The smallfolk will undoubtedly grow to look at their new queen with much the same dread as they did at Mad King Aerys, the last of the Targaryen kings, 20 years ago, fearful that any wrong move can set off her murderous fury.
And then there’s the Faith of the Seven itself. Yes, probably the entirety of the Militant’s soldiers were felled in the Baelor attack, but it’s sure to provoke a groundswell of support for the reborn movement – and there are still thousands of septons and septas located throughout the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, who will undoubtedly be eager to spread the message for vengeance against the self-avowed sinner that now sits the Iron Throne.
14. LADY STONEHEART = ARYA
In A Song of Ice and Fire, the brotherhood without banners comes across the stripped and abandoned body of Lady Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) three days after the Red Wedding. Taking pity on her, Lord Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) opts to transfer the magic keeping him alive to Catelyn; Catelyn, for her part, takes command of the brotherhood, transforming them from a “people’s army” to an organization hellbent on one task alone: tracking down and executing every last member of House Frey that was responsible for the brutal murder of her family.
If Arya has, indeed, taken her lady mother’s place in the story, then don’t be surprised to see her attempt to get revenge against Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) as well – something which “The Winds of Winter” might have already established.
13. THE WHITE WALKERS INVADE… FINALLY
After six years of spotting the Walkers’ undead horde moving ever more closely to the Wall, we expect them to finally arrive in force sometime in season 7.
It would allow the ever-more-fragile state of affairs in Westeros to degrade even further, as the War of the Three Monarchs kicks into overtime, milking every last bit of drama from the turn of events as possible.