Lord Varys Posted April 18, 2015 Share Posted April 18, 2015 Holy crap! If Beric Dondarrion has Targaryen blood, then Jon Snow - or any other Targaryen-blooded hero - could actually set his or her sword afire with the right spell. Stannis could do this, too. Mel most likely just hasn't thought about it yet. Burning swords may be trinkets in comparison to what the real magical heroes might be able to pull off. Drogo's spirit obviously recognizes Dany in AGoT when he hatches the eggs. In death, his personality is restored, the pyre set him free, etc. That is all there, arguing against that makes little sense. And, yes, no snippet of prophecy we have read so far suggests that the reborn Azor Ahai has to make a new Lightbringer or recover the old. All we know is that the historical Azor Ahai supposedly bore such a sword, and that he forged it in the third attempt by sacrificing his beloved wife. Whether the promised prince or the reborn Azor Ahai has to repeat that feature is not clear. I'd argue that Dany has done something similar with the dragons which could be a big hint - especially since all the other promised prince candidates have gotten nothing magical (neither dragon nor magic swords) in return for their 'sacrifices' or losses. As to Azor Ahai as a whole: My take on that guy is that he may not even have existed at all. TWoIaF tells us that there are plenty of stories about saviors during the Long Night - Yin Tar, Eldric Shadowchaser, Hyrkoon the Hero, etc. - who apparently have merged into one hero. But whether there ever was one hero or whether every culture retroactively attributed the ending of the Long Night to their own cultural hero is not clear. If this is the case then the 'one hero belief' in the East may be nothing but a later construction - 'Hell, you guys also believe that one guy saved us all?! Man, that must have been the same guy from our stories'. The idea that the Azor Ahai stories are based on the Last Hero of Westeros - who most likely was the actual One Hero who actually fought against the Others who seem to be living only in Westeros and thus ended the Long Night - make little sense in my opinion as Colloquo Votar's Jade Compendium does not tell stories that suggest that Azor Ahai fought against the Others/ice demons. Surely that important detail would have been deleted from the stories about him had they originated in Westeros to spread all over the world. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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