And really, if Daenerys is going to die, why not take the prophecy one step further? What if she actually loses her fire immunity and gives it to her child, who will then be recovered from the flames after Dany burns to ash? Perhaps the "cold breath of darkness" refers to the ice breath of Viserion, which will be used to incinerate his former "mother," leaving behind her fireproof offspring.
Not only would that mean Jon would be plucking his "burning" baby out of a literal fire, but it would also mirror the fiery birth of Dany's dragon "children" back in season one — a fire she entered in order to be with Drogo. We don't want Dany to die. The notion of Game of Thrones killing off one of its most powerful female characters in order to further a man's heroic arc is far from ideal, but there would certainly be a tragic symmetry to it. After all, Azor Ahai had to kill his wife in order to create Lightbringer, and Jon's mother died giving birth to him.
And if she can fulfill a couple of world-changing prophecies on her way out, so much the better. Warning: Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones! The prophecy of Azor Ahai states: "There will come a day after a long Summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. You have theories.
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Cersei is such an established character, the longest-running villain, and I think she deserves a pretty epic death. To have Azor Ahai reborn with the death of a side character would seem strange.
The magic of Jaime killing his twin, lover and greatest love seems far more appropriate. I think my belief in Jaime has been a slow progression. I was initially Team Dany, but given her lust for power, she seems less and less a hero to me. It started when my husband decided he wanted to join in the fun and watch the series. I was happy to watch with him.
The first real clue was, on the second viewing, the scene with Jojen and Meera. If you read the prophecy, it supports that theory; whatever sword is being wielded by Azor Ahai will be Lightbringer. Why does it need to be Valyrian steel? There is no specific, dedicated sword to be discovered.
Simply based on the fact that Jaime is missing a hand, I re-read his chapters. Weirwood dreams are generally pretty accurate, and Jaime dreamt of wielding a fiery blade. One of the last really meaningful pieces of evidence I found was the Valyrian translation. Aemon hints that we should look out for mistranslations in the series and the books.
So, I visited dothraki. I noticed the words for lord and gold were listed one after another. Same with light and hand. Certainly, after this, I was pretty convinced. To be honest, I was sure this theory was already out there in its entirety. I searched… and searched. I read theories that touch on bits and pieces, but never the whole.
So, after sitting on it for nearly a year, I decided to finally write it down and share. And yet, Martin is obviously a master of misdirection and surprise, so I want to pose the question to you—how sure are you of your theory, and how much would it shock you if GRRM went in a totally different direction?
GRRM is a genius. This gets a little complicated, so bear with me.
Azor Ahai] slaying Others with a blade of dragonsteel. Supposedly they could not stand against it. Mormont gave the sword to Jon , so the blade Snow used on that White Walker at Hardhome, Longclaw , was technically pulled from a fire.
When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone. On the pummel is a sun which, yes, is a star , and underneath we see a good deal of blood. Is this the bloody star Jon Snow was born under?
Could be. In the books, there are other signs as well. In the books, Jon dreams of being armored all in ice clutching a burning sword, which he uses to kill his wildling girlfriend, Ygritte. In the legend, Azor Ahai forged his legendary sword by plunging it into the heart of his beloved wife, Nissa Nissa.
Plenty thought that if anyone was going to be a cool reincarnation of the savior of mankind, it should be Daenerys Targaryen.
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