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Fan theory suggests Jaime Lannister could be the Prince that was Promised



Over the years, the Game of Thrones fandom has had a multitude of fan theories, and it makes sense, considering that the delay between new material, whether it be episodes, or books, is enough to drive us to the point of speculating what will happen next, in the series. Lately, as we draw closer to the Season 7 premiere, and the possible launch of the next book in the series, The Winds of Winter, we have been getting to hear more and more fan theories, and now we have run into another one, which is not so new, but an older theory resurfaced. This theory talks about how Jaime Lannister could be The Prince that was promised. Read on!

The theory is about the prophecy of The Prince That Was Promised, which says that there there was a warrior (most likely named Azor Ahai), that saved the world a long time ago, and that he will be resurrected to save the world again, because well, their world is in dire need of it. The public choice for Azor Ahai’s reincarnation is Jon Snow, and there are some other, less obvious seeming choices, and the latest one is none other than Jaime Lannister. Mashable recently posted an analysis of this lesser known theory which has been on Reddit for a while, and they brought forth some good points.

Now, to begin with, the new life this theory has been given is because of the Season 7 image showing Jaime and Cersei Lannister, that HBO recently posted; specifically over the fact that Jaime now holds the Widow’s Wail, as we had reported. This seems to be the key for him to kill Cersei, and fulfill the Valonqar theory, and set him up to be the one that saves us all.

Firstly, it is assumed that the Prince That Was Promised is actually Azor Ahai, since they sound to be so, especially considering that Melisandre uses the two names interchangeably. Now, Azor Ahai is said to be “born from smoke and salt and was sent to make the world anew” and “will triumph over darkness will bring a summer that will never end“, and “death itself will bend its knee, and all those who die fighting in Azor Ahai’s cause shall be reborn.” There is a good chance that Jaime will be the one who will be going over to Dragonstone to talk with Danaeyrs Targaryen, and that he changes sides to join forces with Danaerys, thus triumphing over darkness (Cersei), and bring a summer (Dany with her dragons), that will never end (possibly suggesting their triumph over White Walkers).

Now, next up is the fact that Jaime, and thus Cersei, could both be half-dragons : bastard kids of Joanna Lannister and Aerys Targaryen. It has been believed that Joanna was raped by the Mad King, and gave birth to a child that wasn’t Tywin Lannisters‘. We have largely, till date, assumed that this child would be Tyrion, but there is a chance that the twins could actually be Targaryens. Cersei using the Wildfire could easily be seen as a nod to this theory, and so does the twins’ inbreeding, which is usually associated with Targaryens.

The next piece of information which could add to this theory, is the way Azor Ahai’s sword, Lightbringer came to be, is told :

“To fight the darkness, Azor Ahai needed to forge a hero’s sword. He labored for thirty days and thirty nights until it was done. However, when he went to temper it in water, the sword broke. He was not one to give up easily, so he started over. The second time he took fifty days and fifty nights to make the sword, even better than the first. To temper it this time, he captured a lion and drove the sword into its heart, but once more the steel shattered. The third time, with a heavy heart, for he knew before hand what he must do to finish the blade, he worked for a hundred days and nights until it was finished. This time, he called for his wife, Nissa Nissa, and asked her to bare her breast. He drove his sword into her breast, her soul combining with the steel of the sword, creating Lightbringer, while her cry of anguish and ecstasy left a crack across the face of the moon.”

Now, this just adds to the Valonqar theory, which will have Cersei die at the hands of ‘little brother’ (Jaime is younger by a few minutes), and could mean that killing Cersei is what gives Jaime the power needed to save the world.

However, as always, we could be reading way too much into all of this. What do you think? Tell us in the comments, down below!

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