Now that Game of Thrones Season 7 has officially wrapped, fans are desperate for anything that keeps them talking about Westeros. Is Bran the Night King? What color is Sophie Turner's hair? The people need to know! Fortunately, Alan Tudyk has a Game of Thrones theory that will crack you up and make the wait for Season 8 seem a little less unbearable. Even better, the theory is about fan favorite couple Tormund and Brienne's child.
If the name Alan Tudyk sounds familiar to you, there's a good reason. The actor and comedian may not be a household name on the level of John Boyega or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but his films are in a major way — think Star Wars: Rogue One, Moana, and yes, he was Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. But, most importantly, he was Wat in A Knight's Tale — soon to be better known as Tormund and Brienne's love child.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the last few Game of Thrones seasons was watching gruff, tough Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) fall in love with the stoic Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). It's not quite "love" — "obsession," "fascination," or "lust" might be a better description — but Brienne is known for being a staggering warrior though not quite wife material. From the moment the Wildling pulled up next to her at Castle Black, it was impossible for fans not to ship Tormund and Brienne.
Fast forward to the Season 7 finale, and Brienne may have more than one worthy suitor. Though things aren't looking well for Ser Jaime Lannister, and the Hound is the only man who has come close to besting Brienne in a fight, it's Tormund making the big plans for their life together. Which may be why, on Aug 30, Alan Tudyk posted this meme on Twitter:
It's so perfect. It's too perfect. Tudyk even looks like the photos of actor Kristofer Hivju sans ginger beard that have recently gone viral. Of course, actress Gwendoline Christie is six feet and three inches tall, and Hivju stands at an even six feet. Tudyk's six foot frame frame isn't quite the "take over the world"-sized babies Giantsbane might hope for, but it's safe to assume that Wat would just be an outlier. Either way, I am here for it.
Game of Thrones fans may have to wait a long, long time before HBO finally gives us the Tormund-Brienne pairing of our dreams. In the interim, though, it's nice to dream that they really did make those "huge, monster babies" in another medieval timeline. Now, we have to wait and see if Hivju answers this hilarious meme on his Instagram account. It's too good to ignore.