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Game of Thrones fan theory says Winterfell is actually Lightbringer

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Game of Thrones is a fandom full of theories, and as such there’s little in the fandom that hasn’t had a theory of its own. Now in the latest edition, a new theory seems to be bubbling up is not about one character, but about a place : Winterfell. The theory claims that Winterfell is infact, Lightbringer, the legendary sword of Azor Ahai!

Now, let’s face it, the whole Azor Ahai theory has been done to death. The Azor Ahai theory is about a prophecy which talks about The Prince That Was Promised, a warrior (who was most probably called Azor Ahai). He is said to have saved the world a long time ago, and the prophecy said that he will be resurrected to save the world again. He is said to have a sword called the Lightbringer, and apparently it could actually be a metaphor for Winterfell, according to the The Justin Thomas Show. Check out the video, below :

Now, the story behind Lightbringer is that Azor Ahai used it to defeat the Walkers a long time ago. He forged the sword himself and tempered it thrice before it worked. First he used water, and it broke. Next, he drove it through the heart of a Lion, and it broke again, and what finally worked was when he plunged it through the heart of his wife, Nissa Nissa.

Now, as we know, the White Walkers have crossed the Wall and are headed for Winterfell, and the theory implies that that might be the final destination. First of all, it points out how the names of the places in Westeros are often way too literal. Storm’s End stands in harsh weather, Hightower is literally a high tower, and thus Winterfell may be the place where winter fell, that is the place where the Walkers were defeated the last time.

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The place also satisfies the metaphors. First it was attacked by Theon Greyjoy, who represents water, being an Iron Islander. Lightbringer broke when tempered with water, Winterfell broke when Theon took it and couldn’t hold it. Next attempt was made by the Boltons, on orders from Lannisters, hence the Lion metaphor fulfillment, and that eventually failed, too.

Now Jon holds Winterfell, and Daenerys will be with him, and while it’s debatable which one of them is Azor Ahai, and which one is Nissa Nissa, seems like one will have to kill the other for the one to defeat the Walkers.

Now, of course, the exact way in which Winterfell will be instrumental in beating the Walkers will be the key, so that is something we cannot work out as of yet. Either way, this theory does hold up well. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!







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Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon

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Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon

HBO just dropped the teaser trailer for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon, and it broke the internet as soon as it was released. The highly anticipated prequel series has been HBO’s top priority for quite some time, and judging by the reaction of the fans that the teaser received, we can assume that they were right to do so. Though we witnessed several details about the upcoming show from the teaser, and of course the recent leaks, we didn’t get much information about the dragons, hardly any at all. But the teaser did give a slight hint about a certain dragon, Aegon The Conqueror’s famous ride Balerion the Black Dread might not be there in the series.

Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon

In the teaser, we captured a quick glance at what appears to be a dragon skull. Judging by the size of the skull, and the thousands of lit candles in front of it, we can assume it is the skull of Balerion, who was dead by the time of Dance of the Dragons in Fire and Blood novel.

The size of the skull is comparable, if not slightly bigger than the skull we have seen in Game of Thrones, stored in the Red Keep. Another fact that points towards Balerion’s absence is that HBO recently changed the description of House of The Dragon on their official website. Instead of the earlier synopsis that said the timeline of the show being set 300 years prior to Game of Thrones, it has now been changed to 200 years. Balerion died in 94 AC, when Viserys I Targaryen was still young and hadn’t ascended to the throne. Hence it is very unlikely the dreadful beast will make an appearance, given that the series mainly focuses on the civil war that began after Viserys’ death.

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New House of The Dragon leaks might be showing the first look at Daemon Targaryen’s first wife

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Rhaenyra Targaryen

Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the main characters have been cast, and HBO has officially declared who’s playing who in the much-awaited prequel. With set pictures leaking quite often on the internet, the fans are getting a glimpse of more cast members in action. Recently, another rather unknown member of the House of The Dragon cast came into the limelight, via a leaked picture from the Aldershot set posted by Portal House of The Dragon Brasil.

One of the most common theories about the cast member in question is that she’s playing Prince Daemon Targaryen’s first wife Rhea Royce. This is how the character’s wiki describes her:

In 97 AC, Queen Alysanne Targaryen wed her grandson, Prince Daemon Targaryen, to Lady Rhea Royce, the heir to Runestone. Although the marriage was a fine, rich match, the marriage was not a success. Daemon found the Vale of Arryn little to his liking and grew bored. He soon developed a dislike for his wife, holding no love or affection toward Rhea, referring to her as his bronze bitch, a mocking reference to the ancient armour of the Royces. Rhea likewise had no love for Daemon, and they were soon estranged.”

Well, the armour certainly checks out, but other details about the character are currently under wraps. Who do you think the character from the recent leaks is? Tell us in the comments below!







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Recent leaks from the set of House of The Dragon point at Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon’s wedding celebrations?

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing with every passing day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any more info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans, as they’re left wondering and speculating who’s who in the new set pictures. Here’s one of the theories we have been pondering about looking at the most recent leaks, the crew of House of The Dragon is gearing up for a tourney being held for Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon’s wedding celebrations.

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There are plenty of factors that point towards the above conclusion. One, in the last few days, we have seen a few leaks showing a young Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon taking a walk together on a beach. Two, we recently had more pictures of Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen filming on set, one in Royal costume and the newest ones in Targaryen battle gear. Props for his dragon Caraxes were not spotted as well, and since he mostly rides Caraxes for a battle, it seems more than likely that he’s donning the armour for a tourney.

Matt Smith spotted in Targaryen battle gear on House of The Dragon set

Matt Smith spotted in Targaryen battle gear on House of The Dragon set

Also, there were pictures of a Targaryen camp being set up, close to the place where Daemon Targaryen was spotted in costume. There are not many soldiers in the view, so it doesn’t seem to be like a preparation for war.

Fresh leaks from the set of House of The Dragon show Targaryen camps being constructed on Holywell Beach

However, one of the flaws to the theory is that in the book, the tourney was held at King’s Landing, while all the shots above have been taken close to a beach. Tell us about your theories in the comments below!







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