George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series has been going on a lot longer than the HBO series (Game of Thrones, duh) based on it, and still, fans are pretty much yanking out their hair at the roots on a daily basis trying to figure out differing theories about how it'll all end. Martin isn't finished writing the books, of course, so there's still much to find out — but that hasn't stopped fans from coming up with elaborate theories surrounding the characters and their motives. The most famous is likely the one about Jon Snow's parents: A.K.A., how Ned Stark might really not be Jon's real father. Seriously, just try and read about that one without your brain hurting at least a little. Anyway, the good news is, it apparently looks like all this theorizing has somewhat paid off in a way. According to the man himself, George R. R. Martin, "one or two readers" have correctly guessed A Song of Ice and Fire 's ending — meaning Game of Thrones' ending as well.
He divulged this comment during a recent interview with the Telegraph , though he unfortunately did not include what the fans' guess actually was:
So many readers were reading the books with so much attention that they were throwing up some theories and while some of those theories were amusing bulls— and creative, some of the theories are right.
At least one or two readers had put together the extremely subtle and obscure clues that I’d planted in the books and came to the right solution.
And still, no hints for readers about what theory he's actually talking about. Nothing. So, you know what this means: Time to trawl fan forums and different sites to read every single theory fans have posted since the book series first began in 1996! Sounds daunting, I know, but if there was ever a job for the detectives of the Internet...it's this one. After all, we need answers...especially about poor Jon's real parents. For once, will he actually get to know something?!
This is actually a pretty solid plan too. Martin also added that even though "one or two readers" did correctly guess the ending, he has no plans to change it, probably because it would take him another 18 years to actually finish the series:
I wrestled with that issue and I came to the conclusion that changing it would be a disaster, because the clues were there. You can’t do that, so I’m just going to go ahead. Some of my readers who don’t read the boards, which thankfully there are hundreds of thousands of them, will still be surprised and other readers will say: ‘see, I said that four years ago, I’m smarter than you guys.'
Wait a second. "Four years ago." Is that a hint? Did this fan come up with the theory in 2010?! Or is it more recent, and Martin is assuming it'll be four years until the ending is revealed? EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING.
Better get searching, everyone — this could take a while.