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Eragon may be able to stay in Alagaësia because the book clearly stated that "If something is changed enough, its true name will also change". Therefore, When Galbatorix is defeated, Alagaësia will be so changed that it will no longer be the same place and he will be able to stay. This can't be true because Angela says no matter what path he takes he will still have to leave Alagaësia and Eragon's dream supports the prophecy. I love easy plot twists! —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Eragon may leave Alagaesia, i believe, and remember the scene with the Menoa tree? In it Eragon gave his word in the ancient language that he will do anything once Galbatorix is dead. The tree might ask him, as revenge for Saphira burning it, to leave Alagaesia forever. But, Eragon's guide to Alagaesia makes it seem as though Eragon was still in Alagaesia when he wrote it, so perhaps Alagaesia will be such a changed place that Eragon will be able to stay, as its true name would have changed. Then again, his true name is still unknown,g tand perhaps the character Eragon kills will be Thorn, and Murtag, wishing revenge, when held at sword point by Eragon will use his true name and the true name of Alagaesia by allowing a spirit to posess him and using the extra magic as the last thing he does, so Murtag Shade will force the prophecy upon Eragon, although like i just said that perhaps Alagaesia could be a completely changed place afterwards it is still possible that it will not be, and Eragon will have to twist the meaning of the oath. Perhaps Murtag Shade will make Eragon sail straight into the Boar's Eye, and tell him never to return to Alagaesia. Then again, the charecter Eragon kills can be, do not laugh at me for even suggesting this, Islenzardi! In Brisingr it gave a view of Islenzardi that showed her as more of a cruel figure, and it showed the same in Eragon's guide to Alagaesia, although it spoke of her more as an alive person in the guide. The dungeon was confirmed not to be Galbatorix's, so perhaps Eragon somehow offends Islenzardi and he is sent to the dungeon, but this raises the question of Arya and Eragon. Perhaps it will work, perhaps not. Mabye Arya will kill Islenzardi! My theory on this is that Eragon will be chained and torchered, but Arya will fight through the elf gaurds and free Eragon, although Islenzardi will name a bounty on them for escaping and Arya accidentally killing an elf. All Islenzardi's feelings for Arya will be replaced by hatred for the dead elf, and she will remove Arya's inheritance, naming her an outcast. She will or will not confess her love for Eragon, and they will flee Du Weldenvarden after a long treck through the forest, and Eragon or Arya will be forced to return and kill Islenzardi, then the elves will or will not accept Arya and/or Eragon as their king. The dark shadow Eragon mentions in Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia might be an elf who agreed to be posessed by a spirit instead of accepting Eragon's rule. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 95.14.125.118 (TalkContributionsLogs) 17:33, October 13, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I think Eragon will defeat Galbatorix but not kill him. Remember when Eragon returns to the Varden in Book 3 after he discovers Sloan's true name, Eragon says that he will never become an executioner therefore I don't think that he will kill Galbatorix but rather find a way to free Shruikan and take the Eldunarí away from Galbatorix. This ties into Eragon's dream in that Galbatorix is the man crying on the sand. Also in Eragon's dream I think the man and woman getting on the boat is Eragon and Arya with Saphira and "Greeni" flying over. I say its Eragon because I think that he`s going back to Vroengard with Arya and her dragon (yes I believe Arya is the new rider) to build the legacy of the Riders again. The Rock of Kuthian I believe is in Utgard. Firstly because if you recall in Book 1 when Eragon and Brom ride past Utgard Brom tells the story of how Vrael died. In the story he says that Vrael went to Vroengard to replenish his power. I also think that Roran will be the new king and not the new rider. 41.134.153.194 13:32, September 20, 2011 (UTC)
It is widely believed that Eragon will defeat Galbatorix. (Angela said Eragon would be immortal or have a long life. While this suggests he will not die, she also said her prediction was not certain.) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Remember the rock of Kuthain and the vault of Souls? They are going to be critical to Eragons defeat of Galbatorix. What happened:
1) Vrael, after being wounded by Galby, flees to Utgard with a collection of Eldunarí
2) Knowing he will soon be killed Vrael builds the vault of souls
3) He hides Eldunarí inside, and seals the vault so that a noble rider (as determined by the true name) could open the vault and gain the power to defeat Galby71.235.78.151 20:15, November 6, 2011 (UTC)
It has been confirmed in an interview with Paolini that as of August 22, 2010 there is a part where Eragon kills a character and he (Eragon) is hanging from manacles. Paolini also said at this time he is nearing the end of the manuscript, so this part is most likely at the end of the book. He also said that the Eragon's imprisoner is not Galbatorix. He could be a prisoner of Elva, if she decides to fight against Eragon, or of Nasuada, if she attempts to eliminate or control all magic users, or Murtagh, if he becomes independent of Galbatorix but still opposes Eragon. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Remember Eragon's dream, in the first book? It Says of a women and a man boarding a ship with two dragons in the air, and also a man left behind, crying out. This could be taken many ways. I assume, that the green dragon will hatch for a female. The female and male on the ship are most likely Eragon and Arya, with their dragons. However, the dragon will hatch for a certain number of people, but they have been in all three books: Nasuada, Elva, Arya, Angela, Katrina (only women in this assumption) and others I will not mention. The dragon egg could hatch for Nasuada, and it could be Eragon on the ship with her, there is a chance they could be together. It could also be Murtagh and Nasuada. Murtagh fancies her in Eragon. This is unlikely, but I thought I could show many aspects. The pained man could be Eragon, they could have taken him from Alagaësia themselves.. It Also could be the people with the dragons are not the women and the man, but the man on the boat, and the one on land, or the woman on the boat could be Katrina and Roran with her, and Eragon was on the shore. My real point is that the dream isn't really straightforward enough to presume anything. The egg could hatch for quite a few people. The ones I mentioned above, and the men and women from Carvahall. Orik, Roran. However if I was to take my own guess it would be like others and that it was an Elvish ship (it states the appearance of the ship in the dream) It being Arya and Eragon with their dragons. With Murtagh or Roran on the shore. I do agree with the fact that Eragon will leave, Saphira and another dragon (Greeni) will become mates and they will all live a long time/forever and have many eggs. Not in Alagaësia though. Hrothgar mentions the time of the dragon riders will never return.. may not be true, but I think it is. I think the dragons will be somewhere else, but still live on. Maybe even find more Dragons. This is getting long so I'll try to be brief. I think Eragon will learn the name of the Ancient Language. I hope he kills Galbatorix and his fight is epic, unlike the fight with Durza where he surely would have lost without a major distraction. I am curious to the seven words Brom gave Eragon, and I hope he will tell us Eragon's true name. Also I hope Murtagh lives, just is good. It seems like too much of a Happily Ever After, but I like Murtagh, and I chose to believe he is a good man, and I want him to prove that he is no real son of Morzan, which is true since he was too cruel to be called much of a father. Also I hope Elva gets some form of punishment, I wish Eragon would just killed her.. oh well. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MadMaddeeMim (TalkContributionsLogs) 09:12, September 9, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
How about the "dark shadow" in Eragon's guide to Alagaësia? It could kill one of Eragon's elf helpers (Blodhgarm?) and imprison him. Or it could possess Eragon? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 92.28.49.94 (TalkContributionsLogs) 15:55, July 24, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Saphira could be killed in the final battle (or in another way), thus losing the last known female dragon, this would tie in to several things. One, the Inheritance title, the one who Inherits will NOT be Eragon, but the Rider of the Green Dragon and possibly Murtagh (the two dragons in the prophecy being Thorn and Greenie), Eragon then leaves Alagaësia to search the lands beyond the sea for more Dragons with Arya, thus fulfilling the prophecy of him leaving forever as well. And we know there is at least one character death. 67.184.123.157 22:41, May 20, 2011 (UTC)
Eragon will possibly kill the Urgals in Urgal halls. He was invited there by Nar Garzhvog. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
When the werecat, Solembum, gives Eragon this advice, "When all seems lost, and your power is insufficient, go to the rock of Kuthian and speak your name to the vault of souls." This means that Eragon needs to learn his true name to open the Vault of Souls, which could possibly hold more Eldunarí (though it is believed he would need a long time to enlist the will of the dragons to serve his cause, but Galbatorix only took a long time because he was set on enslaving the dragons. They would likely assist Eragon of their own free will, though, if only to save the Eldunarí that Galbatorix enslaved). The Rock of Kuthian could be the sapphire on ring that Brom gave Eragon, as when Eragon told Oromis of Solembum's prediction, Oromis said the name rang a bell.Or the rock of Kuthian could be the Eldunarí of an ancient dragon who would have a wisdom needed, or of one of the Forsworn's dragons (they lost their name and it would explain why Oromis and Arya recognized it but could not recall where from.) this could mean that Eragon could learn insider knowledge about Galbatorix's weaknesses. it could also be the hiding place of one of the Forsworns' dragons. this would support the idea that is was Helgrind as it could have belonged to the Forsworn before the Ra'zac. he may have to speak his name to convince the Eldunarí (which is the likely explanation as to what the vault of souls is) to convince the dragons that they should help him and he will not harm them. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
One other theory is Eragon will bring someone back from the Vault of Souls, or open the Vault of Souls, only to become strong and wise. If he does bring someone back from the Vault of Souls, it could be Brom, Eragon I, Oromis, Hrothgar, or even Vrael. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon I isn't nessecarily dead yet. And Vault of Souls probably DOES NOT mean bringing a soul back, it's probably a huge Vault full of Eldunari.
OR it could refer to that big hall full of statues in ELDEST that the dwarves owned, IDK what it was called. BUT what if all these statues contain the souls of the people/gods the statues are of?94.171.235.235 21:56, October 29, 2011 (UTC)Unohu Ur
The Rock of Kuthian does not yet have a specified location. After some research though I think that it is safe to say that the vault of souls is inside the Rock of Kuthian and that the Rock of Kuthian is Helgrind for the following reasons. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
1. When Eragon corners the final Ra'zac the Ra'zac offers to tell Eragon the "name" that Galbatorix has supposedly almost discovered. This name is obviously his true name. You have to speak your true name into the vault of souls to open it so this means that Galbatorix may have some idea where the Rock of Kuthian is. But then why would the Ra'zac know he was trying to find a name? The answer is that they were sent by Galbatorix to guard the Rock of Kuthian and it is located inside Helgrind.
2. Helgrind is worshiped and considered sacred. This may be because of the ancient dragon Eldunarí. This would create a powerful legend in the area and may give Helgrind a sort of magic pulse or essence.
3. Helgrind is also a mountain and it would fit the description Rock of Kuthian. That is just another small point.
4. The Ra'zac's lair is well hidden enough to be the Rock of Kuthian. It can only be reached by something that can fly (dragons). And the Ra'zac knew that Galbatorix was looking for a name, the name that could open the Vault of Souls located in the Rock of Kuthian. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Actually that's (1) impossible. Galbatorix would like to know Eragon's name, but what he's really looking for would be the name for the ancient language. Like you said the Ra'zac offer to tell him "the name" it's going to mean that he's searching for the true name of the ancient language. You need to think before you write. One more question how many times have you read the book. Some of these predictions are not logical. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Angela did not actually specify that the Rock Of Kuthian was the location of the Vault Of Souls. She merely said that speaking his name at one would open the other, not that they are in the same place, although it is likely that they are, it is not ironclad. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I believe Kuthian may be the name of one of the Forsworn as Arya and Oromis recognize it but cannot quite work out who it is. This would mean that the rock could be his Eldunarí, I think that he may regret his actions and therefore guide Eragon to the vault of souls. Which is where the wild dragons hid there Eldunarí before they made the pact with the elves. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I highly doubt this although it sounds fairly good, but it was the name of the Forsworns' dragons not the forsworn themselves that could not be remembered. Also i think that the rock is probably part of a legend of the elves thus Oromis and Arya have heard of it, therefor perhaps the elf children know (i also think that they will help Eragon out anyway because of their special powers and there interest in him.) My other theory is that the elf smith might know because she is very old very very old and might have encountered it before. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon might kill Murtagh and/or Thorn. While they were enslaved by Galbatorix, there was conflict between these Riders. Or Thorn might go away with Saphira and Eragon out of Alagaësia, like in Eragon's dream in first book. The long painful cry could be Murtagh's, since Thorn is leaving him.It could be that Thorn is killed by Eragon and Murtagh couldn't avenge him. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon could encounter Brom's sword Undbitr in Book 4, possibly when he confronts Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon will most likely use Glaedr's Eldunarí to help him fight Galbatorix. He may also turn to Glaedr for advice and guidance. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon could inherit Oromis's blade (if found by the elves) and take all of the stored energy from its gem. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon may be punished somehow by Gilderien the Wise for waking up the Menoa Tree. That may be why he leaves Alagaësia. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think that Eragon's mother may not be dead. For the following reasons I think that Angela is Eragon's mother. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

1. When Eragon has his fortune told Angela seems surprised when he mentions Brom and seems to know him.
2. She says that she foretold his mothers fate but wouldn't tell him what it was and that Solembum sort of found her. I think that the woman she referred to as Eragon's mother was herself and that Solembum found Eragon's mother.
3. Angela also could've been the Black hand because of her skill. She in one part of the book sneaks into the enemy camp and poisons them. She gets back out unseen.
4. Solembum also talks with Eragon and is not supposed to do that to many of Angela's customers and Angela herself seemed surprised. If Angela was Eragon's mother that would be a good reason for him to talk to Eragon. She says only three were spoken to by Solembum the woman (Angela) the blind beggar (Brom) and Eragon.
5. Angela says that her memories of Selena were muddled which is a lame excuse she bieng as mentally sharp as she is. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Impossible. It says in the first book that Selena came to Carvahall when she was pregnant with Eragon and he was born 5 months after her arrival. She begged Garrow and Marian to raise him then left. Selena is definitely Eragon's mother. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Very unique theory! However I do not think that Angela would be Selena (The Black Hand) for two reasons. 1) Angela's personality is just to sporadic and cheerful to be the same person who was responsible for the quickly, stealthly executed plots by Selena. 2) On the dedication page of Book 1: Eragon, Christopher states, "This book is dedicated to my mom... my dad... And also my sister, Angela, for helping when I'm 'blue'." I highly doubt that he would have made a character modeled after his sister the most deadly and evil character in the series. Good theory though but I just don't think that it is likely. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.71.54.219 (TalkContributionsLogs) 00:09, April 25, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
it is also impossible because Angela herself says that she told Selena's fortune and however skillful she may be I doubt she can split herself into 2 personalities so CAN'T be Eragon's mother. she could have lied and someone else told HER future —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
To whoever posted very unique theory! However I do not think that Angela would be Selena....
Galbatorix is the most deadly & evil character, NOT SELENA!
Just sayin'.
70.179.79.226 02:33, August 22, 2011 (UTC) Thornzmisery
Eragon could also go to Doru Areaba, the Rider's capital on the island of Vroengard. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon could go to Du Fells Nángoröth with Saphira. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
An unlikely outcome would be that Eragon grabs the green egg, teleports it to the Varden, and before he can escape, is murdered by our good friend Galbatorix. Then he couldn't Finnish what most fans speculate he will do. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon will use Brom's blessing from book 1. Brom asked Eragon to take his blessing. Eragon agrees to. Book 1 Chapter Legacy of a Rider, "Eragon bowed his head and nodded, overcome. Brom placed a trembling hand on his brow. 'Then I give it to you. May the coming years bring you great happiness.' He motioned to Eragon to bend closer. Very quietly, he whispered seven words from the ancient language, then even more softly told him what they meant. 'That is all I can give you... Use them only in great need.'" He hasn't used this blessing of seven words yet and it has been mentioned since. What might it be used for in book 4? —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Ahhh for all you know, it could be something totally anti-climactic. Or hell, maybe it was the boy's true name and he don't know it. Think before you post! —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

