Did the First 'Game of Thrones' Episode Predict All Four Stark Deaths?

If so, who will be next?

There's a new Game of Thrones theory floating around Reddit (opens in new tab): King Robert Baratheon's arrival at Winterfell in the very first episode of the series foretold many of the deaths we have seen in the ensuing six seasons.

According to the theory, when Robert Baratheon first came to Winterfell and greeted the Starks, he only touched four members of the Stark family—four members who are now dead—Ned Stark, Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark, and Rickon Stark, whose death last week completed the curse.

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'Ned Stark meets his end at the hands of Joffrey Baratheon and his executioner'

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Adding to the intrigue, when he greets Arya Stark, King Robert asks her, "Your name is?" This is possibly a hint that Arya will end up with the Faceless Men in an attempt to shed her identity.

Game of Thrones is no stranger to predicting events, so the theory is believable. After all, Walder Frey certainly hinted pretty hard (opens in new tab) that he was capable of a massacre of Red Wedding proportions. And there is no shortage of other instances of foreshadowing (opens in new tab) on the show.

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