To be a fan of Game of Thrones, you must be a glutton for punishment — it just comes with the territory. Yes, viewers of the HBO series are rewarded for their hardships with one of the most entertaining television shows to ever grace TV, but that doesn't mean it's always easy to be devoted to Game of Thrones. With only 13 episodes left of the entire series, the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones is sure to be a devastating affair. Considering the end of Season 7 will be the lead-up to the final six episodes of Game of Thrones, it's going to need to be epic — and with epicness comes a lot of heartache. While you're probably already wondering how the series based off of George R. R. Martin's books will end, fans have to get through Season 7 first — and these theories about how Game of Thrones Season 7 could end are seriously depressing.
Every season finale of Game of Thrones needs to end with a bang. And Season 6 literally did so with Cersei using the wildfire to blow up the Sept. While moments like these are what Game of Thrones fans live for, they also come with a price. Beloved characters die, power balances shift, and anguish over what will become of the surviving characters ensues. As the Season 7 finale will be the last one before the series finale, the show is most likely going to pull out all the stops. That means that along with moments of triumph, the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale will also be depressing. So prepare for the worst with a roundup of just some of the most depressing theories about how Game of Thrones Season 7 will end.