If Eragon kills Galbatorix, he and Arya might finally become romantically involved. Oromis stated that Arya is proud of Eragon. Also, in the Eragon chapter, "The Witch and the Werecat", it states that Eragon will love one of noble birth (plausibly Arya). Eragon is already in love with Arya, and Angela only predicted that Eragon would fall in love with one of noble birth, and she also said that she did not know whether that relationship would work out or not. In Eldest, when they go on a walk to learn of the Menoa Tree, Blagden (the enchanted white raven) shouts "Wyrda" or fate. In Eldest, Eragon found only a couple of relationships between elves and humans (one also being a Rider), and that they didn't end well. Elves do not believe in marriage. Also, even if Arya reciprocated Eragon's desires, she would not act on them because of her duties to her people and the Varden. Oromis said she was afraid he would get distracted from his lessons, so if there is no more conflict, perhaps Arya will reveal her true feelings. Also, Eragon is part elf and part human, and Arya is an elf. However, Oromis said in Eldest that she has spent so much time with humans as an ambassador and that she is more human than most elves.Maybe she will leave with Eragon from Alagaësia, she might be the women in his dream in the first book. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
His lover may also be Nasuada. She is of noble birth, and it does suggest Eragon having possible feeling for her. One uncommon yet possible theory is that Nasuada will become the Rider of the last egg, and she will become immortal. Eragon will fall in love with her, they marry, (Eragon and Arya may still be friends) and Saphira and Dragon #3 will mate. Happily ever after. Though some think that Arya will become the new Rider, and she will love Eragon. There may be holes in that theory, though. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon may leave Alagaësia forever. He could be one who leaves on the ship, according to his dream from Eragon (book). Also, Oromis stated that he cannot control his future, for he does not know what choices lead him up to that point. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon may, along with Arya, Nasuada, and Orrin, rename Alagaësia, thus he leaves Alagaësia forever. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon may use Aren (the ring inherited from Brom) to defeat Murtagh and/or Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It was formerly speculated that Eragon might find Eragon I and Bid'Daum (there was no evidence that they were dead). They could help him in the fight against Galbatorix. However, this cannot happen because Christopher Paolini stated that no more surprise Dragon Riders will be found. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
While Eragon was with Oromis for the last time, Oromis said he would search his scrolls for any mention of the Vault of Souls. It was never again mentioned however, and if he found any information he died before he could tell Eragon, but Glaedr might know if any info was found. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon's new technique of transporting items from one place to another was never used in the third book. This may play an intrinsic role in the fourth book, either by transporting Eldunarí from Galbatorix, or with other items of great value. He could possibly even transport the third egg, as Arya transported Saphira. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon could somehow discover the true source of magic, the place where magic comes from, the place where dragons call upon magic (Brisingr page 635). It is likely that Galbatorix is searching for the same word and will succeed in finding it, as the Ra'zac told Eragon that Galbatorix had almost found 'the name'. We know that the true name of magic is important as Oromis says so in BK 2. So Galbatorix may find it. But perhaps then Eragorn will fight without the ancient language, like when he was attacked by the dwarves beneath Tronjheim. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── We'll probably also see more of Angela's former master Tenga, the old hermit in BK 3. The question he claims to be answering will apparently benefit all. It could be the true name of the ancient language, or perhaps a method of converting energy into Magic. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

More of Angela's secrets may be revealed. Oromis recognized her as a spellcaster (one can assume?) that had been to Du Weldenvarden before. Surely there is more to see. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Elva may still be of some use to the Varden... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is possible that Eragon will go with Arya and the elves to Alalëa. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is possible that Eragon discovers more Riders. Oromis and Glaedr's survival brings more assumptions to how many more have survived. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Maybe we will learn more about Nasuada's past. In book one Orik mentioned that no one knew where she came from, she and her dad had just appeared one day. Her mother wasn't with her, so she might be someone of importance. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Remember from the Books:
The 'other' Eldunarí were either hoarded up in Galbatorix castle (all of them), or so well hidden that their existence was kept even from magic users who sought them (i.e. Brom, and the other elves). He may find some in the Vault of Souls. The Vault of Souls may be placed by the dragons in a place they thought would be inaccessible to men and elves. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is an interesting theory that the Vault of Souls contains more Eldunarí. Some holes in this theory are:
  1. It took Galbatorix a very long time to beat the dragons into submission. Alagaësia was at war, and there will be no time for Eragon to enlist their willful assistance.
  2. The elves considered the enslavement of the dragons' Eldunarí to be one of his most heinous crimes. Though the dragons may willfully serve Eragon's purpose, it will be no small thing for the Elven Race to accept. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
above and Eragon wouldn't be forcing them to do what he wants. but he would have to find them and get their willingly cooperation would take a long time. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 204.169.28.94 (TalkContributionsLogs) 15:14, May 2, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Eragon wouldn't be enslaving the Eldunarí though... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Another theory is that the Vault of Souls contains the Eldunarí that Galbatorix has managed to hoard over the years, and by releasing them from Galbatorix's control, Eragon will be able to easily overpower the king. How his true name would help him accomplish this is presently unknown. He may need to speak his true name to the Eldunarí so that they know his intentions and will help him. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
In Eragon, when Saphira flew Eragon to the top of one of the Beors, Eragon began losing consciousness, Eragon told Saphira and she said to remember that if they are fighting another Rider in the future. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Part of Eragon's true name almost certainly includes Brisingr. It is the first word of magic he used (book 1), his sword (book 3) turns into fire, Saphira and he said they "balance each other out", i.e. water and fire, he called himself death of the shadows (i.e. light), he then was the death of the shadows when he killed the Shade with his sword on fire (book 1), the origin of the word Eragon might be fire, the sword Brisingr was created to kill Galbatorix (the ancient elvish smith, Rhunön, said so), just like Eragon might have been "created" to kill Galbatorix, and if that is the true name of the sword, it might be his, and Galbatorix has a black dragon and fire fights the dark, and most importantly, when Brom said brisingr on the plains, he shivered and felt more alive (book 1), just like Sloan felt when Eragon said his true name (book 3). When he explained to Oromis about his sword catching fire Oromis says "I wonder ..." Also, when Eragon returns to Nasuada and Arya after the Battle of the Burning Plains, Arya murmurs: "The candle still burns", referring to Eragon. This seems an odd figure of speech, and it hints that Arya may know Eragon's true name (candle = flame = fire = Brisingr). Also The Man Who Saw The Lights described Eragon as a blazing sun. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
A hole in this theory is that whenever Eragon says that word, it isn't mentioned that it makes him feel any different, and Eragon would have known that it was his soulname. Also, he may have felt more alive when Brom said it because the part of his mind where he goes to draw out magic sensed magic being used. But that doesn't mean Brisingr couldn't be part of his name. Eragon will probably only know his true name when he hears all of it. Also, it is possible that if someone speaks their own true name, there is no effect on them, thus only when others say Brisingr that is it hinted as his true name. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Another possibility is that Eragon's true name could be 'death to the shadows' (what he told the shade, Durza, in book one) because he has technically killed two Shades. (Book One and Book Three) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is also possible that Eragon will must know his true name to sense when part of his true name is spoken, however when Eragon said Sloan's true name, Sloan immediately realized that Eragon had power over him. Therefore, Eragon would recognize his true name being said. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
His True name could be a mixture of the word for fire in the ancient language "Brisingr" and the saying ' Death of the shadows' which was mentioned above also he was called a 'candle' bye Arya (but she says she couldn't guess his name at the same time) my estimate at his name (random but just think this fits) is "Fire in the Shadows" or "before the shadows". the shadows being Galbatorix and all he has to face in the future and a reference to killing Durza which most definitely changed his personality and maybe his true name without his knowing, this is backed up by previous quotes and also he was said to be "blazing like the sun" by the blind man. Oromis also says "i wonder" when told about the nature of the sword Brisingr and as he says he could guess Eragon's true name then he would be wondering:P . i doubt his true name would be a single word as Sloan's seemed to be a phrase so saying the word Brisingr would have no effect on its own. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.133.24.91 (TalkContributionsLogs) 17:43, July 7, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Though "brisingr" is the true name only of fire, that (presumably) does not mean that it can not be part of the true name of another thing or individual. As Christopher Paolini has stated, a true name may be as brief as a phrase (for example, Sloan's true name is only three words in the ancient language), or paragraphs long. This implies that Eragon's name could indeed include the word "brisingr," but be much longer than that. His name could appear quite simplistic in length, or be quite grievous to utter. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
He might somehow open the vault of Souls and Morzan appears out of it. They help each other and defeat Galbatorix. This was implied in page 487 of Brisingr in Eragon's dream. The man states that he is Eragon's father, and that he is carrying Zar'roc. Zar'roc used to be Morzan's sword, and Morzan is Eragon's father. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The theory above can't be true as Eragon's father is Brom, but since Brom had and used Zar'roc in Eragon, it could be possible that it's Brom and he helps him defeat Murtagh and Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

In his dream his "father" says "My son, come with me. Together we can destroy the Varden, kill Galbatorix, and conquer all of Alagaësia." Brom would never destroy the Varden or wish to conquer all of Alagaësia so I do not believe that this dream has any meaning. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Both of the above theories are defeated because in Eragon's dream in Brisingr, it says that it is Eragon's father who is with him and this is supported by the fact that Eragon's father has Zar'roc. This leads one to assume that it is Morzan. This is false. Brom is with Eragon in the dream. This is because the eyes of Eragon's father in the dream are said to be blue, when Jeod says to Eragon earlier in Brisingr that Morzan's eyes are different colours (One blue, one brown). This shows that it is Brom because Morzan doesn't have two blue eyes. Also, Brom stole Zar'roc from Morzan when he killed Morzan and his dragon, that is why Eragon's father is carrying Zar'roc. Also Glaedr mentioned that Eragon knew who his father was all along, only sub-consciously, and he couldn't think of the knowledge himself. This is what the dream means, Eragon knows that Brom is his father because his father has blue eyes and was one carrying Zar'roc. One possible theory is that Christopher Paolini is trying to trick the audience into thinking that the reader in Eragon's dream is Morzan because he is carrying Zar'roc. This is supported by the fact that when Eragon is with the Varden and is choosing a sword, Fredric, the Varden's weapon-master says that a great warrior is recognized by his blade. This could be tricking the readers so that when you see Morzan with Zar'roc in Eragon's dream, you automatically think that it is Morzan because of what Fredric said when Eragon was picking a sword. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
An interesting point that will require further thought. Think on thins point, though. Why would Paolini send Eragon on a quest with a man that's actually his father, have Eragon witness his death, and then find out his father was the accursed Morzan, only to somehow twist it back to the point where he Finds out Brom was his father and that figures like Saphira and Oromis knew the entire time? To bring Brom back would almost diminish the significance of this plot thread, but could expand it to something greater. Eragon could retain contact with his father at some point in Book 4, that is a more likely scenario. Also this theory is not true because in the 3rd book Saphira shows her memory of Brom to Eragon that reveals that he is his father. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I feel that the reason Eragon's father's eyes were both blue in his dream was because, though he thought Morzan was his father, deep down, he knew his father was really Brom. The truth and the lies were being mixed up. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
If Eragon is descended from King Palancar, it may be revealed. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
If Eragon is a descendant of King Palancar, Roran, through Eragon's mother Selena, would also be. Roran, being the older of the two, would then be the rightful heir to Alagaësia. That would coincide with the understanding that immortals should not rule the world. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon may use the energy from natural sources such as lightning, fire and light to defeat Galbatorix, if he can devise a spell which allows him to do so. Tenga may aid him with that, as, in Brisingr, Tenga said he was searching for "...The answer! a key to an unopened door, the secret of the trees and the plants. Fire, heat, lightning, light..." - Brisingr, Page 135 —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
A speculative side note, that Eragon does not get harmed by wild animals when he is hunting in the Spine, therefore he doesn't fear it. Also when Roran is hiding from the Ra'zac in the Spine he is not harmed at all. This seems strange because everyone else seems to fear the Spine because of all the dangers and animals that could harm, I know this needs more thought but it's just some thing that I thought might have something to do with the fourth book. It could also be that one of the final battles takes place there, because in Book 1, it says that Galbatorix lost half of his army in the Spine. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I definitely have to disagree with you on Ra'zac part. When he (it) said "the name" it was talking about it with a very urgent intensity. I believe that it is not Eragon's True name, but the name of the Ancient Language. what you think? —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

