip the irksome process of uploading photos to your computer and printing them on your bulky, non-portable printer (or worse yet, having to wait for your local pharmacy to print them for you), but you never need to bother with ink cartridges or toner, either. The Kodak STEP comes with special 2-inch-by-3-inch printing paper inlaid with color crystals that bring your image to life. There’s also an adhesive layer on the back, so you can easily stick your photos to laptop covers, scrapbooks, or whatever else could use a little adornment.

There's a 10-second self-timer, so you don't have to ask strangers to take your group photos.Kodak

For those of you who want to give your photos some added flair, you might like the Kodak STEP Touch, available for $130 from Amazon. It’s similar to the regular Kodak STEP, but the LCD touch screen allows you to edit your photos before you print them; you can also shoot short videos and even share your content straight to social media.

If you want to print photos from your smartphone gallery, there's the Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer. This portable $80 printer connects to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities and can print whatever photos you send to it.

The Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer connects to an app that allows you to add filters and other effects to your photos. Kodak

All three Kodak STEP devices come with some of that magical printer paper, but you can order additional refills, too—a 20-sheet set costs $8 on Amazon.

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The Office Will Debut Unreleased Footage When It Premieres on Peacock

Get ready for never-before-seen footage of The Office.
Get ready for never-before-seen footage of The Office.

Even though you would expect The Office to already be on Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, the comedy remains on Netflix … for now. But once it leaves Netflix at the end of the year, we’ll all be getting a major treat when the episodes re-debut on NBC's new platform complete with unreleased footage.

In case you’re unaware, The Office chronicles the lives of a group of unique paper company workers. The series ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013, and featured an ensemble cast helmed by Steve Carell and included the likes of Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Creed Bratton, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, and Ellie Kemper. Many of the actors on The Office have gone on to have impressive careers in the film and TV industry.

The Office unreleased footage

One awesome bonus of The Office leaving Netflix for Peacock is that the streaming service will also be making unreleased footage available for subscribers. While speaking to Bloomberg, Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises chairman Matt Strauss revealed, “We will be reintroducing The Office in a more complete way, incorporating elements that were not part of the original broadcast.”

Getting to see unreleased footage from the Dunder Mifflin gang will definitely be incentive enough to sign up for Peacock when the show moves there in 2021.

When is The Office coming to Peacock?

While The Office is currently on Netflix, it won’t be for long—those streaming rights will expire by the end of the year. Fans will be able to see all of their favorite characters on Peacock in January of 2021, and Peacock will retain the streaming rights to the series for the next five years.