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    George R.R. Martin’s Upcoming Book Might Confirm A Gross Theory About ‘Game Of Thrones’

    The mysterious world of Game Of Thrones is much bigger and more intricate than has been shown on the screen. Based on George R.R. Martin‘s series of books, ‘Game Of Thrones’ went on to become one of the most popular fantasy TV shows. Though the show ended after eight expansive seasons, it did not cover everything that Martin has detailed in his books.

    Given the show’s popularity, several spinoffs, prequels, and sequels to the show were released. As the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe continues to expand with Martin still continuing his books, one rather gross theory about the show may just be confirmed in the near future. George R.R. Martin’s upcoming book, ‘The Winds of Winter’ points at some truth to the infamous Jojen paste theory.

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    Still from 'Game of Throne' (Image: Getty)
    Still from ‘Game of Throne’ (Image: Getty)

    As fans are eagerly awaiting George R.R. Martin’s next installment in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, there’s a rampant speculation theory about the fate of one particular character that dies way back on the show as well as in the book – Jojen Reed.

    The theory in question involves Jojen Reed, Bran Stark, and the ominous Three-Eyed Raven. While ‘Game of Thrones’ deliberately sidestepped this theory, the books might not be as forgiving. The book may take back its readers to a particular point in the story where Bran Stark came across the sibling characters Jojen and Meera Reed. The story trajectory involving these characters is the same in the book and the TV series up until the end of Season 4.

    However, the Jojen Paste theory comes into play after the show kills Jojen at the hands of wights while aiding Bran in reaching the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave. The books however take a different turn, leaving Jojen alive. But the book does not detail where he disappears or what happens to him, though he is significantly absent from the further story narrative.

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    What Is The Infamous Jojen Paste Theory?

    Still from 'Game of Throne' (Image: Getty)
    Still from ‘Game of Throne’ (Image: Getty)

    This is where the unsettling Jojen Paste theory stems from. The theory posits that Jojen Reed was sacrificed and turned into a paste, which a clueless Bran unknowingly consumes to survive. In Bran’s final chapter in ‘A Dance with Dragons’, the Children of the Forest provide him with a paste made from weirwood tree seeds to enhance his greenseer abilities.

    As Bran notices the paste, he doubts whether it is actually only made from the tree: “Something about the look of it made Bran feel ill. The red veins were only weirwood sap, he supposed, but in the torchlight they looked remarkably like blood.

    While this doesn’t confirm anything, it aligns with Jojen’s peculiar behavior, his absence during significant events, and his seemingly accepting attitude towards his fate. Jojen had already hinted at knowing when he would die and even showed a conviction that Bran’s destiny outweighed his own.

    The Children of the Forest are also shown to be rather mysterious, further adding to the theory’s plausibility. The possibility of a dark sacrifice or Jojen willingly offering himself to aid Bran’s awakening is something that would not come of as a surprise given the nature of ‘Game of Thrones’ even if it is an extremely gross idea.

    Fans now speculate that a potential confirmation of the Jojen Paste theory might await them in The Winds of Winter as it will possibly delve into the consequences of sacrifice and the murky motives of the Children of the Forest.

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