I also think that it is the name of the ancient language that the Raz'ac were referring to. In the very first book Brom says that knowing this name will give you control over everyone who uses the ancient language. This would allow Galbatorix to defeat not just Eragon but every single magic user. And about Angela being Eragon's mother, I don't believe that. Why wouldn't she have revealed herself to Eragon or to Brom. Why wouldn't Brom have recognized her. Also she would have to do a really good job of faking her own death to fool Morzan. And anyway, Selena may have been a powerful magician but she was neither a Rider nor an elf, she would still age. I'm quite sure that the woman who's future Angela told was Selena, Angela said that it was a dark future and Selena was going to have bad things happen to her and she was going to die soon. Also, as a powerful magic user, it is likely that she would be able to speak with Solembum. Who the blind beggar is will I think be explored in book 4 because they must be someone important for Solembum to speak to them. Who do you think he is? —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Have you considered that Sloan might be the blind beggar that Solembum spoke to, perhaps he plays a bigger role in this. I mean that would be a pretty good plot twist. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 201.130.206.6 (TalkContributionsLogs) 15:52, April 27, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Has anyone considered that Eragon might not leave Alagaësia? Oromis said that Angela's predictions may come true, they may not. Also, the new Rider is undoubtedly Arya. For one, she already is trained and would be of immediate use. Also, if they were both Riders, Eragon and Arya could be in a relationship. Also, if Eragon does bring back someone from the Vault of Souls, we can discard Hrothgar, Vrael, and Eragon 1. Hrothgar because he died so Orik could be king. Bringing him back to life would defeat him dying in the first place. The other two are unlikely because this is Eragon's crusade and it seems strange that another Dragon Rider could be summoned back to help him. Eragon must depose Galbatorix if the story is to work. Therefore, the most likely person he could bring back is either Brom, Garrow, or Selena. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.205.68.219 (TalkContributionsLogs) 13:45, April 19, 2011 (UTC). Please sign your comments with ~~~~.
I definitely agree that the new Rider is Arya. Everything above fits perfectly. Also, in Eragon's dream in Book 1, he sees two dragons flying above the ship, and a man and a woman are walking towards the ship. Eragon could be the man and Arya the woman. The dragons would be Saphira and the green dragon that's Arya's. Eragon and Arya could be sailing away from Alagaësia forever, as Angela foretold when she and Eragon first met in Book 1. As for the man crying on the beach, I have no idea who he is. I really think that he is someone that we haven't met yet. Though there is a small, small, small chance that he is Sloan or Murtagh. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.175.36.62 (TalkContributionsLogs) 17:32, April 21, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It could be that Roran is the next dragon Rider... he leaves Eragon outside Alagaësia and they go back in a ship along with the green dragon, Saphira and Katrina. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 120.60.143.222 (TalkContributionsLogs) 06:57, April 23, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The new Rider is expected to be Arya, but what is a novel without twists... In my opinion it may be Angela as she is magical and there is many hints throughout the three books about her age, how she knows many things, how she appears without being seen and how wise she really is. I doubt Eragon will die but I think Roran will, to save Eragon, Katrina or any other person in the village in a battle - possibly the last battle of the last book - which would be a fitting and noble death for such a man. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Marcberry (TalkContributionsLogs) 10:53, April 23, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Duhhh! Haven't you read the excerpt! The walls of some castle fall on him. Oh! Please read the chapter King Cat —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 99.19.199.102 (TalkContributionsLogs) 22:39, July 12, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I don't think Roran would be the next Rider, as his wife Katrina would still be mortal, The last Rider could be someone we haven't even met yet. What if Orik and the dwarves come forth and decide they want to pact in the ancient language so they may have the chance to be Riders too? Although the most sensible Rider would be Arya, if Eragon is to achieve his happily ever after perfectly, but Paolini is known for his twists. Also, she's an elf, and anyone less powerful that an elf wouldn't do, because even Eragon had to be changed for he was too weak as human. Also I believe there should be another excerpt with Rhunön. She said there was enough brightsteel to make several swords, and with another Rider coming, he or she will obviously need one. That, or the Rider will take on Tamerlein that belonged to Lord Fiolr, who offered to let Eragon borrow it. The sword was green, as will be the last dragon. But i doubt that, and would rather believe something will happen with Rhunön. As for the vault of souls, i doubt Eragon will bring someone back to life. Solembum's first riddle was not even that blunt. Eragon did not find a weapon under the Menoa tree, but something helpful when he needed one. So when he needs power, the only thing i can come up with is that perhaps the vault of souls is simply where an incredulous amount of energy is stored, or maybe the "souls" inside give him wisdom. Brom said himself that in order to defeat Galbatorix, strength was not a variable, but wisdom in knowing his weaknesses and such. I think he'll find the vault of souls toward the end of the book before the final battle. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.118.68.126 (TalkContributionsLogs) 17:15, May 13, 2011. Please sign your comments with ~~~~.67.184.123.157 22:41, May 20, 2011 (UTC)
I think it's to pat and boring for Arya to become the new Rider, thought it is quite possible and there are some valid points. Arya is skilled in magic, already trained, and her eyes and magic are green. I hope there's a twist though. If both Eragon and Arya are Riders, its too much of a happy ending. And I absolutely do not think or hope that the new Rider will be Roran. A mixture of my own reasons and some I've seen from others support this. Katrina would stay mortal, and being a Rider would interfere with if not destroy any simple farm life in Carvahall he hoped to have with Katrina. And, being a Rider would ruin Roran's character. What was so good about him was that he could defeat anybody by sheer determination, and do anything for Katrina. He was the one who showed Carvahall how to evade the Empire. He was the one who killed the twins. He was the one who won a wrestling match with an Urgal. All without magic. If he's a Rider, it takes all his depth of character away. And honestly, he doesn't seem like the Rider type in my opinion. However, it is possible he could become king, but I don't know how likely that prospect is. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Has anyone considered that the Vault of souls might be a place where there are spirits? This makes sense because Eragon has expressed interest in them in the past, and because spirits have been mentioned multiple times in the books, by Brom, Oromis, and Arya, and they've appeared to him and Arya without causing either of them harm, except for a singed hair. It is also noted that the spirits are attracted to the use of magic, which is how Eragon attracted them, and a true name is one of the most powerful kinds of magic. It is even possible, in a severe plot twist, that Eragon is possessed by spirits and becomes a Shade. Although it isn't likely, it would be ironic, and Brom and Oromis both warned Eragon of the dangers of sorcery and that a Shade who became a Rider would be a terrible abomination, possibly worse than Galbatorix. In a more likely plot twist, though still an unlikely one, the spirits could possess Murtagh, forcing Eragon to kill him. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Even before I saw the above comment, the possibility that the Vault of Souls contained Spirits and that they could posses Eragon did occur to me; on the basis that almost everyone thinks the Vault of Souls contains or is relevant to the Eldunarí,(though they do seem to fit), and I was trying to come up with an alternative twist. If the souls do posses Eragon, I wonder what would happen to Saphira? Would they posses her too so they would both be evil? If Saphira were not affected, she would probably try to stop Eragon. She obviously doesn't want him to be a Shade and unloose evil on Alagaësia. So Saphira might have to kill him, but that would be very difficult for her, clearly, what with their bond and everything. Another thought I had was that maybe Eragon could triumph and overpower the spirits and force them out of his body. But all in all, the Vault of Souls probably does have something to do with Eldunarí. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
After reading the above comment, I wanted to tell the person that souls and spirits are not the same. SPIRITS possess people, not Eldunarí/ dragon SOULS. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.17.188.0 (TalkContributionsLogs) 19:28, July 7, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
While Eragon may leave Alagaësia, Angela does not say when. While I find it foolish to believe that Alagaësia's name may change or something else, he could leave after Galbatorix is defeated (for, in almost every young adult book, the hero wins) and the next generation of riders has been trained. I believe, as do many, and possibly incorrectly, that Arya will have the green dragon. While riders normally get dragons when relatively young, Arya is young for an elf. If Saphira and the green dragon breed, then the eggs may become dragons for new riders. Then, after the knowledge has been passed on, he might move across the seas to the land where the elves came from.
And I also wanted to mention, Eragon's name, when the "E" is replaced by a "D" is "Dragon". Funny, eh? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.17.188.0 (TalkContributionsLogs) 19:28, July 7, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I agree that Arya will be the next rider Roran is suppose to symbolize a common man fighting for his home and family giving him a dragon would defeat his character. I also think that Roran could possibly die in the last battle most likely in a rash act of magic that kills himself and many others including a minuscule chance of Galbatorix or Murtagh I think that Roran trying to use magic will end up killing him because he is suppose to be a common man and it makes sense that he dies because of this. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.186.213.177 (TalkContributionsLogs) 00:07, July 9, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Arya must be the one Eragon leaves with because they wondered how he had scryed her in book one. He had already seen her in his vision. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.90.227.179 (TalkContributionsLogs) 22:37, July 12, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon may find out (possibly from Tenga) the true name of magic itself, in a sort of Enlightenment-style procedure, enabling him to overpower Galbatorix. However, because he possesses too much power for a single man, he must then leave Alagaësia. Since Arya is by that point in love with him, she goes with him. 90.205.0.174 23:25, July 13, 2011 (UTC)
Eragon could turn out changing the prophecy or learning Trianna is noble, the interrupted scene between Eragon and her suggests. 64.237.172.73 01:47, July 30, 2011 (UTC)
Eragon will marry Arya
  1. Eragon will love one of noble birth
  2. Angela said she did not know if it would be good or bad (which it hasn't yet)
  3. Saphira seems to approve of his love for her, whereas she did not when he first hit of the girl Trianna(i think it was)
  4. It seems to me like Murtagh will end up with Nasuada, so therefore Eragon will not.
  5. She will "most likely" become the next rider and then Greenie and Saphira would work
  6. Eragon said he would not marry anyone who was not immortal..
I am sure i am forgetting some.
Murtagh will turn good but at the cost of Thorn.
  1. I think he will be sent to kill Nasuada, but falls in love with her instead (from the first book he said how amazing he thought she was, and she seemed to like him)
  2. Above will change Murtagh's true name, and he will join Eragon, but Galbatorix will kill thorn in the battle.
  3. Murtagh is crying on the beach because he can not leave with the other dragons. Greeni and Saphira.
Eragon might not get any other Eldunarí, in Brisingr he gets upset when he starts to think he will never be able to defeat his enemies without help. Which seems to make it appear that he will learn to defeat Galbatorix another way. Galbatorix could find the name of the ancient language and use it to capture Eragon, but not kill him as he need Saphira, then he will be broken out by the secret tunnel that Jeod and Brom used, if they are in the castle. he will flee and Eragon may learn to cast without the use of the ancient language through Angela's old master Tenga. And then be able to defeat Galbatorix. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.185.42.118 (TalkContributionsLogs) 21:28, August 10, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
What I want to know is what did the Menoa tree take from Eragon? It said that he felt something leave him but what could that be? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.245.33.251 (TalkContributionsLogs) 00:30, October 4, 2011 (UTC). Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I can't belive no one thought of this before: What if, its ERAGON who dies. This clears up a few things:
1)christophor said he would meet Brom again; This could be he meets him in the after life.
2 )it also clears up the fact that eragon will leave algaesia and never return
3) And , it clears up that a main charecter will die.
And , it seems to fit chistophors way of thinking.and i doubt much people could have guessed this.

Saphira's fate[]

I think that when Eragon felt something in his stomach, the Menoa Tree took away Saphira's fire, as it is stated commonly in the series that Saphira's fire is in her belly. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

When Eragon promised to give the Menoa tree what she wanted in book 3, she had said earlier in the conversation "dragons breath fire. fires must be extinguished" it is possible that her price may be killing Saphira after Galbatorix has been killed. This could mean that Eragon is the man on the beach crying out that was shown in Eragon's dream in book one. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Said theory above cannot be true because in Eragon's dream in BK1 it said he glimpsed a pair of dragons circling overhead. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
i disagree with this theory i am of the opinion that the tree has already taken what she wants from him. it says that he felt a pulling in his lower stomach but was too busy to worry about it, my guess is she took his ability to have kids away —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I'm gonna say that the Menoa tree may slowly take away hos transformation with the speed strength and sensitivity of an elf. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
You know, i sort of doubt Saphira will die, and, yeah, he did fell a tugging feeling in his belly by the Menoa Tree. i think the tree just wanted him gone, but (I'm just typing this because i fell like it) I'm certain the tree STOLE HIS APPENDIX!!!!!!!!!! —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
that is a good theory but I think that Saphira is the one who's been messed with. You know how they (Eragon & Saphira) are connected and the feel each others pain. Well what if she can't have baby dragons. I mean it would make sense. You know how the 4 book has a green dragon on it. well in the 2 book Eragon sees a broken green dragon egg. It could be that the green dragon is a female wild dragon. So Saphira might not be the one who is the mother of her race. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Nice Idea I would think so too because too the elves having kids is the greatest thing... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The Menoa tree could have wanted Eragon to leave her land, or maybe she wants him to become a tree. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── In this theory, it is highly unlikely that the Menoa tree will kill Saphira because the Menoa tree is so slow that she may not want to bother with Saphira, and no one knows what she wants from Eragon —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

