There’s a prophecy vital to both the Game of Thrones show, and the Song of Ice and Fire books that depicts a final battle of good versus bad.
It comes from a fight that occurred around 8,000 years prior to the time in which Game of Thrones is set, amid a past White Walker attack.
Individuals in Westeros portray a “Last Hero” who will rise in a last confrontation. Individuals in Essos trust an old warrior named Azor Ahai. They say he once vanquished the White Walkers, will return for a last fight. They call their adaptation “The Prince Who Was Promised.”
The two stories concur that White Walkers will return and endeavor to introduce the long, and an extraordinary warrior will come to the rescue.
In Chapter 10 of A Clash of Kings, the prophecy is depicted out this way:
“There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.”
What’s more, in a special feature the Season 3 Blu-Ray, Thoros of Myr talks about the Azor Ahai prophecy.
“On one side is the Lord of Light — the heart of fire, the god of flame and shadow. Against him stands the Great Other, whose name may not be spoken: the lord of darkness, the soul of ice, the god of night and terror. According to prophecy, our champion will be reborn to wake dragons from stone and reforge the great sword Lightbringer that defeated the darkness those thousands of years ago. If the old tales are true, a terrible weapon forged with the lifeblood of a loving wife’s heart. Part of me thinks man was well rid of it, but great power requires great sacrifice. That much, at least, the Lord of Light is clear on.”
There are some unmistakable subtle elements that stay steady:
• A sovereign named Azor Ahai showed up at a snapshot of extraordinary dimness.
• He had a blazing sword called Lightbringer.
• The sword was produced in a the blood of a loving wife.
• Azor Ahai at that point utilized that sword to beat the “Great Other.”
• Then a prophecy named “The Prince Who Was Promised” was composed in high Valyrian.
• It says that Azor Ahai would make a comeback.
• He would be conceived from the line of House Targaryen.
• And he would use Lightbringer to save the day again..
The character most fixated on “The Prince Who Was Promised” is Melisandre, the Red Witch.
What’s more, Melisandre inevitably adds some more points of interest to the Azor Ahai fantasy:
• He shows up after a long summer, when the stars drain and the chilly breath of darkness falls overwhelming on the world.
• Azor Ahai will be conceived again in the midst of smoke and salt.
• He will wake dragons out of stone.
She at that point persuades Stannis Baratheon that he’s the Prince Who Was Promised. His grandma is a Targaryen, so the heredity part is covered. Whatever remains of the subtle elements don’t arrange so well, however.
He gets a flaming sword and he names it Lightbringer. At that point he spends the vast majority of his time on Game of Thrones quite persuaded he’s Azor Ahai.
But, as we know now, he wasn’t. He was killed off since.
We additionally learned at Dragonstone in Season 7 that clearly in High Valryian, “prince” is a sexually impartial term. Which implies Daenerys Targaryen could satisfy the prophecy.
Dany bodes well as the Prince(ss) Who Was Promised.
• She’s unquestionably got Targaryen heredity.
• And she was “conceived again in the midst of smoke and salt” in the Dothraki Sea.
• And she has actually woken “dragons out of stone.”
There’s likewise the likelihood that Jon Snow is Azor Ahai. There’s the resurrection. However, there are also a few likenesses between the Prince Who Was Promised and Jon.
We know that Jon is the legitimate child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and he was born under a “bleeding star.”
As Ned Stark takes baby Jon from Lyanna at the Tower of Joy, she seeps to death under the hilt of a sword called Dawn, a popular familial greatsword of House Dayne, accepted to have been fashioned from a falling star.
As for Lightbringer, well, Jon Snow’s sword is called Longclaw, yet it’s made of Valyrian steel, which is produced with Dragon fire.
The Westerosi rendition of the Prince Who Will Be Promised prophecy has a couple of strange contrasts. It’s recounted by Old Nan.
She says the Last Hero is somebody who set out into the dead grounds, lost his companions one by one, watched his horse and dog bite the dust, and after that snapped his sword when he attempted to utilize it.
