Samwell Tarly, popularly called Sam is the eldest son of Lord Randyll Tarly and Lady Melessa Tarly of Horn Hill. By now, we already know that he has a very important role to play in the series Game of Thrones. An interesting GOT fan theory is that Sam writes the histories that become Game of Thrones. Sam is finally, surrounded by books and teachers, rather than tired old soldiers with swords. In Season 7 Episode 2, fans noticed an instance that points to Sam writing what we know as A Song of Ice and Fire.
1. The maesters of the Citadel are tasked with writing the histories of the world. The conversation between Archmaester Ebrose and Sam as they gather books in the Citadel library is a clear indication. “If you’re going to write histories, Tarly, you have to do the research,” Archmaester Ebrose lectures. “If you want people to read your histories, you need a bit of style. I’m not writing The Chronicles of the Wars Following the Death of King Robert I so it can sit on a shelf unread.” When Sam awkwardly shakes his head, Archmaester Ebrose asks, “What? Don’t you like the title? What would you call it then?” “Possibly something a bit more…Poetic,” Sam says. What could be more poetic than A Song Of Ice And Fire?Also, read: 7 Reasons Why Daenerys Targaryen Will Never Sit On The Iron Throne
2. George R.R. Martin has often compared himself to Samwell Tarly. “Tyrion might be who I want to be, but Sam is probably closer to who I actually am. The fat kid who likes to read books and doesn’t like to go up a lot of stairs,” he once said at Comic Con. So if anyone would be the “author” of the series, it makes sense for it to be Sam hence proving this GOT fan theory to be true.
3. Sam being the writer or narrator would make a lot of sense. He is the character who first sees the gyroscope, the only main character who has been to the Citadel, and he is a lover of history, books, and learning.
4. The Citadel where Sam is currently spending his time has a familiar-looking chandelier. It looks kinda like the one that’s in the opening credits.
5. Here’s what actor John Bradley had to say about the theory in an interview. “The one thing I found moving about [the gyroscopes] being the same in the Citadel and in the opening titles is that it’s a testament to [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss’] foresight, that they can plan something that only comes to fruition much later on. If you take the logic of the story now, the story of Westeros and the story of the battle for the Iron Throne, it would be a book in that library. The visual motif of that is you’re about to be told a story — the sense of an idea of being told a story, and people gaining that knowledge, the way Sam is absorbing knowledge in the library.” It’s is a huge indication towards this GOT fan theory to turn out to be true.
Perhaps the finale will show Sam sitting down to write the legendary experiences of Jon, Daenerys, and the other saviors of Westeros. The major impact of this GOT fan theory on the story would be a confirmation that Samwell makes it to the end. That would be an enormous relief considering the pace at which our favorite characters are dying, but not an event that changes the course of the series.
So, do you think we’re hearing Sam’s version of the story similar to the way Bilbo Baggins is the “author” of “The Hobbit” within Tolkien’s universe? Let us know in the comments below.