It is highly likely that Saphira will fall in love and eventually mate with either Greeni or Thorn. Probably Greeni. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Well, I've seen this possibility a few times (of Saphira mating with Greeni), but what if Greeni doesn't turn out to be a male? What if he/she actually turns out to be another female dragon?24.62.237.239 18:24, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
Because in eldest Oromis says that the riders knew the sex of the dragons in the eggs. then he said that the two eggs that Galbatorix had were male. also I think Murtagh said it in Brisingr during the fight before the wedding.shurtagal 11:25, july 27, 2011
The Menoa tree wishes to extinguish dragons fire. it is impossible that Eragon would allow Saphira to die but maybe the Menoa tree will request they leave Alagaësia. This would fit in with Eragon's prophecy and his dream (if the two dragons are leaving Alagaësia forever). the pain in his stomach could just be foreboding. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The Menoa Tree also could have taken Saphira's Eldunarí —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I believe when Eragon felt a pang of pain in his lower belly and the Menoa tree had asked him if he will be ready to pay the price she asked. I think the Menoa tree used one of her smaller roots or magic to take a sample of Eragon tissu in order to clone herself another body so she will be able to join the people (elf or humans) again. I read in scientific magazines that the cells from the lower belly area are the more suited for cloning as they are more undifferentiated...Will see in book 4 —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The Menoa Tree doesn't have Saphira's Eldunarí...when Eragon learns about the Eldunarí, before he and Saphira leave Glaedr says, "Keep your heart safe." When the tree made the demand of a promise, she didn't tell Eragon what she wanted, she simply allowed her consciousness to fade away again. At best, that my be the price she asks, though I highly doubt it. She is so slow that having the consciousness of another being present would only be bothersome. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The Menoa Tree did not just fade away, Eragon felt a pain in his lower belly right after he agreed to the terms to get the brightsteel. Isn't the lower belly where the Eldunarí is located in a Dragon? And a Rider feels pain that their Dragon feels as proven in Eldest when Saphira attacked Glaedr and also in the duel between Oromis and Murtagh(Galbatorix) in Brisingr. So I think it is very likely that Saphira's Eldunarí was at least tampered with... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The Eldunarí is actually located in the dragon's chest: "The gold dragon turned his head on his paws to better look at Eragon, his scales scraping against one another. Unlike with most creatures, he said, a dragon's consciousness does not reside fully within our skulls. There is in our chests a hard, gemlike object, similar in composition to our scales, called the Eldunarí, which means, 'the heart of hearts.' " However, I still do agree with^. Maybe what a dragon feels in its chest a human feels in its lower belly. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.175.36.62 (TalkContributionsLogs) 18:13, April 21, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
There are a few problems with Eragon killing Saphira. One, Saphira is the last female dragon who's ancestry is present in the oath between dragons and elves. She can pass along one of her eggs to the cause of the Riders...if she dies, so do the Riders. Also, Eragon and Saphira share such a strong bond (as all Riders and dragons) that he would sooner wage war on the Menoa Tree, all the Elves, and the great forest of Du Weldenvarden before he'd intentionally hurt Saphira. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── What was done to Eragon at the Agaeti Blödhren? What was the gift of the Dragons? Could it be that Eragon was changed a lot more than was thought, and that, he was turned into part Dragon, not part Elf? If that is what happened, then Eragon could have lost his Eldunarí. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

the above theory is actually fairly likely, in the battle with Murtagh the blind soldier said that the light shown through him from some far off place while Eragon himself shown like the sun. The idea that he might have his own Eldunarí is not that far fetched —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
the Menoa Tree could not have taken anything of real value just an empty shell if she did indeed take either Saphira's or the fabled Eragon's Eldunarí because they would have to consciously put they're minds in to the orb to make it the Eldunarí as Glaedr explained and did when talking about how they work. I am not removing it as an idea just wonder what the tree would gain from it, maybe to place her own thoughts in to it, or she herself maybe the vault (not likely just an option) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon doesn't have an Eldunarí. He would know, just as he would know if is heart was beating, or if he had a stomach ache. Saphira in book 3, "did you have a need to tell me if you have a stomach, or a liver?" Saphira was always aware of it. Eragon would immediately be aware of it when he changed —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
We all know the Menoa tree took something of value, it couldn't have been an Eldunarí because they would have noticed (and other proof from other posts). Just the same, the Menoa tree did not take away Eragon's ability to have children. If a Rider can feel what his/her dragon can feel than I'm sure whatever it was, was taken from Saphira. What else? Christopher Paolini himself hinted that there are still wild dragons around. Also the Menoa tree said "dragons breath fire. fires must be extinguished." Therefore I am forced to conclude that the Menoa tree took away Saphira's ability to have eggs. That's were the last wild dragon comes in, who just so happens to be female, and rescues the dragon's fate. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Saphira could mate with Shruikan when he is freed from Galbatorix. She hates Thorn, and Greeni would take a while to grow up, so Shruikan is a definite possibility. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Saphira could be killed in the final battle, thus losing the last known female dragon, this would tie in to several things. One, the Inheritance title, the one who Inherits will NOT be Eragon, but the Rider of the Green Dragon and possibly Murtagh (the two dragons in the prophecy being Thorn and Greeni), Eragon then leaves Alagaësia to search the lands beyond the sea for more Dragons with Arya, thus fulfilling the prophecy of him leaving forever as well. 67.184.123.157 22:42, May 20, 2011 (UTC)
I agree with all you people have said, but I don't agree with the fact the Saphira dies or her Eldunarí is taken away. The one thing that does appeal to me as a proper and good theory is how the Menoa tree took away Eragon's ability to have babies. This I believe because the women who sung herself into the tree had her love taken away when the young man cheated on her. She probably took away his ability of having babies because of that. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I think that from the quote "dragons breath fire. Fires must be extinguished" that it is possible the Menoa Tree could take away Saphira's ability to breath fire after Galbatorix is dead, thus 'extinguishing her fire' —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.49.60.166 (TalkContributionsLogs) 03:48, April 26, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── What if she changed Eragon's true name - which is believed to be something to do with fire? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Marcberry (TalkContributionsLogs) 10:37, May 16, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

I think that Saphira and Eragon might be captured by Galbatorix and Saphira may be forced to mate with Greeni, Thorn, or Shruikan. She and Eragon may have to be saved by Nasuada (the Varden) and Arya. (just a theory) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Most of the above theories cannot be true as Eragon definitely doesn't have an Eldunarí. But the Menoa tree could be keeping a DNA/species archive on the races of the land, and taken something from around his belly area to get a DNA/species sample or something like that. Remember, she did ask him what he was saying "I have never met anyone like you before." (or something along those lines anyway.)
94.171.235.235 14:14, May 31, 2011 (UTC) Cat Herine
To all who said Saphira lost her fire. Remember Saphira blew fire to show herself to the Varden over Feinster. This happened after the encounter with Menoa Tree. You are all getting stuck up on things that aren't important. Same goes with the hatred of Dragons I think if anything was taken away it was from Eragon. And the Menoa Tree would want something beneficial for her so it probably has some thing to do with the forest or escaping the tree as it said with a sort of sad tone that so little seemed important now. Also I don't believe that Saphira will die or else the passing on of a new dragon will not happen and it won't be a cycle. I think the leaving of Alagaësia might happen with Eragon and Saphira leaving in a sort of Harry Potter ending with the 17 years later thing. Plus I think that the Menoa tree didn't take Saphira's ability to have children because that would stop the cycle. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments with ~~~~
To person above who basically said you are all wrong. Saphira could have lost her ability to make new fire, but would still have some stored in her belly. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.71.121.192 (TalkContributionsLogs) 21:03, July 15, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Why is it that we all think the tree has taken something from Eragon rather than it has given something for him to bear? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 137.111.13.200 (TalkContributionsLogs) 04:54, 29 July 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Roran's fate[]

Roran might become the King of Alagaësia, in part because of his ancestry. He came from Carvahall, and that line of humans were the sovereigns of Alagaësia. There was evidence to suggest that he had the royal blood of King Palancar (he healed quickly from his wound from the Ra'zac). This would also prove Sloan wrong about Roran's prospects. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Roran most likely will advance in the ranks of the Varden. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Roran might learn to use magic, and receive instruction from Eragon, Arya, Du Vrangr Gata, or the elves (Especially if he becomes the new Rider). —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
In case Nasuada dies, he is most likely to assume a higher leadership in the Varden. Roran might defeat or kill Murtagh. This is likely, as Murtagh did swear an oath to Eragon in Eldest that he would not harm Roran, which would definitely give Roran an advantage in a fight. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The above is most likely false. Murtagh only swears that he will not warn the Twins of Roran's presence. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It's not likely Roran will take control of the Varden. In book 2, Nasuada told Eragon that if she died, she wanted Eragon to take her place. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Roran might be the next Dragon Rider. However, it is doubtful this will happen because this would create a conflict between his duties as a Rider and his promise to Katrina about rebuilding his farm in Carvahall. Roran's devotion to Katrina is such a part of him that anything taking precedence over her is unlikely. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
A new hammer/weapon might be forged by Rhunön/Eragon for him. He may also break tradition and have Horst forge a weapon for him from some of Rhunön's brightsteel, which Eragon took from under the Menoa tree. If Horst forges him a weapon, then it would not be a Rider's Weapon, because Horst is not a magician. Actually, Roran might take Tamerlein because of his fighting style. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
At the end of Book 4, Roran may go away to rebuild his farm and live in peace with Katrina (most likely because of the promise he made to return to their home in Carvahall at their wedding ceremony). —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── At the end of Book 4, Roran may be killed in the last battle when Eragon attempts to kill Galbatorix (when there is a battle against Galbatorix). —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Birgit might have her compensation from him for his role in the death of her husband, Quimby. (Brisingr, page 156) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I agree. I thing the Birgit thing has to go somewhere. She always helped him when they were leaving Carvahall and getting revenge, but deep down there was always the fact that Quimby wouldn't have died if it weren't for Roran,(at least from Birgit's point of view), so I think that's going to have to do with the 4th book. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Roran might kill Galbatorix himself because of his joking conversation with Katrina about their baby. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Despite all the evidence hinting that Roran might be the next Dragon Rider, Eragon and Roran had a discussion at the start of Brisingr about how cruel it would be to be a Dragon Rider and be with a mortal woman. It seems unreasonable that Roran would choose to be an immortal Dragon Rider unless Katrina died. However, Katrina could die, and it is possible that Roran, if he is picked, would have no choice in the matter (Eragon didn't ask to become a Dragon Rider). —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
But Roran is constantly saying that he couldn't live without Katrina, therefore he wouldn't become a Rider, and even if he did, he'd probably just end up killing himself. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It's possible, that Roran will die in the beginning of "Inheritance" —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I disagree Arya will be the next rider Roran is suppose to symbolize a common man fighting for his home and family giving him a dragon would defeat his character. I also think that Roran could possibly die in the last battle most likely in a rash act of magic that kills himself and many others including a minuscule chance of Galbatorix or Murtagh I think that Roran trying to use magic will end up killing him because he is suppose to be a common man and it makes sense that he dies because of this fighting for his home and family also because of this he cannot be king he is suppose to be a common man he just wants to go back to farming he has seen the horrors of war and it haunts him its Eragon's destiny to keep the peace not Rorans
i think Roran might be the new Rider, and might become leader of the Varden. If he became the new Rider, than he might be the man crying on the beach in Eragon's dream, because Katrina might have died of old age. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Murtagh's fate[]

What we know:

  • Murtagh wants to be free of Galbatorix.
  • He values his freedom and enjoys being a Rider (even though he doesn't fully understand what that means).
  • Murtagh had said something to Galbatorix's soldiers to make them wonder if they were hunting him (Murtagh) via the king's orders. We have to assume it was treasonous, seditious, or that Murtagh was extremely disgruntled.
  • Murtagh enjoyed the thought of being the same as Eragon, from "Eldest". With a scar on his back, being a dragon Rider, and what he thought was a full brother.
  • Murtagh is a shell that holds great power (Galbatorix's enslaved Eldunarí) as we have learned from the man who saw lights/power. The light shone through him, coming from someplace else. (While Eragon himself shone like the sun.)

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I think during a big battle with Galbatorix, Murtagh will be used as a puppet, and somehow, Eragon will kill Galbatorix using Murtagh as a conductor. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Murtagh will most likely do drastic things to change his true name and try to flee from the clutches of Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It may be revealed that Galbatorix has Thorn's Eldunarí, facilitating an easy connection to Thorn's body, and from there, Murtagh's mind. This would allow Murtagh to utilize the other Eldunarí without risking them breaking in battle, as well as giving Galbatorix something to hold over his head in the event that their true names change. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
An attraction has been hinted between him and Nasuada, if he succumbs to this deeply, it could change his true name. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Murtagh and Thorn could help free the green dragon's egg and ensure its delivery to the Varden. He could do this as an act to change his name. Murtagh may not want the last dragon to be in bondage like Thorn. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
i believe Thorn and Murtagh will steal the green egg and transport it to the Varden with all the strength he has. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Along the same lines, Murtagh could take the last egg to the Varden, drastically changing his character, but putting himself in danger from Galbatorix and possibly dying in the attempt. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Murtagh could die in battle, killed by a clever spellcaster, or Eragon and Saphira. Even though Eragon has said he would not choose who dies and who lives, when they fought in the previous books, they fought for real. If Eragon had landed a blow, he could have killed Murtagh. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Eragon may have to kill Murtagh. Remember, he swore in the ancient language that he would kill whoever was responsible for Hrothgar's death. Eragon may have no choice but to kill Murtagh if he gets into a position where he can. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

The top comment is only partially correct. Eragon never swore he would kill anyone, only that he would avenge Hrothgar. So he may end up having to kill him, but not necessarily. As long as he believes he is avenging Hrothgar by what he is doing,(whether or not it is by killing Murtagh), his oath will be fulfilled. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Murtagh could kill another major character again, either willingly or as a tool of Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
In Book One, when Eragon had the vision of seeing a man alone on a beach, crying, with a ship sailing off into the distance, we also see two dragons in the sky. The man on the beach may be Murtagh grieving for a yet unknown reason. The dragons may be Eragon's and Arya's if the last dragon egg hatches for her; the last egg is green and her magic always takes on the color of green. Although prior magic color always changes to the dragon's upon bounding, as stated by Paolini in an interview. Also, Islanzadí is not, nor has she ever been a Rider, otherwise, she would address Oromis and Eragon as comrades and/or teachers, not as a different class of society. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Also on book one in the dream where the man is crying on the beach and two dragons are flying away, i believe the two dragons are Saphira and thorn and the man mourning on the beach is Murtagh. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Maybe Murtagh could pull a Vader on everyone and sacrifice himself to defeat our dear friend Galbatorix. The series is kinda inspired by the Star Wars series correct? This is probably unlikely though.... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Murtagh is my favorite character, so I've spent a LOT of time thinking about what could happen to him in book 4. It is my assumption that there will be some sort of final battle thing (duh) and the final conflict will be between Eragon and Murtagh, with Galbatorix basically using Murtagh as his puppet. I assume that either Murtagh will gain the upper hand through the Eldunarí's powers, or Eragon will refuse to kill Murtagh. Either way he'd be faced with the decision of killing Eragon, and will make an incredible effort to rebel against Galbatorix. All and all, I think that Murtagh will one way or the other be the first person to rebel against someone using their name against him successfully, but ultimately it will kill him. In a way like uttering a spell to much for himself. Kind of dumb, but I think it is slightly possible. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
That'd be way too cliche of an ending to Murtagh, especially for something like this series, the ending of Murtagh will be something totally unexpected. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I predict that Murtagh will survive because Thorn needs to live to maintain genetic diversity among Dragons. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think Murtagh will destroy Galbatorix's Eldunarí and and Galbatorix's power will fade causing him not to be able to keep up his spells on Murtagh and then Murtagh steals the last egg. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.33.107.217 (TalkContributionsLogs) 21:27, July 8, 2011. Please sign your comments with ~~~~.

