There are a lot of theories about which character will come out on top by the end of Game of Thrones, but new revelations from author George R.R. Martin may have just revealed a big hint about Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) fate. Martin is getting ready for the release of his new book, Fire and Blood, and he just dropped a teaser that could mean Jon will kill Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in the Season 8 finale.
The new book reveals more information about Aegon the Conqueror and the history of the Targaryen family. When talking about the book, Martin explained how Aegon conquered Westeros so that it would be united against the threat in the North, aka the white walkers.
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We know that Aegon the Conqueror was not Azor Ahai (a legendary fighter who is prophesied to return some day), but his actions prepared Westeros to defend itself against the Night King and his army of the undead.
“There is a lot of speculation that in some sense he (Aegon) saw what was coming 300 years later and wanted to unify the Seven Kingdoms to be better prepared for the threat that he eventually saw coming from the North,” Martin explained.
As fans may recall, Azor Ahai defeated the threat in the north by driving his sword through his wife’s heart. The sacrifice turned the sword into the legendary weapon, Lightbringer, which ultimately drove the white walkers into hiding.
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Many fans have pegged Jon as being Azor Ahai reborn, or as Melisandre (Carice van Houten) puts it, the prince that was promised. If that is true, and history repeats itself, then it is possible that Jon will have to kill Daenerys to turn his sword into Lightbringer.
That said, Martin has been known to throw in some curveballs over the years, so there could be a few twists that enable Daenerys to survive the war with the white walkers. If that happens, then perhaps Jon and Daenerys will have some kind of happy ending, though it’s probably not wise to bet on that.
HBO recently confirmed that Season 8 of Game of Thrones will premiere in April of 2019.