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
HBO

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]

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

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