This doesn't really have to do with Murtagh's fate, but in book three in the chapter "I need a sword!" page 301 (right before Murtagh and Thorn Stop the wedding to fight Eragon) Saphira and Eragon are flying and see a red eagle that screeched at them. Could it be that The eagle was actually Thorn, who was magically shrunk to sneak into the Varden without anyone noticing? That was why the eagle screeched at them, it was a roar but, since Thorn was small it was a screech. But then why wouldn't they shrink and find out information or do other things like that? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.71.121.192 (TalkContributionsLogs) 20:55, July 15, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Possible Dragon Riders[]

Paolini said he gave hints in "Eldest" to who would be the next Rider —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

I think he also said that it was a person in all 3 books —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.71.121.192 (TalkContributionsLogs) 14:33, July 16, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Arya[]

Arya, because she has a good heart and exceptional skills in swordplay and magic. Also, she has slain the Shade Varaug (with Eragon's help). Also, the only Riders now are human; Galbatorix, Murtagh, and Eragon, and they are all male; for her to become the next Rider would bring balance to the massing powers. Plus, Eragon is already attracted to her, and if Saphira were to mate with her dragon they would likely end up together as well. However, some may say that Eragon is no longer truly human, but rather somewhere in between human and elf, having been changed by the magic of the dragons in the Agaetí Blödhren (The Blood-Oath Celebration), in which the point of species would be in some ways mute. Also Arya has green eyes and green magic, and the third dragon, Greeni, is green. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Roran[]

Roran, because he was a hardened warrior and because he was related to Eragon. Half of the members of Roran's family (Murtagh, Brom and Eragon) are or were Dragon Riders (Garrow and Selena were not). What's more, Eragon tried to teach him magic in Brisingr, so he may learn magic at some point. In Eragon (book), Garrow told Roran to "take care of the land and it will take care of you. Not many things like that." Dragons are also like that. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Eragon having Roran practice the lifting the rock spell is a prelude to him actually being able to do it —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.177.225.121 (TalkContributionsLogs) 06:48, July 25, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is not likely that Roran will become the next rider, as he would then outlive Katrina, the love of his life, and his unborn child. I think he would be better suited to becoming King, as he already has royal blood, descended from King Palancar. He has also proven himself to be a decent man and a good leader and being human would be an excellent candidate for being the next King of Alagaësia. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 92.10.246.77 (TalkContributionsLogs) 16:23, August 17, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Nolfavrell[]

Nolfavrell, strong, intelligent, and a good fighter. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Jarsha[]

Jarsha, Paolini said the last dragon egg will be given to a young boy (younger than Eragon) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Its the boy messenger for the Varden they say his name many times. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Jarsha (the messenger boy mentioned above) is a good theory but highly unlikely as nothing is known about him besides that he's male, young (which may not be a bad thing), named Jarsha, and most likely did not participate in any fighting so far. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Maybe the egg is given to him and when he is carrying it hatches.

Vanir[]

Vanir, the young and powerful swordsman/magician, already expressed interest in becoming a Rider and was Eragon's sparring partner during his training in Ellesméra. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Vanir cannot be the next Rider because it stated that he was already given the chance for Saphira to hatch for him along with the other young elves. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
But that was with Saphira's egg... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Nasuada[]

Nasuada, because she was also a hardened warrior and would always be in contact with the egg. Also, she is the leader of the Varden, implying that she needs to command them. However, she could pass her leadership on to someone else, possibly Roran. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Elva[]

Elva, because she bears the mark of a Rider (given to her by Saphira in Eragon). —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

-Could not be possible, as written above (somewhere) it is stated that the last egg shall be given to a boy younger than Eragon.

Orik[]

A good surprise would be Orik. No dwarf has ever been a Rider, and it would "bring balance" to the three races. He also stated that flying on Saphira "made him feel alive in a way he hadn't before." It is unlikely, however, for although Orik is the first dwarf to have ever flown on a dragon, Dwarves are not in the blood oath. however Eragon has been adopted into a dwarf clan and so is officially a dwarf Rider. this might have had unintentional consequences for including dwarves in the pact. however orik has other duties as head of his clan and king. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

In Orik's speech at the clanmeet, he seemed to express some outrage at his race refusing to be part of the bond. So it is possible. Although, Stone(dwarves) tends to conflict with Air and Fire(dragons) so maybe not. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Orik cannot be the green dragon's Rider because dwarves are not included in the oath that makes it possible to be a dragon Rider. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is extremely unlikely that he will be Greeni's Rider, but he was at the Agaeti Blodhren so dwarves could now be part of the spell! 94.171.235.235 19:28, May 17, 2011 (UTC) Cat Herine

An Urgal[]

Or, an even bigger surprise than Orik, an URGAL dragon Rider! Though that is pretty unlikely. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

This is impossible because the urgals and dwarves weren't included in the spell that connects elves and humans to the dragons —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 206.174.223.162 (TalkContributionsLogs) 23:41, August 24, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is also said by someone in book 2 i think that a dragon would never allow an urgal ride that as it would be a disgrace to the dragons —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.232.167.246 (TalkContributionsLogs) 18:37, September 20, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Roran's and Katrina's child[]

Roran and Katrina's child due to its relations (Eragon, possible relations to King Palancar). It is unlikely as the next book probably won't go on that long. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

The Man Who Sees The Light[]

It is fairly possible for the "Man Who Sees The Light" to be the Rider. he has an innate understanding of magic and was first to notice Murtagh's Eldunarí. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Small addon i swear Paolini got that idea from naruto O.o that's definitely the power of the byakugan —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
No, probably not him. He is blind, male and human. Humans are part of the Rider's spell, but there are no elf Riders, and no female Riders either. He is also in the care of the Varden constantly, and the new Rider was in Book 1 AND Book 2. He was only in Book 3 so far. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Carn[]

Carn, as he is said to be a smart spellcaster, even though he doesn't have much magical power. If he had a dragon, he would be very strong —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Nobody[]

It is also quite possible the third dragon egg won't hatch for anyone. Saphira's egg didn't hatch for a long time even after it had been rescued —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

The above theory cannot be true as CP has said that there will definitely be a new Rider. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
One Rider (presumably bonded with a green male dragon) could make an appearance in the series along with the last dragon hatchling —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is possible that another dragon had already hatched; in the Broken Eggs and Scattered Nests, Eragon had noticed a fragment of a green dragon egg. Another dragon may have already hatched and gone into hiding. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Unnamed girl[]

The girl that Angela threw the Dragon knuckles for in Book 3. Almost nothing is known about her, but it is known that Angela only throws the bones very special people. One was Eragon, another was possibly his mother (and therefore mother to a dragon Rider), and the third was an old man, who may or may not have been important. But the possibility remains for the girl. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

This is not possible because CP stated in a interview that the next rider was in all three books. That leaves a wide range of characters, but the girl was only in Brisingr. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 98.148.156.36 (TalkContributionsLogs) 03:36, July 13, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Angela[]

Greeni could hatch for Angela, but it's not nearly as likely as him hatching for Arya, Roran, or Orik, who are my top three picks. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Miscellaneous[]

In the first book it is mentioned that the thief who stole the eggs managed to get all three of them (before Brom was required to hunt down Saphira's egg), however the second egg was never found... Greeni much!! —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

I would just like to say that even if the 4th green egg did end up hatching in the 4th book (which i expect it will) has anyone thought about the fact that the dragon itself will still be a baby dragon. It would take awhile to grow up and even if they did use the Eldunarí the Greeni would be just like Thorn and baby dragon in an adults body and has not idea how it got like that —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.71.121.192 (TalkContributionsLogs) 20:42, July 15, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I think it's entirely possible that the new dragon could enter into Galbatorix's service (it could hatch for someone good but the same thing that happened to Murtagh could happen to them). I don't think this will happen, but it's definitely not set in stone (somewhere/someone on this page said the dragon would probably be good and no bad characters were identified/significant in eldest) and the unfairness of three Riders versus one could be offset if Murtagh and Thorn free themselves. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Any of the races could have a dragon Rider because the humans weren't originally in the dragon-elf pact but they joined later so the other races could as well. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

"I would just like to say that even if the 4th green egg did end up hatching in the 4th book (which i expect it will) has anyone thought about the fact that the dragon itself will still be a baby dragon. It would take awhile to grow up and even if they did use the Eldunarí the Greeni would be just like Thorn and baby dragon in an adults body and has not idea how it got like that." That would be correct if Saphira was more than (around) a year old. Dragons can live to be one million years old, a one year difference is not that a problem.

Thorn's fate[]

Thorn is connected to Murtagh. If they choose to try to break free of Galbatorix and become fugitives, there is a possibility that Galbatorix might attempt to kill him as well. This is made all the more likely because Murtagh had some Hearts of Hearts with him when he fought Eragon in Brisingr, and it was hinted that he had some in Eldest as well. Galbatorix would not want to lose any of them. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Glaedr bit off the last three feet of Thorn's tail. We have yet to see the effect this will have on him (i.e. his flying, balance, and fighting), though Murtagh will probably be able to heal him. In Eragon, when Eragon sees through Saphira's eyes while they are flying, he noticed how much Saphira depended on her tail for a rudder, balance, etc. Without the last three feet of his tail, Thorn may be at a disadvantage, or crippled permanently. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is possible that Thorn may be killed by Saphira. Thorn and Murtagh will be in the middle of every battle in Book 4. If they still fight for Galbatorix, then they confront Eragon and Saphira. If they change their true names and fight with Eragon and Saphira, then they confront Galbatorix and Shruikan. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Thorn as Saphira's mate[]

There are many speculations about whether Thorn will be Saphira's mate or not.

Facts[]

  • Thorn has allied himself (though unwillingly) to Galbatorix, who was Eragon and Saphira's enemy.
  • For Dragons, the female chooses her mate. (However, Glaedr rejected all of Saphira's advances)
  • For Saphira, the qualifying requirements were state of mind and moral turpitude.
  • Saphira and Eragon were linked emotionally. Whomever the other chooses as a mate will greatly influence how the other feels as well.

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Speculations for why Thorn shall not be Saphira's mate[]

Arya said that Thorn's mind was like that of a hatchling even though his body was nearly full grown. He doesn't understand how he got his body. He was a confused dragon in the previous two books, and will be in book 4. This may be unlikely as it was stated in the books that all dragons are born of great wisdom, so Thorn can be somewhat wise and knowledgeable as Saphira. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

When Saphira first encountered Thorn, Eragon was shocked to feel a portion of her anger and hate toward him. She called him names like Egg Breaker, and Oath Breaker, etc. She wanted to rip him apart. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Thorn was Saphira's enemy. She felt a pity toward him during a skirmish in the air, but she still fought him with her whole effort. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Closeness in age does not matter to Saphira. She tried to mate with Glaedr who was centuries older than her, because she thought he was the last sane dragon left and she thought so highly of him. She doesn't think highly of Thorn, just pity and sadness for him. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Greeni will hatch for someone in the resistance against Galbatorix, and would more ideally match Saphira's ideals and have a better perspective of her and her struggles, or if Thorn changed his true name and saved Greeni from corruption of Galbatorix, then Saphira would think highly of Thorn. Greeni and Thorn are considered better suitors for Saphira. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
CP has confirmed that thorn's disabiliy will result in his true name changing, so maybe saphira's viewpoint of thorn will change

Speculations for Why Thorn shall be Saphira's mate[]

Saphira does not hate Thorn anymore. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Paolini has set up the possibility of Thorn and Murtagh escaping their bondage to Galbatorix, by changing their true names. If this were to happen, Thorn stands a greater chance to win over Saphira, being on the same side of the conflict. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Greeni is more of a question mark than Thorn at this point. Greeni will probably hatch for someone who fights for the Varden (those are the only developed characters from Eldest (book)), but we have yet to learn more about Thorn and his personality. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon would rather love Murtagh than be his enemy. He would rather see him free and happy. If that were to happen, the chances of Saphira with Thorn would be better. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Arya's Fate[]

Arya may become the next Rider. Her magic and eye color (Brisingr,119) are the color green, which is also the color of the last dragon egg. It would work out if Greeni with Saphira and Eragon with Arya. Arya would most likely be possessed by Rhunön (like Eragon) and forge her Rider Sword from the remaining brightsteel. Also, there are three human Riders and no elven Riders at this time. There is also the possibility that Arya could get the sword from the elf lord in Ellesméra. However Arya would presumably have the same problems with Támerlein as Eragon did, due to her elegant style of fighting. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Arya might leave Alagaësia with Eragon. This was hinted at in his dream of two people, one male, one female, leaving in a boat or ship, with two dragons flying in the sky. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Arya might die in book 4. In Brom's message to Eragon through Saphira's memory, he cautioned Eragon to be careful whom he loved because "fate has a morbid interest in our family". Angela also told Eragon in his fortune, that she could not tell if his romance would end well or for ill. A hole in this theory is that Angela said there would be romance, and so far Arya has been rejecting Eragon, and they probably won't be together until the war ends, and Arya is unlikely to be killed when the danger of war is gone. This is supported by the fact that CP stated that an elf will die. (Oromis dies at the end of book 3, could be him) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
This paragraph is a random person, not the author of this site. I think that Arya will not die. Islanzadí will die at the beginning of the fourth book. Someone has died at the beginning and end of every book so far. first Garrow and Durza, then Ajihad and Hrothgar, then the Ra'zac and Oromis and Glaedr (kind of). the leader of the Varden, dwarves and dragon Riders have all died and been replaced. Arya is the perfect person to replace Islanzadí, and none of the important elves have been killed yet (I'm counting dragon Riders as separate). —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Arya may become the new elven queen, if Islanzadí were killed. This would make Arya much more prominent. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Arya may not want to be Queen, and so choose someone else from Tialdari Hall. There are elven rules saying that if a person doesn't want to be king/queen, they cannot be, because the elves wouldn't want a monarch who did not give their devotion to the throne etc etc etc. Also if Arya became the new Rider, she wouldn't become Queen anyway, as she has too many Dragon riding duties such as killing Galbatorix and Murtagh, raising her dragon, mating it with Saphira (if Saphira wants to because the female chooses a mate, even though Glaedr rejected her.) and rejecting Eragon's advances 94.171.235.235 14:04, May 31, 2011 (UTC) Cat Herine
Arya will likely assist Eragon in the final battles against Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Arya will likely need to aid Eragon against Murtagh again. However, this would be averted if Murtagh and Thorn escape from Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Arya is likely to be the new Rider, because she is already very skilled in magic, and Eragon is not ready to train a new Rider yet, thus quickly solving the problem of the new Riders magic skills and training. However, Arya would have more experience in magic than Eragon, but Eragon would have more experience at being a Rider and communicating and understanding with Saphira which would make an interesting twist! —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I think that it is very likely that Arya will be the next dragon rider because of the fact that there are no elf riders right now since Oromis and Glaedr died. Eragon, Murtagh, and Galbatorix are all human. I think that a elf rider would balance the riders out. Also, there are no female riders, another thing that would balance them out. I think that it is going to be an elf and she is the only elf that has been in all three books. CP said that the last rider will have been in all three books. She is a lot older than most humans but she is young for elves which negates the whole to old aspect. And her magic and eye color are green which matches the color of the last dragon. However, it could also be Nasuada, Angela, or Elva who have also been in all three books, and are female and think it will be a female rider. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 98.148.156.36 (TalkContributionsLogs) 03:51, July 13, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Before the battle between the Varden and the men that feel no pain in Brisingr (book), and before Eragon and Saphira fly up to fight Murtagh and Thorn, Arya walked over to Saphira and placed her hand on Eragon's left leg, and she gave him some energy. Then she spoke to him in the ancient language, indicating the truth, and said, "Be careful, Eragon. I would not want to see you broken by Murtagh. I..." It may be that she was about to confess her feelings for Eragon, despite the numerous times she denied Eragon's advances, often leaving Eragon in tears, and also when she finds out that Oromis and Glaedr are dead, she hugs Eragon, even though in the past she has not even allowed Eragon to touch her. (When they were coming back to the Varden when she was telling him about Fäolin, he held her hand.) Arya may have developed issues with loving again. Another hint that Arya already has feelings for Eragon was when Saphira spoke to her in a tone that she had previously used for only Eragon. It was a sign that Arya was accepted into their family. This could be because Saphira confronted Arya about her true feelings for Eragon, but made Saphira swear in the ancient language not to tell anyone. This has happened before, by Brom and Glaedr. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

