Prior to this season of Game of Thrones, the last time Gendry - the bastard son of the late King Robert Baratheon - graced our screens he was sailing away, with all but bread and water in a tiny rowboat.
Now it appears Gendry could be turning the tides of war, as his return from a taunting three-year hiatus has fans grasping for narrative closure with a new theory.
Having returned from King's Landing, where he has been keeping a low profile in his former trade as a blacksmith, Gendry’s arrival has brought into question his legitimacy as a potential heir to House Baratheon.
A position which negates his former branding as the bastard of King Robert and gives rise to the cruel but plausible theory: could Cersei be Gendry’s mother?
The fan theory about Gendry's evil mum suggests that in Season one, Cersei alluded to the death of her newborn, a child which she reveals she conceived with King Robert.
While this does call into question Maggy The Frog’s prophecy surrounding the child, the mentality of this era was that a baby that dies in the cradle is to be treated like it was never alive.
Thus, it implies that the baby did not die, but that Cersei despised her husband so much that she gave him away. A controversial insinuation, I might add, considering Cersei’s renowned role as an extremely maternal figure to her other children.
Although, it appears that the most conceivable ‘evidence’ lies in the seemingly dominant genes of the father, as Robert had a child with another blonde haired woman and his genes dominated.
This is especially plausible when you consider that Cersei's only baby with Robert had his colouring not hers, suggesting a high probability that he was not the father of the blonde haired children Cersei had.
While our pining for Gendry to return to our screens may have well and truly ceased in light of his speculated genetic fate, we have to take a sigh of relief, that at least this time the theory doesn’t fall at the hands of another incestuous fable... yet.