The last legend resolved to search out the children, in the expectations that their old magics could win back what the armed forces of men had lost. He set out into the dead grounds with a sword, a horse, a dog, and twelve sidekicks. For quite a long time he sought until the point when he gave up on finding the Children of the Forest. One by one his companions kicked the bucket. Then his horse, lastly even his dog. In the end, his sword solidified so hard the cutting edge snapped when he attempted to utilize it.
Which could really depict Bran, if you consider it.
• Jojen, his companion, kicks the bucket north of the Wall.
• Hodor, who bore Bran like a horse, bites the dust.
• Bran’s dog, Summer the direwolf, kicks the bucket.
• And his spine snaps as he drops out a window as he attempts to utilize it climbing a tower.
There are actually many approaches to peruse all the dumb predictions, and unwinding them is tragically the way to making sense of the consummation of Game of Thrones.
Heaps of fans have attempted to make this prophecy work for different characters. Some think the Last Hero/Prince(ss) Who Was Promised/Azor Ahai is Jorah or Jaime or Gendry. The rundown continues forever.
Be that as it may, imagine a scenario in which we’re all doing this wrong.
Imagine a scenario in which Bran Stark is to blame for everything. Imagine a scenario where Bran caused a timeloop and screwed everything up.
In Season 6, the Three-Eyed Raven, the last greenseer, trains Bran on how to travel through time. Bran is a warg, which implies he can move his awareness into other living creatures. He additionally has a blessing called greensight, which implies he can move about the past, present, and future freely.
Be that as it may, here’s an imperative bit of this. The Three-Eyed Raven lets him know. “The past is already written. The ink is dry.” He likewise cautions Bran that the more time you spend warged into somebody’s body, the harder it is to clear out. You begin to overlook the fact that you’re in there.
Bran isn’t really a skilled greenseer. At the point when Bran makes a trip back to the time when Hodor is a youngster, he wargs into Hodor while greenseeing and accidentally messes up Hodor’s mind.
What’s more, there’s confirmation in both the books and the show that the Mad King, Aerys Targaryen, went made because of Bran’s endeavors to caution him about the White Walkers.
The Mad King’s last order was “burn them all,” which sounds a great deal like Bran was warning him about the best course of action with White Walkers.
Adding to the hypothesis that Bran travels back in time settle things: Both Winterfell and the Wall, the purpose of which is to keep the White Walkers away, were built by an individual from the Stark family amid the Age of Heroes, who was named Bran the Builder.
There are additionally various references to whispering Weirwoods in the books, which numerous fans have chosen are references to Bran’s endeavors to speak with the past.
So consider the possibility that Bran props up back further and further in time as an endeavor to stop the White Walkers. Consider the possibility that there was no first White Walker intrusion. Imagine a scenario in which every one of the predictions at the core of Game of Thrones are really a cluster of timey-wimey, half-heard warnings from Bran.
Amid one of Bran’s trips through time in Season 6, he observes the creation of the Night King.
Long before the beginning of Game of Thrones, the Children of the Forest were in a war with the First Men. The Children of the Forest caught one of the First Men. They drove a knife into his chest, and transformed him into the main White Walker, the Night King.
As Bran watches the making of the Night King, we see him flinching, back in the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave, as if he is being stabbed himself.
So, in summation: Imagine a scenario in which Bran is the Night King. What if the prophecies about the Long Night are warnings from Bran later on?
Imagine if Game of Thrones is really the narrative of Bran trying to fix stuff. All while the First Men and the Children of the Forest fight.
Bran has been returning in time trying to mess the timelines up. All that so Dany and Jon meet to beat his own self trapped inside the Night King.
Here’s a last piece of evidence for you: George R.R. Martin evidently told Game of Thrones Director Alan Taylor that Dany and Jon meeting was the general purpose of the series.
TL;DR – Bran accidentally turned himself into an ice zombie and spoiled everything for everybody.