It is very very possible that Arya is the new Rider because I have just read the Eldunarí page and it says that CP said once that the plural of Eldunarí was meant to be Eldunarya. Eldunarya ring a bell? EldunARYA! 94.171.235.235 13:59, May 31, 2011 (UTC) Cat Herine
In Eldest, Eragon sees green egg fragments in the dragon nests. I'm thinking of an impossible theory but who knows? CP might want to trick us all. Maybe the green dragon has already hatched for Arya. I think somehow Galbatorix took the Eldunarí and Arya has lost contact with her dragon. Arya's magic may have changed green after the dragon hatched for her.
My second theory: There will be no new dragon rider. The green dragon was a wild dragon who hatched and is hiding in the depths of the Du Weldenvarden. Thorn and Shruikan will die and the wild dragon will mate with Saphira. The green wild dragon may be ridden by a member of the garden but it will not have a dragon rider connection. I think the green dragon will somehow help the Varden and Eragon in the final battle.106.51.33.145 14:52, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

Nasuada's fate[]

Paolini has also mentioned a "major change" in Nasuada will take place in book 4. This could mean that she would become the next Rider, or lose leadership of the Varden, or fall for Murtagh (which is likely because she took a liking towards him in book 1 when he was imprisoned) and be in a compromising situation, or be assassinated, or become Queen of Alagaësia. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

She may be queen because of the fact that Elva and the Urgals called her "She who would be queen of it all", and "She who will be queen of all the world" respectively. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
If Murtagh changes sides, Nasuada might become romantically attached to him. This is supported by previous statements by both of them, hinting an attraction to each other. This could also be a reason the Varden could turn against her. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The Varden may turn against her, but not if she falls for Murtagh if he changes sides. Note that now he would be a 'good guy' now, and A) the Varden would get another Rider under their control. B) Murtagh will know many of Galbatorix's tactics in battle, and where he plans to attack next etc. and if Nasuada and Murtagh are romantically involved she may be able to worm some information out of him (which would be easy anyway since Murtagh opposes Galbatorix even in book 3) and C) He could pretend to still be under Galbatorix's command (but make sure the Varden know that he is pretending), and steal Greeni's egg!94.171.235.235 19:51, May 17, 2011 (UTC) Cat Herine
Nasuada might marry King Orrin. It is hinted in book 3 that she would want to marry him to increase her standing with the Varden, but her nerves didn't let her. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Also it is possible that if Eragon frees Shruikan he may choose Nasuada as another Rider, which is supported by her skin color. In previous books, we learned her skin is dark or black, and Shruikan is a black dragon. (This is simply guessing with this, there is nothing mentioned at any point about skin color and tone having any influence on a Dragon picking a Rider) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
To the above statement... It's possible, because Shruikan isn't Galbatorix's dragon. his dragon mark thingy didn't come from him, and he stole and enslaved him, not hatched him. i hope that's true. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
To the above statement, i don't think that a dragon would be able to choose another Rider. Riders and dragons are connected mentally, and they can't randomly decide to choose another Rider if their first one died. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 203.22.23.9 (TalkContributionsLogs) 06:24, May 2, 2011. Please sign your comments with ~~~~
To the above statement, Shruikan never chose a rider, because the one it chose in the beginning never got a mental relationship with its partner because Galbatorix killed him. I like that theory —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.71.121.192 (TalkContributionsLogs) 14:33, July 16, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Nasuada has been sealed off from love due to her political responsibilities. While she may long for romance, her sights are set on the deposition of Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Nasuada might die for the cause of Varden. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Nasuada's mother might be revealed. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
If Nasuada does become a Rider then she would, by her own words, unfortunately have to step down as no race of mortals should be ruled by one of the undying. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Nasuada's actions and Elva's words in Brisingr "Do you truly understand, Nasuada, Lady Nightstalker... She Who Would Be Queen of the World?" reveal Nasuada's ambition knows no bounds. She has been mostly responsible with her power to this point, however, revealing only that she is a canny politician. Nasuada essentially kept King Orrin out of the loop until he confronted her about it upon Eragon's return from Helgrind. That, and her wariness of Roran demonstrates her love of power and the possible pitfalls that await her in the final book. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
In an interview after Brisingr, CP said that Eldest was named because Murtagh was the eldest "or so they think". Nasuada's mother may be Selena and she may be the eldest of the three. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
This is not likely as she is almost the same age as Murtagh, and Selena couldn't be pregnant with her while in the last few months of pregnancy with Murtagh. Also, Nasuada is black, and Selena is white (Ajihad is black as well, but it has never said she is mixed race OR black for that matter.) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Nasuda might fall in love with Eragon as it says in Eragon's fortune that he would marry one of noble birth —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The above is false. In Eragon's fortune it didn't say he would marry someone of noble birth, but that he would love someone of noble birth —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Nasuada will not become the next Rider! It is a twist (CP loves twists) but not likely! She might be Eragon's sister (never met her mother) but that would be a strech too... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Agreed, if Selena foresaw fighting between hers sons Nasuada could be a peacemaker and —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 76.19.216.165 (TalkContributionsLogs) 20:11, May 5, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

It is unlikely that Nasuada is related to Eragon or Murtagh because 1) All the parents of Eragon, Nasuada, and Murtagh have been established with the exception of Nasuada's mother. However, Selena is most probably white and Nasuada has been described as having ebony skin, which she would not have if she was only half. 2) Nasuada and Murtagh have been hinted to have feelings for one another and Paolini said their relationship would be addressed in book 4, which would not work out if Nasuada and Murtagh were related. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.215.13.239 (TalkContributionsLogs) 21:36, September 3, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
What if, and I'm just throwing this out there, Nasuada's mother could be Angela? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 98.246.140.24 (TalkContributionsLogs) 22:01, September 5, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Orik's fate[]

He may also have more trouble with Az Sweldn rak Anhûin, even though their old clan chief has been banished. It may also be possible that the banished clan had nothing to do with it, but that Galbatorix really set this all up to cause a disruption with the dwarves possibly to take them out of the war, as a civil war could ensue with the clans. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Orik will most likely coordinate the dwarves in the last great war. He will assist with supplies, food, reinforcements, troops, and anything else he could possibly do. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is possible that Orik will become the first Dwarven Dragon Rider, due to his enjoyment of flying. This could not happen because the dwarves were not part of the pact between the elves and dragons. but now Eragon is officially adopted into one of the dwarf clans. therefore he is an official dwarf though not of blood, that is a Rider. maybe this unwittingly means that dwarves can be Riders. having said that it is unlikely to be Orik as he is King and has enough of a role. No other dwarf character has been developed enough to become a Rider. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
This is not entirely out of the question as we don't know oriks true parents why did Hrothgar take notice? —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Hrothgar took notice because Orik's mother was Hrothgar's youngest sister! —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Orik will probably be assassinated by Az Swelden rak Anhuin. Our dear friend Galbatorix will probably "hire" the banished clan and start a clan civil war! —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Galbatorix's Fate[]

Galbatorix will almost certainly die. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Galbatorix will likely be slain by Brisingr, which was the purpose of its creation (Eragon considered the name KingKiller). Other possibilities are that Shruikan could be freed from his dark bond to Galbatorix and some how turn against him. It would be possible if Eragon and Murtagh fought together against Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Galbatorix may have Shruikan's Eldunarí destroyed throughout Book 4, but he will retain his other talents. Even if his power source is significantly diminished, he will not be an easy foe (unless his enslavement of the Eldunarí has had significant or malicious side effects on him). When Galbatorix revealed himself with Morzan at his side, he already had several Eldunarí. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The last Ra'zac said that Galbatorix was close to discovering the true name. This could mean that Galbatorix may either discover his true name or that of the Ancient Language. For more information on this, look under "True Name" below. If he did find his true name he would be dead and that would make an ironic ending lol... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Galbatorix might be killed by Morzan, after Eragon opens the Vault of Souls. The reason why is because Eragon had this dream in Brisingr that said his father is going to appear with Zar'roc attached to his belt and kill Galbatorix and the Varden. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Is it possible that the dream meant that the Varden (formed to fight Galbatorix) would be dissolved after his death? Thus being the 'death' of the Varden? —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The problem with this ^ is that Morzan isn't really Eragon's father. Something could happen and Brom's soul could be trapped in the Vault of Souls instead. Which would make a lot of sense because Brom was the one who took Zar'roc from Morzan. So the souls in the Vault of Souls could help bring Brom back. Another interesting thought is that he is killed by a spell of his own making or an overuse of magic. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Except that this is the first "vision" that hasn't seemed realistic, and had speech in it. I think it's more of a nightmare than a vision of the future. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I think this 'vision' was nothing more than a nightmare showing Eragon's struggle with having his father named as Morzan. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I believe the vision of his father was not a vision but a hint of who Eragon's real father was. In the dream it says his father has two blue eyes, like Brom, instead of different colored ones like Morzan. Glaedr also said that Eragon knew deep down who his father was, so in his dream world he knew Brom was his father, so this dream (believe it or not) was probably just a normal dream and will not actually come to happen. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Brom told Eragon that Galbatorix's madness made him fail to see things a sane person would see. Thus, it is quite possible that Galbatorix's wards have an inherent weakness. The weakness in Galbatorix's wards could be "heal". If he blocked it he couldn't be healed. Remember that Selena used "heal" malicious ways (Book 1, part of a story told by Jeod). Her son might too. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It may be possible that Galbatorix is stripped of his magic by Eragon (he might discover the True name of Galbatorix or the Ancient Language), his connection severed with Shruikan setting him free and imprisoned forever, forced to bear the weight of his crimes for eternity. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Galbatorix may die by learning or hearing his own true name. Arya said in Brisingr that Galbatorix had created a spell that killed anyone who used his true name. Maybe this could kill Galbatorix? —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
This isn't true because if you remember back during the lessons with Oromis and Glaedr, they mentioned that somebody a long time back discovered Galbatorix's true name. So in order to prevent anything such as that happening again, Galbatorix made a spell that would kill anyone saying his true name. Also, there was a conversation a short time after saying that anyone who came across the name died and that they couldn't put a ward on the person saying his name because they did not know how the spell killed them. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I think that when fighting Galbatorix, Eragon and Saphira will fly high like in Eragon and have Galbatorix and his dragon follow them, in turn severing their mental connection. Shruikan will then kill Galbatorix since he is free... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.134.98.42 (TalkContributionsLogs) 00:42, April 27, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
There is a chance that the vault of souls is Brom's tomb. it is a possibility since he died in book 1 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 76.22.34.199 (TalkContributionsLogs) 21:28, July 29, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Any body think that the stolen sword that galbatorix uses is Undbitr (Brom's Sword)? We were told that it would make an appearence, so, why not?

Eragon's unfulfilled promises[]

These are only unfulfilled possibilities!

  • He has yet to visit Brom's tomb
  • He has yet to visit Du Fells Nángoröth.
  • He has yet to help Saphira find other Dragons in the far reaches of the world, as he promised in Eldest.
  • He has yet to fulfill his oath to kill Murtagh, as he promised after the battle in Eldest.
  • He has yet to give the Menoa Tree want she wants, as he promised in Brisingr, but Menoa tree has already taken something from him because he felt a punch like feeling in his lower gut... he just doesn't know what it is!
  • He has yet to visit Horst's pregnant wife Elain, as he promised in Brisingr.
  • In Brisingr (p 659), "As the ore came to rest on the surface of the rich black soil, Eragon felt a slight twinge in his lower belly. He winced and rubbed at the spot, but the momentary flare of discomfort had already vanished..." This could have been the Menoa tree taking what it wanted, one of his testes. The pain is in the same place as experiencing trauma to the region. I doubt that is likely, however. Perhaps it was the Menoa Tree taking large amount of magic stored in the "energy pools" of Eragon's body. You know, like chakras, if you believe in that sort of thing. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
He has yet to return to the Spine. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.118.68.126 (TalkContributionsLogs) 17:57, May 13, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
He has yet to let Roran ride Saphira, which he gave to Roran as a wedding Gift in Eldest. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 98.216.11.182 (TalkContributionsLogs) 17:54, June 27, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
No, he gave Jeod the gift of riding Saphira, not Roran. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.161.207.226 (TalkContributionsLogs) 17:24, July 10, 2011. Please sign your comments with ~~~~.

