Apple Martini, on 05 March 2012 - 12:16 AM, said:
This logic may sound bizarre to a lot of people, but this is why I don't think the dragons will play the role you'd expect — because it's so easy to look at Aegon I and then at Dany and draw such clear parallels. The thinking seems to be, "Well it happened that way once, that's how it will happen again." But it's the fact that it has happened once that makes me think lightning won't strike in the same place twice. Do I think the dragons will be important, absolutely. Just not in the positive way so many people predict.
I still stand by my theory that I've discussed and defended. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. But I'd rather be wrong about something that's "outside the box" and not the obvious choice, than right about something that's relatively easy to conclude. No disrespect to the "dragons are Lightbringer" idea (I'd sooner believe it was them than a magical sword), just that I think the dragons are more of an obvious candidate than the Night's Watch.
I agree. GRRM seems to always think out of the box which is my main hesitation when considering Dragons as LB. I think that the theory makes complete sense, but at the same time, I never saw the "Red Wedding" coming, so it is safe to say that GRRM has plenty of tricks up his sleeve, which means until we know for sure, we need to look outside the box.
I also have theories about one of the Valaryan Steel Blades (not Dawn) to be Lightbringer.
My theory on the Valaryan steel swords are that they are stronger than normal steel because they are tempered with dragons flame instead of in a blacksmiths oven. (The books have already stated that Valaryan steel is harmful to the Others)
It is also a good explanation as to why the "secret art" was lost in the "Doom of Valarya" because there were no more dragons in Essos, or master blacksmiths that knew how to craft them. So, basically, that means that any one of the special swords (excluding Dawn) could be LB as long as it were weilded by AA.
Edited by chris999, 05 March 2012 - 12:33 AM.