Spectacular battles, suicide missions and huge revelations aside, "Game of Thrones" Season 7 was, without question, all about the reunions. The story has come full circle and the characters who haven't seen each other in years are now back together. Jon and Tyrion, Brienne and the Hound, the Stark children, just to name a few. With that being said, we can't help ourselves but notice a certain pattern in the way "Game of Thrones" is telling its story. So let's explore this pattern further and try to figure out what it could mean for the future of the series.

The parallels

To better understand the pattern, let's go through some of the instances in season 7 that tell us how history repeats itself in "Game of Thrones" universe.

  • First, we have Daenerys's invasion of Westeros that resembles that of her famous ancestor, Aegon the Conqueror. The three dragons are there and "The Loot Train Attack" was strikingly similar to "The Field of Fire," the key battle from Aegon's Conquest. Daenerys also plans her invasion from the island of Dragonstone over the giant map of Westeros Aegon built, so there is that.
  • On the other hand, Jon Snow could also assume the role of Aegon. After all, his real name is Aegon Targaryen, and Drogon has already shown the affection toward him. And given the new romance between Jon and Daenerys, it wouldn't be a surprise if they conquer Westeros together on the backs of their dragons, just as Aegon and his sister-wives did 300 years ago. The story seems to go in that direction. And if that turns out to be the case, history will, once again, repeat itself.
  • We also have "The Long Night" that is coming to Westeros once again with the Army of the Dead stronger than ever. Our theory is that in Season 8, there will be no more Wall nor there will be the Night's Watch to defend the Realm, just like the first time the White Walkers were around.

What does this mean for the future?

Now, let's talk about the importance of prophecies in "Game of Thrones" universe and how they fit into the pattern.

As always, history must repeat itself, and so we have "The Prince That Was Promised" prophecy. He or she will defeat the darkness with the sword Lightbringer. That way "The Long Night" will end like the first time. The White Walkers will be forced to retreat to the far North, the Wall will be rebuilt and the Night's Watch will be established.

With all of this being said, we must ask ourselves what's the whole point. Is "Game of Thrones" universe a time loop? A never-ending cycle of events that keep repeating themselves. Or is there something more? Perhaps our heroes can break the wheel of time and restore order to the world, and that's how it all ends. Either way, we can't wait to see how the story will unfold.