Grey Folk[]

In an interview with shurtugal.com, Christopher Paolini himself claimed that the Grey Folk had died out, but hinted that their descendants might have some information having to do with magic and the Vault of Souls. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Its possible that the Urgals were descendants of the Grey Folk, and their powers were diminished long ago, and their true identity forgotten. In the Vault of Souls, Eragon could find something that can return their powers to them, and he would travel to the Urgal halls to deliver it to them. If their powers were returned, the Urgals could rise up and take revenge against the King. Remember, the prophesy never said that the Vault of Souls would increase Eragon's power, only that he should go there if his power was insufficient. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I don't think the Urgals can be descendants of the Grey Folk, because a dwarf (I forget who) told Eragon that the Urgals came to Alagaësia like th elves and humans. They could have interbred with them though. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The Menoa Tree may have information on the Grey Folk. The Grey Folk predate the elves, yet the tree may be keeping a DNA archive on the races of the land. (Eragon, while trapped in the hold of the tree, felt an itch/twinge around his gut after he consented to give the Menoa Tree whatever she/it wanted.) Her second question to Eragon was what race he was, but another theory is that she was taking away his ability to have children, because her mate had an affair with another elf, and she caught them together being intimate, killed them both, and sang herself into the tree. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The mysterious Tenga might be a descendant because Grey Folk were before the creation of the Ancient Language and he did not use the words to control magic. Tenga lit a fire without the words and risked destroying himself. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is possible that spirits are descendants from the Grey Folk. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is possible that Angela is a descendant of the grey folk. She herself has said that she is older than she looks. And in book 2 she crossed the Vardens' defenses with "surprising flexibility" to poison the empires' soldiers. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The Grey folk could also possibly be the werecats although this quite unlikely. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon might be a Grey Folk due to his change. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Eragon might meet one of the Grey Folk in the Vault of Souls and he will tell him the word in the ancient language for magic? Because if I'm not mistaken the Grey Folk speak the ancient language and they should know all the words. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

So someone important has to die in Book 4, either Roran or Arya. Eragon would not leave so easily without them. As for the next dragon Rider, it has to be Arya, Roran, or Katrina. If there is even another dragon Rider at all. Perhaps the last egg was smashed on accident, and Eragon and Saphira leave to find a mate for Saphira. Something extreme has to happen for Eragon to leave forever, including the death of Galbatorix. I think Murtagh survives, but his dragon is killed. Also, what did the Menoa tree take from Eragon? That will be interesting to see play out. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Eragon's dream in the first book it mentioned "Silver-haired" people boarding a boat with two people that were taller than them. What if these silver haired people are the Grey Folk? (Silver=Grey Folk) Perhaps the Grey Folk are not extinct, but out of the known reaches of Alagaësia gaining back the strength they lost binding magic to their native language. After Eragon defeats Galbatorix (with the help of the Gray Folk?), he must leave Alagaësia and does so with his companion (Arya or the New Rider?) and the Grey Folk. If Eragon does indeed discover the true name of the ancient language and the Grey Folk are still around, it makes sense that they would know of his discovery. Which would possibly draw their attention enough to come back to Alagaësia. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 208.110.252.18 (TalkContributionsLogs) 14:54, July 17, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I personally think that the werecats are the descendants of the gray folk, as supported by their intelligence, their ability to speak to people, their foresight on events etc. Also, both Maud and Solembum were gray in human form! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.41.197.61 (TalkContributionsLogs) 16:07, July 22, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Tenga[]

He was Angela's old mentor/teacher, though we can only suspect the subject(s) of her education. Angela was thought to be very old, as Oromis informed Eragon that she stayed in Ellesméra for a time, and that she was a remarkable person. If Angela is "ancient", than it is assumed that Tenga is older than her (usually the teacher has more experience, wisdom, and age than the student). Tenga may be a descendant of the Grey Folk. We know that he had a grey beard, and was skilled enough in magic to cast spells without uttering the words aloud. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Tenga is suspected to be looking for how to harvest magical energy from fire and light. Eragon asked Oromis if it was possible in Eldest, which Oromis said that "logic says it is possible", but no one has found a spell that can do it. It is also supported by this quote from Tenga "I search for the answer!' exclaimed Tenga. 'A key to an unopened door, the secret of the trees and the plants. Fire, heat, lightning, light..." (pg 135 Brisingr (book)) —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Trees and plants get their energy through sunlight and soil, while fire heat and lightning are all various forms of energy that should be possible to harvest. It is possible that in Book 4 he will find the answer and teach it to Eragon, giving Eragon a huge, if not unlimited, source of energy. Oromis said that if that were possible, than they could defeat Galbatorix in an instant. If this were to happen, Eragon may feel obligated to leave forever, having become more powerful than Galbatorix ever was. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is possible that Tenga may not find a way to harvest energy from the natural sources, but to influence it in a way that would help Eragon. If Tenga can in fact draw energy from fire and light, Eragon would have a loop of unending energy. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
If Tenga manages that, then he could accidentally kill Eragon or Saphira, since part of Eragon's true name is speculated to be "Brisingr" or fire, or Saphira because the Menoa tree said that "Dragons breathe fire. Fires must be extinguished" 94.171.235.235 18:41, May 23, 2011 (UTC) Cat herine
It is also possible that Tenga could find a way to shut-down Galbatorix's magic, since it is so superior to Eragon's. However, Eragon might be forced to give up his as well leading to a very epic melee combat scene inside the castle.<--- Not denying this possibility, but I think this is wuite cliche. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It is yet another possibility that the energy that Tenga is trying to harvest is/or is related to the "true name' that Galbatorix seeks. I personally believe that this energy is the potential energy locked in matter and he is trying to release it. If Eragon had access to this power he would be able to instantly destroy Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It would be interesting if Tenga was somehow related to the Vault of Souls. Perhaps if Eragon spoke his true name, Tenga would give him something in return. He previously showed in interest in Eragon, calling him a fellow pilgrim. This could possibly be related to one's search for their true name, although probably not. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

The true name[]

Early in Brisingr, the last remaining Ra'zac mentioned that Galbatorix was close to finding the true name. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Just a thought to everyone out there. In book one Brom says that the ancient language has a true name and that if one was to learn it they would have control over the language and all who use it so maybe that could be the name Galbatorix is looking for —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 60.241.144.92 (TalkContributionsLogs) 12:33, August 29, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
One possibility is that the true name is of Eragon himself. This could give an advantage to Eragon because Galbatorix thought Morzan was Eragon's father. Galbatorix might have guessed the wrong "true name" of Eragon in this case. If so, he would find out his mistake eventually, because Eragon openly stated that he was Brom's son. Galbatorix would then have to revise his guess at Eragon's true name. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It could also be the true name of the Ancient Language itself. This would give Galbatorix immense power over the nature of magic. This would be a very difficult situation for Eragon to overcome in his confrontation with Galbatorix. Also, it says at the end of Brisingr (when Galbatorix is fighting Glaedr and Oromis through Murtagh and Thorn) that soon Galbatorix is going to become stronger: 'I am the greatest of magicians, and soon I will be even greater still.' This is a clue that suggests that the 'True Name' Galbatorix was searching for is the name of the Ancient Language. This could be how Galbatorix perishes. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
In Brisingr, Eragon meets a friend of Angela, who states that he is looking for something. Could this be the same thing that Galbatorix is looking for, and if so, will there be competition between them? —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
However, finding the true name of the Ancient Language would only give Galbatorix power over the words themselves and perhaps prevent people from speaking it. As magic can be performed without use of the language (as demonstrated by Tenga and the dragons), Galbatorix may not necessarily gain very large an advantage. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Brom told Eragon in Book One that the name would also give power over everyone who used the ancient language. That's all spellcasters and all elves. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
It could also be the name of Alagaësia. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Galbatorix could discover the true name of the Ancient Language and try to use it in a spell, but to use it could require too much power, as the name would control everything. He would therefore wipe himself out. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Galbatorix may be trying to discover the true name of Dragons, giving him power over Saphira, Thorn, the Eldunarí and any wild Dragons that may have survived. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Whatever the identity of this name is, it was important enough to Galbatorix for him to spend decades cooped up in his castle to research and identify it. He had already conquered his horde of Eldunarí, and then set out to discover this true name. It is most likely the true name of the Ancient Language, or some other thing that most people overlook that could increase his power. It might also be the true name of magic or that of the source of magic also giving him immense power. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

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It could also be the name that has to be presented to the Vault of Souls. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.118.68.126 (TalkContributionsLogs) 19:10, May 13, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Curiosity of the sword Brisingr[]

In Brisingr, when Eragon showed Oromis his Rider sword, and explained its phenomenon of bursting into flames, Oromis did something very subtle and interesting that most likely foreshadowed some of the fourth book. The only words out of his mouth were "I wonder ..." Now, according to other accounts, Selena's only demand was that Eragon be the name of her child. It's possible Oromis knew more than he let on to Eragon. All the prophecies will come together in the last book, possibly including a more in-depth explanation of why Oromis paused and contemplated the situation of Eragon's sword. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

This theory could be a tribute to the Harry Potter series, as when Harry is in Ollivander's Wand Shop, Ollivander says 'I wonder...' before he gives Harry an identical wand to Voldemort. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
In the first book it says that Galbatorix killed Vrael with a "flaming sword" or in other words a sword that was on fire Oromis might know this and that would be what caused him to say "I wonder." Though the usage of a "flaming sword" could mean he was striking many blows then killed Vrael. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Shruikan[]

It is possible that Shruikan was not completely corrupted, and may be freed from and attack Galbatorix. This could result in Galbatorix's death, or in Shruikan's. Shruikan may be killed by either Saphira, Thorn, Murtagh or Eragon. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

It is highly likely that Shruikan may kill Galbatorix as Paolini has stated that he based the story on the original Star Wars trilogy, and the Emperor (Darth Sidious) is killed by his greatest servant (Darth Vader), so this could mean Shruikan kills Galbatorix. (The same could also be said about Murtagh). Murtagh could kill Galbatorix changing his true name and freeing himself from Galbatorix's power. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Wouldn't Galbatorix's greatest servant be Morzan, though? —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Paolini wrote that Galbatorix killed Shruikan's Rider, and through dark magic and with the help of Morzan, bound Shruikan to himself. According to Brom's counsel to Eragon through Saphira's memory, Eragon could find some way to free Shruikan by discovering where Galbatorix overlooked a simple aspect in his spell. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
He may also have used Shruikan's true name and forced him to swear service to him in the Ancient Language. If Shruikan can change his true name, he will be free of Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
We also know that flying too high cuts the bond of dragon and Rider (or at least seems to). Eragon/Saphira knows this but it is doubtful any other Riders do, as Glaedr or Oromis would have not have left this out of their training. This could lead to Shruikan being temporarily freed and turning against Galbatorix. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Paolini wrote that when a Rider dies, their dragon also dies. So isn't Shruikan supposed to be dead since his original Rider was murdered by Galbatorix? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 106.51.37.255 (TalkContributionsLogs) 06:26, July 10, 2011. Please sign your comments with ~~~~.
Paolini did not write that, that theory was made up by the film team. Please sign your comments on forum or talk pages with four tildes (~~~~), thank you. --Weas-El  19:54, July 10, 2011 (UTC)

Eragon's dream in the first book[]

In Eragon (book), the following dream is described by Eragon:

"He watched as a group of people on proud horses approached a lonely river. Many had silver hair and carried tall lances. A strange, fair ship waited for them, shining under a bright moon. The figures slowly boarded the vessel; two of them, taller than the rest, walked arm in arm. Their faces were obscured by cowls, but he could tell that one was a woman.They stood on the deck of the ship and faced the shore. A man stood alone on the pebble beach, the only one who had not boarded the ship. He threw back his head and let out a long, aching cry. As it faded, the ship glided down the river, without a breeze or oars,out into the flat, empty land. The vision clouded, but just before it disappeared, Eragon glimpsed two dragons in the sky."

There are possible answers to who the two people are on the ship:

  1. Eragon and Arya on the ship, Murtagh crying out.
  2. Roran and Katrina on the ship, Sloan crying out. This is impossible as Sloan cannot leave Ellesméra, even if he could change his true name. (Unless Eragon or the elves approved, Eragon made the curse as punishment and Sloan could be released from it).
  3. Eragon and Arya on the ship, Roran crying out.
  4. Eragon and Nasuada on the ship, Murtagh crying out.
  5. Eragon and Nasuada on the ship, Roran crying out.
  6. Roran and Katrina on the ship, Eragon crying out. This is possible, as Roran swore at his wedding that nothing would stop him from settling down in Palancar valley with Katrina to raise a family. The ship may be leaving a foreign place and going back to Alagaësia.
  7. Murtagh and Nasuada on the ship, Eragon crying out.
  8. Murtagh and Arya on the ship, Eragon crying out.
  9. Eragon and Murtagh on the ship, Galbatorix crying out. This is also impossible, as Eragon's dream stated that there was one man and one woman. An unlikely solution could be that Murtagh just grows his hair out and boards the ship.
  10. Murtagh and Nasuada leaving together with Eragon crying on the beach because Arya was killed.
  11. Murtagh and Arya leaving with Eragon crying, because he was kicked out of Alagaësia (not sure on right spelling) and Arya and Murtagh left him.Dragons could be Saphira and Thorn watching their Riders.
  12. Or, the dream could just be an ordinary dream, and mean absolutely nothing.

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As for the two dragons in the sky, there are four possible dragons:
  • Saphira (highly likely). It was said in the books that the race of dragons was doomed to extinction. If Saphira died and was not part of the dream, Eragon would have been in a different state of mind.
  • Thorn (likely), as Saphira feels sorry for him. It's also possible that Thorn might rescue Saphira somehow, and she would then see him in a different light and show deep compassionate feelings for each other. Also it could be Murtagh crying out because Thorn had left him and gone with Eragon, Arya and Saphira instead of staying with him.
  • "Greeni" (likely, as many fans suggest this one is to mate with Saphira).
  • Shruikan (not very likely, but still an option).
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Another possible theory is that it mentioned the two boarding the ship were taller than the rest is that the Grey Folk return to take the new Riders and their dragons away. Murtagh chose to stay behind after losing Thorn and breaks down in tears after watching the people (he cared most for) leave. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Or the two people may be taller than the rest because the rest could be dwarves. maybe they are migrating somewhere else or it is an escort or guard that chose to leave with Eragon on his quest in another land. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I think it most likely that this is Eragon leaving forever. maybe because that was what the Menoa tree requested. it wanted dragons to leave the land. or he has fulfilled his promise to Saphira to look for wild dragons in other lands. or he came to the logical conclusion that the time of dragon Riders was over and that they must leave Alagaësia (which would support the other dragon flying in the sky with Saphira - if that's who it is- which could belong to the woman on the boat). in any case it seems the logical decision Christopher Paolini would have made when writing that dream as the story had not become more complex by then. it is the most significant thing in Eragon's future and so that is what makes sense. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
i think it highly unlikely that any Rider or dragon would separate. this includes thorn and Murtagh. so if the person on the beach is a Rider i don't think he would be screaming because his dragon has left him but because the people have imprisoned him (unlikely if he is the Rider as he could fly away, unless they forced him to swear in the ancient language), or he has lost his dragon and cant punish them (unlikely because he could always run after them before they go ton the boat... Brom was able to do great things without a dragon), or most likely, because they are friends that are leaving him. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
When Eragon's fortune was foretold to him at Teirm, Angela predicted he would leave Alagaësia forever. Angela also said that this time would come to pass no matter which path he chose. Whatever happens, Eragon will leave Alagaësia, no matter which choices he makes. But it is also mentioned by Angela in Brisingr that her prediction meant nothing, the prophecy of Solembum, however, was important and should be heeded. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Another fact to be noted is that one of the Ra'zac cursed him while he was in Helgrind that he would find no peace and would leave Alagaësia forever. This phrase is said a few times to Eragon, another time in Feinster in Brisingr. It makes the hairs on the back of his neck stand up. This could be because he subconsciously recognizes his fate. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The other people boarding the ship are almost certainly elves -- proud was a word used to describe the white horses the elves used. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── yes they are probably elves and Eragon looks more like an elf after the agret blood oath celebration. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 204.169.28.94 (TalkContributionsLogs) 15:14, May 2, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

What if the land was Alalea and not Alagaësia? That is conceivable, and there are a lot of possibilities that open up. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Most reasonable and greatest possibilities[]

In Angela's prediction, she told that Eragon will leave Alagaësia in a journey to never return, and also, that he would love one of noble birth, which is certainly obvious to be Arya. This might be the last chapter and scene from the fourth book, maybe resembling The Lord of the Rings in The Return of the King at the end, when Frodo leaves The Shire in an elven ship with Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, and Cirdan. For this, he was allowed passage across the sea to the Undying Lands, as he was as a ring-bearer, to find some semblance of peace from the memory of his past quest. Maybe, this will be the chapter of the Epilogue, after many years that Eragon have trained the New Order of Dragon Riders, and decided the have peace of all his quest in bringing freedom to Alagaësia, and Arya, his love (which in the third book, seems to have feelings for him, maybe repenting for rejecting him before and noticing she really liked him). In short words, it's very possible that those two people in the boat will be Eragon and Arya, and their dragons, Saphira and "Greeni" (in the case that Arya have Greeni hatch for her. She seems to be one of the most possible candidates, cause she's an elf, and also she already knows magic and is very wise, something that will save them time when the times come to train her). The person crying, might not just be one person but lots, cause it was a dream where he saw this, in the dreams sometimes there are used metaphors and signs, not expressly what it is means. Maybe the people crying will be Eragon's and Arya's friends that will miss them. In the case that one person is crying it may be Murtagh: for two possible reasons: 1. he might be mourning the death of Thorn. 2. he might be jealous of the happiness of Arya and Eragon, because Paolini said recently he's killing a character, maybe, after Murtagh escapes Galbatorix, he start having feeling for Nasuada and she dies, and he mourns her death as he watches Arya and Eragon. Maybe the person crying might as well be Nasuada, for the reason 2; maybe mourning Murtagh. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Other possible companion for Eragon might be Nasuada. And obviously the dragons will be Saphira and Greeni. But we still don't know if Nasuada is of noble birth cause it was never specified if Ajihad was a noble, or something similar. But nothing points towards it since Eragon clearly doesn't have any romantic feelings for her. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The possibility that one of the dragons will be Thorn seems remote, because with this dream, Paolini gives a clue that the companion of the person in that boat (which will possibly be Eragon or Murtagh, more possibly Eragon) will be a woman (Arya or Nasuada). And there are no woman Riders yet, so maybe the Rider of Greeni might be a woman. And it will be strange if Thorn (or Shruikan, which seems much more remote) go with this two people if one of them isn't Murtagh. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
If Murtagh is freed and hooks up with Nasuada then he would also cry out if Eragon was on the ship as he they were being torn apart again, he wouldn't be on the ship as he would stay with Nasuada, Eragon is likely to be on the ship as he is told in several prophecies (Angela, Ra'zac etc.) that he will leave the shores of Alagaësia and never return. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Another possibility for Eragon's love interest is Angela, if Paolini decides to be completely spontaneous and throw a huge plot-twist in, but i doubt it would happen. Paolini himself admitted that the character Eragon was originally based off him (this changed as Eragon experienced different events in the books) and Angela is the name of Christopher Paolini's sister. For Angela to be Eragon's love interest would make things slightly awkward for readers who know this... —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Saphira might not mate with any of the currently existing dragons, and mate with a dragon that is found in the land where the elves are/were originally from. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
But the Elves didn't know about dragons when they came to Alagaësia. that's what started the war between them. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
The vision could be showing the past. CP likes twists and that vision could be of the past that has some significance in the future —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 99.141.176.222 (TalkContributionsLogs) 23:05, July 25, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Solembum[]

It is likely that his eyes will turn blue in book four, or turn black if Paolini plans on writing a prequel. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

What the heck does this mean. And what does it tie into the entire plot —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
A: well I'm not sure about the eyes but prequel mean before the series (was that the question you was asking?)
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In Eragon, Solembum's eyes were red, a clue as to the colour of Eldest's cover, and in Eldest his eyes were gold, which is the colour of the dragon on the front cover of Brisingr, Glaedr. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
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I suspect we may learn quite a bit more about Solembum in Book 4, especially since the werecats are going to be more important to the plot. Maud states that "He finds it amusing to travel with the witch Angela." But for what reason? What motivates Solembum to seek out the company of someone like Angela and what might be his goal? Agent0042 00:08, March 7, 2011 (UTC)
Solembum mentions the Rock of Kuthian and Vault of Souls to Eragon suggesting that he knows where it is. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
this statement actually makes me curious because werecats are known to be independent, as described in Brisingr. Also, the book I bought (Brisingr) had an excerpt of the fourth chapter of the fourth book, (So don't keep reading this if you don't want anything given away) which was about this group of werecats that had an audience with Nasuada, because they opted to JOIN the Varden. Which is huge, since they represented every single werecat in Alagaësia. Also, Angela was present in Nasuada's tent, and as the werecats passed towards Nasuada they hissed at her and were very hostile. And when Nasuada pleaded for a magician to enter their minds to make sure they weren't under Galbatorix, they agreed only as long as it wasn't Angela. But Paolini didn't say why. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.118.68.126 (TalkContributionsLogs) 19:34, May 13, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
Solembum probably likes traveling with Angela because she is either an interesting person in her own right, or because she likes "to be where things are happening," so he meets interesting people like Eragon and Elva, for example. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Known living creatures of importance[]

The following may be major characters in the next book.

Dragons[]

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In a recent Q/A with C.P. on Random Buzzers (an online community), there was a question regarding to the wild dragons. The person who had asked the question was wondering whether there are still wild dragons left in Alagaësia, since their unstoppable growth may have imitating them with the natural surroundings (hills, for instance). Instead of answering that all dragons (except for the Forsworn's, Shruikan and Glaedr) had entirely been exterminated by Galbatorix during the Fall, he simply said "No comment". This maybe a hint to the fact that we might encounter more dragons in Book 4, the ones that had escaped Galbatorix's notice.
Since dragons are magical race, they could do things that totally incomprehensible to others, elves included. This could explain how they have evade from the Empire's detection for so long (Shielded themselves from the minds of others, becoming part of the nature etc.). And as for the question "If Wild Dragons existed, why don't they reveal themselves to the world and depose Galbatorix?", the plausible answer would be: These dragons are probably very ancient and wished to be left alone. Another answer would be: the ancient dragons are currently in deep slumber, or in a trance-like state which only old dragons could do (where has anything like this been hinted at though?), and therefore unaware of the world around themselves. The Rock of Kuthian is even probably a dragon itself, a one so ancient that even the elves barely remember it (Arya and Oromis found the name familiar, but unable to tell). Kuthian might be a Wild Dragon that made his/her nest at, or guarding the Vault of Souls. Maybe the Rock of Kuthian is the Eldunarí of one of the ancient dragons. the name of a dragon long forgotten.
However, all of these are just speculations. The reference to the question is here: http://www.randombuzzers.com/the-buzz/boards/topic/226/113755/?start=80
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If there were loads of dragons in the past, couldn't other dragons go out of Alagaësia for some reason, like they were bored of Alagaësia and went on. Could Eragon after he killed Galbatorix go in a search of dragons outside of Alagaësia that would last for a lifetime or smt.? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Emmer7 (TalkContributionsLogs) 20:39, May 5, 2011. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
I'm going to speculate and say, what if Greeni wasn't an egg. what if Greeni is a dragon, long dead, with an Elundari lying somewhere in the vicinity of du fells nagority or the beor mountains? the only support I have for the whole "what if he's not an egg" thing is the fact that his scales are crumpled on his neck, like Glaedr's, whereas if greeni was a newborn, the scales would be perfect, like Saphira's and Thorn's.
Another speculation, is that Greeni isn't in alagaesia. what if greeni lives to the north or to the south, outside of alagaesia? and... what if greeni is ancient (got his picture to back me up) so ancient that the elves don't know his name is really Kuthian. (could be possible) his Elundari could have been in the vault, and stolen by Galbatorix, who couldn't break his mind, et cetera et cetera. you see where I am going with this. 71.236.237.63 06:22, November 5, 2011 (UTC)

Humans[]

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Elves[]

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Riders[]

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Dwarves[]

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Urgals[]

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For an Urgal to be the next Rider, their race would have to be joined in the pact that currently exists between Dragons, Elves, and Humans. It is slightly more likely that dwarves would join the pact, because of Eragon's clan status and Orik's friendship with Saphira (a representative of the Dragon race), but neither of the scenarios is probable. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

Werecats[]

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Unknown[]

  • Tenga
  • The man who sees the lights - Eragon tells the caretaker of the cripple to inform him if there are changes in the mans wellbeing. Also, Oromis was a cripple and he was important to the story.

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Elva[]

Elva was found by a woman. She is given the ability to see in a persons mind and see what ails them. So she can easily find Eragon's true name if she learned the Ancient Language. Her parents are unknown so its easily possible that she is noble. She may well be the next dragon Rider. Kajalamorth 16:19, September 25, 2010 (UTC)

Elva is not of the Riders, but is marked with the symbol of the Riders. If she were to become one, that's something unique about her that would be taken away. So I just don't know. I don't think Elva's destiny is to become a Rider. Agent0042 18:29, November 1, 2010 (UTC)
Elva could be Galbatorix's unknown daughter... ooh, that would be crazy!!! Thaty Beal 18:42, January 13, 2011 (UTC)
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Possibly Angela, because in Book 3, Brisingr, during the feast of Roran and Katrina's wedding, Angela is the only one who was unperturbed by the presence of Elva. Although , I have to admit, the possibility of Angela and Galbatorix "hooking up" is quite off the line. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).
XD knowing Angela, it's still possible, though. —The preceding comment was added by an unknown author. Please sign your comments on forum pages and talk pages by clicking the "Signature" button or adding four tildes in a row (~~~~).

What do think is going to happen in Book 4?[]

OK, for all you thinking of what's gonna happen in book four, consider this:

Eragon probably won't have a romance with Arya - think of how many times she's rejected him. Instead, think of all the 'moments' Nasuada and Eragon have shared. Personally, I think they'll get married, but I don't know for sure. Nasuada's interests for Murtagh don't seem enough more than friends, and Eragon and Nasuada are very close...

Roran won't be the new Rider. This I know. He's already married to Katrina, and it's way to obvious to become true. He couldn't become immortal, unless I suppose Katrina died... but that would be awful after what Roran did to save her...

Arya might be the new Rider...I don't really think this'll happen though. I know all the signs (green eyes, magic, dragon) point to it, but I think there's a more likely answer. Remember the 2 women Angela had Eragon bless in book 3? I'm almost positive that they'll (one of them) will become the new Rider. Or Elva, but that also seems unlikely.

Oh yeah...and Roran's gonna kill Galbatorix. This is kinda obvious though. For all the talk he'll become king...I don't know. Seems more likely that Nasuada would be ruler, but I really don't know on all that.

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No, Roran couldn't be the new rider. Or Katrina. it just doesn't fit. Can you imagine one without the other?? I refuse to think that Saphira or Eragon would die. There would be outrage! No, Christopher Paolini wouldn't do that.

Arya may have rejected Eragon, but you can see how she's beginning to relent, so maybe..?

The new rider is going to be someone who has been in all books. Paolini has said that. Therefore the people that could possibly be the rider are:

Arya- very likely, but maybe a bit too obvious..?

Nasuada-maybe, but I think she will become Queen of Alagesia or something.

Elva- I hope not

Roran- Doubtful seeing as he is married to Katrina. He would have to become immortal but then she would die and that would be awful.

Katrina- same ^^^

Orik- a nice twist. The first dwarf rider. However, dwarves weren't included in the spell and he is King anyway so that would ruin that.

Angela- I don't think so, it doesn't seem likely.

There are probably a few more but they are the most likely ones.

As for Eragon leaving Alagesia, maybe nasuada will be forced to banish himbecause he is too powerful. I mean, she said in Eldest that something would have to be done about magicians... I hope not beacuse i really like Nasuada. Also, if Eragon is banashed or something, I think Arya will accompany him.

Perhaps Thorne will be killed?

ohhhh my hand is tired I'm signing off now :)

WE LOVE YOU ERAGON!!!!!!!!

87.232.102.184 21:01, October 29, 2011 (UTC)

torn_wings

Definately Arya. Thorn kept prisoner halfway through RW?--Gilderien Talk|Contribs 21:48, November 5, 2011 (UTC)

I keep seeing in forums that everyone thinks that the woman that Angela cast the bones for was Selena. As far as im aware Selena is dead. I just finished reading books 2 and 3, and i cant remember where it was but in one of the chapters when Eragon was asking about the relationship between Brom and Selena the book said that after giving birth to Eragon in Carvahall Selena left and died soon after. Im pretty sure its in book 3 after Oromis tellls Eragon that Brom is his real father. Anyone else remember this?

Also the part about the wall falling on Roran and killing him, i think is totally bogus. I mean what are the chances that Eragon cant save his cousin from falling rocks but hes able to defeat Gallby?

IDK who dies in the 4th book but my guess would be Katrina. This is just speculation but i think that the man and woman in the ship could definitely be Arya and Eragon... and the man crying could be Roran if hes left alone with no family..i think its possible she could die in child birth or a attack or something since she was determined to leave Roran once the baby is born and go live somewhere else. If shes not near Roran or Eragon she would be a target and in danger. In book 4 the details about the rings make me think that maybe if Katrina was captured Eragon would know and being compelled to rescue her maybe shes bait in a trap or something...what do other people think about the rings. All the details about them made me think that something is going to happen to Katrina/Roran/baby (Comment originally by 75.139.68.124)

This is so funny to read after I've read the fourth book. It's so funny to see how wrong everyone is. -Megan 69.51.82.222 20:25, February 16, 2019 (UTC)

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